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Definition of ‘camp‘ – “The American writer Susan Sontag‘s essay “Notes on ‘Camp’” (1964) emphasized its key elements as: artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and ‘shocking’ excess. Camp as an aesthetic has been popular from the 1960s to the present.”

Oh this show was so much fun to view, and the air conditioning at The Met is pretty top notch too.  Who doesn’t love an upside down dress or one made of hello kitty plushies? Clearly Zoe loved it .. Ezra preferred the show of famous rock guitars and instruments on the other floor.

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Wow what an amazing 2 weeks – with some great kids who got along seamlessly for all those days and nights. And a special thanks to our hosts for putting up with us under foot for all that time! For memory’s sake here’s a recap via instagram photos by Ina Seow:

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After all this fun, I hope they recorded it well enough to remember it all. If not, they can always come to this blog for a reminder!
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I miss the littles, but I am certain they are having a great time since the adults/counselors there are unable to take/send photos. They must be so busy! I love that they get a little tennis and a little swimming each day – something that is easier said than done here in NYC. Here are a couple of sweet photos from this week – the kids making a sand city again (photo by SangDok Baak) and a friend who dropped in on lunch (by Loren Bevans).

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Our 4th of July was a little rained out… but nothing beats a giant beach ball to cheer the kids up.
Zoe is obsessed with me making her into a sand mermaid whenever we are anywhere near sand –

We decided to let the kids linger in CT for the week – a move that always breaks my heart a little as I hate to spend time away from them, yet at the same time they need the fresh air and space to grow. ‘Camp’ started with a visit to the local farms and animals, and lots of lake time. I’ve even asked the counselors to keep sending photos but … I assume they have their hands full. More pix to come soon – and meanwhile here’s a start of photos from my iphone:

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NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine had their 8th annual ‘Adventures NYC‘ at the Bandshell in Central Park. This event was a fun, free ‘exploration for families’ day. There was a giant pool installed by the bandshell where Ezra tried his hand at rowing a paddle board, and an area where kids and adults could run in a giant hamster wheel. The more experiences you had, the more stamps you got in your ‘passport’ — and then you would be rewarded with a free snow cone (or various other prizes) after working really hard for it! I loved that the lake near Loeb Boathouse – normally reserved for only rowboats – also had kayakers in it. Central Park looked a bit like a camp for a day.




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