Barry Goralnick’s Summer So Far

All at Sea: My partner, the composer-lyricist Keith Gordon, and I spent part of August in Truro and Provincetown on Cape Cod. Some of the time we were sailing on a yacht with one of my Harvard Architecture School friends, Marlene Newman, her husband Bill, and our friends Jim Bennette and David Cowan who own ACME Fine Art and Design in Boston.

Yachting off Cape Cod

Barry Goralnick spent part of August with friends sailing off Cape Cod.

On the Cape: Back on land, we had great dinners at three Provincetown restaurants: Victor’s, a fairly new addition to the P-town dining scene that features local and organic ingredients; Devon’s, which serves modern American cuisine and is housed in a one time fish market; and Front Street, an old favorite in the basement of a Victorian building.

Victor's Restaurant Provincetown

Victor’s is a relatively new addition to the Provincetown dining scene.

Devon's Provincetown

Located in a former fish market, Devon’s is full of Cape Cod charm.

Picture Perfect: We saw a terrific exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and MuseumRobert Motherwell: Beside the Sea, which presented rare work created by the artist in his Provincetown studio during the summer of 1962 until his death in 1991.

Robert Motherwell Beside the Sea at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum

PAAM presented an exhibition of work by Robert Motherwell created in his Provincetown studio between 1962 and his death in 1991.

In Town: Something I plan to do this summer is eat at Rosemary’s, a new restaurant on the corner of Greenwich Avenue and West 10th Street in the West Village that has its own rooftop vegetable farm.

Rosemary's Greenwich Village

Rosemary’s, a new restaurant in Greenwich Village. Photographs by  Daniel Krieger for The New York Times

The rooftop vegetable farm at Rosemary's

Rosemary’s has its own rooftop vegetable farm.

Rosemary's Greenwich Village

The interior is filled with rustic wood: parquet tables on parquet floors below exposed rafters. Glass doors are thrown open in warm weather.

Book Shelf: My summer reading will include what I hope will prove a great beach book, Girl Gone by Gillian Flynn, a psychological suspense thriller about a marriage turned bad; and one literary work, The Way We live Now by Anthony Trollope, a satirical novel inspired by financial scandals in 1870s London.

Girl Gone by Gillian Flynn

Anthony Trollope The Way We Live Now

On Stage: I will definitely be going to Bring It On: The Musical, which is based on the very entertaining 2000 Kirsten Dunst movie–plus my friend David Korins is designing the set.

Bring It On--The Musical

Bring It On: The Musical is based on Peyton Reed’s funny 2000 movie, which starred the young Kirsten Dunst.