Frank Cella – 70th Birthday Celebration

The request to Kitt Garrett, Travel Specialist of Discover New York, LLC, was for a SPECTACULAR weekend Birthday celebration in Manhattan with our immediate family, composed of 11 people – our three children and their spouses and children. Ages from 70 (the Birthday Boy) to 7, our youngest grandchild. We requested special things to do that would keep in mind the ages of all. We further asked Kitt to suggest “different” experiences for us as we are all seasoned New Yorkers. WOW! Kitt amazingly found things for us that we’re equally enjoyable for each one of us. Beginning with a helicopter ride over Manhattan, timed to land just as the sun was setting, followed by a 3 hour cruise around the Island in a private yacht while enjoying cocktails, a full course dinner, accompanied by a musician playing the keyboard with our favorite music, while watching the skyline light up like diamonds before our eyes. And that was the first night!

Over the next few days we enjoyed many varied events including 90 minutes with a professional pianist and a cast member from a current Broadway Show, learning the song and dance routine from the Broadway Show. Later we had a Back Stage tour of the theatre, seeing dressing rooms, stage sets and costumes and learning some “tricks of the trade” from two main actors prior to going to the Show and enjoying one of Broadways most popular performances. Another highlight of the weekend was going to a Cooking School where we all, hands-on, learned to make an Italian favorite from a talented Italian chef. We enjoyed our creations accompanied with fine wines, salads and grilled vegetables and delicious desserts. Our “grande finale” was a half-day tour with our guide to Ellis Island discovering our ancestry, with a highlight finding the Birthday Boys Grandfathers name on a Memorial Wall surrounding the Island. We had come “full circle” with a Birthday celebration of 4 generations of our family in a place where our family had truly begun.

Kitt Garrett fulfilled ALL of our requests with attention to every detail. She was available to us personally throughout the weekend, making sure we were happy every step of the way. She combined professionalism and charm that left us with a wonderful life-time experience and lasting memories. In our opinion, Kitt Garrett is a world class Travel Specialist.

Frank Cella

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