Grab a Tour Guide and GO to The Museum at Eldridge Street

Chinatown is my family’s go-to spot when we are at a loss as to what to do on any given Sunday. We hop on the Q – hop off at Canal – and explore and eat and explore some more.  Which is why I can say with confidence that I have walked by the Eldridge Street Synagogue a bazillion times. But did my eyes cast a gaze or did I ever once consider the storied history of this landmark building that has been standing guard on Eldridge street for over 131 years!???

Get Your Inner Spy Self On at SPYSCAPE!

I am the target market for experience billboards. Years ago we were driving to the Grand Canyon and the husband privately prayed my eyes would not spot the giant billboard promoting Bearizona! His prayers were not answered. Of course we went to the drive-through zoo on our way to the Grand Canyon (Guess what? He loved it too and has since given up on trying to avert my billboard inspired explorations). If I see something that looks intriguing, fun or experiential we go. Such was the case when I saw the stark black and white signs all over LaGuardia airport announcing SpyScape…

Grab Your Group and TOUR The High Line

Like most New Yorkers I have walked The Highline numerous times.  While I have “done” The Highline, what I “did” was in a completely uninformed and clueless manner, scurrying by various historic landmarks and utterly missing the point of this resurrected gift to NYC. Going on a tour was a completely different experience…

Gussy up your Group and Go be AMAZED by Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic

I first caught wind of Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic when I stumbled across a group photo of a friend’s family at the show on social media.  The family looked so lovely all gussied up for the event and my friend’s words about the event were super complimentary. I was sold and immediately bought tickets, read on to find out why you should too…

Grab Your Group and TOUR the Apollo Theater in Harlem

Today I got to meet (and sing with) Mr. Apollo aka Billy Mitchell, the Tour Director/In House Historian/Apollo Ambassador, at the one and only Apollo Theater in Harlem. To say that Mr. Mitchell was a treasure trove of information regarding all things Apollo would be a woeful misrepresentation of the term. Billy Mitchell is a walking, talking embodiment of the Apollo Theater…

The Dinner Party

The other day my friend Jaime invited me and about 15 friends to a dinner party or rather: The Dinner Party. There was no food or drink and there was nowhere for us to sit, but it was a dinner party I will not soon forget…

Grab your group and TOUR the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Funny how us New Yorkers can travel here and there and visit cathedral after cathedral in various parts of the world, but turn our backs on an amazing cathedral right here at home.  If you have not yet been to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, I would recommend you get there…

9/11 Memorial and Museum

This week I visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in downtown Manhattan.  I am not going to go into detail about the memorial for a few reasons. Number one being: you should go there yourself.  Allocate a lot of time and bring a friend and some tissues.  Two:  It is personal and private how one reacts to this exhibit.  What I will do is offer planning tips for when you do follow my advice and see this exhibit for yourself…