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Christmas In New York – The City’s Best Holiday Attractions

Grab the kids and get into the Christmas spirit by experiencing all that New York City has to offer during the November to January winter holidays, when most family activities are free. Recently, I’ve been bursting at the seams with holiday spirit (I had too much to eat at Thanksgiving), and being in the city that never sleeps, I’ve found an endless list of activities...

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Manhattan Movie Madness: New York’s Film Locations

Walking around Manhattan on a cold and windy day in December is not how I wanted to spend a Friday morning with a friend from out of town. But, during her weekend visit from Toronto, Michelle (being the television and movie buff that she is) was very eager to finally see all of the buildings, restaurants and street corners that she's come to know and love from movies and TV shows. So we...

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New York City Hosts Free And Cheap Halloween Festivities

Starting in early September, carved pumpkins, spooky ghosts and candy treats permeate every corner of New York City, spreading the spirit of autumn and the impending Halloween, across the five boroughs, from early October through All Hallows' Eve. Whether it's watching the world-famous Village Halloween Parade or taking the family to discounted Broadway shows, there is no shortage...

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Cheap New York City Airport Transportation

Here are some of the most convenient and cheap ways to reach JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airports in time for your flight. New York City has the highest density of air travelers of almost any place in America. Yet, getting to and from any of the three major metro airports can be a slow, tedious and expensive proposition.  If you need to reach a New York metro airport without...

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Free and Fabulous! Public Art Supports Summer Learning

Ah summer. A time for sun, sand, sea and -- art? Even kids who regard museum visits as a form of punishment can enjoy some of the season’s most inventive art installations without setting foot indoors. Here are a few favorites from a nation full of outdoor -- and free -- public art that's sure to keep minds of any age engaged. Middlebury College, Vermont Middlebury College...

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A Chihuly Summer in Gardens of Glass

Through October 29, the New York Botanical Garden will be showcasing more than 20 beautiful installations by world-renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. Chihuly, sponsored by Bank of America, features artwork and sketches from throughout Chihuly’s career, giving viewers a look inside the artist’s creative process. An experiment in light, color, and form, the nature-inspired...

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Two-For-One Broadway Shows in the Big Apple

NYC & Company is working to promote New York City's theatrical life with "NYC Broadway Week," a program to make theater more accessible to all visitors at 19 Broadway productions throughout Manhattan. The three-week promotion, which takes place from January 17 through February 5, offers two-for-one Broadway theater tickets for New Yorkers and visitors alike.  Tickets will be on...

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Cuba is Closer at the American Museum of Natural History

Cuba, a Caribbean isle whose recently unmuted siren song is attracting sophisticated travelers, has just come a little closer. In conjunction with the island nation of Cuba opening up to foreign influence at political, touristic and economic levels, its culture and biodiversity have planted a beachhead in New York’s American Museum of Natural History. The new exhibit ¡CUBA! is...

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New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Planning a visit to the Macy's-sponsored Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City? Grab extra blankets, a thermos of hot chocolate, and this list of the best viewing spots. Along with turkeys and football, it's time for the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This NYC tradition was begun in 1924 by Macy's first-generation immigrant staff which wanted to combine a celebration of this all-American...

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Short Breaks And Weekend Getaways From Philadelphia

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities and a magnet for any family interested in American history, Philadelphia is one of our favorite all-time destinations for weekend getaways, short school breaks, or even a month-long vacation -- there's...

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