Midsommar Celebration NYC

Yesterday, the Swedish Consulate in NYC hosted a Midsommar Celebration in Battery Park City, downtown Manhattan. dievca biked down after work to see the chaos.  According to her friend, it was quite similar to what goes on in Sweden for Midsommar. Singing, dancing, eating, drinking while wearing floral crowns. A celebration of the Earth, topped off with the raising of the phallic Maypole (something about balls and a cock piercing Mother Earth. etc.)

It was too crazy to try to get food, so a bodega further uptown offered simple fair and the Hudson River offered a spectacular view.

Today, dievca is working and then heading out to watch the Germany/Sweden World Cup game. Afterward. dievca is hosting a small cocktail party for her visiting friend.

Have a fabulous, close to Midsommar Saturday. 🥂🥃🍸🍺

Photos: dievca 06/2018 Battery Park

Bachata at Bryant Park

Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically. The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat.

Throughout the Summer, in NYC, there is live music and dancing at various venues:
Lincoln Center, Bryant Park,  Meatpacking District , the High Line, etc.

dievca’s Home Opener for summer dancing was in Bryant Park: Bachata

Since dievca is on the “free” WordPress Plan, she had to convert her video to a gif and lost the sound.

The Bryant Park offering was free and had a lesson before the heavy dancing began. Yes, a lot of people with Latin roots came out to dance, but there was a strong showing from the Asian population and more. dievca opted for a glass of Rosé with a friend during the class and hit the dance floor afterward. Inexpensive fun!

(click if you want to see a demo of bachata)

On a side note: the public bathrooms at Bryant Park have been renovated and are insanely nice….so if you are caught out in NYC and need to go — make sure you are around NYC Main Public Library to use the “Taj Mahal” of public bathrooms.


Walk with me in my ‘hood…


Photo: dievca NYC 05/2018

sono pronto

dievca’s local

Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Prosciutto, Arugula, Shaved Parmigiano

It was a long day, but dievca is ready now!

Photos: dievca 04/17/2018 NYC westside

&…the week begins


Wishing you a good one.
XO
~dievca

Photo: dievca NYC 2014

Heartbeat of the City


NYC Marathon 2017: doubt you will see this…


Interesting concept – less sweaty clothes to wash.

dievca was a sprinter.
The last distance race dievca ran was a 1/2 Marathon where they handed her a bottle of wine at the finish. A decent time and a bottle of wine wasn’t enough to talk her into doing it, again.

Master? he’s into other workouts these days.
Ah, well.

Weather looks good – a touch cloudy.
It’s a tough course.
Good Luck, Runners!

Course Map