Saturday, March 24, 2012

Field Tripping Recently

We've had a few field trips recently... Let's see... We saw The Magic School Bus musical at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, then went to the playground and had lunch with homeschooling friends. Then we headed across the tip of Manhattan to Bowling Green Park, where Mikro ran off some of the stir crazy before I took him to get some soup and wait for his dad to get out of work.

After Kev joined us, he led us on a little tour of the financial district, including some cool weird stuff we had never seen before, like the glassed over archaeological dig on Stone Street, which shows the foundation walls of a 17th century tavern, and the nearby cisterns.

Another day, we attended the Education Expo at NYU's Kimmel Center. There were workshops for parents, teachers and kids to choose from. Mikro went to an art workshop and made a collage, then a theater workshop where they taught the kids about improvisation and storytelling. Next there was a build your own bog with carnivorous plants class with folks from the New York Botanic Garden. And another theater workshop which involved singing, dancing and improv. There was also a vendor area with information about summer learning opportunities, enrichment programs, and some schools. I found a couple of interesting possibilities to follow up with about field trips, if life ever calms down. There was also a cool exhibit of technological curiosities from the Museum of Interesting Things. I think Mikro's favorite part was that his best friend showed up later in the day, and we left together, walking to Union Square. We stopped along the way to watch a street performance, and then met up with one of my oldest, dearest friends at an Indian Restaurant. A full and fun day.

Some of our planned March excursions got cancelled due to family medical drama, but I'm happy we got to do a few fun and educational things together as a family.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Wow, what wonderful opportunities you have living in a big city. Lots of fun field trips. We live in a very small town and have to travel for everything.