We had an extended weekend, taking Friday off to hang with the kids while Mrs. About Town took care of some things around our place over in Yonksville.
The weekend started with a huge benefit gala in the city for local Operation Prom – more on this Thursday, along with party pictures.
We returned to Manhattan on Friday, kids in tow. Saw Mayor Marvin waiting for the 11:00 a.m. train, decked out as always. The almost-five-year-old insisted on going to Toys R Us Times Square, which was less of a nightmare than you might imagine.
The only big issue that arose was her fear of people dressed as characters - as you may know the ratio of Elmos and Minnie Mouses to regular people there is pretty low. The two-year-old, on the other hand, eats them up, posing with Woody from Toy Story, Elmo, Spiderman, and Iron Man.
After spending all of our one dollar bills on tips for said characters, the irony of passing by former haunt Flashdancers was not lost. My how times have changed.
Jimmy Fallon still parties, though, and was spotted hanging out at in Bronxville on Friday night, before heading over to for a late meal. No idea what he was doing here, but his appearance caused quite a stir among the ladies dining al fresco over at .
Saturday was a day of rest – two kids in Times Square will wear you out – so we found time for a leisurely brunch at the always reliable , and dined on their excellent steak and eggs, while watching the world, including Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore and former Bronxville Chamber Director Peggy Conway, who stopped by for a chat while Lady Gaga played on the sound system.
We stopped over at , hoping they might finally be open, but alas, they were not. Meanwhile, floor work at may indicate they will be ready to open soon.
Sunday brought us up to The Westchester for a birthday party at Build-a-Bear, followed by a trip back down to the to check out the reception for their excellent , which drew a nice crowd to admire the really amazing work on display. If you get a chance, we highly recommend the show, which runs through the end of the month.
Have a great start to your week, folks.