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The Hunt: Must-See Museum Exhibits Before the End of the Year

November 14, 2013

GLOBAL – Every week, the Purple Passport team goes in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week, we’re exploring the best museum exhibits in our respective towns. From seasonal to traveling collections, the constantly changing and rotating museum collections bring us… (more)
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Long live print at the Newseum in Washington, DC

July 31, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In the past several years, cartoonists have had a field day with the concept that print media in general, and newspapers in particular, are on their way to the grave. They’ve depicted gravesites and headstones for print newspapers alongside other outmoded media like analog TV, VHS, the… (more)
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DC’s Holocaust Museum: Many Feelings and Few Words

July 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In chatter over DC and its many museums, voices quiet down for discussion of this museum, as there are few words that can adequately describe it. Conversations switch from being full of expressions of beauty, opulence, grandeur, and artistic wonder to ones of remembrance, distinction, and struggle,… (more)
Old Town Marina Washington, DC
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Just Down DC’s Potomac River

July 13, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA- Washington, DC, is well on its way to becoming a super-hip, fashion-forward, and chic city, but it’s really known for being laden with historic nooks and crannies and neighborhoods grounded in times past. There is one particular locality nearby that has remained virtually untouched—a preservation of the cobblestone… (more)
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
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The Hunt: Free Museum Frenzy

June 27, 2013

Global – Every week, The Purple Passport team goes out in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week we launched our newest city guide on the lovely Washington, DC, which highlights so many of the nation’s capital’s museums, leaving us curious… (more)
Coney Island beach and boardwalk NYC New York City Memorial Day weekend
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Friday Finds: NYC Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Summer

May 24, 2013

This Memorial Day weekend, venues around the country are celebrating the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces., The extended weekend also serves as the unofficial start to summer. This week, we’ve rounded up ways to celebrate Memorial Day weekend New York City from around the… (more)
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Field guide to the planet at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

April 17, 2013

NEW YORK, USA – If you’re about to set out on a hike in new territory, you might pick up a field guide to help you understand the flora, fauna, and topography of your trail. But what if you’ve set your sights on understanding not just a patch of earth,… (more)
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Friday Finds: Staying Warm Indoors in NYC

January 18, 2013

With temperatures due to drop in New York City next week, we’ve rounded up some indoor activities and things to do around The Big Apple to avoid the chilly weather. You can plan a whole day around a trip to the American Museum of Natural History. The size and… (more)
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Culture goes south of the border at El Museo del Barrio in New York City

January 14, 2013

NEW YORK CITY, USA – With the vibrant cultural contributions of Latino immigrants to the American melting pot, we’ve become a nation steeped in Spanish. You may not speak the language, but I bet you speak at least a little “Spanglish.” Ever called your friend “amigo“? Added “por favor” on… (more)
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Friday Finds: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like a NYC Christmas

November 30, 2012

With December almost upon us, New Yorkers kicked off this year’s winter holiday season Wednesday, with the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. If you missed the festivities in person, or on television this past week, pre-tree-lighting performers included Rod Stewart, CeeLo Green, Scotty McCreery, Il Volo, Victoria Justice,… (more)
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