Javits Center here in NYC hosted the Green Festival Expo last weekend. While Zoe and I went to a birthday party, Ezra got to try Kombucha, various flavors of gluten and dairy free ice cream and test out some pretty slick kitchen knives. I’m not really sure where the bubble full of money comes in on all this but Ezra definitely had a great time scrambling to collect as many dollars as he could over a wind machine!
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Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged children, dairy free, environment, festivals, food, gluten free, green, green festival expo, ice cream, javits center, kids, kobucha, kombucha, Manhattan, NYC, parenting on April 20, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Home Shuling, Jewish Life, Parenting, tagged bike art, children, culture, heritage, Jewish, kids, menorahs, robot art, weekends in NYC on April 7, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
We’ve had the cold weather visit us again… which means more museum going for us. The Jewish Museum has a funky collection of art by Jewish artists – anything from robots to bicycle art can be viewed here, as well as a whole floor of older and new relics and Judaica (menorahs galore!) from Israel and around the world.
It helps to have a pro (E and Z’s dad) take the photos… especially when the gardens are not yet blooming and not quite photogenic!
More shots of the mad dash to find eggs and candy in our yards!
(Greg Kessler photos)
shaking out one last egg!
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Crafting, Holidays, Jewish Life, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged bunny prints, children, costumes, crafting, easter, egg hunt, holidays, kids, parenting, Purim, purim carnival, shellfish, spring, unkosher on April 4, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
This year we had a Purim Carnival at our synagogue, and then an Easter egg hunt on our alley. I did something my mom taught me years ago… created bunny prints with a stencil and sifted flour. And Zoe and I created a picture board for the Purim carnival together (although it later turned into a bean bag toss to win tickets!)
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged animation, Carnegie mansion, children, Cooper Hewitt Museum, design, family, Immersion room, kids, love, making patterns, NYC, parenting, pixar, Thom Brown selects on March 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
This museum of design is a favorite of mine, and I love that the kids got to visit during a more ‘interactive weekend’ when they could use a special pen throughout the exhibits.
There was a show on how patterns can be made via computer programs (in the Immersion Room), some info on how Pixar movie animation is done, a lovely blue room of birdcages (my fave) and Thom Brown Selects room of reflective shoes and mirrors. If you come to NYC – this museum housed in the previous mansion of the Carnegie family is definitely worth the trek uptown.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged birthdays, blessed, children, drums, family, growing, kids, klezmer, love, music, parenting on March 16, 2016 | Leave a Comment »
Zoe turned 6 back in January and I was able to capture her excitement in a little movie clip, as well as her new enthusiasm for dancing (for hours!) to klezmer music, and Ezra’s progress on the drums! Enjoy..
Posted in Beautiful Things, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, field trips, jazz, jazz history, kids, Louis Armstrong museum, louis armstrong's home, music, parenting, queens history, trumpet on March 9, 2016 | 2 Comments »
Remember our blog post about this great place? Just 10-20 blocks from our home stands the home of Louis Armstrong (and Dizzy Gillespie lived nearby to here as well). E was much smaller in our previous post – but now he’s all grown up and headed there for a school field trip with the school’s concert band members. I finally got a shot of that blue kitchen that I’m always raving about, and Ezra was able to try his hand at blowing a trumpet in the basement of Satchmo’s home!