The perfect marriage of pumpkin and sheep at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival.
Imagine fall day-trips, and you picture golden leaves, crisp apples, shady hikes… We could tell you where to go for all that, but we’ll leave it to someone else. Instead, we’re sending you out for something more than foliage and fresh fall air. Just a stone’s throw from Brooklyn are some free and cheap day-trips well worth the train or bus ride for a dose of off-beat, rural autumnal charm. You’ll be tossin’ the pickles, spinnin’ the wool and Oktoberfesting like you’re in Deutschland itself. (more…)
Scream over the thrills, not the prices. Photo by Flickr user jasuellr
First thing you need to know about the amusement park in Jackson, NJ: It’s called Great Adventure, not “Six Flags.” This regional permutation of the Six Flags name has always been a fun place to go with your youth group or whatnot, with someone else picking up the tab. But can you, as a broke city kid, satiate your desire for summer thrills and chills of the ultra high-velocity variety that Coney Island just can’t offer? You can, and here’s how: (more…)
If you’re not already renting some Catskill cozinesss or staycating around town, why not take a hike? With little hassle, you can do Brooklyn’s parks one better and get some true country air. Here are a few bona fide hikes right in Brooklyn’s backyard. (more…)