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Explore American History at These National Parks Near New York City

September 18, 2014 12:02 pm

Take a break from the fast pace of New York City by traveling to one of these national parks just outside city limits. Both have historic significance that helped to shape what the Big Apple is today.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Thomas Edison National Historical Park is one of the more unique national parks in the country. It consists of Edison's home and laboratory, where he resided and invented things like the motion picture camera, phonographs, sound recordings, and silent movies. Kick off your visit with Invention Factory, a 20-minute long orientation film that tells the story of Edison's famous lab. See where this master inventor created the inventions that would change the world, and make sure to pace through the courtyard as he did when pondering new ideas.

Morristown National Historical Park
Established in 1933, Morristown National Historical Park is home to the quarters of General Washington and the Continental Army's encampment during through the treacherous winter of 1779. Get a first hand feel for their challenging living conditions on an interactive tour through a replica of a soldier's hut, and then walk through the Ford Mansion, the home that George Washington occupied during this time period. Not only is Morristown a memorial of a pivotal moment in our nation's history, but it is also the country's first national park.

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The Russian Tea Room: An Essential NYC Dining Destination

September 17, 2014 11:03 am

Every New Yorker should visit The Russian Tea Room once. It’s always a memorable experience at this landmark restaurant and bar founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927.

This midtown Manhattan restaurant's opulent ambiance evokes Imperial Russia’s heyday with rich colors (red is pervasive), chandeliers, and impressive art. If you are lucky, you can dine upstairs in the glass bear lounge. A full menu of traditional Russian meals are offered, like borscht, beef stroganoff, and chicken Kiev, and diners praise most everything on it. Visitors can also opt for afternoon tea, a light snack, or drinks.

The bar stocks 40 vodkas, including Beluga made with artesian water from Siberia. Cocktails have distinctively Russian names like Rasputin and Ivan The Terrible.

The Russian Tea Room
150 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-7100

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Jazz at Lincoln Center: Entertain Your Ears and Your Eyes

September 3, 2014 11:02 am

Enjoy a night out on the town with a performance hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

This series of events hosts numerous musical acts every week. Although the events take place in several venues, the Allen Room is the most iconic location. The musicians perform in front of a glass wall that overlooks Columbus Circle and Central Park. The experience will entertain your ears and your eyes. The room was expertly designed with all seats offering great views and unbeatable acoustics.

Check the website for upcoming performances, including both jazz concerts and other live music!

Jazz at Lincoln Center
33 W. 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 258-980

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