NYC Life: Museums & Exhibits, Shows, Sales and More

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You know the holidays are around the corner with the arrival of the tree and the opening of the rink at Rockefeller Center. Big news! Broadway now has its own museum. This month is also a great time to visit the Museum of the American Indian. Did you know there’s a Louis Vuitton exhibit at the old Barneys? Our roving photographer has the photos. Designer Gabrielle Carlson has a thank you Thanksgiving sale coming up. If you missed Kinky Boots on Broadway, Valerie Smaldone says the off-Broadway production at Theatre Row is stellar. Stressed? Check out this luxury retreat in the Catskills.

Nov. 15. Grand Opening of the Museum of Broadway

The Museum of Broadway has teamed up with internationally renowned artists, designers, and theatre historians to create an interactive experience that highlights groundbreaking moments in Broadway’s history – the moments that pushed creative boundaries, challenged social norms, and paved the way for those who would follow. STAY TUNED…WE WILL BE DOING A GROUP TOUR THERE IN JANUARY.

Travel through the timeline of Broadway from its birth to present day, where we highlight theater’s pioneers, socially progressive moments and some of the most beloved plays and musicals of all time. Go inside some of the most momentous musicals to change the landscape and trajectory of Broadway through installations designed by leading contemporary visual artists and Broadway designers. And so much more!!!

The Louis Vuitton Exhibit

Our roving photographer Nicole Freezer Rubens has visited the Louis Vuitton “200 Trunks, 200 Visionaries” exhibit several times, partially because she loves returning the space that was home to Barneys department store. This vibrant, stimulating show has the energy and bling factor of walking through Glitter Gulch in Las Vegas or Times Square, just down the street.

To celebrate 200 years of the iconic LV trunk, the company invited 200 artists to create an artwork based on the simple piece of luggage. Participants include Peter Marino, Frank Gehry, Fornasetti, Marc Jacobs and Gloria Steinem. A highlight for me is Robert Moy’s Brooklyn Balloon Company room. The balloons on the walls in here constantly need replacing, but the balloons on the trunk have been lacquered so many times that they are preserved like glass. These wide ranging interpretations make for an overall lively viewer experience.

The works have traveled from Asnières, to Los Angeles, to Singapore. New York is their final stop. For a journey through the past and into the future, go and see this free exhibition. It is open daily at 660 Madison Avenue, through December 31st. GET THE DETAILS.

Nicole is the author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath.  Follow her on Instagram@nfrconsult.

Iconic NYC Holiday Cards Support City Meals on Wheels

‘Tis the Season by Katie Woodward, Image courtesy of Citymeals on Wheels

Citymeals on Wheels’ co-founded by the late Gael Greene has their annual holiday card program that raises funds so this wonderful organization can continue to  prepare and deliver meals to our elderly, homebound New Yorkers. The cards are beautiful, and you’ll help a great cause.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Did you know we have a Smithsonian American Indian Museum right here in NYC? Head to Bowling Green this month or anytime. There are several exhibits happening this month at the museum and virtually as well.  It’s a great thing to do with your kids or grandkids this month. Get the details.

Nov. 23-27. Gab’s Giving Thanks Sale

Treat yourself this season and head to designer Gabrielle Carlson’s beautiful new store where you will meet her and experience the beauty of her clothes designed for real women. 1034A Lexington Avenue (bet 73 & 74 Streets), NYC.

Dec. 2-4. De-stress at a Luxury Retreat in the Catskills

If you’re overwhelmed with stress and anxiety, join Brett Cotter for a life-changing experience at Honor’s Haven, a luxury retreat center 90 miles from NYC. Brett has been a speaker at several of our events. His Stress Is Gone Method is a transformational healing technique that helps you quickly release old layers of pain, trauma and tension and reclaim inner peace and freedom. And you’ll enjoy the luxury of Honor Haven surrounded by the beauty of the Catskills. Get all the details.



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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.

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