NYC LIFE: NYC Reawakens, Cherry Blossoms, Concerts, Poetry, and More
Our city is coming back, and the vibrancy is palpable. Tourists will be returning as NYC launches a $30 million ad tourism campaign called “NYC Reawakens.” Before they return now is a great time to enjoy our museums, gardens, and attractions like Hudson Yards. Central Park has awakened, and our roving photographer has captured the cherry blossoms. Check out the sculptures at Pershing Square. Don’t miss the Amas Theatre Concert and get destressing tips at a free event. Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on a great day trip. And join us this Sunday night for our LIVE Facebook event.
A Fun Pre-Oscar Event
Join us LIVE at 4 PM EDT on Facebook or YouTube as we celebrate National Poetry Month with three of our Three Tomatoes’ Poet Laureates. SIGN UP HERE.
Hudson Yards and the Edge
The head Tomato spent a delightful afternoon at Hudson Yards last weekend and it is a flutter with activity. The inside mall has a wonderful mix of retailers and some fabulous restaurants. We dined at Queens Yard which has a great view of the Vessel. Make sure you get tickets to The Edge (in the same building). It’s the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, 100 stories high. The views are spectacular. And then we strolled the High Line which is at the edge of Hudson Yards. Get the details.
Central Park is Blooming
Earth Day overlaps with the very pretty in pink peak season of the cherry blossom trees in Central Park. The Parks Department reported that along with the two main species the Yoshino and the Kwanzan cherry trees, this year the forsythia and magnolia trees are in bloom all at once. People have been coming out to the park in droves to see and photograph the uplifting abundance flowering trees. The splendor is short lived but followed by an equally beautiful covering of pink and white petals blanketing the ground.
Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens is the author of “The Long P:ause and the Short Breath,” photos and poetry from NYC’s pandemic.
Sculptures at Pershing Square Plaza
If you’re near Grand Central check out the three life-size works by artist Jim Rennert, which have been installed in Pershing Square Plaza West located on the west side of Park Avenue between East 41st and East 42nd Streets. Each sculpture stands over 6 feet tall and depicts the daily struggles and achievements of everyday people. The sculpture installations are being facilitated as part of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Temporary Art Program. Learn more about the artist and the sculptures.
May 10. Amas Musical Theatre Benefit Concert
For 50 years, Amas has engraved its unique trademark on the world of American musical theatre. This non-profit theatre produces quality musical theatre presenting different cultural viewpoints including African-American, Latino, European, and Jewish, while reaching out to underserved audiences. The gala will be spectacular. Get tickets.
May 11. You’re Invited….
The Accessories Council is invited Tomatoes to this free event with Brett Cotter, an expert in stress management. Brett has been a panelist at 3T events, and we recently did a Happy Hour podcast him. His advice is practical with steps you can take right now. SIGN UP HERE.