NYC Life: Harlem Week, Seaport Marketplace, Wine Trip, Broadway Week, Benefits, and More
Valerie Smaldone says don’t miss the over the top version of Little Shop of Horrors now playing at the Westside Theatre— “great cast,squeals of delight, and unadulterated musical entertainment.” You haven’t done NYC ‘til you’ve done it Uptown at Harlem Week. Big News! A massive marketplace from Jean-Georges opened at the South Street Seaport. Only a few seats left for our 3T Wine trip. Heads up on Broadway Week’s 2 for 1. There’s a 105th anniversary celebration for the Actors Temple. Our Broadway Babe has some terrific YouTube entertainment finds. And our roving photographer is in Long Beach Island.
Only 15 Seats Available for the Wine Trip
This will be a fabulous day trip to the vineyards of Long Island’s North Shore with a very fun group of Tomatoes (and a few Mr. Tomatoes too.) Tickets are going fast, so don’t delay if you plan to join us. GET THE DETAILS.
South Street Seaport’s Massive New Marketplace
All images courtesy of Nicole Franzen
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s 53,000 square-foot-marketplace has opened at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. Located in the historic Tin Building the marketplace includes grocery stores, six full-service restaurants, six quick-service counters, four bars, and other retail and private dining offerings. During the month of August, the Tin Building will be open for a limited preview Thursdays through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Get the details.
Now-Aug. 21. Harlem Week Returns with Live and Virtual Events
The 48th annual Harlem Week celebration is back with a series of events that highlight the people, arts, culture, entertainment, and history of Harlem. This year’s theme is “Inspiration, Impact, and Legacy.” You’ll hear music ranging from Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop, Soca, Latin, Caribbean, Afrobeat, and more. Get the schedule of events.
Our Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller has some great YouTube finds today including an evening with legendary songwriter Arthur Schwartz, who wrote “That’s Entertainment” among other big songs. Randie has great sidebars too. There’s also Chita Rivera in “Anything Goes?” and a terrific documentary about Dionne Warwick. And let the laughs begin with Joy Behar and Susie Essman in conversation at the 92Y. WATCH NOW.
Sept. 5-21. Broadway Week 2 for 1 Tickets
Heads up. Broadway week 2 for 1 tickets will go on sale August 16. Click here to get the lists of shows including some of the biggest hits on Broadway that will go on sale that day. Click here for details.
Sept. 12. The Actors’ Temple 105th Anniversary Celebration
The legendary Actor’s Temple is celebrating their 105th anniversary to honor the memory of their beloved founding member Mike Libien. Special guest speaker is Joshua M. Greene, the author of UNSTOPPABLE, a book about Jewish survival, chutzpah and genuine, unbridled brilliance. Signed copies of the book included with ticket price. Wine and cheese reception will follow the event. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The Actors’ Temple • 339 West 47th St, NYC. Call for tickets: 212-245-6975 • email@example.com • www.theactorstemple.org/events
Roving in Long Beach Island
From our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens….
Long Beach Island known as LBI is a summer beach town in southern New Jersey, as rich in basic summer traditions as it is in deep soft sand. The 18 mile barrier island is only accessible by one causeway, and once you cross it, time stands still.
First settled in 1690, LBI has remained the picture of summertime traditions to many from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. One fact it is known for is that the Jersey Shore shark attacks of 1916 killed a student in Beach Haven and inspired the infamous book and film Jaws.
I recently spent 4 days working on a house there and got to experience the unique local feel that is a combination of those who grew up vacationing on LBI and those newcomers who are planting future roots. The population swells 10 times after Memorial Day and the focus is simply hitting the beach, and riding bicycles around town. I could really feel the vibe of a simple place and a simpler time in this shore town beauty. Burgers, ice cream cones, damp beach towels and sandy feet are precisely what summertime should be! Nicole is the author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath. Follow her on Instagram@nfrconsult.
The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes.
Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato