NYC LIFE: Olden Days, Daffodils & Wine, Art on an Island and More
Harken back to New York City in 1911. Watch this awesome video clip from a restored 1911 tour of New York City from MoMA’s archives. Fast forwarding to 100 plus years, here a few things to do in our always vibrant city like the daffodil and wine celebration at the New York Botanical Gardens, art, festivals, and a book party.
New York City, 1911
Watch this fascinating clip from a film from MoMA’s archives. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America and the print survived in mint condition.
April 28-29. Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend
Get your spring on and head to the New York Botanical Gardens today or tomorrow from 12 – 4 p.m. where the daffodils are in bloom (670,000 of them) and the wine will be flowing. Enjoy samplings from more than a dozen New York wineries, listen to live music, and learn about the science behind winemaking along Tulip Tree Allée. Drop by the spring preview of the NYBG Farmers Market for freshly baked goods and other delicious treats. Tickets are $43. Get the details.
May 2-6. Art on Randall’s Island
The Frieze Art Fair is back. Head to Randall’s Island where can view and buy art from more than 1,000 of today’s leading artists and experience a curated program of talks, performance and new artist commissions. It’s definitely a see and be seen event. Watch the preview video. Get the details.
May 6. Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Take the quick ferry to Hoboken (perfect on a spring day) and enjoy Hoboken’s Spring Arts & Music Festival. Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors will exhibit / sell their work. Food Vendors, local restaurants & businesses. Special section with children’s activities including rides, games, face painting, live performance & more. 3 Stages of Live music. Get the details.
May 14. A Book Celebration with Music and Wine
We’re so excited that the NYC Chapter of the Transition Network, an organization designed to enrich the lives of accomplished women over 50, is hosting a book event for the Head Tomato’s new novel, Can You See Us now? A fun girls time out, it will be like no other book event you’ve ever been to!
The readings will be accompanied by songs featuring vocalists Randie Levine-Miller, Beth Goehring, Karen Nason and Merrill Stone, accompanied by acclaimed jazz pianist Jon Weber.
Come enjoy all this including wine and lite bites.
The book may be purchased for $10 and the author will be available to sign copies. May 14. 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Shetler Studios. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.
May 14. Book Celebration