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The weather may be getting cooler but don’t count out a visit to Long Island just yet. Measuring in a 118 miles in length, it offers way more than summertime fun at the beach. Parks, historical attractions, performing arts centers and culinary options draw visitors year-round. The colorful foliage, with a its dramatic splashes of scarlet, […]

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 […]

As craft beers and spirits go, a pillar of cool culture has surrounded them in swift a rise to stardom. Brooklyn stands tall among them, a collection of reimagined warehouses spinning something like magic into their bottles. Brooklyn’s devoted craft beer and spirits scene has made it to the big leagues. This fall, enlighten your […]

New York City offers endless family activities. Whether flying on a trapeze, being stimulated by interactive exhibits at a children’s museum or playing pinball, NYC is paradise for kids. With so many indoor activities, there is plenty to do on a rainy afternoon too. There are many good options in and around town but we’ve narrowed […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Say goodbye to summer in style when you head to nearby Connecticut for one these six seasonal festivals. Eat fresh seafood, drink local spirits, listen to live music and enjoy the pretty scenery before you catch the train home. It’s an easy way celebrate the end of the summer and the start of fall. Mystic […]

Summer drink-Long Island

Long Island’s beaches, parks, historical attractions and culinary options draw visitors year-round. When it comes time to enjoy your favorite beverage, the entire island is a hotbed of breweries while the East End’s vineyards are producing some very respected wines.  The LIRR is a comprehensive public transportation network making car-free travel as smooth as fine whiskey. […]

Vegan dining is having a moment. Plant-based eating is a restaurant trend that is quickly gaining momentum. More restaurants than ever are adding creative and delicious meat-free options to their menus. A vegan diet is healthy and good for the planet. The meat and dairy industries are the leading causes of greenhouse gases and water pollution […]