New York Museums

Explore and Celebrate “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture” at the American Museum of Natural History

by Gina Martin

“Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture,” the newest special exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, delves into the complex and infinitely interesting subject of food and its role in human culture. The food system encompasses everything from history to science to culture, and […]

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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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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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A September 11 Memorial Story: The Survivor Tree

by Cie McCullough Buschle

The National September 11 Memorial is not an easy place to visit. It is undoubtedly beautiful – well conceived with classic style; but even on a sunny summer’s day the waterfalls and reflecting pools mirror back more than the surrounding construction and newly planted trees. […]

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Museum Membership Has Its (Reciprocal) Privileges

by Gina Martin

When we visited the Schenectady Museum of Science this spring, I signed us up for a family museum membership. At only $65 for a whole year, we get free admission to the museum and four planetarium show tickets for use any time, which is a […]

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Travel Deal: New York CityPASS Saves Nearly Half Off a Visit to Popular Landmarks

by Sandra Foyt

CityPASS, the ticket booklet program to popular tourist attractions in major U.S. cities – including New York, Atlanta, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, or Hollywood – saves 46 percent off combined admission to six top New York City attractions. In January, Travel […]

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How to Comport Yourself in Today’s World According to George Washington

by Cie McCullough Buschle

How many adults remember their high school writing assignments? For that matter, how high school seniors remember the writing assignments from last year? Not many, that’s for sure. But then, not many high school assignments, writing or otherwise, go on to become little books of […]

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A Generous Giveaway and Historic Exhibit Courtesy of Albany Institute

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Albany Kid and the Albany Institute of History and Art would like to invite you to spend some time with the father of our country.Last Saturday, Albany Institute opened its newest exhibit, First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington, which will run until May […]

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Shrine of the Muses

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Each year, on or around May 18th, there are two important events. One is, it’s my father’s birthday. The second is that it’s International Museum Day. The idea behind International Museum Day is to show how important museums are for cultural enrichment and understanding. How […]

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Every Food Has a Story

by Sandra Foyt

Human beings are nothing if not predictable. It turns out that that is just as much true in ancient history as it is in modern times. Just as the explosive growth of the Internet may be attributed to an interest in porn, now we learned […]

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