For various reasons including pets with no available sitter and a few failed plans, I have my first Christmas Day in NYC by myself. I don't feel particularly sad about this, but it might be weird to wake up in the morning with nothing to do. Fun and meaningful activities?
I've lived in NYC for about seven years, have had my family visit me for Christmases past, but this year, I'm here solo on Christmas Day.
For the 24th, I'm going to that nice U Church on the Upper East, and then heading to Extra Fancy
for some cider (I had a great time doing that with my cousins last year).
On the day of, I'm headed to a generous acquaintance's house, which will be tons of fun and food.
But I have the whole day basically open.
I would have loved to volunteer, but alas, I can't find an opportunity that isn't booked solid.
So, what to do? I would love it if I somehow got to spend the day with a group of strangers who are also making the most of it, and spreading some Christmas orphan cheer.