Ezra’s school had an amazing opportunity to be visited by The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. We were the only school in Queens (and one of only 5 schools in NYC) to get the opportunity to explore the bus which “continues to be dedicated to providing young people with tours of the studios and participation in free songwriting and multimedia production workshops”. With the assistance of three on-board engineers students learn how to write, perform, record, and produce original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries and complete a broadcast quality music video – all in one day!
Our very own councilman Danny Dromm most likely made it all happen (see him posing next to Yoko Ono in the photo below) – and at the end the kids created a peace sign like the one seen in this Manhattan school picture below.
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Posted in Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, chinatown, eating with kids, eats, ice cream factory in chinatown, kids, Little Italy, Manhattan, New York travel, NYC, parenting, tostados, visitors to the city, weekend fun on September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment »
The nicest thing about our friends coming in from London (aside from playing all day) is that they force us to look at parts of the city that we haven’t seen in awhile. For example: Chinatown in Manhattan (instead of the one in Queens) and Little Italy. I had no idea there was so much great art painted on the lamp posts and outdoor areas in lower Manhattan lately! And of course we love exposing Tessa to all our favorite eats – including one real close to home at the farmer’s market. We miss you guys already!
Posted in Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, Connected Worlds, Design I/O, New York Hall of Science, NYSCI, parenting, science museums for kids, Zach Gage on September 2, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Ahhhh New York Hall of Science, you never cease to amaze us with your improvements and very cool exhibits for kids. We loved the very interactive Connected Worlds and hope to find it exhibited somewhere else soon! By moving electronic logs we could shift the water flow, and waving our arms about made things grow and move. Check out this amazing video to see it all in motion:
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged children, city kids, Crawfish Festival, Governor's Island, outdoor art, parenting, sculpture, summer fun on August 7, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
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 thinking – Crawfish, yum? When we got there and saw a gazillion crawfish in a basket I think we all collectively thought “Crawfish, ew!” So in the end we didn’t eat any, but we enjoyed the transported orangey sand and the live bands, and of course the art on the island is always great.
Posted in Alley life, Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged balance bike, children, kids, learning to ride a bike, no training wheels, parenting, Queens, summer fun on August 6, 2015 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Alley life, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged backyard fun, children, crafting, jackson heights life, neighbors, NYC kids, parenting, parties, summertime, theater on July 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
Some snippets of our world this and last week –
Once a year the sun sets perfectly between buildings on 23rd-34th Street (and others on the West side) and here in NYC we call it ‘Manhattanhenge‘. Sadly I missed it this year (which is odd seeing as I work near to here) but I’ve seen it in past years, and it is beautiful. Photos below via instagram :