22 May 2009

Friday morning at the beach

My first trip to a Long Island beach, Robert Moses beach.
It was fantastic. And a beautiful May day.

And on my way back to the city...

17 May 2009

Central Park Social Hour

Last week I attended the Central Park Social Hour. The Dana Discovery center hosts these social hours once a month. I've been wanting to attend since I saw them doing pumpkin carving last fall, but this was the first time I made the trip up. The Dana Discovery Center is at the very top of Central Park, right off of the Harlem Meer (as seen below).When I got to the center there was lemonade, cheese, and crackers and mingling. After about a half hour we gathered and went up to a classroom where the head horticulturist of the park gave a presentation about conservation in the park. One of the new initiatives is leave no trace. So the activity was to decorate totes, that we can use to carry our trash out of the park. To decorate the totes we used broccoli. I stamped trees, while other people just used the broccoli as a brush.
The Dana discovery center, one of the visitor centers in the park. You can also borrow fishing poles here to fish in the Harlem meer.

Dusk over the meer as I was heading home

My own gardening project to compete with Kristen's. I planted basil, thyme, and sage, hopefully they will grow.

10 May 2009

Baking in 10 sq feet

The baking space.

The results.
Close up yumminess

The clean up and the counterspace.

Moon over the N train

Last night on my way home from Astoria the sky had finally cleared up and the moon was glowing bright. The train sitting there was however, out of service. A running train showed up a few minutes later.

Friday I volunteered at PS 230 in Brooklyn, which is south of Prospect Park. It took about an hour and a half to get out there. The kids were great and it was a fun day, here is a look into the Brooklyn neighborhood.

07 May 2009

Yankee stadium upgrade

Last night I had the opportunity to check out the new Yankee stadium and watch the Yankees lose to the Tampa Bay Rays.
the entry way~

enjoying the game~

Johnny... you can do better~

Yummy popcorn in the Yankee bucket (2,500 calories thanks New York City rules) thank goodness there were 4 of us to split the bucket~

oh, and the game...

Just in case you would rather watch t.v.

Do you see the abnormal wind vortex? I couldn't tell