The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is is a military museum in New York City that showcases the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier and houses the submarine USS Growler, the Concorde SST, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
This year, 1,250 museums and cultural institutions across the country are participaing in the Smithsonian program, which offers two free tickets to those who register online.
If military museums are not your thing, you can visit the City Museum of New York or the Cooper Hewitt design museum for free. However, you must download you tickets in advance for this September 23, 2017 event.
If you’re in Washington, DC, you can get free tickets to the Kreeger Museum of modern art, the National Building Museum, or the Newseum.
This past summer, I spent a glorious two weeks in Scotland.
The primary object of the trip was to partake in the incredible Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Because I also wanted to see the countryside, I signed up for a small group tour to the Isle of Skye with Rabbies.
One of the surprise stops on the tour was a visit to the Dalwhinnie distillery. Whisky isn’t my cup of tea. But who could resist sampling an intense glass of hot chocolate with a wee dram of whisky?
What’s more, as a Friend of the Classic Malts, you are eligible for a free tour of twelve Scottish distilleries, along with a complimentary dram of single malt Scotch whiskey at each stop. Basic tours at the distilleries can cost between £5 to £12.
Most locations also offer a more extensive tour that typically includes extra tastings.
The following classic distilleries participate in the program:
At your first distillery visit, show your pass and request a “Friends journal.” You can collect stamps in the journal at each distillery that you visit. If you collect all twelve stamps, you are rewarded with a Quaich, the traditional whisky sharing cup!
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sponsoring the 42nd Annual NOAA Fish Fry on Wednesday June 14, 2017 from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m.
The Fish Fry will take place in the Department of Commerce Courtyard, at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC.
16 to 20 chefs and vendors will display their seafood to bring awareness to sustainable marine fisheries. The guest chefs come from locations around the United States from Alaska to the Chesapeake Bay.
Expect to sample a wide variety of fish, crab, scallops, salmon, shrimp as well as side dishes, beer and wine.
Both wild caught and aquaculture raised fish and shellfish will be served.
This event attracts some 1,500 participants and usually sells out early.
Washington locals and visitors alike can celebrate President’s Day in style by visiting George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon.
This year marks the 285th birthday of the first President, and lots of festivities are planned at George Washington’s historic home and estate on the Potomac River.
You can enjoy period music, character performances, story-time, tours of the mansion and birthday cake with General Washington.
Regular admission to Mount Vernon is $20 for persons age 12 and older but admission will be free on President’s Day — February 20, 2016 — and on George Washington’s actual birthday — February 22, 2016.
There is lots to see including the historic mansion, many outbuildings where trades were practiced, the slave memorial, gardens, a pioneer farm, and George and Martha Washington’s tomb. The setting is on the Potomac River is quite spectacular, making for a pleasant family outing.