The Grad Students couldn't wait to take advantage of our first free weekend in our favorite city! Havi was especially excited for the adventure! There was a dual purpose to our Saturday: have fun and tire the pup out! There were three options for fun this weekend. The NYC Pet Show, Madison Square Park hosted the Delta Dugout Fair, and the Hester Street Fair.
We decided to walk on down to the Hester Street Fair. From where we live, it is about an hour walk to NYC's East Village. Street Fairs are Dental Student's favorite part of any summer and we couldn't wait to check this one out with its gourmet eateries.
The walk downtown in the 70 degree heat was exhausting for our puppy, it was her first time experiencing our long city walks. We had to stop many times to hydrate her...
She even plopped down a few times midwalk in her famous pig on a stick formation,
The best part of a NYC walk are the fun things you pass.
Like this mural dedicated to a beloved pup...
An outdoor radio station...
Once we got to the fair, Law Student had a Shrimp Roll from Luke's Lobster and Dental Student had a Pulled Pork Sandwich. The best part was the homemade lemonade and eating in the grassy area with the pup.
When we had enough we decided to walk back home, and found some pretty awesome NYC sites.
This well-trained pup is obviously a sales associate at this shop.
We found an improptu fashion show hosted by the LES Business Owners.
And the old tenament district in NYC . (Law Student is a history buff, so this was fun for her).
On our walk back uptown we ran into a parade of nations on St. Marks! Havi seemed to like Brazil!
Then we found another fabulous street fair where we got mozarella sticks and sausage.
We sat down in Union Square Park for some shade and to enjoy our food find when we ran into some friends! (NYC isn't as big as it seems) Havi took this opportunity to find some shade and rest.
There, they told us that Ralph's, a famous New York Ices shop opened up, so we had to check it out!
We were tired and very full. We chatted about how the best part of NYC isn't the thing you planned to see, but the things you see along the way! On Sunday Havi visited M, a fellow Dental Schooler while the Grad Students headed to Long Island for a graduation party. She was tired and happy to visit a new, fun place! How was your weekend? Any suggestions for us to do next weekend?!
P.S. A special thanks to Patty over at Life With Sophie for the Versatile Blogger Award...Havi's blushing!