Here Are Some Fun Places to Get the Vaccine

A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.

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7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained During Spring Break

Circus classes, kite-flying workshops, escape rooms and other games to occupy your children (as if you haven’t already been doing this for a year) while school’s out.

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Hayden Planetarium to Reopen at Limited Capacity

With the return of the space theater at the American Museum of Natural History, New Yorkers can again add “space exploration” to their travel agenda.

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Seeing Color: A Matter of Nature, or Culture?

An exhibition at the Museum of Natural History is the sum of all lessons on hue.

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How to See the Halloween Blue Moon (and Uranus!) With Your Kids

“The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.

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How Long Can N.Y.C. Museums Survive at 25 Percent Capacity?

Visiting during the pandemic can feel a bit lonely. Museum directors worry that will persist far into 2021.

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Museums Are Back, but Different: A Visitor’s Guide

The visitors may be masked, but the art is gradually coming into full view.

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Ready for School to Start? For Most Students, Not So Fast.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement of a phased start to in-person classes left many parents with little time to make alternative arrangements. 

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New York City Museums Offer Back to School Discounts

Many museums and zoos are offering free and discounted admission for students and caregivers in the next few weeks.

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Jack (‘Murph the Surf’) Murphy, Heist Mastermind, Dies at 83

He stole the Star of India and other gems from the Museum of Natural History. Two days later he was under arrest.

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New York’s Reopened Museums: Where to Go and What to See

What you need to know before venturing back out to see art, from safety precautions to the exhibitions still on view.

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N.Y.C. Surpasses 1,000 Shootings Before Labor Day

The city recorded 242 shootings last month, more than twice as many as in August 2019.

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Natural History Museum Brushes Up for a Reopening

The American Museum of Natural History is going for an intimate experience — allowing hundreds, not thousands, of visitors in per hour — when it reopens on Sept. 9.

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Natural History Museum Union Files Complaint Over Coronavirus App

The app would have asked employees to report if they had a fever and any new symptoms each day. Some see it as an invasion of privacy.

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Outside Trump Tower Is Vandalized Multiple Times

In five incidents, people have thrown paint on the bright-yellow street display on Fifth Avenue. Each time, city workers have restored the lettering.

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‘Freeholder,’ Title ‘Born From Racism,’ to Be Eliminated

New Jersey will replace “freeholder,” the 18th-century designation for county lawmakers, with the word “commissioner.”

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Defenders of Roosevelt Statue Converge on Natural History Museum

Last week it was decided to remove the image because it evoked racism and colonialism. Sunday, the other side turned out.

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Removing the Statues (T.R. and Others)

Readers discuss plans to remove the Teddy Roosevelt statue in front of the Museum of Natural History and controversies over other monuments.

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We Don’t Have to Like Them. We Just Need to Understand Them.

No question the Roosevelt sculpture has to go. But what of the Shaw Memorial in Boston? Eliminate or obscure it, or explain it?

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Digital Field Trips: Museum Adventures Abound for Kids

Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free.

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Roosevelt Statue to Be Removed From Museum of Natural History

The equestrian memorial to Theodore Roosevelt has long prompted objections as a symbol of colonialism and racism.

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Eva Konrad Hawkins, Marine Scientist Who Fled Hungary, Dies at 90

She lived through the Holocaust, Communism and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. She died of Covid-19.

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No Touch, No Hands-On Learning, for Now, as Museums Try to Reopen

Science and children’s museums are studying how to rethink their many tactile exhibits to keep people safe.

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Natural History Museum Slashing Staff With Layoffs and Furloughs

About 450 employees will be affected by coronavirus cost-savings measures.

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Arts Groups Fight Their Insurers Over Coverage on Virus Losses

The debate over who should get payouts under their policies has entered the courts, state legislatures and Washington.

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