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Goatie Cuddle!
Put life on pause and relax, as you absorb an hour of tranquility! Let yourself go! Rediscover your wonder and appreciation of the “little things” that nature has to offer…in a charming, artistic, and whimsical setting…with goats! Spend some time chillin’ with goats! Take them on short hike on our nature trails! Maybe even jump on the trampoline with a goat! An adventurous spirit, a love of nature, and a Goatie Cuddle can give you that unique, fun experience you’ve been looking for! Perfect for the whole family! Other things to note: *Mariaville Goat Farm is located @ 233 North Rd, Pattersonville, NY 12137; please map prior to booking to ensure that this experience is within a reasonable distance for you. *Delicious picnic and bagged lunches can add that special touch to your experience! Please contact hosts for details and payment. *Larger groups may be accommodated upon request. The Goatie Cuddle experience is best when tailored to smaller, more intimate (rather than mixed) groups. *Please note that we host special events (especially around holidays) so if you are not seeing availability here, please visit our website: mariavillegoatfarm dot com.
Private Photoshoot in the World Famous Time Square
READ ( the experience is 50 min to 1 hour you can check my IG capture_by_J But contact me here only you'll be sent 28 to 30 photos added by each persons to the photo experience in just a few days after the photoshoot is over in 4 to 7 days by a link that will immortalize your trip And NO you don’t have to pay extra for the photos it’s included on the package Also you don’t have to worry about other people, if you book with me it’s a private photoshoot. It will be just for you or your party You will be taken to an amazing location, where we will create the best photos for your private collection or album. Unique approach to individual photo session with me, While You see the neighborhood You gone be exploring Time Square and midtown during the day as well In a city Where celebrities and people all over come to explore. It's full with cultur and style building, streets and restaurants a place where you will never forget And I will be photographing you or you party to capture those moments If it rains we can reschedule no canceling depending how strong the rain is And if you are more then 15 minutes I will assume that you’re not coming and leave Once I send the pictures The responsibility is not mine anymore The link will be available for 2 month after I send you the photos Make sure to keep them save and I’m not responsible for any of your belongings
The Full-Day "See It All" NYC Tour!
(PLEASE NOTE: If you need a date that's full or not on the calendar, please message us. We will do our best to squeeze you in!) Hi folks! New York City is the greatest city in the world and I want you to have the greatest time ever! This is mostly a walking tour but we also take the subway and of course a gorgeous boat ride on the harbor to see the Statue of Liberty! Our tour is also great for groups & families. Here is the itinerary: This is a Full Day Tour. We cover a LOT!! -Explore beautiful Central Park -See the magnificent & world famous Plaza Hotel -Stroll along expensive & fancy 5th Avenue -Magnificent architecture of St. Patrick's Cathedral ( we go INSIDE not just outside!) -Rockefeller Center/NBC Studios -Diamond District -Times Square (the most exciting place in the world!) -Lunch Break -Freedom Tower -9/11 Memorial -Wall Street (NY Stock Exchange) -Boat Ride Across scenic New York Harbor! -Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island views -New York Skyline views -Brooklyn Bridge views We'll also view movie & TV locations, stop for plenty of pictures, try to spot celebrities, and much more!
Guided Winter Hiking Adventure - Gear & Photos Included
Guests will meet host near the entrance to the Catskills in Palenville, New York, where winter is finally here! After a brief intro and gear check, well head up into the mountains - with scenic vistas, frozen waterfalls, and pristine summits - there's an adventure waiting - no matter your skill level. Learn about the flora, fauna and geography along the way as you immerse in the best of the Catskills with a licensed hiking guide & adventure photographer. All needed winter gear is included and provided. Hikes range in difficulty from easy to challenging and I do my best to tune to the overall skill level of the group. Whether you're a first time hiker or seasoned mountaineer - I'm excited to share my favorite hikes and hidden gems of the mountains with you. Throughout the hike, I’ll be capturing you and the scenery with my professional camera and iPhone, which I will AirDrop (email for Android users) Professional shots (from 42 megapixel mirrorless camera) emailed after hike For full day hike options, send me a message! Other things to note -I am a NYS DEC Licensed Hiking & Camping Guide (Badge #8246 - CPR, AED, & Wilderness First Aid Certified! -Solo travelers please message prior to booking, as I will try to match up with other solo bookers. Most trips I do require a 2 person minimum, but can be flexible! -Senior hikers, please message prior to booking!
