This summer, I have made a point of trying to get to some of the local events near us that I usually end up skipping because of the busyness of farm life. We aren't too far from Saratoga Performing Arts Center, so I took the two little ones to the New York City Ballet! They have lawn seating, which is not only kid-friendly but also free for kids under 12! For just $15, we saw four different ballets (and some of my favorite, amazing dancers!)
Last night, F and I went to Farm to Ballet. This is a very neat project in Vermont that brings ballet to many different farms around the state. Each performance raises money for a different local non-profit. The ballets are farm-themed (and even use farm materials as props--like the remay and irrigation pipe salad greens in the photo above). We're actually going again next weekend when my sister and her kids visit (different farm, different fundraiser).
(I apologize to my instagram friends who have seen some of these photos already.)