First up: A Dexter promotional event at Grand Central Station. We always keep our eyes peeled for Dexter events around season premiere and finale times, as we've been to some very cool Dexter events here in years past (including watching the finales of Season 4 and Season 5 with free cocktails and members of the cast!). We heard they had a little setup at Grand Central on Thursday, so we wanted to stop by.
It was pretty fun, in fact. They had a lot of Dexter-inspired artwork posted, including a portrait of Dexter and Deb made out of trash bags. They had Dexter-themed cupcakes and cake from Magnolia Bakery. There was a lounge area set up where you could watch previews of this season of Dexter (and other Showtime shows), and they even had a photo booth where you could have your picture taken on Dexter's table! We all know how I love to play the part of Dexter's victim, so I was all about it.
Dexter and Deb made out of trash bags
A sampling of the Dexter art
Eric and Ellie watching the trailer for the new season
Eric on Dexter's table!
My turn! I clearly missed my calling as an actress.
After spending time with our favorite fictional serial killer, we walked over to Bryant Park for Wool Uncovered, a festival celebrating - what else? - wool. They even turned the Bryant Park lawn into a sheep pasture, and the fountain was overflowing with wool instead of water. Ellie had dressed the part in a new sweater my mom bought for her, and we spent some time admiring the sheep that were just hanging out in the middle of Manhattan.
This girl is ready to see some sheep.
Sheep in Bryant Park!
Eric and Ellie celebrating wool
Checking out those crazy sheep
By the woolly fountain
Clearly, however, NYC excitement can be a bit much for a wee lass as Ellie lost her battle against sleep on the train ride home:
We're going to have to teach her to pace herself!