Arts & Culture

Exploring the arts as a family can be both entertaining and a portal into a shared language. Visiting a new destination? Get your bearings at museums, art galleries, and other cultural centers.

Tips for a Family-Friendly Tour of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth

by Sandra Foyt

Waiting in line at LaGuardia Airport, I met a group of high school students heading home to Fort Worth, Texas after a fine arts tour of New York City. Which was somewhat ironic since I had just returned from a whirlwind tour of the City […]

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15 Ideas for the Elf on the Shelf

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Need some new ideas for the Elf on the Shelf?  The time of year is quickly approaching when the Elf on the Shelf returns from the North Pole to be Santa’s little eyes during the holiday season!  In our house, while we are packing the […]

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Puppets In India

by Sandra Foyt

A handsome young man lured us into a sumptuous chamber room and an unexpected sight. My two teens and I had come to Bagore-ki-Haveli in search of the world’s largest turban, not realizing that the renovated royal home also housed an extensive collection of folk […]

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NY State Museum is Gearing Up for Fall Enrichment Activities for Toddlers to School Age Kids

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Everyone in the Capital District is excited that the New York State Museum will reopen on Sundays again starting this weekend but the Museum is also bringing back several educational programs for toddlers to school age kids this Fall.  When I was home on maternity […]

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Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles […]

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Family Fun at the Altamont Fair 2012

by Gina Martin

The Altamont Fair is back again, running through this Sunday, 8/19. We’re expecting great weather, so if you haven’t checked it out, you should! Lots of critters to see, starting with the ones you’d expect to see on the farm: And ones you’d see on […]

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A Visit to the Hancock Shaker Village

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Looking for a way to explore the outdoors, learn about a movement with a hard work ethic and interesting social structure and all while giving your kids the chance to learn through play areas and roam through a round barn? Then visit the Hancock Shaker […]

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A Visit to the National Museum of Play at The Strong in Rochester

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

For the last couple of years we’ve been hearing and reading about the National Museum of Play at The Strong, known to the Rochester locals as “The Strong”.  I couldn’t see how one museum would be worth the 3 plus hour drive to Rochester, hotel […]

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China’s Terracotta Warriors On Tour in the USA

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Have you ever wanted to see the famous Terracotta Warriors and just could not figure out how to get to China on a budget? You’re in luck! China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy is on tour in the USA.  We had a chance to check […]

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Indian Culture On Display at National Museum Delhi

by Sandra Foyt

Battling a world-class case of jetlag, I wasn’t in the mood to tackle anything too ambitious on our first day in India. A late morning brunch at The Leela Palace Hotel, followed by a leisurely stroll through the National Museum in New Delhi fit the […]

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