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Open House at the New York Public Library

My NYPL  membership entitled me to attend the Holiday Open House on Sunday (Dec. 8) and it was an event not to be missed. Great fun!

Expertly arranged and run, there was something for everyone; fun and games for the children; wine and breadsticks for the adults and access to three floors of activities, music and culture.

I took the subway to Grand Central Station and there, in the Vanderbilt Hall, was an hors d’oeuvre–it was given over to an Xmas market!

Click on the pictures for detail

Brilliantly colored shades

Brilliantly colored shades in Grand Central station

This lady had some very unusual hats for sale but she didn't want me to photograph them

This lady had some very unusual hats for sale but she didn’t want me to photograph them

The West Point Glee Club singing on the steps of the Library at Fifth Avenue

The West Point Glee Club singing on the steps of the Library at Fifth Avenue

Head mislaid

Head mislaid

"The Callbacks"

“The Callbacks”

Now you see them . . . . .

Now you see them . . . . .

. . . . .now you don't

. . . . .now you don’t

 . . .  .there they are?

. . . .there they are?

Serious Sax

Serious Sax

Serious Bass

Serious Bass

Cadets confir

Cadets confer

Invitees imbibe

Invitees imbibe

Dickens' writing table

Dickens’ writing table

Rare chance to see rare books and manuscripts

Rare chance to see rare books and manuscripts

Dickens' performance copy of "The Cricket on the Hearth"

Dickens’ performance copy of “The Cricket on the Hearth”

Changing time

Changing time

View from the third floor

View from the third floor

Mime--familiar?

Mime–familiar?

Ballonist

Balloonist–also familiar?

Part of the throng

Part of the throng

. . . . . young and old . . . .

. . . . . young and old . . . .

. . . .  were enjoying the event.

. . . . were enjoying the event.

The choir master  viewed from above

The choir master viewed from above

Stilted figures . . . .

Stilted figures . . . .

. . . . ... . . .

. . . . … . . .

Top part of a stilted figure

Top part of a stilted figure

Happy Snowman!

Happy Snowman!

 

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3 Responses

  1. Wish I was there. It looks like a lot of fun

  2. Beautiful photos! Looks like it was a fun event!

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