Scenes from a long weekend in NYC

IMG_2179IMG_2211IMG_2188IMG_2268The Egypt wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the perfect place to visit to accompany our current study of Ancient Egypt. (And our current audiobook: The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.) The rooftop garden also provides an incredible view of Central Park and the city.

IMG_2300IMG_2353The kids enjoyed the Sony Wonder and Technology Lab. H. and I thought it was kind of meh and mostly a slightly jazzed-up commercial for Sony. It is free though, which is nice and the virtual heart surgery station made it worthwhile for me.

(Bottom photo is Rockefeller Center and the iconic ice skaters.)

IMG_2399IMG_2403IMG_2406IMG_2404One of the highlights of the weekend for me was visiting the New York Public Library and the current exhibit on children’s literature.

Photos top to bottom: -The original Winnie-the-Pooh (on display along with Tigger, Kanga, Eeyore and Piglet)

-A photo of Anne Carroll Moore, a pioneering librarian who started the Children’s Room at the NYPL. This was especially fun for me to see after recently reading and enjoying a new biography of Miss Moore that is a nominee for a Cybils award: Miss Moore Thought Otherwise by Jan Pinborough.

-Original artwork by illustrators Eric Carle and Ludwig Bemelmans.

IMG_2521IMG_2538A walk (and some jumping) on the High Line.

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IMG_2693Sunday morning in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village and beautiful colors in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, near Columbia University.

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