Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oh dem Golden Slippers - Photos from New Year's & the Mummer's Parade

Oh I forgot this gem from moi and Laura Burkhardt's annual drive through NJ to see Christmas lights. This house was on Mercer Street in Cherry Hill. He had a nice disco ball on the porch.
 Laura was doing her best John Travolta.
Over the Christmas holiday I headed to Charlotte to visit my mom, and my 2 sisters family. Here's Crista and her family. Hubby Michael, daughter Mimi (I bought that cute dress for her), sons Michael and Bo (I gave the kids those antlers from my collection.)
 So excited to be invited to The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation tent to watch the annual SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.
If you're a long time reader of PCC, you know I love fireworks. Every year I watch both sets of the New Year's shows. It was fun to see it from this angle ie right in front of them. Great to see fun people too. It was the first time I photographed an event since 12/20, I was a little rusty - LOL Check out PhillyMag.com today to see who I saw where.

 After the Penns Landing Fireworks, I headed over to a charity event to photograph it's cocktail party. Then to Jen Carroll's New New Year's Eve Party at the Waterfront Square Condos. Every condo has a view of the City and water. Love them.
Jen's party was a blast. Here;s Sunny Carroll getting the party started.

 Jen's condo faces north, but this is the view you see from the balcony and living room windows. Spectacular.
 Jen and friends.

My friends Laurie Rentz and Tim Young hanging out with Jen.
 Sunny, moi and Jen trying to symbolize 2013.  I know I got the O's down, but what are they doing.
 New Year's Day. I love the parade, but much rather shoot the people watching the parade. This year I felt the crowds were down a bit. I think people had party fatigue since most folks were off work for nearly 2 weeks before New Years Day, and some had to work on 1/2
 Oh those Froggy Mummers. This guy fell down and had a hand injury I was told. What you can't see well are the huge smiles on both the Froggy faces. What a bummer of a day to be carted away from the party.


Fail, Fail, Fail. The bleachers and crowds in front of the Union League. I don't mind the bleachers, but they should not let people stand behind them leaving a one person path. It's dangerous and it's a slow move. I Instagrammed this shot and called it "Bottoms Up"

 Holly and Collin Keefe (Grub Street Philadelphia)with friends






 Jim and Mike light up their stogies
 Pearl the best volunteer Philly has ever had. I love seeing Pearl around town.

 Inside the Kimmel Center. They have a wonderful tradition of opening up so folks can use the bathrooms, get warm, and enjoy free performances. Oh and did I mention the hot chocolate and Garces snacks.
 Don't forget these shows coming:
    PIFA 2013 (March 28-April 27) tickets go on sale Jan. 23 to public http://www.pifa.org/

·         Le Miz 25th anniversary production should be on everyone’s To Do this New Year  (Jan. 2-Jan. 13) http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4396

·         And, comedian Louis CK performance at the Merriam, Jan 16-18, is another hot ticket item you don’t want to miss http://www.kimmelcenter.org/events/index.php?id=4581

·         *New show added: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Merriam, Jan. 30, program includes Philly native hip hop choreographer Rennie Harris’ Home; and Philly Premiere of new work, Takademe, by Robert Battle, the new artistic director of Alvin Ailey making his debut in Philly with the African American modern dance group.
 
 Every year they put up a Resolution Wall. It's very popular, and every one seems to air their resolution laundry. I felt it was too personal, I'll just share mine on Twitter and here.
 They leave it up for a month or so, so you can run down there and get an idea of what others are going to do to make the world a better place. I like the one that say "come to the Kimmel Center more." More fun in 2013 - I want to be their friend. "Do better at math." and my favorite "Live in the Moment."
 Mine is to buy a new camera, this Nikon D7000 is killing me. Do you see how it back focuses. Ugh. I'm sending it back. Anyway this is Hilda Bacon and avatar?
 Then it was back on the street for me





 silly string tree
 beer can tree


 Finally I headed over to the Schade's annual New Year's Mummers Watching Party. I ran into this folks in the lobby who read PhillyChitChat and watch me on Fox 29. Hi!!
 Jenny, Lynsie & Evan's after party at their condo at the Ritz Residences.

The End, until next year!

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