NYC LIFE: Fun Events, Holiday Shopping
Yes, we’re obsessed with the Mandarin duck in Central Park. And what do the Grinch and the 3Ts Cheryl Benton have in common? They’ll both be at Bloomingdale’s in NYC this Tuesday. Join us there. And this is so exciting…TWO of our past Tomatoes Got Talent finalists – Karen Nason (our first winner!) and Audrey Givens (a finalist) are doing their own shows in December! And don’t miss Raissa Katona Bennett (who played Christine in Phantom of the Opera) at The Green Room 42. And if you like doing your holiday shopping early, the markets are opening and there’s a huge craft fair next weekend.
Nov. 13. Join us at Bloomingdales.
Yep. The Grinch is the theme of this year’s Bloomingdale’s holiday windows and you see then when you join Joan Pelzer and Cheryl Benton in the personal shopping section for a lively discussion about Cheryl’s novel, “Can You See Us Now?” You’ll get a great gift bag and hang with other awesome Tomatoes. Get tickets now for $20 with our discount code NYCheryl. (That’s $15 off the regular ticket price.)
Tuesday Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 8 PM. Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave @59th Street). Get your ticket now.
Jump Start Your Holiday Shopping
The Grand Central Holiday Market opens Nov. 12 and Union Square (our favorite holiday market) opens Nov. 15. And head to the Metropolitan Pavillion next weekend and shop from 200 artisans, chefs and vintage vendors at the Renegade Craft Fair.
Nov. 17 – 18. Renegade Craft Fair. Shop from 200 artisans, chefs, and vintage vendors at Renegade Craft Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Free.
Nov. 12-Dec. 24. Grand Central Holiday Fair is a holiday market with 40 vendors in Vanderbilt Hall. Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Free.
Nov. 14-Dec. 24. Holiday market – Union Square. Find handmade jewelry, fine art, clothing, ornaments, toys, food, and drink at Union Square Holiday Market in Union Square Park. Closed for Thanksgiving. Free.
Nov. 13 & 27. Raissa Katona Bennett Celebrates her CD at The Green Room 41
“A tart tongued commentator on modern life…her theatrical soprano…is an effective vehicle for witty story telling.” ~ The New York Times
The Green Room 42 presents two performances by Broadway actress-singer – she was Christine in Phantom of the Opera – MAC and Bistro Award winner, Raissa Katona Bennett, in a CD release celebration for CAN’T HELP SINGING – THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN. Raissa will appear Nov. 13th and Nov. 27th at 7pm , singing some of Kern’s greatest hits, including “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “All the Things You Are” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” Jon Weber, Music Director, and Bassist Tom Hubbard. Join Raissa for this engagement. Catch her while you can! For tickets to The Green Room 42 shows, click here: https://www.onfournyc.com/tickets.html
Dec. 1. Karen Nason Show to Benefit “Because I am a Girl”
The awesome Karen Nason, and our first Tomatoes Got Talent winner, is bringing her new show, “From Maine to Manhattan” to Don’t Tell Mamas. She’s a powerhouse singer with great stories and guests include Sidney Myer, and piano players Loren Korevec who played for years at “Elaine’s” and with “The Band, pls Joel Diamond music composer who has worked Eric Clapton and Graham Parker . And the $25 cover fee will be donated to our favorite non-profit, “Because I am a Girl”. Reserve now. CASH only and there is a 2- drink minimum.
Dec. 8. Audrey Givens Performs at the Triad
Audrey Givens started singing professionally at the age of 6. She had recording contracts too and then had to give up singing about 10 years. We met her on her comeback trail when she auditioned for Tomatoes Got Talent and blew us away. She was a finalist in our 2017 show. Well she’s back and you definitely want to catch her show at The Triad. Saturday Dec. 8 @ 7 PM. Get details and tickets.