bring it on! Lemonade stands and watermelon consumption starts now…
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Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, kids, lemonade stands, parenting, summer in the city, summer vacation, watermelon on June 30, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged #familyfest, Anejo, Angelo Sosa, children, cooking, face painting, kids, lower Manhattan, NYC, street fair, Tribeca Family Fest, Tribeca Film Festival on May 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Ok it’s a little embarrassing that this happened several weeks ago – you can tell by the photos that we were still wearing coats outdoors and the trees still didn’t have any leaves on them! We’ve been to the Tribeca Family Fest several years in a row, and this time around we got to be part of the cooking session with Angelo Sosa from Anejo! We learned to put some pomegranate or smoked pumpkin seeds on our guacamole, and of course a street fair isn’t a fair unless Zoe has her face painted.
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged alley life, children, free range kids, kids, lemonade stand, neighbors in NYC, parenting, summertime, teaching business to kids, teaching kids about giving back on April 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
We are back to a more spring-like cold snap today, but a few days ago the temperatures soared up to the high 70s — and Ezra was BEYOND excited that our new alley neighbors wanted to create a lemonade stand with him. I think he was in heaven for a day – we all were. We stayed outdoors and planted things. And Ezra and his crew made enough money to pay back the parents for their supplies, and still have a few dollars in their pockets ! (I hear the ‘competition’ on the other side of the alley donated all their hard earned cash to a charity.) I hope the better weather returns soon!
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, Travel, tagged biang restaurant nyc, children, chinatown, Chinese New Year, duck, dumplings, Flushing, food adventures around NYC, kids, noodles, parenting, Queens, snow storm, soba on March 13, 2015 | 3 Comments »
While we went to Target to get Zoe her prize for sleeping in her own bed, a snow storm hit and we needed to stop somewhere warm and cozy to eat. What better cold-weather dish than broth and noodles in this the more authentic Chinatown of Queens? We did a bit of walking around to find an underground ‘mall’ of more restaurants, and discovered how dumplings are made. Biang’s panda prints and green dumplings are hands down the best!
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, tagged band, bbq, Blue Smoke, children, home cooking, horns, jazz for kids, jazz in NYC, Jazz Standard, parenting, piano on February 16, 2015 | 1 Comment »
We’ve been meaning to do this for a long time now but finally both Ezra and Zoe are old enough to sit still and appreciate a live show. Every Sunday from 2-3 pm Jazz Standard (under Blue Smoke restaurant) has a kid’s live jazz show – starring other kid jazz performers! Inspiring to watch – especially for kids who are also learning to play an instrument. And of course Ezra had the sample the city’s best beef ribs, which are on the kid menu!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged architecture, children, costumes, downtown, Goth, Japanese street food, kids, Manhattan, NYC, punk on January 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
It’s nice to see the Lower East Side hasn’t changed as much as I thought, and to share my old ‘hood with my kids? Well, that’s just the icing on the cake. We got a clear day to enjoy gazing at downtown architecture, stopped to check out books at The Strand and popped into punk rock and Goth shops with costumes (and a room of glow in the dark clothes that Zoe really loved). We even tried some new-for-us food faves like Japanese street food from Otafuku.
Posted in Alley life, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged blizzard, fun in the snow, kids, NYC, parenting, Queens, school's out for snow day, snow, winter on January 28, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Even though our blizzard petered-out, the kids stayed outside all day and got good and tired from snow play. Ambitious dads made snow forts, Ezra repeatedly heated up maple syrup and poured it into snow, and neighbors on our alley were shoveling for hours.