Friday, December 31, 2010

NYChar Countdown to 2011 Adventure!

UPDATE: What a fun day!!  Thanks to Michelle S. and Cameron L. for joining me - we had an awesome time!  While we didn't get to everything on the list, we did do most of it, and some were replaced with other unexpected things to see as well (like the Three Faith exhibit in the NY Public Library - what a pretty building, btw!).  Enjoy 2011!

Come one, come all to the 2011 Countdown Adventure today, to celebrate the last day of 2010 and welcome the new year!  

These are 10 spots around NYC to stop by to take a photo that features 2011 in a creative way.  It is very holiday focused, because I didn't get to see much of it while I was home, but the locations are also significant for other memorable events that happened this year (like the Hot Chocolate Festival @ City Bakery, Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park, monthly dim sum excursions, etc: ).  It's not meant to be all inclusive; just a way to bring 2011 into some of our fave places in NYC, so there's sure to be surprises along the way.  Bring your camera!  It's mostly free, and it definitely won't be more than $20.11! 

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RULE: At every stop, someone has to take a photo that represents 2011 in some way.  We'll put all the photos together at the end!

10. Dim Sum @ Jing Fong (Elizabeth St, off of Canal; N/Q/R/W or 6)
9. Drink the best hot chocolate @ City Bakery (18th St and 5th Ave; N/Q/R/W or 6)
8. Toot toot! Holiday Train Show @ Grand Central Terminal, closes at 4p (42 and Lex; 4/5/6)
7. Stroll in Central Park and check out the "Wreath Interpretations" exhibit (Arsenal Bldg, 3rd F - 64th and 5th Ave, closes at 5p; (212) 360-8163) 
6. Gingerbread House Competition at Le Parker Meridian (56th bet 6th and 7th; F) 
5. NY Public Library - Christmas tree in the main lobby (5th and 42nd; B/D/F/M)
4. Bryant Park Holiday Market and Christmas Tree (40th bet 5th and 6th; B/D/F/M)
3. Free smell at Magnolia Bakery (49th and 6th; B/D/F/M)
2. Rockefeller Christmas Tree (Rock Plaza, bet 49th and 50th; B/D/F/M)  
1. Countdown to 2011!


Sunday, December 26, 2010


I love this time of year, especially to take another moment to be thankful for all of God's blessings: great friends, good health, the opportunity to dance and live in NYC...and so much to look forward to in the new year.  I'm truly amazed how things work out so perfectly (in His timing: ), and I'm excited about more adventures ahead.  Now, I know I've been a little MIA on NYColor since I'm focused on dancing now, but I hope to still share new experiences with yall, whenever possible.  I'm still around - we'll get together again soon: )

In the meantime - enjoy this time, this very moment, and start each day looking forward to whatever is to come; life is a beautiful thing, full of surprises, and I think everything works out for the best - or at least I hope we can always see things that way.  I've found it to be true so far: ).

I wish you peace, warmth, and lots of love this season!!