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Showing posts from June, 2013

I am Ivan (most of the time)

Meet 27-year-old Ivan Perez, a guidance counselor and Yankees fan by day and drag queen by night. I am Ivan (most of the time) is a shorter version of a work-in-progress. 
The longer version expects to include Ivan in performance at Mamajuana Dyckman on Monday, May 27, 2013 (NEW DATE) as well as a candid look at growing up and living in Washington Heights.

Arlene's Cicada Sundae

Here's a delicious treated created in honor of the cicada invasion that never was.

one box Haagen-Dazs chocolate dark chocolate cream bars (three in a box)Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrupjar (any brand) Maraschino cherriesTools required: 
one large plateone sharp knifea few napkinsAfter removing one ice cream bar from the box, place it flat side against a firm plate.

Make one cut on each side of the ice cream bar at a 90 degree angle. These will be the wings.

Drizzle chocolate syrup over the ice cream bar and onto the plate.

Add two maraschino cherries to the top of the ice cream bar at the front (not the stick side). These will be the eyes.

Voila! You now have a Cicada Sundae. Enjoy!

Note: No cicadas have been harmed in the making of this treat.

It's about time - Bel Kaufman

Meet author Bel Kaufman who shares the secret to living to 102 in this latest installment of It's about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about time.

Bel, the author of the bestselling novel, Up the Down Staircase, is the granddaughter of the famed Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem. In this interview, you'll discover what it feels like to be 102, a few stories about her grandfather and the impact of Jewish humor.