If you’ve taken all the virtual tours you can and watched all 400+ episodes of Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting, you’re probably at a loss for what to do next. Luckily, some restaurants around the nation have taken to turning their parking lots into drive-in movie theaters for family-friendly entertainment. Now, Yankee Stadium is following that lead.
This summer, cruise on over to Yankee Stadium for drive-in movies, concerts and more, all thanks to the Uptown Drive-In Experience!
The Summer Experience You Won’t Want to Miss
The Uptown Drive-In Experience will feature live performances, movies, carside dining and games every weekend for those homebodies getting a little tired of home. Each performance will take place on a raised stage in Yankee Stadium’s parking lot, and patrons can just drive up to get their groove on with dinner delivered by local street vendors. Audio will be broadcasted to car radios, just like the good ol’ days, and family-friendly brunches will be served on Saturdays and Sundays.
The festival is hosted by MASC Hospitality Group, who closed up shop on the Bronx Beer Festival and Bronx Night Market due to COVID-19 concerns.
In an interview with Time Out, MASC Hospitality said, “Since we were planning on having the Bronx Night Market, the Bronx Beer Festival and Uptown Epicure Festival running this summer, which was supposed to start in May, we already had a lot of great options available. Everyone is so excited about the possibility of connecting sooner [at this new experience] than initially planned.”
Enjoy a show in your living room with these free virtual concerts.
How to Snag Tickets
If you live in New York, you’ll want to get your hands on tickets to the Uptown Drive-In Experience ASAP. No dates or ticket prices have been released yet, but you can add yourself to the waiting list. MASC Hospitality Group is working with sponsors to ensure the tickets are reasonably priced, so no one has to miss out on the best thing of the summer.
Can’t make it to Yankee Stadium this summer? Throw your own outdoor movie night!
1 / 26Shutterstock / J.D.S In the days of drive-in movies, short films urged people to leave their cars at intermission to explore the wonders of the snack bar. Those promised wonders were actually timeless American classics: hamburgers, fries, hot dogs, ice cream, pizza and popcorn. Here are updated drive-in treats perfect for a summer party!Taste of Home
Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky-high with your favorite toppings. For instance, peanut butter and bacon make them southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes,
a northern version. —Susan Mahaney, New Hartford, New YorkGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Loaded Waffle Fries
Make any dinner fun with my Loaded Waffle Fries, topped with a savory blend of cheese, scallions and bacon. I copied this family-favorite recipe from a local restaurant, and it’s great with hot dogs, burgers or by itself. —Jeffrey Viccone, Decatur, IllinoisGo to Recipe
Bandito Chili Dogs
These deluxe chili dogs are a surefire hit at family functions and tailgates. Adults and children alike love the cheesy chili sauce, and the toppings are fun! —Marion Lowery, Medford, OregonGo to Recipe
Grilled Sausage-Basil Pizzas
We love basil recipes, and these easy little pizzas are a wonderful change of pace from the classic cookout menu. Let everybody go crazy with the toppings. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, FloridaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
My husband and I like to munch on this while watching TV. The nacho flavoring is a zesty alternative to butter and salt. —Linda Boehme, Fairmont, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops
We planted strawberries a few years ago and these tangy-sweet frozen yogurt pops are my very favorite treats to make with them! The options are endless. Try using other yogurt flavors like lemon, raspberry or blueberry. You may also substitute your favorite herb for the rosemary—or simply omit it. —Carmell Childs, Ferron, UtahGo to Recipe
I can’t take all the credit for these winning burgers. My husband’s uncle passed down the special barbecue sauce recipe. We love it on everything…it was only natural to try it on, and in, burgers. Add cheese and bacon to take them over the top. —Rhoda Troyer, Glenford, OhioGo to Recipe
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
