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Types Of Shows In New York City

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Types Of Shows In New York City

If you’re in New York and hoping to see a show, the choices are always numerous and diverse. Rather than purchase tickets for something you might be disappointed in, consider the different genres available. This will allow you to narrow down the options and spend a wonderful evening watching something that will suit your tastes and mood:

Musicals:

Broadway musicals have more depth than ever before. Featuring memorable music, choreography, costumes, and acting, the subject matter runs the gamut from hilarious comedy to stirring dramas. Consult NYC theater reviews to check out which ones audiences and critics are raving about and why. In addition to currently popular titles, you can also choose from revivals of classic shows and newer and sometimes less-well-known productions in off-off-Broadway venues.

Plays:

Although they don’t have the show-stopping numbers of their musical counterparts, Broadway plays are every bit as captivating and memorable. From comedies and tragedies to biographical and historical works, you’re bound to find something of interest. If you’re still having trouble deciding, consult a list of Tony Award nominees and winners that are currently in theaters to uncover the critics favorites for writing, acting, and direction.

Interactive:

If you’re in the mood to be a part of the action rather than just observing it, consider a more immersive event. Interactive productions are typically experiences that enable the audience to participate as actual characters in the play, answer the actors questions throughout the show, or even solve a scripted mystery. Ranging from elaborate narratives to stripped-down one-man solo acts, this often experimental theater is presented in venues ranging from smaller stages or warehouses to parks or even moving trains.

Whether you’re in the mood to laugh, cry, think, or tap your toes, the New York City theater scene has something for you. A little research before purchasing your tickets will go a long way to ensuring you have a great time.

AnkhorRed’s First Annual Bloggers Conference Highlights

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AnkhorRed’s First Annual Bloggers Conference Highlights

Hi everyone and happy Thursday! Today, we are going to discuss three of my favorite things from Lil Red’s trip to the Big City for my bloggers conference with Kate from Ankhor You. Obviously, I could go on for literal days on end about the BC, but I don’t want to give you guys FOMO on what was an amazing trip! I know, I know, I’m far too kind. Anywho, let’s get started:

1) The time spent with Kate:

Honestly, it really didn’t matter where Kate and I had our bloggers conference, because I’m confident that we could make any location fun. Cemeteries, dollar stores, the middle of nowhere – but given these options, I’m glad that we were in NYC! If you think that Kate is the coolest, sweetest, most fashionable girl on the planet based on her blog, just wait until you meet her in real life… BECAUSE SHE IS!!!!!!

Kate was always someone that I was impressed by and admired before I met her, but our BC just solidified that for me even more. Not only is she as genuine and kind as she is via her blog, text, and FaceTime in person but she really is a modern day Renaissance woman, as she describes herself on her page. As a writer/skater/yoga instructor/amazing human/fashionista, she takes Manhattan by storm, and does it all while walking literal miles per day in the fiercest outfits you’ll ever see.

Kate is a person who follows her dreams and achieves them in her own way and I think that everyone can take a note from that. From binging on Harry Potter to walking down Fifth Avenue and eating hella food, being with Kate was everything that I hoped it would be AND MORE. And you better believe I miss her like crazy!

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^^^ SHE’S ALSO SO PRETTY OMGGGGGG!

2) Skating at Rockefeller Center:

As I mentioned yesterday, Kate and I are both former skater girls, which is how we initially bonded. Then, upon talking further, we realized that we are basically the same person, lol good times. Anyways, I knew that after reminiscing with her constantly about skating, that going together during our BC was a necessity. Although the TWENTY-FIVE DOLLAR ADMISSION into Rockefeller was steep and, sadly, it is nowhere near as big as it is on TV and film, we had a blast.

It was so much fun to be able to skate around the rink and (cautiously) make our way into the center to do a few tricks when it was safe for us to do so. I love going skating with my friends and family, and even though I was so far away from Ohio, I felt right at home with Kate on the rink. It was so special to be able to share the ice with someone who genuinely appreciates it as much as I do. I’m looking forward to skating with Kate again hopefully soon, but maybe next time we’ll be in Ohio where admission onto the ice is free or way cheaper!

