NYC Life: Wine Trip, Kite Runner, Ticket Giveaway, Cheescake, Summer Streets, and More

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 The Kite Runner, based on the bestselling novel, is now a Broadway play in a limited run. Valerie Smaldone calls it “heartbreaking, brutal, beautiful, and spiritual.” Exciting news. Tickets are now on sale for the 3T wine trip. Need a day at the beach? Our roving photographer was roving in Atlantic Beach on Long Island. It’s National Cheesecake Day—be on the lookout for Junior’s cheesecake truck. Summer Streets are coming soon. We have theater tickets to giveaway. And our Broadway Babe has some awesome streaming finds.

After 3 long years our wine trip to Long Island’s North Fork vineyards is back. Tickets are selling fast, so if you want to join us, do NOT delay. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Win Theater Tickets

What happens when the music of Céline Dion makes sweet Canadian love with the eleven-time Oscar®-winning film Titanic? You get TITANIQUE, a musical celebration that turns one of the greatest love stories of all time into a hysterical slay-fest. We have a discount offer and you can enter to win a pair of tickets. (We’re giving away 3 pairs.)

“TITANIQUE IS F*CKING GREAT. SWIM, DON’T WALK, to see this Celine Dion jukebox fantasia!” 

— Rachel Handler, Vulture

Our story begins when Céline Dion hijacks a Titanic Museum tour and enchants the audience with her totally wild take, recharting the course of Titanic’s beloved moments with her iconic song catalog. In other words, it’s the kooky, krazy show you didn’t realize you needed.

To sweeten the deal, we’re offering specially priced tickets as low as $39 and $49 on select seats just for you, girlfriends! Use code TQPARTNER to set sail on the Ship of Dreams this summer. Now, all aboard divas! Buy Tickets

Enter here to win a pair of tickets.

Look for the Junior’s Cheesecake Truck


Time Out says…Junior’s celebrating National Cheesecake Day this Saturday, July 30, by driving around the boroughs in its cheesecake food truck. Between July 29 and 31, Juniors will be offering $5 slices and delicious toppings such as macaroon crunch, strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce, rainbow sprinkles, chocolate chips, and more. Throughout the weekend, the truck’s live location can be accessed on the Junior’s social media pages.

Broadway Babe’s Streaming Finds

Our Broadway Babe has a great video of Jimmy Cagney being honored at the Kennedy Center. She also shares some anecdotes about the 50th Anniversary Party of Grease, which she recently attended with her dear friend, Ken Waissman, who was the producer. At 88 year’s old Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are still going strong! There’s a salute to legendary jazz and ragtime composer, Eubie Blake. And a private performance of Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach. READ ON.

A Beach Day and a Trip Back in Time

To beat the sweltering heat last week, our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens, spent the day in Atlantic Beach. She writes:

This small village covered in retro private beach clubs, is an ode to another time and always reminds me of the movie The Flamingo Kid.

The shoreline was first developed in 1923 and homes, beach clubs and a boardwalk began to pop up. Its proximity to New York City has always been a big draw, long before the Hamptons were and much of the look and feel of this barrier island has not really changed.

I was at Clearwater Beach Club surrounded by families who have been coming for generations. Although like many of the clubs it has been renovated following repeated storms, it still looks and feels the same as it did when I went as a kid. Dipping in the salty Atlantic Ocean and jumping the waves felt therapeutic and brought a much-needed relief to the summer heat. I left renewed, sun kissed and with a lot of sand at the bottom of my beach bag.

Summer Streets is back!

Saturdays, August 6, 13 and 20| 7am to 1pm | Park Avenue from Brooklyn Bridge to East Harlem

Summer Streets is a multi-day, annual car-free event held on three Saturdays in August – 6,13, and 20. This event takes place in Manhattan between the Brooklyn Bridge and East Harlem. Everyone is invited to play, run, walk, and bike along Park Avenue and its connecting streets.

NYC DOT hosts free public art installations, performances and activities at Rest Stops along the route. Partners include lifestyle and consumer brands, city agencies, community organizations, performers and artists. Activities promote fitness, recreation, arts, culture — and fun!

Check out the activities, art and performances happening during Summer Streets 2022


  • 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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