Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Hot Summer Day in NYC

August 1, 2011

 

City Ice Pavilion Summer 2011

This weekend was hot.  My family had a wonderful time with friends at the beach on Saturday and decided to relax in NYC on Sunday.   We played tennis in the morning and then ventured over to the ice skating rink at City Ice Pavilion, where there is public skating from noon to 4:50pm on Sundays.  It was so amazing that we stayed there for several hours!

Ice Skating in the summer is a welcome change of pace to the hot summer sun.  We had packed lunch and admission cost $16 for 2 people.  We wore leggings and sleeveless shirts and there were never more than 12 people on the ice the entire time!  We felt free to move about the ice without the typical winter speedy demons that are usually on the ice during public skate sessions.

As much as we would have enjoyed checking out the brand new Highline in NYC, ice skating at City Ice Pavilion proved to be a “10”.

What did you do with your kids this weekend in NYC?

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Central Park Conservancy

July 15, 2011

This morning I went running aroud the Jackie Onassis Reservoir in New York City and noticed an unusually large number of fields closed off for seeding and beautification.  This is not the first day I noticed so many fields closed off by the Central Park Conservancy.  The East 97th Street field where Super Soccer Stars used to have a class is closed as is the small field adjacent to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  There are tons of people working in Central Park (you can see them with their green shirts) planting flowers, clipping shrubs and cleaning up the park.

Maintenance of Central Park is an ongoing process and we will have some gorgeous fields to enjoy when they re-open.

Have you noticed all the Central Park Conservancy green shirts recently?