It’s Fall in New York City!

Autumn, also known as Fall to many Americans, is one of the best times to be in New York City!

We all know the seasons, so let’s learn a new word,

“Foliage”.

Fall Foliage to be specific!

The noun “foliage” (pronounced: Fole-EE-edge) means – plant leaves collectively.

So when you imagine “fall foliage”, you may imagine the photo below:

Luckily for us, this beautiful scene is right here in New York City!

Whether you’re a plant lover, or not, checking out the fall foliage around NYC can be a fun free activity for the whole family. (or a romantic retreat!)

Take a look at these 5 fall foliage spots to check out in New York City!

  1. Fort Tyron Park in Washington Heights!
    Fort Washington Ave at Cabrini Blvd

    2. Prospect Park in Brooklyn

    Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    3. Central Park, Manhattan

    Central Park Lake, Near 74th street and Central Park West

    4. Alley Pond Park, Queens

    Union Tpke, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

    5. Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island

    700 Rockland Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

    My favorites are Central Park and Alley Pond Park!
    If you have been to one the parks above, let us know in the comments!

    Happy Fall!


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    Free Summer Meals, Activities, and Programs for Students

    NYC’s Summer Meals program offers free breakfast and lunch for anyone aged 18 and under at more than 300 sites throughout NYC. No registration, documentation, or ID is required. Summer Meals will be available all summer, until September 2. Text ‘NYC FOOD’ or ‘NYC COMIDA’ to 304-304 to find a location near you, or browse the full list online  >>

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    April showers bring May flowers.

    What to do in Warm Weather in NYC?

    In the United States we have a saying, “April showers bring May flowers.”

    We have been stuck inside for the winter, but now it’s May! Are you ready to go outside to see the flowers? 

    In May, many New Yorkers are so excited to finally go outside and enjoy themselves.

    Here are some fun ideas to have fun and enjoy outdoor activities in New York City as it gets warmer.

    Grab a CitiBike (or your own bike) and ride along the Westside Highway.

    It is a great way to see the city and to get some exercise!

    Go see a movie in the park! 

    There are so many parks in New York City. Get a large blanket, some snacks, and your best friends and find a spot on the grass. Enjoy a movie on a big screen in the park.

    Find a park near your home or school. 

    https://www.nycgovparks.org/park-features/parks-list?boro=M

    Finally, visit a botanical garden! 

    Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island each have big beautiful gardens filled with flowers that bloom in May. Visiting a botanical garden can be an exciting and fun time for a family, a date, or alone.

    Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

    The Bronx: Home » New York Botanical Garden (nybg.org)

    Queens: Queens Botanical Garden – Flushing, New York

    Brooklyn: Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Brooklyn Botanic Garden (bbg.org)

    Staten Island: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden (snug-harbor.org)

    For more fun ideas check the website below!

    50 Fantastic Outdoor Activities in NYC | Frugal Frolicker

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    Spring is in the Air- and so are Allergies

    As spring arrives in beautiful New York city, so does something not so beautiful- allergies!

    Many people suffer from allergies. This can cause many problems, like itchiness, red eyes, sneezing, a runny nose, swelling (1) and much more.

    How can you feel better? How can you beat the allergies this spring?

    The Website, WebMD , has 5 ways that can help! 

    1. Stay indoors more (limit your time outdoors)

    This is easy. The trees and flowers that cause allergies are outside. Stay inside to keep yourself away from their pollen.

    1. Take medicine

    Many allergy medicines can stop you from getting a runny nose and an itchy face, but be careful! They can also make you sleepy. 

    1. Take medicine 1 week early (Protect yourself early on)

    If you take medicine early, it will already be in your body when you need it.

    1. Take natural medicine (Get Natural Relief)

    Some herbal medicines help allergies too! Remember to talk to a doctor about safety. 

    1. Make small changes at home (Tweak your home)

    There are small ways to make your home a place without allergies. You can close your windows, take off your shoes when you come inside the house, vacuum, and don’t smoke. Smoking makes allergies worse!

    Enjoy the spring, but remember to beware of allergies!

    (1) Swelling

    Reference:

    Spring Allergy Fixes: Medicine, Herbs, Allergy-Proofing Your Home (webmd.com)

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtuZ6i1k0diIH_gxmN6li6pvyBwyW3d1Dr7mCftv-6dPUV4g/viewform?embedded=true

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