Go to a tourist attraction in your hometown that you’ve never visited. Buy a postcard. Send it to someone you haven’t seen for over a year.
Can you recall the names of all your teachers from grade school? What teacher do you remember most? Why?
“Every Friday night, sometime between 5 and 6:15, I go over to my sister’s house for Shabbat dinner. I am always greeted at the door by my nephew, who gives me a strong embrace and lots of kisses. My niece, who is much more fickle, might give me a loving hug when I enter, or barely look my way. She makes you work for it. But this starts a 4-6 hour period where the rest of my world melts away, and is defined by a few key components: 1) Family, mostly in the form of two rambunctious, loving, brilliant children, whose self-absorption provides great relief to me; 2) Delicious food, cooked lovingly by my brother-in-law, who delights in cooking and the spectacle of food; 3) Ritual, from saying the three prayers, to brushing the kids’ teeth, to reading them stories, to giving them goodnight “pat” stories, to washing the dishes, to doing my laundry; and 4) Exhaling. On my drive home, I am a different person than when I arrived.” (Rob Gitin)
All the world’s a stage. But this Saturday, Griffith Park is our stage. Enjoy a full production by the Independent Shakespeare Co. of the Bard’s rarely produced play, The Winter’s Tale, outdoors in the park at 7pm. Even better, admission is free and no reservations required. Don’t forget to bundle up!
Now that we’re done spring cleaning (right?), what better way to spend a Saturday then to go shopping for new, old stuff to fill the space we’ve cleared. Located on a 40,000-square-foot schoolyard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, enjoy the wares and treats from 150 different vendors at the Fort Greene Flea. It’s a little bit vintage, a little bit hipster, and a whole lot of delicious food.