Mental Health Day in NYC

Posted on 15. Dec, 2010 by in Blog

I took the staff for a quintessential high- and low-brow experience in the Big Apple.

We saw a once in lifetime exhibit of the most famous of all early American photographs: Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand. It was inspirational to us all to view the great photographs that were taken in the early part of the 20th century. I was particularly interested in Stiegliz’s photos of Georgia O’Keefe and of Steichen’s photo of the Flatiron building. The technique of creating these photos is long gone, but these masters made photography an important art form for future photographers. Their subject matter, composition, and use of light was is what artists strive for. Delicious is the word that describes the experience.

We also saw several other exhibits — the renovated American Wing; Impressionist and Modern art wings and of course the seasonal Christmas tree and one of kind ornaments and creches. There is never enough time to see all, but we were pretty “arted” out.

Next we went to Rockefeller Plaza to see the famous Christmas tree and be tourists. It was very cold, but we braved the elements to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral across the street. It sure lifted our spirit.

Under the Tree at Rockefeller Plaza

Onto Radio City Music Hall to see the Christmas Spectacular show featuring the Rockettes. Lots a fun. If you haven’t been there to see the show, I highly recommend you do it once. Bring the family, aunts and uncles also. It was 90 minutes of fun and fantasy. Great show.

Finally, I took everyone to the Stage Deli, a hangout for Broadway actors. I was dying to have a Chocolate Egg Cream along with other great deli food. All of us dived into the fare enjoying the loads of calories that comes with knishes, matzo ball soup, brisket, tongue, cheese cake, etc.

By the end of the day, it was great seeing the staff have a smile and youthful bounce. We all need mental health days, and this one was long overdue. You should treat yourself to the same.

Happy Holidays


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