What: Open House New York Weekend When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 12-14, 2018 Why: Open House New York Weekend is a citywide celebration of architecture and urban design. Now in its sixteenth year, it presents a deep dive into more than 250 buildings across the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary. Tours and talks […]

So you thought Binghamton was just another Upstate New York town with a SUNY campus? Once an industrial powerhouse, the city has been ignited by a new class of creative visionaries who are reviving culture and reinventing once overlooked spaces. A cutting edge festival in September may just blow your mind. LUMA is dedicated to […]

Long Island’s East End has a sustainable soul. Generations before it became a summer hotbed for city folk, the region was populated with farmers and fishermen who made their living off the land and sea. Today, many locals are passionate about maintaining the area’s agricultural roots. Here are seven ways to support their efforts to […]

Kadampa Meditation Center NY - Temple & Grounds

I had broken up with my boyfriend and lost my job within a two week span, so when I realized I had a meditation retreat rapidly approaching, I was more than a little concerned about being alone in nature with my thoughts. But as our train whisked us past the factories and grit of the […]

Bannisters Wharf Lights Newport

Newport’s 30th annual Winter Festival is set to rock Rhode Island from February 16-25, 2018. It promises plenty of frosty fun with over 150 events and experiences combining food, music, arts and entertainment for all ages. This year, the much-anticipated new Field and Forage events will be held on February 22 and 23, so ditch […]

Steel mill Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Unless you’re into blacksmithing, Moravian history, or went to Lehigh University, chances are Bethlehem, PA has not made it onto your bucket list… yet. Turns out, it’s ridiculously close to the city – just a 2-hour bus ride away – and its rich history is surprisingly relevant to our present-day city life. Much of our […]

The Frick Collection's Fragonard room

New York City is loaded with blue chip art right at our fingertips. The heavy hitters such as MoMA, the Whitney and The Met present big and beautiful collections that keep even finicky art patrons salivating. Dig just a little deeper and head to The Frick Collection, a lesser-known gem that’s a treasure chest of […]

Fire at Campsite

Every June, OutdoorFest transforms a 75-acre green space in Staten Island into NYC’s largest campground for a 24- hour experience unlike any other.

The Bookworm's Guide to Amherst MA

Amherst is the quintessential New England college town. Literary traditions are a big deal, so bookworms can expect to float on a celestial cloud.