Built in the late 17 Century, the Military Park actually served as a training ground for Newark's militia. However, today it serves the locals with a beautiful park to relax and enjoy the evening. The park contains monument of the 'Wars of America' and a large concrete sword. The park also has an underground parking area. The Military Park hosts a variety of local events like the Common Greens, a popular farmers market, annual festivals like the Africa-Newark Festival and other concerts.
Covering 250 acres (101 hectares), the New York Botanical Garden is a blend of rocks, waterfalls, hills, rivers, woods, ponds, plants, and of course, flowers. The property is beautiful and a National Landmark and includes an interactive area for children. The restored Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is a Victorian-era greenhouse. Don't forget to visit the Shop in the Garden - a store which offers a wide range of goods, from books and garden products to jewelry and body products. Admission prices are higher during peak season, so check the website for details. For those interested in fresh fruits and vegetables, the garden hosts a farmer's market from June through November each year.
Considering themselves as not just a particular activity park, but a complete recreational park, the Gateway National Recreational Park is historic and lies in a condensed urban environment and still manages to offer a variety of activities like boating, hiking, swimming, bird watching and camping. This beauty was built to preserve the exclusivity of nature and culture and the recreational resources.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens hosts most of the major events in the professional tennis circuit. The center is named after Billie Jean King, the famous tennis player. Numerous tennis fans gather to witness some spectacular matches held here, with a bit of celebrity spotting thrown in as a bonus. Most famously, the US Open is played here, giving the venue a vibrant, carnival-esque atmosphere. The venue has both indoor and outdoor courts, with a seating capacity for thousands. Most of the courts are open daily with access to the public at nominal admission charges. Check the website for details of upcoming tournaments.
The stellar zoo located within the sprawling Central Park is one of the most recognized wildlife attractions in the city. Part of a network of four zoos within the city, Central Park Zoo adheres strictly to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices apart from boasting great facilities for the animals. Animal cages have been removed, in favor of open-air habitats. In the Polar Circle, glass walls allow you to see penguins and polar bears swimming just inches from your face.
Touted to be one of the largest parks in town, Pelham Bay Park is certainly worth a visit. Spread across a vast area of 2766 acres (1119 hectares), this park is a spacious stretch of greenery. Bounded by the Hutchinson River, Pelham Bay Park features a variety of landmarks that include The Bronx Victory Column & Memorial Grove, Glover's Rock, Bartow-Pell Mansion and Museum and more. Apart from that, there is also the Orchard Beach. The park also has sports facilities like running/walking trails, tennis courts, baseball fields, a softball area and a playground for kids. While the little ones are busy having fun, adults can enjoy a BBQ picnic here. Truly, Pelham Bay Park is an ideal place for a fun day out. For the list of events and nature walks held here, check website.
The celebrated First Presbyterian Congregation of Connecticut is also referred as the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church and is situated at Union County in New Jersey. It swanks of being the oldest church building in the township. While it was consecrated in 1730, the building was erected in 1782. The ancient historic church encompasses a land area of 1.5 acres (0.61 hectares) and is moreover built by utilizing bricks. The church site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A sail down the waters of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean is what awaits you when you join the leisure trip to Cape Liberty Cruise Port. This cruise is the second largest passenger carrying cruise, accommodating over 320,000 passengers. With an amicable staff and crew members, this cruise offers year-round cruise from January through March and also in November and December. Admist the splendid views of the pristine water, you can enjoy your celebrated trip. Check their website for more details.
The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens located in Montclair, New Jersey was founded in 1927 as ode to horticulturalist Frank Presby. It is predominantly an iris flower garden with 6 species and over 3000 varieties of irises, but also has a a variety of trees and flowering plants in its premises. The site is open to visitors free of charge.
Battery Park City is a 92-acre piece of land that was added to Lower Manhattan during the first excavation of the original World Trade Center towers in 1972. It is mostly residential, however there are a few notable attractions like the Brookfield Place shopping district, Pumphouse Park and superb views of Jersey and the Hudson. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is also located in Battery Park City as well as the Skyscraper Museum.
Le District is a mélange of several diverse outlets focused on the same central theme: delicious French cuisine. Le District is nothing short of a maze, and getting used to the place will take some time. It is easy to miss quaint restaurants and shops tucked away in corners, so take your time before deciding on a place to try. Le District caters to all budgets, it is easy to find some dish that is filling for USD5 to a wine that costs USD500. The French ambiance of Le District is indisputable and the place is a delight to visit, especially if you are a connoisseur on all things French.