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And speaking of Governors Island, we returned there for a Unicycle Festival – and continued our review of their summer long Figment show. This time we got a turn at playing miniature golf, and saw a new installation that was kind of an ‘outdoor library’ with pretty gold parchment paper as a roof. We returned […]

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Some time ago we saw the Figment show at Governors Island – and I completely forgot about the photos I took until now. We love Governors Island because the kids always love a ride on the ferry, and the island is ‘car free’ so we can scoot and bike everywhere. The forts on the island […]

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We missed the boat (or ferry? pun intended) on getting out to Governor’s Island this past summer. However as it turns out it’s really nice to get there in the fall.  The cooler temps means that the kids have more tolerance of being outdoors on the slides and walking around in the sparsely shaded areas […]

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At the end of summer we finally got back to our favorite peaceful (traffic free) island just a short boat ride from Manhattan.  There’s a new slide on Governor’s that we had to check out (touted as being the largest) and a VW show was on.  The kids loved looking at the vintage models from […]

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Oh my poor neglected blog… it’s been too long. I’ve left these photos in the phone forever and now finally have them to show; Ezra’s very grown-out hair and all. This all happened way back at the beginning of the summer when the weather was even a bit cool. I don’t know what we were […]

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If we haven’t already posted enough about this great place (remember we were here last summer?) here’s some more art from this year’s Figment Show taking place next to a baseball game set in the 1800s!

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We love summers for outings to Governor’s Island! From July 13 through September 29 (weekends 10am–6:30pm), Governors Island hosts Fete Paradiso – a festival showcasing antique carousels from the late-19th and early-20th centuries. If you’re up for a workout, seek out the bicycle carousel. Built in the late 1800s, it’s one of only two in […]

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This quiet little sleepy area resembles Governors Island a bit – except that it’s clear that the fire department of New York likes to ‘practice’ in some of the buildings here so some houses are singed and battered. Like Governors it is open to bikes, pedestrians and scooters more often than to cars. There are […]

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