Memorial Day Fun Recipes for your Sagamore Kitchen

Staying in NYC this Memorial Day weekend? Whether you plan on spending the time relaxing in your Sagamore apartment or venturing around NYC with friends, there’s no excuse not to enjoy some great food over the holiday weekend! Here are some unique dishes you can whip up in honor of the three-day weekend.


Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad: The perfect side dish to any kind of grilling taking place this holiday weekend, this recipe will be a hit at any BBQ or small gathering you are attending (or hosting!) this Memorial Day weekend. Visit the 79th Street Greenmarket and grab some homemade pasta and organic chicken for the perfect ingredients. This can be made in under an hour as well, making it just as easy to make as it is delicious. You can find steps for turning this dreamy dish into a reality an The Food Network’s website.


Pigs In A Quilt: Hot dogs are one of the most consumed food items this weekend. If you aren’t able to grill then try cooking up some mini hotdogs for an appetizer! These snacks are perfect before any BBQ feast. This recipe can be made in minutes in tour Sagamore apartment and ingredients picked up locally at the new Trader Joe’s– just a few blocks uptown!


Watermelon Sorbet: With the weather looking to be in the 80’s a cool refreshing dessert is the perfect treat for all Memorial Day festivities. This recipe from Taste of Home can be spiked or not served without alcohol. All you need is Watermelon, lemon juice and a little sugar and you have a tasty treat for all!


79th Street Greenmarket

Columbus Avenue 77th & 81st Streets


Trader Joe’s

670 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10025

Tips for Leaving NYC for Upstate New York this Memorial Day

Thinking of getting away this holiday weekend? Memorial Day is the first long weekend of the summer and it’s right around the corner! Our Sagamore residents have the chance to explore all that Manhattan has to offer daily, but a long weekend makes for the perfect excuse to branch out to other parts of New York State. Here our some places our Sagamore residents can adventure to this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.


Long Lake: Looking to get in your first swim of the season Memorial Day weekend? Long Lake is 5 hours upstate and far away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. This town is up in the Adirondacks and offers several places visitors can stay and enjoy some relaxing time off right on the lake. Books, music, clothes and more this little town has just about everything, ensuring you’ll never be bored.


Hudson: This riverfront village is a few hours upstate and the perfect spot for escaping the city. Very different in its own ways from nearby Westchester, there are plenty of places to eat and things to do in this quaint town. Stop by one of the many local antique shops, or stroll along the town streets to take in the unique architecture of the gorgeous homes and buildings. You can get there by renting a car or by taking the Amtrak train.


Shelter Island: Close by to NYC, if you aren’t looking to make the trip upstate head to Shelter Island right on Long Island! This vacation spot is nestled towards the end of the island and right on the water. If beaches are more your vibe this is the place for you. Settle down on the sand at Sunset Beach or grab that book you have been dying to read and head to Wades Beach on the south end. This island may seem small but with several cafes. Eateries, historical societies, markets, bike shops and more there is plenty to do.