Happy International Women’s Day, EscapeMakers! As a women-owned and -operated company, EscapeMaker loves any excuse to celebrate the women business owners, producers, makers and entrepreneurs that we cross paths with on a daily basis. Join us in celebrating this special day by taking part in the ALL-WOMEN LED, first ever Virtual Agritourism Training. Fourteen women industry experts joined forces to create an evergreen educational resource for innkeepers, farmers, winemakers, craft beverage producers and ag-related destinations…

Photo above: Ramonita’s Restaurant In honor of  Women’s History Month, NYCEDC will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the women of NYC’s Public Markets. Come out to Moore Street Market on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm! The series will highlight the female vendors and producers that make up each market and offer details on support and information for MWBE businesses, food and goods from vendors throughout the network. The only remaining market structure from Fiorello La Guardia’s tenure as…

In honor of  Women’s History Month, NYCEDC will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the women of NYC’s Public Markets. Come out to La Marqueta on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm! The series will highlight the female vendors and producers that make up each market and offer details on support and information for MWBE businesses, food and goods from vendors throughout the network. La Marqueta’s rich blend of community, culture, and cuisine continues to thrive in what…

Celebrate the women of New York City Public Markets during Women’s History Month! This FREE 5-event series presented by NYCEDC takes place on consecutive Saturdays: • Saturday, February 29 – Essex Market, 2PM- 5PM (Kick-Off), Manhattan • Saturday, March 7 – La Marqueta, 2PM – 5PM, East Harlem • Saturday, March 14 – Moore Street Market, 2PM – 5PM, Brooklyn • Saturday, March 21 – Arthur Avenue Market, 2PM – 5PM, Bronx • Saturday, March…

Photo Above: Eat Gai In honor of  Women’s History Month, NYCEDC will be hosting a series of events to celebrate the women of NYC’s Public Markets, which will kick off at Essex Market on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 from 2pm – 5pm. The series will highlight the female vendors and producers that make up each market and offer details on support and information for MWBE businesses, food and goods from vendors throughout the network. For…

Dear EscapeMakers — As the temperature goes down, Ithaca heats up. The city and region intentionally create events to keep the community engaged in the colder months: food, music and wine festivals, educational walks through botanic gardens, and winter celebrations at the children’s garden! Check out the Ithaca Events page to find your activity! Chili Cook-Off – 2/8 This annual foodie festival featuring  over 40 chilis prepared by 30+ restaurants from across the region as…

Fire & Ice Getaway Packages! Dear EscapeMakers – If you’ve been meaning to explore the Catskills, now is the time. Under 3 hours from NYC, the Sullivan Catskills feels a world away and there’s a ton going on! Check this out… Their Fire & Ice Getaway Packages offer special savings you can’t miss! Get 15% OFF, or a nightly special rate, or free meals or upgrades or some very cool swag! Every lodging offers a…

The cold and grey days have settled in and now, more than ever, we’re seriously in need of a weekend getaway! Winter just outside New York City is such a magical time — cozy up by the fire at a bed and breakfast, sip local wine, explore the snow-covered mountains and waterfalls, and so much more. Check out our monthly escape inspiration below and get going on your next getaway! February 7th: Downtown Ithaca Craft…

Sherburne, New York, is a one-stoplight town. But, that red circle isn’t the only reason for pause. It’s not unusual for drivers to make a U-turn when they see the large sign that reads “BEER” on the side of Bullthistle Brewing Co. And those otherwise passers-through are rewarded for their efforts. There’s nothing trendy about the craft beer Charlie Anderson makes here or the creative dishes Co-Owner Brad Taft creates. It’s simply food and beverage…

Download Chelsea’s course, “Hosting Tastings, Tours & Winery Events” here. As a freelance Food Programming and Events Consultant, Chelsea Snider is serving clients in the Catskills/Hudson Valley to up their hospitality game, boost sales, and enable their space to host big occasions and intimate gatherings. Chelsea will help you identify ways to express your business identity through creating memorable, joyful and educational experiences. In Chelsea’s training course, she will walk you through the do’s and don’ts…