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Fun in New York City

Take the LIRR to the station indicated (linked to train schedules and fares). For more information, check the event website link, or call the phone numbers listed.

NYC Off Broadway Week
When you venture Off-Broadway, the shows are spontaneous, the theaters intimate and the audiences immersed. NYC Off-Broadway Week offers 2-for-1 tickets to the plays, musicals and more that define this distinctly New York experience.

Grand Central Holiday Fair  
The Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair is one of the finest, longest-running indoor holiday fairs in New York City. The Holiday Fair Committee spends the year looking for unique vendors with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally-sourced materials or a socially-conscious business model. 40 vendors will take over half of the historic Vanderbilt Hall for almost six weeks to sell artwork, clothing for all ages, men’s/women’s accessories, children’s clothing/toys and home goods.

NY Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
NYC’s Favorite Train Show Is Bigger Than Ever! Enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials—all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center—surprising at every turn—on nearly a half-mile of track. This year’s exhibition features 3,000 square feet of additional exhibition space, making room for dozens of new trains, bridges, and tracks; a captivating short film of the show's behind-the-scenes magic; and a stunning multisensory finale of light and sound. Explore a winter wonderland across our 250 acres with special tours, musical performances, and activities for kids, plus take care of your gift list at NYBG Shop and stop for a bite at one of our exciting new dining venues. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind holiday outing!

New York City Wine and Food Festival
NYCWFF is considered the largest food and wine festival in New York City. With more than 80 events, it is widely recognized for tastings in celebration of America’s favorite foods, intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, coveted wine tastings and more. They take great pride in offering 47,000 passionate gourmands and aficionados something for every palate and budget. Guests join in year after year to sip, swirl and savor world-class cuisine, wine and spirits served up by the industry’s finest and America’s most beloved television chefs all in support of the fight to end hunger.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The scale of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is immense: be part of the more than 3.5 million people viewing the parade live along the parade route. You can watch in awe as 10,000 participants — including the nation's best marching bands, performance groups, giant helium balloons, breathtaking floats and the one-and-only Santa Claus — pass before their eyes. 

High Line Park
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

Intrepid Museum 
After years of planning, preparation and anticipation, Space Shuttle Enterprise has completed the historic journey to her new home on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum! 

Fun on Long Island

Long Island Restaurant Week
Long Island Restaurant Week is a tri-annual event designed to garner positive publicity and additional business for the region's restaurants. Since 2006, it has been an annual November promotion until the first spring Long Island Restaurant Week was launched in April 2011 due to popular customer and restaurateur demand

Port Jefferson 
"Port Jeff" is a picturesque village of natural beauty and a worthy trip for a day of fun .Tucked away in many of the winding little streets are some fantastic restaurants and shops. Enjoy a day at sea on the Long Island Sound! Choose from some of the special events hosted by the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson Ferry Company including their New England Tours or day trips Take advantage of the Long Island Rail Roads Port Jefferson Ferry Package.

Seatuck Environmental Center 
Encounter the wild world of Long Island in these unique programs designed for children ages 3-5 and at least one accompanying adult. Fun for the whole family awaits as you explore Long Island's natural world!

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Family Travel Tip: The LIRR Family Fare allows up to four children, ages 5-11, to travel for $1.00 each way on off-peak trains when accompanied by an adult; children under 5 ride free (family fare ticket CAN be used for afternoon peak train; NOT morning peak)

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Last Updated: 8/13/19

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