There’s whimsy, joy, playfulness and grandeur at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) right now. And it’s all only a 20-minute train ride away from midtown Manhattan. Which is totally on-point, actually. ‘Cause we’re talking trains. Specifically, the annual Holiday Train Show at the NYBG. We visited recently, and we’re sharing photos and what you need to know before you visit the annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), a must-see for families with kids. And those who love trains, or flowers, or the holidays. So basically, like, everyone. It’s a magical holiday experience that you really need to have – this year, more than ever. All aboard, let’s go!
The most wonderful time of year is upon us. And you know what that means: it’s time to decorate your tree! But first, you have to pick one. And if you’re focusing on an environmentally sustainable holiday celebration this year, one way to contribute to the health of the planet is by going to a “cut your Christmas tree” farm. Preferably one where you can return your tree after the holiday for composting. If you’re in on this as a great holiday adventure, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 best Christmas tree farms to cut your own tree this holiday season.
With COVID-19 sadly resurging as winter arrives, lots of families are wondering what to do with kids right now that’s fun and safe, especially in the realm of the arts and culture. Whether its rediscovering the simple joys of the drive-in or taking a Thanksgiving weekend away, apple picking or pumpkin picking, there are more options than you might imagine for family fun. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has addressed the pressing issue of how to have fun and safe family adventures right now with a list of the best outdoor family activities for this COVID 19 pandemic era.
Even in 2020, it’s still possible to experience the amazing beauty of the autumn season in New York, dear reader. This week we went in search of a forest ablaze with fall foliage, pumpkins and gourds and a bit of pre-Halloween spooky fun. And we found it all in the Bronx! Here’s our report on the astonishing fall adventures to be had right now at the New York Botanical Garden, including fall foliage and a display of pumpkins and kiku chrysanthemums. From now until mid-November, it’s the perfect place to revel in autumn joy.
What are you doing about Thanksgiving this year? 2020 has been . . . well . . . trying (that would be a polite way to say REALLY SERIOUSLY AWFUL). And yet if we are lucky enough, we will still have the opportunity to share a meal with loved ones and focus on the things we are grateful for. But where? With the pandemic putting a damper on family Turkey Day gatherings this year, consider traveling solo or with your quarantine pod to these delicious, socially distant dining destinations. We’ve got the intel on where to travel for a luxury gourmet meal for Thanksgiving 2020. Our ace correspondent Jeanette Settembre has curated a list of the 7 best foodie destinations in America for the fall and Thanksgiving this year.