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Oh I do hope we are not boring you with the same festivals over and over again — but this one changes each year and never disappoints. This year’s theme was NASA and ‘space exploration’ — and again Ezra and Zoe’s dad was a main photographer for the event, so my iPhone pix will pale by comparison sadly. BUT there were so many great things going on that I was instagram’ing constantly! There were brain caps and robots to be made, and we couldn’t get enough of the pools filled with corn starch and water. Did you know that this solution is like quick sand if you put your hand in slowly, but run over it quickly or punch it with some force and it acts like stone?
And I can’t get enough of this brilliant ‘salad spinner’ spin art idea below!

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Hey remember our last few outings to see some kid theater? Well we checked out the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts again last weekend to see Harold and the Purple Crayon. With music by Andrew Bird and phenomenal dancers from Chicago, I was entertained as much as the kids were! Sadly photo-taking was not allowed but you can get a glimpse of what the dancers were up to from the Google images below:

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photo from Time Out Kids Chicago

photo from Time Out Kids Chicago

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On a quiet rainy Sunday we got to go with E and Z’s dad to work. While my husband photographed this event, the kids took in this new visual stage play presented by China National Theater for Children at the Skirball Center at NYU. It was such a treat – the costumes were incredible and the stage set was so vivid. Both Zoe and Ezra were transfixed through the entire 90 minute performance. Even 2 year old Zoe didn’t protest once or try to run in the aisles as she usually does. It was a story about each animal of the Chinese Zodiac with a message of conservation at the end (a hint: the dragon is a symbol for ‘water’ in China), and the kids got to make their own masks out of recycled materials during a craft session before the show.

Zoe is ready for her first trip to the theater:

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