We've always loved The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a tale of wealth and obsessive love which explores the New York of the Roaring Twenties from a suite at the Plaza to the mansions on Long Island.
With about 80,000 residents, San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia. This makes it a great spot to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which begins on February 14th this year. While you're there welcoming the Year of the Tiger, check out the Dragon's Gate, the symbolic entrance to Chinatown, located at the corner of Bush and Grant.
If you're planning to spring trip to New England with your kids this spring, we recommend that you get them excited about the area you're going to visit by having them read up on topics of local interest. For example, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson, which is based loosely on Henry David Thoreau's Walden, would be great from someone who wants to learn more about the great thinkers of historic Concord, MA. The book describes Henry and his friend, who both want to go to Fitchburg, and shows that people can have different approaches to life. While his friend works to earn money to take the train there, Henry walks through the countryside to enjoy nature and think.
The New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) offers an abundance of excellent films scheduled February 26-March14. Click the link above to check out their exciting lineup. And remember that while you enjoy new, international, compelling films with your family, NYICFF will donate money to New York City public schools each and every ticket purchase! To buy tickets and raise money for NYC schools, simply:
1) Go to http://www.gkids.com/ 2) Click on "NYC Screenings" 3) Select a school to sponsor from the "Select My School" Menu 4) Purchase tickets
Voila! The school you choose earns $3 for each ticket you purchase!