A vibrant group of AWNY members met at Australian New Yorker Shweta Khare’s wonderful little coffee shop Gertrude on 204 W 96th Street to kick start our Coffee Strolls event series.
While we enjoyed a fantastic array and variety of coffee, suiting different needs and tastes, we shared stories of our NYC adventures. Some have been here for only a few days, others for years, but we enjoyed shared experiences in how we got to this vibrant and emerging city. It was a wonderful gathering celebrating an “in-person” meetup for the first time in a long while.
Shweta set up chairs and tables in a “make-shift” out door eating space – as soon as that was set up, wouldn’t you know it, it started to rain! Umbrellas to the fore, we were not deterred – conversations and laughter ensued. We then ventured to Central Park and strolled down the well-known “bridle path” to Bethesda Fountain and Terrace. After sharing contact details we all went our separate ways. What a happy few hours together!
Coffee Strolls will happen again, as we venture to find more Australian coffee shops in different neighborhoods. Watch our social media pages for announcements and keep an eye out on your travels for good quality coffee – let us know!