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Celebrating the Centennial Of The National Parks!
While I am excited to have the kids go back to school, the feeling is a little bit bittersweet because this was the first summer that I got to spend with them day in and day out. We got to attend some fun events together and really made some amazing memories.
Earlier this week I took my eldest boy to celebrate the Centennial celebration of our National Parks in the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. The weather was perfect for a grand celebration.
Free Ice Cream
The day started off with an Ice Cream Social thanks to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory (we love this place!) Josh got the cookies and cream and I got the vanilla and of course it was just so good–I haven’t had a waffle cone in just about forever and this one was just exquisite.
Afterwards we met some real life park rangers that were meeting and greeting kids and educating us on how awesome our national parks are. Josh was so excited to meet them (not gonna lie, so was I). 🙂
Ramblin Dan Music
We were treated to a live concert from Ramblin Dan Music which is a fun kids music band. Josh and I danced on the lawn to the fun tunes and it really was the perfect setting with the Statue of Liberty and the incredible backdrop of the NYC skyline in the background.
Find Your Park Arts and Crafts
There was SO many tables for the kids to do fun things that related to Thomas Edison and National Park Fun. Josh made a fun sand necklace in the shape of a bulb, drew what his own park would look like (hint: all the rainbows), and even built model for a junior park ranger badge!
“Find Your Park is about more than just national parks! It’s about the National Park Service working in your community through education programs, community assistance projects, and more. It’s about state parks, local parks, trails, museums, historic sites, and the many ways that the American public can connect with history and culture, enjoy nature, and make new discoveries.”
Where is your favorite National Park? Did you celebrate the National Park’s Centennial Birthday?