What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been! I feel like I haven’t had the chance to sit down for more than two minutes. Been in and out of work and New York several times. In fact, last weekend I spent the weekend in New York for the Tribeca Film Festival. I typically don’t stay overnight in the city since CT is so close, but given the late nights and early mornings, I ended up staying. If you’re ever looking for a hotel in NY, check out the Essex House on Central Park South – beautiful views of the park, walking distance to Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and Times Square.
Saw this beauty across the street from the hotel
Concrete jungle – Central Park South
Back to Tribeca: ESPN typically screens a few films every year during the TFF. This year was no exception, but adding to this year’s line up was the new ESPN Films and espnW series – Nine for IX. Essentially – nine documentaries, inspired by Title IX, through the lens of female film makers. Incredible initiative and very cool to be part of the Tribeca Film Festival Weekend.
Nine for IX trailer & more info on the series:
Saturday there were two Nine for IX screenings – The Diplomat (about legendary figure skater Katarina Witt) and No Limits (about no limits diving – couldn’t breathe during this film. It was intense). Following was an after party at The Cabanas at Maritime Hotel – an absolutely beautiful rooftop, open air bar/event space located in Chelsea and the Meat Packing District. The picture-perfect weather certainly helped the ambiance too!
Katarina Witt at the after party
No Limits director Alison Ellwood, Tribeca leading lady Jane Rosenthal & no limits free diving women’s record holder, Tanya Streeter
Myself with my colleague Danielle and WNBA President Laurel Richie (center)
Following the after party we headed to an absolutely delish Mexican restaurant in the Meat Packing District – Dos Caminos. Try the guacamole. Trust me.
Sunday back at the Tribeca Film Festival… Pat XO (about legendary Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt) and Let Them Wear Towels (about the first female journalists who made their way into men’s locker rooms post-games). Both great films – and so great to see Pat Summitt in attendance. GMA’s Robin Roberts also was in attendance – she’s an executive producer of the series. Very cool to be in the same room as those leading ladies.
Wrapped up Sunday with dinner at The Smith in the East Village. Delicious and who can beat their Sunday special? Burger and beer for $15. Sold.
Great weekend in the city for sure. And so proud of the work the team at ESPN does every day! Looking forward to laying low this weekend and catching up on some much-needed sleep.