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.)
The Merchant House is a taste of Old New York in the East Village and a place I had walked past a thousand times without giving a second thought that something historic was right in front of me.
This is a recommended visit for families and fans of magic. You can plan to spend about 1/2 hour in the museum.
The New York City Fire Museum is a recommended visit for families and people visiting the city on a weekend looking for an activity that will take about one hour.
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.
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.
Fall is the perfect time for a Metro North train ride up into the Hudson Valley and worth spending a full weekend day outside the city. With apps like All Trails you can get information on a number of hikes to easily plan your trip in advance.
The 6th annual Harlem Arts Festival kicks off this weekend. Once again there is a stellar mix of comedy, dance, music, food and workshops. There is no better reason to venture over Marcus Garvey Park on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the festivities.
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.
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.