November is one busy little month. Most of us are so jam packed with preparations and travel plans that we don’t stop to take a breath, let alone a look around and enjoy our great city. This year, let’s remember to breath and, more importantly, have some fun.
If you must go into Manhattan his time of year, which will be packed with the out-of-towner-looky-loos, at least treat yourself to a great new experience. Check out Citifari’s photo tours throughout the month of November and capture the city in its pre-holiday splendor. Tours cost between $40-$50 and last around 3hrs. You do not need to be an expert photographer, just a person looking for a new way to experience the city.
Fortunately, the borough of Queens has plenty to keep you occupied.
November is peak leaf season in our great city parks. We are incredibly lucky to have one of the city’s best right in our backyards. Forest Park is breathtaking this time of year with its gorgeous winding trails. Hope on a bike, grab your skates, or simply strap on some comfy shoes and enjoy a quiet day away from the hustle and bustle. And the cost? Free! Free! Free! (Who couldn’t use a little free entertainment and exercise right before the frenzy of the holidays begins?)
Need your entertainment to be a little more wild? Head on over to Queens County Farm Museum.
November 5-6 and 12-13
(Ok…The pigs have nothing to do with wildlife or 18th Century Taverns but the photo IS from the QCFM website and beyond pure cuteness.)
Check out WILDLIFE WEEKENDS throughout the month and keep your own litter amused and in touch with nature. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy birds-of-prey, frogs, bugs, and animal shows, hayrides, pony rides and animal feeding all for $9 a person.
Maybe you would rather eat like an animal than feed the animals? The farm has you covered there, as well. Enjoy a unique experience on November 4, 5, or 11 at 8pm: Eighteenth-Century Tavern Nights.($80member/$85non-member)
“Experience an authentic eighteenth-century dinner prepared on an open hearth, served on period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770s’ surroundings will enhance this unforgettable evening.” -QCFM Website.
Maybe you would prefer a more modern fare? On November 2nd, be sure to head over to the Foundry in LIC for Queens Uncorked, a local food and wine event. Proceeds will go to support farmers who lost crops due to hurricane Irene. $40 a ticket. (Check out the Edible Queens website for more great information on how to support local artisans and food sustainability.)
However you choose to celebrate the month of November, do not forget to be grateful. Grateful for the city that entertains us. Grateful to the great farmers and food artisans who keeps our crispers and pantries full of wonderful, healthy, and exciting food. Most of all, Let’s be grateful for having friends, family, and communities with whom we can share it all.
Happy November everyone.