NYC Life: Dogs, Chocolate, Vegans, Music and More
Fall is kicking into high gear this weekend. If you hurry, you can join us tomorrow in the vineyards of Long Island. If wine isn’t your thing, there’s the chocolate show, the vegan festival, and the Hoboken Music and Art festival, all happening this weekend. Or grab your 4-legged pal and head to the West Village for a fun interactive experience. And later this fall there two important fundraisers – one supports girls, and one supports our veterans.
Now to Nov. 12. A Doggy Popup Playground
Human’s Best Friend, an interactive and vibrantly designed experience for dogs and dog lovers, comes bounding into the West Village with a two-month long pop. Guests of all ages – and their dogs! – will travel through a series of curated environments set to celebrate and capture that special bond between humans and dogs. No Pup? No Problem. Human’s Best Friend is partnering with over a half dozen local rescue organizations, so visitors without pups can meet rescue dogs and possibly find their new Best Friend. Get the details and tickets.
Sept. 29-30. New York’s Largest Chocolate Show
Head to the New Yorker Hotel this weekend and discover a world of chocolate at the Big Chocolate Show. Meet chocolatiers, artisans, chefs and experts from around the world. Taste and purchase chocolate of all percentages, flavors, origins, and creations. Attend live demonstrations, book signings with writers and pastry chefs, and master tasting classes. Get the details.
Sept. 29-30. The Vegan Food Festival
Rejoice vegans and head to Randall’s Island this week for the Vegan food festival. Buy food, beer, wine, and spirits (all vegan) from 70 vendors. Get the details.
Sept. 30. Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
Head to Washington Street where you’ll find 200 artists, sculptors, photographers, and crafters, as well as three stages of live music, rides, games, and food vendors. Get the details.
Opens Oct. 7. Andrea Wolff at Green Room 42
The Green Room 42 Presents stage and television performer, Andrea Wolff, in her new cabaret, I Can’t Trace Time, a passionate look at the arc of life. The opening show is Oct. 7th at 7pm. With a powerful, fresh mixture of pop and Broadway, Andrea Wolff’s I Can’t Trace Time features a master entertainer who has been widely lauded for her strong comic timing, offbeat and compelling characterizations and superb taste in music. Get tickets.
Oct. 10. Let’s Change the Future for Girls
Please join the head tomato and other members of the NYC Leadership Council as we celebrate International Day of the Girl in support of Plan International USA’s “Because I am a Girl” programs. Too often, girls are prevented from realizing their rights like learning, leading, and deciding when and whether to marry and have children. They are silenced and excluded from the choices that shape their futures. But together we can change that. The evening includes a wine reception, food, a fab silent auction, and an inspiring program. Get the details.
Nov. 10. “A Galaxy of Stars to Benefit Our Veterans”
Two of our Three Tomatoes partners, veterans advocate Anne Akers and Randie Levine Miller are presenting a fabulous afternoon of music at the Triad thanking our military, first responders, and veterans for their service. Randie will host and perform along with Tony LoBianco, Lee Roy Reams, The Janes, Steve Maglio, James Valenti. All proceeds to Operation Warrior Shield and VETWELL, “Healing the Hidden Wounds of War.” The TRIAD, Nov. 10 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $55 + 2 drink minimum.