NYC Life: Marie Antoinette’s Jewels, Dogs, Comedy, Music, Broadway and More

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We’ve been humming that tune all week, and what a glorious time it is in New York.  First up, please join us on Wednesday Oct. 10th in NYC for a wonderful event celebrating and supporting girls. And get your tickets now to the hottest musical event in November that honors our vets. Film lovers should head to Lincoln Center for the NY Film Festival. Dog lovers will want to head to Barney’s for a Halloween benefit bash. And don’t miss HERsterical, a standup comedy event to raise funds for several organizations that are working to end violence against women. For theater lovers, Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on three new shows. And OMG – head to Sotheby’s for the exhibit of Marie Antoinette’s jewels that have not been seen in 200 years.

The Week That Was

NYC Life: Marie Antoinette’s Jewels, Dogs, Comedy, Music, Broadway and More

What a truly fabulous time we had in the vineyards of the North Fork of Long Island last weekend. Check out the wine trip photos – and if you weren’t there, you’ll wish you had been. And on Monday night Chita Rivera was honored by Shane’s inspiration a non-profit group that builds inclusive playgrounds that include children with disabilities.

Oct. 10th. Let’s Change the Future for Girls

NYC Life: Fall Benefits, Cabaret, Broadway, Museums

Please join the head tomato and other members of the NYC Leadership Council as we celebrate International Day of the Girl in support of Plan International USA’s “Because I am a Girl” programs.  Too often, girls are prevented from realizing their rights like learning, leading, and deciding when and whether to marry and have children. They are silenced and excluded from the choices that shape their futures. But together we can change that. The evening includes a wine reception, food, a fab silent auction, and an inspiring program.  Get the details.

Oct. 5-14. New York Film Festival

NYC Life: Marie Antoinette’s Jewels, Dogs, Comedy, Music, Broadway and More

Head to Lincoln Center for a fabulous array of classics, documentaries, and full-length feature films by the world’s great filmmakers at the New York Film Festival (NYFF).

Oct. 12-16. View Marie Antoinette’s Jewels at Southeby’s

NYC Life: Marie Antoinette’s Jewels, Dogs, Comedy, Music, Broadway and More

‘Portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette of France’, 1775. The daughter of Francis I and Maria Theresa of Austria, Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) married the French Dauphin (the future King Louis XVI) in 1770. Louis became king in 1774, but Marie-Antoinette’s un (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

One of the most important royal jewelry collections ever to come to auction is set to capture the world’s imagination when it comes to Sotheby’s this autumn.  Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family (auction is in Geneva, 12 November), leads off with a breath-taking group of jewels which once belonged to Queen Marie Antoinette, which have not been seen in 200 years.  The collection spans centuries of European history, from the reign of Louis XVI to the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire,  and will offer a fascinating insight into the splendour of one of Europe’s most important royal dynasties.  Watch for details of the NYC exhibition.

Oct. 25. The Good Dog Foundation Halloween Bash at Barneys!

NYC Life: Marie Antoinette’s Jewels, Dogs, Comedy, Music, Broadway and More

Halloween lovers are in for a one-of-a-kind evening with The Good Dog Foundation, a non-profit that trains volunteers to work with their dogs to provide emotional healing to children and adults suffering from disease, disability and loss. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a dog parade and costume contest for dogs and humans.

Thousands benefit annually, including people with cancer, kids on the autism spectrum, veterans with PTSD, seniors with dementia, and others suffering trauma and stress. Get the details.

Nov. 10.  A Galaxy of Stars Will Honor our Vets

Two of our Three Tomatoes partners, veterans advocate Anne Akers and Randie Levine Miller are presenting a fabulous afternoon of music at the Triad thanking our military, first responders, and veterans for their service. Randie will host and perform with the best girl trio, The Janes, along with some of Broadway and cabaret’s best –  Tony LoBianco, Lee Roy Reams, Steven Maglio, James Valenti.  All proceeds to Operation Warrior Shield and VETWELL, “Healing the Hidden Wounds of War.”  The TRIAD, Nov. 10 at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $55 + 2 drink minimum. 

Nov. 9 & 10. A Comedy Benefit Show to End Violence Against Women

NYC Life: Marie Antoinette’s Jewels, Dogs, Comedy, Music, Broadway and More4thU Artivists presents “HERsterical” an evening of standup comedy that will support the work of Safe Horizon, Woman Kind, and One Billion Rising. 4thU Artivists is a community of performers, creatives, healers, and communication professionals who volunteer their time to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls globally and locally through creative projects (theater and dance productions, concerts, and art shows). Get details and tickets.




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