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Happy April...
The sun is shining. The trees and flowers are in bloom.What a great start to a beautiful Spring!!!
Also, I'd like to introduce you all to my Son... "Finn"!
 
Phineas Graham King McCarty
 
He was born on March 27th at 1:52pm.
Mom (Ashley R. King) and I are in love and can't wait for him to meet everyone at RG.
 
See you at the studios!
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Greetings!                                             

 

Tiger just won the Masters!!

 

  Butch and I play golf often and we have followed his career;  the ups and the downs for many years. It is quite a comeback story.  We all have comeback stories in our lives. I often refer to the quote by Winston Churchill “ When you are going through hell, keep going”   Perseverance and patience will always take you down the road to achievement. I had a major fall in August of 2018 and during the long slow road back to physical health that I am just beginning to acknowledge,  I have come to appreciate the reality that healing takes time. No medication or drug will take the place of slow, steady rehabilitating movement, which includes small and large movements and stretches. I have researched this and with the help of my massage therapist, a stint in a rehab program, and my own diligence in my fitness routine, I have steadily improved.  I actually have more flexibility and strength than I had before my fall. So I have achieved a 90 percent healing of my injuries and a continuing improvement in my joint and muscle health.

 On another positive note I want to take a moment to wish Graham and Ashley a heartfelt and happy congratulations on the birth of their beautiful son, Finn.  We are all waiting to see him in person, he is the newest member of the Ripley-Grier team.

 This time of year planting flowers, clutter clearing, re-decorating, repairing and taking care of maintenance projects help us move into the Spring season as it is a time of renewal.  Enjoy the weather, be grateful for beautiful days and lovely nights. Take the time to walk through parks and on the beach. Celebrate “Earth Day” by being mindful of your impact on this beautiful planet.

 

 See you in May…   Patricia

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Special Spring Sale!

All new students get the first class for $5 (normally $20 per class) 

and a 10% discount on groups of classes, (10, 20 or 30 classes) 

See our class schedule above!  Participate in the “best class of it’s kind in New York”, (Bob Audy).  The class is small and geared toward older fitness students, 

younger beginner students & folks who want to get back in shape. 

Hope to hear from you! 

Email PatripleyNY@gmail.com for more info.

Inspirational Thoughts
 
"Even though you all know life isn’t fair to any of us it doesn’t mean we can be unfair to our bodies. We all have to balance our jobs, exercise, family, indulgences, discipline, the day to days and laxness fore our bodies unfortunately speaks very softly and we often do not hear it cause we’re too busy, lazy, our life is too 'loud'. We’re often only forced to listen to our bodies when it roars in pain, discomfort or we dont like what our bodies show us in the mirror. But most damage is being done while our bodies whisper; for the condition is taking root and theres no body/mind connection going on." 
 
-Sifu Lloyd D. Wright
 
Sifu Lloyd has graced Ripley-Grier Studios as a long time client for over a decade. Spreading his wisdom and skill through the Yee's Hung-Ga Southern Shaolin Martial arts. 
For more on his teaching, or even classes give a call to 212-713-5896
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At all locations we are selling RG pens, water bottles, totes, and "gently used" clothing.

 

All proceeds from these items goes directly to the

Make A Wish Foundation.

Hello everyone!
 
 
I’m about 2 and a half months into my second spring semester at Hofstra and classes are going well. I can’t believe I’m almost done with my second year of college! I signed up for classes for the fall semester later this year, and I am happy to say that I will finally be taking classes that are aimed towards my minor in music. My minor has always been music, but I haven’t been able to fit any music classes into my busy schedule except for concert band, but that is only a half credit. But for next semester, I will be taking 2 music courses that will give me a lot more credit for achieving my minor. I have been participating in Pep Band for two years, but that is not a credited activity, it is a voluntary activity. I was recently given an award from the Hofstra Pep Band recognizing me as the Most Valuable Musician in the band. This year we are performing for charitable events as well as many sports events.
  In May I will be taking my exams and looking forward to a great summer. 
 
 All the best, Jeannie
 
Jeannie is the teenage Daughter of RGNY Owners Patricia Ripley & Butch Grier
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Show Spotlight!

IRTE (Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble) Presents: 

Evil Clowns Have Feelings, Too

 

WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays May 3, 4, 10 & 11
TIME: 8:00pm

WHEREThe Producers Club358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Tickets $15 Online, $17 at the door

 

When their car breaks down in the woods, the Poolander's family vacation comes to a screeching halt, forcing them to seek refuge in an old cabin in the woods until help arrives. Little do they know, that a bunch of evil clowns own the cabin and are having a really, really bad day.

Join the IRTE jesters, fools and jokers in this improvised and totally terrifying family comedy

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Show Spotlight!
The 9th Annual 
Big Green Theater Festival
Thursday at 7pm (PS75): Free!
Friday at 6:30pm (PS239): $50 Benefit Event 
Saturday at 1pm (PS75)
+ 4pm (PS239): Free!
Sunday at 1pm (PS239)
+ 4pm (PS75): Free!
 
@ The Bushwick Starr
207 Starr St, Brooklyn, NY
 
Plays written by Bushwick/Ridgewood elementary students at
PS75 + PS239
 
(Featuring RG’s own Alejandro La Rosa) 
This year's plays are inspired by two big problems facing local eco-systems: Habitat Loss and Climate Change. Student playwrights have created a menagerie of characters who live in a community surrounding an urban salt marsh (much like this one in Brooklyn's Marine Park). Throughout the plays, this community of humans and non-humans face pollution, deforestation, giant storms, poaching, and heat waves that threaten the survival of the marsh eco-system, ultimately finding solace and solutions in each other. 
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Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday Dear...
Venus, Felimon, Tommorra, Rose & John.
Happy Birthday to you... and many more!
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