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3) Eating (literally) all the food:

Sigh. I go to NYC and instead of writing about sightseeing or all of the amazing places that we went to, I choose to write about food. But I like to eat, SUE ME FOR IT. Kate took me to all of her favorite places like Maison Kayser, Le Pain, BareBurger, and Bonjour Crepes & Wine. For four days in a row, we ate like queens and, although my wallet and waistband weren’t thanking me, my heart and stomach definitely were. #fatandhappy

Going to New York and experiencing all of the different options to eat at was incredible, albeit a little overwhelming! In Akron, Ohio, we do have some specialty restaurants, but for the most part, we have a lot of chain dining. Think, Applebee’s, the Olive Garden, TGIFridays, etc. Being in a location where literally every restaurant is a specialty one was insane! I’m so happy that Kate gave me options of places that she knew that I would like, because we probably would have spent a majority of our bloggers conference waiting for me to pick a place to eat!! I miss Kate like crazy, but I would be a liar if I didn’t say that I miss all of the food, too! 😉

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So there you have it, my highlights from AnkhorRed’s First Annual Bloggers Conference! And let it be known that I LOVE YOU, KATE!!!! What is one of your favorite things to do in New York City? What places are on your travel bucket list? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

NYC Fall Fun

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NYC Fall Fun

Hi everyone and welcome to my friend Adina’s contribution to my fall guest bloggers series here on lifewithlilred. Please be sure to check out her page linked here and give her some love! Adina’s post is all about fall activities to do in the Big Apple. This is a great read for any NYC natives, travelers, and day dreamers. Take a look:

NYC Fall Fun:

There is no greater time to visit New York City than the fall. The extreme summer heat is gone, the kids are back to school, and the city is as vibrant as she was during the summer. With that being said, here is a list of places to visit in New York City in the fall:

Central Park:

With the weather still comfortable but not unbearable, there is nothing like a picnic on a fall day. Nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts will love watching the leaves change and using the park’s natural layout as a workout space. With a variety of activities, including the Central Park Zoo, the Carousel, and playgrounds for the kids, Central Park has something for everyone.

Prospect Park:

Located in Brooklyn, with access to multiple train lines, Prospect Park has the same amenities of Central Park without needing to travel to Manhattan. The Prospect Park Zoo and The Lefferts Historic House will keep families entertained. Picnickers, nature lovers, and exercise junkies can have the same experience they would have in Central Park while staying closer to home.

The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens:

Located a block from The Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are a treat in the fall. In the midst of a changing borough, the gardens are a perfect retreat from the busy life outside of its gates. Visitors can stroll through the many gardens, catch a glimpse of the turtles and the coy fish in the lake, and visit the pavilions with the recreations of various environments. And if the visitor can wake up early on Saturday, admission is free before noon.

The Highline:

Imagine, if you will, that you want to take a walk on a cool fall day. You don’t want to go to Central Park, but the thought of staying home does not appeal to you. Why not try The Highline? Originally built in the 1930’s as part of the transit system, it was abandoned in the 1980’s until it was re-imagined as a public space a few years ago. It’s the perfect spot to read, enjoy a meal, people watch, or maybe just enjoy the view of the river.

Coney Island:

There is a reason Coney Island is called The People’s Playground. People from all walks of life have enjoyed Coney Island and made an abundance of memories there. The best time to visit Coney Island is in the fall. Just because the crowds have thinned out does not mean that there is nothing to do. Between the boardwalk, amusement park, aquarium, and more than enough places to eat, there is always something to do in Coney Island during the fall.

^^^ Thank you so much again to Adina for these amazing travel tips! For more fantastic reads, be sure to check out her blog! Where is your favorite place to visit in the fall? What is your favorite fall related activity? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah