Hope you all had a relaxing weekend! If it were up to Jamie, the nation would have a whole week off for the 4th of July, her absolute favorite holiday. But if you don't have the week off, here are some links to get you to 5 p.m on Thursday then kickback and enjoy the fireworks, hot dogs and cold budweisers!
Why you should root for Nigeria in the World Cup.
NPR's favorite songs of the year so far.
Jamie hasn't made it past the lines yet at Kara Walker's sugar installations at the defunct Domino Sugar Refining Plant in Williamsburg this weekend. Only a few more days to check it out!
Speak of the 'burg -we want a staycation at one of the cabins at the Urban Cowboy B&B smack in the middle of Brooklyn.
A textured summer braid.
NY Times deconstructs the perfect burger just in time for the fourth. Do you like a pub style or diner style? I never knew there were names for the different styles! I'm a diner style girl, myself.
A few of our favorite things: Patti Smith, art and the Rockaways. A wonderful festival by MoMA PS1 to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden after a long and still ongoing recovery. A place that is dear to our hearts - Rockaway!
And if you missed our watermelon bonanza here at Chasing Saturdays: