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The Big Piano @ FAO Schwarz (Now closed)

Whenever we stop by Central Park we ended up dropping by FAO Schwarz. The last time we went there was when we took the opportunity to visit Cooper-Hewitt Museum on a free day pass.

Everyone loves a toy store. I am sure Madison would be thrilled to run around here.

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.

The Robot Competition

It never fails to amuse me that something so simple can give so much joy.

When we went to the Cool Japan Festival in NYC there was a booth that was enclosed by people cheering on to something. It turned out to be a robot competition where 2 challengers push each other outside the round ring. The first one to do so would be declared the winner.

So simple.