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bring it on! Lemonade stands and watermelon consumption starts now…

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Ok Ezra has been dying to see Matilda, so we entered a photo into this Time Out contest … and are now in the finals! We are shocked and pleased! Now all we need to do is drum up enough votes to maybe win. Just click here or go to the link below:
http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/things-to-do/vote-for-the-winner-of-the-fathers-day-photo-contest-2015
About 1/2 way down on list check off : Greg, Ezra (8), Zoe (5), Jackson Heights

If we win we get 4 tix to see Matilda….!

Thank you!

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Just a gratuitous post with photos of Aya’s pretty outdoor birthday party. I love parties in Flushing Meadow Park with the World’s Fair monument as the backdrop. It was a perfect day for swinging at the piƱata and making princess crowns in the grass .. happy 4th little Aya Lucia! (seen here second from the left)

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Another dad from the alley is the artistic director of the Metropolis Ensemble – who took part in the Drifting in Daylight show at Central Park. I haven’t seen this part of the park in a long time, and we were all taken aback by how beautiful and peaceful it is only a few feet into the greenery from the street. Multiple artists had their work within walking distance from each other and the Metropolis Ensemble played on the boat the S.S. Hangover while viewers enjoyed the music from the shore.

More about Creative Times Drifting in Daylight and the artists:
-The SS Hangover and Ragnar Kjartansson info here.
-Solar paneled ice cream truck info here.
-The sphere that takes messages to heaven (according to Ezra) info is here.
-Re-enacting ‘Bullets over Broadway’ info is here.
-Tri-paneled painting info is here.

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Meeting new neighbors in our alley has been great, but even more enriching when you discover there are some artist dads on the block! Local dad and artist Nitin Mukul had his show at the Consulate General of India, NYC – allowing us not only to view his work, but to hang at the Consulate at the same time. And we thought his paintings looked great in his home… look at them in this space!

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Zoe feels like a princess on the Consulate stairs

Zoe feels like a princess on the Consulate stairs

the artist (2nd from right) takes a shot of his visitors

the artist (2nd from right) takes a shot of his visitors

love this 'chandelier' piece over the door

love this ‘chandelier’ piece over the door

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To send them to camp, or to NOT send them – that is the question every summer. On one hand it seems like a lot of unstructured time, and on the other hand the summer goes too quickly and we miss them as soon as September hits. Then an article like this one comes along and gets us excited about exploring the city again, for yet another summer. Go ahead, click the link. You know you are curious.

Zoe can just craft and create for hours

Zoe can just craft and create for hours

Ezra has been working on this grape vine tent all spring - summer hang out?

Ezra has been working on this grape vine tent all spring – summer hang out?

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Ezra has been learning to play the violin, and even though most of the boys have dropped out of class and he has to get to class at 7:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays – he still perseveres and has steadily improved! Look at this little man taking the stage – I do love his little ‘wink’ that he does to see the strings occasionally. And that’s not Jingle Bells that he’s playing in June, it’s ‘Spring-le Bells’.

I couldn’t be prouder! Check out videos of his concert here! https://vimeo.com/130539760

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