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Gatsby-esque Jazz Age Lawn Party is Joyful Escape on Governors Island, New York City’s Island Retreat

Gatsby-esque Jazz Age Lawn Party is Joyful Escape on Governors Island, New York City’s Island Retreat

By Karen Rubin, David Leiberman & Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Flappers and Dapper Dans packed the ferry to Governors Island for the 13th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party, June 16 and 17. Take heart if you missed the…

Governors Island: New York City’s Island Retreat So Near Yet So Far Away, Introduces Glamping

Governors Island: New York City’s Island Retreat So Near Yet So Far Away, Introduces Glamping

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com  Governors Island, a 712-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, but a mere 800 yards off Lower Manhattan and even closer to Brooklyn, is a sensational getaway destination in its own right…

New York Philharmonic Orchestra Brings ‘Priceless’ Music to Free Summer Concert in Prospect Park

New York Philharmonic Orchestra Brings ‘Priceless’ Music to Free Summer Concert in Prospect Park

By Karen Rubin, Dave E. Leiberman, Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The New York Philharmonic’s 2018 Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, provided a stunning introduction to conductor James Gaffigan, a New York native and…

Photo Highlights from 15th Annual Memorial Day Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island

Photo Highlights from 15th Annual Memorial Day Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island

Performers 2018:   United States Navy Blue Angels – Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds – U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor (Lockheed Martin) – United States Army Golden Knights – Sean D. Tucker – Team Oracle – John Klatt Airshows – “Screamin Sasquatch”  – Matt Chapman – Embry Riddle  – GEICO…

US Navy Blue Angels at 15th Annual Memorial Day Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island: Photo Highlights

US Navy Blue Angels at 15th Annual Memorial Day Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island: Photo Highlights

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The world-renowned United States Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds will headline the 15th Annual Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, taking place Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May…

Lunar New Year Festivities Get Underway in Chinatown NYC: Welcoming Year of the Dog

Lunar New Year Festivities Get Underway in Chinatown NYC: Welcoming Year of the Dog

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The 2018 Lunar New Year festivities got underway in Chinatown, in Lower Manhattan, with the traditional Firecracker Ceremony and Festival to welcome the Year of the Dog. Thousands lined Sara d. Roosevelt Park on…

Judy Collins, Jason Robert Brown, US Premiere Among Highlights of New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at St John the Divine

Judy Collins, Jason Robert Brown, US Premiere Among Highlights of New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace at St John the Divine

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com 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,. This is a signature…

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

Enchanting Candlelight Evening at Old Bethpage Village Restoration is Like Stepping into a Christmas Card

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Fire light. That is the common denominator – seeing life in the orange-red glow of candlelight, a fireplace, a bonfire. One of my favorite holiday events is the Old Bethpage Village Restoration Candlelight Evening,…

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

Nighttime Stroll of New York City’s Holiday Lights

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Take the walk to see the animated windows and the holiday lights at Rockefeller Center (it’s best after 5 pm in the dark): My route typically starts at Macy’s on 34th Street, then up…

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com An estimated 3.5 million people were on hand for the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, amid perfect blue-skies day. Many had staked out their place along the parade route by 4 am, bundling up…

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