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Indoor Activities for Cold Weather: 3 NYC Museums
BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!!!
Wow! I woke up this morning and knew that the temps started dropping yesterday, but had no idea just how much!!
When I went outside to start the car, to get it warmed up before driving the kids to school and it felt like I got slapped up the face with a cold hand.
I warned the girls to bundle up, which they did, but they also yelled with their first step into the freezing outdoors.
At this point, we still had no idea what the temperature was. As I was backing out of the driveway, I glanced at the control panel and my eyes almost popped out when I saw "11 degrees!"
WOW - what a difference a week makes!!
Well, this week is full of errands and catch up. But, that doesn't mean, that I'm not looking beyond to the weeks ahead!
Considering that Old Man Winter has finally arrived, I thought I would focus on some "indoor" adventures in January. Here's what I'm thinking...
Museums are always an enjoyable way to stay warm and become enlightened!!
Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th St.
Corona, NY 11368
718 478 8274
Get a glimpse into the life of Jazz legend, Louis Armstrong with a visit through the home he shared with is wife, Lucille from 1943 until his death in 1971.
Lucille gave ownership of it to the city of New York in order to create a museum focused on her husband.
Guided 40-minute historic house tours start every hour on the hour with the last tour of the day beginning at 4 pm.
The latest exhibit, through October 2016 -
Hotter Than That - 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five, celebrates these landmark recordings that were the first records ever to be issued under Armstrong’s own name.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10456
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences to the urban experience through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education programs.
There are over 1,000 artworks encompassing all media that comprise the permanent collection.
Now through February 14, 2016, the Martin Wong: Human Instamatic will be the first museum retrospective of the work of Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-1999).
The exhibition will offer the first in-depth assessment of Wong’s formal contributions as a painter. The exhibition will feature over 90 of Wong’s paintings with rarely-seen archival materials from the Martin Wong Papers at the Fales Library of New York University.
The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718 638 5000
The Brooklyn Museum features an extensive and comprehensive permanent collection that includes ancient Egyptian masterpieces, African art, European painting, decorative arts, period rooms, and contemporary art.
It holds one of the oldest and finest public collections of American art in the world. Highlights of the paintings collection include, from the eighteenth century, iconic portraits of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale. Another renowned work is the Museum's version of Edward Hicks's The Peaceable Kingdom (circa 1833–34).
I'll keep you posted as I fill in dates to visit!!
My plan is to go with my Aunt Ro, who has quite an appreciation for museums and New York culture and history!!