American Folk Art Museum

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America Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Square) American Folk Art is generally defined as art by artists who are generally self-trained. This small free museum has about 8,000 pieces of traditional American folk art from the 19th – 21st century. It has a fascinating exhibit on weathervanes on our 2021 visit. Weathervanes Weathervanes are rarely [Read more …]

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) is one of the world’s largest art museums. It has two buildings in New York City: its main building is on Fifth Avenue and its Cloister in Fort Tryon Park. The Met has more than two million works of art in its collection that span five thousand years [Read more …]

Whitney Museum of American Art

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The Whitney Museum of American Art was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. In 2015, it moved to its current beautiful building in New York City meatpacking district. We were lucky enough to get tickets on the opening day. Since then, we try to stop by every time we are in town to see [Read more …]

American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History, or AMNH, as it is commonly called, is located on the Upper West Side of New York City. It is considered one of the world’s preeminent educational, cultural and scientific institutions. This huge complex has over 25 interconnected buildings that house over 40 permanent exhibition halls, a planetarium, and a [Read more …]

New York City Theater

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We love seeing live theater. And New York City Theater is a compelling draw. Once Broadway re-opened, we took a trip to get our theater fix. The theaters were filled with masked audiences that had shown proof of vaccination before entering. And many of the shows were only one-act (no intermission). And some theaters had [Read more …]

Where to Eat in New York City Restaurants

Updated 2021 New York City is a paradise for foodies like us. Given that we spend all of our nights in New York City at or near the Broadway Theater District, many of the restaurants we eat are at or near the theaters, although we do sometimes venture out further. Here is an updated review [Read more …]

Hudson Valley New York

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updated 2021 The Hudson Valley New York follows the Hudson River from Albany, down to Westchester. It is a beautiful area and has some interesting museums, sculpture parks and, of course, some wineries. Hudson Valley Art Art Omi Art Omi in Ghent New York is an outdoor sculpture and architecture park. Unfortunately, the indoor gallery [Read more …]

The Berkshire Mountains

The Berkshire region is an area in the western parts of Massachusetts and northwest Connecticut. It is a beautiful area of rolling hills and includes part of the Green Mountains. We arrived in the northwest corner of Massachusetts’ Upper Berkshires via Vermont’s Route 100, the state’s unofficial Foliage Highway. The drive took us through [Read more …]

Belfast Maine

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Belfast Maine is a pretty 18th-century shipbuilding and merchant town. It has retained a number of its Federal and early Victorian buildings and some of its shipbuilding heritage via its shipyard, which today primarily hosts pleasure boats rather than Clipper ships. A scenic riverfront downtown area is packed with boutiques and galleries. The town has [Read more …]

Desert Island Maine

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Updated 2021 Bar Harbor Maine Bar Harbor Maine is one of the main towns on Mount Desert Island (the others being Northeast Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Bass Harbor). Bar Harbor itself, is the epitome of a tourist town with about half the stores selling tee-shirts, half the remainder are restaurants (lots of lobster as you [Read more …]