Thursday, August 06, 2009

Riverside Park

Most unusually for me, the most fabulous part of my Katie weekend was not food related.

After a lunch stop at Dinosaur BBQ (okay slightly food related), we walked over to the Hudson River at 125th street to discover The Water Pod, "a floating, sculptural, eco-habitat housing artists for the summer. It is navigating New York's waterways, visiting all 5 boroughs."

Attention Brooklyn Heights neighbors, the barge arrived at Brooklyn Bridge Park this week and is open to the public starting this weekend.

Our adventure continued down Riverside Park to about 90th street. The park is very narrow up that far north but the views of the Hudson really are lovely.

As we cut back in towards the subway, we walked up a set of stairs and encountered a group of people who we thought were making fun of the people on a platform at the top of the stairs. Kind of. We had come upon a theater company practicing A Midsummer Night's Dream on the terrace of The Soldiers and Sailors Monument at 89th street. Fairies hopped around, down the stairs and over the half-wall as Theseus and the others performed. We watched from the stairs of the monument with others passersby.

Katie later researched that the group was The Hudson Warehouse and they will be putting on a free performance this Sunday at the Monument.

It was all so uniquely New York. Or at least uniquely New York that we might come upon all of these fun and free activities on a random afternoon in the city.

Fun visit Kater! Come again soon!


Blogger Dad/Uncle Corey/Corey said...

I love the fact that around every corner in New York seems to be a new and neat thing/event to discover.

Not so in Suburbia.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

So much fun! Can't wait to come back in September!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Don and Steph said...

Wow! You guys have such fun! New York is very unique, that's for sure!

8:08 AM  

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