Tuesday, May 30, 2006
- On Saturday, played softball in Central Park. Weather was beautiful. Saturday night had a great dinner at Stanton Social on the Lower East Side. Great place for a group--great food and not nearly as expensive as I was fearing. Also, one of our group was the heiress to a large design fortune, which was interesting.
- On Sunday, went to the Astoria Beer Garden. It was the weekend of the Czech/Slovac Festival. Heard some good music and saw a lot of fun traditional dances. And the beer garden, in general, is awesome.
- On Monday, went to Orchard Beach in the Bronx and then had dinner on City Island. A friend who used to work for the Parks Dept. recommended Orchard Beach, and it was pretty great. Crowded, but not overly so. Great weather, nice sand, good times. City Island is an anachronism of sorts--a New England-style fishing village within New York City--on the easternmost part of the Bronx. Had great lobster and crab legs there.
Well, that's about it, but an eventful weekend in which we were able to enjoy the weather without feeling like we were trapped in the city. Beats renting a house in Fire Island, I say.