June(Tri)Borough Tripping with Toddler

what did we see this past month (June 2017)

  1. Coptic Christian Church in Queens- (Whitestone area)-cool building
  2. Jefferson Market Library- ( lower Manhattan) formerly a courthouse
  3. Fort Totten-(right by Throggsneck Bridge)-Old Buildings

What we did recently

Museum of the City of NY (July 2017)  They have special craft days–on this particular day, they gave us a free pass for next visit.  Yippie.  Also the exhibits are loud and eye catching so 3 year olds can enjoy it for a little.

My toddler likes trains and buses.  She almost cried because we were not taking the bus a few times. It was pure madness.  I guess it is exciting–seeing all the people, the movement, listening to the bell, waiting, whatever it is, she really digs it.  I call it, life’s simple pleasures.

In August, we hit Guilford CT beach.  Different kind of beach–no public facilities and not really soft sand (shells and rocks) but when tide goes out, its nice).  Its not a real day trippers beach as there are no amenities. (bath house, public toilets, places to by food and beach paraphernalia- but its FREE)

We also had a picnic, according to my toddler. We ate on the park benches and watched the day go by.

We recently did a portion of the OCA–Old Croton Aqueduct.  That was fun.  If I had running gear, I would have jogged alongside my toddler. Its a runner’s, walker’s, and biker’s paradise.

Our most recent was taking the bus to Lyndhurst  Mansion in Tarrytown NY for free jazz concert. The bus drops you right at the gates.

We have not done any  real NJ, unless you count the birthday parties we have been to.  We also did a guest visit at a friend’s home only to have him not be home.   (NJ is great if you know what you are looking for, AKA-go with a plan. I wonder if the malls are still closed on Sundays! Google where are you?)

Local travel is great for discovery and culture!!  More to come–lets use the phrase “Winter is Coming!!”

More adventures to come in late September and October.  

 

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