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 […]

Brooklyn Cider House

New Paltz offers a mixture of hippy boutiques, historic sites and classic Hudson Valley nature. The area is well known to New Yorkers as the home of the Mohonk Mountain House but you don’t need to spend $600 per night to enjoy the local beauty and history. A $22 bus ticket will whisk you from […]

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 […]

National Portrait Gallery_DC_Obamas

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 […]

New York City is a great city for film buffs. Many legendary motion pictures were shot here, plus there are a slew of film festivals that celebrate the industry in grand style. These festivals give film lovers a chance to see an array of interesting movies, often before they are released and in the presence […]

Best NYC Spring Events

“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter…Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here…Here comes the (spring) here comes the (spring).”  — George Harrison, “Here Comes the Sun” The little green buds on trees are back and people are starting to flash a little flesh. If you’re wondering how to get […]

New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show

Each year, as winter slowly loosens its grip, flower-happy urbanites make their way to the Bronx to witness an explosion of floral artistry. It’s time for the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, a utopia of fragrance and color. This year’s event features installations by acclaimed Belgian floral artist Daniel Ost, so […]

Redstone Theater-Thanassi Karageorgiou : Museum of the Moving Image

Nothing beats a lazy afternoon in a dark cinema surrounded by other film lovers. If you’re looking for a cinema to while away the hours with a box of popcorn in hand, and you demand an excellent selection of film fare, there are some pretty fabulous indie cinemas right outside Manhattan. From foreign language films […]

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Many U.S. Presidents continue to leave their mark on the Big Apple in one way or another. On this President’s Day, follow in their footsteps by visiting still standing buildings and visual reminders commemorating their historic links.  You can even don your period attire and head to Washington’s Birthday Ball. Walk your normal commuter route […]