Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Priscilla One-Year Anniversary

Join Cheer New York debut special Priscilla cheers at the TKTS Booth in Times Square at 5:15pm on Tuesday, March 20 - then come watch the Tony Award® winning production of Bette Midler’s Priscilla Queen of The Desert The Musical celebrate its one-year anniversary on Broadway and 500,000th audience member along with Cheer New York that evening, where the 500,000th audience member will receive a surprise on stage.

Priscilla stars Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson, Tony Award® nominee Tony Sheldon and Nick Adams as the trio of friends on a road trip who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. The musical includes 500 costumes and a hit parade of dance-floor favorites including “It’s Raining Men” and “I Will Survive.”

TKTS Cheers: 5pm - 6pm

Priscilla Broadway Show: 7pm - 10pm

The Palace Theater @ 1564 Broadway
W. 47th & Broadway, Manhattan, NY

For more information, visit: www.priscillaonbroadway.com.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

NYC 1/2 Marathon

If you live in NYC, you've probably already heard.... The NYC 1/2 Marathon is this weekend!

It's pretty hard to miss the mass quantity of posters everywhere along the city.
Cheer New York is so excited to have been invited to be in the cheering zone at mile 11 to encourage all the runners.

We are especially excited to cheer at this race because our very own Rachael G. is running the race this year! This is Rachael's very first 1/2 marathon and we could not be more proud to be there to support her in this endeavor.

I sat down with Rachael last week and picked her brain a little bit about what she thinks this race is going to be like for her, enjoy our interview!
Abbey C.: How long have you been a runner?
Rachael G.: I just started running last spring! I took a beginners class with the NYRR that was super basic. The goal was just to run for 20 minutes.
AC: Wow, so you just caught the running bug then hu?
RG: Yeah, then I started doing a bunch of 5K's
AC: So what made you want to do a 1/2 marathon?
RG: Well I heard about the lottery and I figured, I'd just enter. If I made it in, it would be a sign it was meant to be. Then my name was picked....
AC: What is the farthest distance you have ever run?
RG: 8 miles; I need to tackle 10 miles later this week though.
AC: What is your pace like and what is your goal for finishing on March 18th?
RG: I'm currently running about 10 minutes per mile. Really I just want to finish the race, but I'm hoping to run it in 2 hours 30 minutes. Just finishing is such a mental challenge. There's a lot of pain involved. My goal is to not stop running. If I feel like I need to, then I'll allow myself little 30 second rests, and that's OK.
AC: Have you had any injuries since you started training?
RG: Nothing major. I have bad knees, so that's always an issue; but I also think my toe nails might be bruised.
AC: Bruised toe nails?! I didn't even know there was such a thing. That sounds painful!
RG: Yeah, I have polish on them right now, so I can't see if that's actually what's happening but that's what it feels like.
AC: Do you have anyone coming to watch you from the sidelines?
RG: Not a lot, just a few friends at the finish line.
AC: How do you feel about Cheer NY being there at the 11th mile?
RG: It's going to be so cool that I'll know people along the way. I'm totally running this alone, so that will be comforting. I've cheered the race in years past and it was always so much fun to watch.
AC: What do you think finishing is going to feel like?
RG: Ohmigosh! I don't even know, I just hope I make it there. No, I know I will. But I know I'm going to be crying at the end; like full on snot ball. I cry at the end of every long run I do like "I can't believe I just did that!". I'm going to be a mess.

I know I speak for the rest of Cheer New York when I say a huuuuge GOOD LUCK to Rachael this weekend! Run like the wind girl!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

GLBT Expo 2012

Join members of Cheer New York this weekend as we perform stunts and cheers at our booth all day on both Saturday and Sunday at the exciting and fun-filled Original GLBT Expo.
Come say “Hi” to members of the team, take pictures, win great prizes, and find out how to join our team or book us for your next event!

March 17th-18th (Saturday-Sunday)

12 noon - 6 pm

Jacob Javits Convention Center

38th St & 11th Ave, Manhattan, NY.

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