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Bronx Museum Celebrates Immigrants

by Rebecca Lewis
Dr. Annecy Baez in front of Sarah Sze's Triple Point (Planetarium)

Rebecca Lewis, WFUV

Dr. Annecy Baez was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in a mostly Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx during the 1970s. She said she liked hearing the stories of the people she lived with and even took a Jewish literature class in high school, which she loved. But she said she couldn't find stories that she could connect to.

New York City Museum Plans Adults-Only Sleepover

by Associated Press
American Museum of Natural History.

Wikimedia Commons

If you're not afraid of things that go bump in the night, an adults-only sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History may be for you.

   The New York City museum will have its first-ever sleepover adventure for adults 21 years old and up on Aug. 1.

   It's a far cry from the kiddie version.

   For one thing, the charge is $325 for museum members and $375 for non-members.

   A champagne reception, music and a 3-course dinner are on tap.

New Bill Would Make Salt Water Taffy NJ's State Candy

by Stephanie Kuo
salt water taffy

stevendepolo, Flickr

It may be a surprise to you that salt water taffy doesn't actually contain any salt water. Legend has it, the candy received its name by accident. A young candy merchant opened a taffy stand on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the 1880s, just steps above sea level. One night, a generous tide soaked his stand and his candy.

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