Monday, March 29, 2010

First Tweens Malia & Sasha Obama Tour NYC on Spring Break

Malia and Sasha Obama spent some of their Spring Break from Sidwell Friends School touring New York City last week with their mother, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their maternal grandmother, Marian Robinson. Their experiences in the Big Apple was heavy on musicals, food, and culture - so cool!

They began their tour of Big Apple like any tween would at Dylan's Candy Bar (see our tween's review of Dylan's here) and then took in a show, The Blue Man Group on Saturday.

Sunday was a big day: it included brunch at Iron Chef's Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill and then another show, Memphis (a story about an inter-racial couple in segregation-era Tennessee; word has it that the First Family was dancing in the aisles by the end of the show). After the matinee, the family toured the Empire State Building, got cupcakes for snack at Magnolia Bakery (although our favorite cupcakes are still right here in DC at Georgetown Cupcake), and the had a late lunch at the Russian Tea Room with friends (definitely a high-brow invitation).

Monday saw them at a preview of The Addams Family musical (it opens this week and stars Broadway heavyweights Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth), and Tuesday was spent touring the neighborhood of Harlem and having BBQ at Dino-B-B-Q.

Wednesday was by far our favorite day on their itinerary: the First Tweens toured the set of Sesame Street in Brooklyn! Then they visited Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and had pizza at the famous Grimaldi's. Their vacation ended with a tour of the Statue of Liberty.

Phew - quite the tour! How did you spend your Spring Break? Ms Twixt and tweens enjoyed a stay-cation in DC during Week 1 and then got away for a last minute trip to the Outer Banks, NC during Week 2 (stay tuned for our review!).

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Lynnee said...

Wow - what a great agenda & impressive that you captured it all. They went to some of our favorite NYC places. I also love Magnolia - but have not yet tried Georgetown Cupcake for comparison.

MsTwixt said...

Thanks for your comment! We like Magnolia alright, but of the NYC cupcake joints, Crumbs tops our list. You MUST try Gtown Cupcake - SO GOOD!

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