I purposely opted not to enroll Juliet in school on Fridays so we would have the freedom to take long weekend getaways or get to sleep in and enjoy mommy and me city adventures. This is the last year we will have after all, before she has to attend school regularly M-Fri. While the weather is still nice here in New York, we like to go out and explore all of New York’s offerings. There’s so much to see and do and Times Square is one of the many locales that offers so much in terms of attractions, shopping and now art! I’m excited to share with you some new Times Square art! “The Beginning of the End,” is an interactive and reflective monument in the heart of Times Square’s Broadway Plaza (between 46th and 47th streets). It asks visitors to “reassess their perspective on an entirely different visual reality, how they see themselves in the environment that surrounds them, and how that relationship changes as the reflections create new visual possibilities.”
Seeing Times Squares skyscrapers and flashing lights multiplied through all the mirrors was pretty spectacular! If you’re in the area, you have to see this while you can. It’s only around for another week (website says it closes down Nov 21st). Who knows, it might just inspire a little dancing in the streets!
It encourages even the most jaded New York-ers to look up, and really look around to appreciate the magnificent skyline and energy of the city. There is art all around us if you really look. We are so lucky to live in this vibrant place.
Juliet's dress is care of Sprouting Threads
I just wish Cuban artist Rachel Valdés Camejo could see all the joy she brought to the heart of this city through her Times Square art. It brought smiles and such joy to tourists and NY-ers alike!
Tips for parents:
- Nearby restrooms can be found at McDonald’s across the street
- The Disney store (which also has a restroom on the 2nd floor), and the Hello Kitty TS store are great stops before/after
- There are tons of family-friendly restaurants nearby, (Carmine’s for Italian and Ellen’s Stardust Diner for dinner with a show are my top picks)
- Dave and Buster’s is at 234 W 42nd St, 3rd Floor
- Hershey’s Times Square is at 1593 Broadway
- Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! is at 234 W 42nd Street
- Midtown Comics is at 200 West 40th Street
- You’ll see lots of opportunities to snap photos of your child with costumed characters found along the streets of Times Square (think Mickey, Minnie, Elmo, Hello Kitty and superheroes) but beware, you will be expected to tip!
Where else would you recommend hitting in the heart of Times Square? And what’s your favorite source of Times Square art?
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