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Blog - Your weekly dose of joie deVivre.

“Yet this my comfort: when your words are done, My woes end likewise with the evening sun.”

We're relishing in the beautiful, long autumn that we've been having here in NYC. Here are some more ways to enjoy the next few days..

Treats & Eats

1. Astoria favorite, Sac's Place, is hosting their 17th Annual Pig Roast on Thursday, November 5th 7:30p-11p. Tickets include famous Sac's antipasto, sides, desserts, and of course - baby piglet! Pig roasts are just one of the many Italian cultural specialties - "Porchetta is in fact of such importance, particularly in central Italy, that it was selected by the Italian Ministero delle Politiche Agricole, Alimentari e Forestali as a “prodotto agroalimentare traditional”, or a “traditional agricultural-alimentary product”, one of a list of traditional Italian foods held to have cultural relevance". 

2. Oktoberfest may be over, but Cider Week is just beginning! With events all over the city from Nov 6th-15th, there's sure to be something that piques your interest. "Cider is another old beverage renewed in our day. It was made, stored, and consumed all over the U.S from early times. But eventually, Temperance politics and Prohibition ended legal sales. Apple growers had to replace their cider orchards with “Apple Pie orchards”. Bitter, sour, weird apples that could make great cider lost all value in the States." 

Sights & Sounds

1. This week all I want to do is go to the park and play in the leaves, but when I'm tired, I want to come indoors and check out one of these awesome performances. This Sunday 8th at 5pm dynamic composer-performer collective NOW Ensemble’s will be performing at the coolest new venue in Brooklyn; National Sawdust in Williamsburg. Their music straddles the line between contemporary classical and indie rock. With an unusual instrumental lineup of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass, and piano, this innovative ensemble is passionate about making 21st-century chamber music and bringing classical music to new audiences. RSVP here and get there early to procure a seat.

2. For some more cuwtcha, I'll be seeing The Comedy of Errors.  This uproariously funny comedy will tour the five boroughs followed by a limited three-week engagement at The Public as part of The Mobile Shakespeare Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City.  Mistaken identity leads to delightful mayhem in the Bard’s classic play about two sets of twins separated by stormy seas. When one pair dares to trespass into a foreign city to find the other, the comedy of errors begins and the long-lost brothers must overcome wrongful imprisonment, angry wives and hilarious confusion on their journey to a joyful reunion. 

As always, if you'd like our help planning your weekend, or booking tickets, let us help!