• Kay W.

Adventures At Home

How often do we take for granted our own cities and neighborhoods, waiting for the next trip overseas or a flight to any city, yet won't take a quick drive or subway to another part of our own?

As if our city has nothing to offer. Believe it or not, the very same thing happens here in New York City, more often than you can imagine. Although millions of tourists come here each year, the very residents and people that call this amazing city home usually can’t wait to get out of it.

I have family out in Jamaica, Queens that can count on one hand the number of times they’ve ever used the subway. Coworkers that have only ever been to Brooklyn and Manhattan and probably would have never touched Queens had it not been for JFK Airport. And let’s not even start on the Manhattanites that only stay in certain areas of Manhattan and refuse to pass 14th Street or go above 110th.

Wine and Pottery Making Class

Ironically, my friends and family always seem to be shocked when I post pictures and they discover that it was taken in their very own city. Sometimes in the very neighborhood that they live in. With so many great sites like Time Out, Eventbrite, and Instagram accounts like FomoFeed, it’s impossible to not find something to do in this city. So why not take advantage of it?

Jean-Michael Basquiat exhibit at the the Brooklyn Museum

When’s the last time you took a look around your neighborhood or city to see what’s going on? Maybe, just maybe there’s more to it than you give it credit for. Either way, I'll be sharing a few of the things I like to do in the city along with my go to tips for finding events, popups and hidden gems. To start, I'd highly recommend seeing if they're listed on the Time Out site. This will help to save a lot of time and even help to find out new events that you may have never considered or knew existed.

Tune in next week for when I go into how I use Instagram for finding new spots and knowing what bars and restaurants to try out in any given city.