1 The large, bright, and airy Clerestory is a favorite space for grownups and children alike!
2 There was an organized and full schedule beginning at 9:30 in the morning and ending at 2:00 in the afternoon.
3 For breakfast, we served a selection of fresh fruit, fruit juices, and organic yogurt.
4 Ellen Morrisey and Jodi Levine taught the children how to make their own 'how-to' books. Each child chose a subject he or she was interested in and wrote text and created illustrations to correspond.
5 We had a selection of 'how-to' books for the children to use for inspiration, including some of my own cookbooks.
6 Ellen Morrissey, who works on all of my books, taught the children about bookmaking.
7 Megan Barry with Molly, daughter of Missy Foristall
8 There was paper in a rainbow of colors.
9 The kids really enjoyed this project.
10 Molly Bradford with Walker and Mary
11 Maggie Drucker's daughter, Lily was proud of her creation - 'How to Make Giant sugar Cookies.'
12 Austin, son of Stephen Rollins, with his book 'How to Draw a Face,' while hiding his own.
13 Nila Cabezudo with daughter McKayla enjoyed the "Bookmaking" class.
14 Melba Jamison's children, Bryce and Amber, with 'How to Get Ready for Opening Day' and 'How to Make a Puppy Face'
15 Alex Sanidad, with son Dante, looking through his book creation
16 Juila came to visit cousin, Heather Kirkland, of our events team.
17 Ella shared her book with little sister Kiley, daughters of Tanya Saffadi.
18 Tony Bielaczyc led the kids through an orchid-planting how-to class.
19 He explained about the growing habits of this wonderful plant.
20 The children were each given a lovely pot in which to plant their orchid.
21 This was a very popular event.
22 Kerry Tucker, with son Liam and friend, Claudia
23 The orchids were all donated by Costa Farms - costafarms.com - Thank you for such beautiful plants!
24 Stacey Pierson of Garden Media Group enjoyed the day with daughter, Morgan. Stacey helped with arranging the orchid donation.
25 Marsha Hager with daughter, Jade
26 Jade was happy to learn how to make granola. The children made their own personalized labels and chose from a selection of grosgrain ribbon to package the perfect gift.
27 Anna Kovel and son, Lucian, made granola together.
28 Caroline, daughter of John Reynolds, filled her second bag with delicious granola.
29 Ali Bahrampour and daughter, Nava, enjoyed a taste of her granola.
30 Courtney Quinn with her cousin, Linda
31 Kim Hackett with daughter, Karle.
32 Yoga instructors, Tori Milner and Jeanne-Marie Derrick of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of NY, came to teach the children.
33 Parents were also invited to join the Yoga classes.
34 Drew Harteveld enjoyed the yoga class with his children, Ben and Charlotte.
35 John Reynold's daughter, Jane, seems ready to teach her own class.
36 These kids were flexible!
37 Very impressive Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Bow or Wheel Pose)
38 It's never too early to begin practicing yoga.
39 Mina and Mimi enjoyed the day with their uncle, Michael Chuapoco.
40 Lizette Degro with son, Carlos
41 Jodi Levine's sons, Lionel and Sammy
42 Julia, with cousin Heather Kirkland and Maya Judd of our Events Team