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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…

After 18 Years, Strawberry Fields Plays Its Last Beatles Tribute at BB King Blues Club…But the Beat Goes On

After 18 Years, Strawberry Fields Plays Its Last Beatles Tribute at BB King Blues Club…But the Beat Goes On

By Karen Rubin and David Leiberman, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   After 18 years of playing BB King’s Saturday brunch, Strawberry Fields, one of the most heralded of Beatles tribute bands, played for the last time at the celebrated live-music venue…

Memorable Meal at Shalom Japan, Where East Meets Eastern Europe in Williamsburg and New York City Essence is in Every Bite

Memorable Meal at Shalom Japan, Where East Meets Eastern Europe in Williamsburg and New York City Essence is in Every Bite

  By Karen Rubin, David Leiberman, Eric Leiberman, Laini Nemett & Sarah Falter Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com   “Tradition!” Two cuisine cultures are ingeniously re-mixed, breaking open the “box” of strong tradition that underpins both: Jewish and Japanese. The end-result of…

New-York Historical Society Examines ‘Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.’

New-York Historical Society Examines ‘Rebel Spirits: Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.’

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy are tethered together in peoples’ minds, and not only because they both were assassinated within two months of each other in that fateful year of 1968. A…

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…

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…

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