Weekend in New York City
Nov 1 - 3, 2013


Hayden Planetarium Space Show "Dark Universe"

PIPPIN at the Music Box Theatre
Charlie says we saw this show 40 yrs ago, and indeed, he remembered and repeated a line in the dialogue.
I don't remember that, but I sure enjoyed it this time.
It had athleticism equal to Cirque de Soleil
And it clearly explained the themes: Home, Glory, Flesh, Politics, Encouragement, Common life

Times Square on the way back to our room

Whitney Museum -- The Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE exhibit

"The Seagull" at the Lynn Redgrave Theater
Charlie enjoyed this for some of the thoughtful insights, but I did not enjoy it at all.  The characters were all dysfunctional people who made bad decisions and added nothing worthwhile to anyone's life.


An excellent program by Alexander Peskanov -- By far, the best pianist I've ever heard
The Photo is of him talking with members of the audience during the intermission.

Walk on the Brooklyn Bridge after the Barge Music show
The weather was mild and the walk was delightful

Empire state building seen under the Manhattan Bridge lights

This group were holding up a "Will you marry me?" sign.
We could not discern where the intended bride was, or her answer.

Sunday was the NY Marathon.  Since we had enjoyed viewing this event in 2007, this year we decided to avoid the traffic and head home.
What we didn't expect was the crowd (it seemed like everyone in Penn Station) we ran into on the train home.  They were all going to the Jets game in the Meadowlands, which meant they took NJ Transit to Secaucus.  Secaucus is the first stop on our trip home.
 They filled the train cars, including all the standing room.  We were thankful Secaucus was the first stop.