York, Pa.

Susquehanna Ale Trail


The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau has come up with its first official ale trail. Brewers along the Susquehanna Ale Trail will offer tastings, tips and a peek behind the scenes as visitors embark on a self-guided tour of seven breweries, brewpubs and craft brew outlets. Participating venues along the trail include Lancaster Brewing Co., Bube's Brewery, Good Dog Taproom, Mr. Steve's Homebrew & Wine Supply, Mudhook Brewing Co., Stoudt's Brewing Co., and Troegs Brewing Co.

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Hershey, Pa.

A man's world

Why should women have all the spa fun? Men, this one is for you. The Spa at Hershey Hotel is offering the Gentlemen's Whiskey Facial. Fighting age while smoothing and hydrating skin, the treatment begins with a shot of whiskey and a scalp massage. Then, a 50-minute facial experience includes a face, neck and shoulder massage and a face mask. Hydrating moisturizers conclude the gentleman's experience. And don't stop there; other treatments include Gentlemen's Shave and Haircut, Gentlemen's Manicure, Gentlemen's Pedicure and Massage.

The treatment is for men ages 21 and older. Monday through Thursday $150, Fridays through Sunday $155. For more information and reservations, go to or call 877-772-9988.


Asian Street Festival

Want to experience Asia without traveling across the world? Cultural Tourism DC brings Asia to visitors on Saturday, May 19, at the National Asian Heritage Festival. The outdoor bash features Asian culture, music, arts, food and crafts. The free event includes special performances, martial arts demonstrations and flash mob dancing.

The National Asian Heritage Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and Sixth streets.

Josh Wolf

You won't mind laughing until you double over at the Riot Comedy Theater. Don't miss the comedic stylings of John Wolf on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. A part of the cast of "Last Comic Standing" and a regular on "Chelsea Lately," Wolf's high-energy stand-up show is one not to miss. He is touring with Larry the Cable Guy and Chelsea Handler.

Josh Wolf will perform two shows each night. Tickets are $25 for the 8 p.m. show and $20 for the 10:30 p.m. show. For more information, go to or call 202-697-4900. The theater is at 801 E St. N.W.

New York


Lasting Impression

Claude Monet called his garden his "most beautiful masterpiece." As a tribute to the impressionist master, the New York Botanical Garden has created a seasonally changing interpretation of the garden that inspired Monet. The opening day of the exhibition is Saturday, May 19, when visitors can also view two rarely seen floral paintings by Monet, including one work that has never been exhibited in the United States. Tony Award-winning set designer Scott Pask created a facade of Monet's house, offering visitors a re-creation of the view Monet had while creating his masterpieces. During the summer, the Conservatory Courtyard Pools will display a collection of water lilies, the plants Monet collected for his water garden. Visitors can also take a poetry tour, see screenings of Monet-related films and download an interactive iPhone app.

Monet's Garden is on display through Oct. 21 at the New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, N.Y. For more information, visit or call 718-817-8700.