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Alan Gilbert, in His Final Season Leading NY Philharmonic, Conducts Big Hug-and-Kiss to New Yorkers in Free Parks Concerts

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   This year’s New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks – its 52nd summer – provided a way to say farewell to Music Director Alan Gilbert. The series, presented for the past 11…

Fifth Avenue Museum Mile Festival Showcases Exhibits Not to Be Missed This Summer in NYC

Fifth Avenue Museum Mile Festival Showcases Exhibits Not to Be Missed This Summer in NYC

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   Even if you were unable to get to the once-a-year Museum Mile Festival along Fifth Avenue on June 13, when six museums (some of them with pricey admissions) throw their doors…

Beach Blanket Babylon is Rollicking Fun Musical Revue in San Francisco’s North Beach

Beach Blanket Babylon is Rollicking Fun Musical Revue in San Francisco’s North Beach

By Karen Rubin, Eric Leiberman, Sarah Falter Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon boasts being the world’s longest running musical review, and once you decide to dismiss the stupidity of the premise – Snow White’s search for her…

San Francisco Goes All Out With Special Events, Exhibitions Marking 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love

San Francisco Goes All Out With Special Events, Exhibitions Marking 50th Anniversary of Summer of Love

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com  Wes Leslie’s Wild San Francisco Summer of Love Musical Walking Tour finishes only a couple of blocks down from the entrance to Golden Gate Park (see story), which played such a role in the…

Former Mayor, Now Artist RJ Rosegarten Returns to Great Neck With ‘Lost & Found: the Art of Assemblage’ Exhibit

Former Mayor, Now Artist RJ Rosegarten Returns to Great Neck With ‘Lost & Found: the Art of Assemblage’ Exhibit

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com When RJ Rosegarten left Great Neck 17 years ago, where he had gone to school, raised a family, had a career in advertising and served as Mayor of the Village of Great Neck Plaza,…

Nassau County Museum of Art Exhibitions Celebrate Century of Iconic Photography

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com For the first time, all of Nassau County Museum of Art’s galleries are devoted to the art of photography, collectively giving a retrospective and perspective on 100 years and some of the most important…

New York City’s 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade Inspires Reverie

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The 43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade, the largest Halloween event in the world, got underway with extraordinary precision, as all the skeletons, ghouls and monsters – some 50,000 in all – got into order…

36 Hours in Pittsburgh: Andy Warhol Museum is at Center of Revitalized City

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com I have come to Pittsburgh for the three-day, 120-mile Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Spring Sojourn on the Great Allegheny Passage, and used it as an opportunity to explore Pittsburgh, a city that once was known…

‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ Halloween Events – Ghouls & All – Return to Historic Hudson Valley

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Washington Irving’s macabre tale, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” is the inspiration for Horseman’s Hollow, a spectacularly produced interactive Halloween haunted attraction at the colonial-era Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. It is…

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