The Coney Island Strongman Spectacular features meaty and, yes, crazy dudes pulling trucks with their hair and ripping up phone books, for the first time in 60 years.


Party like a Maccabee, from the lighting of Brooklyn's largest menorah to indie rock show to a night of bubbe jokes and free beer. You can have Chinese food and a movie (AKA “Jewish Christmas") any night.


I was psyched for Escape to New York, a three-day festival on Long Island, put on by Winkel and Balktick and the UK's Secret Garden ... until I...