Dad was not feeling well on Saturday so Henry and I tried to give him a break. We discovered a sprinkler we had yet to try at the Imagine Playground near the South Street Seaport. Although we have been to this playground before, it was in the fall and the water was not on so we hadn’t noticed it. We stayed for almost three hours and I met some nice moms while watching Henry play. Luckily, it was a cloudy day because there is limited shade at this park.
Henry listens to a rendition of “Chinatown, My Chinatown” performed by Dandy Wellington and His Band at the South Street Seaport.
The South Street Seaport is an area that was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Many of the businesses were boarded up for a very long time and some may not reopen. The area which used to house the Old Fulton Fish Market is just now getting back on its feet. We walked down to the Annual Seaport Christmas Tree Lighting (not to be confused with the famous Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting seen nationally on TV) on Friday night. Entertainment was provided by various local talent and Lesley Gore (“It’s My Party” and “You Don’t Own Me”). Henry and I had fun dancing and watching the tree light up. (Mark doesn’t know how to dance.)