So many fun things happened! I'm going to have to break this post up into two, because it was busy this weekend.
Friday night was a going away party for my coworker, Genesis, who is going on sabbatical. She will be missed! We went to Long Island Bar, which is right by my house (and not, as the name would suggest, in Long Island). The cocktails were fancy, the retro booths adorable, and the cheese curds so, so good.
Not so cool? This menu! (Thanks to Deepa for helping me capture this shot.)
J and I then went to Photoville with a couple of people - it's a pop-up photo exhibit set up in storage containers at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We met my friends Joy and Daniel there. It was only an hour until closing, so we didn't get to see many of the exhibits, but it was free and fun. One of the containers had a movie that you watched while wearing this helmet that had glasses attached to it: without the glasses, the movie was flat and not that interesting, but then with the glasses on, everything took shape and became rounded and fluid and pretty cool.
And then it was back to the bar to finish tying one on.
Saturday morning, J got us some sandwiches from Shelsky's. They were delicious. I meant to take a picture but I devoured it too fast, so you'll just have to take my word for it.
After that, we met Di and Sue at the DUMBO Arts Festival. There were some really cool outdoor exhibits, including this colorful glass house (aka Tom Fruin & CoreAct's Reflection/Kolonihavehus).
It was a beautiful day to be in the park, and there were also lots of foam noodles to play and build with.
Not all the kids were interested in the outdoor exhibits.
We stopped at Jacques Torres for some ice cream. It was crazy hectic and crowded and chaotic in there, but the ice cream was good. And I liked the chandelier they had inside.
Then we roamed around the galleries. There was so much great art!
There were little robots:
I really liked this piece:
This boat was made out of slides of people's family photos. It was really cool.
This hallway was completely patterned in sandpaper:
Birds were a popular theme. This painting was so dreamy and surreal:
For more on the art and artists who participated in the event, click here.
After we'd had our share of art, we went back to hanging out in the park. There was beer and fancy lemonade and beautiful views.
We headed back to Photoville for one last hurrah.
Then we went home. J cooked dinner while I putzed around the house.
I hung out with this guy:
J made a cod chowder. It was phenomenal.
Sunday was the Atlantic Antic, which was wonderful, but this post has been long enough, so stay tuned for Part Deux!