Long Beach Photo by Melissa Paltrowitz

Just 60 minutes from Manhattan by train, Long Beach is often thought of as a seasonal sun, surf and sand destination.  The reality is that Long Beach — home to singer Joan Jett, Taking Back Sunday drummer Mark O’Connell and artist Chuck Close — is full of year-round activities and programming. During the colder months […]

Broadway is a New York City institution. Like Fred and Ginger, peanut butter and jelly and milk and cookies, it’s tough to imagine one without the other. There’s just one little problem and that’s the sky-high cost of tickets. For fans of the Great White Way who live life on a budget, a holiday gift […]

Band at beach

Whether you’re looking for music by the beach or local brews with a side of fall foliage, these five New Jersey fall festivals serve up easy day trips from New York City. Sea.Hear.Now Music Festival When: September 29-30, 2018 Where: Asbury Park, New Jersey Head to the beach for a weekend of music on the […]

Apple Festival Photo

The combination of beer, apples and foliage make fall the best time to spend a weekend at a festival. Today we offer the second edition of our guide to fall festivals – this one focusing on our home state of New York. Hop on a bus or train for one of these five New York […]

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 […]

Brewery Ommegang

Cooperstown. This village in Otsego County, New York, is most widely known for being home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. And while we Americans take pride in our baseball, Cooperstown is also home to something else we take pride in: craft drinking. Though craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries have grown in […]

Lincoln Center_Fountain

Lincoln Center sits in the middle of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It is home to some of the most revered performing arts companies in the world. This vast complex was built to invigorate the neighborhood during the city’s lean and mean 1960s. It has several dozen world-class indoor and outdoor performance spaces. Lincoln Center is […]

Zac Brown Band at Bethel Woods

Despite its name, the 1969 Woodstock Festival did not actually take place in Woodstock New York. The event that would forever change history happened nearby on the dairy farm of Max Yasgur in Bethel Woods: a place which, so many years later still maintains its musical roots. That original farm site has since become the […]

St. Patrick's Day Friends

In New York City, St. Patrick’s Day is synonymous with parades and pubs. Yet there’s far more than having a drop of drink (ok, well maybe later). Many Irish immigrants have made their homes throughout its five boroughs and surrounding counties, arriving here even before America became a country. Then, due to famine and political […]