Marcel making silly faces at the Rising Circle Holiday party
Washington Square Arch and 1 WTC.
Amber and I together for the last time this year 😦
Striking a pose in the kitchen
Holiday cheer downtown at the court house
More couch pics with new friends
Morgan and the Christmas tree
Chatting and sipping
Silly faces mid-party
Performance shot of Amber at the Rising Circle Holiday party
Performance shot from the Rising Circle holiday party
Bloo and Morgan with the tannenbaum
Christmas lights on Columbia’s main campus
Holiday cheer for all!
Pose and sip
Bloo and me at his soiree
Theme of the evening
Louis and me chilling on the couch
This week’s #AboutLastNight recaps the last two Christmas shindigs I was able to attend, the Rising Circle Theatre Collective’s Holiday Party and Bloo and Morgan’s “Ratchet” Christmas party. I sprinkled in a few photos of New York City in its Christmas splendor downtown and in Morningside Heights,as well. 3 days to Christmas!!!
Host #1, Carlton presenting the meal to his hungry guests.
A quick photoshoot with Marcel.
shhh. Don’t tell Amber, lol.
David and I.
I always manage to wear someone’s hat.
Ivanov crew on the couch.
Me and my Vinnie!
Marcel stole my phone.
Host #2, Chris!
More game time fun.
The cook needed a nap.
Fabulous meal. Fabulous time. Fabulous hosts.
Then the deep convos began…
discussion about being a black actor in america
it was good talk.
I love the holidays because it allows you the chance to recognize your blessings. The time to reflect on all that has happened over the last year, and who was with you, to hold your hand, cheer you on, and make you laugh along the way. I was not able to spend Thanksgiving with my blood relatives this year, but spending it with my New York “framily” was just as sweet. Thankful to have friends who gladly opened their door to guests this year. The food was AH-mazing, but the fellowship with old and new friends alike was great! Thanksgiving, once again, opened my eyes to all that has shaped me this year, and it has not been too shabby.
A new month! A new week! A Monday recap of all things fun from the weekend. Since I’m still catching up on blogs that went un-seen last month, this edition of #AboutLastNight features photos not only from Halloween fun, but birthday celebrations for Jason the week before.
Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel
“You can’t sit with us!”
Chris and Amber
Amber, Me, Jason
Hangar Lab Reunion with Nick and Jason (the birthday boy)
Chris, Amber, and Marcel
Close up of the crew minus Chris
The men (AJ, Vinnie, Marcel)
Ivanov reunion (Vinnie, Amber, Me, Jason and Chris)
It’s a little chilly here in the city today, which means a few people may be shivering in their costumes, but that won’t stop them from heading out tonight and painting the town red. Every year I find myself in the same dilemma, embrace the holiday with all I’ve got or just go about my day normally and enjoy all of the festive people and activities around me. This year is no exception. I have possible plans for the evening and could even scrounge up a costume at Goodwill, if I so choose, but this morning I’m more of the “Let me just put on a wig and call it a day.”
Hard to imagine that tomorrow marks the start of November and this weekend Daylight Savings Time begins. If you want to find out what I decided to do before my post on Monday, check my Instagram to get an update. Below find a few pictures from Halloween’s past.