Got Summer (Birthday) Plans?

When you come to a fork in the road,

take it.

Yogi Berra

MOMA Rain Room

My birthday coincides with the 4th of July weekend and here are a few ideas I have in mind to celebrate.  Photos from Google Images:

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park

Open air dance party with different live orchestras performing the first three weeks of summer.  No heat, no rain, no storm stops this party!  Even if you don’t dance, you’ll catch yourself smiling seeing everyone having a great time under the stars.  Polish your disco shoes and see you on the dance floor for Hustle on July 11th!

Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing

A Gondola Ride in Central Park

Pair dinner at the Boathouse with a reservation for the one and only gondola outside of Venice (and Vegas, of course). You’ll feel like the Queen of the World as you glide across the quiet lake banked by foliage you can’t find in Venice. Let the gondolier serenade you with his repertoire of Italian arias as you wonder if he ever asks his wife, “Honey, do these stripes make me look fat?”

Central Park gondola ride

The Ride in NYC

I’m dragging the family to pretend we’re tourists in NYC on this combination sightseeing bus and street theater–not your usual city tour.

The Ride NYC

Rain Room at the MOMA

Sing in the rain without getting soaked at this genius installation by the British design studio rAndom International.  Artificial rain pours down constantly while a dry spot follows you around.  3D sensors detect your presence creating a haven whichever way you go.  Shouldn’t we always feel this lucky?

MOMA Rain Room

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to add to this list of fun summer possibilities.  xoxox

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Jul 07, 2013 @ 02:03:58

    Happy Birthday!! Sharky!! Hope your day is filled with all that you love…then celebrate all month long!

    Do you hear the rain? looks like great effects, I would like to experience it. The bus theater sounds like great fun too! It all sounds like fun; dancing…maybe!

    Something I have not done in a few years is visit an old stomping ground, Big Bear Lake. We had a cabin there when I was a kid and many trips there through the years, what fun! I think a long weekend trip including a pontoon boat with fishing, hiking, zip line tour and wondering the shops are on my fun list. All starting with reservations at a B&B with a hot tub and a fireplace and oh yes, crisp sheets! 😉



    • Sharon Birke
      Jul 10, 2013 @ 10:20:29

      Thank you for the birthday wishes, Mountain, and yes, I am celebrating all month long. All year is even better. 😉

      Sounds like you’ve got quite a plan yourself!


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