We always start our visit to NYC by looking through all the magazines for what is happening. Then we head off to Lincoln Center to pick up their schedule of activities. We like the free student concerts at Juilliard, but they are not in session for the summer.
So, on Monday we did that and ended up walking from Lincoln Center to TKTS on Broadway. We made a stop at the Art Students League on 57th Street to look at the exhibit of art by military veterans who were students or teachers at the school. Sometimes they have art sales and we have enjoyed shopping there.
At TKTS you can buy discounted tickets for plays. We bought tickets for the play “39 Steps” at Union Square Theater. After a rest from all that walking, we took the subway to Madison Square to look at the art installation, “Fata Morgana,” by Teresita Fernandez. It is a 500 foot long golden metal sculpture that creates canopies above the park’s pathways - quite fascinating.
From there we walked to Union Square to have a bite for dinner and see the play. It is a spoof of the Alfred Hitchcock movie, “39 Steps.” It was extremely well done and very enjoyable. Four actors play all 150 roles in this spy mystery thriller. Need I say more?
|Manhattan Island from Governor's Island|
From the return ferry we walked to the 9/11 Memorial Park. We had seen it the last time we were here and decided there were too many people. We walked over to Brookfield Plaza, which used to be the Winter Garden in the World Financial Center. About all I recognized were the steps and glass dome over the building! We were tired and it was time to give up and head back to the hotel.