Saturday, April 2, 2016
New York Day
While eating a late, lazy breakfast we looked up what was happening today on the Mommy Poppins Blog (the best source for finding out what to do with kids in NYC.) We saw there was a concert for preschool kids at the Lincoln Center; Aaron Nigel Smith, reggae, from the PBS show Between The Lions. Can we make it by 11? If we hustle. So we got a lunch packed, got dressed, etc and were out the door by 10. We got there at 10:45. The venue was already at capacity, but there was still a long line of parents and kids waiting. We got in line. It was drizzling. We waited a half hour and got in. Danced, enjoyed. Then we headed a few blocks north to an event at the Ella Anderson school called Artopia, which we also discovered on Mommy Poppins. The girls took a Step Dance lesson, then made a bird feeder and a princess tiara. After Artopia we went around the corner to New York Historical Society to see a Mo Willems exhibition, a children's author the girls like. Then after that we went across the street to the Museum of Natural history to see the cast of the new Titanosaur, which is huge, 122 feet long. Then home to clean, do laundry, etc, and finally over to play at Sunnyside Gardens park before dark. Sofia made up invitations to a book club and passed them out at the park. Then home for Pizza. A stellar New York day.