A Ferry to Sweets: Ride the Astoria Ferry to Dessert Goals

Ferry your way to desserts!

Catch the Astoria route ferry at 34th Street March 17th/18th or 24th/25th and head to Dessert Goals.

If you haven’t taken the Astoria ferry, it stops at:

  • Wall St./Pier 11
  • East 34th Street
  • Long Island City
  • Roosevelt Island
  • Astoria
Woman and man hanging out on NYC Ferry
Photo from NYC Ferry’s Instagram at @nyc_ferry

To learn more about events and places you can get to via nearby ferries, take a look at the NYC Ferries blog: ferry.nyc/blog/

Now back to desserts:

We mentioned Dessert Goal‘s event last year, because who can resist an event with Instagram pictures like these:

Push up cake pops - at Dessert Goals
From Dessert Goals’ Instagram (@omgdessertgoals) “Push up cake pops from @thepopcakeshop”
Toaster pastry - at Dessert Goals
From Dessert Goals’ Instagram (@omgdessertgoals): “You’ll never want to eat a standard toaster pastry after trying @megpiesnyc! These artisanal tarts are seriously raising our standards”
Donuts from Under West Donuts - at Dessert Goals
From Dessert Goals’ Instagram (@omgdessertgoals): Donuts from @underwestdonuts

It’s now their fourth fest in NYC! This one has exclusive desserts as well as “a savory Salt Bar to ‘cleanse your palette'” and you’ll also get “access to an outdoor deck on the water with panoramic views of Manhattan”.

We have that too – so if you bring back some desserts, you can enjoy them on the Plaza!

Waterside Plaza in Manhattan overlooking the East River - plaza with bright yellow chairs
Photo of Waterside’s Plaza by Steven Bart (katahdinphotogallery.com and @gurubart on Instagram)


Gallivant Through Gingerbread Lane

Visit Gingerbread Lane – on display until January 15th, 2017 at New York Hall of Science.

Gingerbread Lane - at New York Hall of Science
Gingerbread Lane – at New York Hall of Science

Possible history in the making! GingerBread Lane has won the Guinness World Record for 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the largest gingerbread village.  It’s competing for the record again this year. Will it win?

New York Hall of Science consistently has great educational and entertaining programing.

Happening over the next few days: View the winning images of the 2016 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition and learn how to Remake the Holidays by turning recyclables (like plastics, glasses and metals) into gifts. Fraction Mash even teaches children about fractions and how they apply to the world around them, in a unique – and artistic – way!