My volunteer stint continued at The Celebration of Whimsy aka The C.O.W. While I didn't stay for the show, the venue and neighborhood are well worth exploring.
On Wednesday I used a ticket bought through Theater Development Fund to see what is definitely my favorite show to date Waiting for Waiting For Godot at The Kraine Theater on the East 4th Street Arts Block. It was also fun to post my Facebook status as Waiting for Waiting for Waiting for Godot!
The Krane is across from Cucina di Pesce, a neighborhood restaurant that I first started going to with my parents way over 20 years ago. Great place but I decided to try nearby Mighty Quinn's barbecue around the corner. Loved it! Reasonable prices and choices. Had the pulled pork but I shall return.
Thursday I volunteered at Jimmy's No. 43 for two shows. The Carrie Diaries were filming up the street.
I saw Free Desiree, an excellent one woman show about growing up Black in the early 70's and I am sorry I didn't stay for My Worst Year. Then maybe I would have had one of the great hamburgers that Jimmy's starts serving at 6.
I've enjoyed my volunteer stints so much that I have signed up for a few more over the weekend.
It is fun to meet the staff, see the venues, hand out will calls, give street directions and publicize the festival to innocent bystanders who happen to pass by. I thought that I would not be able to see many Fringe shows this year because I had 6 days of private tour work and a visit to my father in Arizona during the early part of the festival.
I spent Thursday morning giving a private tour of Central Park in rain and sun for a family from Belgium. We went from Apple to the resevoir. After I headed them to the Met I continued North in search of a butterfly garden that is cared for by a member of my synagogue. I found it, went home, and headed to Jimmy's.