Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall Foliage, Twirling Round and Round

As Halloween approaches, we're going to fun Brooklyn activities...taking in the beautiful fall foliage...twirling round and round on crunchy leaves...enjoying crisp autumn weather.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

31st Annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park

Living history events are fun and educational for kids and adults! Leading up to this event, Lina and I read Knights and Castles: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #2On Sunday we attended The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park (northern Manhattan) near The Cloisters, a museum of medieval art. The gorgeous natural scenery surrounded us...

and the Middle Ages were brought to life with a medieval market town. Thankfully, Lina liked the food at the event (she ate a chicken & veggie kebab + fried dough with powdered sugar). The only thing she dreaded...and this was anticipated...was using a porta potty (ick).

Lina was dressed as a knight. 

Lina and her friend J enjoyed watching a joust between knights on horseback,

petting a horse, 

seeing people dressed up in costumes, looking at the decorations,

listening to musical instruments being played live (a dulcimer and a harp below), 

getting sprinkled with flower glitter, 

watching a fire juggler, 

and trying on various metal helmets.