NYC LIFE: Remembering, Movies, Sales, Live & Streaming Entertainment and More

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Sailors and Marines man the rails on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), as they approach New York City for Fleet Week New York, May 22, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo/Ryan Seelbach)

The fleet is not coming to town this year, but we hope you take a moment this weekend to recognize all of our service men and women. If you’re missing ships, you can tour tall ship at the South Street Seaport. Our roving photographer has captured some fab photos from “The Green” at Lincoln Center. Ready for the movies? Check out our suggestions. There’s a great pop-up rug sale happening. Get free online access to Open Arts for live Broadway performances and more. For more entertainment our Broadway Babe as her YouTube picks today. Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on live Broadway at Tavern on the Green. And join us for a powerful ZOOM event.


Free Movies on the Intrepid

Summer movies on back on the deck of the USS Intrepid as it does double duty as an open-air theater for this free summer film series on Fridays throughout the summer. Masks are required. Doors open at 7:30 and movies start at sunset. Check out their web site for upcoming movie schedules.


Ready for a Movie Theater Experience?

We’re heading to a movie for the first time in well over a year to see the much anticipated “Cruella,” which stars Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. Popcorn and movies, bring it on. (PS…it’s also on Disney Plus.)

She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.


Enjoy the Green

Nicole Freezer Rubens, our roving photographer and author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath, has stunning gimages from The Green at Lincoln Center. The renowned Josie Robertson Plaza has been covered in 14,000 square feet of soft faux grass. The concept is that in lieu of hard concrete visitors can sit anywhere and relax. Restart Stages is hosting pop-up performances and gourmet snacks. This public art installation is up for the summer. Come and sit without getting grass stains on your white jeans! 


June 22. Personal Branding Event

The marketplace has never been more competitive — whether you’re an entrepreneur, a corporate executive, or one of the many people job searching right now, you need to distinguish yourself from the competition. Join us for a zoom event that could change your life with two top experts in personal branding. SIGN UP HERE.


Visit the Tall Ship at South Street Seaport

Head to the Seaport and take a self-guided tour of the tall ship, the Wavertree, a 19th century cargo vessel that is permanently more there. The set route includes access to the main deck and quarter deck. Learn how people worked and lived aboard a ship, from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. Then visit the cargo hold and stand atop the viewing platform where you can take in the massive main cargo area. Open to the public for free on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from now to October. It’s free, but you must make reservations.


Afghan Pop Up Sale

If you’re sprucing up your digs, head to the Metropolitan Pavilion for this amazing sale on Afghan rugs, created by artisans and flown in from Afghanistan, sold at wholesale prices. Choose from a variety of beautiful handmade rugs and carpets made from high-quality hand-spun wool and natural dyes. The event supports the mission of USAID to help provide jobs and stability for artisans in Afghanistan. Metropolitan Pavilion at 123 W. 18th Street, NYC. Get the details.


Access over 100 LIVE Performances by Broadway and Opera Performers, and More!

Here ’s an awesome FREE online opportunity called Open Arts that gives you access to over 100+ live, interactive performances each month by the brightest stars of Broadway, opera, visual arts, and poetry. Connect directly with artists and audience members through a wide range of daily programming, including music, dance, visual arts and children’s programs. The program is sponsored by the nonprofit Sing for Hope. All performances are free of charge — and 100% of donations received go directly to supporting artists while most our stages are dark. Get details and sign up for free.

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