Central Park Walking Tour
MEET & GREET near The Plaza Hotel located at 59th Street & Fifth Avenue. Exact meeting location in front of the Pulitzer Fountain across from the hotel and park. Leaving no more than 10 min following start time, we cross a busy street entering the great park TOGETHER. NOW SHOWTIME! HIGHLIGHTS include Gapstow Bridge, The Mall, Sheep Meadow, Bethesda Terrace, Ramble, Bow Bridge, Strawberry Fields. ALWAYS add more to the list when time allows. TOPICS include: history, design, music, nature, water, film, current events----NOTHING if off limits. STYLE is story form breaking down the BIG CITY through the PARK EYES. SPEED Flow of this stroll includes 2 hrs mostly walking, maybe a quick rest on one of the park’s iconic green benches. While mostly flat, occasional hills and steps. Keeping it moving is the goal for 120 minutes. If different pace & no steps is ideal, private tours available where we go preferred pace. ENDING Strawberry Fields is final stop at 72nd Street & Central Park West. Near several subway lines & Upper West Side cafes, museums, brownstones, & Lincoln Center. FEW REASONS WHY ME We won't get lost. I work with various schools and their students for park enrichment. Two hours off the city grid is always necessary. Licensed sightseeing guide. Park & storyteller trained. Opportunity for new friendship!

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Art as Divination- intuit inner guidance through painting
Explore painting as a means for therapeutic inner work and divining the subconscious with visionary artist Sfera Louis. Align with the loveliest & loftiest visions for yourself and the whole of humanity & earth in this pivotal time, through art. Meet with others on a similar path; the desire to BE the change we wish to see in the world; expanding collective consciousness through present moment awareness, excavating inner truths, transmuting what needs to be alchemized, and finding the north star of the compass of your true self. Sfera invites you to her beautiful light-filled art studio, a true sanctuary, to immerse yourself into a creative flow using paint to divine your path. She provides supplies & guidance, all you need to do is show up. A context of radical wholeness is the ground in which we'll plant our thought garden. As within, so without.. Tending to our own being is the only activism we have real power in. Formerly a traditional activist, in light of the political expression of the world of 2020, Sfera turned inward, using the tools gleaned from a lifetime of art to hone her skills for navigating the turbulent waters of our time. Aligning oneself, then letting go & trusting the process works for art as well as any manifestation. Mani = hand... Like Harold and his Purple Crayon we too can paint our way through this wild adventure of life & collective healing.
Weave a wabi-sabi tapestry in Brooklyn
When you step into Loop of the Loom, light music and cheerful colors invite you to a pre-set loom waiting for you. In this experience, you will create your own tapestry piece to take home and hang on your wall. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - Within the first minute you can start weaving by yourself! don’t worry, it’s very easy and fun! ZEN WEAVING IS YOUR CREATIVE JOURNEY - Relax…this is "Zen weaving". Find tranquility and meditation in the steady rhythm of the loom. NO 'MISTAKES' - Weave as freely as you like, we cherish the imperfections that only the human touch can make! Unlike traditional weaving, we won't teach you how to make 'perfect' machine-like fabric. Instead, we encourage you to let your creative mind run free. Throughout your session we will be on hand to answer any questions and help if you need assistance. WABI-SABI - Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese philosophy of finding beauty in nature and soul. We encourage you to express your true self through your SAORI weaving, using the unlimited yarns and materials available. TAKE HOME MEMORIES & ART - Enjoy the class with your family, friends and loved ones. Not only will you take home a beautiful handmade tapestry for your home, you will also keep the wonderful memories you made together. This experience is also available for large groups / parties / corporate events - Please message to inquire.
