Today, I took a trip into NYC. I watch a site called gothamist.com and it basically tells all the goings on about NYC. Since it’s a town I often like to visit, I like to go there to see things that are unique and different and inexpensive. Well, this month, NYC is doing a “Summer Streets” program and today they were doing a Trumpet City installation. You can read about it here: http://www.onfootproductions.org
Christopher is due home today from his time away at PGSS (Pennsylvania Governor’s School of Sciences) and I know that he’d have truly enjoyed this (plus, he loves going into the city for ANY reason!)… but he wasn’t home today. So, I asked a girlfriend of mine from work, as Ivan was working tonight. So, we headed out and really enjoyed ourselves!
Usually when I go into NYC, I head into Greenwich or Chelsea and hang out down that way, but this time, I was over in Upper East Side. The Trumpet City installation was showcased on Park Avenue between 46th and 72nd. We found parking on 63rd between 2nd and 3rd Ave for only $10 using the Best Parking app! Love that!
I noticed, when I was looking at the map this morning that we were very near the Roosevelt Island Tram and I had seen it before but have never been on it, so I googled it and saw that it was only $2.75 each way. The tram station is located on 60th and 2nd Avenue. We were able to head over there after checking out Trumpet City and then we walked around Roosevelt Island for a bit… not long, as I had to get back for Ivan to get to work, but we truly had a great day today!
Not the normal activities for a trip into the city, but for a quick trip, it was very artsy and very inexpensive! LOVE THAT!
Below are a few photos of today. You might not “get it”, but as we walked up (or down) Park Avenue, the sounds of the trumpets as you walked by and another trumpet taking over the notes/tunes, blending in with the sounds of the city… it was just such an awesome experience… one I won’t forget and one I am glad I got to experience! BTW, my son would have LOVED it! Here is a video of today’s Trumpet City: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzmV4YX3OIE