Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Weekend In Brooklyn – Food Adventures with Kids and Friends Too!

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

I realized my kids needed to visit New York City. Growing up on Long Island I went to the “city” often with my family for shows, museums and always around the holidays.  Now, living in Upstate New York, and as my oldest was approaching her […]

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Prospect Park – Family Fun in Brooklyn

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as a place of respite, Prospect Park in Brooklyn is a 585-acre oasis filled with fun things to do with kids in New York City. Lots of Family Fun in Prospect Park By the time we arrived in Prospect Park, […]

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Teach Your Children Well… and Join a CSA

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

This is my family’s fifth season as CSA (community supported agriculture) members with Denison Farms  in Upstate New York. From early June through October each year we share in the bounty, or loss of hurricane damaged crops, with the Denison Farm family of members. As […]

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Walking the Brooklyn Bridge – Fun and Free Family Fun!

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge is a fun outing to do with kids in New York City. It’s a good way to get outside in the city, take in some sites both in Manhattan and the DUMBO area of Brooklyn and it’s free too.   The […]

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Why Continued Learning is Important for Families

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

With two kids who just turned ages 5 and 2, we parents are finally feeling like we can start to breathe again.  Gone are the sleepless nights and constant needs of an infant and mom and dad are now able to start thinking a bit, […]

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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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A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Rochester provides a mix of big city cultural activities with small town friendliness alongside beautiful quaint villages meandering alongside the Erie Canal.  For a city this size, Rochester is fortunate to have an amazing amount of cultural institutions.  Much of this is a result of […]

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Rochester Public Market – Going Strong Since 1905

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

My family loves hitting up local markets when visiting a new city to get a flavor for the area.  On a recent visit to Rochester we had the opportunity to visit the Rochester Public Market. The Market opened at its current location in 1905 and […]

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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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