Our last Thursday was our “last Thursday“.

And it was hot. Blazing hot. The kind of hot that should have sent us right to a pool- any pool – or sent the boy to school for a morning in the sprinklers, followed by a nice cool nap indoors.

No way.

Noah was starting camp on Monday – five days a week – and I was intent on making this day a memorable one for both of us. I just had to figure out how to cope with the ridiculous forecast.

Fortunately, I had just read a great article in New York magazine, filled with unique kids’ summertime activities, and I quickly cobbled together a plan. It was perfect – one of my favorite neighborhoods, lots of water fun, and two new-to-us destinations.

So off we went.

chelsea waterside park

chelsea waterside park

Our first stop was Chelsea Waterside Park, a cleverly designed playground tucked away like an oasis between two very busy avenues. I loved the cool design and Noah loved all of the great features. He quickly got busy:

chelsea waterside park

chelsea waterside park


chelsea waterside park

chelsea waterside park

Next, we went across the street to the Pier 62 Carousel – an unusual merry-go-round consisting of 33 hand carved animals. But not the usual suspects – on this carousel you can ride a seahorse, a raccoon or even a turkey. Noah was fascinated and wanted to ride, but as you may remember from our last carousel experience, he likes to stay more……grounded. So the chariot it was.

pier 62 carousel

pier 62 carousel

Best $2 I ever spent.

We ended the day at one of my favorite places of all – the High Line.  We cooled off with a stroll in the water feature, and a couple of ice pops.

high line

Give this boy a stick and a grate.

high line

I could not have imagined a more perfect ending to our Thursdays.

high line

Picture perfect.



  1. Kathy Radigan on July 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I love the pictures of your sweetie! Looks like you both had a great day! I love the title of your post, that’s one of my favortie songs!

    • sherisilver on July 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks Kathy! 🙂

  2. Hotly Spiced on July 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    What a great place to go on a super-hot day. Love the photo of the two of you xx

    • sherisilver on July 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Thanks so much! xo

  3. Lisa on August 2, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    What a fun water park – it looks like the perfect place for a hot day! I love the picture of Noah and you! So adorable! Noah is lucky to have a mom who always comes up with the coolest ideas 🙂 He looks like such a sweetie!

    • sherisilver on August 3, 2012 at 7:08 am

      Thanks so much Lisa! I would love you to meet my little guy one day! xo

  4. new on May 15, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for sharing, I love Chelsea.

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