New York City—Museums Summer 2017

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New York City Museums and Galleries Cooper-Hewitt Our first visit to this museum of design was timed for its exhibit profiling the Jazz Age, with its Art Deco architecture, innovative design, art and film and the ways in which these and the contemporaneous popularization of radio had on American (and to a lesser extent, European) [Read more …]

New York City, Summer 2017

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We just returned from our semi-annual excursion to New York City. It entailed our typical diet of theater, museums, galleries, new (at least to us) restaurants, other assorted sites and attractions and miles and miles of walking. In other words, the same itinerary as all of our NYC trips. Only the names of the shows, [Read more …]

Food and Entertainment in Syracuse New York

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Even though we were visiting with family in Syracuse New York, we still had many opportunities to eat out in Syracuse: We returned to Syracuse in time for dinner. After a tough choice between comfort food favorites, Heids famous for its franks, coneys, etc. Dinosaur BBQ, where we had a satisfying meal of pork ribs [Read more …]

Seneca Falls New York, and The Birth of Women’s Rights

Seneca Falls is a another pretty town in Central New York. It is situated on a river that used to be home to several mills. It is also home to another human rights cause—the equality of women. The city is now home to a number of monuments to this heritage such as the Seneca Falls [Read more …]

Human Rights History and Comfort Food in Central New York

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We grew up in Central New York (CNY), and lived there for 24 years. But for all our years living in there, it has taken several of our return trips to visit family for us to take advantage of many of the region’s attractions and cultural opportunities. We had visited some of these attractions when [Read more …]

New York City Spring 2016–Restaurants and a Surprise (at least for us)

Restaurants Theater and Museums are always on the top of our list when we go to NYC. But so is food. Before each trip, we contact our foodie friends (some of whom live in NYC) to get their thoughts on the newest places to try. We managed to squeeze as many as we could [Read more …]

New York City Spring 2016–Neue Galerie and the Chelsea Galleries

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On our Spring 2016 trip to New York City, we also visited the Neue Galerie and the Chelsea Galleries. Neue Galerie This museum, which focuses primarily on the arts of Germany and Austria, has two exhibitions in which we have a particular interest. “Munch and Expressionism”, which highlights one of the versions of Edvard Munch’s [Read more …]

New York City Museums Spring 2016–The Met

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New York City is filled with museums. On our Spring 2016 trip, we also visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art aka the Met. Since we only had time for only a few stops at this museum, we focused primarily on a few temporary exhibits in which we had particular interest. These included: “Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)” [Read more …]

New York City Met Breuer Museum - Spring 2016

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As always when we go to NYC, we check out the museums. Our Spring 2016 trip was no exception. Our first stop was the Met Breuer. This recently-opened modern wing of the Metropolitan Museum that has taken over the building previously occupied by the Guggenheim. Although we did not have enough time to do justice [Read more …]

New York City Theater Scene Spring 2016

We had a very short 3 days for our semi-annual getaway to NYC theater, museum, gallery and restaurants. But we were able to see 4 plays. Here are our thoughts on them: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. We saw the 2002 production with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. The current production, [Read more …]