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Posts from October 2020

Cradle of Aviation Museum, Photo Courtesy of Cradle of Aviation Museum

School looks different this year, but that doesn’t mean that the tradition of field trips exploring New York State’s inspiring attractions has to change! These DIY field trips can get you and your kids out into nature or exploring attractions while learning about history, culture, music, art, science, and the environment, all while keeping a New York State of Mind. Just remember to stay as local as possible, keep six feet apart from others not in your party, and wear a mask or face covering. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Advanced reservations and timed tickets may be required. 

Diners sit at picnic tables at Ollie's Pizza in High Falls
Credit: @JoshGoleman, Courtesy of @Ollies.Pizza

New York State is renowned for fine dining, contemporary cuisine, seafood shacks, and cozy gastropubs. One of the most exciting developments for food enthusiasts is the continued rise of farm-to-table restaurants in New York. This is a state with over 30,000 farms, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, and an increasing number of breweries, cideries, restaurants, and other establishments that place farm-fresh ingredients at the top of their dining menu. Read on for 11 of the best farm-to-table dining experiences in New York.

Bronx Zoo

Where can you find Yankee Stadium, home to the 27-time World Series champions, as well as the birthplace of hip-hop and the largest urban zoo in the country? If you guessed the borough of The Bronx in New York City, you are correct! When you are looking for a quick getaway that has sports, art, history, nature, amazing food and drinks, AND is a short train ride or drive away, The Bronx is the place to be. In just 48 hours, you can discover many of the amazing things that make up the “Boogie Down Bronx.” Just remember to keep six feet apart from others not in your party and wear a mask or face covering. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Be advised that New York has a travel advisory in effect, which requires anyone traveling from certain states to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York State.

The exterior of the Stonewall Inn, a brick facade with rainbow flags in windows above

October is LGBT History Month, and there is no better place to commemorate it than in New York State. From historically significant sites to funky neighborhoods, there are countless places to explore and learn about LGBTQ history and New York’s unparalleled role in advancing LGBTQ rights. Experience LGBT History Month in New York. Just remember to keep six feet apart from others not in your party and wear a mask or face covering. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Be advised that New York has a travel advisory in effect, which requires anyone traveling from certain states to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York State.