Now that we are back to the snowy grind of NYC, we find ourselves trying to find things to do indoors again. The New York Hall of Science has an Eco House exhibit out in their parking lot that supplied lots of info on how to save energy in your home. And a Summer Camp Fair in the lower level was already getting us excited for warmer weather. Of course Zoe cannot resist a face painting (or wearing her princess dress out for a museum day) and Ezra LOVES building with dowels. The boy will make you a bridge if you ask him to…
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Posted in Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged balloons, building with dowels, children, exhibits for kids, face painting, fair, kids, little engineers, New York Hall of Science, NY, parenting, princess dress, Queens, science, science museum, Summer Camps on March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Queens Life, tagged blizzard, couple in bed, cover, February, illustration, love, New Yorker Magazine, snow, Valentine's day, weekend on February 14, 2014 | 1 Comment »
This is pretty much what every morning has looked like this week. But at about 8 a.m. this morning the sun was out, the sky is finally blue and it’s a balmy 36 degrees so the city is a mess with slush and melting ice everywhere. I’ll take it!
Have a good (and cozy) weekend — and a Happy Valentine’s Day.
cover art found here
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Travel, tagged Alice in Wonderland, Alice's Tea Cup, children, cupcakes, fairies, fairy dust, girls, kids, Manhattan, mom and daughter date, sparkles, tea, tea party, upper west side on February 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Remember when Zoe and I had our little date this past summer? Well we finally did a follow-through and sat down and had tea! Poor Zoe – with all that went on with Papa Paul this year, her 4th birthday was a little bit ignored. So while her dad and brother saw the new Lego movie (a huge hit with Ezra by the way, and he’s a tough critic!) – Zoe and I went back to Alice’s Tea Cup as a belated birthday treat. She got the full treatment this time: a set of fairy wings, fairy dust sprinkled on to her hair – the whole nine yards. Of course in the end she opted for the hot chocolate with fancy sprinkles on her whip cream and I WAS saddled with drinking the tea, but it was great tea!
Here she is poised to pick out the pinkest cupcake available – look at that excited and happy little face. Happy yummy belated birthday my little muffin:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged birthday girl, growing, in stages, photographing your child's growth, Zoe at all ages on February 7, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged American Museum of Natural History, central park, children, cold, exhibits, FAO Schwartz, Iran do Espírito Santo, kids, Manhattan, minimal art, movies, NYC, parenting, piano, playground, sculpture, Tom Hank in BIG, toys, winter on February 6, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
We went back to the Natural History Museum to check out the show on Poison – but we didn’t get much further than enjoying the mammal exhibit and canoe on the ceiling again. Feeling a bit sluggish and cagey this start of Feb and I’m not sure why. In some ways it’s almost better to stay out in the cold and enjoy the strangely beautiful brick ruin on the south east corner of Central Park (seen in the photos below.) And of course a trip to FAO Schwartz to play on the ‘Big’ piano always gets the kids going. You’ve got to get there quick though. I hear they are breaking it down and building a new one on the ground floor – so enjoy Tom Hank’s original ‘stomping ground’ before it goes!
Wanna see more beautiful pix of snow in our city? Check out this great blog post.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Rainy days, Travel, tagged blizzard, brrr it's cold outside, central park, dreary days, Lincoln Center, Manhattan, NYC, snow, snowy days, winter wonderland on February 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Yesterday was dreary, cold and gray – and today the park looks a bit more like a winter wonderland. So much so that I am tempted to leave work for a walk in the park, no matter how cold it may be out there. It’s hard to believe we got a day of 50 degree weather on Sunday – this winter has been crazy. Here are a couple of shots of yesterday, and now:
What are you up to this weekend? Does it include lots of television, friends and cheesy nachos? While we aren’t the hugest football fans, we do like to partake in a good Super Bowl Party. AND Ezra had a random half-day at school yesterday so we got to beat the crowds (barely) when we made a run to Times Square for Super Bowl Boulevard. Check out this crazy huge Toboggan Run engineered by GMC! And of course there were lots of silly promotional photo opps and football fans abound to enjoy.
The temps here may get up to a balmy 20 degrees so – who knows? Maybe we will get outdoors again .. enjoy your Super Bowl weekend.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged art garden, art museums, children, contemporary art, Isa Genzken, kids, kids and museums, modern art, MOMA, NYC, parenting, sculpture garden, stop motion animation on January 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
We love the Museum of Modern Art in midtown, and especially love it for developing its kid zone/media lab in the back. The Isa Genzken Retrospective was a colorful, splashy exhibit that kept my kids entertained (as well as the parents.) If you remember we’ve been to their material lab before (see here) but this past week they revamped the space to have it focus on movement. As always Ezra loved the stop-motion animation program – and Zoe just wanted to frolick outside in the garden.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged Ari Laura Keith, art and kids, children, culture, Jackson Height Trilogy, Jackson Heights Theater, kids, neighbors, parenting, Queens, Queens Museum of Art, Theatre 167, weekends in NYC, what to do with kids in NYC on January 23, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
The art museum in our ‘hood just got a new facelift (and a lot of work on the inside as well.) I had no idea that this building was the original site for the UN. An exhibit in the museum paid homage to this fact, and while we were there we bumped into a local/Jackson Heights home-grown theater act. Theatre 167 performed scenes from ‘The Jackson Heights Trilogy’ throughout the museum – utilizing some of its revamped interiors as part of the play. It was fun to find the actors who were carrying rolling suitcases with them throughout the museum, so that you could spot them. (And it was really fun seeing all our neighbors at the museum acting and watching!)
We LOVE the panorama’s new entrance from the ground level (see our previous visit here) and of course the Tiffany Glass show is always fun, especially now that it has its own new redesigned room.
Here in NYC we are seeing a lot of snow … although it only added up to 7 inches and the kids didn’t get a day off for sledding as they had hoped. But on the walk home yesterday Ezra pointed to this corner and said “mamma it’s as pretty as a beautiful painting, isn’t it?”. And on that note, we did get to a couple art museums this weekend which is probably WHY he is comparing life to paintings these days. Hope to post more on that soon!