What: Earth Day Volunteering Where: Socrates Sculpture Park When: Friday, April 18, 9:00 am–2:00 pm Why: Socrates said, “Let him that would move the world first move himself.” We’ve all tried to make a difference in the environment, either by recycling, bringing our own canvas bag to the grocery store, or by turning off unnecessary […]

Zooming north on the train after work, I feel like a kid again, giddy with nose-pressed-to-window anticipation, escaping to a skier’s paradise in the Poconos. Why any New Yorker would pay to fly to a ski community baffles me; everything you could want in an active and picturesque winter wonderland is at your fingertips in […]

What: Steel Train headlines in New Jersey Where: Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken When: Thursday, December 27, 8:30 pm Why: High-energy performances and hunky rockers. The best band you probably never heard of: New Jersey’s very own quintet, Steel Train, has been playing psychedelic licks with a blend of rock and roll, pop, alternative, and […]

At first, I took the train from Westchester to the Bedford Avenue stop to see for myself that a wind-generated environmentally friendly brewery did exist in Brooklyn. What I saw and tasted has brought me back repeatedly. T.G.I.F. every Friday from 6-11 p.m., the Brooklyn Brewery hosts its weekly Happy Hour for a devoted fan […]

What: Matisyahu’s 2nd Annual Festival of Light Celebration Where: Warsaw, located inside the Polish National Home, in Greenpoint/Williamsburg Why: Matisyahu – the famous jammin’ Jew reggae star – is moving his Festival of Light Celebration South to Brooklyn! Come celebrate Chanukah with Matisyahu and special guests Ryan Shaw, Trevor Hall, and Joseph Israel at these […]

What: The Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lights Why: This is a New York holiday favorite. The park’s winding pathways will be glowing with more than half a million twinkling lights and larger-than-life lighted animal and holiday displays. Discover what fun and romance have to do with the Bronx Zoo. B.Y.O.M. (Bring your own mistletoe.) Where: The […]

What: Trapped in Purgatory Why: Trapped in Purgatory is a re-creation of Dante’s nine circles of hell where tortured souls are doomed to live out their afterlife in limbo. There will be scary special effects. Visitors will walk through a haunted house where Satan’s rejects writhe around and agonize among vampires and cockroaches. Where: Greenside […]

Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world has numbed many of us to the idea of shopping outside of New York City. Until now, New Yorkers have had little reason to. About an hour north of the city is home to one of New York’s most undiscovered fashion centers, Woodbury Common Premium […]

Richard Serra’s Torqued Ellipse II at DIA Beacon

If art, architecture, landscape, and travel are a few of your favorite things, you might consider taking a trip to the Dia:Beacon in New York’s Hudson Valley. Only sixty miles (eighty minutes travel time) north of New York City, Dia:Beacon, a branch of the nonprofit institution, Dia Art Foundation, started in 1974, and is home […]