27 Mar 2018 | Walking Off the Big Apple

Thomas Cole’s Arcadia

The American landscape painter Thomas Cole (1801–1848), the founder of the Hudson River School, was born in Northern England in 1801 when his native landscape, leafy and green, began to wither under the grimy dark soot of smokestacks and scarring by ma...

13 Mar 2018 | Walking Off the Big Apple

New York Spring Calendar 2018

SEE UPDATED CALENDAR FOR 2019 HERE. 2018 dates: Let's spring forward to blooming times in New York City, the best locations for witnessing spring's beginnings, and springtime events. While the occasional snow could blow through the city, we're just ...

26 Jul 2017 | Walking Off the Big Apple

Walking in Woodstock

For anyone looking for an escape from New York, or a place to drop out for a few days, Woodstock, New York would be a good choice. While the musical festival associated with the town’s name took place decades ago and some sixty miles away, the small mo...

19 Jul 2017 | Walking Off the Big Apple

The Eloise Story

Review. The most famous resident of New York’s Plaza Hotel, a mischievous little six-year-old girl named Eloise, is the subject of a delightful and curious exhibit at the New-York Historical Society. Eloise at the Museum is currently on display through...

20 Jun 2017 | Walking Off the Big Apple

Let’s Go to Bear Mountain

A day trip from New York City to Bear Mountain State Park and a walk on the Appalachian Trail If longing for a nostalgic return to the summer camp days of youth, Bear Mountain State Park will get you there. Located approximately 45 miles north of New ...