Art for All at New Jersey’s Grounds for Sculpture

Published in Side of Culture: A great day trip from NYC or Philadelphia, the beautifully landscaped 42 acres of the Grounds for Sculpture (GFS) provide an inviting setting year-round for almost 300 contemporary sculptures. The sculpture park was the vision of founder and artist Seward Johnson, who died in 2020. He wanted to present contemporary sculpture in a non-intimidating … Read more

What’s Happening in… LGBTQ Columbus, Ohio

The city of scarlet and gray, the colors of their beloved The Ohio State University, brings a pop of rainbow to the American Midwest. Columbus is a young city with an entrepreneurial spirit. According to the U.S. Census Bureau findings released in 2019, Columbus was the only Midwestern city to make the Top 15 Fastest … Read more

Art in Nature: Storm King Art Center at 60

Side of Culture: A 500-acre, open-air sculpture park in New York’s Hudson Valley, Storm King Art Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary when its vision of supporting artists, art, and nature seems more relevant and urgent than ever. It has become famous internationally as a beautiful, ever-changing natural showcase for work by distinguished contemporary artists including Mark … Read more

10 Historic Sites You Absolutely Must See in Philadelphia The City of Brotherly Love has more outstanding historic places (let alone the Rocky steps and statue, which don’t count here!) than Benjamin Franklin had aphorisms. Don’t-miss icons like Independence Hall recall the city’s role in the American Revolution. But you’ll get a fuller sense of Philly if you also see notable places that tell other … Read more

Reopening New Jersey’s Historic Greenwood Gardens

In September, historic Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills, New Jersey, reopened after a planned, yearlong closure to revitalize this serene, 28-acre public garden surrounded by hills and preserved parkland. Major renovations include extensive new landscaping and the rebuilding of beautiful fountains. All will help visitors appreciate the unique setting of this family garden dating to the … Read more

A Tradition of Excellence at Longwood Gardens

Famous for its acres of fountains and colorful holiday lights, Longwood Gardens also expands minds with its wide-ranging performing arts and educational programs, and helps protect the planet with its increasing emphasis on sustainability. One hour southwest of Philadelphia, this 1,000-acre Brandywine Valley center of horticultural excellence offers something new to experience in every season.

A Garden Treasure in the Bronx

To many visitors, the New York Botanical (NYBG) is an inspiring place to explore beautiful landscapes. NYBG is also a world-class scientific institution that nurtures important plant collections, develops educational programs, and collaborates with its Bronx community. Now more than ever, its 250 acres are a great place to connect with nature and refresh body … Read more