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.

In the land of giants

by Sandra Foyt

Fair warning, I may gush. This weekend I have the honor of joining leading travel editors and writers at the Society of American Travel Writers Editors Council in Brooklyn. An event I hadn’t planned to attend, and that, frankly, I knew little to nothing about. […]

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London, England’s Family-Friendly Activities

by Guest Post

There are lots of attractions to keep the whole family busy in this United Kingdom capital city. http://www.WatchMojo.com takes a look at some family-friendly activities to try while visiting London, England. Thanks for checking out Albany Kid. Please take a look at the rest of […]

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Mexican National Park: Palenque, Chiapas

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Palenque is an archaeological and UNESCO World Heritage site close to the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The buildings date from the 3rd century BCE until the 8th century CE, when the Mayan city state it ruled, B’aakal, is believed to have fallen. […]

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral Slideshow

by Sandra Foyt

Just across the street from New York City’s Rockefeller Center is one of the most magnificent tourist attractions; an architectural gem of soaring spires and grand intentions. In the city that never sleeps, anyone can walk in to gawk at priceless antiquities day or night. […]

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Making sushi with the girls

by Caroline Barrett

We love to go out for sushi. Sushi restaurants please everyone in our family, vegetarians, fussy eaters and grown-ups alike. Paul and I order sake, usually a tempura appetizer and roll or two to share. Lucy, being the resident vegetarian, orders an avocado roll. Zoe, […]

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Family Explorations of History and Science at the Schenectady Museum & Suits Bueche Planetarium

by Gina Martin

As the main science museum in New York’s Tech Valley, the Schenectady Museum can seem more like a historical archive of General Electric’s illustrious past than a current exploration of the new and vibrant technologies and research that are happening in 21st century Capital Region […]

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National Park: African Burial Ground, NYC

by Cie McCullough Buschle

In 1991 during construction renovations in Lower Manhattan, workers uncovered a site containing the remains of more than 400 Africans buried during the late 17th and 18th centuries. These men, women and children are now immortalized by the African Burial Ground National Monument. Forgotten and […]

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New National Historic Landmarks in the Capital Region

by Sandra Foyt

On March 6, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the designation of 13 new National Historic Landmarks in nine different states, including a site associated with the famed Apache scouts, the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, an early 18th-century […]

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Renaissance Fairs and Fun Festivals in the North East

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Rennaisance Fairs have been held around the US for the past fifty years, starting in New York City in 1957 with “A Christmas Masque of Traditional Revels”. This was later broadcast on TV as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and in 1971 was  established permanently […]

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Captain America – Military Dad’s Surprise Homecoming

by Sandra Foyt

Military Dad, Disguised as Captain America, Surprises Son on his Birthday. Pull out the hankies, this one’s a two-Kleenex affair. Courtesy of http://WelcomeHomeBlog.com – Military homecoming videos, pictures & stories. And for the LEGO-lovers, you know who you are, take a look at the awesome […]

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