On a beautiful, warm, sunny morning in Greenwich Village parents and children gathered on Friday to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016 at P.S. 3. In typical downtown style the casual, colorful dress of parents, teachers and students lined up for seats while some who expected to have to stand during the ceremony had a bite at the Hudson Diner or Oscar’s. As it turned out it wasn’t necessary to get on line because there were seats for everyone.
In an attempt to behave less like an irresponsible drunk adolescent and more like a responsible drunk adult, I’ve been following some of my favorite performers to new and immersive venues, my favorite being the Django. The performers I followed there were the incomparable Brian Newman Quintet, and I know anyone they choose to relinquish their stage to will be fantastic in their own right.
Several years ago there was an ad campaign for Levy's Rye Bread plastered all over the subway. A smiling face and a loaf of bread beckoned us to try their new product, proclaiming, “You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's Rye Bread!”