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Artistic Installations gather at Scarecrow Invasion

As I drove past this friendly group yesterday, I heard the introduction to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in my head. What a fantabulous line dance team it would be!

This lovely lady greeted me as she hung from one of the trees, floating gracefully in the breeze. And it was breezy! Kinda neat that the wind added to the atmosphere around 3:30 p.m. yesterday at Lyndhurst’s Scarecrow Invasion.

Met a powerful-looking figure who’s really very tame and friendly. A sign on one of his legs says high voltage and for authorized personnel only. The visible sign reminds all to drive slowly on the grounds and when driving past road work.

From its perch, this bird was deep in thought as it watched visitors walking by.

So much to see at this annual creative culmination of time, care and imagination.

Despite a danger warning, the friendly worker above didn’t object when your intrepid reporter posed for a photo next to him. Scarecrow Invasion is open at night starting October 19 through 31. Maybe some figures or their parts light up in the dark? Will be cool to see at night. Boo!

NOTE: If you visit the property after dusk to see the outdoor exhibit, then you will be directed to park on a flat level a good hike from the main drive.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

Scarecrows and Specters at Lyndhurst Grounds

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While the sun was rockin’ the sky these past few days, and the temps had us thinking it was summer, we went to Lyndhurst’s Scarecrow Invasion. Visit the grounds to see the creative ideas, a culmination of time, care and thought.

Saying their ghoulish “I dos” w/“Dark Shadows” home in background/© J. Rosman 2016

Several people were walking and driving through the property as we did. A woman and her husband were on their way to dinner with friends and stopped by, unsure if it was open. As there were no scheduled activities that day, cars were free to drive into the property.

Saw this cheerful fellow while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © Janie Rosman 2016

Saw this cheerful fellow while driving through Lyndhurst’s grounds / © Janie Rosman 2016

Bridge project staff and construction crews’ autographs are a shout out to its #facesofthebridge Twitter hashtag on @NewNYBridge. Click here and here to see more photos.

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We heard some creations are illuminated, a double boo! through Halloween.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Unlike a Well-Known Someone, I Really was There

LEGO® Family Fun Day at Lyndhurst; outside, a turtle named Tank smiled at me.

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Wearing an extra coat and listening to Prof. Ted Zoli describe pile cap placements.

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Under the bridge near Rockland shoreline for the first girder assembly placement.

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POTUS came to Tarrytown because Forbes named it . . . and for the bridge, too.

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I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

New NY Bridge & LEGO® Team Up at Lyndhurst

If seeing LEGO® creations at the Mansion inspired your creativity, all you had to do was walk down the path past the ice cream line to the Carriage House.

Looking like the real deal at Lyndhurst Family Fun Day/NNYB

Looking like the real deal at Lyndhurst Family Fun Day/NNYB

In addition to the I LUG NY display — I hope you walked around several times and marveled at the various scenes and the entire presentation and walked around it again — and the Hudson Valley FIRST LEGO® League robotics teams, you’d find kids and parents busy around the corner.

They were building mini New NY Bridges from kits of LEGO® bricks via a Smart Tablet and a six-step guide provided by LEGO® Master Builder Aaron Tang. I met him weeks earlier at an outreach presentation that included bridge-building; the kids couldn’t wait to start their projects.

“It’s been a busy day,” he said yesterday afternoon as he and Bricks 4 Kidz franchise owner Marj S. Santos broke apart the pieces and put them back into their containers.

tableConsider this immense project, now in its third year, and realize the effort put forth bringing it into the community: every level of school from elementary to university;  business, professional, trade, social and civic groups; national and international groups; and more.

A little boy approached Tang. “Would you like to build a bridge?” he asked. “Yes,” the child nodded, sitting at one of tables and taking one of the disassembled kits. Tang smiled. “They’re fascinated by it.”

If you’d like the Outreach Team to talk with your group or school, see the Contact Us page on the New NY Bridge website.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

It’s a LEGO® Weekend of Activities at Lyndhurst

The week before was about demolition; this weekend is about creating and building and everything LEGO® at Lyndhurst Family Fun Day.

helloMy favorite part of the day was this fellow named Tank from the Nature of the Things petting zoo. He’s 20 years old — and will age to 100 years — and was patient as kids and adults petted him. He wasn’t shy, either, and as soon as I pointed my camera at him he began crawling in my direction.

And then he smiled at me. Click!

LEGO® Master Builder Aaron Tang and Marj S. Santos, Bricks 4 Kidz franchise owners from Scarsdale-Bronxville and Chappaqua-Armonk, respectively, helped kids and their parents build mini New NY Bridges from kits of LEGO® bricks via a Smart Tablet and a six-step guide.

I LUG NY display this weekend/Courtesy Lyndhurst Mansion

I LUG NY display this weekend/Courtesy Lyndhurst Mansion

Activities in the Mansion and the Carriage House include a Golden LEGO® Scavenger Hunt, a LEGO® exhibition by area kids and an awesome giant train display. (I know the secret of how it was assembled and will be disassembled.) The detail and intricacies are amazing. It’s on display again Sunday from 1o a.m. to 4 p.m. at 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown.

Starting next month the Mansion is open for tours Friday through Sunday. The LEGO® excitement is only one more day. Don’t miss it.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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