I can never get enough of this baked sweet potato fries recipe! Even though my grocery store sells them in the frozen foods section, I still love to pull them out of my garden and chop them up fresh! —Amber Massey, Argyle, TexasGo to Recipe
Grilled Brats with Sriracha Mayo
I am a Sriracha fanatic, so that’s what inspired this dish. You can boil the brats in your favorite beer to reduce the fat and give them flavor before grilling, or spread garlic butter on lightly toasted buns. —Quincie Ball, Olympia, WashingtonGo to Recipe
Peanut Caramel Corn
A sweet, crunchy, lighter alternative to traditional caramel corn, this can’t-stop-eatin’-it treat won’t stick to fingers or teeth! Wonderful for gifts, too. —Lois Ward, Puslinch, OntarioGo to Recipe
Personal Margherita Pizzas
This family-friendly supper is simplicity at its finest. Golden-brown, melted fresh mozzarella and a sprinkling of fresh basil give these personal pies Italian-inspired flavors. —Jerry Gulley, San Francisco, CAGo to Recipe
Quick Icebox Sandwiches
My mother liked making these cool, creamy treats when I was growing up in the States because they’re so quick to fix. Then I made them for my three kids. —Sandy Armijo, Naples, ItalyGo to Recipe
Barbecued Chicken Pizza
This pizza starts with a prepared bread shell and barbecue sauce, plus leftover cooked chicken. I simply assemble and bake. Often, I cut the pizza into small bite-size pieces and serve it as an appetizer at parties or potluck dinners. —Patricia Richardson, Verona, OntarioGo to Recipe
Buffalo Turkey Burgers
Celery and blue cheese dressing help tame the hot sauce on this turkey burger recipe. For an even lighter version, pass on the buns and serve with lettuce leaves, sliced onion and chopped tomato. —Mary Pax-Shipley, Bend, OregonGo to RecipeTaste of Home
These fries are always popular with my meat-and-potatoes bunch. The cheesy seasoning can easily double as a flavorful baked potato topper, too. —Maribeth Edwards, Follansbee, West VirginiaGo to Recipe
Lemon-Apricot Fruit Pops
With just 31 calories and less than 1 tsp. sugar per serving, these lemon ice pops are one light and refreshing summer dessert everyone can find room for! —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, IdahoGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Hot Dog Sliders with Mango-Pineapple Salsa
For parties, we shrink down lots of foods, including these quick hot dogs, to slider size. Pile on the easy but irresistible fruit salsa for a burst of fresh flavor. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, OhioGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Buttery Cajun Popcorn
Cheesy and spicy, this finger-lickin’ snack with just a hint of lime is downright addictive! —Beth Stengel, North Hollywood, CaliforniaGo to Recipe
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
What could be better than a tubful of luscious, homemade ice cream made with fresh strawberries? Having an ice cream social at church with more of the same! —Esther Johnson, Merrill, WisconsinGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Cheesy Summer Squash Flatbreads
When you want a meatless meal with Mediterranean style, these flatbreads smothered with squash, hummus and mozzarella deliver the goods. —Matthew Hass, Franklin, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Southwestern Backyard Burgers
Whether you’re in the stadium parking lot or on your patio, these Southwestern-style burgers are great on the grill. Sometimes I make six patties rather than eight because I like my burgers bigger and better! —Robert Hodges, San Diego, CaliforniaGo to Recipe
Curried Sweet Potato Wedges
Sweet potatoes roasted with curry and smoked paprika delight everybody at our table. The mango chutney makes a tangy dip. —Simi Jois, Streamwood, IllinoisGo to Recipe
Fresh herbs and real cheese make this popcorn a homemade favorite that will make you forget about store-bought seasoning mixes. —Dan Kelmenson, West Bloomfield, MichiganGo to Recipe
Sloppy Joe Dogs
There are so many different ways to top a hot dog, but this tasty Sloppy Joe version beats them all. —Kimberly Wallace, Dennison, OhioGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Rocky Road Fudge Pops
These sweet frozen treats are simple to prepare and guaranteed to bring out the kid in anyone. The creamy pops feature a special chocolate and peanut topping. —Karen Grant, Tulare, CaliforniaGo to Recipe