I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monthly Mash-up for April, 2018 Macy's Flower Show 2018 and Maureen McGovern at Birdland Jazz Club

We may have been given free tickets to one or more of the below mentioned venues for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Me - My topic for this month is Macy's Flower Show. We recently went to Macy's yearly flower show. It was a lot of fun. The theme was fairytales. However, it wasn't real fairytales. It was just one made up for the flower show. There were different parts of the story located at different parts of the exhibit. There were pages from books with flowers attached hanging from the wall. There was a dragon breathing fire but the fire was flowers. It was really cool! There was a tree with a face. There was a waterfall with flowers. A lot of the flowers were purple and they were really pretty. There was a cart that said Traveler. It had flowers in it too. In the window of the store they had animal shaped bushes. There was a bunny, a bird,  and a frog. There was a giant snow globe. You could go inside it, and there was confetti to throw around, and they took a video so it looked like you were really in  a snow globe. On the whole, it was beautiful and fun.




Mom - My topic for this month is Maureen McGovern's concert at Birdland. I recently had the opportunity to attend my first concert at New York City's famous Birdland Jazz Club. The venue was great. It is located right in the heart of midtown at 44th Street between 8th and 9th.  It was small although it seemed much bigger and more spacious than some other similar venues I have visited. Unlike at other venues, they did not seat people at tables with other people whom they don't know, and they even had small tables for one. However, the show was not a full house so I am not sure if this would still be true if it were. There was a $10.00 food and drink minimum per person at the club. However, this is very reasonable compared to some of the other clubs in the New York City area. The food was good although I only had the dessert. The show was delightful. Although, Ms. McGovern did not really sing a lot of the songs she is known for or any of the songs from the Broadway shows she was in, it was still an enjoyable show. The songs were mostly well known recognizable songs including a number of songs from shows and/or movies. The set included a medley of Disney songs and a medley of Wizard of Oz songs. Her voice sounded nice, and she had a good rapport with the audience. The highlight of the concert by far was when she ended the show with a rendition of arguably her most famous hit, The Morning After, the theme song fromThe Poseidon Adventure. All in all, it was a very nice evening in a engaging venue.

For more about Birdland and other upcoming shows and events to be performed at the venue, visit https://www.birdlandjazz.com/calendar/

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.


  1. I suggest a crown with nice rubber snakes hanging, especially in the back. I think that this would fir the theme, and knowing it is all fake, it would go over well with the children.

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