Deep Meditation Sound Exploratory Experience
A space designed to produce, study and experience sound, music and meditation. Our mission is promote wellness and healing through music and sound vibration while preserving the teachings and practices of Shabd & Nāda Yoga. Come to experience the sounds of tabla, khartal, sarod, tanpura, sitar, manjira, gong, harp and much more. www.suryarecords.com www.artoftabla.com www.khartal.com www.electrobones.com
Afro Fusion Dinner and Cooking class
The experience is taking a culinary trip through the world from the perspective of an African chef . It's a fusion of different food from all around the world with a particular emphasis on Africa. A 5course meal with 2 complementary cocktail. Also there will be cooking demonstration by the chef. Guest will be thought how to make Jolloff Rice First course Fish peper soup or vegan peppered soup or Samosas and vegan mashed potatoes ( depending on market availability) Second course Jerk chicken dumplings or spicy shrimp dumplings or vegan dumplings Thirdcourse Jollof rice vegan or non vegan 4th course Spicy peppered shrimp Or beef short ribs in buka sauce ( an African sauce made with palm oil) or sweet Savory vegan chicken or Fried red snappers in pineapple sauce Deserts Agege bread pudding.(African hard dough bread made into pudding) Vegan or non vegan or cheese cake.
NYC's Off The Beaten Path Food Tour
A South Asian food experience led by South Asian women! Where we come from, food is the expression of love. Growing up South Asian, our families expressed their love by making our favorite Bangladeshi dishes or surprising us randomly with cut fruit when we needed it most. Being in Jackson Heights, NYC's most culturally rich and diverse neighborhood, makes us feel like we are back home! On our tour, you will: - Meet with Ameera or Sadia - Go to 3-5 different Bangladeshi and Himalayan restaurants - Learn about history and culture of this neighborhood that is bustling with locals eating and selling food native to their homes - Leave feeling full! Our ask is simple - come hungry and open-minded. Our goal is for our guests to leave with a greater appreciation for the South Asian and Himalayan diasporic communities in New York. This is the only South Asian led Airbnb food experience in Queens! Other things to note: - The tour is inclusive of all the food as well as Airbnb charges. - If the dates/times listed don’t work for your schedule, don’t hesitate to reach out to see if we can accommodate you! - The tour can’t accommodate vegan and gluten free diets, but a vegetarian variation of this tour can be accommodated - let us know when you book! - This tour is suitable for locals, national and international tourists! Everyone leaves feeling like they have gained new knowledge.

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Goatie Cuddle!
Put life on pause and relax, as you absorb an hour of tranquility! Let yourself go! Rediscover your wonder and appreciation of the “little things” that nature has to offer…in a charming, artistic, and whimsical setting…with goats! Spend some time chillin’ with goats! Take them on short hike on our nature trails! Maybe even jump on the trampoline with a goat! An adventurous spirit, a love of nature, and a Goatie Cuddle can give you that unique, fun experience you’ve been looking for! Perfect for the whole family! Other things to note: *Mariaville Goat Farm is located @ 233 North Rd, Pattersonville, NY 12137; please map prior to booking to ensure that this experience is within a reasonable distance for you. *Delicious picnic and bagged lunches can add that special touch to your experience! Please contact hosts for details and payment. *Larger groups may be accommodated upon request. The Goatie Cuddle experience is best when tailored to smaller, more intimate (rather than mixed) groups. *Please note that we host special events (especially around holidays) so if you are not seeing availability here, please visit our website: mariavillegoatfarm dot com.
