Things to Do in New York City: Spring 2024 | NYCeCe

Welcome to the NYCeCe series—a glimpse into the vibrant life of yours truly, CeCe Olisa, in the bustling metropolis of New York City! Join me as I take you on a journey through the city streets, sharing all the fun, food, and fabulousness that NYC has to offer. From my favorite hidden gem eateries to the trendiest shops and everything in between, get ready for an insider’s look at life as a real New Yorker. Whether I’m exploring the latest hotspots, indulging in delicious bites, or simply soaking up the energy of the city, there’s never a dull moment in the Big Apple. So, come along and discover the magic of NYC through my eyes—it’s bound to be an adventure you won’t want to miss! 🗽🌟

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Spring 2024 What to See on/off Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors

Looking for something to do in New York City? Consider a magical evening in the heart of NYC at the West Side Theater, followed by dinner at The Purple Tongue. A friend and I had the pleasure of catching a performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Westside Theater, and let me tell you, it was an absolute delight! The energy, the talent, the sheer joy radiating from the stage—it was so much fun.

And let me tell you about a special treat: Camryn Hampton stepping into the role of Audrey as the understudy for Evan Rachel Wood. It was a beautiful reminder of the incredible talent and versatility within the theater community. Plus, seeing a Black Audrey and a white Seymour added an adorable dynamic to the classic storyline. I couldn’t help but hope that theaters will continue to embrace color-blind casting, not just for understudies, but as a standard practice.

But the magic didn’t end there! Corbin Blue, yes, THE Corbin Blue, led a captivating conversation with the cast about the experience of being Black in theater today. As a longtime New Yorker, I’ve witnessed the slow but steady shift in the industry’s perception of Black actors, and it’s truly heartening to see progress being made. Hearing the actors share their hopes and dreams for the future left me feeling inspired and hopeful.

 

My preference is to always have dinner after a Broadway show instead of before. This gives you an opportunity to debrief and chat about the show, its nice to hear everyone’s thoughts. NYCeCe Pro Tip: the post-show rush in Manhattan is typically less hectic than the pre-show dinner rush. After the show, we stumbled upon the charming Purple Tongue Wine Bar & restaurant, conveniently located right across from the theater. Despite its unassuming exterior, this cozy spot stole our hearts with its big personality and even bigger flavors. I indulged in the most delectable polenta and braised short ribs, paired perfectly with a glass of wine from their impressive selection. It was the ideal way to unwind and savor the post-show buzz.

If you’re in search of a lovely night out in NYC, look no further than this unforgettable combination of theater magic and culinary delights. Trust me, it’s an experience that wont let you down! 🌟✨

Spring 2024 New York City Date Night Idea

Looking for a fun and unique NYC date night idea? Look no further than the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Brooklyn! 🌟 Channeling similar vibes to bowling but with its own twist, shuffleboard is the perfect activity for a laid-back and entertaining night out. Plus, it’s super low-impact, making it accessible for all skill levels. After working up an appetite on the courts, head over to a nearby Mexican restaurant like Siempre to grab dinner and keep the fun going. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or trying shuffleboard for the first time, this date night is sure to be a hit!

 

Spring 2024 New York City Birthday Brunch Idea

Looking for the perfect NYC birthday brunch spot to celebrate your favorite girl? Look no further than Zouzou! 🎉 Gather your close homegirls and head over to this charming eatery for a birthday lunch you won’t soon forget.

Start off your celebration with the little gem salad, featuring a delightful touch of grapes that adds a burst of flavor to every bite. 🍇 Then, dive into some of the top-rated dishes on the menu according to Yelp. From the mouthwatering Moroccan-spiced lamb burger to the savory shakshuka and the indulgent avocado toast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

And don’t forget to make the birthday girl feel extra special by picking up a fresh spring bouquet to brighten up the table and add a touch of elegance to the occasion. 🌸✨ With delicious food, great company, and beautiful blooms, Zouzou is the perfect spot to toast to another fabulous year of life. Cheers to your favorite, birthday girl! 🥂🎈

 

 

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