Months ago, a number of local amateur choirs were invited to participate in a mad-sounding project, the so-called “Mile-Long Opera”. This performance piece was going to be staged along the High Line over a week in early October, and would involve 1000 singers/speakers positioned along the length of the park. The choir Tom sings with were among the participants, and they spent most of the rehearsal process complaining about various aspects of the piece, so I didn’t have particularly high expectations, but in the end the whole thing was completely delightful.
Another recent visitor from England saw us hitting the tourist trail with a vengeance. As a first time visitor to NYC she had a long list of must-sees, and we were happy to offer the benefit of our experience of the city too. It was lovely to reconnect whilst seeing the sights, and her interests meant that we had some new experiences as well as revisiting old favourites.
Having spent most of August on vacation, it was clear that we would be staying home for the long Labor Day weekend, and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to walk along the Hoboken waterfront, do some cooking (6lbs of pulled pork, anyone?!), and generally relax at home. We also wanted to get into Manhattan for something a little more cultural, as it’s been ages since we did anything like that, so a walk down the High Line to the new Whitney museum was planned.