NYC LIFE INSIDERS GUIDE: Six on Broadway, Museums, Culture Time, Magical Night

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Oh, what a magical night it was at our 7th Tomatoes Got Talent Show this week. We have a brief recap, and the full video of the show. And we are so excited to have Broadway reviews and museum reviews today!!! Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on SIX. Miriam Silverberg recommends two new exhibits at the Guggenheim. Check out the culture deals, head to Chinatown, and Eataly’s rooftop restaurant is ready for fall. And our roving photographer takes us to the first stop on the L Train. Get out there tomotoes.


Divorced. Beheaded. Broadway.

Valerie Smaldone says what she loves about Six, the new Broadway musical, is their advertising campaign—compelling and super clever. She was excited to see Six because the buzz around this show is huge. Once in the theatre, the excitement from the audience was palpable, cheering the moment the music (at a very high decibel level) began. She had high hopes. Read the review


A Sold-Out Crowd for Tomatoes Got Talent

After 18 long months, it was so glorious to finally stage our 7th Tomatoes Got Talent Show to a sold out crowd at the Triad in New York City. Randie Levine Miller did a wonderful job hosting and performing, and our 11 contestants, along with special guests Corina Sowers Adler, and Merrill Stone, wowed the crowd. WATCH THE VIDEO.


Our Roving Photographer Takes the L Train

Nicole Freezer Rubens (author of The Long Pause and the Short Breath) says taking the recently upgraded L train from Manhattan to its first stop in Brooklyn gets you to the heart of Williamsburg and neighboring Greenpoint.

Weaving in and out of these areas on foot brings you through Brooklyn’s famous hipster, art, music and food scenes. Smorgasburg, the largest weekly outdoor food market in America, originated on the Williamsburg waterfront in 2008. Both enclaves have seen significant rezoning and gentrification and are now home to old and new architecture as well as a multicultural population including Italians, Jews, Polish and Hispanic people.


It’s Time for Culture

NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, today announced It’s Time for Culture, a new fall program celebrating the official return of vibrant cultural offerings across New York City with deals on museums, cultural institutions, performing arts and Off-Broadway. The deals—on offer now through October 31—include one of three discount options: 2 for 1, 25% off or value-add, and are available at nycgo.com/cultureoffers.

“The comeback of culture and performing arts in New York City marks a pivotal and celebratory moment in our recovery,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company. “We invite New Yorkers and visitors alike to explore and support the abundance of world-class arts and culture found across the vibrant neighborhoods of our city while also experiencing great value throughout the month of October.”

New Yorkers and visitors can browse through more than 40 deals available for purchase, sorting by filters including location, offer type, date range, health and safety features, and category, at nycgo.com/cultureoffers. Mastercard® is the preferred payment partner of NYC & Company’s fall deals program, It’s Time for Culture, celebrating New York City’s unique and dynamic cultural institutions.

Participants include Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Whitney Museum of American Art, Jewish Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, National Lighthouse Museum, New York Botanical Garden, Alice Austen House Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, China Institute and Gallery, Lehman Center for Performing Arts, plays including those at Repertorio Español and En Garde Arts, and Perfect Crime—the longest-running Off-Broadway production—and many more.


Oct. 15-24. The 4th annual Chinatown Arts Week

Chinatown will be hosting cultural programming featuring traditional Chinese arts groups along with emerging Asian American artists. Join us for musical performances, dance performances, mural celebrations, art exhibitions, and so much more! All events are free to the public.

Festival highlights feature art and food vendors along with a performance of bilingual fresh takes on Chinese folk songs by saxophonist and vocalist Stephanie Chou. Later in the week, Ling Tang and the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society who will perform a live storefront art installation involving dance, paper cutting and a compelling blend of traditional and contemporary Chinese music. Selections from the Asian American Art Centre’s pioneering collection will be on view in two exhibition spaces. Over in Columbus Park, we’ll reveal a large-scale yarn mural bloomed from over 2000 flowers lovingly made by the community, artists, and organizers. Want to give the arts a try for yourself? Experiment with movement at our Chinese dance and taichi workshops. Get the details.


Eataly’s Rooftop Restaurant is Ready for Fall

SERRA by Birreria, Eataly’s Italian greenhouse restaurant on the 14th floor is one of our favorite spots, and they are decorated for fall and serving meals with fall ingredients from the local farms markets. At SERRA, Eataly’s chefs have crafted a menu featuring the season’s best produce from the neighboring Union Square Greenmarket.

Every week, the chefs can be spotted strolling through the market on a zealous search for the peak season ingredients. From the quality of the harvest to lesser-known varieties just waiting to be explored, the SERRA menu is a reflection of the dedication and care from the producers themselves. Get the details.


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  • The tomato behind The Three Tomatoes. Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle magazine for “women who aren’t kids”. Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes just for the fun of it as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She is the author of the novel, "Can You See Us Now?" and co-author of a humorous books of quips, "Martini Wisdom." Because she's lived a long time, her full bio won't fit here. If you want the "blah, blah, blah", read more. www.thethreetomatoes.com/about-the-head-tomato

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