Queens Museum of Art

Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

On my quest to visit as many sites of NYC with my COOL Culture Family pass (http://www.coolculture.org/), we took a trip to the Queens Museum of Art located at the New York City Building in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.  We went on Saturday and outside of the museum there was a family event presented by the COOL Culture program.  They offered live music, games, raffles and prizes.  There was also ginormous chalk pencils on the pathways for children and adults to enjoy.

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You guys know that my girls LOVE to play outside with chalk so this was heaven.

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CHALK FESTIVAL!

After we spent some time making some art outside, we went inside the museum and saw the best exhibit ever.  They have a 9,335 square foot architectural model PANORAMA of the City of New York.  It was built by a team of 100 people and it is amazing to see.   http://www.queensmuseum.org/exhibitions/visitpanorama

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I don’t have the best camera in the world so I’m clearly not doing justice to this wonderful exhibit.  My husband was able to spot little airplanes actually taking off from the airport with the help of thin, almost invisible wires.  It was pretty cool.

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We also saw an exhibit of photographs taken by public school children, miniature models of buildings (example above), and portrait drawings (above) by some wonderful artists.  This museum is currently under construction so there really wasn’t a lot to see so we decided to go and spend some time at the largest globe in the world, the Unisphere.

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http://queens.about.com/cs/attractions/p/Unisphere.htm

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I went back to our car and got our scooters.  We scooted around the Unisphere until it started raining.  Then we made our way home.  It was another great adventure.

Take good care all and many thanks for visiting!

Until next time…

Queens Botanical Garden

Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

One can live in a certain place for a long time without ever visiting certain tourist attractions or landmarks.  In my case, I regrettably never visited the Twin Towers here in New York City, which is why I’ve decided to venture out more with my family and see what this great city has to offer.  I’m done with taking advantage of it.  It’s time to explore and make memories.  Plus, we have a COOL Culture Family Pass (http://www.coolculture.org/programs/cool-culture-family-pass), which is a pass that offers families free admission to 90 cultural institutions if they have children enrolled in Pre-K or Kindergarten.

This past Saturday, we visited, for the first time, the Queens Botanical Garden at 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, New York.  We went around mid-morning and this place can be easily described as beautiful and absolutely peaceful or as my husband put it, “completely Zen.”

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As you can see my daughters had a blast.  My youngest, Sophia, loved running around the grass while my oldest, Olivia, loved throwing herself and laying down on the grass.

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I had fun taking pictures of all the flowers and…

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…this little fella.   I got close enough to zoom my camera in and take a great pic of him or her!

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At the Wedding Garden everything is set up so you can get married there.  Isn’t it wonderful?

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My husband enjoyed the Herb Garden and I greatly enjoyed visiting the Queens Botanical Garden with my family.  We will definitely be visiting again soon.

Take good care all.

Until next time…