Tanya's Daily Scoop Covering the West Coast & the World NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 8 DAYS
Who's going to the Super bowl?
I'm just ever so quickly bopping on here to say hey.
You'll never believe it but I've gotta run!
I'm on the go again (as per my usual) and have some errands to tend to before having the time to sit here and properly share some SCOOP with you all.
Good thing is that Elisa not only has a full and interesting column for you to read and check out but she also has a new edition of her new weekly series Elisa's Long Island and Travelin' 25! Be sure to check it out.
And then come back later for my DILLY DILLY.
Ciao 4 now, -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs CURRENTLY ON LONG ISLAND
Performing Arts Centers including John W. Engeman Theatre
Wow - does it feel like Monday! I'm not complaining since generally speaking, I love Mondays and the beginning of a new week.
But, today is one of "those" Mondays that is filled with "to do" after "to do", which precedes a very busy week.
So, let me tell you the skinny on my day. It starts with a doctor's appointment this morning. Then I have to head over to my attorney's office - I will tell you that getting divorced never really ends. I'll leave that and any venting I'd like to do, at that.
By the time I leave the lawyer's office, it will be time for the girls to be coming home and my afternoon is a great deal more exciting than my morning!! We have an incoming freshman reception at Gianna's new high school!!
The excitement in our home is palpable for this new chapter in all of our lives. I cannot believe I will have a high schooler next year! What's even more wonderful is that, in addition to loving the school she'll be attending, all of her friends from elementary school will be attending. What this means for mom is that I get to continue seeing and doing school events with the other moms I've known for almost ten years!
Gianna - a week before her 13th Birthday (c) travelincousins.com
A recap on yesterday's celebratory brunch with Aunt Ro... Why is it that the food in the NYC boroughs is so darn good?!! I have never had a bad meal.
Yesterday was no different than any other time, as we ate at one of our faves on 30th Avenue in Astoria - Via Trenta.
Via Trenta in Astoria, Queens on 30th Avenue (c) travelincousins.com
Everyone in our crowd except me was in the mood for lunch food. I went with a delicious frittata filled with wild mushrooms, taleggio and truffle butter.
My kids of course went Italian all the way - Kelsey with her usual pizza - and she loves Via Trenta's pizza! And Gianna opted for chicken parm with spaghetti.
Aunt Ro was the most healthy, as she chose the Branzino fish.
Wild mushroom and taleggio frittata (c) travelincousins.com
Chicken parm & spaghetti (c) travelincousins.com
Branzino Fish (c) travelincousins.com
Hazelnut ice cream (c) travelincousins.com
Aunt Ro surprised Gianna with a gorgeous bouquet of roses to congratulate her on her High School acceptance and scholarship!!
It was a super family day!
Gianna's Flowers from Aunt Ro (c) travelincousins.com
Long Island’s only year-round professional theater, casting its actors directly from the Broadway talent pool, the John W. Engeman Theatre will feature In The Heights in March - for which me and the girls will be attending!!!
Although I LOVE researching and writing about my neck of the wood - Long Island and the outer boroughs of NYC, this article in particular was truly illuminating!
High quality, local theatre options are so abundant, with something for everyone's entertainment tastes.
As I mentioned last week, as I was checking out the upcoming performances at the venues featured in this article, I came across several that piqued my interest, namely, one at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport. In The Heights is a show whose soundtrack Kelsey has become familiar with and listens to regularly. When I saw that there would be an engagement of this show, I immediately secured tickets for me and the girls.
Surprisingly, there were not many tickets left! I implore you to go through each of the 22 performing arts centers highlighted in this week's article - I know you will be pleasantly surprised at how many options there are locally!
And if you are planning a trip to New York, absolutely schedule in a lovely jaunt out to one of these "lesser known" venues for a day or evening of performing arts!!