Saturday, September 15, 2007

NYC Stuff

Updated NYC Stuff....

September 2007
Atlas Park Mall
Crayola Factory (Day Trip from NYC)
Queens County Farm Museum ~ Queens County Fair

August 2007
Broadway in Bryant Park: Spring Awakening, Wicked, Color Purple, Fantasticks
Seussical, the Musical: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Chelsea Waterside Park
Bronx Equestrian Center
Brooklyn Children's Museum

July 2007
Delivering Cat to Delta Cargo
Strange Fruit-Free Concert at Grace Plaza
Bryant Park Carousel and Reading Room
Harry Potter Book 7 Party: Scholastic Bookstore
Green Market LIC, first time

June 2007
Took our first pedicab. From 59th & 5th Ave to 54th and Lex. SO much fun...
Free concert at Madison Square Park: Dirty Sock Funtime Band
Renegade Craft Fair: Brooklyn
Southstreet Seaport Children's Day
Bronx Zoo

May 2007
Ebony Black: We took the kids to see this children's theatre production. It was a NYC, modern-day take on Snow White. It was entertaining and the kids loved it. It was performed in an art gallery at the Southstreet Seaport, so it that was a nice added bonus, to spend our time looking at local artist's work while we waited for it to start.

After that, the girls and I headed over to CBS Midwifery to a party to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The party was really fun. It was interesting to meet other babies delivered by Barbara, our very amazing, skilled, talented, awe-inspiring and not to mention stylish and fabulous-at-whatever-age-she-is MIDWIFE.

April 2007
DMV Express at Herald Square-The fastest I have EVER been to
Emerging Artists Theatre-did a reading of a one-woman show
Dachshund Spring Fiesta @ Washington Square Park

March 2007
Mt. Sinai Idol at Kidzone at Mt. Sinai Hopsital on the Upper East Side

February 2007
Brooklyn Children's Museum. It was under construction when we went, so I am really excited to see how much better it will be upon it's completion. It's one of the better children's museums I have been to, and most importantly, my kids loved it. The highlight: The most ginormous albino pithon I have ever seen.

January 2007
Brooklyn Museum: Saw the Annie Leibovitz and Ron Mueck exhibits.

These are a few photos of the Mueck exhibit. This newborn baby is simply amazing to behold. It is probably 20 feet long and 4 feet high. The detail is amazing. All of his stuff is a sight to behold.

Big Apple Circus I am not a fan of the circus. I saw the Ringling Bros. a few years ago and did not love it. The Big Apple Circus is different because it is small, intimate, and back to basics circussing. The clowning is brilliant, and everything seems human-produced as opposed to a bunch of special affects.

Sicis: The Art Factory. This amazing new store in Soho, I just happened upon, has gorgeous mosaics.

November 2006
Tuckaberry Productions: Kip, The Enchanted Cat. We went to see a little children's theatre production in a black box in Brooklyn. It was high quality theatre for big and small people alike.

October 2006
Okay, this isn't exactly the city, but it is Long Island. We went to White Post Farm to pick out pumpkins. It is a really great farm with lots to do: feed animals, pick a pumpkin, hay ride, playgrounds, food, and karaoke.

And speaking of karaoke, we karaoked in Koreatown at Gagopa...our third time back there in the past few years.

September 2006
Virgil's Barbecue @ Times Square is convenient and yummy.

Boston, MA. Again, not NYC, but so close to NYC (a 4 hour drive), that you have to go at least once a year. This year we went in September.

FAO Schwarz. We end up stopping by here a few times a year because our Dad works in the same building as this humongous toy store/destination. And an added bonus...they are the exclusive carriers of EEBEE stuff.

August 2006
NYC Aquarium. This was a really great aquarium...lots to look at...just the right size for toddlers with little attention spans. Our favorite part were the seals and walrus under-water viewing areas....this one seal kept trying to make friends with the baby.

Queens Zoo The day we went in September, the animals were a little quiet, but the grounds are so well-kept and beautiful and natureey, that it was still a good time.

Central Park is so close and so beautiful, but the kids and I only stopped by a few times this past summer. One of those times we went to this awesome re-vamped playground/park called Hecksher.

Time Warner Building. We stop by here quite a bit. It has a whole foods downstairs where you can get a little lunch, and it has really nice bathrooms so we usually make a stop to do that as well. We usually stop by Borders, Sephora, William Sonoma and J CREW as well.

July 2006
Mt. Sinai Children's Hospital

Robert Moses Beach

Taino at Athena Park. We saw a little children's concert for one of our playgroups. There are concerts every Tuesday morning in the summer at Athena Park.

June 2006
Picnic at Astoria Park

May 2006
Astoria Playground

March 2006
Queens Museum of Art

Other years
Brooklyn Easter Egg Hunt
Laurie Concert
Statue of Liberty
Central Park Zoo
Bear Mountain
Stew Leonards
Today Show: Laurie Berkner
Jones Beach
Madison Square Park Concert Series


Melissa said...

I am so glad you enjoy everything the city has to offer. Your kids are so lucky.
One thing we did there was attend the Belmont Stakes. It's so close and so fun to get dressed up and go to a horse race.
I miss NYC so much...reading this brings tears to my eyes, but inspires me to find cool things to do in my new town.

onehm said...

Wonderful "stuff" you have shared. Hoping we can get to NYC in the next couple of years with our kids. Thanks for all the ideas for those of us with small people in tow!

lainakay said...

I love that you do this. We've get to get into the city and do some of the fun stuff one of these days!

p.s. re: your tagging question

you post your answers on your own blog and then tag others either via the post or individually in their comments or both. have fun!

Camdog said...

Ok, Kage - we are probably coming again next April for the Boston Marathon and we'll likely head up to NYC - since you clearly have your finger on the pulse of the city, we'll have to get some ideas of fun stuff like this to do.