A Few Days in York, England


As a traveling mom, it’s always key for me to incorporate a few ingredients into our family trips: adventure, education, history, culture and solid bonding experiences. A recent trip to England took us to the northern city of York, located in the heart of Yorkshire, England and incorporated all of these elements. Known as one of England’s most historic cities, the experience provided two days of looking up and gazing at medieval architecture, walking down winding cobble streets, learning about its diverse and sometimes troublesome history and wandering Read More


Introducing Your Kids to Superheroes in Contemporary Art


I feel blessed to live right near NYC.  Not only can I enjoy what NYC has to offer but every now and then something unique ends up right outside my door.  This one happens to be in Riverdale, New York and appeals to the culture vulture part of me. Elisa Contemporary Art presents My Hero, a new art exhibit focusing on Superheroes in today’s contemporary art. The exhibit runs though March 31st, 2012 and the gallery will be offering workshops to introduce the work to children later this month and in March. From the days of Greek and Roman Gods and Read More


Family Day at the Jewish Museum on May 15th

Maira Kalman Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum will present a fun-filled, multi-generational family day celebrating the vibrant worlds of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman and artist Henri Matisse on Sunday, May 15th from 12 noon to 4 pm.  Highlights of day the include two performances by Bash the Trash, a huge art workshop, and family gallery hunts.  The Maira + Matisse Family Day is inspired by the current exhibitions, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) and Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. This event Read More


Symphony Space: The Inside Scoop

symphony space

Symphony Space really gets it.  They invited a group of bloggers to come inside yesterday for an informational session on what they're all about.  As a culture blogger who's more than obsessed with theater and the arts, it was a breath of fresh air.  I feel like an arts organization finally understands what we, as bloggers, are all about and what we are trying to do.  I am a fervent supporter of the arts.  That's why I blog about theater, music, books, film and television.  I truly love what I'm covering and I advocate for more arts funding and education Read More


New York City – This Week’s Top Five Arts Picks from NYC ARTS


1. Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre (started February 28th) Based on the 1994 movie, this musical centers on three friends—two drag queens and a transsexual—who hop aboard a battered lavender bus named Priscilla and take their show to the middle of the Australian outback.  It's playing through Sunday, December 18th, 2011.  Priscilla Queen of the Desert had its world premiere in Sydney in 2006 and has gone on to become the most successful Australian musical of all time. Tickets cost $50-125. 2. Admission Discounts: Museum Read More


A Kid for a Day at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk

Color Coaster

I was very happy to be invited to a special event at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Connecticut last week called Kid for a Day. The event was in lieu of the museum's re-opening after two years of construction and a few months of closure during renovations. They are re-opening this weekend, and about twenty of us were  given a sneak peek at the museum's new wing.  The museum has always been a big part of my own children's lives, and I was eager to see all the improvements up close.  Oh, and of course I wanted to be a kid for the day, Read More


Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts


The other day my kids and I went on a tour of Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts.  We were escorted by Jeremy Underwood, the museum's Curator of Exhibits.    Not only was it interesting, but it was informative - not only to the kids, but to myself, and quite unforgettable. I used to go to the Center as a child.  I remember being shuffled off in a school bus to watch amazing puppet shows and make puppets in their puppetry workshops.  I am thrilled to have taken my own children at such a young age to experience the Center for Puppetry Arts, and I hope Read More


Salvador Dali at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art-”Dali: The Late Work”


A highlight of my current visit to Atlanta has been our visit to the High Museum of Art for their current exhibit, "Dali: The Late Work." It follows his work after he was expelled from the surrealist movement in 1939.  Much of the work derives from the Salavador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida which I visited as a teenager and have vivid memories of.  I have long been a big fan of his work and was pleased to introduce it to my family.   The rest comes from the  Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, Spain.  The exhibit will remain on view Read More


Music For Aardvarks and Other Mammals at the Jewish Museum


My kids were raised on Music For Aardvarks, a hip music class that originated in Brooklyn and found its way to the suburbs of Westchester.  How grateful was I to find myself singing songs about taxi rides, walk-ups, in-laws, copycat kids and all aspects of NYC life. Read More


The Picasso Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Yesterday I decided to take some time out and do something I'd wanted to do for a while: go into the city and hit the Picasso exhibit at the Met.  Since the very first time I went to the Picasso Museum in Paris, and then to the one in Barcelona, I became a huge fan of this famous artist and was eager to see the Met's collection before it closes on August 15th.  Picasso is not only one of my favorite artists, but one of the most pivotal artists of our time. Read More