NYC Life: Summer Sparkle, Anthems, Love, Festivals & More

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We hope you are enjoying the July 4th weekend. Do we need a new national anthem? Head to Lincoln Center tonight for an anthem showdown. Are you ready to sparkle this summer? You’re invited to a special jewelry event starting on July 11. There’s a pool party at Rockefeller Center and IKEA is coming to Fifth Avenue. Do you need some advice in the love area? Head to Sag Harbor and meet psychotherapist Beatty Cohan a top expert in relationships.  Speaking of Long Island, there are festivals galore this month. And our roving photographer is roaming in Dumbo.

July 6. A New Nation Anthem?

New York, NY, US-August 16, 2021: Lincoln Center, performing arts venue, lit up against a blue night sky.

Head to Lincoln Center tonight at 8 PM and hear the three finalists in the anthem contest conducted by the Brooklyn Museum and Lincoln Center. The idea was that the Star Spangled Banner feels dated and they encouraged dozens of musicians to submit an anthem of that reflects the collective hopes, struggles and histories of today’s America. The concert is free, but first come first serve for seating. Get the details.

July 11. The Summer Sparkle Event

Hosted by designer Gabrielle Carlson in her beautiful clothing boutique, this event brings together two of our favorite jewelry designers, Laura Kass and Amy Kanarek. Laura is known for her creative fine/demi-fine pieces, made of recycled metals, silk, and 14kgold thread to create one-of-a-kind jewelry designs. Amy’s unique designs are created by hand from seed beads, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass beads, gemstones, and freshwater pearls.

July 15. Wellness Monday: Never Make a Mistake In Love Again!

Meet Beatty Cohan, a long time contributor to the 3Ts in Sag Harbor. Beatty wants you to find lasting love, stay safe in love, and learn the best ways to assess who’s right or wrong for you before committing to any serious relationship. The nationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, author, columnist, national speaker, and national radio and television expert shares the three things we all need to do to never make a mistake in love again. Backed by over 35 years of clinical experience and research, Beatty’s program invites participants to learn about themselves, their partners, and the ways to break the dysfunctional patterns that grow within society.  GET THE DETAILS.

Monday, July 15, 2024 | 3:00 PM  4:00 PM | The Church 48 Madison Street, Sag Harbor

Spotlight on Long Island: Festivals Galore

The patriotic fervor of July 4th may have passed for this year, but Long Island’s festival scene is just warming up with a host of diverse celebrations on the horizon. From savory treats to toe-tapping beats, this weekend’s festivities will serve up the three components of American enjoyment: food, music, and fun. Offering a global culinary adventure alongside local favorites like sour pickles, these events are paired with diverse music and activities for the young and the young-at-heart. GET THE DETAILS. 




Now to July 21. Pool Party at Rockefeller Center

The ice rink is now a fun art installation by renowned artist Joel Mesler. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of hope, joy, and love at “Pool Party,” a refreshing oasis, set against the backdrop of New York City. This immersive public artwork, a centerpiece of Rockefeller Center’s Summer at The Rink program series, will be free and open to the public for all to enjoy. GET MORE DETAILS.

Roving in Dumbo

Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens writes:

One of my daughters recently moved to Dumbo. I have walked around this lively neighborhood for years watching its gradual gentrification, but suddenly I am overwhelmed by the views.

Dumbo’s waterfront location offers a clear perspective of multiple bridges, centering around the Manhattan Bridge, lending itself to the area’s 1978 acronym Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Even the name has character!

The area began as a ferry landing filled with industrial warehouses and today bears the nickname Brooklyn Tech Triangle. In the late 1800s the cardboard box was invented in Dumbo, and now it is home to multiple startups including Etsy.

Brooklyn Bridge Park along the shoreline offers a lively gathering place and houses the world famous Jane’s Carousel. The ride was built in 1922 in Philadelphia and purchased in 1984 by Dumbo’s prime developer David Walentas. The magnificent attraction was meticulously restored in a 27 year renovation, finally finding a home just below the Brooklyn Bridge.

I can see why my daughter who also moved from Philadelphia to Dumbo, chose to live there. The expansive vision certainly inspires creativity and all that awaits her back home in New York City.

~Nicole Freezer Rubens is the author of “The Long Pause and the Short Breath.”  Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nfrconsult/

IKEA is Coming to Fifth Avenue

IKEA announced this week that it will be opening in the heart of the Fifth Avenue shopping district in Manhattan as a prime anchor of a new office tower, which will be located at 570 Fifth Avenue between West 46th and 47th Street. The new store will encompass 80,000 square feet over two levels. But you’ll have to wait a while to shop…it’s not scheduled until 2028,

 

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. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato

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. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato

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