Cultural Arts Center in historic buildings
$5 Adults, $4 Students/Seniors, Free for Children Under 12
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY
Home of 26 historical buildings, nine botanical gardens, a two-acre urban farm and 10 acres of wetland, Snug harbor is known as a place where history, architecture, visual arts, theatre, dance, music and environment come together to create a something enjoyable for all ages. Be sure to check the website for a full listing of upcoming events.
Upstate Gourmet Farm to Table
Blue Hill at Stone Farms
630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, New York 10591
Sunday 1:00 PM-10PM
Reservations are a must at Blue Hill. Attire is elegant, jackets required for men and shorts are not permitted. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, as well as private dining for up to 14. Dining for special events accommodates 40-260 guests. There is not a children’s menu.
711 Peaceful Valley Road
North Creek, New York 12853
Enjoy a scenic, full-day trip along 17 miles of class III-IV rapids through the heart of the Adirondack Park. Price includes: wetsuit, swim booties, lunch and dinner. For every party of eight, one person is free. Beaverbrook advises all parties to call ahead and book your trip in advance because their tours fill up very quickly once the nice weather hits.
Zipline Canopy Tours
$89-$119 per person
64 Klein Ave &23a
Hunter, New York 12442
Beginning with a chairlift ride, experience the longest, fastest zip line tour in North America, or simply enjoy the scenic Catskills from 60 feet above ground walking the canopy. Safety and training classes provided before take off. This is a great family trip since kids of all ages will have a fun adventure flying over Hunter Mountain.
Whiskey Tasting and Distillery Tours
Hudson Whisky Distillery
14 Grismill Ln
Gardiner, New York 12525
From grain to glass, enjoy the handcrafted spirits Hudson Distillery has to offer. Considered the best distillery in 2010 by both the American Distilling Institute and Food and Wine Magazine, Hudson was founded by New Yorkers who take great pride in collaborating with local upstate farmers to create full-bodied whiskeys while leaving a smaller footprint on the environment. Make sure to plan your driving arrangements ahead of time since there are so many delicious whiskeys to taste!
SoHo Meets Rustic Flea Market
The Graham & Co. Phoenicia Flea
The Graham & Co. Hotel
80 Route 214 Phoenicia, NY
12PM – 8PM
(845) 688 7871
Head north and visit the glamorous Graham & Co. Hotel’s first annual flea market. The hotel has gathered an impressive group of Catskills, Hudson Valley, and NYC artisans to celebrate small business and local trade at their Phoenicia Flea Market. You will find handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind artwork, fresh food and drinks. If you’re looking to make it a weekend, you can reserve one of their beautiful rooms, and take a swim in their fresh water pool.
Oysters and Horse Racing
Saratoga Race Track
267 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
July 18 – September 2
(518) 584 6200
Take a quick two-hour drive up Interstate 87 to the racetrack in Saratoga Springs. You can get lunch and shop along Broadway in the charming downtown before heading to the track. After this season’s opening ceremony on July 18th, you can catch a race every day except Tuesdays. Visit their website at www.saratogaracetrack.com for a full schedule of the races this summer.
Skydiving Adventures Close to NYC
Skydive the Ranch
55 Sandhill Road
Gardiner, New York 12525
7 Days a week (weather permitted) 8AM to sunset
Certified USPA drop zone for over 30 years. Offering experiences for first-time jumpers, experienced jumpers, as well as licensing classes. Enjoy the views of the stunning Shawangunk Mountains from 13,500 feet with the highly trained professionals at the Skydive Ranch. If jumping out of the sky is too much for you, you can grab a drink at their drop zone bar while your friends get ready to fly.
Large-Scale Outdoor Exhibitions
Socrotes Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd @ Broadway
Long Island City, Queens
10AM – Sunset
On a weekend you don’t have the time or energy for a long distance trip, the Socrotes Sculpture Park is a great alternative. Founded in 1986, the sculpture park was created to provide artists the opportunity to create large-scale sculpture and multimedia installations. You can walk through any of their four current exhibitions; featuring the artists Meschac Gaba, Austin + Merigold, Zilvinas Kempinas, and Pawel Althamer.
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