New York City’s Holiday Week Activities by Sandra Manley

Twas the week before New Year’s and all through the house, the kids were anxious to get out and do something fun…. And New York City is a such a fun place to be during the week after Christmas! One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is, act like a tourist. […]

First Annual Lobster Trap Tree Lighting in Red Hook.

Here’s a novel idea, though apparently a tradition in Maine.  Red Hook Lobster Pound will be holding it’s first annual lobster trap tree lighting.  That’s right, they will be making a Christmas tree out of lobster traps! Clever, huh? All day today, beginning at 11:30am when they open, they will be offering $25 lobster dinners […]

Carroll Gardens Tree Lighting and Toy Drive.

It is officially December and we are in full-fledged holiday preparation mode! The holiday markets have already commenced, Hanukkah is only a couple of weeks away, outdoor Christmas tree vendors are in place, and more festivities are popping up here and there. There is one a week from today that is a combination of celebratory […]

Celebrate the Holidays with Bargemusic.

A special Bargemusic performance on Christmas Eve will take place in Dumbo at 1 Water Street.  It is “a concert of Bach’s Goldberg variations” and what a lovely way to celebrate the night before Christmas listening to Bach with the lights of the city and bridge twinkling around you. Tickets are $75 for this event and […]

Our Holiday Check List.

While many people visit New York and stay in Manhattan for holiday events and sights, like the Macy’s windows or the Rockefeller tree, we prefer to celebrate the holidays Brooklyn style!  We’ve already gone to a tree lighting at The Human Compass Garden in the Columbia Waterfront (check!)  We’ve bought jars of the best-ever hot […]

Tree Lighting in Columbia Waterfront Tonight.

A tree lighting in ones community marks the beginning of the holiday season for many people.  There are so many to choose from throughout Brooklyn but if you happen to live in the cozy little neighborhood of the Columbia Waterfront District here is one very close by.  The 10th annual celebration at the Human Compass Garden […]

New York Train Show Pics!

The Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens has a new exhibit this year.  At the very end of the show you’ll see a room dedicated to Coney Island! The photo of that area is above and all the others are below.  If you’ve never been to see the train show it really is a […]