So, What did YOU do this Chol Ha’moed?

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  • #590541

    bein_hasdorim
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    I know everybody had major plans for this Chol Ha’moed,

    however, where did you really end up going, or what did

    you really end up doing?

    I started by cooking up a storm in the kitchen, proceded to eat much

    of said storm, then realized I put on some weight, so went hiking,

    next day went shopping. Im going to concert on wed nite B”H.

    (will be the guy in the b_h tee shirt J/K!)

    #661865

    Jax
    Member

    bein_hasdorim: so who’s ganna be at the Wed. concert?!

    #661866

    haifagirl
    Participant

    Will this get past the mods? I went to a film festival 3 times. The first 2 times to see the free Charlie Chaplin movies. The 3rd time to attend a “master class” given by Elliott Gould. The Chaplin films were good, anyway.

    #661867

    mazca
    Member

    work, work, work….sadly, work

    #661868

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    I went to work.

    I went to school.

    I traveled the subways.

    I spent time in the library.

    I even managed to catch a few hours sleep.

    The Wolf

    #661869

    yossi z.
    Member

    well i have been spending time on the computer in the park ummmm on the computer oh! and i went bowling today

    #661870

    Anonymous

    I went to the circus. Not the usual, everyday circus I attend. A different circus. It was kind of a letdown for me.

    #661871

    HIE
    Participant

    i enjoyed my day yesterday at CLOVE LAKE PARK. It is located in staten island and it has a beautiful lake it has wonderful walking paths and biking paths with hills. Right next to it is also an ice skating rink. Also there is a kiddie park. Also there is place to play ball and basketball courts/baseball. Yesterday it was packed with frum people

    #661872

    NY Mom
    Member

    Clove Lake Park is also right near the Staten Island Zoo, which is a very nice small zoo with a wonderful petting zoo area. That is where I was yesterday with my family and we had a very nice time!

    #661873

    FunnyBunny
    Member

    ripley’s believe it or not, bowling and the best day so far- played monopoly with my siblings, about a four hour game!

    #661874

    HIE
    Participant

    NYMOM, where? clove lake or the zooo

    #661875

    NY Mom
    Member

    HIE: The zoo. And it was a lovely day for it!

    #661876

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    Monday: Apple picking in CT

    Tuesday: Collected seashells on the beach at Asbury Park, NJ

    Wednesday: Mrs. 72 and the jr. 72s went to the monsey Uncle Moishy YBC concert

    Thursday: (Plans) an undisclosed location along the Jersey shore for more shell collecting

    #661877

    mybat
    Member

    I stayed home for certain reasons…… My kids went today to a very nice farm with their grandmother and on Monday to a nice park.

    #661878

    pookie
    Member

    jersey gardens, manhattan, beach,

    #661879

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    Recover from childbirth 🙂

    Spent time with my grandfather, took the kids to a park etc. Nothing too exciting.

    #661881

    mybat
    Member

    Ooh! Pookie how was the shopping?

    #661882

    A600KiloBear
    Participant

    BS”D

    I played with a real, live 600 kilo bear and fed it three kiddushes worth of herring so it would not eat me.

    Then I gave a shiur on “Burning your sukkah for fun and profit” al pi nevelus birshus hatoire d’Chassidus Creedmoor.

    And if you believe that, I am also making kiddush on a four liter jug of zechs un ninetziger, straight from the hardware store, Simchas Torah night.

    #661883

    yoshi
    Member

    SJSinNYC, Mazal Tov!

    We were able to take off from work, school, and training, for one day to have a family outing! The zoo, park, and arts & crafts. Yay!

    #661884

    pookie
    Member

    mybat, boring

    #661885

    mybat
    Member

    Oh well pookie! I guess I get excited with American shopping cuz I don’t live there.

    #661886

    mepal
    Member

    Nothing to get excited about.

    #661887

    mybat
    Member

    Don’t burst my bubble!! 😉 for me its fun!

    #661888

    mepal
    Member

    Whoops, I think I misread you there. Disregard my previous comment.

    #661889

    bygirl31
    Member

    is is just me or did any of you learn that its assur to shop on chol hamoed?

    #661890

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    is is just me or did any of you learn that its assur to shop on chol hamoed?

    If so, then I’m in trouble, since I just went out and shopped for peppers, mushrooms, a cucumber, corn and Bacos for lunch. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #661891

    FunnyBunny
    Member

    bygirl13- if there is a sale going on that will not be available after yom tov, it is mutar to shop. there are a couple of other requirements that I cannot remember right now.

    wolf, lol!

    #661892

    NY Mom
    Member

    Today’s outing: The Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead (Long Island). Nice place, especially for little children. But a bit of a schlep from NYC.

