The Guggenheim Museum Presents “A Year With Children” Exhibit

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STUDENT ARTWORK 2013
5th grade, PS 42, Manhattan, 2013
© The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Learning Through Art, the pioneering arts-education program of the Guggenheim Museum, presents A Year with Children 2013, an exhibition that showcases selected artworks by New York City public-school students in grades two through six. The exhibit will run from May 3 – June 9, 2013.

Students participated in a yearlong artist-residency program that partners professional teaching artists with classroom teachers in each of the city’s five boroughs to design collaborative projects that explore art and ideas related to the classroom curriculum. Approximately one hundred works, including drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, paintings, and collage, will be on display during this six-week installation.

A Year With Children 2013

STUDENT ARTWORK 2013
3rd grade, PS 151, Queens, 2013
© The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

 

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Thank You for the Shout-Out, Affinia Hotels!

If you read our blog you know we love Affinia Hotels. We were thrilled to see such a nice mention of a recent post about the Affinia Dumont on their Facebook page. We really do think they’re great!

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Fly to England, Get a Free Two-Night Hotel Stay

VISITBRITAIN DAN STEVENS AND ESTELLEThere is really nothing quite like flying across the pond and landing in merry ole England. London, anytime of the year, makes for a delightful visit. And there is even more to explore in the rest of the country. We are clamoring to visit the English countryside and to see Scotland one of these days.

This weekend British Airways and VisitBritain teamed up in New York City to create a pop-up shop promoting a fantastic travel deal that is going on through the end of March. More about that in a bit.

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Family Stay at the Affinia Dumont in New York City

When traveling, especially with older children, it’s far easier to stay in hotels with suites. That way everyone has their own space even on a mini vacation.

We recently had a great experience at the Affinia Dumont on East 34th Street in New York City and wanted to share. Note, this was not a comped stay. We loved it so much we wanted to give the Dumont some love.

While we have stayed at the Affinia Dumont before, we didn’t know they had suites. The Dumont one and two bedroom suites with a full kitchen that includes a dish washer, microwave, oven, refrigerator (with a mini bar), plates, glasses, cutlery, utensils, and even a cutting board. Having a suite with a full kitchen is really convenient because it helps you cut down on the cost of eating out in New York which adds up really quickly if you don’t watch yourself. You can shop at a nearby grocery store or corner deli and get everything you need and fix your meals back at the hotel.

One of the things we love about the Affinia Dumont’s suites is the sheer size of the living space. It was huge with a great view of the river. We hate being cramped in tiny New York City hotel rooms, but the Affinia provides a lot of space for its guests,

Even though the suite was huge it was by no means expensive. In fact, Affinia Hotels run sales and specials all of the time with rates that are far below most Manhattan hotel prices making it a great stay for a family or group who would like to share the cost of a hotel, but have plenty of room to stretch out.

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