• Upcomimg Trips

    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
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    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

     

     

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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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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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