September 9, 2012
Culinary getaways don’t get much better than this. Feast on the area’s best food and wine purveyors and explore the beautiful town of Saratoga. Proceeds go to Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
How to get there: Amtrak’s Adirondack route takes passengers between New York City and Saratoga Springs twice daily (trip is just over 3.5 hours). Trains run more frequently to the Albany, where you can hire a shuttle to take you on the forty-minute ride to Saratoga. You can also take Greyhound or Megabus from NYC to Albany. If your hotel does not offer a shuttle service, you might want to carpool with a Zipcar. Biking is also great way to get around Saratoga and surrounding areas, so BYOB (bring your own bike) if you have one!
This third annual celebration of all kinds of cool kites is a great reason to visit Coney Island.
On the second Sunday of every month, The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City hosts an afternoon of music, art, panel discussions and performances. The event is free with museum admission ($10 general admission, $5 seniors and students with valid ID, free for children under 12). For more information about the program, visit the website listed here.