Around Town

  1. Apple Picking Day Trip

    I have long been a fan of a NJ based apple orchard called Melicks Farm in Oldwick, NJ. You might think it’s because of their apple cider donuts or . . .

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  2. Genius or Vandal:  New Banksy Immersive Art Experience

    We’ve long been fans of the talented Mr. Banksy, ever since we did that Babesta Beat photoshoot with Katrina Tang (check our video out here) where we recreated some of his most famous works (Pranksy & the Playground Mob)! We just went to see the immersive Banksy exhibit in NYC, which is a fun afternoon and will inspire some good, provocative family conversation around topics like consumerism, war, equity, police, government or, if that's not their bag, at least about apes & rats :)

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  3. Staycation: Glamping on Governor's Island

    One of our favorite off beat things to do in(ish) the city! For residents and visitors alike, a mini-get away (with a tremendous view) to Governor's island to glamp overnight at the Collective Retreats property. Great food, great fun for a date-overnight or with the whole fam. Check it out!

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  4. Immerse Yourself: Van Gogh

    Ever want to step into a painting?

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  5. Don’t Miss: Alex Da Corte on the Roof Garden/MET

    One thing we never miss when the weather gets nice is the roof garden at the MET, a spectacular view and a nice nibble in our quest for culture.

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  6. Gotta Go: Little Island Park

    We were so excited to check out Little Island on New York City’s west side! What once was Pier 54 has been transformed into a spectacular bouquet of greenery,
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  7. Next Stop: Brooklyn / KAWS What Party?

    If you haven’t seen it yet, hop on over to the Brooklyn Museum and catch KAWS What Party.

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  8. 5 Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend!

    OK, we'd all agree it stinks to be going into a long weekend that's traditionally fun with family and friends amidst the quarantine. But with nice weather expected, admit it, it could be worse. Here are some things we've been collecting from our trusted sources to make the weekend feel more festive.

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  9. Virtual Museum Picks!

    OK, it’s kind of boring right now, being bound by the four walls around us. But we can still explore the world! Thanks to Google Art & Culture and an international cadre of museums, we can explore and get inspired by some of the world’s best artists and creatives in a new way. See Andy Warhol at the Tate Modern or get to know Roald Dahl a bit better – you can even make your own chocolate wrapper ball in homage to one of his pastimes. Check out Babesta’s list of 5 virtual museum tours to enjoy right now!

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  10. Fun Indoor (Mostly) Things to Do With Mom this Mother's Day!

    We've put together a list of things to do this Mother's Day to celebrate! From booking a Chef to help you whip something up with Chef My Kitchen (which gives back to the restaurant industry to boot), to taking in a day of culture in the museums she's always trying to get you to go to; to kicking back in front of the TV with some of her fave snacks and watching 'Becoming', be sure to make the day as special as possible! Happy Mother's Day all you city Mamas!!!
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