What is a trip to NY without going to the Hershey Store? Yum! It’s pretty sad that I have all these pictures on my desktop waiting to be posted from centuries ago. I finally decided to organize myself so you will be seeing a lot of pictures in the future days ahead. I love going to stores that pay attention to close detail like the out door lights that are shaped like Hershey kisses. ❤
I won’t give it away; I’ll let you figure out why this piece is is ironic (let me know if you get it. If you’re on my FB then I already mentioned it so don’t give it away :-)). Again this is the Mother Cabrini Feast. I’m enjoying this series and I hope you do too.
I’ve been organizing my photographs on my hard drive through Lightroom and then, I’ve also started editing the photos. So much for organizing! So when my mom passed my friend invited me to the Calbrini Feast in Brentwood. My parents never took me to this and it comes every year in Brentwood. Oddly enough, I never had an interest to go either! But I am glad I went that night. Looking at these photographs, I like how they look in black and white. Now I’m inspired to do a black and white series at the carnival in the near future.
I lived on Long Island my whole childhood and I never went to the Feast of Mother Calbrini in Brentwood NY. I grew up in Brentwood too. Actually Bay Shore, but I went to the Brentwood schools. I never had the desire to go until my friend asked me to go after my mom passed. I just learned that there’s a statue of Mother Calbrini at the festival and you attach a dollar to her dress. The money is then donated to charities. Since I didn’t know who she was, I had to look her up; Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was a major support to the Italian immigrants to the United States. But anyway, it’s a nice festival with a bunch of junk food and rides. 🙂
You have to keep your eyes open in NY because you may miss something. There are many interesting statues and what have you in NY.
All the mail boxes in NY were of Sponge Bob.
Rule #1: don’t take pictures with the people dressed as a character. They expect a tip in return. Spiderman pretty much grabbed my son and told me to take a picture. Then he proceeded to ask for a tip. We had no change! Ha ha! The other woman that was dressed as a princess didn’t ask for any change. Everyone on Broadway in Times Square will ask you for some change. Everyone has a story, and if they don’t they’ll make one up.
We gave this man some change and we were allowed to join him in a portrait: