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Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Ushers in New Year with Inspirational Concert for Peace

Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Ushers in New Year with Inspirational Concert for Peace

One of my favorite ways to bid adieu to the year and begin anew is the annual Concert for Peace at the magnificent Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, now in its 34th year. This is a signature New Year’s Eve event that was founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984 with the idea of bringing together New Yorkers and visitors from around the world for an evening filled with uplifting music. It is an event that rings in the new year with inspiration and resolve.

Candlelight Evening in Old Bethpage Village Restoration Warms the Heart, Soothes the Soul

Candlelight Evening in Old Bethpage Village Restoration Warms the Heart, Soothes the Soul

Music abounds throughout Old Bethpage Village Restoration, the evening warmed by the orange-red glow of candlelight, fireplace embers, a bonfire. The annual Candlelight Evenings at Old Bethpage Restoration, a living history museum on Long Island, is one of my favorite holiday events.

New York Ski Areas Greet Guests With $71 Million in Improvements for 2018-19 Season

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York’s ski areas are greeting guests this season with an unprecedented $71 million in investments and improvements. More than 25 mountains and resorts have made enhancements in snowmaking, grooming, chair lift operations and…

Skiers Converge on Vermont to Experience ‘Winter in its Original State’

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I love Ski Vermont’s slogan: “Winter in its Original State”. It captures perfectly Vermont’s heritage and character that make coming to ski, snowboard, cross-country and enjoy all the other winter pursuits amid these Green…

Favorite Family Winter Holiday Places, Where Life-Long Memories are Made

Favorite Family Winter Holiday Places, Where Life-Long Memories are Made

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com There are lodgings you choose to hang your hat after skiing, and then there are lodgings you choose because they are absolutely enchanting, especially for the winter holidays, which have the added delight of…

Favorite Places to Travel to Spend the Christmas Holidays

Favorite Places to Travel to Spend the Christmas Holidays

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I have so many fond memories of Christmases past, spent in charming, festive places that capture the magic and spirit of the season, and most importantly, bring our family together with experiences we share.…

Whether A Hard-Core Adventurer or Frequent Traveler, These Make Great Holiday Gifts

Whether A Hard-Core Adventurer or Frequent Traveler, These Make Great Holiday Gifts

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Holiday shopping for anyone on your list who travels presents infinite possibilities. Travel is as specific and specialized as the traveler, with all sorts of gear to add to the success and sheer enjoyment…

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Millions will line the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route despite record cold temperatures for the 92nd annual parade, but on the night before Thanksgiving, tens of thousands come out to take part in a…

Shops at Columbus Circle: Festive, Refined Shopping & Entertainment Destination Sparkles for the Holidays in New York

Shops at Columbus Circle: Festive, Refined Shopping & Entertainment Destination Sparkles for the Holidays in New York

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com For a festive place to shop in New York, The Shops at Columbus Circle  is a destination within a destination that draws more than 16 million visitors per year to its 50 shops, renowned…

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