Author: Lillian Africano

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017: 91 and Counting

Share: On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017, in New York City, the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will delight the millions of people who watch either the NBC broadcast or via Live Steam. The parade will start at 9 a.m., Eastern Time, at the corner of Central Park West and 77th Street and proceed downtown along a 2.5-mile route, to Columbus Circle, then along Central Park South to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 34th Street, then finally along 34th Street to Macy’s Herald Square (34th Street). This continues a tradition that started back in the 1920s, when America’s...

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TCS New York City Marathon: 47 Years and Counting

Share: On the first Sunday in November, November 5, in spite of a terrorist attack just a few days earlier, millions of locals and tourists of all ages and accents will line the city’s sidewalks to cheer the beautiful diversity that is the TCS New York City Marathon. (Out of respect to the eight victims of the attack and their families, some ceremonial events were postponed.) It’s that enormous cheering crowd that makes the New York race different from other marathons; it’s bigger, louder and more dedicated. New Yorkers seem to identify with this contest of human endurance—perhaps because...

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Away From Home for the Holidays

Share: Yes, it can be fun to celebrate at home with family and friends. But sometimes it’s even more fun to leave behind all the preparation, the cleaning and wrapping and cooking in favor having it all done for you. This year, there are so many options for carefree holiday celebrations. Here, we have a few. Busabout offers several trips to celebrate the holidays in exotic locales among like-minded fellow travelers. These trips combine food and fun in fantastic European locations that are steeped in holiday spirit. Eastern Festive Trek: This December, discover all the jingles and bells of...

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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is Oct. 21-22, 2017

Share: Lighthouses and select museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.  This is an opportunity to visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend as you tour the state to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey’s history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for three centuries. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to...

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The Rubens at the Palace: A Bridge Between “Old” and “New” London

Share: The Rubens at the Palace, a Legend in the Heart of the ‘New Victoria’ Victoria is having its moment. Thanks to a landmark new property development, this leafy neighborhood of palaces, parks, and theaters is rapidly becoming the coolest, most cutting-edge destination in London. The $2.8 billion Nova complex, which was completed this year after four years in development, is bringing new life to Victoria. Comprising five striking buildings, this “urban village” offers 85,000 square feet of inventive and inspirational restaurants, bars and shops. The Rubens at the Palace, one of the most luxurious and distinguished hotels in London, sits right opposite Nova, in...

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