Private Photoshoot in the World Famous Time Square
READ ( the experience is 50 min to 1 hour you can check my IG capture_by_J But contact me here only you'll be sent 28 to 30 photos added by each persons to the photo experience in just a few days after the photoshoot is over in 4 to 7 days by a link that will immortalize your trip And NO you don’t have to pay extra for the photos it’s included on the package Also you don’t have to worry about other people, if you book with me it’s a private photoshoot. It will be just for you or your party You will be taken to an amazing location, where we will create the best photos for your private collection or album. Unique approach to individual photo session with me, While You see the neighborhood You gone be exploring Time Square and midtown during the day as well In a city Where celebrities and people all over come to explore. It's full with cultur and style building, streets and restaurants a place where you will never forget And I will be photographing you or you party to capture those moments If it rains we can reschedule no canceling depending how strong the rain is And if you are more then 15 minutes I will assume that you’re not coming and leave Once I send the pictures The responsibility is not mine anymore The link will be available for 2 month after I send you the photos Make sure to keep them save and I’m not responsible for any of your belongings
Horseback riding in the Catskill Mountains
Take a guided horseback riding tour on our 300+ acres of private mountain trails lead by an experienced guide. After signing up and meeting the horses, we will show you the skills you need to ride through our trails. You will be accompanied by an experienced trail guide the entire time. This is a beginner friendly ride, most of the ride is walking, we go at the pace of the least experienced rider in the group. If you would like to do some more trotting, don't want to ride in a group, or are experienced, we recommend booking a private ride. The ride itself is 1 hour long and is done in a western saddle. The minimum age is 7 years to ride. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or requests before booking!
The Full-Day "See It All" NYC Tour!
(PLEASE NOTE: If you need a date that's full or not on the calendar, please message us. We will do our best to squeeze you in!) Hi folks! New York City is the greatest city in the world and I want you to have the greatest time ever! This is mostly a walking tour but we also take the subway and of course a gorgeous boat ride on the harbor to see the Statue of Liberty! Our tour is also great for groups & families. Here is the itinerary: This is a Full Day Tour. We cover a LOT!! -Explore beautiful Central Park -See the magnificent & world famous Plaza Hotel -Stroll along expensive & fancy 5th Avenue -Magnificent architecture of St. Patrick's Cathedral ( we go INSIDE not just outside!) -Rockefeller Center/NBC Studios -Diamond District -Times Square (the most exciting place in the world!) -Lunch Break -Freedom Tower -9/11 Memorial -Wall Street (NY Stock Exchange) -Boat Ride Across scenic New York Harbor! -Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island views -New York Skyline views -Brooklyn Bridge views We'll also view movie & TV locations, stop for plenty of pictures, try to spot celebrities, and much more!
Guided Winter Hiking Adventure - Gear & Photos Included
Guests will meet host near the entrance to the Catskills in Palenville, New York, where winter is finally here! After a brief intro and gear check, well head up into the mountains - with scenic vistas, frozen waterfalls, and pristine summits - there's an adventure waiting - no matter your skill level. Learn about the flora, fauna and geography along the way as you immerse in the best of the Catskills with a licensed hiking guide & adventure photographer. All needed winter gear is included and provided. Hikes range in difficulty from easy to challenging and I do my best to tune to the overall skill level of the group. Whether you're a first time hiker or seasoned mountaineer - I'm excited to share my favorite hikes and hidden gems of the mountains with you. Throughout the hike, I’ll be capturing you and the scenery with my professional camera and iPhone, which I will AirDrop (email for Android users) Professional shots (from 42 megapixel mirrorless camera) emailed after hike For full day hike options, send me a message! Other things to note -I am a NYS DEC Licensed Hiking & Camping Guide (Badge #8246 - CPR, AED, & Wilderness First Aid Certified! -Solo travelers please message prior to booking, as I will try to match up with other solo bookers. Most trips I do require a 2 person minimum, but can be flexible! -Senior hikers, please message prior to booking!
Unique Trail Riding on Horseback
Come join us for a trail ride! Maximum of 2 riders, this guided trail ride provides an intimate and tailored trail riding experience on horseback for everyone to enjoy. We have over 85 acres of trails and guides will tailor the ride to what suits your experience and wants. WHEN BOOKING: We send out instructions and directions automatically once booked via message. Please check this message and read through, so you know where to go.
