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Everyone appreciates that one of the major draws to this city is theatre. Most think of Broadway. As I’ve mentioned before, I have been to some interesting theatres here, and many are nowhere near “Broadway.” From Wikipedia: Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, are theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in the Manhattan borough of New York City.
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Add to that a great weekend in Asbury Park! A friend from 4th U VDay kindly and generously offered me her heaven on earth for a weekend getaway. I really want to explore this part of my world while I’m here, so I jumped at the invitation. Hoping to run into Bruce (Springsteen) and his wife Patti, I was enamored of this sweet, gritty (but making a comeback) beachside town. Walking along the Boardwalk and picking up some lovely trinkets, enjoying the beach, the sights, and a wonderful dinner at McLoone’s was for my soul. My friend’s beautiful garden was the perfect place to study for my CPR class. And, her cousin graciously treated me to a dinner at a sweet tavern, Clancy’s. Another fast and furious trip home to Milton allowed me to spend precious time with Mom, and see Family at a Cousins’ High School Graduation Party.
Yet another lovely afternoon had me in Midtown with my NYC Friend and her Friends to thoroughly enjoy the Merce Cunningham Trust Fellowship Workshop performing “Roaratorio, An Irish Circus on Finnegan’s Wake” which was choreographed to a large- scale musical score composed by John Cage. Really interesting, excellent, and free! (It is a fallacy that you must spend a lot of $ in NYC to enjoy it.)
Mixed in to the craziness I am training to become a Greensward Guide for the Central Park Conservancy. Central Park has become such a
special haven for me, my new heaven on earth. I look forward to giving back in my small way. The training is intense and arduous, but so worth it, as I continue to learn so much. We were given a “Scavenger Hunt” to pursue. It took me a full day and a half roaming the Park. I was delighted to have that diversion on a picture perfect Father’s Day. (A day that would have a bit tough to bear without such a wonderful exploration.)
up party for Food Film Festival at Home Town BBQ in Red Hook, wine dinner (at Sojourn) as well as my music nights, seafood cookout meeting interesting new people with whom I share acquaintances (the small world/six degrees of separation never ceases to amaze and thrill me), dinner at the home of new friends with magnificent views over looking the whole West side!, walks in the Park, my Womens’ Writing Group, Philosophy class with new dear friends nourish and sustain me. I am so very grateful!