Lately, I have been glued to my computer (working on a book proposal–fingers crossed). Every so often, I manage to escape the glaring screen. This past weekend (with its gorgeous weather) was the perfect excuse to close the laptop. I went with my family to the Intrepid Museum and it did not disappoint. Airplanes, a space shuttle and interactivity made it a great day!
Earlier this evening, I attended a party for the authors of Sh*tty Mom a New York Times Bestselling humor book. Their latest book Sh*tty Mom For All Seasons was released this week.
It has been a busy couple of weeks for me, previewing museum exhibitions. I wanted to share a few images and give you a sneak peek of the shows opening this weekend.
The American Museum of Natural History‘s latest exhibit spotlights the connection between dinosaurs and everyday birds. The polished exhibition offers information and interactivity. You’ll learn that–yes, the common pidgeon is a descendant of dinosaurs.
This newly restored space now houses the contemporary collection for the Metropolitan Musuem. Opening to the public this weekend, the music performances and family programs caught my attention. Look out for future articles on the new space.
The New York Historical Society‘s latest exhibit highlights the extensive work of Mo Willems. The whimsy of his illustration, humor in his writing and serious nature of his process are conveyed. A favorite author of my son, we will certainly return for special programs.
Today was the last day to visit the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) exhibit of Frida Kahlo‘s garden. I viewed the exhibit a few weeks ago with a docent led group. NYBG acquired a small amount of drawings and photographs to add to pair with the content in the collection of live plants.
Small touches like a cantina and taco truck, made the visitor experience even more enjoyable–particularly for the evening events. I’m a little sad to see it go, but looking forward to the upcoming winter exhibits.
The Bank Street Bookstore has a new home just a few blocks south of its original location on the UWS. I visited over the weekend to find a puppet show and a crowd of toddlers. The charm of the local favorite has maintained my loyalty for nearly a decade.