After sleeping in, we got a little bit later start on the second day in New York. We weren’t quite as manic as the first day, but we did venture into every corner of the city…
A quick ride into Manhattan
and then a walk to Central Park
It was a beautiful day!
I especially enjoyed the carousel.
After a quick bite of lunch, we took the subway into Brooklyn to visit the Brooklyn Art Library. I’ve been wanting to visit this storefront for the last couple of years, since signing up to participate in the Sketchbook Project.
We finally had to pull ourselves away and head towards Union Square for dinner at Max Brenner, …a chocolate restaurant!
My college roommate Rachel lives in New Jersey now. She met us at the restaurant for a quick visit.
After dinner, Rach and I shared an ice cream sundae with chocolate and peanut butter sauce.
And Jill and Tracey ordered this chocolate fondue party! Being a chocolate lover, Jill was in heaven!
We rolled out of Max Brenner and made our way to the PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) for a show. Tracey has some friends who perform there regularly.
After the show we were off to more shopping in Time Square and then to bed. It was another productive day!
On Sunday, both Jill and I had a later flight home, so had a few hours which we made the most of…
The Museum of the Moving Image currently has a Jim Henson exhibit.
Sesame Street and the Muppets were such a big part of my childhood, seeing all of Henson’s hand drawn designs and reading stories about his creative process was so interesting. The exhibit was very well done.
After playing around in the other exhibits, it was time for a late lunch and some last minute visiting before heading to the airport.
It was a whirlwind trip, but well worth it.