NYC LIFE: Music, Fairs, Events, Lectures, Fundraisers
If Fall has you yearning for school days, we have some lectures that will stimulate your intellectual curiosity. And the best part? There are no finals. Love Broadway and Cabaret? Don’t miss Showstopper Divas and Divos. Head to Queens for an old-fashioned county fair. And get your tickets for free museum day. And please join us on October 11 for a special fundraiser to help girls around the world.
Sept. 17. Don’t Miss the Bus.
Sept. 18 An Evening of Music to Benefit the Actor’s Fund
Our friend Randie Levine-Miller is producing another fabulous benefit featuring some of Broadway and Cabaret’s best – Beth Fowler, Lee Roy Reams, Richard Skipper, Barbara Minkus and Adam Grupper. AND, two of the winners of our Tomatoes Got Talent Show, Susan Vardy (2015) and Kathleen Waters (2016). Join us there.
Sept. 19. West Side Story Comes Home: A 60th Anniversary Celebration
On September 26, 1957 West Side Story opened at the glamorous Winter Garden Theatre in midtown Manhattan, but the true setting of this innovative musical masterpiece was the gritty streets and blue collar housing projects of the upper west side. Maria and Tony’s tragic romance unfolded where Lincoln Center and The Library for the Performing Arts now stand. For this special program, West Side Story comes home – back to the neighborhood of the story’s setting; back to the archival home of Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; back to its moments of creation, through the memories of original cast members and special guests. Lend your voice to the 60th anniversary celebration of West Side Story, where we see rare documents from the show’s creators, share a conversation with West Side Story veterans, and sing along to live performances of the show’s most beloved numbers. Tue., Sep. 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. FREE!
Sept. 23. Museum Day Live
There are about a dozen NYC museums participating the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Get your tickets.
September-December. Fall Talk Series 92nd Street Y
The Fall Talks Series covers a broad range of panels and conversations. Highlights include: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Charlie Rose (September 26), Salman Rushdie & Daniel Alarcón (November 3), and Matthew Weiner with Zadie Smith (November 7). The series also hosts several Leonard Bernstein related events in honor of his Centennial. The full lineup and tickets are available at 92y.org.
Sept. 23-24. 35th Annual Queens County Fair
The Queens County Farm Museum is hosting this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts & crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and top-notch children’s entertainment.
Enjoy live music on the main stage with the Gas House Gorillas until 1:30pm followed by Something Special Big Band! The corn maze opens this weekend, and they’ll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day. 11:00 am–6:00 pm, $10 Adults, $5 children.
Get the details.
Oct. 4-Nov. 29 – New York: The City Transformed
Sign up for this fascinating 8 lecture series at Cooper Union. Barry Lewis’ epic telling of New York City’s history series, illustrates the historic transformations of New York City. Discover how architectural and engineering innovations—along with human ingenuity—transformed New York into a world-class metropolis. Cos is $300. Get the details.
October 11. Let’s Celebrate International Day of the Girl
The Head Tomato is personally inviting all of you to an amazing evening to benefit Because I a Girl. Let’s tell the world that Girls Belong Here! …in corporate board rooms, government offices, and in leadership roles. They belong anywhere boys or men belong. Amazing panel of women who have succeeded in male dominated careers including: Rocky Jones, FIRST female FDNY Battalion Chief, Dr. Nieca Goldberg, women’s health pioneers, standup comic, Leighann Lord. Get tickets now. www.planusa.org/nyc