Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Summer of 2010 Bucket List

  • Prepare a draft schedule of age-appropriate activities and adventures for a 5- and 3-year old four days a week, every week, for the entire summer, subject to weather, changes in attitude, or any number of other unforeseen circumstances. A working schedule will be the key to the success of my venture. I know that if I don’t have it and opt instead for uncharacteristic spontaneity, I will crumble by the first week of summer vacation.
  • Tie in relevant books and movies to our regular expeditions
  • Create a hard copy scrapbook of our summer, complete with photos, ticket stubs, postcards, and true-to-life 5- and 3-year old crayoned renditions
  • Record our adventures electronically in a blog
  • Broadway and other live shows and performances
  • Gardens
  • Museums
  • Neighborhoods and walking tours
  • Playgrounds/parks
  • Zoos
  • Other (this includes things like bowling, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and FAO Schwartz)

  • City Walks With Kids: New York 50 Adventures on Foot by Elissa Stein
  • Fodor’s Around New York City With Kids, 4th Edition
  • Storied City: A Children’s Book Walking Tour Guide of New York City by Leonard S. Marcus
  • Time Out New York Kids: monthly magazine and website (
  • New York Family: monthly magazine and website (
  • ParentsConnect:


  1. Love it. Can't wait to follow your summer.

  2. I am going backwards and yes I comment on everything! I love it!