Fall is the perfect time of the year to experience the outdoors as they should be...with plenty of nature in sight! Since this is so hard to come by in New York City, the options are minimal. That's why we suggest taking a tour of the famous sights of the city by cruising around the harbor. Check out the most festive Fall cruises the city has to offer!
Hornblower Cruises: Their Sights of the Season Cruise sets sail for the next two weekends (Oct. 27 & Nov. 3), allowing guests to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Hudson Valley foliage. The luxury yacht will serve continental breakfast, a fall-inspired lunch menu, never ending cider (spiked for those who wish), and a narration of the historic sights along the way. The cruises will take place from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy special delights from City Winery and Jacques Torres Chocolate. Tickets for adults are $159.
Fans of Hit the Lights and Four Year Strong may be in for a treat with City Lights’ In It to Win It. This Ohio based pop-punk band does not fall short with mixing in heavy beats, loads of guitar riffs and an entire album full of angst-driven lyrics to go with it; just the recipe that most fans of pop-punk have come to love.
The album could do without the Intro, which sounds too heavy and out of place for the otherwise fun, poppy album. Though most of this album seems to be based upon girl problems, there are nice changes in subject with songs like “I Made a Song on Garage Band and All I Got was This Lousy Record Deal” and “Where You’ve Been,” where lead singer Oshie croons “one day your life will flash before your eyes / so make sure it’s worth watching.” These two songs (laced with positive and motivating lyrics) are easily the tracks that stand out the most on In It to Win It, along with the acoustic version of “Lawnmower” which offers a tinge of sweetness to its alternative version on the record.
November is shaping to be a busy month for avid music buyers (you guys still exist, right?). Whether you're hitting your local record store every Tuesday or prefer the comfort of underwear iTunes shopping (the outside world is scary), there's no shortage of new releases that are worth your attention and dollar. Or if you're in the mood for some crushing rock anthems, are a big Community fan, or have been waiting for the re-emergence of some punk-loving hip-hoppers, there's something out there for you.
City Lights - In It To Win It