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Free Museums These New York City museums are either always free, free on specific days of the week or free for select hours. Find one near you, and take advantage of their generosity. Note that this takes into account general admission only; certain events and special exhibitions may still require a fee. Irish Hunger Memorial. Photo: Alex Lopez ALWAYS FREE Museums African Burial Ground Memorial Site American Folk Art Museum BRIC House The Bronx Museum of the Arts Federal Hall National read more

Cheers! Since you clicked through to this article, you must love wine. Perhaps you’re the type to swirl it around in a glass to activate its aroma, or maybe you only imbibe once in a while and don’t know your Barolo from your Beaujolais. Well, whatever your drinking style, New York City is happy to accommodate you. The City is home to many distinguished wine bars, along with several wineries, ranging from dressy date spots to more casual watering holes. Read on for details. Photo: Shimmon & Tammar Aldo Sohm Polished and well stocked, this sleek Midtown wine bar comes read more

Spa Treatments Finding time to decompress can be difficult, but that’s what vacations (or staycations) are for. Those looking to calm the mind and body in a luxurious setting will find that New York City is home to plenty of stylish spas offering some of the world’s best beauty treatments. Read on to find the most indulgent spa for you. Courtesy Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. Photo: Christian Horan Photography The Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown This Lower Manhattan hotel boasts a 75-foot lap pool, seven spa treatment rooms and customized services. The read more

Fun for Kids in NYC New York City is a great place for families. One thing that helps: free-admission days at museums, gratis concerts and films, complimentary story sessions and exciting events that make local entertainment more affordable than you might expect. We've rounded up the best free ways for visiting and resident parents to get out and create memories with their kids. Museum of Moving Image. Photo: Marley White Museums For culturally curious kids and their moms and dads on a budget, these family-friendly institutions—all of which offer specific days or hours of free read more

It's great fun to go ice skating in the winter in New York City - Here are  the best and worst spots to take a turn on the ice, from the iconic rinks in Midtown Manhattan to New Jersey's  Olympic medal machine. There’s no better wintry thrill in New York City than gliding around on one of the city’s ice rinks. And there are a surprising number of great options around the city. There are classic rinks like Rockefeller Center and Central Park’s Wollman Rink. If the weather outside if frightful, head to indoor rinks at Chelsea Piers and the City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City, Queens. read more