Snails

It is the end of the year and I am feeling nostalgia.  So while I was doing a little house cleaning I found these images of when my child was in Pre K, we did a little snail sitting so I though why not have a little fun.

 

New Orleans

 

 

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.”

Tennessee Williams – Playwright

Though I do not completely agree with that quote, I do understand the underlying meaning.  I have traveled to many places by air, land and sea.  I have enjoyed many of the hidden treasures that these places have to offer yet, I haven’t gone to Cleveland so I can’t comment on that city.

 

On Royal Street, we sat by the window watching brides and grooms dancing up the street with a Jazz band and guests in tow.

The next Morning we hit “Daisy Dukes” for some southern fried Steaks and eggs. Afterwards my daughter and I spent much of our stay meandering the streets.

Daisy Dukes Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs

We walked on Canal Street, along the Mississippi Riverfront, Jackson Square, Café Du Monde for Beignets, the French Market and of course the Riverfront Outlet. We ate some King Cake at Mardi Gras World.

When took some trips with little walking or standing like the St. Charles Trolley Line through the Garden District, the Natchez Riverboat and the Swamp tour on an Air boat.  We even managed to wander to a New York City favorite “The Halal Guys” who now have locations in New Orleans.

The Haunted History Tour with our guide Matt, was very gruesomely informative and fun for the few younger viewers who happened to be in our group.  I opted out of having a “Hurricane” at the Oldest working tavern “Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shoppe” because as confident as I was feeling in my surroundings, I couldn’t be sure that my night skills would be as good after a tall drink.

My husband called New Orleans a nicer New York City because wherever we went the store clerks, tourism hubs, artists, hotels and trolley drivers were always courteous and if they could not help us along our journey, they would find someone who could.

So if you like that city feel with a little less edge I recommend New Orleans for your next vacation.

Thank you, New Orleans.

 

 

PS 2 wins Apple ConnectED Grant

PS2 Gets ConnectED

PS2 Gets ConnectED

On May 31, 2016, PS 2 Meyer London School (on the border of Lower East Side and Chinatown) had a school celebration in the auditorium for the big roll out. Apple Staff from the Broadway Store came by for the Event.

According to Assistant Principal Joanna Cohen:

New York, NY (May 10, 2016) – Public School 2/The Meyer London School is a proud recipient of an Apple grant through the White House ConnectED initiative. By giving students access to the latest technology and powerful learning tools, we’re working to transform the classroom into a place of deeper exploration and creativity. PS 2 is one of only 114 schools across the country – and 13 schools in the New York City Department of Education – to be awarded this grant.

See interview on Sinovision http://video.sinovision.net/?mobile=yes&id=34188&sts=1464744383641

For more information about PS2 go to: http://www.ps2m.info/

Celebrating Beltane

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Evoking the Spirit of Beltane, Dancers frolicked along the art.  This was a Dance Class taught by Jessica Kilpatrick that was a mixture of Ballet, Modern, and Yoga.

The Closing Dance Party for artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk http://www.annepundyk.com: The Revolution will be Painted at http://www.christopherstoutgallery.com/index.html was a perfect May Day Event to welcome Spring.

Happy May Day

Jessica Kilpatrick http://dancentell.com/teachers/g-l/jessica-kilpatrick/

#JazzyTree 2016

 

The Jazzy Tree is a project I started back in 2008.  Every year since, I have photographed this tree from different angles and weather.  But my favorites are the Cherry Blossoms.  This year was difficult with the mesh enclosure and the lack of rain.

Tip Toe thru the Tulips

During this time of year whenever I see the gardens of tulips in the parks, I can’t help but image Tiny Tim playing his Ukulele and singing in his falsetto voice. It is one of the odd thoughts that are connected to my neural net.

See if you can find the duck in one of the tulips

Tip-Toe Thru’ The Tulips With Me
Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I’ll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me
Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me
Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray
We’ll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me
Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray
We’ll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me