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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!
Barn full of Goats
Guests are welcomed into our beautiful barn where there will be a short explanation about how to safely interact with our goats and then we will head into our goat pen for your "goat therapy" hour! Guests are often surprised at how friendly our goats are! Goats are funny, curious creatures who are very smart and capable of knowing their names and learning daily routines. And since this is a working dairy goat farm every spring there will be a lot of bouncy GOAT BABIES to play with!! While visiting please feel free to ask questions, we love to talk about our goats and share what we have learned through our experience as dairy goat farmers. You are welcome to take photos and share them on social media but please tag our farm, we'd love to see your pictures! We can’t wait for you to join us on the farm and meet our amazing goats! Trust me, you’ll be glad you did! Check out all of our reviews! Other things to note: 1. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided 2. Goats like to taste things, please consider wearing long hair up and no dangling earrings. 3. No pets allowed, service animals are permitted. If you require a service animal please notify the farm prior to your arrival. The service animal will be allowed in the barn but may not be allowed in the pen, goats are very nervous around dogs. 4. Please wear clothing/shoes that can get dirty.

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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.
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!
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.
Private Photoshoot at World Famous Brooklyn Bridge/Dumbo
READ ( If you have a different time or day let me know here 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 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 will be taken and explore an amazing location, where we will create the best photos for your private collection or album, While I show and give you a tour of the neighborhood showing you all of its history You are going to be be exploring Brooklyn Bridge and dumbo place where you will never forget And I will be photographing you or you party to capture those moments You will have one month once i you send you the link. Make sure to keep the picture safe. 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
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
Terrarium Workshop, Sip and Plant
Escape the bustling cityscape of New York and immerse yourself in a lush, tropical paradise with our Wardian case terrarium workshop. Step into the world of botanical wonder, where you can create your very own self-sustaining ecosystem with ease while enjoying your favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and indulging in delicious snacks – all included in the workshop price. Gardening has been proven to reduce stress and boost well-being. Escape the daily grind and unwind in a tranquil green oasis. Our knowledgeable instructors will not only guide you through the process but also share insights about plant care, the fascinating world of tropical flora, and the importance of these ecosystems. Join us for a Wardian Case Terrarium Workshop and experience the beauty of nature without leaving the heart of New York City. Whether you choose a cozy corner of our studio or your office space, we're here to guide you on a journey into the world of tropical wonder. Book your workshop today and let the green magic unfold!
Five Waterfalls Catskill History and Ecology Walk
Put on your Indiana Jones cap and explore a lost civilisation of Indian, Dutch, English and American settlers through their rock structures left behind. Learn about how 400 years of civilization changed the Catskills Forest and who or what is changing it today. On our 1 mile journey deep into the forever wilderness we provide an understanding through evidence of why the current flora and fauna exist from its humble beginnings about 15,000 years ago today. The beautiful five cascading pools of the historic Vernooy Kill Falls provide opportunities for children and pets to enjoy humans first touch of the natural cool waters. No business or civilisation exists upstream so this water is at its purist and provides opportunities to slide or jump into pools that nature has created over hundreds of million of years. In 1664, a French Hugenot named Cornelius Vernooy immigrated from Holland and founded a mill in 1703 to satisfy the demand of local farmers. His mill complex survives, unpreserved, as a testament to the early Americans that used it before and after the war for Independence. The contrast of the 20’ tall rock wall transports us back to the time of Rip Van Winkle. With campfire rings and swimming pools available, you are free to spend as much time at the falls as you like (3 day limit for campers) or you can maybe join Scott as he walks back to the Trails End parking lot.
Surf Lessons on Long Island, NY
The surf lesson is 1.5 hours long. We'll do 10 minutes of instruction on the beach and the remaining 80 minutes surfing in the water. We'll meet at the beach, which ever is good for you. Talk surf and safety, practice paddling and pop-ups on the beach, then get in the water and put it all together. I'll swim out with you, put you into position, and push you into some waves. You'll be surfing your very first wave in no time! Other things to note Surf lessons are available everyday from 8am-8pm. Just let me know me know when you would like to go. Transportation is available for a small fee.
Sustainable Ecosystem in a Sealed Bottle, Sip and Terrarium
Escape the bustling cityscape of NJ and immerse yourself in a lush, tropical paradise with our Wardian case terrarium workshop. Step into the world of botanical wonder, where you can create your very own self-sustaining ecosystem with ease while enjoying your favorite alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and indulging in delicious snacks – all included in the workshop price. Gardening has been proven to reduce stress and boost well-being. Escape the daily grind and unwind in a tranquil green oasis. Our knowledgeable instructors will not only guide you through the process but also share insights about plant care, the fascinating world of tropical flora, and the importance of these ecosystems. You can craft a one-of-a-kind terrarium that reflects your personality and style. Your living masterpiece will continue to thrive long after the workshop, serving as a reminder of your creative accomplishment. This workshop encourages collaboration and creativity, fostering stronger connections among participants, making it great for team building and corporate events. We provide all the essential materials, including the Wardian cases, live tropical plants, nutrient-rich soil, decorative elements, and expert guidance to craft your unique terrarium. No prior gardening experience is required.
Horseback riding at Letchworth
Take a leisurely ride amidst the Letchworth State Park forest, where you have the possibility of seeing many species of wild life all while on the back of a seasoned, safe trail horse. Upon arrival, our guests will receive a quick lesson on how to handle their horse before mounting and beginning their trail ride into this beautiful, popular park. The horses we provide are quiet, respectful horses that are easy to ride so that you can just sit and enjoy the scenery. Our trail rides are perfect for couples who are looking for a romantic, peaceful getaway where they can enjoy both nature and horses.
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