Thursday, February 7, 2008
This week is the annual "Kids' Night on Broadway" with children receiving free tickets when accompanied by an adult. We decided to take the kids to "Stomp!" - not really on Broadway, but more conveniently located at a historic Yiddish theatre in the East Village. We had seen this show about ten years ago and thought the kids would enjoy the raucous combination of dance and percussion. It did not disappoint. Both boys loved the show, particularly Benjamin, who just finished a series of classes with the National Dance Institute (NDI). Before the show we went to "Veselka," something of an East Village institution, serving Polish/Ukrainian specialties 24 hours a day. Just think "food as ballast," with kielbasa, pierogies, stuffed cabbage, and borscht headlining the menu. (I loathe beets, with a capital L, but just smiled as my wife ate her cold borscht.) Alas, no pictures were allowed in the theatre, so you only get to see the marquee.