Culinary Arts

Family Fun in New York City’s East Village : The Big Gay Ice Cream Shop

One of my favorite neighborhoods in New York City is the East Village. The kids like it there too, because of the unique shops and the excellent people watching. On a recent family trip, we headed down to Astor Place via the Lexington Line on the subway, where the big giant steel cube sculpture tempted…

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New York City with Kids: Fun and Educational Things To Do, Family-friendly Hotels and Restaurants, and More!

Even though I lived on the Upper West Side for ten years, it’s a whole new experience to return to the Big Apple with my children. New York City with kids is a world onto itself. Seen through the eyes of a child, Gotham is a magical place, full of wonder and joy. The Albany…

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Storybook Setting for The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Art Education

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Storybook Setting for The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

One of the many reasons that The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a great museum for kids is that it is the setting for two of the best-loved children’s books of all time: From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and The Lightning Thief. I first discovered From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs….

Spiderman the Musical, and Other Feats of Great Daring in Times Square
Art Education

Spiderman the Musical, and Other Feats of Great Daring in Times Square

When I heard that the Spiderman musical, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, was showing across the street from our hotel, it seemed like an opportune time to introduce my son to the theater at “the best Broadway superhero musical ever.” (Lamar) My eleven-year-old son will tell you quite candidly that he does not care for cities. A…