NYC LIFE: Festivals, Entertainment, Events of Note
Get your calendars out, Tomatoes. There’s great stuff going on. A Taste of Times Square is back on Monday night. Georgia O’Keefe is at the NY Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss it. Tomato Divas will be performing at the Triad. A Hungarian Theater Festival is coming to town. We have another celebration for “CAN YOU SEE US NOW?” in the charming village of Sea Cliff, Long Island. And on a serious note, please join us for an event on the shocking realities of Sex Trafficking!!! Here a few highlights of not to be missed events and you’ll find more of this week’s picks here.
June 4. Taste of Times Square
If you don’t mind crowds, you might actually want to head to Times Square Monday night from 5 to 9 PM for this annual outdoor food and music festival. Sample foods from around the world and the entertainment ranges from Cajun to jazz to a swing orchestra. And you can purchase food tickets online so you don’t have to stand in line for tickets. Get the details.
June 9. The Hebrew Hillbilly (50 Shades of Oy Vey!)
Head to The Triad for Shelley Fisher’s show- “longest running solo play in the US” – (Huffington Post writes) “Fisher’s story of a good little southern Jewish girl with big rock and roll dreams gets fueled by 15 show-stopping numbers co-written with renowned hit makers, Kenny Hirsch (I’ve Never Been To Me, No One In The World) and Harold Payne (Bobby Womack). The music packs an authentic Memphis punch blending rock with blues, and a lot of soul.” Get the details.
Now – Oct. 28. GEORGIA O’KEEFFE at the New York Botanical Gardens
The New York Botanical Garden has a landmark exhibition called: ‘Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i’ with over 15 of her paintings not seen together in New York since their debut 78 years ago. This is a wonderful treat for art lovers to experience the art of Georgia O’Keeffe and enjoy a transformed Enid A. Haupt Conservatory transformed with the rich fauna of Hawai’i that inspired O’Keeffe’s works. Get the details.
June 20. Readings, Jewelry, Wine and Music
Attention Long Island Tomatoes. We’re heading to Sea Cliff for our next book event hosted by jewelry designer Kathleen DiResta in her shop K. DiResta Collective. Wine reception, music, and readings from “CAN YOU SEE US NOW?”. You can peruse her beautiful handmade custom designed jewelry, with heart and soul in every piece. June 20 from 7PM to 8:30 PM at 212 Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY. Book can be purchased for $10, cash or credit cards. Event is FREE, but please RSVP.
June 21. Randie Levine Miller’s Tomato Showstopper Divas
Our pal and 3T collaborator, Randie Levine Miller has put together a brilliant and entertaining show featuring several of the outstanding talented singers from our past five years of Tomatoes Got Talent shows. Special guest is the amazing Sidney Meyer. It’s a 7PM show at the Triad. And it will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Hurry and get tickets before it sells out. Get tickets now.
June 23-27. HUNGARY LIVE Theater FESTIVAL
Hungary Live Festival is the first Hungarian theater festival in New York. During the week long event New York audiences will be introduced to three original Hungarian plays performed by some of the most prominent Hungarian theater companies. The festival will also host panel discussions, staged readings, workshops and a concert by the Hungarian band ’Szakértők’. HLF came to life in order to strengthen the connection between the two nations through their shared cultural experiences. Get the details.
June 27. Shocking Realities: Sex Trafficking from Nepal to NYC
Please join head tomato Cheryl Benton and the New York City Leadership Council for Because I am a Girl for an eye-opening panel discussion about how trafficking affects all of us. A short film presentation and our knowledgeable experts will allow you to discover the real state of so many trafficked girls and young women today, and what we can do to change this. The event takes place on a beautiful rooftop and includes wine, snacks, and a chance to meet other women who care deeply about these issues. Tickers are just $25. Get the details.