We went to Central Park on both Saturday and Sunday, and we got to see a few very talented people playing their instruments.
The bongo player provided a completely different feel from the violinist. He was playing a very cool jazz beat using his drum, tambourine, and foot petal (it was similar to a plastic cow bell, but I can't remember what it's called) at the same time. Much as I try, I cannot find the coordination or rhythm to play any kind of drums.
This violinist under Penn Station completely blew me away. I love the violin, it's on my musical bucket list - as it were - and the types of things she was doing were amazing.
She wasn't just playing the violin: she was playing while hula-hooping. It was magnificent. She moved steadily the entire time, and seemed to radiate a calm sense of confidence as she played.
This was definitely one of the most memorable moments that night, she didn't play classical music as we'd been hearing from other musicians on an orchestral instrument that we heard throughout the city, she played a few classic selections from The Beatles.
Her rendition of "Yesterday" nearly brought me to tears. It was beautiful.
The cameraman also worked as a spotter, since the skater was to jump the bench we were sitting on and go into the fountain (empty in the winter) on the other side.
There were a lot of kids playing in the empty fountain with scooters and skate of their own. So, the spotter was making sure the people on the front end were safe, and the cameraman was on and off his board the most: working with his camera, going after the skater, and making sure the people in the fountain would stay safe for an attempt.
These were some of the nicest people we had casual conversation with while we were there. Truly wonderful
I do have one more post regarding my trip: it focuses only on the Museum of Natural History. We didn't have a lot of time there, but we saw a lot while we were in there and spent most of our time in the planetarium. So, there is still plenty to look forward to when I can go back with my husband!