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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Pterrifying Pterosaurs

AMNH has opened its  state-of-the-art exhibit on the subject of the extinct flying reptiles, pterosaurs. Their coming and going is told mainly in the labels to the relatively few fossils that have been found but there are two mini film theatres and microscopes  to help explain it all. Best of all, for kids of all ages, there are four giant interactive screens where you get to fly your own pterosaur! You can make him flap or glide as you will and even make him dive for fish. Or, (On another screen) you can do the flapping and gliding and the screen animal will follow your movements! Careful! though. Some of them had wing spans of 30 feet or more and the largest had a wing bone bigger than an elephant’s ankle:

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No canary tones here!

No canary tones here!

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Or here . . . .

Brilliant panorama from the imagination!

Brilliant panorama from the imagination!

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Biggest flying monster of all time

Biggest flying monster of all time

 

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