Summer is the season of pleasant weather, family gatherings, long days and short nights. And it’s the perfect season to explore new places, meet new people and perhaps learn a new craft. All across the United States there are plenty of events just waiting for people like you to come and experience them. Here are five you might want to put on your list.
Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge 2015 (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)
If you’re interested in catching up with old friends, mastering your golf and tennis swing and feeling rejuvenated after a spa treatment, then the Black Enterprise Golf and Tennis Challenge is the perfect place for you! It’s happening this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6, 2015 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Spend that Friday soaking up Caribbean vibes with the “Queen of Soca,” Alison Hinds. You’ve never had so many fun options in just four days. Hope to see you there!
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City, Missouri)
If you’re interested in the finest visual arts, diverse cultures, and you love all things free, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is your must-see destination. Located in Kansas City Missouri, museum functions as a fundamental resource in the social, cultural, and educational life of the community. Currently maintaining collections of more than 35,000 works of art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum is recognized internationally as one of the finest general art museums in the United States. Can’t make it to Kansas City this summer? No worries! There’s an online collection in which some of the images are available for you to experience virtually.
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (Brooklyn, New York)
According to the website, “Our aim is to highlight hip-hop’s legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change.” Wes Jackson created the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival in 2005. With headliners such as Q-Tip, KRS-One, Lupe Fiasco, Brand Nubian, and Busta Rhymes, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival has embodied the true essence of the ’70s and ’80s counterculture that became mainstream. The Festival, held in July, draws a sizable audience and connects younger and older generations.
Woodloch Resort (Poconos, Pennsylvania)
Take a weekend off with your loved ones and relax at Woodloch Resort. Located in the Poconos, the Woodloch allows families to spend quality time while enjoying various activities during their stay. Want to become one with nature? Woodloch hosts nature excursions, outdoor fitness classes, waterskiing, a “Summer Olympics” and more. With the many activity packages that are available, your experience at Woodloch will be a unique and fulfilling one for the whole family.
Disneyland (Anaheim, California)
Another surefire family hit, Disneyland is a destination for everyone. This July marked Disney’s 60th anniversary. People of all ages and from around the world come together every summer to experience the incomparable magic of Disney. During their Diamond (60-year) Celebration, your favorite Disney characters magically converted into special diamond-enhanced versions.
–written by Tara Strigler