Mecca Bodega Hudson Winter Walk 2011

I was performing in Hudson NY at an annual event called Winter Walk. I was happily surprised to find Paul and Marc Mueller of Mecca Bodega, my Music Under New York buddies, a wonderful duo of hammer dulcimer and percussion performing on a sidewalk to dancing children and enthralled listeners. 

Small world, Hudson is a special town and for a moment between the festively decorated main street USA, known as Warren Street and happy togetherness, there was a glimmer of what we are all capable of. 

You can't help but appreciate as you can see in this clip, that Paul and Marc had to deal with the elements, it was cold + dark, but they were rewarded with enthusiastic people on a fun night.

What inspires Paul "People who love what they do…'s a one shot deal, do it now."

NY Marriage Equality "make it happen"

NYCSubwayGirl chats with Matthew Hamilton during the 2nd annual Hudson, NY Pride. His homemade t-shirt says it all, "I might be straight but I'm not narrow."

His passionate plea to "make it happen" while describing how his mother and her partner of 21 years aren't able to marry. "Brittany Spears can be married in 36 hours, but not my mom."

Bobby rescued Carriage Horse

Invited by Equine Advocates board member Elizabeth Hess, NYCSubwayGirl visits Bobby II Freedom former NYC Carriage Horse saved from slaughter and now a permanent resident in Chatham, NY. She also introduces PMU Mares-rescued from pharmaceutical co labs making hormone drugs using live horse urine, and proven to be cruel and inhumane to horses and fatal to women.

What's Susan Wagner executive director and founder of Equine Advocates Inspiration? "fear of doing something I can't stand, so I did something I like."

to learn more about rescued equines and horse sponsorship


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Equine Advocates benefit that I performed in raised about $11,500 on Saturday...which included six new sponsorships! - Two for Harry (slaughter-bound Thoroughbred) and one each forMelanie (PMU offspring), Jeremy (Quarter Horse rescued during a cruelty case), Sophia (former PMU mare) and Connor (PMU offspring.

I was featured on the cover of the Chatham Courier