Enjoy Spring like a real New Yorker
Hallelujah! Spring has officially kicked in the city, which means it’s finally time to leave your apartment hibernation and look forward to full-time sunshine and outdoor activities. Not too cold, not too hot, Spring is the perfect season in New York City – from the Cherry Blossom in Brooklyn and a picnic at Central Park to the various street fairs, creators markets and so many food and drinks festivals. Beyond the must-see attractions and famous events, take some time to go off the beaten track and immerse yourself into some of our city’s most valuable assets: its diversity and creativity. We, at Keenobby have made a selection for you.
The month of April kicks offs with a showcase of Brooklyn’s talent and creativity: the spring edition of the Brooklyn Makers Market (April 1-2). Taking place in one of Brooklyn’s architectural gems – the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, build in 1875 – you will have a chance to meet 100+ local artists and creators, shop tons of handmade products, taste great food, and attend some exclusive DIY workshops. The Market has become a hub for Brooklyn’s emerging artists, creators, movers and shakers – don’t miss it!
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Visiting New York City is a great opportunity to enrich your photo album and grow your community of followers on Instagram. Tina Boyadjieva, a professional photographer, will show you how. When she is not too busy taking headshots, and exhibiting her work, she will bring you on artistic tours and photo shoots through iconic and hidden spots of the city – from Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge to small streets of the West Village, Soho and Dumbo. Zoom in and out while discovering the city through multiple lenses. Tina loves to share the history of her favorite neighborhoods and memorize the experience with professional photo shoots.
Photo: Tina Boyadjieva
This is no secret: New Yorkers have a passion for food, and so does Shari Hershon, a fashion design executive and Chef in Chelsea. Besides cooking and baking all day, Shari transmits her passion for beautiful and delicious food to fellow foodies and curious fellows. Shari hosts cooking classes in her home kitchen where attendees can learn some of her best recipes, such as blueberry pies, vegan sweet treats or ricotta gnocchi. She also organizes food tours of the Chelsea Market and Union Square Greenmarket, followed by cooking parties and lunches with her guests.
Photo: Shari Hershon
Not a lot of us see New York City as a relaxing and healthy destination. Well, you would be surprised to see how much New Yorkers actually care for healthy lifestyles. Leslie Mullin, an artisanal bath and body creator, has decided to dedicate her professional life to natural self-care and organic beauty. During her free time, she will help you and locals take a break from the city and reload the battery with healthy DIY workshops and spa-cation experiences in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Photo: Leslie Mullin
Harlem has a new Shark in town. His name is Anthony Brown, a self-made fusion Chef with an ever-evolving passion for healthy food, physical fitness and spiritual awareness. In the comfort of his condo apartment in West Harlem, Anthony hosts recreational cooking experiences in a warm and intimate atmosphere where people can meet, make friends and have fun. A native New Yorker, he also loves to celebrate the city’s highlights with guests in the East Village, Harlem and Williamsburg.Photo: Anthony Brown
Who better to guide you through New York City than someone who lives and breaths the city. Hank Orenstein is a native New Yorker and has lived and worked all over the city. This only means that a tour experience with him will give you an up close and a molecular view of the city, its architecture and the diverse culture. He has worked as a visual artist, social worker, tour guide, college professor and real estate professional, which have given him a multi-textured and sophisticated perspective on what makes New York a transcendent place. The city to him is a spectacular mosaic of culture, cuisine, music and lifestyles – creating unlimited opportunities for exploration and discovery for visitors and locals alike.
Photo: Hank Orenstein
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