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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    Summertime Blues

    Here’s a classic old song for you about summertime with some good examples of informal English in it. Here is a key to some of these words along with the song’s lyrics:

    raise a fuss, raise a holler = cause trouble, yell loudly, make noise

    gonna = going to

    “No dice” = “No chance,” “It’s useless”

    ain’t = isn’t, aren’t

    gotta = got to, have to, must

    ’cause = because

    “You didn’t work a lick” = “You didn’t do any work”

    “Summertime Blues”

    by Eddie Cochran

    Well I’m a gonna raise a fuss, I’m gonna raise a holler
    About working all summer just to try and earn a dollar
    Every time I call my baby to try to get a date
    My boss says, “No dice, son, you gotta work late.”
    Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do
    But there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

    Well, my mom and papa told me, “Son, you gotta make some money
    If you want to use the car to go riding next Sunday”
    Well, I didn’t go to work, told the boss I was sick
    “Now you can’t use the car ’cause you didn’t work a lick”
    Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do
    ‘Cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

    I’m gonna take two weeks, gonna have a fun vacation
    I’m gonna take my problem to the United Nations
    Well, I called my Congressman and he said quote
    “I’d like to help you son, but you’re too young to vote”
    Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do
    But there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues

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    What Kind of Vegetarian Are You?

    Have you ever wondered why there are so many vegetarians in America and why they have different titles for different vegetarians? Let’s find out what kinds of vegetarians are out there and what kinds of vegetarians your friends are.

    1. Flexitarian: Flexible + Vegetarian
    2. Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian: Lacto is from the Latin word for milk and Ovo is from the Latin word for egg.
    3. Lacto-Vegetarian
    4. Pesco-Vegetarian, Pescatarian, or Pescetarian: Pesce means fish in Italian.
    5. Raw Food Vegan: Raw means uncooked in English.
    6. Semi-Vegetarian: Semi means half in Latin.
    7. Vegan

    The definitions are not the same everywhere and it is possible to have more types of them in the future. Aren’t you sure what kinds of vegetarians your friends are yet? Let’s study more here!

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