The local apple orchards may be fruitless with changing leaves, but if you’re anything like us, you still have pounds of the delicious fall fruit on your counter, in your crisper and ready to be cooked, stored and eaten. So…what to do with them? The holidays are upon us and they’re calling for cakes, pies, cocktails, and more. So here are a few ideas to satisfy those apple cravings all through the holiday season, courtesy…

Join EscapeMaker for an event we’re producing in December in the Seaport District! Stock up on local food, winter provisions, holiday gifts and holiday cheer! NYCEDC Public Markets presents “Deck the Stalls,” a special outdoor holiday market on four Sundays: December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd! Fulton Stall Market hosts the series featuring live music, multi-cultural performances, locally made food, NY wine and craft beverages for sample and sale and a rotating lineup of guest…

Please your palate with farm fresh veggies, dairy, meat, and other specialties. Sullivan Catskills producers and chefs provide a savory way to enjoy better, healthier, and more appetizing meals in your kitchen or in a restaurant. Also, did you know Lonely Planet just named the Catskills one of the top regions to visit in 2019? We’ve been saying it for years, we’re so glad everyone else agrees! What are you waiting for? Make your escape….

  APPLE SPOTLIGHT: The EMPIRE APPLE! Dear EscapeMakers — We’re smack dab in the middle of the tastiest week all Fall! Find out about events all around the city during Cider Week NYC – November 2-11, 2018! Fall foliage is at its peak in the city but it’s not too late to head north through New York State to pick remaining apples off the trees, or buy apples from farm stores, or visit a cidery…

We all know that this time of year is filled with holiday festivities. Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, holiday parties, cookie exchanges, cocktail parties, etc. But this year, consider treating yourself to your own festive escape to get in the spirit while enjoying the crisp country air! Sip warm local cider, cut down your own tree, shop for gifts from artisanal local vendors, and enjoy time with friends and families outside the hustle and bustle of the city…

The fall season is all about apples in New York state! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels of the earth than to talk about their delicious characteristics, the endless potential for ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them this season. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: Empire Background: With the popular…

Just 60 miles north of New York City lies the gorgeous (and nearest wine region to the city in New York State) Shawangunk Wine Trail. Nestled between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Hudson River, the trail features 13 member wineries, which are producing diverse and unique wines to share with locals and visitors in the bucolic Hudson Valley region. The trail winds amid stunning landscapes and a range of attractions, including hiking, kayaking, spas, antique…

The fall season is all about apples in New York state! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels of the earth than to talk about their delicious characteristics, the endless potential for ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them this season. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: Honeycrisp Background: Sometimes the name…

Halloween season is here and we’re ready for some haunted houses, corn mazes, jack o’lanterns and more! There are so many day trip and weekend getaways to experience the spooky just outside NYC. Check them out below and start planning your weekend escape. For a nearby Halloween celebration, take a day-trip to Westchester County for the annual Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze! The tri-state area’s biggest fall event creates a breathtaking display along an 18th century riverside landscape…all out…

The fall season is all about apples in New York state! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels of the earth than to talk about their delicious characteristics, the endless potential for ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them this season. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: McIntosh Background: The classic northeast dual…