Monday, September 07, 2015

A Little Non-Tennis in New York

After days and days of tennis it was a real treat to see a little bit of New York and catch up with friends and family. We started the day by taking in the Museum of the Moving Image with our friends and their kids.

The museum opens with an extensive exhibit titled How Cats Took Over The Internet, which was both hilarious and informative and sets the tone nicely for the rest of the museum. The museum turned out to be a fun collection of "artifacts," like a display of Star Wars figures that had me ticking off which ones I had fond memories of playing with, as well as interactive displays. The kids did amazing at creating stop-motion movies, so much so that I'm going to have to try this with the next set of kids we have visiting our home.

Here's a short that Shira and I created. Emphasis on the short part, unlike the kids, we didn't realize that the movie could be as many frames as we wanted it to be:

Actually, all of the interactive displays were among the best I've seen in any museum, and really held all of our attention.

After the museum, we made our way to Jersey to see our Cousins and their kids, getting to meet their littlest for the first time. Soooooooo cute! We ate froyo, schmoozed and walked along the waterfront; it was the perfect way to close out this amazing little adventure.

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