By C.J. Hirschfield
“I adore them,” says Patricia Hall of her 9- and 5-year-old granddaughters, Nia and Nylah, who live in Piedmont. An internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and NYU professor, Pat visits her “grands,” as she calls them, twice a year from her home in New York, and Children’s Fairyland is always on their itinerary.
“Sometimes we go every day,” she says. “It’s just a wonderful place to learn, explore, and most important—to have fun.”
Last year she and Nia and Nylah visited us during our Fairy Winterland holiday celebration. In our Reading Room, they saw our exhibits explaining Diwali, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Pat was very pleased that we’d acknowledged Kwanzaa, but, she said diplomatically, “I thought it could be more.”
She approached a member of our team and offered to create a display for the 2016 holiday. Needless to say, we happily accepted her offer.