Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Celebrate safe and smart. While social distancing, stream Irish music or read a piece of Irish literature. Enjoy a sliver of soda bread and a pint of Guinness in the comfort of your own living room.

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(Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Happy Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Take a moment to read a biography or watch a documentary on your favorite president this holiday.  You don’t need to restrict your intellectual curiosity to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. American presidential history is full of complicated, contradictory, compelling, and even admirable figures. Discover one.

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J. G. Francis, Washington’s Birthday, 1878 (Courtesy of New York Public Library)

 

Bar Car Night in the Garden

Shortly before Christmas, my friend and I rode the train from Grand Central Station to the Bronx for an event at the New York Botanical Garden.

On select weekend evenings throughout the holiday season, the Garden presents a festive program anchored by the popular Holiday Train ShowBar Car Nights. Guests can enjoy performers, food trucks, live ice sculpting, dueling pianists, the train exhibit, and, of course, alcoholic beverages. Yes, Bar Car Nights are adults-only.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

This year, I have found the Christmas season especially magical. Maybe it’s because I shared a few days with an old friend. Maybe it’s because I’ve been listening to Christmas music non-stop. Maybe it’s because my wife and I watched Savannah bedecking itself for the holiday on our recent trip.

Enjoy the day and the rest of the season. Celebrate. Indulge. Spread cheer. See wonder in the world.

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(Courtesy of the New York Public Library)