I am Charles from John Paul College Rotorua New Zealand. I normally hang out in the Junior English Department - until I am sent forth on adventures traveling the world, blogging as I go. Follow my adventures.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thankgsiving and Lincoln Center
Gobble, gobble everyone! Thursday was Thanksgiving in America, and I got to celebrate in New York! Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends join together to share thanks for all that they have (love, happiness, community, health etc.). They celebrate with a big dinner!
Here I am with my Thanksgiving buddies. They were very nice with me.
He's my new pal...
And, tada!! The Thanksgiving meal: turkey with gravy, sweet potatoes, stuffing, rolls, salad and vegetables. Yum, Yum!
Then, over the weekend, I got to see The Nutcracker! A traditional ballet for the holiday season. It was performed by the New York City Ballet, a well-known dance company here in the states.
The ballet was at Lincoln Center, where many operas, ballets and other cultural events take place. New York Fashion Week is now held here twice a year! Where are those models?!
The weather was so beautiful over the weekend, so they turned the fountains on at Lincoln Center- how marvelous!
I then got to take a stroll on the High Line. It is a new, above ground park in the Chelsea area of New York. It used to be an old, elevated railroad track, but then the city took it over and turned it into a park. It's like an above ground forest in the city!