Henry and I paid our first visit to the Whitney Museum‘s new location in the Meatpacking District. We enjoyed the collection in its new exhibit space and Henry was especially impressed with the building’s exterior metal-grated staircase.
Henry’s first visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Henry and I stopped at the Mmuseumm in August. He has been talking about it several times since so we decided to take a leisurely stroll and stop in again today. It is a really interesting tiny museum that sits inside an old freight elevator that opens to Cortlandt Alley. The ally itself is used as a set for many movie and photo shoots. Years ago I walked by the area on my way to work every day and sometimes stopped to try to figure out what movie was being filmed and spotted a few celebrities too.
Washington Market Park shows a few movies outdoors at the end of September and last week Henry and I went to see The Princess Bride. Henry really liked Andre the Giant. Mark was able to join us for The Karate Kid this week. It is a nice, free event in our neighborhood.
In 2001, The New York Times placed a stainless steel sculpture by architect, Santiago Calatrava at The American Museum of Natural History which contains over one hundred objects reflecting the culture of the day. It’s intended to serve as a time capsule not to be opened until one thousand years later on January 1, 3000.
Below are a couple of photos of Jacqui posing near the capsule back in 2001 and this past weekend joined by Henry.
For Halloween this year we took Henry trick-or-treating at the American Museum of Natural History after a fun day celebrating with his daycare friends. So he spent most of his day dressed as a T.Rex which was especially appropriate for the museum visit.
Henry and I spent the day with Sierra and Cara Lynn Deutsch. We went to the Children’s Museum of the Arts, had lunch, and played, and played…and played. Things can get a little wild when Henry and Sierra get together, but they always have a fun time despite the age difference.
On Saturday we attended two birthday parties for a couple of Henry’s daycare buddies. First Henry celebrated Halsey turning two years old in the East Village and a little later with another friend, Luca turning three years old at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
Today, Henry and I went to the Children’s Museum of the Arts with Emma and Egon. It is a great museum with many creative activities for kids. It was Henry’s first time drawing with markers. Egon is quite the artist already, but Henry mostly drew lines and scribbles. I am happy Emma invited us and hope to take Henry back in the future (thankfully, it is within walking distance of our apartment).
There were several Halloween events in our neighborhood yesterday. We were intent on joining a small parade that marches down Greenwich Street. This is a chance for all the kids in the neighborhood to dress up and walk to Washington Market while showing off their costumes. Henry and Mae both decided to take their naps shortly after we lined up.
On Sunday afternoon we went for another short walk and discovered a one-room museum, MMuseumm, tucked away in a freight elevator in a small alley in Tribeca. As a belated birthday gift, Julie and I were also able to go to dinner at her favorite dining spot, Les Halles. Thanks to Mark for watching both babies.
Today will be the saddest day of the visit, Julie and Mae are leaving this afternoon.