I had a most enjoyable — and unusual — experience last weekend. For my birthday a couple of weeks ago, John gave me two tickets to Bargemusic, New York City's floating concert hall.
This concert venue is a 100-foot-long renovated steel barge that has been turned into an intimate wood-paneled room. Excellent acoustics, lovely views of lower Manhattan, and the gentle sway of the East River made this chamber music concert quite memorable.
The 1899 barge, now moored at the foot of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, once carried sacks of coffee for the Erie Lackawanna railroad. Today, its cargo is beautiful music.