Some snippets of our world this and last week –
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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 »
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged camping in manhattan, children, hiking, history, Inwood, Native Americans in Manhattan, NYC history, NYC park's dept, parenting, tents, things to do with kids on July 10, 2015 | 1 Comment »
We ‘won’ an opportunity to go camping in one of NYC’s parks (via the Parks Dept.) I think we were ‘going for’ a night at Central Park, and got a park in Inwood instead. It’s located at 218th st on the west side of Manhattan. We were supplied with tents, s’mores, and new friends – and about 4-6 park rangers who took us on a late night hike! There was a skunk family tip toeing around as we slept, but otherwise it was all quite peaceful. And who knew there is so much Native American history there?
(have a great weekend!)
Ahh summer we knew you would finally return, hot temperatures and all. But what a difference a year makes. We are still only minutes from Manhattan by train but can catch fireflies after dinner in the alley now. Lots of lemonade stands and random box inventions going on… here are some glimpses via our instagram:
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 »
bring it on! Lemonade stands and watermelon consumption starts now…
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:
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….!
(photo credit here)
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged birthday parties, crowns, Flushing Meadows, girls, outdoors, picnic blanket, pinatas, World's Fair on June 22, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
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 piñata and making princess crowns in the grass .. happy 4th little Aya Lucia! (seen here second from the left)
Posted in Beautiful Things, Fun in NYC, Parenting, Travel, tagged Alicia Framis, art, Bullets Over Broadway, central park, children, Creative Time, David Levine, Drifting In Daylight, exhibits, ice cream truck, Karyn Olivier, kids, museum going NYC, painting, parening, Ragnar Kjartansson, sculpture, solar power, Spencer Finch on June 19, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
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.