First thing after breakfast at the hotel was to walk over to Broadway and get our tickets for the show tonight. Sharon had read about Steve Martin's bluegrass show set it western NC. If you go directly to the box office the morning before the show, you can get 1/2 price tickets. It worked wonderfully!
Then it was on to visit Central Park! Even on a weekday morning, it was pretty busy.
Neat gathering places.
Surprisingly hilly and rocky. Really an oasis in the middle of the big city!
Stopped for a while to watch a little street dancing show.
Stopped at a street vendor for a lunch snack. He actually was friendly - although the photo doesn't show it.
Then it was on to the "Met" - the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
We saw just a fraction - you really could spend days in the place.
The inlaid wood work was amazing.
All sorts of different artifacts.
Beautiful stained glass.
And some familiar paintings - this Van Gogh sunflower painting is similar to one I had in my childhood bedroom. (I looked it up - he did many different sunflower paintings)
Too many neat things to show! We really didn't have all day, so we limited the wandering to just a few hours.
Went back into Central Park to see the "Alice" sculpture that we had missed the first time.
And wandered down 5th Ave - cool statue in front of the fancy Plaza Hotel.
And it was time to head over to Broadway for the show!
I was sneaky and snapped a few (no flash) photos. Very well done story - told in several timeframes. Lovely singing and nicely done scene changes.
After intermission, Steve Martin appeared playing the banjo with the band (he's in purple in the center). Apparently, he appears every once in a while. The crowd gave him a standing ovation for his brief appearance.
Really cool - now I've seen a show on Broadway!
We had a bit of stamina left for a little walk in Times Square. It is certainly sensory overload!
And that was it for the day! Tired feet, for sure!