Category Archives: Culture

NH: Enjoy Everything Portsmouth: 40th Anniversary of Market Square Day

Portsmouth, NH Exit 7: Don’t miss the annual Market Square Day, this year celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. Created to commemorate the renovation and beautification of downtown Portsmouth – and, in particular, Market Square. Most of Downtown Portsmouth will be vehicle-free and … Continue reading

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CT: International Festival of Arts & Ideas

New Haven, CT Exit 47: What do you get when you assemble authors, scientists, and leading innovators alongside outstanding artists? The International Festival of Arts & Ideas – a 15-day festival of performing arts, lectures; dynamic public programs to captivate, entertain, … Continue reading

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VA: Peruse Art, Home, Gardens and Studio of Gari Melchers

Falmouth, VA Exit 133A: Gari Melchers Home and Studio – Belmont, typical of the Federal style, is over 200 years old. In 1916, renowned artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne bought the residence, and no expense was spared in … Continue reading

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CT: Medieval Faire with Jousting, Fairy Magic, Armored Combat, Music, and Merry Men

North Haven, CT Exit 48 to I 91N: Walk into a medieval  fairytale and experience what a spring festival might have been like in 12th century Nottingham England. Fantasy takes flight when you step back to the past at Robin … Continue reading

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VA: Mother’s Day Fun or Just Stop and Smell the Roses at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond, VA Exit 83B: The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is an oasis on a driving trip – 82 magnificent acres which started life as Powhatan hunting grounds and was at one time owned by patriot Patrick Henry. In 1884, Lewis … Continue reading

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SC: Play Me, I’m Yours – Brings Pianos and Music to Florence Streets

Florence, SC Exit 160: No, you’re not seeing things, those randomly placed pianos throughout Florence are part of Play Me, I’m Yours, an initiative of a worldwide street piano project, geared to interconnect people in the community by “expressing themselves”  … Continue reading

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CT: Welcome Spring at New Haven’s Cherry Blossom Festival

New Haven, CT Exit 47: The 44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of spring commemorating the planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in 1973.  Hanami (cherry blossom) viewing, has been a Japanese custom since the 7th … Continue reading

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NC: All Eyes on Wilson’s Main Street – 100 Artists for 100 Days

Wilson, NC Exit 121: They say a “picture’s worth a thousand words” well then the city of Wilson has a lot to say.  From April 8th until July 16th, Nash Street, the main street of Wilson, North Carolina will be … Continue reading

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FL: Celebrate Easter in Style at The Flagler Museum’s Egg Hunt

Palm Beach, FL Exit 70: Imagine an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the glorious Flagler Museum…The Gilded Age estate was a 75-room winter retreat built in 1902 as a wedding present for Henry Flagler’s wife Mary Lily Kenan … Continue reading

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MA: China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats: Breathtaking Showmanship of Magical Stunts

Lexington, MA Exit 31A: The ancient art of Chinese Acrobatics is an old and long running tradition that began in China well over two thousand years ago. Over its long and rich history it has developed as one of the … Continue reading

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