Happy summer vacation!
Below are two of Luke & Lochlan’s favorite quirky summer adventures. I’m trying to find fun new things - please let me know of cool things to do in the city. -and scroll down for two fun upcoming workshops.
Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park
We take the train & walk through Brooklyn Heights, but they do have a Quik Park (GPS this address: 4 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201).
Go super early, park gets crowded, especially the “Water Lab”. When crowds start, jump on the ferry to Governors Island (it's right there on Pier 6). You can eat at Fornio or take a nice walk to Montague Street - really nice places to eat (we usually opted for Le Pain de Quotidien. If you want more detailed info, just reply back and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.
I’ll have a few more ideas next week - some require a bit more of a journey.The Lemon Ice King of Corona
For 30+ years, I’ve been going here on a warm summer evening (usually after a Met game), getting italian ices and sitting in Spaghetti Park across the street, watching the old timers play bocce ball. You’ll find me and the boys here a lot. Years ago, when he was about 3, one of the guys let Luke throw the pallino.
and over at Little Pulp...
Make your own Sketchbook
Through the summer, we’ll be having workshops where the kids create their own custom sketchbook. Everyone will create, print and bind their books. Check out the one Lochlan made. I especially like his clever handling of the back of the sketchbook.
Sign up for our next Sketchbook-making Workshop
SCHOOL’S OUT PRINT PARTY
We had a great time at our print party on the first Sunday of the summer (1:00-3:30pm). Luke, Lochlan and the rest of us were creating prints, working on some new paintings and enjoying pizza and snacks. I will definitely plan another party to celebrate the start of school in late August/early September. Looking forward to it.
Update on Lochlan’s bear book will be next week - we didn't get to work on it much this past week. I am trying to convince him to name the bear Matisse - but he is resisting. Hope to see you guys at the shop.
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