• Upcomimg Trips

    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
  • theatre and Concerrts

    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.



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Psst! There is a “speakeasy” on Fifth

Complete with  with bright young flappers and the imbibing of alcohol, the Museum of the City of New York, has turned its forecourt into a “speakeasy” for the last few Wednesday evenings. A stroke of genius. Alas the series ends next Wednesday. Couples, dressed for the part, danced to 1920’s music all night with complete abandon–with perfect coordination, they did their super-fancy footwork with such ease and joy of movement that all those who had never learned to dance or had lost their flexibility, died with envy.

These still pictures couldn’t do the dancing  justice. I did take a clip or two with my little Handicam and if I find a way to post it here , I will.

We joined up with a couple of interesting New Yorkers, Jan and Cathy, and they kindly drove us home  afterwards. 

Preparing for the start

Filling up

The band sets up

The Singer

The Saxophoniist

1920's Style

Dancer supreme

Serious concentration

Ethel was there

Partners for the dance

Envious, maybe, but, by no means, out of the game

Confident performer

A critical eye or two

The dance went on into the night

The only concession I could make to the proceedings was my old cap worn at a rakish angle


4 Responses

  1. How fun!! Lovely pics, Ben!

  2. Bonnie. You both would have loved it. The interacting crowd spontaneously enjoyed the feeling of kinship, and nostalgia for a time when life was very much simpler. Many friendships were struck that evening.

  3. Beautiful photos. You and Ethel fit right in!

  4. Valerie. Ethel and I did. in fact, do a little surreptitious shuffle in the late evening–In the dark and at the back so that no one could really see our footwork. Ethel’s wounded foot stood up to it very well.

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