Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fall=Festivals

Fall equals festivals in NYC. I left my apartment on Saturday morning and was hit with a crisp breeze, warm sunshine and a buzz on the street. Folks on Clark were setting up for a tag sale. On Cranberry, neighbors were setting out cupcakes, pumpkins and fun activities for the whole family. Meanwhile, on the other side of the river, Matt and I headed to Ulysses' Oyster Festival on historic Pearl Street. (Great fun until the food poisoning hit!) Union Square was also abuzz, full of paruzers, honey crisp apples and mums of every color.

Today, the smell of grilled meat and sounds of kids and music filled Atlantic Ave. at the 33rd annual Atlantic Antic festival. That will have to be on my list to see next year as I spent the day at Jacob Riis state park playing the par 3 (lovely time, the same can't be said of my putting!)

I am already looking forward to next weekend: Open House New York. Hundreds of buildings, companies and artists open their doors to the public this coming Saturday and Sunday. I was looking forward to the Ellis Island tour that shows participants the unrenovated hospital on the south side of the island. The Woolworth building and the train tracks that will be Highline Park were some of Matt and my other top choices. Unfortunately, everyone else had the same idea and those tours are already booked.

But there are tons of locations that don't require reservations and some places that still have time slots available.
In Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Wallabout houses in Ft. Greene, 6 Point Ale and Pier Glass Art Studio in Red Hook and Barzel Iron Works in Williamsburg all sound like fun choices.

Governor's Island is also open for the weekend and the old US Customs house in Manhattan looks spectacular.

Choices choices! I'll bring my camera!

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please do bring your camera - sounds like lots of fun.

Food poisoning? At an oyster festival? There's a surprise!

CJS

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on CJS!! :)
What were they thinking?

Love, Mom oxoxox

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Lex said...

oh, the navy yard! takes lots of pics for me!!!

6:16 PM  
Anonymous danny said...

oh man, i went to the oyster festival and came out ok. the oysters were pretty good!

and thanks for the ohny idea!

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Fall is the time for Festivals. Our neighbors attended the Elk Festival in Atlanta, MI.this last weekend. We wonder if that is when they invite all of the Elks into town-horned or other. Have not had a report yet. And yes, Michigal does have an Atlanta.

What is the story on oyster poisoning?

Also we need a movie report and what they are cooking on the grill!!

Love, G&G

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto on G&G's comment, what's up with Clooney???

AB

1:50 PM  

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