We are filling up the last few weekends of summer with plenty of activities. Friday evening, Henry was reunited with a few of his daycare friends at a picnic in Battery City Park. It was nice to see Wren, Sigourney and Aubrey (with parents) for some play time. We hope to continue the reunions semi-regularly as more of the families from daycare return from summer trips and other obligations.
Saturday, we went across the river to Eamonn and Emily’s neighborhood in Jersey City for La Festa Italiana. This is an annual event that raises money for the Holy Rosary Church. It is much like a street fair/carnival with better, more authentic Italian food, cheap wine with peaches and gambling involved. Henry had fun hanging out with the grownups and winning an alien from a baseball throw.
Playing with Aubrey.
Swordsman in a castle.
Friends and parents from daycare.
He won the alien.
The sun beating down on the festival.
Bounce house close-up.
Miranda tries the bull.
Emily almost tries the bull.
Dad throws the ball.
Henry gets his turn to throw the ball.
We went to Madison Square Park and environs to sample the food and music at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. There were chefs/pitmasters from all over the country and opportunities to try all different regional styles. Even Henry, who’s sometimes a picky eater, couldn’t resist the ribs and pulled pork.
Henry got a chance to attend his first concert Wednesday night. Every year there is a series of free blues concerts outside near the World Financial Center. B.B. King just happened to be the first performer this year. We couldn’t see too much, but Henry and I danced a little bit. After a few songs, Henry got a little bit tired so we headed home, but it was pretty cool that he could hear a legendary blues guitarist for his first show. Mark couldn’t attend because he was working late and we missed him.
Henry props himself up with the stroller before the concert.
Henry watches some other kids play.
This was our view of the concert. At least we could hear it really well.