Speakeasy and secret bar tour
Established in 2014, me and my team have proudly been the first to operate Speakeasy experiences in NYC. We will take you to 3 completely concealed and hidden establishments. All 3 locations are completely hidden, no obvious bars in between. Some through vault doors with a required code and some that are down an alleys with multiple doors where you would need to know which door to open. Some even have all the drinks still in tea cups in case the police would raid them back in 1920's and was featured in the TV show Boardwalk Empire for its historical accurate decor and atmosphere. We provide historical facts by history teachers with educational and tour guide licenses. Our facts are solely from cross referenced academic sources. We furthermore work in conjunction NYC City Hall and the NYC Hall of Records to ensure the authenticity of the historical claims by each establishment we visit. —> DRINKS NOT INCLUDED <—- This experience is AVAILABLE IN FRENCH, ITALIAN, GERMAN, SPANISH and English. Please make sure to submit a request in a message if you want the experience in a different language. PLEASE do NOT book this is you are landing to the airport the same day after 11 am. If the experience is fully booked, we also offers the same experience and also offer the East Village Speakeasy experience on Airbnb as well.
Art with Heart, Paint with Rescue Goats
Traditional art classes can be intimidating. This laid-back atmosphere is perfect for anyone looking to try out their painting skills. Plus, everything is better with GOATS! A brief introduction of the residents and tour of the sanctuary is followed by setting up materials and getting creative. With an approach of “art as therapy”, we can be as instructive or inspiring as each guest needs. We provide the professional art materials, easels, smocks complimentary beverages and the super cute, affectionate goats! You can either bring your masterpiece home or donate it to the sanctuary to help them raise funds. Please note: * This activity is bested suited for participants over the age of 13. *This activity is rain or shine, with the exception of local weather advisories. * There is a portapotty on-site as a convenience and for emergencies only. * While you might be able to get an Uber/Lyft/cab to our location, it is VERY difficult to find the same service for a return trip. Please plan accordingly!
Private Photoshoot at World Famous Brooklyn Bridge/Dumbo
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Walk an Alpaca Unique Vermont Interactive Farm Experience
Alpaca interaction and Experience you will hand feed, pet and walk an alpaca on a lead. Learn about Alpacas and how they communicate with each other, how they live in family groups and why this experience is becoming one of the more popular and unusual things to do on your Vermont visit. Fun for all ages, small groups or for sharing a time with that special someone. An hour with an alpaca to wander the farm or walk along the river. Sounds like the perfect date, family time or bring your friends along. Experiences are hourly starting at 11am with the last walk at 4pm in the winter months. Please check our availability on the date you request. You can also message me here for dates and times not listed. Alpaca walk and interaction often sells out especially weekend’s so please plan accordingly. Walks with just your private group are available. This is very cost effective when you have more than 4 people. Everyone who comes to the farm will have an opportunity to walk an Alpaca as part of experience. This may extend your visit time so please plan accordingly. Couples will each have an Alpaca based on availability. Groups, depending on size will receive up to 3 alpacas. Couples will receive at least one Alpaca based on how many others are in the same time slot. I look forward to meeting you and hope you stop by.
