NYC Life: New on Broadway, Winter Concerts, Holiday Experiences, and More

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A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, opened this past week, with a roar at the box office, and Valerie Smaldone has the scoop. Get in the holiday mood with two winter concerts. Looking for some unique holiday experiences? Get the highlights below. And if you travel in and out of NYC on the LIRR, the opening of the new Grand Central Madison station is so exciting! And don’t miss our first 3T event of the New Year—a tour of the Museum of Broadway followed by lunch at Chez Josephine.

Dec. 17@3PM. Tomatoes Got Talent winners

This will be wonderfully entertaining afternoon hosted by Randie Levine-Miller and featuring several of our very talented Tomatoes Got Talent alum. And all proceed benefit Urban Stages’ outreach programs. GET TICKETS.

Dec. 17 @ 8PM. SoHarmoniums Women’s Choir: Once Upon a December

Make it a day of holiday music and get tickets to the 8 PM show “Once Upon a December with the SoHarmoniums Women’s Choir. It will be an enchanting program with a wintry spirit and some holiday movie classics. Join us as we celebrate both the stillness of winter and the joy of the holiday season.

So named for its rehearsal home in the SoHo area of New York City, the SoHarmoniums is a diverse community of singers aged 20 to 75. The ensemble, under its Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez and accompanied by pianist Taisiya Pushkar, performs an eclectic repertoire of international works ranging from classical and folk to contemporary music. Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center 129 West 67th Street, NYC. 8 to 9:30 PM.  Get tickets.

Dec. 19. Chanukah on Ice

Head to Wollman Rink in Central Park for the biggest Chanukah party in the city. Skating dreidels, kosher donuts, and an Ice Menorah are just some of the fun at Chanukah on Ice. Enjoy traditional favorites including, the giant Ice Menorah, skating to Jewish music, and much loved Chanukah donuts! Complimentary kosher food and beverages will be included. 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 19, 6 – 9 PM. RSVP online: $28 per person. At the door: $35 per person. GET THE DETAILS.

 Now-Jan. 7. Visit ONEDERLAND for a Special Holiday Experience

Climb to the top of One World Trade Center and celebrate the season at ONEDERLAND and enjoy a magical mountaintop-inspired experience with unforgettable views and cheer-filled moments at every turn. Catch a lift to the ONEDERLAND Restaurant & Bar on the 101st floor with cozy, gingerbread décor, themed dining options and seasonal beverages! Simply stop for a holiday cocktail, a quick bite, or make a reservation for a gourmet meal.Elevate your holidays! GET THE details.

Last Day to Purchase Tickets is Jan. 5th.


Grand Central Madison

We never thought we’d see the day where the LIRR would go in and out of Grand Central. But whoopee, the new Grand Central Madison is set to open later this month. And 6Sq Feet reports that the MTA has unveiled new permanent floor-to-ceiling mosaics. The glass mosaics designed by renowned contemporary artists Yayoi Kusama and Kiki Smith animate the new terminal. Check out the video of the transformation. We can’t wait!




  • Cheryl Benton

    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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