NYC Life:  Dragon Boats, Blues & BBQ and September Previews

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Our Summer Rooftop party was fabulous.  Here are the highlights and photos! And we hate to say it, but September is just around the corner, and there are some events you need to add to calendar now.  Join the 3Ts on Sept. 26 for the U.S. premiere of a remarkable film, “Mother’s Imprint.” And our annual North Fork wine trip is Sept. 30 (details soon.) You’re also invited to a musical Golden Rolodex event. But back to the present, there’s the Dragon Boat Festival this weekend, and Blues and BBQ lovers will next weekend’s festival at Pier 97.

Aug. 11-12. Dragon Boat Festival

NYC Life:  Dragon Boats, Blues & BBQ and September Previews

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Watch 170 dragon-boat teams compete on Meadows Lake, and enjoy music, dance, martial arts, folk art, and Chinese food at Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. Free.

Aug. 18. Blues & BBQ Festival

NYC Life:  Dragon Boats, Blues & BBQ and September Previews

The 19th annual Hudson River Park Blues BBQ Festival returns to Hudson River Park’s Pier 97 for a (FREE) day filled with smoky goodness and great music. Join local pit powerhouses like Brother Jimmy’s, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Mighty Quinn’s, and Pig Beach fire up their smokers while you take in live blues and roots performances. Grab dessert from Ben & Jerry’s or Melt, sip on beer from Sixpoint and sample a taste of Glenfiddich while you enjoy NYC before the summer ends with a blues and BBQ explosion.

August 28. Healthy Tuesday

NYC Life:  Dragon Boats, Blues & BBQ and September Previews

Our friends at Maison Beljanski invite you to their beautiful brownstone for an evening of food, drinks, and music while hearing various doctors and specialists speak about inflammation and what you can do to feel better, naturally. Tickets are just $30 include wine, appetizers, and gift bag.  Get the details.

September 6. “The Healing Power of Music”

NYC Life:  Dragon Boats, Blues & BBQ and September Previews

Jan Goldstoff invites Tomatoes to e first Golden Rolodex Group event of the fall season, “The Healing Power of Music.”  The event features one of the most famous female Djembe drummers in the world, Ubaka Hill and additional performances by New York musical theater star Bruce Cryer and Emmy-winning composer and pianist Gary Malkin.  Tickets are $50. To reserve your spot, send check on or before August 20.  The event is Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 9PM at The Center, 208 West 13th Street. Please make check out to “Jan Goldstoff” and mail to her at 400 Central Park West, 3K, New York NY 10025.  Or contact Jan at | 212/666 9413 | 917/553 0547

Sept. 26.  Join us for the U.S. Premiere of Mother’s Imprint 

 NYC Life:  Dragon Boats, Blues & BBQ and September Previews

A few years ago, we had the privilege to meet and become dear friends with Zsuzsa Olah and to hear her story of being born a Jew in Budapest in 1940, of losing her identity which saved her life, living under Communism, the revolution of 1956 and the regime change in 1989.  Now her filmmaker daughter, Kata Olah brings her mother’s story to film in Mother’s Imprint.  Join us for a remarkable evening that will include a wine reception, screening, and Q&A with director Kata Olah and her mother. Co-hosted by The Three Tomatoes and the NY Society for Ethical Culture. Get details and tickets.

Sept. 30th. Save the Date. The Wine Trip is Coming.

NYC Life:  Dragon Boats, Blues & BBQ and September Previews

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