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, February 25, 2019

Monthly Mashup for February, 2019 Jack Hanna and THNK 1994 Museum

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

Me - My topic for this month is Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live.  We recently had the opportunity to see Jack Hanna's wild animal show based on his TV show live at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It was a really fun show! He showed a lot of different animals and  told the audience about them. There was a cheetah. There was a penguin.There was an otter. There was a sloth. There were two different kinds of lemurs. There was also at least one other bird and some other animals too. He also showed videos. They were of wild animals in different places. There was also a video of ranch where they take in all kinds of animals with disabilities. The animals were all so cute both the live ones and the ones in the videos. It was a really good show. I really enjoyed it!

For more about upcoming shows and events at State Theatre New Jersey, visit www.stnj.org/events


Mom - My topic for this month is the THNK 1994 Museum. In 2015, Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen opened a museum in the hallway of their Brooklyn apartment dedicated to the Olympic rivarlry between Tanya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan in 1994 that resulted in Nancy Kerrigan's being clubbed in the knee in a scheme cooked up by Tanya Harding's ex-husband to literally knock her out of the competition. Unless you were living under a rock, if you were alive during that time, you probably remember the story. It has been very much in the news again in recent years especially with the release last year of the movie I, Tanya which was nominated for numerous Academy Awards and won one for Alison Janney's portrayal of Tanya's mother. 


The little museum soon outgrew its hallway location, and Matt and Viviana opened an actual museum. In addition to the THNK 1994 exhibit, other exhibitions at this unusual museum included Anna Wintour Doublecrossing Her Legs, The Fantasy of Celebrity Perfume, and Olsen Twins Hiding From the Paparazzi. Recently a retrospective of the museum was held in midtown Manhattan over the period of one weekend. It included numerous items from the THNK 1994 collection including drawings,painting, and needlepoints of Tanya Harding and /or Nancy Kerrigan, Wheaties boxes with Tanya Harding's picture on them and more. It also included items from other exhibits held at the museum including paintings of Anna Wintour and a display of numerous celebrity perfume bottles. There were also items related to the museum for sale at the retrospective.


While the formal museum has been closed, Matt and Viviana will still be doing pop-up exhibits. For more about the THNK 1994 museum, to learn where to follow to find out about upcoming pop-exhibits or to purchase items from the collection, visit www.thnk1994.com.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All Jack Hanna photos supplied by State Theatre New Jersey

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