Starting to plan the first trip to France with kids…
M O R E :
- 75th Anniversary Celebration, Jan 17, 2010, Part of Free Family Days
- The Anniversary Show, December 19, 2009 – January 16, 2011
- 75th Anniversary Member Celebration, Friday, January 15, 2010
- 75th Birthday Party, May 14, 2010
The Family Prokofiev performance presented Romeo and Juliet, a symphonic suite extracted from Prokofiev’s three suites, with the “happy ending” story originally conceived by the composer, to a full house of kids.
The accompanying puppets created by puppet artist Robin Walsh brought a new dimension to a delightful performance for kids and parents alike. Here’s an interview with the artist following the Saturday evening performance.
E N C O R E !
We’ve just made it to the Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater and enjoyed the Chagall art pack, just before the opening of the new exhibit:
The little ones spotted the mystery, so we’ll be visiting soon.
Here is a family calendar:
Preschool Gallery Hour
Second Sundays: November 8, October 11, September 13
Drop-In Art-Making: Start the New Year with a Book
Sunday, September 13; 1-3PM
Drop-In Art-Making: Wild Things on Parade!
Sunday, September 20; 1-3PM
Drop-In Art-Making: Tikkun Olam (Repair the World)
Sunday, September 27; 1-3PM
Drop-In Art-Making: Sukkot
Sunday, October 4; 1-3PM
Drop-In Art-Making: Monster Mash
Sunday, October 25; 1-3PM
After a hot Saturday we decided to cool down in Monterey. Well, I’ve just heard about Dennis the Menace Playground from baby Dani Shovevani, so we couldn’t wait to give it a try. The weather was way cooler on Sunday and Monterey was hidden in a thick patch of fog at times, but the playground and all Monterey day itinerary were cool too!
Another reason to go to Monterey before Labor Day was to rent a surrey. Somehow I remembered that you can rent it only until Labor Day, but today I found that there is a WAVE trolley during the summer that offers fun and free transportation until Labor Day… So we took the trolley, rented a 4-Wheel Family Bike Surrey from Adventures by the Sea and it seems that we can do the surrey all year round including Xmas, yay!
After the trolley and surrey ride, we went to a long time favorite that’s a sure hit with a climbing kid: Lovers Point Park. It was almost dinner time and we decided to not try LaTTiTudes again, our last dinner there, even if a long time ago, was not worth the beautiful view. We took a scenic drive to Fishwife, wishing it were a sunny day to enjoy the Asilomar State Beach. Marking it on the wish list for the butterfly season!
Fishwife was an absolute delight for all family, it warmed up a cool day with delicious flavor! From the friendly and welcoming service to the yummy menu, colorful and inviting for kids too, it won us for future visits in Monterey!
On the way back to highway 1 we saw 2 deers and that topped off a fun full day!
More from our Monterey wish list:
- Vision Quest Ranch, Wild Animal Sanctuary
- Earthbound Farms
- Monterey Youth (MY) Museum
- Monterey Bay Aquarium of course, the best FUN & LEARNING place!
- Path of History, Art Walk, Old Monterey
- Family Fun Itinerary, Family Adventures
While in Barcelona we’ve learned about “Tutankhamun: the Tomb and its Treasures” exhibit at Museu Marítim. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to see it, so we were happy to find King Tut in San Francisco!
- National Geographic Kids
- Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation
- Tutankhamun – Interactive Egypt
- Zahi Hawass Talks to San Francisco’s KGO-TV About Tutankhamun
- King Tut: The Story of King Tut
- National Geographic
- Museu Marítim in Barcelona: “Tutankhamun: the Tomb and its Treasures
- Factum Arte’s work in the Tomb of Tutankhamun
- The Tut Collection at the Virtual Egyptian Antiquity Museum
- Tutankhamun collection at the Egyptian Antiquities Museum – Cairo
- BBC – Ancient History – Egyptians
- Eternal Egypt
- IMAX Mummies
- Little Horus: King Tut ankh Amen
- PLAY like an Egyptian
- King Tut Virtual
Piece of cake, if it weren’t for the L7 metro station. First we mistakenly went to Passeig de Gràcia metro station only to realize that Gràcia station is a totally different place. Back to Plaça Catalunya, where we searched for a while for the L7 station since there is no underground connection to it. Look for it at the corner of Rambla with Carrer de Pelai.
Next day’s destination was Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Montjuïc. But we found a very convoluted itinerary to reach it. The Pavilion is right near the Magic Fountain, so we started with the end: the night light show.
We started our morning walk on Las Ramblas, with a delicious breakfast at La Montserratina Patisseria. The street shows always add color to an itinerary!
A refreshing stop and more color in La Boqueria, yum ananas-pitahaya juice!
Montjuïc trek to Fundació Joan Miró: kids are tired, museum crowded, we are all hungry, so we continue to the magic fountains looking for a place to eat too. We enter The Gardens of the Font del Gat, an invigorating surprise! We even find a cats restaurant, but it’s closed for a private party, arrrgh!
A somewhat unplanned stop at the Archaeological Museum, but this is such a lovely and kid-friendly museum that we cannot resist! It has a wealth of books for kids that I’m trying to find now in English.
Montjuïc is definitely a huge park, a green city inside a city, and our itinerary can be easily split in several days. I definitely want to go back for Poble Espanol, we visited it in our previous trip and my memories make it a nice destination for kids. More beautiful Montjuïc itineraries, to be checked the next trip!