From the notoriously hungry caterpillar to the lit up firefly, from the ten itinerant rubber duckies to the large brown bear – watch these characters, immortalized by Eric Carle in his much loved toddler books, come to life in Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. The show, which is currently running in New York, is the narration of 4 Eric Carle’s books with the help of large … Continue reading Reviewed: Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
It’s not the side of the Park that you will see in the movies or in the tour guides. It is also not the area where you would see brides being photographed for the customary New York wedding photography, much to the amusement and delight of the onlookers. Such a slice of Central Park exists and its charming and unassuming if not glamorous and over-photographed. … Continue reading Visiting the Harlem Meer and northern Central Park
What is big and green and right in the middle of Manhattan? It’s my happy place, also known as Central Park. For the past few years, I have had the great fortune of living one block away from Central Park. Even though I pay it a visit every other day, each time I draw immense joy in the lawns lush as soft green blankets (at … Continue reading I might be Central Park obsessed!
It is far from deserted but somehow its much quieter than in the summer, as if the cold has muted the sounds of the crowds. Almost half of the leaves, which were lush green a month ago, now carpet the surprisingly green grass. The horse carriages gracefully ply the bundled-up tourists, who are also regaled with interesting anecdotes of the Park and the City. Some … Continue reading Central Park in the fall
There is still a nip in the air, and I would not have believed you if you would have told me….. but Spring is here!! The colorful cherry blossom trees and tulips herald these days of winter finally giving way to all things new. For New Yorkers, the brief but glorious appearance made by these pink-white clusters and blooming tulips is a sign that warmer … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring
Just a short two hour drive from New York, we found a wooded Winter Wonderland, and I could not have hoped for a better place to spend the Christmas holiday! When the day before Christmas rolled in, I had spent a record 71 days in the tiny island of Manhattan. I love New York, especially during Christmas time, but I was in desperate need for … Continue reading Skytop Lodge: a Winter wonderland so close to New York!
Winter in New York is long and hard, but Christmas in the city makes up for it. Fairy lights covering the bare trees, the grand decorations on sixth avenue; the beautifully adorned Christmas trees; the smoky chestnuts sold on fifth avenue; the street musicians giving their own renditions of the popular Christmas songs; the snow covered Central Park; very creative decorations in the shops; tourists … Continue reading Its the most wonderful time of the year!