One Free Day

There was a free museum day nationwide with most of the major museum has participated on this event. You only had to sign up online and it will give you and another adult an e-pass ticket and present it on the ticket center.

This year we chose to go to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. I have been to most major museums in NYC but this one seem to allude me. Every year during the Museum Mile event, this place had the longest line and if I decide to visit on a regular day, it had a steep $15 entrance free. For that fee it would also be on the same par with the Met Museum with the option to get a same day access to The Cloisters.

Another intriguing aspect about the Cooper-Hewitt that it used to be a Carnegie mansion. So I am more interested to see the mansion interiors than the collection. Unfortunately, inside photography are not allowed  but at least let me show you some of the exterior shots.


I am in awe with the ceiling and vault detail on this doorstep.
If you think the outside detail is amazing, you have to see the interior wood carvings. As for the collections, it had the theme about design and something to do with environmental friendliness. To me it is mostly contemporary. To give you an idea, they had a couple of different designs of e-books which mentions about its design and environmental friendliness because it is not using traditional paper to produce multiple books.

I am glad we got in for free.

It was a nice day out in NYC, my sister, Madz and I decided to walk leisurely to midtown and took a detour to chill at the chocolate bar.

Then checked out FAO Schwarz. It was my first time to browse around this upscale toy store. If I thought that Toys R us is pricey wait till you been here. It is still worth a couple of hours of browsing through the toys.

Madison had a fun time, she's been zeroing on the Barbie collection till I got excited myself when I saw my kind of toys that I would like. A couple of months ago, I wrote about Mattel issuing a collectors doll from the show Mad Men. Here they are all available except for John Sterling doll at FAO Schwarz.

Sad to say I didn't buy one.

Another item that got my attention was design your own muppet collection, the pricier equivalent of Build a Bear collection. I usually forget that I am from suburbia.  

Is that Liberace on the television?

Then the last stop on the windows of Bergdorf Goodman.

I am not sure what brand they are. 
Hello gorgeous!
Wax models. I wonder how long it took those to make.

Another close up.

It was considered a long and exhaustive day. Everytime I go to NYC, time is never enough. I always felt that I need to come back for more. I guess that is its charm.

Here's to more free museum days in the future.

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