NYC Life: Vintage, Bumper Cars, Date Night, and More….
Our roving photographer has captured the work of beloved photographer William Wegman in a surprising place. If you love vintage clothes, head to the Manhattan Vintage Show. Bumper Cars on Ice are back in Bryant Park! Now here’s a nice way to spend an early Valentine’s Day—Date Night at the Met. NYC has restored the national medallions that once lined Avenue of the Americas. The NY Public Library has an extraordinary exhibit on Virginia Woolf. Valerie Smaldone recommends Monet’s Garden The Immersive Experience as a romantic Valentine’s experience. And our Broadway Babe has some very entertaining finds.
Feb. 3-4. The Manhattan Vintage Show
The Manhattan Vintage Show is the largest and longest-running vintage show in New York City. From noon to 6 PM today shop 90+ dealers as they showcase their collections of vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories and textiles that reflect every era, style and point of view capturing the history of fashion.
Find fashion from the 19th century through the 21st century and all decades in between. Manhattan Vintage is an invitation to vintage lovers of all backgrounds, ages, and tastes to experience this extraordinary world of vintage for all. Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th
Now-March 4. Bumper Cars on Ice
Here’s a great way to bring out your inner child. Bumper Cars are back on the ice at Bryant Park! Bump, slide, and spin around the rink. Get details and tickets.
Feb. 11. Date Night at the Met
Now here’s a nice way to spend an early Valentine’s Day. Every Friday and Saturday night, it’s Date Night at The Met! Bring a friend or special someone (or yourself!) for an evening of live music, drinks, and 5,000 years of art. Experience live music and gallery chats across the Museum and enjoy drink specials and an assortment of light fare in the American Wing Cafe, the Great Hall Balcony Cafe, or the Petrie Court Cafe. Met Members at the Evening Hours level and above are welcome to enjoy small bites menu in the Balcony Lounge.
Feb. 11 from to 6-8:30 PM enjoy Live Music by Instruments of the People. Join Francisco Roldán (guitar) and Danny Mallon (percussion) as they perform arrangements inspired by global music and influenced by genres such as voodoo ritual dances, joropo, flamenco dances, bolero, tango, and more. Get the details.
Art in the Subway
Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens, has beautifully captured the the work of beloved photographer William Wegman, known for portraits of his generations of Weimaraners, which can be found underground in the F/M subway station on 23rd Street in Chelsea. In 2018 this display was commissioned by the MTA Arts & Design program, bringing public art to the busy stations and platforms, adding color, whimsy and companionship to New York commuters.
Wegman’s current dogs Flo and Topper are featured in elaborate mosaic intricately fabricated by the Mayer Of Munich workshop. These detailed works took six months to complete. William Wegman lives with his beloved dogs in the Chelsea neighborhood. He said “I dressed the dogs in more or less ordinary clothes, nothing too fashionable” to mimic the casual mood of the area. Paying the city’s modest subway fare just to see these 11 murals, is a worthwhile admission fee, and like New York City itself, this exhibition never sleeps.
Nicole Freezer Rubens is the author of “The Long Pause and the Short Breath.” Follow her on Instagram@nfrconsult
4-Week Online Osteoporosis Strength Training Class
Our 3T fitness guru, Joan Pagano, is offering a 4 week live online class for just $48.00. Learn how to do weight-bearing resistance training workouts from the experts! Target major muscles using a variety of at-home equipment – stretch bands, loops, and free weights. 4 class at NOON ET on Feb. 7, 14, 21, and March 7. Get the details.
Avenue of the Americas National Medallions are Back
6 Sq Feet reports that the city’s Department of Transportation this week unveiled the first restored medallions installed along the Avenue of the Americas on lampposts from 42nd Street to 59th Street. The medallions, which were first displayed in 1959, depict the emblems of each nation and territory in the Western Hemisphere. After years of neglect, the medallions had fallen into disrepair, leaving just 18 of the original 300 medallions remaining. Last fall, DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced plans to create new medallions. On Monday, the city installed the first nine of 45 new medallions, representing the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Argentina, St. Lucia, and Uruguay. READ MORE.
Now-March 5. Virginia Woolf Exhibit at NYPL
Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind provides an intimate view of the author’s life and creative process through her personal notebooks and diaries, family photographs, and unpublished letters. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the holdings of The New York Public Library, which houses one of the most important collections of her writings in the world.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) spent her creative life pushing the boundaries of literature. Best known for her novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927), as well as for A Room of One’s Own (1929) and other writings critical of patriarchy, she engaged with questions of gender, class, consciousness, and privilege, albeit from a perspective of great privilege herself.
Ideas often came to her in a rush. She could write fluidly and swiftly, revising as she went, but she also struggled to finish books and faced periods of doubt, anxiety, and—as she described it—apprehension. She suffered from mental and physical illness throughout her life and died by suicide at the age of 59. GET THE DETAILS.
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