Isaac Mizrahi Exhibit @ The Jewish Museum

A few weeks back on a rainy spring day, getting stir crazy from being indoors too long, the kids and I hopped in a cab and headed across town to to see the  Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History exhibit. I knew the visit might not be a hit with all the children but my strategy, with kids, is to always keep the museum visits focused and short and then everyone usually enjoys the experience.

The core of the exhibition features iconic designs from the Isaac Mizrahi New York clothing label (1987 – 1998), the “semi-couture” collections (2003 – 2011), and the line for Target (2002 – 2008) – the first designer partnership done with that store. The show is comprised of 42 “looks” that include clothing, hats, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and costumes for the theater, the opera, and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Read more

Fall in Central Park

Fall in Central Park

In my humble opinion, fall is the best season in New York City.

Fashion is more fun, temperatures are more comfortable and the parks look spectacular. Central Park’s trees are unfurling their most dazzling colors, painting the canopy with gorgeous golds, reds, oranges, and yellows. It’s NY’ers urban oasis — available to any of us whenever we find ourselves in need of a break from the hustle and bustle of New York. This short video is from this morning’s drive. Enjoy!

Photography of the American Civil War

Photography of the American Civil War

More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan’s celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation’s bloodiest war. The “War between the States” was the great test of the young Republic’s commitment to its founding precepts; it was also a watershed in photographic history. The camera recorded from beginning to end the heartbreaking narrative of the epic four-year war (1861–1865) in which 750,000 lives were lost. This traveling exhibition will explore, through photography, the full pathos of the brutal conflict that, after 150 years, still looms large in the American public’s imagination.
Now through to April 2.
Metropolitan Museum
Fifth Avenue at 84th Street
New York, NY

New York Family Camp Fairs

New York Family Camp Fairs


The New York Family Camp Fair Series is the best way to help parents make informed decisions about which camp is “the perfect fit” for their child. Next weekend will bring dozens of camps straight to parents.
What’s your child’s favorite camp?

http://www.newyorkfamily.com/camps/
Upcoming Camp Fairs in Your Neighborhood:

01/26 – UES – St. Jean Baptiste High School
01/27 – UWS – Congregation Rodeph Sholom
02/02 – Union Square/Gramercy – Gramercy Arts High School
02/09 – West Village – Notre Dame School
02/10 – Park Slope – Berkeley Carroll School
03/02 – Union Square/Gramercy – Gramercy Arts High School
03/03 – Tribeca – BMCC
03/09 – UWS – Bank Street School
03/10 – Park Slope – Berkeley Carroll School
04/06 – UES – St. Jean Baptiste High School
04/07 – UWS – Congregation Rodeph Sholom