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48 FINAL DAYS OF OUTDOOR MEMORY ESCAPES

All Things Come to an End, if not this Pandemic (yet) I’ve continued posting the awkwardly named Daily Outdoor Memory Escapes far longer than I thought I would. Arguably the pandemic is worse in the whole of the USA than … Continue reading

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BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN REOPENED

After 5 months locked out, a return to the gardens Last March, on the weekend where Broadway was already shut down and schools were cancelling performances and assemblies, but the rest of the city was still open for a few … Continue reading

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108 WYCKOFF

I’ve been taking long walks in Brooklyn lately. And the other day in Cobble Hill I came upon this amazing facade festooning the brownstone at 108 Wyckoff Street. It’s a fantastic riot of mosaics and messages, colored stones and mirror … Continue reading

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BLACK LIVES MATTER MURALS ON 4TH AND UNION

A construction fence wraps around a shut down gas station on 4th Avenue and Union Street where Park Slope borders Gowanus in Brooklyn. Many Black Lives Matter demonstrations took place in this area this past month, and it is around … Continue reading

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LOOKING UP FROM MY LAWN CHAIR

While the world goes to hell … … I looked away from the news on my lap top and pointed my camera up and about while still perched on my back yard lawn chair…

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CLASS 1-3’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – involving a magic carpet and a family transformed into chameleons

    NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held … Continue reading

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CLASS 1-2’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – of the moon and the earth and a celestial smash up

  NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held out … Continue reading

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CLASS 1-1’s FIRST GRADE OPERA – in which a dragon and a tiger meet in a dungeon

  NYC’s schools closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic the week the three first grade classes at the Brooklyn Children’s School were scheduled to perform their operas, which the children had written and composed themselves.  I still held out … Continue reading

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Pierre Cardin at the Brooklyn Museum

  The Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is coming to a close today.  I went last Thursday, and found my shutterbug instincts whipped up until my cellphone needed recharging. Here are some of the images that … Continue reading

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The Knight Marries the Prince

  A Kindergarten Original Blesses a Quaker Wedding   Friday morning I heard a wedding song I realized I would have to sing that night at an actual wedding.  Class K-1 at the Brooklyn Children’s School was the third kindergarten … Continue reading

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND TAIKO DRUMS

  Pink Splendor and Banging Dramatics on the Esplanade   The end of April the Brooklyn Botanic Garden holds the Sakura Matsuri Festival, scheduled to coincide with the spectacular blossoming of the cherry trees on the Garden’s Esplanade.  Nature holding … Continue reading

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BACKYARD BEAUTIES’ Flower Music Quiz

  Time for another Notes from a Composer music quiz!  Today’s theme: Flowers!   Flower Music Query #1: We’ll start easy.  You’ve heard this classical piece before.  Maybe even know it’s called the Flower Duet.  Do you know the name … Continue reading

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FIRST GRADE ALIENS RIDE PEOPLE’S HEADS!

  Another Year, Another Silly First Grade Opera! Actually, another three first grade operas at the Brooklyn Children’s School, created, written, composed and performed by first graders themselves, under the direction of their teachers and their teaching artist Mister Danny. … Continue reading

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IF ONLY THE POE COTTAGE HAD BEEN OUR TELL-TALE MURDER HOUSE!

That is the Poe Cottage in the Bronx.  The last home Poe resided in before he died.  We had hoped to make it our Tell-Tale musicabre movie murder home. But alas, it is not to be! Most of the short … Continue reading

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FACES. REFLECTIONS. REFRACTIONS.

Some more expected and unexpected impressions at the Brooklyn Museum   First, encounters with some singular faces. It’s hot and humid out, but she is eternally the embodiment of frigid winter.        

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Museum Impressions

Yesterday at the Brooklyn Museum with an unwitting special focus on the feminine    

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