NYC LIFE:  Summer Fun with Benefits from the City to the Hamptons

Attention Broadway lovers. The deadline is here for joining us on July 26 for a special matinee performance of Desperate Measures, an awesomely funny musical, get your tickets now. The New York City Public Library has an amazing exhibit celebrating 75 years of Rodgers and Hammerstein.  It’s  fundraising season in the Hamptons and we’re highlighting two important ones today for The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation and the Southampton Animal Shelter. NYC Restaurant week is around the corner, and two of our favorite designers have special events. And we do hope you’ll join us “Up On the Roof” on August 7th for a super fun party night.


Tonight.  July 14. The Hamptons Happening

The 14th Annual Hamptons Happening benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation takes place TONIGHT on the estate of Maria and Kenneth Fishel. This is one of the Hamptons’ most anticipated summer benefits and will once again feature tastings from some of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. The event will be hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge and will honor Chef Matt Lambert, Executive Chef & Co-owner of The Musket Room, Michelin Star Recipient; Ramy Brook Sharp, Founder & Creative Director of Ramy Brook; and Joe Farrell, Founder & President of Farrell Building Company.

The benefit is a scrumptious celebration of New York’s finest cuisine, personally presented by the top chefs of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons. Guests indulge their appetites for the savory and the sweet, mix and mingle, bid on exciting auction items and dance to today’s hottest tunes, all the while collaborating to fund the quest for a cure for cancer.  Get ticket details.


July 18. Gabrielle Carlson Trunk Show to Help Immigrant Children

Catholic Charities in NYC is caring for children who’ve been separated from their parents at the border. The children are receiving medical and social services and each child has access to an immigration lawyer. Most important, the agency is seeking to reunite the children with their parents.  Gabrielle is hosting a benefit trunk show on July 18.  Join her for an evening of sipping and shopping. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to caring for the children – with an emphasis on reuniting them with their families. A representative from the agency will be on hand too.  Gabrille Carlson 501 Lexington Ave. at 47th St. NYC 917 514 4433 gabriellecarlson.com gabonthego@gmail.com


July 17-19.  Summer Designer Sale from Aysha NYC

Peruse Aysha’s beautiful collection of dresses, jackets and more, that are favorites of New York City professional women. Up to 80% off.


July 21. Unconditional Love Gala Benefit

We know how Tomatoes love our pets and especially our rescues.  The Southampton Animal Shelter is doing an amazing job of rescuing animals and placing them in loving homes.  In the past year alone, they’ve found homes for over 900 cats and dogs. Support their work at the Unconditional Love Gala Benefit.  The event takes place at  private waterfront residence in Southhampton. Get the details.



Celebrating 75 Years of the Rodgers and Hammerstein

Seventy five years ago, in March of 1943, Rodgers and Hammerstein revolutionized musical theatre on Broadway with their first collaboration, Oklahoma!. With digital displays, scenic designs, and other treasures, this exhibit now at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center,  examines the innovations that led to the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution on Broadway.   Get more details.


July 23- August 17. Restaurant Week Is Back

Dining out is New York City’s most fabulous pastime, and NYC Restaurant Week is the only invitation you need. This summer, you’ll find special prix-fixe menus at hundreds of the city’s top restaurants across town. Get all the details.

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