Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One World Trade Center Construction Update

I visited New York for the first time since the spire was installed atop One World Trade Center. The skyscraper is currently lit up at night in patriotic red, white and blue and it is spectacular. 

Here is more info from Wikipedia:

Photos and Video: NYC Justice for Trayvon Martin March

Protesters took to the streets of Midtown Manhattan to march against the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.

I snapped some pictures and took video of the demonstrators marching down 33rd St. and making a right onto 7th Avenue by Madison Square Garden while I was waiting to take the Bolt Bus back to Washington, D.C.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Photos and Videos: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013

This year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. celebrated Hungarian heritage with traditional dancing, music, food and crafts. Other cultures from around the world were also celebrated.

Here are photos and videos:

Photos and Video: Smithsonian Innoskate 2013

Innoskate was a public festival hosted by the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center and IASC, celebrating skate culture’s widespread innovative spirit. The event took place on June 21st and 22nd at the National Museum of American History on the National Mall. Skateboard pioneers like Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullins donated artifacts from their careers to the museum's collection.

Here are photos and video from the historic event in Washington, D.C. celebrating the cultural legacy and innovative spirit of skateboarding in the United States.