The Perks Of Central Park!
Le Pain Quotidien, 1131 Madison Avenue
Grab a seat at their communal farm tables and enjoy the chocolate croissants, fresh bread and fruit jams, and a big bowl of coffee to start your day!
Wander over to the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art and check out the following: The amazing roof garden, which features a different artist each summer and beautiful views of Central Park and the cityscape. The Temple of Dendur, a fully reconstructed Egyptian temple. The Studiolo from the Ducal Palace, a reconstructed Italian Renaissance studio made entirely of a fascinating wood-inlay technique.
Wander into the 76th Street and 5th Avenue entrance of Central Park. Spend your afternoon lazily walking around and enjoying its sights, including: The Alice in Wonderland statue, which is on Conservatory Water, a pond where you can sail model boats to your heart's content. The regal Bethesda Fountain and Plaza, where you can enjoy several troubadours. Walk through the Mall and head for a ride on the famous Carousel. Wrap up your afternoon by renting a rowboat by The Boathouse.
Sant Ambroeus, 1000 Madison Avenue
Give your legs a rest from your Central Park jaunt by getting an afternoon coffee and pastry at the star-studded Sant Ambroeus on Madison Avenue.
Shakespeare in the Park
After finishing your picnic dinner, watch a dramatic and enjoyable rendering of a Shakespeare classic under the summer night sky at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. (tip: Get tickets in advance the night before online!).
Boat Basin Cafe
Cap off your cultural evening with a drink at the sunken outdoor bar off of Central Park's west side, the Boat Basin Cafe.