Beginning the day with a picnic in Central Park!
As I mentioned in my last post – Christina got married last! And you can’t get married without a big party to celebrate the last days as a bachelorette. We started out at Di Palo’s to pick out delicious cheeses, meats, antipasti, etc. for a picnic in Central Park. After lunch we headed to the Central Park Loeb Boathouse for a coffee and then rented boats. Luckily we had two guys and two boats 🙂 After rowing, we visited the American Museum of Natural History, exploring Christina’s favorite sections – seeing meteorites, dinosaurs, etc. Before leaving the Upper West Side, we went for a drink at Dive 75. At dinner our number of people doubled! Because I don’t live in NYC, I turned to Christina’s now-husband Rafaël for advice. We needed a restaurant Christina loves that can hold 14 people – Nyonya, a Malaysian restaurant in Chinatown, could not have been a better choice! Christina’s colleagues were working during the day and were able to get to the restaurant before us to set up something embarassing for Christina. It couldn’t have been better. Christina always makes funny faces in photos, and her colleagues made masks of all of her different faces haha. After our dinner, we headed to Asia Roma on Mulberry Street for karaoke!
Outside Di Palo’s in Little Italy
Waiting in line, trying to figure out which meats and cheeses we want
Making our choices
Group photo inside Di Palo’s!
Taking the metro to Central Park
Arrived in Central Park!
Found the perfect picnic spot
Ready to eat
Setting up the picnic
Mmm… burrata, gorgonzola, salami with fennel, prosciutto, bresaola, fresh olives and ciabatta
Isabella brought nail decals! Haha, diamonds for me!
Ashley and Christina
Danny was the head rower for their boat
Matt was our head rower!
This is a photo of Meredith and me pretending to row
Enjoying the sunny weather
My lovely rowing companions
View on the lake
So much fun!
American Museum of Natural History
Group photo with Theodore Roosevelt
Christina in the Hall of Biodiversity
Hall of Biodiversity
Hall of Biodiversity
Giant Sequoia, containing 1342 annual rings
Making our way through the gift shop
Ahnighito, the largest metorite on display in any museum in the world
Exploring the gems and minerals
So much opal
So many gems!
Exploring the dinosaurs!
Back of the museum
Passing the Hayden Planetarium on the way to Dive 75
Outside Dive 75
Christina wanted a quick snack
Christina and Matt
Walking through Chinatown
On our way to the restaurant
Perfect table setting!
Love the decorations!
Playing with her toys
All the squirrels!
The many faces of Christina Part 1
The many faces of Christina Part 2
Who is the real Christina?
Frances, Natalie, Devin, and Skyler
Nick and Frances
Jenny, Isabella, and me with our Hello Kitty lollypop rings
Natalie with the giant Hello Kitty balloon
Karaoke at Asia Roma!
Danny and Paul
Isabella and Anna
Our karaoke masters taking photos with Hello Kitty while Danny sings
We were treated to a song!
The cheering crowd
Anna singing Empire State of Mind with the Christina backup singers