I recently spent a beautiful late summer afternoon at Terhune Orchards with my daughter, sister, and a friend. It proved to be a perfect outing for our little group. The orchard has wine tastings, friendly barnyard animals, and pick-your-own fruits, flowers, and pumpkins, among other things. Family owned and operated since the 1970s, this charming farm and vineyard is located in Princeton, New Jersey, with a relaxing country atmosphere for both grown-ups and kids to enjoy. [Read more…]
A trip to the amusement park is one of those great American pastimes, providing hours upon hours of exciting interactive entertainment for people of all ages. They are especially attractive to the thrill seekers among us, and amusement parks consistently push the boundaries, in terms of ride design. Year after year, new gravity defying rides pop up in parks across the country. Here are some of America’s best amusement parks for thrill seekers: [Read more…]
What makes a zoo great for families? Well, for one thing, the animal exhibits. They inspire awe, wonder, and curiosity among kids of all ages. Another feature of family friendly zoological parks is that they have interactive areas and plenty of space for play and exploration. These zoos are home to hundreds of species and exciting exhibits, and families can explore and make memories in these parks. So, without further ado, here’s our list of the “4 Best Zoos in America for Families.” [Read more…]
One of the things that makes America so unique is the individual identities of each of its states. From New Jersey to Wyoming, each state has its own heritage and sense of pride, and nothing quite captures the pride of each state like their individual state fairs. With the temperatures heating up, state fair season is just around the corner. So, grab a fried candy bar and let’s explore the “6 Best State Fairs in America.” [Read more…]
The Newark Museum’s impressive collection of American art includes over 12,000 works. American artists on display include folk art masters Edward Hicks and Ammi Phillips as well as impressionists Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, George Inness and Winslow Homer. Furthermore, the museum boasts works by American modernist artists including Edward Hopper, Max Weber, Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Arthur Dove, Theodore Rozsak, Charles Sheeler and Alexander Calder. Works from Andy Warhol, George Segal, and Joseph Stella can also be found here. In addition, the museum’s American art collection also contains a large number of African American art pieces including works by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Robert Thompson.
As impressive as the American art collection is, the international art collections at the Newark Museum may be even more so. With pieces ranging from ancient Egyptian art to art from the Peruvian Amazon region, these exhibits are simply incredible. However, the Tibetan art exhibit may be the museum’s crown jewel. The collection includes over 5,000 objects and is considered by many to be one of the best collections of Tibetan art in the world. [Read more…]