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The best that horse racing has to offer is now over and done with until 2015, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get your fix elsewhere—and we’re not talking about off-track betting. In upstate New York there’s a museum dedicated to all things horse racing, and it might just be what you need to get through those moments of sadness and depression.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame does its thing in Saratoga Springs, New York, and right now it’s open to one and all most days of the week—they take Mondays and Tuesdays off until later this summer. The place does its best to share the fun and entertainment surrounding thoroughbred racing in the country, and they’ve got all kinds of goodies to do so. Memorabilia, art, books, videos, and other artifacts all do their thing to shape the story of the ponies in the United States.
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The weekend after the Super Bowl is usually a little bit of a let down. There’s no parties, nothing on television, and you realize that it’s going to be a good chunk of time before the sun returns to welcome spring. That’s why we suggest drinking away the blues, and there’s no better way to do that than during the Hops and Props Craft Beer Festival on Long Island. They bring a great beer festival right into the Cradle of Aviation Museum, and what you get combines our love for a good beverage with our fascination of flying things.
The museum—and festival—does its thing in Garden City, and the fun is scheduled to start on February 8. There’s just one session on Saturday, and things will run between 7pm and 10pm. However, if you’re looking for a little more time with the planes and pilsners there’s a VIP session that will get you access to everything beginning at 6pm. Tickets are a little more than most beer festivals, as regular admission will set you back $65 if ordered ahead of time online—and $75 if obtained at the door. Just be assured that your admission does included unlimited samples in a two-ounce sampling glass, and of course you can bring home the glass as a souvenir.
If there’s one children’s museum that beats them all, it might just be the National Museum of Play up in Rochester, New York. They’ve got all kinds of hands on exhibits going on all year long, but their latest feature might just call for a bit of a road trip and visit.
The LEGO Travel Adventure exhibit recently opened up to both the big and little kids, as plenty of brick built exhibits show off a brief history of the world. Obviously there’s some hands on opportunities as well, as you can pick up and piece together your own bit of history thanks to some free time with the LEGOs.
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If you have yet to catch the reality show which is a "shared experiment in environmental living", it follows New Yorkers, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge, as they leave their life in the Big Apple for the Beekman Farm in upstate New York, where they are now raising goats, pigs, chickens and llamas.