Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Fun in NYC’ Category

While Zoe was doing her garden camp, Ezra tried on drama camp at an Astoria School.  Serious  Fun offered a chance for kids to pull together a play in 6 weeks.  Some kids tackled sound and lights, others painted backdrops and gathered wardrobe.  Ezra got to hone his acting chops – as “Mike” in Homeroom – and we are so so proud of his solo!  What a talented cast!

See it here:

IMG_9250

the crowd grows while anxious kids stay behind the curtain

IMG_9251

kids managing music and lights

IMG_9254

decorations outside in the halls make you feel like you are really in the school with the play!

IMG_9259IMG_9263

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Thankfully I work with a bunch of creative science folks who like to geek out about things like creating a way to view the eclipse.  Using paper plates and then cereal boxes to make pinhole viewers – and then finally someone gave us some glasses to try!  I love large New York crowds when they all share in the same experience like this one…

And meanwhile back at home my kids were doing the same in a local park!

 

IMG_9315

trying hard not to look

IMG_9320

co-workers with cereal boxes and paper plates

IMG_9322IMG_9324IMG_9326IMG_9327IMG_9328

IMG_9332

meanwhile back at the park… Zoe made her own viewer with a cereal box

IMG_9333IMG_9334

Read Full Post »

Okay I know I mentioned that we’ve been having rainy weather, but when the sun did come out this summer it was GLORIOUS!

It’s nice when you can get to a museum in the summer time, that also has a ‘cooling off’ feature in its art.  This was the case with the outdoor installation titled LUMEN by Jenny Sabin Studio. Not only beautiful to experience, sit under and walk through –  but also spritzes water on you at various intervals!  The kids seemed to love this ‘sprinkler art’ – as they called it.  (Have a great weekend!)

 

IMG_9077IMG_9079IMG_9080IMG_9081IMG_9082IMG_9083IMG_9084IMG_9085

Zoe took this amazing shot!

IMG_9086

Read Full Post »

We always somehow end up at the same rooms in The Met – the knights in shining armor, the Islamic Art room (my favorite!  those blues!) modern art/painting and photography – this time around we made it a point to make it to the roof as well as to the Comme des Garcon show – It didn’t disappoint!

The roof exhibit is one by Adrian Villar Rojas – and is an amazing mix of what’s in the museum itself.  I was in awe of the fact that much of it was 3D printed and then coated with automotive paint to keep it from melting away in the (lately rainy) weather!

http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2017/roof-garden-2017

And the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons show – wow – I know it didn’t often make sense to me when I saw this on the runway but as art in a museum?  Click … I suddenly get it.  Check out a walk through here:

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/rei-kawakubo

IMG_8974IMG_8975IMG_8938IMG_8949IMG_8957IMG_8966IMG_8967

Read Full Post »

Wayyyyyy on the far west side of 42nd street there is a small plaza with a ‘big man’ slide (as Zoe likes to call it.) Frankly if you live in NYC, Times Square is the last place you want to deal with walking through .. but I was curious about this slide myself. So we braved the throngs of tourists and walked all the way over to the water/12th Avenue to see the artist’s rendition of a playground slide.  Remember how Ezra adored these figures on the subway platform here?  Full disclosure: I don’t like this artist’s previous work where he abused an animal – but these figures are definitely a better route:

IMG_9042IMG_9047IMG_9049IMG_9056

Read Full Post »

Can you believe it’s already been a full year?  I can’t.

We are always excited to get out to see Carl and Tricia and now… new Angelo.  His first birthday was amazing; with hours of food and fun in the pool.  I think Angelo enjoyed smashing his cake more than anything else going on … happy birthday delicious little man!

IMG_8852

my brother chatting with clients and friends

IMG_8859

Screen Shot 2017-07-18 at 12.03.19 PM

IMG_8851

IMG_8861

a pool during summer parties: dreamy

IMG_8870

“hmmm what’s dat?”

IMG_8878

“me like!”

IMG_8879IMG_8882

IMG_8898

Bubby and her 5 sweet grandkids

Read Full Post »

Well.. GMA asked us to return again and this time they asked us if we had some antique furniture that needed restoring.  Boy were we happy to hear this request!  We’ve had a great pair of chairs in our basement play area – which we found on the curb and knew were in great shape (but needed some love).  We never got around to ‘the love’ so were happy to hear they might revamp them for us.  They stripped off all the old paint and stained the lovely wood and even reupholstered the cushions with a wipe-able fabric!  We are so pleased, and the whole experience of being on TV together… well that was priceless.

See our chairs ‘before and after’ and the whole segment here!

IMG_8607

once again we run into George!

attachments

IMG_8610

some behind the scenes ‘miking’… eek I have on so much makeup ‘for the screen’

IMG_8611

in the elevator Ezra met Dak Prescott from the Dallas Cowboys

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »