Today I took Henry to see Hansel and Gretel’s Halloween Adventure at the Marionette Theatre in Central Park. The handcrafted marionette puppets played out a supposed dream by Hansel and Gretel after they return home from their adventure in the forest. Henry seemed to enjoy it, but also claimed “it was scary” and held on to my arm as we watched. After the play, Henry was happy to lead me on a long walk through Central Park. I hadn’t been to Belvedere Castle or The Ramble for a long time, so his enthusiasm was appreciated.
Henry had previously been to Coney Island when we met Jacqui at the finish line of the Brooklyn Half-Marathon, but he didn’t have the chance to visit the amusement parks or play on the beach. Since his cousin Shannon had never been, we decided to pay a visit, making it Henry’s first actual time at a beach and in the ocean.