One of the highlights was attending a performance of STOMP. Stomp is performed by eight dancers / percussionists who make music with everyday objects like brooms, newspapers, garbage cans, and even the kitchen sink! I had to smile as four of the guys came out wearing kitchen sinks on a chain around their necks, making squeaking noises with the yellow dishwashing rubber gloves they wore and the water in their sinks. Another highlight was the music they made with metal folding chairs...at that point my mother turned to me and said "I hope the kids in your Sunday School class never see this!" Having your class tap and bang their chairs like that would definitely be a teacher's nightmare, but it was sure fun to watch in a performance.
Another highlight was going to Harlem to hear a gospel choir perform. We stood in a long line with other tourists to get into the Sunday services of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, but didn't get in because of the crowds. Here's a photo of me in that line:
Finally, I spent a day at the American Museum of Natural History, which is an amazing place. I walked fast to try to see it all, but couldn't. I loved seeing a meteorite the size of a Volkswagen, which they found in Greenland in the 1800's when an explorer noticed that the Inuit indians there were using metal tools, even though there were no metal deposits there. They lead him to a place where there were 7 or 8 fragments of a huge meteorite...the largest weighs 34 tons and sits on special reinforced pilings in the museum there.
I've visited NYC 5 times and spent about a month sightseeing there over the past two years, but still feel like I've just scratched the surface. It's a unique, wonderful place.