After graduating from the George Washington University on Sunday, May 16 I made my way back to Boston from Washington D.C. with stops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Harrison and East Hartford. The night before I left D.C. I attended a lovely performance by Nicholas Iraci.

Nicholas Iraci

Nicholas Iraci

On the Friday following graduation Iraci performed with his band, Once Okay Twice, at the 9:30 Club.

Main Article: Once Okay Twice @ 9:30 Club

The following morning Weiss, Iraci, Gyimil and I left in Iraci's red Saab 9-2X. After dropping off Gyimil in Philadelphia to perform in a dance recital we munched on a few Philly cheesesteaks at, Chink's Steaks, Weiss' favorite cheesesteak purveyor on the outskirts of town. It was Weiss' regular sandwich joint while working for his Dad one summer during high school.

We finally arrived in New York City sometime in the afternoon, missing the international friendly between the Czech Republic and Turkey. After Weiss gave up trying to find me using Google Latitude we saw a lovely performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center Theatre. Although all the performances were sold out for that weekend, we were able to experience the "tale as old as time, told by a group of hilariously talented 7-to-17-year-olds singing dancing with assorted fabulous ocean-themed costumes/head-pieces" by attending the final dress rehearsal.

Empire Supporters Club

Empire Supporters Club

On Sunday I met up with Kayla, Candace and a friend at the World Trade Center stop for the PATH train to the friendly between the New York Red Bulls and Juventus at Red Bull Arena.

Main Article: New York Red Bulls v Juventus

On Monday I met up with Kayla attend the live recording of Fox Football Fone In at Nevada Smiths.

Main Article: Fox Football Fone In @ Nevada Smiths

After returning to Newton on Tuesday I attended the international friendly between the United States and the Czech Republic in East Hartford.

Thursday, May 20

Columbus Crew @ N.Y. Red Bulls
Location: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Copa Libertadores (Quarter Final)
Location: TBA
Time: TBA

Friday, May 21

Once Okay Twice
Location: 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
Time: 19:00 - 24:00

Saturday, May 22

Czech Republic v. Turkey1
Location: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Time: 12:30 - 14:30

Bayern Munch v. Inter Milan
Location: Fox Soccer Channel
Time: 14:30 - 16:30

San Jose Earthquakes @ Seattle Sounders
Location: Fox Soccer Channel
Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.
Location: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center Theatre, New York City, NY
Time: 17:30 - 19:00

D.C. United @ Houston Dynamo
Location: Galavision
Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Sunday, May 23

New York Red Bulls v Juventus1
Location: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ
Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Monday, May 24

Mexico @ England
Location: TBA
Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Fox Football Fone In
Location: Nevada Smiths, New York City, NY
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Tuesday, May 25

Czech Republic @ United States
Location: Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT
Time: 20:00 - 22:00

All times provided in eastern standard time.