Sunday, March 29, 2015

Out past twelve

I've been parental for enough years that it's easy to forget about your old life of going out spontaneously when someone called with something fun to do. I heard Jonny Rosch sing a song during my friend Lisa Maxwell's gig at the Hasting Station Cafe and became a fan. He played last night in Peekskill at the Hudson Room (which was hopping with activity).

Blood Sweat and Tears were playing next door at the Paramount and some of the band joined in and rocked the house with their fantastic horns just 20 feet from our seats. Jonny assembles a great bunch of players through his many musician friends, and with the addition of special guests- be prepared for a surprise or two....

Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Orchid Wonderland in the Bronx

There is the most amazing greenhouse located in the New York Botanic Gardens- it's a popular attraction that is home to an annual orchid display designed to dazzle the eye. Last year's effort left me wanting more, but this year's installation of orchids from all over the world arranged and combined with other equally mesmerizing plant material made the visit a welcomed respite from the grimness of this lengthy winter. We were plunged in to warm temperatures, moist air and fragrances that transported us elsewhere. A wonderful excursion and not to be missed!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Few at a Time (Wednesday)

3 from around here and 1 from away. (guess which one!)