Last night the family headed to Aviator Arena in Brooklyn to watch the NY Riveters vs CT Whale hockey game. Our children’s own hockey game schedules are so busy that we don’t usually have time to catch the Sunday night game, but the holiday’s gave us a reprieve from the regular rigor of practice and game. It proved to be the perfect transition from the slower paced holiday-break lifestyle back into our regular pace of life.
Most people wouldn’t think of New York City as a beach city, but sitting right on the Atlantic with natural environments nearer than most would think, it does have some awesome beaches with easy access by subway or bus. Water quality conditions are analyzed on a regular basis and reported online so you can pick and choose what’s a good fit for you on any given day.
Jones Beach is a family favorite. Yesterday we took the cousins and stayed the day. We bring boogie boards, rashguard shirts, sunscreen, an umbrella, lunch and enjoy the sand and waves for as long as we can.
A weekend of pet adoption events begins Saturday with Adoptapalooza in Prospect Park. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than 150 dogs and cats — and maybe even rabbits — will be on hand looking for homes. Bartel-Pritchard Square, Prospect Park, 15th Street, at Prospect Park West, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, 212-252-2350,
On Sunday, the organization hosts Bark in the Park, an adoption event at a Brooklyn Cyclones baseball game. Current dog owners are also welcome to bring their pets to the game. Adoptions go from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the game is at 1 p.m. MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, at West 17th Street, Coney Island.
Both events include activities aside from adoptions, as well as giveaways for people who already own pets.
It comes fast, with little warning, but after the rain has gone the city smells good.
I got this alert on the subway at 2:32pm. Everyone else in the subway car got the same alert. It was pretty funny – the whole car had cell phone alarms going off. Thanks NYC OEM.
Once I got off the subway, this is what welcomed me. A crazy deluge of rain!
St. Paul’s Chapel concludes its seasonal movie series tonight with the “Dirty Dancing,” the 1987 classic about a sheltered young woman who defies her parents and falls in love with a camp dance instructor (Patrick Swayze) while on family vacation.
July 24, 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, at Fulton Street, Lower Manhattan. trinitywallstreet.org/movies.
This is a free event.