This past weekend was pretty special – my mom came to visit for the long President’s Day weekend. It’d been almost a year since her last trek to the Mile Square City, so I arranged an agenda mixed with Hoboken classics and NYC staples.
We walked along the Hoboken waterfront Sunday afternoon and took in the sweeping views of Manhattan, Pier A, and Lackawanna Plaza. The forecast was in our favor, so we enjoyed a sunny afternoon in breezy 50-degree weather. It was fun for me to point out some of my favorite local restaurants, shops and landmarks along the way.
Eventually, we made our way into Times Square. We had tickets to the 6:30 showing of The Lion King on Broadway, which we were VERY excited about. We took some time for a nice Italian dinner at Paul’s on Times Square before the show. The food was delicious – I definitely recommend the margherita pizza.
After dinner we walked a few blocks to the Minskoff Theatre and took our seats for the show with a “Pridelands Sangria” and a “Zazu Zinger” (vodka + apple puckers + Sierra Mist). We sipped our cocktails as we flipped through our programs.
Not surprisingly, The Lion King was absolutely spectacular. Everything from the costuming, to the staging, to the singing and dancing was incredible. I was amazed by it all, but especially by the colors and costuming for each character. It’s safe to say it’s my new favorite Broadway show.
Monday was another gorgeous day of sunny skies and warm weather. We made our way to the Seaport District in the southern tip of the Manhattan island to explore. We popped in and out of shops before walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. It was such a perfect day for a stroll over this industrial wonder.
We spent the rest of the afternoon walking through Dumbo, a charming little neighborhood on the Brooklyn-side of the bridge. Our two last stops were Almar for lunch and West Elm for some shopping.
I am so thankful for such a great weekend with my mom – the woman who’s been my rock for my entire life and shaped me into the person I am today.
- Devin Weakland, Owner & Photographer, Mile Square Moments LLC