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At the end of summer we finally got back to our favorite peaceful (traffic free) island just a short boat ride from Manhattan.  There’s a new slide on Governor’s that we had to check out (touted as being the largest) and a VW show was on.  The kids loved looking at the vintage models from the 60s and now want a van for Chanukah!
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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.

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nope... not gonna eat dat

nope… not gonna eat dat

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silly Brooklyn benches!

silly Brooklyn benches!

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I found these older photos in my camera… from the beginning of September back when Governor’s Island was open and the art fair was going on. The kids loved the interactive talking robotic goat, and African music and dance. There was a jump rope jumping contest (that E&Z’s dad did surprisingly well at!) We will miss it now that the cooler weather is moving in.

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If we haven’t already posted enough about this great place (remember we were here last summer?) here’s some more art from this year’s Figment Show taking place next to a baseball game set in the 1800s!

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when she bounces on the balls, they squeak!

when she bounces on the balls, they squeak!


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Need something to do with all those recycled bottles? Create a place away from the sun, perhaps? STUDIOKCA did this at Governor’s Island:

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We love summers for outings to Governor’s Island!

From July 13 through September 29 (weekends 10am–6:30pm), Governors Island hosts Fete Paradiso – a festival showcasing antique carousels from the late-19th and early-20th centuries. If you’re up for a workout, seek out the bicycle carousel. Built in the late 1800s, it’s one of only two in existence and you’ll work up a sweat (along with the other riders) getting it moving!

Have a great weekend.

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And speaking of Governors Island, we returned there for a Unicycle Festival – and continued our review of their summer long Figment show. This time we got a turn at playing miniature golf, and saw a new installation that was kind of an ‘outdoor library’ with pretty gold parchment paper as a roof. We returned to the tree house and Zoe wanted to stay inside it for hours. Ezra was impressed with all the boys unicycling around and even got to try his hand at it, on a training brace created by Just One Wheel.

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