NYC Life: Orchids, Best Burgers, Seals, Chinese Culture & Black History Month

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The Orchids are returning the New York Botanical Garden. Don’t Miss them! Any day is a great to visit Harlem’s famed Red Rooster, but this month is extra special as they honor women chefs for Black History month. In the mood for an eco-cruise? Check out New York Harbor.   Where are the best burgers in NYC? You’ll find that answer at the 3T Hot List. And hurry and get tickets to see Shen Yun at Lincoln Center.  It’s simply stunning!

Best Burgers in NYC

NYC Life: Orchids, Best Burgers, Seals, Chinese Culture & Black History Month

We (well the head tomato anyway) love burgers, although we don’t eat them often, but when we do, we want a big juicy flavorful burger, with fun topping choices. And really, if you’re splurging on a burger you need great fries too, right? Well here are the two best places in NYC for burgers, and an added bonus is they’re in the theater district.  You’ll find them at the 3T Hot List (which no longer requires registration.) Check out the HOT LIST.

Feb. 27-April 17. Orchids, Music, and Cocktails

The orchid exhibit at the New York Botanical Gardens is always fantastic and it opens on Feb. 27.  And we love their special evening events where you can experience the incredible beauty of Orchidelirium and its thousands of spectacular flowers, while you enjoy a complimentary specialty cocktail, like the Ginger Vanilla Fusion, and live music. The Orchid Show takes you on a journey through orchid collecting history, including far-flung adventures where collectors literally risked their lives for these captivating flowers.  Get discounted tickets via Goldstar.

Shen Yun: 5,000 Years of Chinese Culture

Last month we had a chance to see Shen Yun at Lincoln Center and were blown away.  This visually stunning show of classical Chinese dance and music is breathtaking.  Shen Yun was started in 2006 by a non-profit organization that wanted to keep the Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization alive, especially since it is banned in China. Now Shen Yun is performed around the world (with the exception of China) to captivated audiences.  It sells out quickly.  Get tickets.

Jan. 10-March 13. NYC Audubon Winter EcoCruise

NYC Life: Orchids, Best Burgers, Seals, Chinese Culture & Black History Month

This is a great way to spend a winter Sunday in New York City.  Head to Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport and step aboard for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals and learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including long-tailed ducks, geese, common loons, and sandpipers on this environment themed New York harbor cruise. Boards: 11:45AM | Sails: 12:00-2:00PM.  $35 adults. $25 for children. Get the details.

Celebrating Women Chefs at the Red Rooster for Black History Month

NYC Life: Orchids, Best Burgers, Seals, Chinese Culture & Black History Month

The renowned Harlem restaurant, The Red Rooster is awesome any day.  But any day this month, you can experience their Black History Month Prix Fixe Menu ($65) celebrating women chefs.  They’re cooking up Blackened Catfish that is dedicated to Leah Chase with Creole cooked beans and turnip greens, or you can share in the delectable flavors of Lucky Macaroons with duck liver and aged balsamic vinegar, in honor of Miss Adrienne.  And their Beer Braised Pork Belly is served with Lena’s creamed turnips and smoked vinegar jus in celebration of Lena Richardson. All of the dishes are infused with the history of the neighborhood and the strength of the women in Harlem who have been dishing up delicious eats for decades.  Make a reservation now.

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