Last weekend, I had the opportunity to attend panel discussions and tastings at the New York Wine and Food Festival. The event lasted four days with net proceeds going to charity organization, No Kid Hungry. As a special treat for my husband, I took him to a Steak and Whiskey event at STK. It was a fun and indulgent weekend.
This week I attended a presentation by Norwegian Cruise Line to learn more about the new ship coming to the cruise terminal in Manhattan. The Norwegian Escape will begin routes from New York in the spring. I was one of a lucky few that were able to preview the entertainment, food and drinks (thanks to Voli Vodka) that will be available on the ship. Along woth company executives, Norwegian Cruise Line partner–the rapper Pitbull was there to greet guests and share news about his work with the cruise line. He also emphasized their joint charitable work to help victims of the recent hurricanes. It was an event full of fun and good energy.
September was a fun, busy month. Now, school is back in full swing. I’ve returned to juggling presentations, previewing exhibits and attending events.
The most recent event was for a new not for profit called Rising Leaders Inc. It is a mentor program where young professionals are paired with youth and give them long-term guidance. Here’s a few images from their launch
August was a fun and busy month. I shuttled my son to/from camp during the week and made the most of the weekends. We traveled, went to local events and even celebrated my little one’s birthday.
Earlier in the month, we drove to Newport, Rhode Island to attend the annual jazz festival. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm. Everyone was in good spirits and the music was great! The Roots closed out the festival and had us on our feet dancing. I managed to get a sitter and went Gurney’s to see Questlove and have dinner at Scarpetta. So delicious and such a fun time–much needed.
When we returned, I started planning my son’s birthday celebration. Instead of a party, we chose to go to Play NYC, a video game convention. He was so excited to experience a space devoted solely to video games.
On “eclipse day”, we made pinhole viewers and packed a picnic. We sat in a nearby park with neighbors. The whole community came out with eclipse glasses and homemade viewers.
We closed out the month by kicking off the U.S. Open. Kids day is one of our favorite events to attend in the city. There were tennis activities and a concert of young artists. Arthur Ashe Stadium is such an amazing venue!
Now, we prep for the first day of school and a fun, busy fall!
July breezed by, beginning with a trip to the Hamptons. While my son sat and read, my husband and I stood on the crowded LIRR for three hours. It was well worth it. We visited with friends and my son ran and played with their kids for hours. We went to the beach, grilled our dinners and even made Smores with the kids.
I was rejuvenated by the end of the long weekend. I returned to the city to shuttle my boy around to camps, classes and playdates. When things get a little hectic, I just close my eyes and imagine the beach. Bring on August…
June was a month full of celebration. I had a birthday and a dear friend got married. I also traveled.
First, I went to Philadelphia for a baseball game with my son. We had a list of food items to try, like cheese steak, crab fries and Beilers donuts.
Then, we were off to Montreal in search of crepes, poutine and the Montreal bagel.
I’m already packing for our next outing…
The month of May has been a blur due to the flurry of events that I attended. First up, the Junior Committee event for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. I served on the event committee and it was a fun night at the Dream Hotel – Midtown with food, drinks, games and a silent auction.
Thanks to a friend, I attended a black tie event at Pier 60 for the New York Urban League. A part of the greater National Urban League, the organization has an impact on communitues of color ranging from educational programming to job readiness.
Last, I attended a fundraiser for my son’s school. I served on the committee for this special year, our long-time head of school is retiring. The event took place at the American Museum of Natural History. We had dinner under the whale and danced next to the dioramas.
Such fun and all for a great cause!