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Arts & Museums
New Jersey Children's Museum is a must-visit recreational activity for kids. Located in Paramus, it features over 20 interactive exhibits as well as organizes cultural programs and events. The indoor playground features life size features where kids can let their imagination expand. From taking a helicopter ride and climbing a fire truck, to playing in a sandbox or dollhouse. They can also engage in story time and art activities, or ring in a birthday celebration.
A distinguished landmark in Northern New Jersey, the Lambert Castle is situated in the Garret Mountain Reservation in Passiac County. It was built in 1892 as home to Catholina Lambert, and stands in great relevance to the castles in Great Britain. The structure follows the Medieval Revival architectural style. It was utilized to serve as an administrative office until 1936 with one room dedicated to the Passiac County Museum. Widespread European and American paintings and sculptures are organized in a stellar manner with the castle as a backdrop. The museum concentrates more on age-old period rooms, possessions that depict the castle’s past as well as folk art exhibition galleries. On the whole, the castle is grandeur personified.
Constructed in 1892 as the private residence of a young English immigrant eager to re-create the magnificent castles of his homeland, the Belle Vista, also known as Lambert Castle, is a marvelous beauty built in the Medieval Revival style. Today, the castle is owned by the Passaic County Historical Society who have converted the building's four floors into a historical museum and library. A must-visit if you want to experience the look and feel of a true English castle.
Overlooking the Hudson River and housed in the Hebrew Home for the Aged, the Judaica Museum recounts 150 years of Jewish history and includes some 800 artifacts representative of traditional ceremonies held in synagogues and homes. The museum offers a variety of cultural and educational programs including films, a library, lectures and courses. Be sure to wander through the rest of the retirement home: you'll see the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh on the walls, all originals.
The Cloisters is the medieval outpost of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Overlooking the Hudson River, it is a deeply relaxing and spiritual place. The interlocking cloisters are faithful reconstructions of five French monasteries. They were erected between 1934 and 1938 on a site offered by John D. Rockefeller Jr. The museum here is devoted to medieval architecture and European art. The gardens are as beautiful as the chapels and cloisters.
Devoted to the art and horitculture of medieval Europe, this museum is educational and interesting.
Housed in a Dutch Colonial farmhouse, this museum is located on the northern tip of Manhattan. The Dyckman family was part of the Huguenot migration from the Netherlands in the 1600s. They survived Indian attacks, but were forced out during the American Revolution when the British occupied the area. Today, the rebuilt house, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, is preserved in the Colonial fashion. Several rooms in the house contain actual furniture that was owned by the family. One room has Revolutionary War relics including cannonballs, a tattered flag, uniforms and weapons.
Hudson River Museum, with its six galleries and a planetarium, is one of the largest in Westchester, New York. The name indicates the prime interest of the museum, that is the Hudson River and its environs, including the plant and animal life. The Yonker City Hall collection of the 19th Century became a part of this museum after its construction. It also includes paintings, sculptures, graphics, furniture and other artifacts. Events can be held at the museum cafe, auditorium and courtyard.
Exhibits focusing on Jewish history, culture and art can be found at this museum.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded to honor American artists, composers, writers, architects and those chosen elite selected from the fine arts. The institute is part of a complex of Classical Revival structures on the estate of John James Audubon, who is buried in the nearby Trinity Cemetery. The Academy is not open to the public, but scholars with credentials can peruse original work and first editions in the library by appointment. Some notable members from the Academy have included Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Andrew Wyeth and Aaron Copeland. The same complex also houses the Hispanic Society of America and the American Numismatic Society.
Upon entering the gates of the Hispanic Society of America, you are confronted with an impressive statue of El Cid. The museum displays all things concerning the Iberian Peninsula and its history. In addition to prints and paintings by Goya and El Greco, the library houses more than 250,000 articles and manuscripts about the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world. The Society is also proud to be known as one of the premier repositories of textiles from the ancient Mediterranean and Levant, from royal Valencian tapestries to Alhambra Silks with all there detailed filigree. The interior design resembles a cathedral, and effigies of many Spanish nobles line the terracotta floors. This outstanding collection of art from Spain and Portugal is definitely worth the trip uptown. Admission is free. The grounds also house the private American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Van Cortlandt House Museum is located in The Bronx, New York City. It is also known as Frederick Van Cortlandt House or Van Cortlandt House. It is one of the oldest buildings in neighborhood and was built in 1748 by Frederick Van Cortlandt for his family. It is a two-and-a-half story L-shaped house and is built in the Georgian style. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in December 24, 1967 and is used as a museum.