I had a wonderful time living in New York City for 3 months over the spring and summer. I was there for work, to preform in the play Of Good Stock. To all of you kind lifers who came out, thank you!! I had the best time doing this show. The cast and many of the crew were like family. It was especially fun when Bear came.
Bear was taken under the wing of stage management and would act as stage manager. He would have a “list” of thing to do that he would check off as he went along. It was adorable! Then he asked if me could see the play (and he could not) so we showed him scenes from the play during our breaks. After sometime, he said he wanted to be in the play… as a dog and sometimes cat, running around barking or licking. We would make scenes for him about the dog or cat we just rescued, it was a sweet riot. Thank you to the other actors who kindly participated in this adorable madness!
Another great aspect of living in NYC was all the food! There are so many fun restaurants. Bear enjoyed a fair amount of vegan pizza, more often than my superhero ways would like, but it was festive and fun! We went to Two Boots on his birthday and multiple other occasions. He liked his pizza with veg cheese, sauce, and olives. I preferred the kinds that were on display, one margarita style and the other with pesto. The pesto version was pretty darn yum!
We also enjoyed a lot of vegan ice cream! There were 4 great spots that we couldn’t help but visit often as they were in our neighborhood.
He and Christopher would volunteer weekly with Chili on Wheels where they would dish out vegan chili to those in need.
A groovy store I found was Jane’s Exchange, a great place to get used clothes for Bear.
Bear & his buddy walking down the street!