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RHONY’s Aviva Drescher Talks Being a New Yorker During Hurricane Sandy – Exclusive

Given the massive destruction Hurricane Sandy left it in its wake, there weren’t too many grownups in the Tri-State area looking forward to Halloween yesterday. But plenty of children were, so the parents who could took their kids Trick or Treating.

In the same spirit, Real Housewives of New York star Aviva Drescher chose to keep her commitment to host the 9th Annual DivaLysscious Mom’s Halloween Spooktacular & Stellaween at Dylan’s Candy Bar on October 31. Aviva spoke to Wetpaint Entertainment about the decision and what she thinks being a New Yorker during a time of crisis is all about.

Wetpaint Entertainment: Lots of events had to be rescheduled because they were downtown, which is mostly without power. But this event was uptown, which had power and was still happening. What made you decide to take part in it?

Aviva Drescher: You know, it’s been such a dark, devastating couple of days. I didn’t feel like doing anything but going out in our family’s car and trying to give people rides or calling the Red Cross to donate. That said, we do have four young kids and we believe in keeping their routines constant and shield them from negativity whenever possible. I do believe it’s really important to keep kids in their routines even under difficult circumstances.

The other thing is that I’m a New Yorker and as a New Yorker, we have to keep it moving. We’re very resilient and we show up for each other, even through devastation. And at times like this, you really come to understand what’s important. So the point I wanted to make was to remember to hug and kiss your loved ones as much as possible. Life is fragile.

What did everyone dress up as?

My youngest, who is two, was Tinkerbell. Hudson was Captain America. And my 11 and 12-year-old sort of think they’re too cool for it all at this point so they just put on colored wigs and bowties and things.

And you?

I had an old costume in my closet, the Invisible Woman from Fantastic Four. I wish I had worn it during filming. There were plenty of times I would have liked to disappear!

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11.3.2012 / 03:30 AM EDT by Beth Sobol
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