NYC LIFE: Dining Out, Goddess Retreat, Day Trips, Entertainment, Art

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NYC LIFE: Dining Out, Goddess Retreat, Day Trips, Entertainment, Art
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We asked some of our Tomato friends where they’re dining these days, and they shared some photos of some of NYC’s wonderful outdoor dining options. And Valerie Smaldone’ pick is Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, a NYC institution, on West 56th Street which is back up and running. Are you ready to be an Ageless Goddess? Check out this virtual retreat. And if you’re ready for a getaway, check out these 20 day trips. Art is all around our city streets, and you’ll love Bascove’s Bridges. And our Broadway Babe is here to entertain us!


Aug. 2. You’re Invited: The Ageless Goddess Retreat

NYC LIFE: Dining Out, Goddess Retreat, Day Trips, Entertainment, Art

Our friend and Tomato, Liz Gabor, a success coach, yoga and meditation instructor, invites you all to The Ageless Goddess 2020 Revival mini-retreat. It’s a virtual event that is a safe space in which women can be open, vulnerable, and free to honestly share their dreams, goals, successes, lessons learned, unique abilities, and what empowers them, so that we can learn, grow, and support each other in sisterhood.  It’s from 10am to 1 PM. Sign up here.


Tomatoes’ Restaurant Picks

Primola, 1222 2nd Ave

Patsys, 236 W. 56th

Tony's DiNapoli, 1081 3rd

Bistrome Vendome, 405 E. 58th

Jubilee, 948 1st

Marea, 240 Central Park South

Isle of Capri,1028 3rd

Crimson & Rye, 53rd off 3rd

La Viletta, 52nd and 1st

We asked a few of our NYC Tomatoes where they’re dining out these days, and they shared places of photos of the inviting outdoor settings. Support our restaurants, Tomatoes, they really need us. Thanks to Anne Akers, Margot Tohn, and Joanne Davis for sharing.


Bascove’s Bridges All Around Town

This is so exciting. Long time contributor to the 3Ts, artist Bascove, will have her five iconic bridges she painted on display in more than 1,700 kiosks throughout the City as part of the #ArtOnLink program. They will be on display for the next two weeks and then again in the fall. Watch her interview on ABC news this week.


Let Me Entertain You

Our Broadway Babe, Randie Levine Miller has no end to her fabulous finds that will keep us entertained online until our beloved Broadway returns.

Frank Sinatra 75th Birthday Concert Special

This is really the find of all finds!   Frank Sinatra on his 75th birthday, December 12, 1990,  did a phenomenal concert at the Meadowlands, which also included his close friends, singing greats, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, as well as Liza Minnelli.  A very exciting night, indeed!

In Performance at The White House | A Broadway Celebration

This is a star studded “In Performance at the White House: A Broadway Celebration” from 2010, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, who really loved this event, as you will see ….  it’s a very uplifting and high energy evening starring Nathan Lane, Elaine Stritch,Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Chad Kimball, Brian D’arcy James, and Karen Olivo.  WATCH IT HERE

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Metropolitan Opera, 2020)

This is the highly acclaimed 2020 Metropolitan Opera’s sold out  “Porgy and Bess”by Gershwin… it doesn’t get any better than this!  There were no tickets to be had at the met itself so I bought a ticket to attend the HD version at the AMC On 42nd St.

 I have ADD, but was mesmerized for three hours…OMG, those voices…Porgy, performed by Eric Owens and Bess, performed Angel Blue, are sheer perfection and beautifully matched-and that incredible Metropolitan Opera orchestra…. all beyond my expectation… The wonderful thing is that they have subtitles, so you really don’t miss anything in the translation, so to speak… I can’t remember getting so emotionally involved with this opera or any opera… Truly a treat for opera and Gershwin fans!

She Loves Me 2016


 “She Loves Me” is a totally delicious musical ( it even includes the song, “Ice Cream”!). This multiple award-winning 2016 revival by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock was presented by the Roundabout Theater in 2016, starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski, Gavin Creel and was directed by Scott Ellis …..This is pure escapist fun… I saw the original in 1963 starring Barbara Cook, which I adored, but I adored this even more and can watch it over and over again… The perfect antidote to what’s going on in the world today… Enjoy!

An Evening with the Music of Marvin Hamlisch


Do not miss this concert, which is a true treasure with some of the best work of the late composer, Marvin Hamlisch. Many Of the songs performed are not familiar to the general public… An Evening with the Music Of Marvin Hamlisch was produced at the Library of Congress in 2015. His widow, Terre Blair Hamlisch, sanctioned the event. Marvin’s good friend, Ted Sperling, musical directs some wonderful Broadway performers including Bryce Pinkham, Carpathia Jenkins, Whitney Bashor, and Lindsay Mendez. I chose this excellent concert in memory of Marvin, who died August 6, 2012.


20 Day Trips from NYC

NYC LIFE: Dining Out, Goddess Retreat, Day Trips, Entertainment, Art

Time out New York has compiled an awesome list of day trips that will take you from beaches to museums, to wineries and casinos. Check out the list.

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