Monday, June 20, 2016

Pop-Up Audubon: Family Bird Watching

The last weekend of spring felt more like summer in NYC, but Lina and I still enjoyed an uphill hike from Vanderbilt Playground in Prospect Park. We joined a half dozen kids and parents for a free 1 hour bird watching intro, led by the Audubon Center's naturalists.






Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Spring 2016 Recital

Lina & her new friend enjoyed singing together weekly at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Park Slope, Brooklyn. In February, Lina joined the Youth Pop And Broadway Chorus (ages 7-10)  & was the youngest in the class of 9 students. Photos below taken the day of the semester-end recital. They sang "Best Day of My Life," "Lean on Me," & 3 Wizard of Oz songs. Susanna Brock gave them each an opportunity to sing solo or duet, as well as ensemble, for the musical performance in front of about 50 family+friends.





Here are a few video screenshots:








Lina had fun during the recital and we went out to dinner to celebrate afterwards. When she got ready for bed, she was feeling pretty great about the effort the kids put into learning the songs this semester and the joyful reaction of the audience during the show.