NYC LIFE: Broadway & Restaurant Week, Winter Festivals, and More
It’s that time of the year when the tourists disappear, and the city opens up to the rest of us. Get 2 for 1 Broadway tickets and book your favorite restaurant during Restaurant Week. But first, check out Gael Greene’s favorite restaurants in 2019. You don’t have to leave NYC to enjoy winter activities. Head to Bryant Park for FrostFest and Winter Jam at Central Park. Our friends at HealthyWomen invite you to a (free) roundtable on women’s heart health. Valerie Smaldone says the “Raise Your Glass Festival” at Nassau Coliseum is a great excuse to end “dry” January. And see below for more fun ideas.
What Igloo Are You In?
Is not something you’re often asked. But that was the question when several NYC Insider Club Members joined the head Tomato in an Igloo on a rooftop with fab city views, earlier this week. Want in on the fun? Join the NYC Insider’s Club.
Jan. 21-Feb. 9. Restaurant week
Get a special deal on a 2-course lunch for $24 or a 3-course dinner for $42 at 365 restaurants during NYC Restaurant Week. Saturdays excluded; Sundays included at some restaurants. Hurry and make your reservations.
Jan. 21-Feb. 9. Broadway Discount Week
Get 2-for-1 deals on select theater shows during NYC Broadway Week. Time to catch some of those shows you might have missed, liked “Ain’t Too Proud,” “Come from Away,” “To Kill a Mocking Bird.” Hurry and get your tickets.
Jan. 24-Feb. 2. FrostFest at Bryant Park
FrostFest includes an Ice Ball, a skating show, skating in kilts, bumper cars on ice, ice carving, karaoke, live music, food, and drinks at Bryant Park. Mostly free. Get the details.
Feb. 3. Winter Jam at Central Park
Winter Jam is an all-ages free winter sports festival in Central Park, that includes a snowfield (blown by Gore Mountain). Enjoy a variety of winter activities like ice carvings and the ice sculpture garden. Ski lessons, snowshoeing, curling, and more fun. 11am to 3 PM. Get the details.
Feb. 5. Heart Health Roundtable
Our friends at HealthyWomen are inviting Tomatoes to attend this important routable discussion, featuring renowned cardiologist Dr. Nieca Goldberg, Medical Director, NYU Women’s Heart Program. Women have unique heart health needs at every life stage, and through engaging presentations and panel discussions, attendees will learn more about heart-health issues associated with birth control decisions, pregnancy, menopause and aging, as well as chronic conditions. Register here: https://bit.ly/2FQi1vU.
Cabaret for Grownups
Here’s a show Tomatoes will love. Maureen Taylor brings two encore performances of her unusual cabaret, Cosmic Connections: Six Degrees of Michael Colby, to Don’t Tell Mama in February. The show is based on the lyrics of Michael Colby, known as the creator of such unique musicals as Charlotte Sweet, Tales of Tinseltown, Mrs. McThing, among other shows. Maureen is a magnificent storyteller, and Michael Colby is a perfect match for that brief! Make reservations on line or call 212.757.0788 (after 4pm weekdays.)