It’s the Year of the Rooster! Celebrate Lunar New Year Across NYC

Lunar New Year

Looking to liven up your winter? Then put the Lunar New Year on your calendar. This year the Chinese New Year is celebrated on Saturday, January 28, but New York City has parades, events, and parties to launch the Year of the Rooster spanning from mid-January through the end of February. Kids will love feasting on both the sights and tastes of the colorful New Year’s celebrations.

Here are some of favorite ways for families to celebrate the 2017 Lunar New Year in NYC:

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C. (Photo: NPS)

“If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can honor him with your family by doing service and visiting one of our National Parks, which are offering free admission to celebrate MLK Day.



Twitter Free Inauguration Day Getaways


Looking for a distraction from Inauguration Day? Yeah, us too. Plan an escape to, or simply daydream about, these Twitter-free, remote escapes our friends at have uncovered in some of the world’s most remote locations.

Pack your bags and disconnect from the internet at any of these spectacularly beautiful spots, or spend some time vacation planning instead of turning on the TV come January 20. Whichever you choose, these four amazing recommendations, ranging from a Spanish yurt to a traditional Balinese home, will provide plenty of distractions.

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On MLK Day Commemorate Dr. King at a U.S. National Park

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial | family travel
Credit: NPS/volunteer Bill Shugarts

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, entrance into National Park Service sites across the country on Monday, January 16, 2017 will be free!
(It’s the first of 10 days in 2017 that the parks will offer free admission to everyone.)

There are several national parks directly associated with Dr. King that you can visit with your family:

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