New York City

4 Ways The Arts Can Help You Cope With End-Of-Year Stress

By |December 1st, 2019|

December is a busy time for many of us, regardless of our personal or spiritual beliefs. Around the world, people are planning to take time off, taking time off, working long hours in preparation to take time off, or juggling a little more than usual […]

Cyrano Strikes An Enchanting Chord

By |November 18th, 2019|

On Saturday, November 9th, good fortune smiled on me as I was lucky enough to win tickets to the new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac currently running at the Daryl Roth Theatre. The production had only opened two days prior, and given the star-power of […]

Lotus Moment: Down By The Cherry Lane

By |September 29th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: While on vacation during the final week of August, I took a moment to travel across the river for the history buff’s idea of fun: a walking tour. My tour of choice focused on the infamous Greenwich Village hosted by Free […]

A Return To Afropunk

By |September 16th, 2019|

You may recall 2 years ago I spent a day out at Afropunk for the very first time. And although I’m not a big fan of crowds and can never attend a music festival for more than one day, I had a really good time […]

Lotus Moment: Inside The Blue Bar

By |July 15th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: As you might recall, I mentioned in a previous post how this year marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of The Algonquin Round Table in New York. Well, I never thought I could afford to eat at the famed hotel […]

The Queer Liberation March: 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising

By |July 8th, 2019|

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1969. What most sources and some participants called a riot — but I prefer to call an uprising or rebellion because word choice is important — sparked what many […]

The Check In – This Is What Self-Care Looks Like To Me

By |June 24th, 2019|

Two weeks ago, I asked dear readers, “What Do You Consider Self-Care?” I mentioned that I was planning to gain a little R&R after a particularly hectic week for one of my current revenue streams. And that’s exactly what I did … in my own […]

Now That’s How You Do A Book Launch: Bohemian Manifesto Redux

By |May 6th, 2019|

I’ve never been one for crowds, cliques or entourages. Subsequently, I’ve never really been a part of a team that wasn’t a requirement for a school project, work assignment, community-organized event, or gym class. Being a part of a group or associated with a label, […]

A Lesson Lies In Ink

By |April 22nd, 2019|

On Wednesday, April 24th, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre will host the opening night of its premier British transplant and 2018 toast of the West End, Ink, by Olivier Award-winning playwright James Graham. As luck would have it, I managed to score […]

Melding Intensity, Chaos & Heart: Trainspotting Live

By |January 6th, 2019|

After much hemming and hawing about whether or not I’d be able to fit the show into my schedule (and wallet), I finally ventured across the Hudson to take in a singular performance of Trainspotting Live in NYC at the Roy Arias Stages – 777 […]