NYC LIFE Insider’s Guide: Renewal Summit, Art Tours, Entertainment, Events

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It’s so great to be back with LIVE in person events to tell you about. Our Renewal Summit 2022 is happening on May 13. We have an awesome lineup of speakers and panels. Check it out. Sandi Durell says this season’s Broadway by the Year concerts at The Town Hall will elevate the always popular series to a new level with a major musical theater theme. Nadja Hansen has some fabulous art tours coming up. Our roving photographer says out The Peter Tunney Experience. If you’re staying in, our Broadway Babe has some great picks. And if you’re heading to Miami, check out a few must dos.

Anne Akers and Cheryl Benton are so excited to welcome you to our fifth Renewal Summit, at the beautiful Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan. It is an exciting and inspiring all day event of outstanding panels, speakers, exhibitors, and connecting with other fabulous women. This year’s theme is perfect for our times: LIVE, LOVE, AND BE HAPPY. And…The first 100 ticket buyers will be entered into our door prize drawing to win a fabulous island vacation in a luxury resort. GET THE DETAILS.

Roving Photographer

If you’ve visited the Wynwood Walls in Miami, you can’t miss Peter Tunney’s high-trafficked bright and colorful gallery space.  One of New York City’s best kept secrets is The Peter Tunney Experience, the artist’s open and free expansive gallery and archives at 83 Leonard Street in Tribeca. Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens takes us a tour today.

In 1987 Tunney left the financial world and declared himself an artist. Since then he has worked tirelessly creating dynamic art filled equally with found collectable objects, text and imagery from newspapers and magazines and inspirational messages through text. Some of his repeated phrases are Fear Less Love More and Gratitude, playfully combining gratitude and attitude. Nicole says, “My favorite pieces on view are the time capsules. I love seeing the eclectic found objects from the common to the absurd, paired with the layered, painted and collaged images. Definitely pay a visit and live the lively Peter Tunney experience. Nicole is the author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath.  Follow her on Instagram@nfrconsult.

Awesome At Home Entertainment

Here’s some truly great entertainment from our Broadway Babe, Randie Levine Miller that will keep you entertained on snowy, rainy, dreary winter weekends. Spend an evening with Johnny Mercer, Jerry Herman, Kristen Chenowith, Sinatra & Como. Enjoy! GET THE DETAILS.

Feb. 12. A Workshop That Will Help You Attract What You Want

In this live online workshop, with world renown energy healer, Aleta St. James, will create a healing vortex of Violet Light for you to enter. As celestial music plays, Aleta will guide you through her cellular healing process. You will then be transported to connect deeply into the core of your subconscious belief systems that form the matrix of your cellular memory. Past traumas, negative imprints, and distorted perceptions of your value and who you are will come into your conscious mind.

She will then transmit energy to accelerate your ability to release these blocks, clear and shift your focus to reach your highest spiritual self, and connect to the truth of who you are and all that you can be. You will have a deeper understanding of your deservablity factor, allowing you to amp up your ability to attract all you desire and deserve. In this group setting, Aleta can tune into each, and everyone’s pending issues. Throughout this transformational journey, you will feel like she is working specifically with you. Join the vortex and “Rev Up The Power Of Your Magnetic Attraction!” GET THE DETAILS.

Want to know what’s doing in Miami?

If you’re to Miami this month, check out some of the awesome things going on, like the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. GET THE SCOOP.

Art Tours with Nadja

Art historian Nadja Hansen does the best art tours in the city. Here are here upcoming tours.


February Tour: Faith Ringgold at the New Museum 

Bringing together over sixty years of work, “Faith Ringgold: American People” provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the artist’s impactful vision.

THURSDAY MARCH 24th at 2pm. 

March Tour : Monet to Morisot: The Real and Imagined in European Art at The Brooklyn Museum

Featuring nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artworks by artists born in Europe or its colonies, Monet to Morisot: The Real and Imagined in European Art focuses on a period of significant societal transformation, when artistic techniques, subject matter, and patronage underwent profound changes.

Presented are approximately ninety works by Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet, Berthe Morisot, Francisco Oller, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Yves Tanguy,  among others.

THURSDAY APRIL 21st at 2pm

April Tour: Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure at Starrett Lehigh in Chelsea

Though the world has seen both in-person and virtual exhibits of the artist’s work before, this will be the first exhibition presented by Jean-Michel’s family. Featuring over 200 rare and never-before-seen works that tell the story of Jean-Michel from an intimate perspective, intertwining his artistic endeavors with his personal life, influences, and the times in which he lived.

The  group tours are $100.00/pp which includes the ticket. Visit her website for details.



  • 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.

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