NYC Life: Fall Arts Guide, Witches, Sleepy Hollow, Theater and More
“Autumn in New York…” is my soundtrack this time of year, and there’s so much going on. Fall ushers in NYC’s cultural season and we have the guide to debuts and old favorites. It’s the Halloween month of witches and goblins, and even after 300 years the Salem Witch Trials still fascinate. Valerie Smaldone has a unique suggestion for celebrating Italian Heritage and Culture month. It’s a great time for day trips, and Sleepy Hollow is perfect choice. Our roving photographer takes us to Brooklyn Heights today. And join me on Facebook or YouTube for a special LIVE event this Monday night!
Oct. 17. Join Me on Facebook or YouTube for a LIVE EVENT
Everyone’s talking about Merciful Delusions: Four one-act plays by Tennessee Williams. I am so excited to be interviewing the show’s producer, Nicole Gut, and Tony nominated director, Lorraine Serabian LIVE ON FACEBOOK. This exciting production of his rarely produced plays comes to the Off-Broadway stage in in Times Square at Theatre Row from November 2nd to 12th, 2022. Delusions of grandeur is a common theme in the four plays and reveals a fascinating perspective to one of the world’s most important playwrights. Go to https://facebook.com/mercifuldelusions or https://facebook.com/thethreetomatoes .
The Fall Arts Guide
New York City’s fall cultural season with a wide range of performing and visual arts programming, which continues with debuts and old favorites in the subsequent months. Look out for exhibits of big names like Edward Hopper as well as lesser-known but crucial artists such as Bronx-born Abigail Deville and Georgia’s Nellie Mae Rowe—plus a show on the importance of the Jewish deli. Ballet, dance and jazz performances are also on tap. Thanks to NYC Go, the city’s official guide, we have the scoop.
A Fascinating New Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York
Even after 300 years, Salem’s witch trials remain a defining example of intolerance and injustice in American history. The extraordinary events of 1692-3 led to the deaths of 25 innocent people, the vast majority of whom were women. Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, the exhibition includes tangible fragments from the past that illuminate the real lives of Salem’s residents: those accused of witchcraft, their accusers, and those who defended them against legal charges, risking their own lives and reputations in the process. The exhibition seeks to ask: In moments of injustice, what role do we play? GET THE DETAILS.
Discover Sleepy Hollow, New York
The 3Ts Roni Jenkins recently spent a beautiful fall weekend hiking up in the Sleepy Hollow area of Westchester County. We toured Sleepy Hollow cemetery and Rockefeller State Park, followed by a sunset walk along the Hudson Riverwalk and a fun Halloween themed Tavern for dinner after. There are many activities that take place in the area during October. Here are a few.
Roving in Brooklyn Heights
Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens says, “Brooklyn Heights is one of the more famous neighborhoods in Brooklyn. In 1884 it was called Brooklyn Village, and although the name has changed it certainly maintains a true village feel today. Its architecture is dominated by brownstones, mostly built before the Civil War and lovingly restored by those who chose to dwell and take pride in this inviting area. In 1966 it became an historic district, making Brooklyn Heights New York’s first nationally registered historic district.”
“In addition to the quaint, tree lined residential streets showcasing brownstones at their best, the neighborhood is also well known for it’s beautiful promenade and the newly redeveloped Brooklyn Bridge Park. Both lend to creating a community for residents and offer stellar views of the Manhattan skyline, the Staten Island Ferry, the Statue of Liberty and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. To me, Brooklyn Heights is the first image that comes to mind when I think of day to day life in Brooklyn.”
Nicole is the author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath. Follow her on Instagram@nfrconsult.