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Frances Cabrini was an Italian born nun who came to the United States on orders of the Pope. Helping Italian immigrants who were flooding the States in impoverished conditions in large numbers, Cabrini founded 67 institutions throughout the world. Owing to her relentless generous work, she became the United States citizen to be canonized in 1938. Dedicated to her remains and her wax effigy the Shrine of Saint Frances Cabrini receives thousands of visitors every year. Located in Washington Heights, the place, however only houses the body since the head was sent to Rome.
A part of the Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus, George and Phyllis Rothman Center or just Rothman Center is on the other side of the Hackensack River and is set on the campus' Hackensack side. The tent inspired roofing is the distinctive feature of the home of the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights. Besides sporting events, it also hosts often trade shows and has seen the likes of political legends like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush as guest speakers.
Housed in a Dutch Colonial farmhouse, this museum is located on the northern tip of Manhattan. The Dyckman family was part of the Huguenot migration from the Netherlands in the 1600s. They survived Indian attacks, but were forced out during the American Revolution when the British occupied the area. Today, the rebuilt house, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, is preserved in the Colonial fashion. Several rooms in the house contain actual furniture that was owned by the family. One room has Revolutionary War relics including cannonballs, a tattered flag, uniforms and weapons.
GTT has been a collaborative performance center for the last four years and is continuing to grow. With a lot of emphasis on contemporary American issues and a flair for politics, this young group continues to reach out to the public. The experience here is always something one can relate to. Check the website or call the box office for show times and programs. Tickets can also be ordered online through Paypal.
Located on 28 acres (11 hectares) of beautiful gardens and woodlands, this non-profit cultural institution overlooks the Hudson River. Wave Hill is dedicated to exploring the interaction between human beings and the natural environment. It maintains four historic buildings and five greenhouses and has won many awards for its gardens. Its Arts Program presents the work of contemporary artists and landscape professionals. Partake in educational, horticultural and art programs that are held at the cultural center from time to time. Come enjoy the feast of nature in its own arms.