summer

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Escape the city for the weekend without going too far this weekend with the 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. See some of the world’s best sand sculptors, who will put their amazing skills on full display. Last year’s festival drew a million attendees, and this...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:17am

Experts say you sleep better in summer for these two reasons

Anyone could use some good sleep tips, especially in the heat of summer. According to data collected between 2016 and 2018 from the tracker and alarm clock app Sleep Cycle, people slumber better in the summer months compared to any other season — but it's not about the heat per say...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 5:25pm

How to host a perfect New England clambake

The New England clambake in all its meaty crustacean goodness is the perfect summertime feast for seafood lovers. What's better than cracking open a few lobsters while enjoying the warm weather with friends and family? We asked David Delancey, owner of the famed Lobster Trap in Bourne, for his...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:43am

8 summer health concerns to watch out for

Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson once said, “Summer means happy times and good sunshine.” And while we sure won't argue with that, summer is not without a few hiccups. And no, we’re not just talking about tripping out of your flip-flops or that inevitable sunburn you’...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 5:01am

Be one of the cool kids at NYC's official (and free!) Cool Pools

Glamorous swimming pools are a bit of a trend in New York City, and to keep up the Parks Department has decided to give five of its outdoor pools a makeover. New York City’s outdoor public pools reopen for Summer 2018 on June 27, and while you have your pick of 53 public pools across the...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 11:20am

Wearing flip flops this summer? You may want to think again

When the weather’s hot and you’re rushing out the door, it's a no-brainer to choose flip flops — they are, after all, the go-to summer shoe. But, your favorite thong slip-ons are one of the causes of heel pain, and they can do damage if you're not careful. We broke down...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:40pm

Is watermelon a berry? This summer fruit is not what it seems

Summer is a time for waves — of the heat variety and ones crashing to shore — and, most importantly, good eats and summer fruit. New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells perfectly described watermelon — the pivotal part of any barbeque — as "social by nature"...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 5:29pm

What is the summer solstice?

The summer solstice is today, June 21 — which, for many, is a time of celebration. There are local music festivals and other outdoor activities in its honor. Dunkin Donuts is even offering free bottle service. But, what’s all the hype about? And what is the summer solstice, anyway?...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 1:38pm

Here's the schedule for Bryant Park Movie Nights 2018

Watching a movie in Bryant Park should be on everyone’s summer bucket list, and if you’ve been missing out this year’s lineup will seal the deal. Beginning June 18, movies under the stars are back on the Bryant Park lawn with a new curator, Vulture, bringing a list of cult...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 5:53pm

Worried about summer allergies? Write this down

Spring allergies have been particularly brutal this season. The reason? "We’ve had an unusually cold April, followed by a sudden hot spell that caused trees, grass and weeds to bloom and release bursts of pollen all together," Dr. Gregory Levitin, from the NY Eye and Ear...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:32pm

Yes, you can get seasonal affective disorder in the summer

Most people who have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — a recurring pattern of low energy and mood — experience it in the winter. It makes sense: shorter days and less sunshine is already a recipe for blues in those who aren’t prone to depressive episodes. But, contrary to...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:13pm

Everything you need to know about jellyfish stings to stay safe this summer

Around 150 million people experience jellyfish stings every year — and over 810 beach-goers in Florida's Volusia County were treated for jellyfish stings this past Saturday into Monday alone. Jellyfish stings are painful, and in the most severe cases, deadly. Symptoms include...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

How to spot dog heat stroke symptoms

Much of the United States seemed to go directly from a brutally cold winter to brutal summer temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, areas of the United States tied — or broke — nearly 8,6000 daily heat records in May. During these days we tend...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:51am

5 summer outdoor essentials you need for your backyard

Now that Memorial Day is behind us, it's time to dream about backyard barbeques, quick escapes to the shore and friendly badminton matches at the neighbor’s house. Summertime is the season to make the most out of your outdoor living space. Aside from friends, tunes and food, here are...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:23am

Summer TV shows 2018: 10 series you have to watch

If you’ve been having trouble keeping up with all the latest TV shows, you’re not alone. Critics and other industry professionals have had a hard time learning about and cataloguing - let alone watching - all the new and continuing series the networks have to offer. Yet each year brings...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:00am

Rosé owns summer so every drink now comes in a rosé flavor

Rosé isn’t just a summer beverage — it is THE summer beverage. Sales of pink wine have grown by 53% between the summers of 2016 and 2017, while the rest of the wine world posted just a 4% rise, according to analytics firm Nielsen (yes, the TV ratings people also care about what wine you...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:25am

Here's a friendly reminder about summer skin care

Skin Cancer Awareness month may be winding down, but with the dog days of summer approaching on its heels, now might be a good time to think about your summer skincare routine. Look, we all know the sun is bad for our skin, but with skin cancer — specifically basal cell carcinomas and...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:02am

Pretty much everywhere it's gonna be hot, says Farmers' Almanac summer 2018 predictions

We have some good news if you’ve had it with the frigid cold temperatures that plagued us during the winter and spring: The Farmers' Almanac summer 2018 prediction says it’s going to be a hot one. All together now: Yay! The Farmers' Almanac summer 2018 outlook shows "...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 1:14pm

Pickle juice slushes are coming to Sonic

A  pickle juice drink in the form of a slush is coming to Sonic just in time for the summer. Sonic Drive-in the popular fast-food chain has announced they are rolling out a pickle juice slush nationwide in June. Food & Wine reports the new drink is “surprisingly delicious”...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:31am

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm