Sunday, April 8, 2012

Music in Motion and other delights in Dumbo

Bargemusic certainly made an impression on LC. I knew she would remain calm and quiet, though she was the youngest one there (rest of the folks were teens and adults).

She has been falling asleep to classical music every night since she turned 1 year old; she insists upon it, to this day. She loves live shows, of any kind, especially intimate shows and I thought she was ready to see some classical music being performed.

She was absolutely delighted by this experience and calls it "music on a boat". Amazing to feel the swaying of the barge on the water, while listening to beautiful music. The view was wonderful. Afterwards, LC told me her observations: "classical music they play music and not talk or sing...I like the violin and I also liked the piano, too...I liked two of those instruments."

LC was mesmerized by the passionate performance of Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32. Supremely talented Mark Peskanov played the violin, Dave Eggar rocked the cello and Olga Vinokur was the polished pianist. Later Chuck Palmer joined them to demonstrate some cool percussion with a drum "box".

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is right near Bargemusic, a sweet treat for your mouth before/after a sweet treat for your ears. The hot fudge on the vanilla ice cream sundae was wicked delicious.

If that wasn't enough...a ride on Jane's Carousel (or more accurately, four rides) and Dumbo became one of LC's favorite neighborhoods.

We loved strolling by the water during both visits to Dumbo....

Checking out the stores in the neighborhood. Below pics: LC had her eyes on the little blue guitar with white polka dots at Pomme, she loved the adorable backpacks at Half Pint and she loved browsing the children's book section and sitting on the amphitheater-style seating at powerHouse Arena.

We also grabbed some pizza and hit the "pirate ship playground", where LC could have played in the rowboat sandbox all day long.

We certainly would visit again, with LC's friends. Check out my top 40 list of cool activities for families and additional photos on Mommy Poppins.