The Summer solstice marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
Today at 9:48 a.m., Earth will arrive at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt toward the Sun, resulting in the longest day and shortest night of the year.
Here are a few ways you can soak up every ounce of sunshine today:
Governor’s Island | Take a sunset stroll around this quarter-mile loop. Think: Picnic Point, but less crowded.
Robinia Courtyard | Soak up the daylight hours in this 3,500sqft outdoor oasis tucked away on East Wash.
The Edgewater | Enjoy the sunset from the lakeside patio, or head inside for a bite to eat.
Make Music Day | Spend the longest day of the year enjoying free live music at over 100 locations. Fun Fact: This is summer solstice music celebration takes place in over 1,000 cities worldwide.