For the 40th consecutive year, Hunter Mountain is hosting the FDNY Race, to raise money for charity including the NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation. The race is open to any New York City firefighter. Teams dressed in helmets and full turn-out gear attempt to ski or snowboard through a race course while carrying a 50 foot fire hose. Teams are awarded 1st through 5th … [Read more...] about 40th Annual NYC Firefighters Race charity fundraiser at Hunter Mt.
Drive your own car on a racetrack and find out how fast you can go, and your car. The last On-Track Experience of 2012 is Saturday, December 15th at New Jersey Motorsports Park, in southern New Jersey, about 90 minutes from New York City. Choose between lap speed or racing speed on the Thunderbolt track. For more information and to register click here. Or, contact Chris … [Read more...] about Drive your car on a NJ racetrack
Vroom! Drive real racecars at 125 mph or more on a real racetrack. It's a day you'll never forget. It's the New Jersey Motorsports Park Racing School, with a choice of one-day or two-day programs. You'll be driving VW Jetta TDI clean diesel cars -- the very same ones which have been competing in the VW TDI cup on the SCCA circuit. These are 2.0 liter, 170 horsepower Jettas … [Read more...] about Drive real race cars on a real racetrack
The expected high winds, high tides, flooding and heavy rains accompanying Hurricane Irene have prompted the cancellation of many outdoor events in New York City this weekend. Here's Here's what's been cancelled so far -- Airlines -- JetBlue -- has cancelled nearly 900 flights, including many in and out of LaGuardia, JFK and Newark. Delta -- if you are ticketed in … [Read more...] about Hurricane Irene cancels NYC weekend events and airline flights
There will be a “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” Saturday, April 9th as the cast of Broadway’s toe-tapping Million Dollar Quartet performs live at the Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City. The FREE performance begins at noon in the North Court, near Dick's Sporting Goods, but get there early to get a front row seat and so you can enjoy the music and the hip … [Read more...] about Free performance of Million Dollar Quartet Broadway musical
Some of the best chefs and restaurants beyond the borders of New York City are in the Hudson Valley, and many of them are participating in the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. From March 14th to March 27th, enjoy a prix fixe three-course lunch for $20, or dinner for $28 at more than 50 different restaurants, including several of my favorites included in my travel guidebook, … [Read more...] about Top Chefs Join Hudson Valley Restaurant Week