NYC LIFE: Broadway, Cabaret, Movies, Jazz, Honey, Day Trips
What’s hot on Broadway? Valerie Smaldone says Moulin Rouge! is an immersive experience, a spectacle, a happening. “Think Cabaret meets Rent meets Rock of Ages.” What’s hot in cabaret? Michael Feinstein is back in town and his new show features Marilyn Maye. Sandi Durell calls it a “larger than life experience of two extraordinary talents.” And on these hot summer nights, grab a blanket and head to Central Park for movie night. Honey weekend is coming up and the Jazz Festival starts Aug. 21. August is a great month to kick back and explore our great city too. We have some suggestions. And tickets are selling fast for Sept. 17 3T event – “Get Organized and Change Your Life!”
September 17. GET ORGANIZED • STAY ORGANIZED • GET YOUR LIFE BACK
Join The Three Tomatoes for an evening that can your change your life with one of the pioneers of professional organizing. Andrew Mellen was a panelist at our spring Renewal Summit and Tomatoes loved him. He works with individuals and major global brands. A fabulous presenter who is a TEDx speaker. Wine, food, socializing, program. $45. Seating is limited. Join
August Movie Nights in Central Park
We can never see “Moonstruck” enough. Pack a picnic and grab a blanket and head to park and watch it under the stars. “Back to the Future” and “Black Panther” are on the schedule too.
- August 13, 2019
- Back to the Future – 1985 (PG)
- August 14, 2019
- Moonstruck – 1987 (PG)
- August 15, 2019
- Black Panther – 2018 (PG-13)
DETAILS: The festival will be held on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. Please enter the Park at 72nd Street at Central Park West or Fifth Avenue. Gates open at 6:30pm, with a live DJ. All movies begin at dusk. Tickets are not required.
Aug. 17-18. Honey Festival at Wave Hill
Wave Hill in the Bronx is in easy getaway and perfect day trip. Honey Weekend is one of their many fun events and it offers a buzz-worthy range of activities, from candle-making and honey-extraction demonstrations to a “Be a Bee” Family Art Project that has become a classic. Meet local beekeepers in The Shop, where you can enjoy a selection of local, artisanal honeys. Admission to the grounds this weekend is $12 adults. Free to Wave Hill Members and children under six. Passes are not accepted. Get the details.
Aug. 21-25. Jazz Festival
Charlie Parker Jazz Festival has concerts in honor of jazz legend Charlie Parker. This year’s event assembles some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Charlie Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist. The festival is a vibrant – and free – celebration of jazz in New York, bringing together storied, veteran players and the next generation of jazz artists.at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem and Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan. Schedule. Free.
August is a great time to explore your city, and you don’t have to go far to enjoy some terrific day trips.
Explore Riverdale in the Bronx
Riverdale is rich with history. In the 19th century many Manhattan built their country estates there, including Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt. It’s a vibrant community with great restaurants, beautiful parks, including Wave Hill. Check out this guide
Summer and Governors Island make a perfect pair. It’s a short ferry ride away, less than 10 minutes from Manhattan’s Battery Maritime Building (daily) or Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (weekends only). The 172-acre island, a former military base used in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, serves as a seasonal recreation space with green lawns ready for picnics, paths fit for bicycle rides and hammocks primed for relaxing in the sunshine. Upon arrival, you’ll find plenty of ways to explore the New York Harbor oasis—no matter your style or speed. Read on for a few favorite island activities.
Ellis Island – a Moving Experience
Over 12 million immigrants entered America through the golden door of Ellis Island. Today, the descendants of those immigrants account for almost half of the American people. If you haven’t visited yet, this is an incredibly moving experience. The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is located in the Main Building of the former immigration station complex. Get the details.
Aug. 3, 7 & 10. Tour the Park Avenue Armory
The Park Avenue Armory is offering guided tours. This is a great chance to view the unique qualities of this landmark building, from the soaring 55,000 square foot Drill Hall to the extraordinary interiors by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, Candace Wheeler, Herter Brothers and others. The magnificent BOARD OF OFFICERS ROOM and VETERANS ROOM on the first floor, and two rooms on the second floor have already been restored and renovated to the design of Herzog & de Meuron. The 75-minute, walking tour explores the first floor period rooms, views the drill hall and visits some of the second floor areas not normally on view to the public. Tickets are $15. ; armoryonpark.org