Dear EscapeMakers — Join us for the Ithaca Craft Beverage Festival on Sunday, June 9th from 11am-5pm, presented by VisitIthaca.com! Fulton Stall Market hosts our event in conjunction with their usual Sunday outdoor market. The event features live music, local food, and craft beverages for sample and sale, such as cider, wine, beer, and distilled spirits. These items are made locally from the area known for its farm-to-fork scene, craft beverage trails, outdoor recreation and…

Dear EscapeMakers — Rock, formal, native, rose, peony, ornamental — whatever garden passion, the beauty and aroma of diverse gardens can be found in Somerset County, NJ! The County is home to five renowned garden experiences for you to explore. Plan a visit to Duke Farms, Leonard J. Buck Garden, Peony’s Envy, the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden or Hidden Spring Lavender. Gardens Getaways are ideal during Spring and Summer when many plants…

Dear EscapeMakers – Fat Apple Farm presents its 2nd Annual Spring Celebration Weekend on Saturday, May 25th-Sunday May 26th (Memorial Day Weekend)! Book an all-inclusive overnight Hudson Valley escape on the farm (located in Columbia County — only 2 hours from NYC) for only $150/per person. Enjoy the fresh air, delicious food and the breathtaking bucolic views! Your ticket includes a farm and forage walking tour, floral workshop, butchering demo, delicious farm-to-table dinner feast featuring…

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…

  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…

  Dear EscapeMakers — The fall is all about apples in New York State! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels than to talk about their delicious characteristics, the endless potential for ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the first in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple variety: “Gala” – A great choice for…

Dear EscapeMakers — Make a vibrant connection to history! Visit 30 significant historic sites, all open to the public, free of charge, for special events and activities celebrating the history of Somerset County on their annual Weekend Journey Through the Past! Explore the county’s quaint villages, rolling farmsteads, lively towns and unspoiled natural areas. Witness what life was like 50, 100 or even 200 years ago, from daily work responsibilities and pleasant pastimes to the…

6 Ways to Experience October in the Sullivan Catskills! Dear EscapeMakers – Fall may be here but the Sullivan Catskills is hot! Here are our top 6 picks for experiencing the area in October: 1. Catskills Wine & Food Festival Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7 – 11am-11pm Nestled in the beautiful mountains of the Sullivan Catskills and sprawled across a magnificent campground, the first annual Catskills Wine and Food Festival will be the…

Dear EscapeMakers — The crisp feeling of Fall is in the air in Ithaca, NY. You can feel the slight hint of it, even as the sunshine still plays on the leaves and lake. You can taste the Fall in the many local offerings tempting your taste buds. Fall is the season for freshly pressed cider and cider donuts. Grab some at the Ithaca Farmers Market, one of the most renowned farmers markets in the…

6 Fun Fall Festivals in the Sullivan Catskills! Dear EscapeMakers – Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s much to look forward to this Fall. Here are our top 6 picks for Fall Fun in the Sullivan Catskills: 1. The Farmhouse Project’s Makers Market Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2 – 11am-6pm This Labor Day Weekend, The Farmhouse Project, a lifestyle blog and home goods brand, are hosting a one-of- a-kind market…