The New York Times Travel Show

The New York Times Travel Show

Quite a Show Here’s one you won’t want to miss: an opportunity to “explore more than 500 exhibitor booths from around the world, enjoying direct access to global travel experts and exclusive travel discounts, sweepstakes and offers.” Head over to The Javits Center for The New York Times Travel Show, where for two days you can access “renowned speakers and travel […]

January 23, 2015 at 7:55 pm 0 comments

Golden Festival

Golden Festival

Photo credit: Margaret Loomis Travel to the Balkans without buying an airplane ticket. Head over to The Grand Prospect Hall for The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival – celebrating over 30 years of traditional Balkan music, dancing, food, drink, art and textiles over the course of two nights in Brooklyn. Buy your tickets HERE.

January 16, 2015 at 11:54 am 0 comments

REI in NYC

REI in NYC

GET IN GEAR Did you know that REI Outdoor School offers amazing classes and events in the New York Tri-state area through the winter? Ice climbing in the Catskills, practical tips on wilderness survival, and learning map and compass navigation basics are just some of the class topics on offer. Check out their schedule HERE. Don’t let the cold stop you. #LiveLifeOutside.

January 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

THREE KINGS DAY PARADE

THREE KINGS DAY PARADE

38TH ANNUAL THREE KINGS DAY PARADE For those of you in town on January 6th, put on your winter coats and head up to 106th Street and Park Avenue to celebrate Jack Agüeros, the founder of the Three Kings Day Parade and former director of El Museo del Barrio. Warm up inside after the parade at El Museo, where there […]

January 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

Tips from NY Xmas Special – Part II

Tips from NY Xmas Special – Part II

More for a Xmas Special in NY Columbus Circle Holiday Market This holiday market is one worth visiting before checking out the holiday windows uptown. Buy some gifts, get some food, and enjoy the magic of Central Park in wintertime. Photo credit: http://urbanspacenyc.com/columbus-circle-holiday-market/ Winter Village at Bryant Park Every December Bryant Park is turned into a winter wonderland. Come here […]

December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Photo credit: Danny Drake The winter solstice has come and gone, and that means it’s time again for the Polar Bear Plunge. Often in the name of charity, the plunge inspires thousands to jump into freezing east coast waters. Don’t even think of wearing a wetsuit. Here’s a list of places you can go: Newsday

December 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

Tips from NY Xmas Special – Part I

Tips from NY Xmas Special – Part I

Places Booker visits on the Xmas Special in NY – Part I episode Walking along 5th Avenue, from 61st to 34th Street One of Booker’s favorite Christmas traditions is to walk south along 5th Avenue, starting near Barneys on 61st Street, down to Macys Herald Square on 34th Street. This drag is lined with retail shops, office buildings and hotels decorated […]

December 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm 1 comment

Singing Christmas in NY

Singing Christmas in NY

The age-old tradition of caroling on Christmas Eve is alive and strong under the Washington Square Arch. Not a vocalist yourself? No need to worry. Just stop by and listen to “the Rob Susman Brass Quartet and revelers from all over the city.” Details found HERE .

December 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Xmas in NYC

Xmas in NYC

photo credit: Daily News There is a lot going on with Xmas in NYC. Here are three events we picked for this Merry Merry weekend: The 41st Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) at El Museo del Barrio Gingerbread Lane  

December 12, 2014 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Holiday Train Show

Holiday Train Show

New York now is all about Christmas. And if you are into tree lighting, carols, and holiday displays, you should not miss the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden.   This 23 year-old New York tradition is a miniature display of the city with trains zipping around many of our popular landmarks. The show combines more than 150 iconic buildings […]

December 5, 2014 at 2:00 am 0 comments