Bar Car Night in the Garden

Shortly before Christmas, my friend and I rode the train from Grand Central Station to the Bronx for an event at the New York Botanical Garden.

On select weekend evenings throughout the holiday season, the Garden presents a festive program anchored by the popular Holiday Train ShowBar Car Nights. Guests can enjoy performers, food trucks, live ice sculpting, dueling pianists, the train exhibit, and, of course, alcoholic beverages. Yes, Bar Car Nights are adults-only.

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Crossing the Empire State

Last week, a minor emergency prompted a last-minute change to an already postponed family visit to Western New York State. Not wanting to call off my long-awaited and now necessary trip, I purchased a round-trip ticket from New York to Rochester on Amtrak’s Empire Service line.

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