Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tribeca Film Festival 2019

Arriving in DUMBO on Wednesday night to return the pups to their rightful home, it is nice to be on familiar ground in Brooklyn. On Thursday afternoon I arrive in Tribeca and make a bee-line for Edward's for my traditional soup and wine lunch as sustenance to begin Tribeca Film Festival. With time to kill I stop in to Reade Street Pub and spend a little quality time with old friends. Continuing the Tribeca circuit, a stop at Tribeca Grille for a snack and a drink proves to be entertaining when a man is escorted out when the bartender stops serving him and he's not having it. The best is his companion's sheepish re-entry to retrieve his coat. Then I make my way to BMCC for a Tribec Talks panel where Guillermo Del Toro is interviewed by Alec Baldwin. The insight, humor and film chat is very exciting. Del Toro is a charmer and tells a good story. O the way back to DUMBO I stop in to The Patriot to say hi to Patience and call it a day. Thanks for the fun Tribeca.

Friday morning I make my way to South Street Seaport and score a  Broadway ticket at TKTS. Sliders at Fraunces Tavern fit the bill for lunch. I always feel like I'm in "the room where it happens" when I am in this historic place. I make my way back up to Tribeca and kill some time at Tribeca Tavern which is near the venue for my Film Festival event today. The Queen Cooperative presented a discussion of film making with Dee Rees, Queen Latifa, B. Monet and Haley Elizaabeth Anderson. It was interesting, heartfelt and inspirational. Smart, strong talented people advocating for the creative process.

Despite the rain, I made it to Lincoln Center where I was seeing My Fair Lady at the Vivian Beaumont theater. What a show! Laura Benanti was in the role of Eliza and she was amazing! Lincoln Center is a sparking jewel full of culture and excitement. Wonderful night of theater.

On Saturday Liza, the kids and I went to Almar for brunch. Delicious as always. Liza and I wandered through the Open Studios in DUMBO. It's always nice to see what the artists are doing in her neighborhood. We had dinner at Superfine and felt very satisfied with our day.

I headed out early Sunday morning so that I could stop in NJ to see Patty & Herb at their new home at Atria Assisted Living. It is a beautiful place and they seemed happy to be there. Clean, safe and lots of kind, helpful people. A stop at GW Carson's Burgers finished off my adventures with a delicious meal before I get home.

All in all, a fun New York adventure. Thanks for the fun Tribeca Film Festival!

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