My first time to NYC was great. Everybody was getting annoyed by me because all they heard was “ooh” and “wow.” It’s definitely an amazing city and definitely not Providence. I loved it but I don’t think I’d ever want to live there. Sometimes I just want to rest and I don’t think I’d be able to rest there. Also the Westin hotel was great and had an amazing view. My favorite part had to be the Ferris wheel at Toys R Us because it was new. But I don’t think that I didn’t like anything about NYC. Thanks for taking us!
Kirby, Itza and Carolina accompanied the PSQ to New York City for a fundraiser on Saturday. Carolina was a NYC veteran, but for Itza and Kirby, it was their first trip to Manhattan. I had a great time checking out the musical instrument exhibit with them at the Metropolitan Museum. How amazing, some of the early stringed instruments, such as the arpeggiones, the lutes, the mandolins with their intricate carvings and additional resonating strings! Grace, a former CMW cello mentor and current NYC school teacher joined us at the Museum after Kirby managed to rouse her from her peaceful Saturday morning slumber. On Friday evening with Sebastian and Minna, we even scored some free tickets for a chamber music concert at Carnegie Hall performed by the Fellows of the pilot Carnegie-Juilliard-Weill Institute "Academy."
-Heath Marlow, CMW staff