Tag Archive | art

NYC Events – Small Parades – don’t miss them.

While walking around the city, I sometimes run into a small event such as a parade or block party. These are the times when the city really shows off its diversity.     Many people are familiar with parades such as the West Indian, Puerto Rican and St. Patrick’s Day parade. Occasionally though, the smaller […]

A forgotten Garden in Fredericksburg VA – was to be part of The National Slave Museum.

UPDATED WITH 2017 PHOTOS – AT END OF ARTICLE. Tucked away in a remote area of Fredericksburg VA is a small garden – The spirit of Freedom – A somewhat forgotten part of what was to be The National Slave Museum. In 2013, mostly overgrown it is tended to, occasionally, by a young student who […]

Take a virtual Vacation from the city – Southern Maine

Take a virtual Vacation from the city – Southern Maine Cape Porpoise, Maine is a small coastal village in the town of Kennebunkport, Maine. It is a small fishing village on the southern coast. While most likely you would want to stay in busy Kennebunkport, nearby Cape Porpoise is a quaint quiet working fishing harbor. […]

NYC -The National Museum of the American Indian -Lower Manhattan – Free

The National Museum of the American Indian This is one building you can’t miss! One Bowling Green facing Broadway and Trinity Streets. Just a stones throw from the famous “Wall Street Bull”. And, only a short walk from Castle Clinton and the Statue of Liberty boat entrance.       The U.S. Custom House is […]

NYC – The Explorers Club -worth a visit

  The Explorers Club Walking to Central Park along  east 70th Street.  I was intrigued by the façade of a building that looked like it was Elizabethan England. I Crossed the street to have a better look and peered through the heavy metal door. Inside, it looked like a private club all wood and leather […]

The NYC Arches -Grand Army Plaza – Washington Square Park – Others you may have missed

The NYC Arches -Grand Army Plaza – Washington Square Park – Others you may have missed

What is the most recognizable monument in Paris? – Would it be the The Arc de Triomphe?  In NYC, we have several to select from but at least one person from Brooklyn may be more familiar with the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza. The soldiers and Sailors Monument dominates the Plaza […]

Brooklyn – Prospect Park 7000 pinwheels

Today,I traveled to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to look at  7,000 yellow Pinwheels. The pinwheels — which range from 6 to 11 inches in size — span 2¹/₂ acres of the Rose Garden, a quiet corner of the park. Students from 40 city schools were asked to submit designs. Several of these were printed and folded […]