I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Broadway Barks

The Broadway Community is known for their generosity and their devotion to good causes. We recently had the opportunity to attend this year's edition of Broadway Barks, an event dedicated to raising money for and finding homes for pets in animal shelters.  For more about Broadway Barks, see below.
Me- I like Broadway Barks because I like Broadway and I like dogs. Broadway Barks is an annual event to get dogs adopted. There were a lot of cute dogs at Broadway Barks. I wish I could adopt all of them. Usually, there is entertainment and a lot of famous people are there. However, this year it rained so they didn't have any of that. However, we did see Gloria Estefan and Bernadette Peters. They walked right by us. It was cool! I was disappointed that I didn't get to see Bill Berloni though. They also have things you can buy. We bought Broadway Barks playbills. They dogs on the cover looked like characters in the show Hamilton. There were also auctions and you could win fantastic prizes like Broadway show tickets. Broadway Barks is a really good cause and you should go and adopt a dog if you can.

Mom - It was fun to see so many animals and people coming together at Broadway Barks. There were dogs of all sizes and shapes each longing for a forever home. All of them were so cute and sweet. I would have loved to adopt them all or at least a few if I had a bigger house and a lot more money. We actually adopted our own two cats from our local shelter and our late beloved cat, was also adopted from the same shelter. There were groups from quite a few different shelters and rescue groups representing cats as well as dogs at Broadway Barks. I never realized there were so many different shelters and rescue groups in New York. It's good to know that so many people care about animals. Even the pouring rain and the fact that there wasn't as much entertainment as their might have been otherwise couldn't put a damper on the day. Broadway Barks was still a lot of fun, and I would definitely go again and support this great cause.

For more about Broadway Barks go to http://www.broadwaybarks.com/.

Here are some other some other some other annual Broadway events that raise money for and/or awareness of various other causes. To learn more about them click on the links.

Broadway Sings for Pride:  An annual event to raise awareness that gay, lesbian and transgender youth need to have a support system and to raise funds for organizations that provide this support.

Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction - The flea market gives you the opportunity to purchase Broadway props and scripts and other items from and/or related to Broadway shows. The Grand Auction gives you the opportunity to bid on walk-on parts in Broadway shows, dinner with a star and other great prizes. This event supports Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Events.

Broadway Bares - An annual burlesque show which is based on a different theme each year. This event in which performers appear in various states of undress is definitely for adults only. This event also supports Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids

Family First Nights - These events sponsored by the charitable foundation of the Broadway League give underprivileged families the opportunity to attend the theater together.

The National High School Musical Theater Awards - These awards  also sponsored
 by the charitable foundation of The Broadway League not only award high school performers but emphasize the importance of theater.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday.

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