20 Summer Potluck Ideas

Don’t be stumped by what to take to the picnic: Here are the recipes the staff of the Food section and NYT Cooking turn to again and again.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recipes, #summer-season

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Against Expectations, Southwestern Summers Are Getting Even Drier

The finding by researchers runs counter to a basic tenet of climate change — that warming increases humidity because hotter air holds more moisture. It’s also bad news for fire seasons.

#drought, #global-warming, #nature-journal, #research, #southwestern-states-us, #summer-season, #weather, #wildfires

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It’s Summer in the Ski Towns, 2.0

Last year, mountain resorts were overrun by travelers in search of space and fresh air. The visitors are expected back, but now the towns have expanded activities and plans in place to deal with the crowds.

#california, #colorado, #hikes-and-hiking, #idaho, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vermont

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Let Yourself Enjoy This Miracle Summer

Rarely does the news stop to focus on the good, because there’s always another looming crisis that demands our attention.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season

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Summer Solstice Brings a Day of the Sun Working Overtime

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical beginning of summer brought more hours of daylight than during any other day of the year.

#anchorage-alaska, #el-paso-tex, #seasons-and-months, #summer-season, #sunlight

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Delta Variant: What to Know For Summer Travel

It’s the most contagious form of the coronavirus so far. Here’s what you need to know before traveling.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Washington Will Open Up for July 4 Fireworks. So Will Biden’s White House.

The White House will host a 1,000-person celebration on the South Lawn, even though President Biden is not on track to meet his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans by July 4.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fireworks, #independence-day-us-july-4, #summer-season, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-dc, #white-house-building-washington-dc

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Summer of Love, 2021, in New York

For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young.

#love-emotion, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parties-social, #social-conditions-and-trends, #summer-season, #youth

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Europe’s Summer of Recovery Is More Fragile Than It Looks

An anticipated surge of tourism in Portugal is suddenly not at all certain — a symbol of the global economy’s continued struggle with pandemic uncertainty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #eurozone, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wages-and-salaries

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Fireworks Are Back in N.Y.C. Are We in for Another Loud Summer?

It’s a seasonal tradition in the city’s streets, but the displays might not have the same energy they had last year. 

#de-blasio-bill, #east-river-nyc, #fireworks, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #independence-day-us-july-4, #macys-inc, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #summer-season

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Consider the $34 Lobster Roll

The pandemic has exacerbated a price spike in the iconic New England summer sandwich.

#bangor-daily-news, #fishing-commercial, #lobsters, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reds-eats, #restaurants, #seafood, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #wiscasset-me

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Things to Do in New York: A Times Newsletter on Tips Returns

The Summer in the City newsletter has returned to guide you on making the most of New York again, whether you’re looking to get out in a crowd or escape from one.

#content-type-service, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #newsletters, #summer-season

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The Boys in Their Summer Dresses

Gender fluidity enters its next phase as men increasingly step out in skirts and frocks.

#dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #gender, #men-and-boys, #summer-season, #your-feed-fashion

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Summer’s Greatest Prize: Watermelons, With Seeds, Please

For many Americans, juicy, scarlet watermelon is a must for Juneteenth. The heirloom varieties are a sacred summer fruit.

#agriculture-and-farming, #local-food, #north-carolina, #summer-season, #sustainable-living, #watermelons

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New York City Is Reopening. But Some Aren’t Celebrating Yet.

After a year of cancellations and delays, some people are still cautious about planning large gatherings.

#coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delicioso-coco-helado, #florists, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #new-york-city, #summer-season, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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Meet the People Who Make New York City’s Summer Hustle Happen

After a stalled season last year, the beach buskers, bait sellers and heladeros embody the spirit of a city scrambling back.

#central-park-boathouse, #delicioso-coco-helado, #entrepreneurship, #new-york-city, #nycco, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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How to Keep Children Safe Around Water and Prevent Drowning

It’s an important safety issue to review every summer, and this may be an especially good moment to brush up.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #drownings, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #water

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Here Are Some Tips for Teenagers on Landing a Summer Job

Openings abound now but may go quickly, so it’s wise to submit applications soon. And don’t wear jeans and a T-shirt to the interview.

