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Great Nyack Get Together

The Great Nyack Get-Together is a community event in Memorial Park meant to show Nyackers all the services and organizations that call the village home — and have things to offer, causes to join and programs to attend. Meanwhile, there […]

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A Visit to the New York Botanical Garden

We’re back! We visited Chihuly once earlier this year, but it’s worth a second trip, not only for the artwork, but to see the Botanical in full bloom. We’d never been in August, and we highly recommend a summer trip. […]

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A Visit to the Bronx Zoo

That was the big ask from this week: Mommy? Can we go to the zoo? Please? Please? I acquiesced. I have a few lessons learned to share here, too. First: Yes, go in the Bronx River Gate. But then drive over […]

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To Jersey, to See the Eclipse

The plan was to go to the Liberty Science Center to see the eclipse, and participate in a few of the activities they had organized to along with that. That plan was a bust. Lots of other people had the […]

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Cocktails at Hi-Life

Heading out on the town. Ready, Kelli? Back to an old friend, Hi-Life. Love this sign. Always have. A martini is appropriate. Kelli had a minty gin drink. Afterwards, I met Karen at the Raines Law Room. And we supped at […]

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A Walk on the Highline

After lunch, a leisurely walk up the Highline — and all the way back to the apartment on the East Side. A good bit of exercise! Such a great project. Related posts: Lunch and a Walk with Sam Friend Me […]

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Calder in Motion at the Whitney

An enlightening trip to the Whitney, where,for the first time, I see what Calder had in mind with his mobiles. We’ve only seen them displayed as a still object before. During this exhibit, Calder: Hypermobility, a handler goes around with […]

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BDoF: Museum of the City of New York

A Big Day of Fun for the cousins, with a trip to the Museum of the City of New York. We public transport there. Girls on the subway. Selfies. A.Ham. The Schuyler Sisters! Werk! Really cool City Lab. You can […]

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Irving Penn at the Met

A wonderful collection of works by Irving Penn in this small but eye-opening exhibit at the Met. It was just manageable enough to be fun without overwhelming. And the art is remarkable. They set up one of his backdrops so […]

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BDoF NYC

Our Big Day of Fun in NYC centered around downtown this time. Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Eataly and Battery Park City for a viewing of the Statue of Liberty. George Washington at Federal Hall. The stone. Inauguration. Trinity Church. A.Ham. […]

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To Morristown, for History

Our beach day is a washout. So we decide to head to Morristown to see some Revolutionary War history. But first. Breakfast. And before that, a cool car. Little girls! With hot chocolate! In Morristown, at Jockey Hollow, we learn […]

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Boardwalk! Dinner and an Arcade

Our big night out! Robinson Ale House for supper, then a stroll on the Boardwalk with the kiddos. Not too many photos from dinner, but here’s my salad! Slick with rain. The Arcade Museum was a huge hit. Family. Related posts: […]

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Sunday Morning in Beacon

Having left my phone charger at the restaurant the night before, and having no success getting anyone to answer the phone at The Roundhouse, I decided to take my chances someone had turned it in, and headed back to Beacon […]

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The Great Comet

Broadway, here we come, for a performance of The Great Comet. First, some pre-theater nourishment. Wine and snacks at Brasserie Athenee. And, to the show. These lights are fantastic! Look at the stage! #date A great show! Related posts: Pre-Theater […]

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Big Day of Birthday Fun

A big city day to celebrate my birthday. First, a trip to MoMA, then lunch at The Modern, a matinee, and dinner at a barbecue joint. We even had a nightcap back in Nyack. Day drinking! Gin cocktail, with apricot, […]

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A Visit to MoMA

MoMA is of our favorite museums, so we don’t really need an excuse to go. But this exhibit, Making Space: Women and Post-War Abstraction, was particularly intriguing. It showcased the work of women artists between post-World War II and the start of […]

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Sunday in Morristown

  With Jessica’s training in Bridgewater, we decided to drive her down there and make a day of it. Brunch in Morristown seemed the perfect destination. Turns out, a lot of people like to do Sunday brunch in Morristown. We […]

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A Walk through the Viera Wetlands

Not 10 minutes from our hotel is a wonderful nature preserve, the Viera Wetlands. It was the perfect place for an early morning walk. Look at all the birds!          Amazing! Pink ones!    Alligators are best observed from the […]

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Florida Lunch

A rooftop lunch, and a walk around the little village of Cocoa, Florida. A very nice break from our Destinate work. Suzy and Annette in the wind. Windy. The downtown is cute. Afterwards, a coffeeshop work session. Palm trees. I’m not […]

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Sam Goes Ice Skating

What a day! Samantha got up on ice skates for the first time! We headed to Bear Mountain on a very cold and windy day. Turns out, this was best, because it kept the crowds away, and there was plenty […]

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Rockland Lake Walk

Rockland Lake on a misty morning. A good walk. Related posts: Rockland Lake Walk A Walk at the Lake A Snowy Walk at the Lake More Biking: 16 Miles to Rockland Lake and Back

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The Centennial of Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers — author, playwright, tragic figure — would have turned 100 years old this year. She spent more 20 years living in a house on Broadway in Nyack, where she wrote some of her best-known works, including Member of […]

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Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

A cemetery to the famous. And the not-so-famous. Green-Wood, a historic landmark, is home to the resting places of such notables as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Horace Greeley and Leonard Bernstein. At least those were the three we chose to visit. You […]

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Broadway Nights: Sunset Boulevard

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a night at the theater with Boo. Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close was a treat. She alone was worth it. I started with a Manhattan in Manhattan, at Brasserie Athenee. Grilled shrimp.  Pretty […]

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A Visit to the Archives of The Record

The Record has a rich and long history, and has chronicled the history of North Jersey for more than 150 years. The archives are meticulously organized, and stored at the printing facility in Rockaway. We paid the archive a visit, […]