    #661893

    mchemtob
    Member

    we jut got back from a 2 day trip to baltimorte 3.5 hours away but no need to pack food minyanim in abundance my kids loved the b&o railroad museum and the aquarium there is the best i’ve ever seen. well worth the schlep

    #661894

    mominisrael
    Member

    birchat Kohanim at the Kosel

    went around the Old City

    The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

    relaxed…ahhhhh

    #661895

    skates
    Member

    You are also allowed to shop if you will wear the piece of clothing on yom tov…so if u find a nice outfit to wear for simchas torah…then its allowed!

    #661896

    NY Mom
    Member

    No dolphins, but they do have a nice sea lion show, a really hands-on petting pool for stingrays (you can even feed them if you want!), and a very creative decor. They also had outdoor exhibits of otters and penguins. And even have diving with the sharks available – for a small fee of aprrox. $150, if you’re into that kind of thing!

    #661897

    mybat
    Member

    Uh…. Bygirl who said they went shopping? Pookie just said she was in jersey gardens.

    #661898

    mepal
    Member

    And even have diving with the sharks available – for a small fee of aprrox. $150…

    Seems like a bit of a ‘fee’ to me 😉

    #661899

    outoftowner
    Member

    Turtleback zoo 🙂 in west orange new jersey.. Free on tuesdays after 2… Met the whole world there.

    #661900

    NY Mom
    Member

    Mchemtob: Have you ever been to the aquarium in Camden, NJ? Baltimore’s aquarium is beautiful, but I was also really impressed by the one in Camden. It is on par with Baltimore, if not better!

    It is also a bit of a schlep from NYC, as it is just over the border from Philadelphia, but well worth it! (Just don’t venture around Camden itself, as that not a safe city.) And there is kosher food in nearby Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as, Philadelphia.

    #661901

    NY Mom
    Member

    mepal: I should have said “small” (in quotes), as I was being facetious and myself would consider this a colossal waste of money!

    #661902

    mchemtob
    Member

    nymom – no have never been to camden but thanks for the tip we were talking about a trip to cherry hill because there is kosher and it’s a jump to philly (I think) so now i’ll make note of the aquarium too thanks!!

    #661903

    NY Mom
    Member

    Mchemtob:You’re very welcome! Glad to be of help!

    One other point of interest: There is also a battleship docked near the Camden aquarium, and they allow visitors to walk through. I believe it’s on the NJ side. This may or may not be of interest to you, but thought I’d mention it.

    #661904

    mepal
    Member

    NY Mom: Oh. I thought you left out a dot and it should’ve been 1.50. lol.

    #661905

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    Thursday: Collected more seashells on the beach at Asbury Park, NJ.

    also… I went to Yeshiva Chol Ha’Moed each day with my three boys!

    #661906

    pookie
    Member

    mybat, im not a she i want with my family, its the girls day out

    #661907

    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    Wow! looks like you guys had a great time!

    It’s nice to see how creative we can get (mod 72)

    all the many different ideas that make us all unique.

    Jax: I went to the Avraham Fried/ Lipa Concert in Brooklyn College.

    Lemme tell you It was Awesome they were well prepared & although they

    have generally different styles they were very in sync & meshed well.

    there was also an extraordinary amount of humor between them.

    The yiddish speaking oilem chapped major hanohoh!

    A fried sang aleh katan dedicating it to Gilad Shalit,

    ending the song with a touching….

    “Tachzik Chazak, ~Gilad Shalit!”

    I’ll maybe give a whole drasha later about how much I enjoyed the Concert.

    mazca: sorry 2 hear! well at lest u didnt sit around doing nothing.

    SJSinNYC: Mazel Tov

    mominisrael: i’m soo jealous!

    #661908

    mybat
    Member

    Oops! Sorry pookie!

    #661909

    YW Moderator-72
    Participant

    It’s nice to see how creative we can get (mod 72)

    bein_hasdorim – it wasn’t so creative… It was loaded with yidden, we could have had a beautiful mincha minyon…

    #661910

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    bygirl13- if there is a sale going on that will not be available after yom tov, it is mutar to shop.

    Then I *really* in trouble. The things I bought (peppers, mushrooms, corn and cucumbers) were not on sale and will be available after Yom Tov. 🙂

    The Wolf

    #661911

    pookie
    Member

    mybat dont sweat it

    #661912

    Jax
    Member

    did lots of driving!

    bein_hasdorim: sure seems like ya enjoyed!

    #661913

    bein_hasdorim
    Participant

    “… It was loaded with yidden”

    Mod 72; i’m surprised 2 hear that. I wouldn’t think of collecting shells w/ the kids.

    #661914

    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Museum of Science & Industry. Would recommend to anyone, even though it gets a bit crowded.

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