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Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

Active duty military and their family members can enjoy free admission to 70 museums, cultural centers, and historical sites in the NYC area this summer through the Blue Star Museums program.

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens

Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY, about an hour outside NYC, is a fun historical spot that offers year-round family events, from house tours to outdoor concerts and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'

A two-day trip to Concord, Massachusetts and the home of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, is a great way to commemorate Mother’s Day -- or any other time set aside just for the girls. Explore this weekend getaway and experience unforgettable memories, "Little Women"-style.

Family Outing: Historic Richmond Town

Family Outing: Historic Richmond Town

Historic Richmond Town, a living history village on Staten Island, invites kids and families to experience the wonders of the old world. See costumed interpreters demonstrate old-fashioned trades, go on guided tours through hundreds of years of history, experience a colonial County Fair, take candle light tours at Christmas, and much more at this NYC historic site.

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

See what living during the colonial times was like with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a family-friendly destination.

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Though it may best be known for its Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, one of the New York City area's biggest annual Halloween events, Westchester County's Van Cortlandt Manor on the Hudson River is full of Colonial charm all year round. Get the details on its historical mansion, plus annual favorites like Independence Day 1801, River Day, and Candlelight Tours.

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more.

Family Outing: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Family Outing: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in Orange County, a short trip from nearly anywhere in the New York City area, offers visitors a glimpse into the Revolutionary War battle over the Hudson Highlands. Read on for the site's family-friendly attractions.

Family Outing: Tour the Merestead Mansion in Mount Kisco

Family Outing: Tour the Merestead Mansion in Mount Kisco

Take a curator-led tour of the Merestead mansion in Mount Kisco, a national historic site, and learn how it influenced decorating and furnishing trends across America.

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, is tropical, picturesque, and loaded with family-friendly options.

2010 Green Corn Festival at Philipsburg Manor

2010 Green Corn Festival at Philipsburg Manor

Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY, will once again host its annual Green Corn Festival this September. The festival is a celebration of Hudson Valley Native American culture that the whole family can enjoy.

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC

Find family-fun activities in our nation's capital.

The Family Side of New Orleans

The Family Side of New Orleans

Famous for its wild Mardi Gras parties, vibrant multiethnic culture, and jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, might not seem to be the spot for a great family vacation. But dubbed “The Big Easy,” this city is a charming Southern belle boasting a culture that is unique, music that is truly inspiring, cuisine to die for, fun-for-all entertainment, and an intriguing history.

New Interactive Heritage Installation Keeping History Center Opening in November at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

New Interactive Heritage Installation Keeping History Center Opening in November at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is opening the Keeping History Center, which presents the Museum's ideas and collections in a state-of-the-art, interactive, digital visitor experience.

The Met Museum Hosts Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage 2/2-5/9

The Met Museum Hosts Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage 2/2-5/9

In the 1860s and 1870s, long before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, aristocratic Victorian women were experimenting with photocollage.

'Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring' Exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden, 5/1-6/13

'Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring' Exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden, 5/1-6/13

During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was better known as a gardener than as a poet. Plants and flowers significantly influenced her poetry and other writings, most of which were not published until after her death. The New York Botanical Garden's multi-venue exhibition, Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, will illuminate Dickinson's life and work, the connections that exist between her life and poems, and her study and love of flowers and gardens. Dickinson's poems have become an integral part of the American literary canon, yet the fundamental impact that plants and flowers had on her poetry is little known by the public. From May 1 through June 13, the Botanical Garden's exhibition will reveal this new perspective on one of the greatest Romantic poets of the Victorian era, immersing visitors in the garden, life, and poems of Emily Dickinson in contemporary, fresh ways.

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Curacao's balmy temperatures and white sand beaches may be enough to satisfy many families all day, but this Dutch island can provide lots of other fun activities as well.

Toronto: The City of Big Things

Toronto: The City of Big Things

Read about the fun family activities available in Toronto!

River Day at Van Cortlandt Manor in Westchester

River Day at Van Cortlandt Manor in Westchester

This summer, explore local history and the landscape on the fifth annual River Day at Van Cortlandt Manor.

Day Trips - Nassau County: Living History at Sagamore Hill

Day Trips - Nassau County: Living History at Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill is maintained by the National Park Service and is the only presidential site on Long Island (known as the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site).

Day Trips - Suffolk County: Discovering Watch Hill on Fire Island

Day Trips - Suffolk County: Discovering Watch Hill on Fire Island

It’s incredible how you can visit someplace relatively close to home, yet feel as if you have been transported far away. Watch Hill on Fire Island is one of these magical places, and a perfect destination for a family day trip.

Tales of the Fish God

Tales of the Fish God

We've had many wonderful family vacations, but one destination gets our recurring #1 vote: Hawaii.

Good grief!  Greenwood?

Good grief! Greenwood?

A cemetery may seem an unlikely destination for a family outing, but Green-Wood Cemetery was once the second most popular tourist attraction in all of New York City.

Ciao, Tuckahoe! The Westchester Italian Cultural Center

Ciao, Tuckahoe! The Westchester Italian Cultural Center

“The place where all things Italian come to life” is an apt description of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. The center, located in Tuckahoe, officially opened this past September and serves to promote Italian contemporary and historic culture through exhibits, classes, events and programs.




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