· During National Park Week, April 17-25, all 392 parks in the United States will offer free admission—as well as family activities and special deals on lodging, food, souvenirs, and tours. [NPS.gov]
· If you like to tipple on Tuesdays, head to the Bell House on April 6 for Edible Magazine’s “Good Spirits” event; expect food from The Farm on Adderley and Palo Santo to be paired with cocktails involving Ilegal Mezcal and Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery. [Edible]
· Hail, Spring, the Brooklyn Indie Market reopens for the season this weekend, April 3rd and 4th, in Carroll Gardens. [BIM]
· Mark your calendars for the Bikes and Bluegrass Festival–coming to the banks of the Delaware River in Frenchtown on May 8—where there will be music by Blues legend Bill Sims Jr., and for two-wheeled tourists, free shipping on purchases made at the outdoor art show. [ArtoftheBike]
· A new modern Dominican restaurant, Gabbana, will be opening near Citi Field in Corona, Queens in May. [oM]
· Electric car company THINK will be bringing its zero local emission vehicles to NYC in early 2011, and will play a part in the PlaNYC sustainability program to reduce the city’s greenhouse gases by 30 percent by 2030. [GreenAutoBlog]
Photo: Courtesy of Washington National Park Fund
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.