- The Surf is Open in Montauk: The next best thing to Chelsea’s Frying Pan will start taking reservations this Monday. Ride the LIRR to Montauk for a chill, no-frills weekend at the Surf Lodge. Or just stop in for the seafood at Top Chef finalist Sam Talbot’s Punch restaurant. Two lobster claws up for the local produce-filled kitchen and pond-perched location. [UrbanDaddy]
- Brooklyn Gets Green Gala and David Byrne: While Spring continues to throw climate curveballs, at least we can look forward to summer, when Celebrate Brooklyn! presents an eco-friendly fete featuring the legendary David Byrne—for free at the Bandshell. [Gothamist]
- LIRR To Leave the Tracks: State budget cuts mean New Yorkers will need to find another route for getting their filly/gambling fix at Belmont Park. According to the MTA, service will resume only one day on June 6 for the Belmont Stakes. [CrainsNY]
- Pedestrians To Rule an Outer Borough Road: Street fairs and lemonade stands will line the middle of Bedford Avenue every Saturday in June and July for a “Williamsburg Walks” car-free initiative. [BKPaper]
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.