New York City

 

Rooftop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

My much anticipated birthday trip started at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I love museums and this special week was chock full of museum excursions.  Having a drink and watching the city light up from the rooftop at the MET was a perfect way to polish off the first day of traveling, checking in to our VRBO and looking at art.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art - John Singer Sargent

This portrait, Dr. Pozzi at Home, by John Singer Sargent is one of my favorites.  It was part of a huge exhibit,  Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friend, made up of mostly non commissioned work.  The exhibit was closing a week later so the gallery was packed visitors.

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New York City street scene in front of Metropolitan Museum of Art 


Next museum stop: The Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

McCadams_20150929_9064 Picasso sculptures.  
Picasso Sculpture at MOMA

MOMA Marcel Duchamp, Bicycle Wheel
MOMA

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Lunch at the Cafe

Lunch in Terrace 5 Cafe


New York City street scene

 


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Kinetic-Singapor 

The Singapore: Inside Out expo in Madison Square park featured art, designs and music from Singapore.

New York City food truck park

Madison Square Eats is a foodies dream.  Over 25 vendors were set up to temp the tastebuds with delicious offerings.

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New York City food truck park 


Running the Bronx 10-mile race as part of my race in every state lifetime goal was another list item I wanted to check off for this birthday weekend.

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Mission Accomplished:

  • Finish time: 1:48:20
  • Pace per mile: 10:50
  • Another state: New York

After the 10 mile run brunch with bottomless mimosas at Florian was exactly what we needed to recuperate.

Florian Restaurant, New York City 

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Brunch 


Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn is a unique museum that exhibits historical artifacts, natural history specimens and other items falling somewhere between the realms of high and low culture.  It’s right up my ally!

Morbid Anatomy Museum

 

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Morbid Anatomy Museum

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Morbid Anatomy Museum 

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Afternoon drinks at  Threes Brewing in Brooklyn.


Every year on my birthday I go out for sushi.  I don’t know why, it started sometime during graduate school- I just always go out for sushi.  It doesn’t have to be a super fancy place, sometimes it’s just a tiny little spot and sometimes it’s a nice restaurant.  This year was Haru Sushi in Gramercy Park.

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Haru Sushi Gramercy Park 

 

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