Apple picking is an autumn rite-of-passage for many families in the East End. NY is blessed with more than 55,000 apple orchards, including our top four East End apple farms for families. If you have leftovers, we recommend the following apple-inspired recipes to whip up with your little chefs.
School has been back in session for a few weeks, with many kids returning to “in-person” education for the first time in over a year. Whether your evenings are fraught with a zombie-like zone-out or with hysterical meltdowns over seemingly nothing at all, it can help to have a strategy to calm down and connect.
If there’s one silver lining of the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions, it’s perhaps the surging popularity of drive-in movies. What once may have been viewed as antiquity is now a practical way to enjoy a film or two. Today, the drive-in is a fun and unique experience, with ample opportunities for NYC families to partake.
Shine’s “Pop-up Field Trip Thursdays” have been one of our favorite pastimes for years now, as we cultivate deeper community relationships with the good people who produce our food. We believe gardening and farming experiences enrich the mind, body, and soul of children and adults alike.
Thanksgiving conjures up warm, cozy memories of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, family, friends, and gratefulness. But who says this day has to come just once a year in chilly November? People love summer weather, pools, and backyard parties – and they love the Thanksgiving feast. Kick off your inaugural Summersgiving with these ideas.