Category: Mid-Atlantic

A diorama of the outdoor part of the African Burial Ground National Monument under the shadow of the sankofa symbol.
Mid-Atlantic

Why You Need To Visit The African Burial Ground New York City (+ Learn About Slavery and the Economy of Colonial New York)

The African Burial Ground in New York City is a national monument operated by the National Park Service in Lower Manhattan. One of the most important black historical sites in New York, the African Burial Ground Museum is also one of the coolest little museums in downtown NYC.   The exhibits at the African Burial Ground

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The City Tavern Menu has the most delicious corn chowder I have ever tasted.
Mid-Atlantic

City Tavern Philadelphia: Great Food With a Side of Colonial American History

Among the old city Philadelphia restaurants, City Tavern Philadelphia stands out not only for being the oldest tavern in Philly but for Chef Walter Staib’s recipes which pay homage to colonial-era cooking. Established in 1773, when Philadelphia was the pre-eminent city in colonial America, the City Tavern was the haunt of everyone that mattered in

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Judith Leiber Bags At MAD Museum in New York | Museum of Arts and Design | Judith Leiber Handbags | Judith Leiber minaudieres| Judith Leiber exhibition
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Go Mad for Judith Leiber Bags At MAD Museum in New York

So many bad MAD jokes that I don’t even where to start. MAD Museum  (also known as the Museum of Arts and Design) in New York City is a small and quirky museum located on the west side of Manhattan. After a morning spent wandering around the area, my children and I stopped by MAD

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Family-Friendly NoMad Neighborhood and Flatiron District NYC
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Family-Friendly NoMad Neighborhood and Flatiron District NYC

Although the Flatiron Building has always been a famous landmark in New York City, the area now known as NoMad has really only been a trendy area in the last few years. With the clean up of Madison Square Park and the Flatiron district going residential, the area has become very family-friendly. Although all these

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How the Easter Egg Hunt Become An American Tradition
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How the Easter Egg Hunt Become An American Tradition

I always wondered how the Easter egg hunt became an American tradition and what the Easter Bunny has to do with eggs. Was he just a confused rabbit with a secret chocolate addiction? Once again, this American ritual turns out to be a hodge podge of immigrant customs. According to tradition, the Easter Egg hunt

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The Garden of Reflection 9-11 Memorial in Bucks County
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The Garden of Reflection: A Local 9/11 Memorial For A National Tragedy

Although everyone associates New York City with the tragic events of 9/11, that day affected other people near and far.  There are  the obvious consequences such as the tightening of airline security and the wars to eradicate the Taliban. Less known is the fact that some of the victims came from 2 hours away where

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Manhattan Helicopter Tour
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A Bird’s Eye View on a Manhattan Helicopter Tour

My relationship with Manhattan is complicated.  Every time I move away, I am drawn back its siren song of wailing sirens, honking taxis and grumpy sales people.  Even now though I live across the pond, I am in New York City at least twice a year.  Manhattan is beautiful, infuriating and alluring – a beautiful

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Star Wars Costumes Exhibit
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Around the World with the Star Wars Costumes Exhibit

Have you ever stopped to think about the fantastical imagery of Star Wars?  I know I hadn’t until I went to see a Smithsonian Institution Traveling exhibit in New York City entitled, Star Wars:  The Power of Costume.  The exhibit is currently at Discovery Times Square, a building that served as the previous home of

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