First stop, we got student rush tickets to see A Life in the Theatre with T.R. Knight and Patrick Stewart! Student rush is man's greatest invention. The morning of the show, they sell any tickets they didn't sell for full price at a super reduced rate. So we went to the box office when it opened to get some super cheap tickets. More on that later.
Then we hopped over to the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, to fulfill another thing on my 101 in 1001 list! It's completely free, all you have to do is go and get a ticket for an entry time.
When you go in, they give you a card that you use to "log in" to each exhibit. It's all interactive and each exhibit looks at different types of technology and how they work. It would definitely be cool for kids who are into computers.
Some pictures from the trip:
Kevin wondering in the Wonder Lab.
Our key cards to log in to exhibits
Screen dropping little nuggets on our shadows.
After the Wonder Lab, we went to Jamba Juice for lunch, followed by a wonderful afternoon in Barnes and Noble. Possibly the largest Barnes and Noble I've ever been in. Here's a fun sign from the store. The restrrooms were in two different places, so they had a very helpful sign to show us the way:
After a dinner at Shake Shack (amazingggg burgers), it was off to the M&M store to kill time! It's really weird to walk in Times Square when you're not a tourist. I loathe getting heckled into buying tickets to comedy shows or double decker bus tours of the city. But it was worth it to make our autumn mix of M&Ms at M&Ms World.
The green ones are the leaves that haven't turned yet.
And finally, the moment we have all been waiting for. It was time for A Life in the Theatre! It turned out that we had seats in the front row, thanks to student rush! We were off to the side, and at more than one time, both actors were literally two feet away from us! And at the end, when they were talking to use about Broadway Cares, I risked it all for this:
Patrick Stewart (and a bit of T.R. Knight) in the flesh! I promise they were not performing the show at this point!
After the show, the actors were taking donations at the door, so I got to meet Patrick Stewart and tell him I love him. It was awesome! I had the best birthday EVER. And, I got another thing done on my list!