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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

  • theatre and Concerrts

    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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92nd Street Y’s annual street fair — Stuffiness dispelled

The emphasis this year seemed to be away from the theatre and more towards international awareness. We didn’t find a single theatre booth but we did look in at many of the 22  booths representing countries from around the world. Of course, the Y’s own craft, dance and art classes, together with its extraordinary music and literary offerings got the top billing.

The event was partially sponsered by Fairway Supermarkets who have recently opened up a new store on 86th street on the east side. The Fairway booth sported a spinning wheel like a miniature Wheel of Fortune. Ethel immediately stepped up and won a $20 gift card!  Amusingly,  as soon as Ethel received the card, the wheel was whipped away and replaced with the $20 slot pasted over!

The multi-ethnic street food booths were out in force as usual.

Pottery forming is tricky . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . .and often escapes control!

Ice cream intermission

Dancers' dramatic finish

Exotic dancers. Front . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . and back

Fair beauties . . . . .

Even braces are glamerous!

Serious vegetable carving

Ethel bargaining at the roast corn stall

Bargain struck

Burning HOT!




2 Responses

  1. Great pictures. The dancers were beautiful.

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