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Aditi Banga

Aditi's Perfect Days

The Perks Of Central Park!

    • Morning
      • 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!
      • Metropolitan Museum

      • 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.
    • Afternoon
      • Via Quadronno Cafe

      • Enjoy delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads at the elegant Via Quadronno, right off of Fifth Avenue and Central Park. Save room for their gelato!
      • Central Park

      • 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.
    • Evening
      • Dean & Deluca, 1150 Madison Avenue

      • A few blocks up on Madison Avenue, pick up a picnic dinner at Dean & Deluca that you can enjoy on Cedar Hill in Central Park.
      • 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!).
    • Night
      • 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.

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