NYC LIFE: Diamonds & Jewels, Celebrations, High Line, June Fun Everywhere
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and so are rubies, emeralds and sapphires at Christie’s Maharajas & Mughals Magnificence – Al Thani Collection sale. You can view them before the auction. Valerie Smaldone says Cady Huffman’s one-woman show about the legendary singer and songwriter Peggy Lee is great. Celebrate summer at a sunrise concert at St. John the Divine. And celebrate women’s right to vote this summer in Sarasota. June is a great time to walk the High Line, and the last portion is now complete. Plus the River to River Festival is back! And Happy Father’s Day to all the great dad’s out there.
The High Line at the Spur
The last segment of the High Line, called the Spur (at 30th and 10th) is now open and you can view this magnificent sculpture by Simone Leigh called “Brick House.” It’s 16-foot-tall bronze bust of a Black woman with a torso that combines the forms of a skirt and a clay house. The sculpture’s head is crowned with an afro framed by cornrow braids, each ending in a cowrie shell. Brick House is the inaugural commission for the High Line Plinth, a new landmark destination for major public artworks in New York City. The sculptures will rotate every 18 months. Get the details.
Clothes, Conversations, and Wine
Our NYC Inside’s Club members had such a fun night earlier this week at designer Gabrielle Carlson’s beautiful midtown boutique. Here she is with our pal Randie Levine Miller. Our Insider’s Club is a place for smart savvy women who are living life with joie de vivre. Membership gives you the chance to meet other phenomenal women like you, and enjoy exclusive insider events, and more. Get the details.
June 18-28. River to River Festival
Enjoy downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival. Performances and events celebrate artistic and creative diversity in all its forms throughout spaces in Lower Manhattan. This year’s festival encourages the discovery of what arises when we all slow down. All events are free and all are welcome. Get the details.
June 22. Sunrise Summer Solstice Celebration
If you’re an early bird, here’s a spectacular way to welcome in summer. Head to St. John the Divine for Paul Winter’s 24th Musical Summer Solstice Celebration.” This sunrise concert is a unique musical journey, beginning in total darkness, with the light gradually joining the sounds, to usher in the dawning of summer. This year’s Summer Solstice Celebration will be dedicated to renowned architect I.M. Pei. A floor section for yoga mats will again be provided this year. All are invited to a free tea reception in the Nave of the Cathedral following the concert. Get the details and tickets.
Aug. 25-27. Celebrate Women’s Right to Vote
100 years ago this month, congress passed the 19th Amendment which was ratified a year later. Celebrate this milestone at a three-day conference in Saratoga Springs . Network, engage in critical thinking exercises and share ideas with elected women, featured speakers, millennials, feminists and civically engaged youth. Get the details.