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Favorite Books about New York

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We spent one week traveling with our two preschoolers from New York City to Hudson. We focused on visiting art at sculpture parks because our two little boys love being outside (and we wanted to see art). Books help us prepare for new experiences, and remember our adventures. These are the books about New York that we …

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Hudson, New York

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Before visiting Art Omi, a rural art center and sculpture park, we spent the morning exploring Hudson, New York. Hudson is the perfect combination of Manhattan standards with hippie vibes and farm fresh food. We started the day by taking our children to the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, and they still ask when we are going back. The 50,000 square feet of firefighting …

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Art Omi

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I wonder what it would be like to walk up to Alice Aycock’s “A Simple Network of Underground Wells & Tunnels” with a group of adults. I can’t imagine that they would sprint to the openings as if they had waited their whole life for this, then freeze realizing that the irresistible wells are equally terrifying. It’s …

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Basecamp in Tannersville, NY

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We chose Tannersville, New York as our basecamp for several day trips to different cities and art institutions.  When we travel to see art that I like, I try to make the art part fun for everyone. I also make sure that there is time for my children to be my main focus and to let them …

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Storm King

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After New York City and Beacon, we spent a day at Storm King. Storm King is a sculpture park squeezed between the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River. Over 100, mostly large, sculptures dot the landscape. The Hudson Valley region of New York is host to a number of notable art institutions. We focused our adventures on art collections that are …

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Dia: Beacon

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We counted piles of rocks, we played hide and seek, and we didn’t knock over any art. Count that as a successful art experience! Dia: Beacon hosts large-scale, site-related artworks that the foundation has collected or commissioned since the 1960s. Many of the works are related to the Minimalist Art movement, which is not always a crowd pleaser. …

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