Yesterday we headed out to Central Park for the morning. Our main plan was to check out an event called Adventures NYC, however that turned out to be something we weren’t really interested in, so we spent the morning enjoying the park.
First stop was of course a playground. Tate would have been terribly disappointed otherwise!
After the playground we headed over to the lake to have a little look. They had sailboats on the water. You can hire them and take them for a spin around the lake.
After that Tate spent sometime running around enjoying himself on a grassed area near the lake. The area was nice and shady and appeared to be a popular place for parties.
After that it was time for lunch and off to the Discovery Centre to check out the Art of The Brick exhibition. Unfortunately we had to go away and come back later as no prams were allowed and Tate was asleep. Not such a bad thing because Tate then got to enjoy the exhibition too!
The Art of the Brick exhibition is by an Artist called Nathan Sawaya. It is an exhibition of art made entirely by Lego. It included Lego re-creations of famous paintings and original pieces by Nathan Sawaya. We all enjoyed looking at the various pieces and Tate had fun learning about different things and pointed out what he could recognise.
At the end they encourage you to contribute to a group piece. You each get a Lego block which you put your name on and then add to the piece already started by previous attendees. From my understanding it will then be dismantled and Nathan Sawaya will make another piece of art and donate any left over Lego pieces to charity. Richard’s guess is that they must take away this exhibit and start again because their must be millions of people contributing!