#american-camp-assn, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #income-tax, #labor-and-jobs, #personal-finances, #summer-season

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With Homicides Rising, Cities Brace for a Violent Summer

Homicide rates in large cities were up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year, according to criminologists.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorial-day, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #summer-season, #united-states

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Why Teens Need a Break This Summer

The pandemic has been the psychological workout of their lives. The next few months can be a time of recovery.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #friendship, #parenting, #summer-season, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Barbecues, Birthdays and Tangos: New York Parks Are Bustling Again

While Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer in the city, New Yorkers have already been filling the city’s green spaces, celebrating the joy of being together.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flushing-meadows-corona-park-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny, #summer-season, #van-cortlandt-park-bronx-ny

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Isn’t Just for Winter

Feeling blue even though everyone seems to be basking in perfect summer weather? There might be a good reason for that.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pollen, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #rosenthal-norman-e, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #summer-season, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #weather

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So, You Want to Mingle Outdoors This Summer?

Going to Disney World this summer? Or to your niece’s sixth birthday party? Here’s how to do it safely.

#amusement-and-theme-parks, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Caught Between Two Countries, a Minnesota Resort Area Still Feels Lockdown Blues

Covid may be waning. But businesses at the Northwest Angle, a tourist-dependent slice of Minnesota accessible by land only from Canada, still feel the pain.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #minnesota, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Summertime … and the Sloganeering Is a Little Awkward

Cities and states are spending millions to promote tourism as they reopen, but the marketing campaigns aren’t always the catchiest.

#advertising-and-marketing, #art, #chicago-ill, #cincinnati-ohio, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #de-niro-robert, #federer-roger, #greece, #hamilton-ohio, #hancock-michael-b, #hockney-david, #illinois, #khan-sadiq, #new-york-city, #road-trips, #slogans-and-mottoes, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Just in Time for Pool Season: A Chlorine Shortage

A fire at a chemical plant and a pandemic-driven boom in the construction of backyard pools are the causes of a nationwide shortage of chlorine tablets, experts say. Panic buying could make it worse.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stockpiling, #summer-season, #swimming, #swimming-pools, #united-states

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Manhattanhenge 2021: When and Where to Watch

Saturday will bring New Yorkers their first shot at “the best sunset picture of the year.” Sunday and two days in July will provide more opportunities.

#manhattan-nyc, #seasons-and-months, #space-and-astronomy, #summer-season, #sun, #sunlight, #urban-areas, #your-feed-science

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Desperately Seeking Lifeguards for Hamptons Pools

The shortage could mean a summer without water aerobics, lap swims and pool parties for children.

#east-hampton-ny, #hamptons-ny, #lifeguards, #southampton-ny, #summer-season

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Is the Montauk Party Over?

Dive bars are out. Fine dining is in. Summer shares are scarce. Town leaders are hoping to put the kibosh on the antics of seasons past.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #montauk-ny, #noise, #parties-social, #sloppy-tuna-montauk-ny-restaurant, #summer-season, #surf-lodge-montauk-ny-hotel, #swallow-huntington-ny-restaurant

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Mmmm, Tastes Like America

Sno-balls in sweaty New Orleans. Fudge cake on the Outer Banks. Spicy fruit on a Los Angeles street corner. This is what an American summer tastes like.

#ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #summer-season

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The Disparities in Access to New York’s Parks

Low-income residents and people of color have significantly less space available to them than residents of white and wealthy areas.

#black-people, #income-inequality, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #roller-skating, #summer-season, #trust-for-public-land

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6 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe This Summer

Shifting flight schedules, varying hotel flexibility and new tech: A lot has changed since the last time you packed that passport.

#air-france, #airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #cellular-telephones, #content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #europe, #european-travel-commission, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #resy-network-inc, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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The Return of Live Theater

As productions and festivals reopen this summer, it will be nice to experience some drama outside of our own.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-reopenings, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #theater

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Do You Like Piña Coladas? Meet the Hard Seltzer Smoothie.

Breweries and beverage companies have invented several new genres of summer drinks, both nonalcoholic and spiked, to keep up with changing tastes.

