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

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

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 happen. No visit to Lake Placid is complete without a…

Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY
Art Education | Road Trips

Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily strategic point ever since the British and French first started…

Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop
Lifelong Learning

Mucking About at the Mountaintop Arboretum’s Family Outdoor Awareness Workshop

With the weather being so wonderful this summer, I was inspired to visit the Mountaintop Arboretum in Tannersville, near Hunter Mountain NY, to check out their Family Outdoor Awareness programs, held every Friday in July, and every Saturday in August. My son and I attended the 7/15 “Exploring the Water” session, and had a great…

Bing Bang Boing – Music & Sculpture in Catskill NY
Art Education

Bing Bang Boing – Music & Sculpture in Catskill NY

[flickr id=”5779335798″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”medium” group=”” align=”right”] While wandering around Main Street in Catskill NY the other day with Sandra (checking out cats and chocolate treats), we came across the Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) gallery show,  Bing Bang Boing: Radical Instruments of Sound and Vision, described as “a festival of handmade musical…

Things That Go Bump In The Night at the Farmer’s Museum
Art Education

Things That Go Bump In The Night at the Farmer’s Museum

If you’re looking for a spine-tingling way to celebrate All Hallows Eve, then a trip to the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York is a must!  Our 1 1/2 hour drive on scenic Rt. 20 West brought us through several historic and haunted towns, but what awaited us at the Farmers’ Museum was more than…