About the Bronx Blanket Fort in Blanka’s Bedroom and the Balloon Connection

We made a good-sized blanket fort in a bedroom on Archer Avenue in Mott Haven, Bronx. It was in Blanka’s room for a month. She puts on art shows and community events there. Check it out: bronxbbp.com. The fort was a lovely place to sit and think and talk.

the-kids-073

One day, we sent some balloons down onto the street, fishing for new friends. There was a little notecard attached to each one inviting people to come play in the blanket fort, and it said the address of Blanka’s place.

the-kids-095

One mysterious K.I.D., who went by many names, picked up a balloon and came upstairs to check out the fort and play for a while. He walked up the stairs to the third floor in his roller blades.

the-kids-099

Then he came back for the snack-a-thon/fort demolition party we had the following week and brought his friend.

the-kids-120

We got a bunch of good food at the West African Market around the corner, including delicious pillow bread (appropriately named) and salted fish.

the-kids-113

***

Ashley sent over this picture of her blanket fort in Texas. How cool is that? Let’s keep it going!

library-5489

Advertisements

Post a Comment

Required fields are marked *

*
*

%d bloggers like this: