Tag Archives: Big Bird

UPON THE ROOF at the Met

As Long as the Sun Lasts…….an installation by

the artist Alex Da Corte.

BIG BIRD loves nyc

 

MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

Stepped out on my terrace today to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade .

Weather was clear…..but COLD!  Below freezing!  I had to duck back inside for a hot chocolate.

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I always enjoy the view of Central Park over the Dakota apartments.

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The big question today was …………”WILL THE BALLOONS FLY?”  

SNOOPY was happy to be aloft.

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The winds were fierce……….they they calmed down……..and the balloons flew!

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Just a few people down on 72nd street in front of my apartment.

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13,ooo MACY”S employees walked in the parade .

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SECURITY blocked off the street……….trucks filled with salt………so terrorists could not barrel down the street and slam into the crowds.

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These cute turkeys were NOT in the parade………..just dressed for the occasion……..adorable!

 

88 PIANOS Sing for Hope

88 spots to tickle your fancy………the SING FOR HOPE PIANOS are back.  It is a non-profit organization founded in 2006……..making art accessible to all New Yorkers.  The piano are scattered all around the 5 boroughs.

The DAIRY in the middle of Central Park has one of the pianos.

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The DAIRY in the middle of Central Park has one of the pianos.

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This piano was painted by the artist Izabel Lam.

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“I am OPUS the Octopus….and I LOVE music” !

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I spoke with the pianist……..CHIN YAO TIAN………she is so talented.

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I make a video of her performance……….downloaded it……..and can’t find it.  Sorry Chin…….will add it later when it shows up.

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The next performer was Alexandra Pera.……..playing Chopin and Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata………and she played it beautifully.

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Sorry Alexandra…….the video is lost somewhere in my computer.  I will try to post it later.

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Anyone can play……….just drop by……….sit down and………

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an audience is always there to enjoy your performance.

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Mike…………a passing tourist…..stayed and listened for about an hour.

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BIG BIRD happened by.  He did NOT play the piano.

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On Monday I will post the video of Stephanie Awad……….playing the piano at Lincoln Center………..decorated by John Varvatos.  Lovers of Rachmaninoff will enjoy her performance.