July 9 and 10

THE SANTA FE FOLK ART MARKET will feature 95 folk artists from 35 countries. The event will take place on Milner Plaza outside the Museum of International Folk Art. "The purpose of the market is to present authentic, original folk art reflecting each artist's community and cultural heritage," said Joyce Ice, MOIFA's director, in a press release. Participating artists will come from Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7, July 9 and $5 July 10. www.folkartmarket.org

Norway Railpass

ONE OF THE MOST SCENIC train rides in the world goes from Oslo to Bergen, passing through forests and alongside lakes. It climbs over the mountains before descending to Bergen. One way to do this (and other scenic routes) is with the Norway Railpass, which gives you three days of unlimited train travel (it must be used within one month). There are senior and youth discounts. Information: www.raileurope.com. For information about Norway: www.visitnorway.com/us.

Zoopendous

FAMILY FUN IN NYC. Child-friendly activities in the Big Apple include the Bronx Zoo, www.bronxzoo.com; the Statue of Liberty, www.nps.gov/stli; the Empire State Building, www.esbnyc.com; the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, www.ellisisland.com; Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, www.circleline42.com; the Staten Island ferry (free);the NBC Experience Store/Studio Tours, www.nbcexperiencestore.com; and sightseeing on a Gray Line New York double-decker bus, www.newyorksightseeing.com. Information about the whole kit and caboodle: www.nycvisit.com.

Denver thrills

SIX FLAGS ELITCH GARDENS is opening a new, push-the-envelope, water ride at the Island Kingdom Water Park. The new ride is called EDGE. (As in over the edge?) You'll blast down more than four stories at a near-vertical drop and then race up the other side at a breathtaking speed. Information: www.sixflags.com.


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