Ellen from Love that Max allowed us to share with you her visit to Imagination Playground in New York City. Thank you for sharing your stories and pictures. If you do not regularly read her blog, you should.
A few months ago, I read a magazine article about Imagination Playground, a breakthrough play area at South Street Seaport in New York City that encourages unstructured play. David Rockwell designed it, a big-shot architect who’s tackled everything from hotels to the set design for the Broadway show Hairspray.
The piece mentioned movable foam parts kids could use to build stuff, sand, water structures, a tower to climb. It sounded fantastic, and much more exciting than the usual slide-swings-jungle-gym playgrounds. Then Beth from Role Mommy and Kim from Mom In The City invited a bunch of local bloggers to a family event at Imagination Playground. Is it weird that I was even more excited about it than Sabrina was? I felt bad, Max had school, but we’ll definitely come again.
First, we had lunch at the lovely and fascinating South Street Seaport Museum, catered by ‘Wichcraft and Stew Leonard’s. Double yum. Sabrina was especially pleased that I let her have a cupcake before her sandwich (because, er, I did that too).