I'd been reading about the exceptionally good season the Broadway theaters are having, and it reminded me that I haven't visited New York City in a long time. So, early last week I decided to go up for the weekend and see a few shows. I made an Amtrak reservation to head north on Friday afternoon and return Tuesday. I booked into the Hilton that's near the theater district and bought tickets to a couple of well reviewed shows, all without giving it a lot of thought.
My life in DC has been unusually filled with people and activities lately. Even though I have a couple good friends in New York, I decided to make this a solo, recharge-the-batteries weekend. (Sorry to miss you, Jim and Bonnie.)
Then, as has happened so often in my life, serendipity struck. Friday night the Republican-controlled NY Senate surprisingly passed the state's Gay Marriage law and Governor Cuomo signed it. As fate would have it, this legislative landmark coincided with NYC's Gay Pride weekend. And, in another coincidence, the plays I'd signed up for had a particular relevance to my life.
I want to comment on some of this later. For now, please check out these photo highlights of my weekend adventure in the Big Apple: