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Happy Hump Day NYC!!! Pipeline opens at Lincoln Center and the New York Empire Tennis continues. Plus, check out a flick or two.


With summer winding down, we are all about outdoor activities! Three of ’em for ya tonight.


See one of tennis’ best at The Garden, catch a New York hockey rivalry, a new B’way show, or an amazing exhibit tribute to NYC.

Skiing in the Flatlands? Four Lakes Proves it Possible

Yes, it’s true that Illinois is about as flat of a state as they come, but believe it or not, skiing (yes, downhill) is possible without driving to Wisconsin or flying to Colorado. Four Lakes is the place to get in some fun skiing, snowboarding and sledding without leaving Illinois.

FourLakes4The Four Lakes Ski & Snowboard School is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and uses the American Teaching System, which makes it a great place for starters, newcomers and those wanting a little change in their routine (a.k.a. a fun idea for a date!). Besides, you’re not going to beat the prices; you may shell out hundreds up nort’ in Wisconsin whereas here on “Fab Fridays,” all day skiing will only set you back $15.00!

Once the snow has melted, Four Lakes keeps going with summer activities like private party rooms, volleyball leagues, tournaments, court rentals and golf leagues.

Golf to Horseback Riding at Rock Creek Park

Picture 14Located in the heart of D.C., Rock Creek Park is not your average run-of-the-mill park. There is much more to do than just your usual stroll or picnic: play 18-holes at the Rock Creek Golf Course; swing a racket at the tennis courts; rollerblade or bike; rent a kayak, canoe or even a small sailboat at the boat center.

Want something more unique? Take a horseback riding lesson on the 13 miles of wide, dirt and gravel bridle trails in the northern section of the park.

But for those who just want to relax, this national park is great for that as well. Beautiful trees, fields, wild animals (coyotes!), and the serene sights and sounds of Rock Creek make a perfect setting for a hike on one of the many paths. You can even have a cell phone tour in specific areas. Just call the number and listen to a park ranger give a two-minute narration on various aspects of the park.