The joy-makers, the rule-breakers, the creative folks who shine their bright light, showing us the world in their own unique way. Please don't allow people or unworthy circumstances to cause you to dim that light. We need it to see!
See you at the studios.
Got a show that you want to produce?
This is for YOU.
Join us at The Producer's Perspective Super Conference - The biggest conference for Mover, Shakers and Theatre-Makers.
Saturday and Sunday - Nov. 16th & 17th
SVA Theater - 333 W. 23rd Street, NYC
Join 500+ Theatre-Makers and Broadway A-listers for a weekend of education, inspiration and networking.
Treat yourself to a session in our state-of-the-art massage chair and/or our lower leg & foot massage machine. Complimentary socks and water provided.
(Look for our Massage Rewards Plan - Coming in December)
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy!
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles, Make-A-Wish finds a way to make dreams come true, which can be a game changer for a child with a life threatening medical condition. And granted wishes are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids and their families, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities.
We have donation boxes at the front desk at all 4 Ripley-Grier locations.
For a donation of $5 or more, you can receive a beautiful RG Holiday Ornament. In addition, all proceeds from "gently-used" clothing (available at 520 8th Ave. 16th floor lobby) will benefit Make-A-Wish.
Ripley-Grier Studios will match donations up to a donated total of $600.
"Those who are happiest, are those who do the most for others." - B. T Washington
Welcome to the Fall! Hope everyone is enjoying this crisp weather. If you dress correctly it is just fine; Watch out for the wind, protect your face and wear appropriate clothing. It is important to stay in motion even though you may want to hunker down and become a couch potato. Getting outside is also important so you can acclimate to the changes in the weather. This helps build your immune system and makes you less vulnerable to colds and flu. Exercise inside and outside this time of year. Keep up your routines and maybe even add some Winter activities to your habits. Wash your hands with soap and know the proper preventative measures to avoid colds and flu, like sneezing into your arm. Speak to your doctor about the current flu shots (sometimes they are less than 20% effective, so do you really want to infect yourself with that shot?). In the past you may have gotten a flu shot only to find out that the general one won't protect you against the particular strain that is going around that year.
I just recovered from two colds that came right after one another. I had a chest cold and then my daughter caught a head cold and I caught if from her. I went from one to the other and basically had almost three weeks of uncomfortable congestion. I stayed home from work a couple days. Very annoying. It could be a good thing though as I may be less likely to catch anything the rest of the season. Some measures that work for me are: At the first sign of a cold (and know what that is for you particularly) I take Zicam oral spray; it seems to help keep the cold less severe and shorten the length of the cold. Now, due to many friends' advice I put Vicks Vaporub on my feet, put socks on and sleep that way. I also put some under my nose and on my chest, then heat up a washcloth and smear some on and inhale over the sink. I drink plenty of liquids and eat fresh fruit. I get lots of sleep and I keep moving. To clear out my chest I use a natural expectorant called Naturade (I prefer the cherry flavored one). It is less invasive than expectorants that are available in the pharmacy. Since I sleep next to my husband I do take Nyquil when I am coughing as to not disturb him (I don't like the difficulty I have in waking up though). If you are in close proximity to friends or family disinfect commonly used items - Door knobs, toilet handles, sink and cabinet handles, fridge and microwave doors, phones, TV remotes, computers, etc. Use tissues and flush them when at home; do not put in the trash. Avoid crowded areas and carry hand sanitizers.
Be well and be aware of your environment. Enjoy this beautifully fall season, and have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday. Speak to you in December!
Better and Better, Patricia
Cardio, stretching, core conditioning, resistance workout (with hand weights), abdominal & back strengthening.
Special Holiday Sale!
New students get the first class for $10.00
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 or folks who want to get back in shape.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great holiday. This year, to celebrate Thanksgiving, we're having family over for dinner (catered by a local restaurant, LB Social). On November 9th I performed with the Hofstra Symphony at Hofstra University. I have also been in the Pep Band for 2.5 years now and play at all the sporting events. Music is my minor. I am entering the 2nd semester of my junior year at Hofstra. For vacation next month, my parents and I are going to Oklahoma to visit my Dad's family for Christmas (as always), and then we're going to Los Angeles (Santa Monica) for New Years to visit my friend Rayleene. It has become a holiday ritual for the past few years. We were invited to a real Hollywood New Year's Eve Party by a producer friend of my Mom and Dad who lives in LA. Should be fun! After New Years we're heading up to Gilmore to visit relatives and later to Sacramento and Napa Valley to see more relatives. Rayleene is coming along. Finally we will be staying in San Francisco and visiting with a friend of mine, Julia, from Hofstra who is in the Pep Band with me. Speak to you next month.
Jeannie is the Daughter of RGNY Owners Patricia Ripley & Butch Grier