Friday, June 18, 2010

Fantastically Fun

Summer time brings endless number of activities all over the City and the best part is most of them are free. Given life can change at any time and we really don't know when we will leave New York my good friend Ashley and I decided to have a summer of no regrets...3 years ago. So here is to summer #3 of no regrets.

Shakespeare in the Park started last week, we waiting in line on opening day got tickets however it was rained out so we tried again this week and were lucky enough to get tickets to Winter's Tale. I have to admit in the 5 years we have lived here, this was my 1st experience and I loved it, it was also great to see so many Harlemites in attendance.

We always enjoy the free kid concerts at Madison Square Park and on Thursday "Bubbles do Beatles" were playing, who can resist the Beatles? We met up with Ashley and Tamara with kids in tow and enjoyed watching kids and adults rock out to all the great classics. We then headed over to the Shake Shack for lunch.

There is currently an art instillation, in the same area called "Event Horizon", 31 life-size body forms have been place on roof tops of the surrounding buildings and at ground level. I'll say I was a little unsure if Chase would 1) be into it 2) if he would even be able to see them but figured we would give it a go. Chase, Tedrah and Eliot couldn't get enough, they loved looking for and finding all the statues, Huge Hit.
It was such a beautiful day and to early to say goodbye so we head up to Time Square and are now proud holders of Keys to the City ; let the adventure's begin.
waiting in line for Keys to the City
You have exchange keys with someone, I had Chase and Riley exchange in consideration of being a good sister/brother. Very cute.

Friday, we decided to take advantage of our new key and free time at the NY Hall of Science in Queens. I think this is the 1st time we have ventured to Queens with the exception of a couple Met's games and the US Open. We headed out on the 7 train which Chase was elated about and stopped for lunch at Tortilleria Nixtamal and used our Key to the City to head down to the kitchen and see how they make their corn tortilla's from scratch and to enjoy one made just for us. Side note, I also learned how to use my own tortilla press, very excited tortilla's here I came.
Chase and Eliot were able to sign the door
Chase's 1st dissection, a cows eye

It has been a fantastic week, great activities, great food, great company and better yet great kids. Summer here we come.


Beth, Cody, Morgan, Pepper said...

I'm exhausted just hearing about your week! I am so glad you guys have kept the tradition going and I am so grateful I was there for the first year or I would have regretted so much. The kids are getting so big it is just crazy! I can't wait to see more posts on all the fun experiences yet to come!

E.F.G. said...

inspirational! i'd agree-that was a pretty amazing week. those lucky children. i hope they remember these NYC adventures for ever (you form life-long memories at 3, right?)

Kris and Linda said...

Great to see the post. We can't wait to explore with you. Linda