Posted by Kevin G on Saturday, December 19, 2009
My wife and I are, in theory, off to New York City for the first part of this week. It's a trip that my wife's sister and significant other have bought us in honor of our 25th wedding anniversary. They're flying in from London, again theoretically, and we'll meet up at the airport.
Of course, this weekend of all weekends, the Northeast has a major snowstorm that's closing airports. We've already been informed by NWA that our flight has been cancelled for Sunday, and they've re-booked us for the following day. That shortens my first-ever trip to NYC from a 3-day trip to a 2-day trip.
Any advice from the banjo community about what to do with the now very-compressed time I'll be in New York City? Any music stores I absolutely should not miss? Folk music concerts?
I now have an extra day to plan.
My best wishes to all of you for a safe and happy Christmas week.
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @5:05:14 PM
1. Bring plenty money
2. Visit Mandolin Bros. on Staten Island
3. Check with Eddy Davis (Greenmeat on the HO)..he's the best jazz banjo player in NYC...if you can hear him live at the club he plays at in the city. No...it ain't bluegrass, but he's unbelievable.
4. Did I mention ...bring plenty money
Sunday, December 20, 2009 @6:25:05 PM
My wife and I enjoyed walking the pedestrian boardwalk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Go to the top of the Empire State Building. See the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall. Visit Times Square at night when everything is lit up. Go ice skating at Rockefeller Center.
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