NYC Life Insiders’ Guide: Museums, Broadway, Live Music, Special Performances and more

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NYC Life Insiders' Guide: Museums, Broadway, Live Music, Special Performances and more

NYC is back and there is so much going on! Our roving photographer takes us inside the not to be missed Dior exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Valerie Smaldone says two of the best written and best performed plays on Broadway this season are Thoughts of a Colored Man and Lackawanna Blues. Sandi Durell has the scoop on cabaret, live music, and special shows coming up. Check out the new exhibit, “Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks” now at the Guggenheim. And if all that isn’t enough, here are highlights of more things to check out.


Nov. 7. The NYC Marathon 

NYC Life Insiders' Guide: Museums, Broadway, Live Music, Special Performances and more

Yay! Last year, the race was cancelled, so it’s wonderful to have it back live. We wish all the runners a great 26.2-mile race with roaring crowds through the boroughs of NYC in the 50th marathon.  Special shout out to our friend Barbara Hannah Grufferman who didn’t start running until she was in her 50ties and now in her 60ties has run several marathons. Here are details on where to watch the race.


Now to Dec. 26. Times Squares Show Globes

NYC Life Insiders' Guide: Museums, Broadway, Live Music, Special Performances and more

Photos: Walter Wlodarczyk for the Times Square Alliance

Celebrate the return of Broadway and the start of the holiday season at Times Square’s Show Globes. These larger-than-life snow globe scenes, inspired by some of Broadway’s most-loved musicals, are on display on the Broadway Plaza between 45th and 46th Streets and are so Instagram worthy.  The four Show Globes are inspired by the designs of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Dear Evan Hansen, The Lion King, and Wicked. Get the details.


There’s a New Food Hall in Midtown

NYC Life Insiders' Guide: Museums, Broadway, Live Music, Special Performances and more

Called The Hugh, it’s located at 157 East 53rd Street in the Citigroup Center. Inside this beautiful space, you’ll find over 17 eateries and bars plus a bakery, a wine bar, and a craft beer taproom. The Hugh is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NYC Life Insiders' Guide: Museums, Broadway, Live Music, Special Performances and more

NYC Life Insiders' Guide: Museums, Broadway, Live Music, Special Performances and more


Patience and Fortitude are Vaccinated

NYC Life Insiders' Guide: Museums, Broadway, Live Music, Special Performances and more

Photograph: Jonathan Blanc/NYPL

You gotta love it. The New York Public Library’s famous lions appear to have been vaccinated. Last spring, they were masked up too. It’s worth a stroll past the Fifth Avenue branch to see them up close and personal.


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    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

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