When I am out and about, I often take photos with every intention of writing a blog post about it or posting on my Instagram. Sometimes life slips past and I have still yet to post the photos. So, these are a little late in the game, I know, but wanted to share a few shots from a weekend I spent going to the Metropolitan … Continue reading Museum Weekend: the Met and Noguchi
As many of you know, I have a soft spot for Beacon, NY, nestled away along the Hudson River about an hour and a half from the city. In May, I went up for the “Beacon Open Studios” event which promised an insiders look into artists’ studios throughout the town. While we did see a few actual studios, the day was more a chance for … Continue reading Review: Beacon Open Studios 2017
Most New Yorkers have heard of Shakespeare in the Park, meaning the big festival in Central Park. I have had the fortune of attending performances the past two years and they were both spectacular. But a far fewer number have heard of or attended the free uptown iteration in Marcus Garvey Park. Not only does this company’s productions rival the renowned Public Theater’s shows, but … Continue reading The Scottish Play Strikes Harlem
My home for two years, Washington Heights holds a special place in my heart. Here are my favorite things, written as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to visit or move to this wonderful neighborhood. Continue reading What to do in: Washington Heights
For under $50 a day, the historical highlights and culinary delights of Philadelphia. Continue reading What to do in: Philadelphia on a Budget
Originally written and published on Uptown Flavor, 7/24/2015 This summer’s uptown iteration of Shakespeare in the Park brought The Tempest to the island of Hispaniola. I have attended the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s summer Shakespeare productions for the past three years and I hope to see next summer’s production. I have absolutely loved everything I have seen with the company thus far and am continuously … Continue reading The Tempest storms through Harlem
I am back in my home state and have finished getting settled in. I truly love New York and I am glad to be back. I’ve missed the parks, the culture, and variety of vegetarian food options! Not to mention the quiet. I never thought I would say that! Yes, New York City with all its crowds and cars is quieter than Santo Domingo. In Santo Domingo, cars honk, motorcycles weave through the traffic to get to the front, vendors shout about their wares (Aguacate! Aguacate y guineo!!), and merengue blasts. In New York, there is a quiet hum that covers all — cars whooshing by, people talking on their phones or to eachother, but overall the sounds are not disruptive. I reveled in it yesterday.
When my friend from Italy, who I met in Santo Domingo, told me he would be stopping through New York City for a day and a half en route back home, he posed me with the question that makes every New Yorker question all that is dear: What should I do in New York? Continue reading “What to Do In: New York City almost for Free (Essentials!)”