As the sweltering days of summer fade into the distance (thank goodness), I wanted to take a quick look back over a handful of snapshots, and capture the memories before they disappear under a pile of autumn leaves.
Yet another installment in my series of posts featuring art shows that I was excited to see but don’t have all that much to say about – this one from the Guggenheim’s current (and extremely comprehensive) Giacometti exhibition.
I always forget how much I love the Cloisters, so it’s such a treat on the rare occasions I do make the trek up there.
Do you know how the tuxedo got its name? Apparently a casino owner from Tuxedo NY was so enamoured of the outfit when he encountered it on a trip to England that he brought the concept home. (I have no idea whether this story is apocryphal or not, but it made for some excellent trail-trivia!)
Seems hard to believe this was six years ago this morning…
I say “Governor’s Island again”, but truthfully that’s something of a misnomer, since apparently the last time I was there was in 2015. Which is a shame, as a day trip across the water is always such a treat. Just as before, the purpose of our visit was to join a friend’s birthday picnic (the same friend as last time, as it happens), and once again we had a very pleasant day.
Last Saturday we found ourselves at a free evening concert over in Brooklyn. Tom had been at a choir rehearsal earlier in the day, and discovered that a group of friends were going on to Prospect Park to hear the Kronos Quartet, so we decided to join them.