Thanksgiving with family and a visit to Naples, Florida

Last week I had a wonderful Thanksgiving, visiting my mom in Central Florida for a sumptuous meal.  We had turkey, ham, risotto, deviled eggs, sweet potato casserole, delicious roast vegetables, cheese rolls, lovely dressing and so much more.  My mom will live off the left overs and share them with her neighbors for some time … Continue reading Thanksgiving with family and a visit to Naples, Florida

Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival

Recently I saw a performance of the Boo! Short Play Festival at The Players Theatre in Greenwich Village.  It was an interesting batch of plays in a seasonal festival.  A little uneven and somewhat odd selections for a "scary" festival. I really went to take in the efforts of several Polaris North members putting together … Continue reading Players Theatre Boo! Short Play Festival

Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review

Last Sunday my favorite (and closest) park in New York City hosted the annual Medieval Festival.  It was terrific.  Lots of good festival food (a few years ago they added beer and wine), many performance stages, demonstrations of blacksmithing and sword making, multiple themed booths selling baubles and beads, knights jousting, a live chess game, … Continue reading Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival review