TGIF Series – First One in 2014

Hi, dear friends!  I know that this series has taken a bit of a hiatus over the holidays. Hopefully, the first post on this series in 2014 will give you tons of ideas on what to check out this weekend. For those who do not live in the NY/Northern NJ area, hopefully there are some links at the bottom that you will find interesting to read.

New Jersey

  • Brick Art – Come see some of the works of artist Nathan Sawaya at the Morris Museum.  For those who are not familiar with Nathan, he is the artist who recently showed countless Lego masterpiece creations at Discovery Times Square.  If you missed his last exhibit (which CNN deemed as “must-not miss”), you can get a glimpse of a few of his creations at the museum.  
  • Chemistry of Magic – Come see the secret behind many magical tricks at this demonstration at the Cotsen’s Library in Princeton, on Saturday, January 11th from 11am to 2pm.
  • Gridiron Glory – In preparation for the Super Bowl that will be taking place in our neck of the woods, kids can learn some interesting historical football facts and tidbits at this exhibit at the Liberty Science Center.
  • Itinerant Languages of Photography – Learn more about the Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian diaspora in America at this exhibit at Princeton University’s Art Museum.

New York 

  • Around the World:  Asian American Festival – Come to the Children ‘s Museum of Art in Soho to witness and participate in various musical performances from various parts of Asia as well as attend an anime/manga illustration.  
  • Human Plus – At the New York Hall of Science in Queens, this exhibit is ideal for those engineering-inclined kids and adults who want to see how different technologies are used to improve what we currently have.
  • Kids’ Night on Broadway – From February 24 to March 2, kids enjoy discounted tickets to select Broadway shows.


  • Check out this link if you want a diet-conscious salad to help you meet weight loss New Year resolutions.  
  • Did you hear about Damien Hirst’s interpretation of Mickey?  Check out this article.
  • If you are an organizing mode this month, check out this article on how to store tricky items like Legos and jewelry.

Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya Both pictures were taken during our recent visit to “The Art of Brick” in Times Square

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