By Samantha Chapnick
On April 11, New York City will be the best place to be to do some serious skiing, whitewater rafting, golfing and fly-fishing.
The state of Colorado is taking over Madison Square Park (23rd and Broadway, not to be confused with Madison Square Garden!) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., giving anyone who stops by a chance to experience a Colorado vacation.
My favorite part is the custom treat created by the best custard maker in New York City (The Shake Shack). Apparently, they created a special dessert specifically for the event: "Colorado’s High Altitude Concrete." This lemon verbena custard dessert will be mixed with a wild berry compote and a homemade granola.
If, unlike for me, food is not reason enough to venture forth, here are some more:
- Rock climb on a challenging rock wall or try the new line of commuter bikes from REI.
Practice your golf swing with Colorado Springs pros.
Listen to live music from Denver artists Angie Stephens and Jill Stevenson.
Downhill ski on a state-of-the-art ski simulator.
Get up close and personal with Colorado wildlife.
Kayak the whitewater rapids of Chafee County.
Watch the gravity-defying Breckenridge mountain bike stunt team.
Fly fish with a Fort Collins pro angler.
Throw a lasso and join a campfire "sing-a-long" with a dude ranch cowboy.
Pose for a photo with a Durango cowboy on horseback.
Be entertained by street performers and "buskers" from Boulder‘s famed Pearl Street Mall.
Take part in an on-camera "screen test" with award-winning filmmaker and director of the
Independence Film Fest of Colorado.
- Unwind and pamper yourself with a massage from the Aspen Club & Spa.
- Sample award-winning chili and spices from Snowmass‘ Chili and
- Enter to win one of four Colorado vacations and pick up valuable Colorado information at the