What to Do This Weekend

By | June 18, 2021

At Home and Away

What to Do This Weekend

Juneteenth and Father’s Day.

Credit…Holly Stapleton

Welcome. Saturday is Juneteenth, Sunday is Father’s Day and at 11:32 p.m. Eastern on Sunday night, summer officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere. How will you spend the weekend? Here are some ideas for making it a full and cultured one, whether you’re at home, away or some combination of the two.

  • During quarantine, a number of white-noise generators sprung up allowing you to recreate sounds of un-locked-down life. I recommended “I Miss My Bar,” which let you experience the clinking and chattering of your favorite watering hole even if you couldn’t be there physically. Now, as many prepare to return to the office, there is “Homesick Sounds,” which lets you create bespoke mash-ups of at-home noises like “Baby (Awake),” “Mowing the Lawn” and “What’s That Beep?”

  • Be Sinna Nasseri’s plus one at a “clandestine pop-up jazz speakeasy” in Midtown Manhattan.

  • And here’s Brittany Howard performing “Baby” live at Ryman Auditorium.

When does summer begin for you? Is it when the solstice arrives? When school ends? When you turn the air conditioner on for the first time? (Or when you realize you haven’t turned it off in days?) Write to us: athome@nytimes.com. Include your full name and location and we might feature your story in a future newsletter. We’re At Home and Away. We’ll read every letter sent. More ideas for leading a full and cultured life, at home and away, appear below. I’ll see you next week.

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