#alcoholic-beverages, #beer, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #summer-season, #united-states

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Italy’s Vaccine Drive Runs Up Against a Sacred Institution: Summer Vacation

The inoculation campaign in the country is speeding up, but it is heading smack into the holiday period, prompting fears among officials that some would rather get away than get a shot.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #italy, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization

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When a Summer Day Calls for a Beer

As outdoor life returns, the warm weather calls for brisk, energetic styles that specialize in cold, straightforward refreshment.

#beer, #summer-season

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Kids Can Be ‘Homesick and Happy’ at Camp

Separation anxiety may be harder for parents than for children.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #parenting, #summer-season

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As Restrictions Loosen, Families Travel Far and Spend Big

Newly vaccinated families are opting for private jets, luxury resorts and guided tours in elaborate new twists on the old-fashioned family reunion.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #family-reunion, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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The Youth Prepare for #Summer2021, a Glorious Summer They’re Unlikely to Get

After a traumatic year, it’s hard to simply flip a switch toward fun. But have teenage summers ever lived up to expectations?

#parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #summer-season, #tiktok-bytedance, #travel-warnings

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Did the Pandemic Change Summer Reading for Good? I Hope So.

With our calendars cleared last year, many of us found more time to lose ourselves in books. Let’s hold onto that vibe this year.

#atwood-margaret, #clark-mary-higgins, #crawford-lacy-author, #egan-jennifer, #king-stephen, #krantz-judith, #labor-day, #le-carre-john, #parenting, #pilcher-rosamunde, #summer-season, #tan-amy, #travel-and-vacations, #updike-john, #wilder-laura-ingalls

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Summer Is Coming. Bring a Book.

You have your sunscreen and beach chairs. Once you pick up any of these 24 books, summer can really begin.

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The Best Elin Hilderbrand Books

She’s the bard of Nantucket and the doyenne of flip-flops, outdoor showers and pink sunsets. Haven’t read her books? Start here.

#28-summers-book, #a-summer-affair-book, #barefoot-book, #books-and-literature, #golden-girl-book, #hilderbrand-elin, #silver-girl-book, #summer-season, #summer-of69-book, #the-identicals-book, #winter-in-paradise-book, #winter-street-book

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Luring Labor as a Beach Economy Booms

Restaurants are cutting lunch hours and gas stations are paying signing bonuses as a beach town’s boom serves as a possible preview to the nation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #foreign-workers, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #rehoboth-beach-del, #shortages, #summer-season, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

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‘Turning the Corner’: U.S. Covid Outlook Reaches Most Hopeful Point Yet

Cases and deaths have dipped, and vaccinations make scientists hopeful, even as variants mean the coronavirus is here to stay.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #states-us, #summer-season, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Traveling to Greece? What to Know About the Reopening

In easing its restrictions, the country, largely dependent on tourist dollars, has jumped ahead of a broader European Union plan to welcome visitors from outside the bloc.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #greece, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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Vaccinated Tourists Could Soon Be Allowed to Visit Again, E.U. Says

The bloc’s executive branch laid out plans for welcoming back leisure and business travelers in time for the summer, with inoculation certificates playing a crucial role.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-union, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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Summer Camp F.A.Q.: C.D.C. Guidelines and Answers From Experts

Do counselors have to be vaccinated? Will there be singing around campfires? We asked the experts.

#camps-and-camping, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #summer-season, #vaccination-and-immunization, #young-mens-christian-assn-ymca

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What I Learned When I Reopened My Middle School Yearbook

There’s no right way to come of age, especially for a child of immigrants.

#content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #summer-season, #taiwan, #youth

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5 Things to Know About Booking a Summer Rental

Property owners, agencies and management companies are predicting a busy, if not outright bonkers, summer.

#airbnb, #airdna, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #marriott-international-inc, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #second-homes-and-non-primary-residences, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #vrbo-com

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Summer Vacation With Unvaccinated Kids: Here’s What You Can Do

The pandemic has made it tough for families to figure out safe travel options. So we asked some experts what they’re doing this summer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations

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