Private Photoshoot in the World Famous New York City
READ ( If you have a different time you can message me and if you want a specific location in NYC just send me a message ) you'll be sent 28 to 30 photos added by each persons to the photo experience in just a few days after the photoshoot is over in about 4 to 7 days by a link that will immortalize your trip And NO you don’t have to pay extra for the photos it’s included on the package Also you don’t have to worry about other people, if you book with me it’s a private photoshoot. It will be just for you or your party You gone be exploring 1 location in New York City you can pick one of any location in NYC just send me a message ( exp. Brooklyn bring, Time Square, Central Park, SoHo, Upper East Side Williamsburg... any place in NY from there you will be taken to that amazing location, where we will create the best photos for your private collection or album. Unique approach to individual photo session with me If it rains we can reschedule no canceling depending how strong the rain is And if you are more then 15 minutes late without messing me I will assume that you’re not coming and leave Once I send the pictures The responsibility is not mine anymore The link will be available for 2 month after I send you the photos Make sure to keep them save and I’m not responsible for any of your belongings
Central Park Walking Tour
MEET & GREET near The Plaza Hotel located at 59th Street & Fifth Avenue. Exact meeting location in front of the Pulitzer Fountain across from the hotel and park. Leaving no more than 10 min following start time, we cross a busy street entering the great park TOGETHER. NOW SHOWTIME! HIGHLIGHTS include Gapstow Bridge, The Mall, Sheep Meadow, Bethesda Terrace, Ramble, Bow Bridge, Strawberry Fields. ALWAYS add more to the list when time allows. TOPICS include: history, design, music, nature, water, film, current events----NOTHING if off limits. STYLE is story form breaking down the BIG CITY through the PARK EYES. SPEED Flow of this stroll includes 2 hrs mostly walking, maybe a quick rest on one of the park’s iconic green benches. While mostly flat, occasional hills and steps. Keeping it moving is the goal for 120 minutes. If different pace & no steps is ideal, private tours available where we go preferred pace. ENDING Strawberry Fields is final stop at 72nd Street & Central Park West. Near several subway lines & Upper West Side cafes, museums, brownstones, & Lincoln Center. FEW REASONS WHY ME We won't get lost. I work with various schools and their students for park enrichment. Two hours off the city grid is always necessary. Licensed sightseeing guide. Park & storyteller trained. Opportunity for new friendship!
Tour a Horse Sanctuary with the Founder/Executive Director
You will be greeted at our entrance and will be guided on a private tour by the founder and executive director, Deanna Mancuso. You will learn how LOHR began, the programs offered now and what the goals are for the future. You will see all the animals at the sanctuary, all the horses and the goats. You will also have a back stage pass to see where the animals' meals are prepared and how the animals are cared for. Other things to note Please wear comfortable shoes. We will be on a farm; if it's sunny, bring sunblock; if it's been rainy, it will be muddy. Please be prepared so you can have the most enjoyable experience possible.
Comic book and Manga tour around New York City
Comic book and Manga store tour! (Ideal for Families and Large Groups!) -Comic book lovers, I'm a writer and author and would love to give you a tour of comic book stores in Brooklyn! -Ideal for Large Families looking to take their children's to see all their favorite comic book and manga superheroes! -We will also stop for Ice Cream! -This is a very family friendly event, I've taught and mentor younger students. -We will see all the iconic Comic book stores in Brooklyn -We will go the following stores: -Anyone's Comic( 1216 Union St Brooklyn, NY 11225) -Desert Island( 540 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 112110 And many more in Brooklyn!
Manhattan Architecture & Urban Design Walk
Curious about how and why Manhattan is built up the way it is? Looking for a fun, alternative daytime activity to do during your visit? A departure from your average sightseeing tour, you'll be receiving the "locals-only treatment" that won't disappoint. Using curated sites on the streets as our canvas, this Experience explores the Big Apple’s built landscape through world-class architecture, fascinating urban planning, and fun facts about the city's early days along the way. You'll also learn about the history and details of structures that are overlooked in everyday life, and how buildings and public spaces have informed each other from the late 19th century until today. David tours guests through either the Chelsea/Meatpacking area or the Lower East Side/SoHo area. Each stop along the tour's route will discuss a different theme of planning and architecture that will build upon each other until the conclusion of the tour. The walking tour will last 2.5 hours and either route covers the same topics. Guests will have the opportunity to walk indoors to stop for a snack/beverage along the way, and there will be plenty of opportunities to use the restroom. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and please be sure to bring plenty of water during the summers. For inclement weather, please stay tuned the day before in case of cancellation or rescheduling.
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