NYC LIFE: LIVE Events, Restaurants, Broadway, Flowers and More
Well Happy Spring and lots to celebrate, like LIVE cabaret and LIVE Shakespeare in the Park. And Luna Park will open in April. If you’re dining out NYC, you can BID on gift certificates to two of our favorite restaurants. Nothing says spring like flowers, and you should know about the NY Flower Guy. And we were so excited to recently discover the Broadway Podcast Network! Valerie Smaldone is hosting a virtual healing summit, “Getting Past Fear and Trusting the Path Towards an Evolving World,” and you’re invited. And our Broadway Babe has the scoop on two famous roundtables.
Green Room 42 Reopening
Sandi Durell reports in with this fab news. Yes! The Green Room 42 – the funkiest night spot in town at the Hotel Yotel, has set an opening cabaret date of April 2 and 3 with fabulous Tony Award winning Lillias White, live! Get the scoop.
BID Now ON $250 Gift Certificates to Two Awesome Restaurants
Right now, there are $250 gift certificates for two of our favorite NYC restaurants that you can BID on in a fabulous charity auction that helps girls. Bistro Vendôme brings a breath of fresh air to Sutton Place with this sunny and quaint multi-level townhouse. And half a block from Bloomies you’ll find Canaletto, offering traditional Northern Italian food in a warm and inviting atmosphere (plus celebrity watching). START BIDDING
Famous Roundtables, Streisand, Mary Martin and More
Among our Broadway Babe, Randie Levine-Miller’s finds this week, she has unearthed a wonderful documentary about the legendary Algonquin Roundtable, which inspired Randie’s Roundtables at Sardis where she has hosted a “who’s who” of entertainment folks since 2012. Read more.
We LOVE the Broadway Podcast Network
We were so excited to interview top Broadway producer Dori Berinstein about the exciting network she has created featuring amazing podcasts that are all about Broadway – interviews with top stars and original performances too. You’ll love it. Listen in to the podcast and learn more!
To me there is nothing like visiting Coney Island, an urban beach on the majestic shores of Brooklyn. To be able to take the subway to stick my feet in the sand is pure magic. These photos were taken when Luna Park was last open in 2019 and in 2020 when it was closed. On April 9th, amusement parks in New York will reopen with limited capacity. Let the games and rides begin again!
Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens is the author of “The Long P:ause and the Short Breath,” photos and poetry from NYC’s pandemic.
March 29. Amas Theater Presents “Home Sweet Homeland” Livestream
This wonderful non-profit theater group is presenting a star-studded cast (including Laila Robins, one of our favs) in this livestream event, Home Sweet Homeland. Trapped in a building across the street from the World Trade Center on 9/11, it tellsthe story of a family and the Angel of Stand-Up Comedy who watches over them. Based on Joanna Rush’s own experience, they work to take control of their lives and find a way back to the new normal. Live stream + Q&A and you can watch on demand through April 4. https://www.amasmusical.org/event-details/
Shakespeare in the Park Returns July 5.
And in more great news, The Public Theater has just announced that Shakespeare in the Park, which plays outdoors at Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre will return this summer. Beginning July 5 through August 29, ticket holders will get to see MERRY WIVES, a fresh and joyous adaptation, by Jocelyn Bioh, of Shakespeare’s MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR directed by our Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali. Set in South Harlem amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, MERRY WIVES will be a celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality. A New York story about the tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the City.
In partnership with City officials, health and safety experts, and with our theatrical unions, the performance schedule, safety protocols, and free ticket distribution details will be forthcoming over the next several weeks. Get more details.