Category: Things to do in New York City

New York City activities, walking tours, sightseeing, theater, events and exploring one of the biggest cities in the world.

Rainbow Trout with Sautéed Ramps over Wild Rice

Ramps are only in season for a short amount of time during the spring.  They are typically found on the east cost (through the Appalachia Mountain region.)

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6th Annual Katra Film Fest Set to Take Center Stage in Brooklyn

There have been many film festivals that have taken part in the New York area and most of them are very similar in premise. Yet KATRA Films set a different standard where they look to present a unique avenue for all types of filmmakers. The creator Geoffrey Guerrero has been pushing the film series since 2012 and it has grown every year since. The festival is based on promoting tolerance, inclusivity, diversity and social justice.

Biking the South County Trailway

The South County Trailway is a relatively flat, well maintained trail that was part of the Old Putnam Railway line.  It is one of 4 segments from the train’s path that have been repurposed for public use.  The trail starts at the top of Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and continues north for just under 15 miles.

Harlem Classic Bike Race

Attention racers!  On your mark.  Get Set.  Cycle!

Father’s Day marked the 44th annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic.  A community event where cyclists of all ages and skill levels race the loop around Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem.   Races are between 10-30 laps around the park and have some decent prize money for the winners.

Harlem Rose Garden

GreenThumb Community Gardens started in New York City in the 1970’s.  These gardens are located throughout the city and while they are fenced have access to the general public.  The spaces are maintained by individuals who live on the block and have a range of styles and layouts.