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Buffalo is in the midst of a second act. While its place along the Erie Canal once made Buffalo an industrial powerhouse, nowadays this city in Western New York State is seeing a major revival. Buffalo’s vibrant architectural past, particularly the contributions made by Frank Lloyd Wright, can still be seen today.  Add walkable neighborhoods, an […]

The weather may be getting cooler but don’t count out a visit to Long Island just yet. Measuring in a 118 miles in length, it offers way more than summertime fun at the beach. Parks, historical attractions, performing arts centers and culinary options draw visitors year-round. The colorful foliage, with a its dramatic splashes of scarlet, […]

What: Open House New York Weekend When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 12-14, 2018 Why: Open House New York Weekend is a citywide celebration of architecture and urban design. Now in its sixteenth year, it presents a deep dive into more than 250 buildings across the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary. Tours and talks […]

So you thought Binghamton was just another Upstate New York town with a SUNY campus? Once an industrial powerhouse, the city has been ignited by a new class of creative visionaries who are reviving culture and reinventing once overlooked spaces. A cutting edge festival in September may just blow your mind. LUMA is dedicated to […]

Richmond has many layers, from steep ties to American history to a buzzing culinary scene. These days, Virginia’s capital city is a creative hub waiting to be explored. Urban mural projects burst with color throughout neighborhood streets while over 20 traditional art institutes and galleries can be found around town. Museums showcase not just art but […]

Lincoln Center_Fountain

Lincoln Center sits in the middle of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It is home to some of the most revered performing arts companies in the world. This vast complex was built to invigorate the neighborhood during the city’s lean and mean 1960s. It has several dozen world-class indoor and outdoor performance spaces. Lincoln Center is […]

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Washington, D.C. is rich in history, but there’s nothing stale about it. This city takes pride in examining the past through a lens that is relevant. A youthful population keeps it all fresh. During your next visit, take the time to explore both venerable and new attractions that dive into our nation’s past and you […]

Historic_Philadelphia

There’s something about Philadelphia that’s different from most other U.S. cities. Every step you take was once walked by the founders of our country. The fact that it’s the birthplace of America is apparent everywhere you look, from the original cobblestone streets to the lovingly preserved historic homes that thankfully have escaped the wrecking ball. […]

EARTH DAY

In 1969, a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California prompted then U.S Senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, to create the first ever Earth Day. He felt encouraging students to take action while raising awareness about pollution could put environmental protection on the national political agenda. Fast forward more than 50 years later, we’re still […]