NYC LIFE: New Musical, Antiques, Opera, Puppy Bowl

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NYC LIFE: New Musical, Antiques, Opera, Puppy Bowl
Dawn of a New Day over the Upper East Side. Photo: Nicole Freezer Rubens

Baby it’s cold outside, and indoor dining is back just in time. And there are several wonderful events you can enjoy from the warmth of your home. The Amas Musical Theater is presenting a new musical, Black Butterfly, virtually, and it’s free. Valerie Smaldone has the scoop and will interview one of the performers, Broadway star N’Kenge on Bagels and Broadway. Enjoy an opera and antique shopping. Or a virtual styling session and jewelry shopping. Our Roving photographer is always out and about, so check out this week’s photos (including the one above.) And while our New York football teams did not make it into the Super Bowl, 19 of our puppies will be in the Puppy Bowl.


Now-Jan. 31. The Winter Show

NYC LIFE: New Musical, Antiques, Opera, Puppy Bowl

The Winter Show, the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, is back this year in (what else) virtual form. But what a great way to visit on a bitterly cold winter weekend. Visit 60 international dealers showcasing a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day along with exclusive programs and tours. And please remember this event helps support th East Side House’s critical COVID-19 relief work. A contribution at any level will make a difference. Get the details.


Feb. 2. You’re Invited to a Virtual Styling Session for a Good Cause

NYC LIFE: New Musical, Antiques, Opera, Puppy Bowl

Our friends at Self Chec, a wonderful non-profit that’s all about reminding us how important health check ups are, has partnered with jeweler Kendra Scott. Enjoy a sneak peak of the most coveted gems from Kendra’s latest collection. 20% of every purchase will be donated to Self Chec. So get ready to feel inspired and have some fun while shopping for good! For more information and to RSVP: https://kendragivesbacktoselfchec.splashthat.com


19 NYC Pups to Represent Puppy Bowl

NYC LIFE: New Musical, Antiques, Opera, Puppy Bowl

Our favorite parts of Super Bowl Day are the half-time show and the Puppy Bowl, which starts at 2 PM on the Animal Planet. It will be a smile on your face, and what we love is that the event highlights adopting pets from shelters, and all of the dogs are up for adoption. Meet the 19 pups that are representing all 5 boroughs of NYC, courtesy of Time Out New York.  


Our Roving Photographer

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Nicole Freezer Rubens is the author of “The Long P:ause and the Short Breath,” photos and poetry from NYC’s pandemic.

Tom Friedman’s “Looking Up” sculpture cast from crushed aluminum foil pans at Rockefeller Center’s Channel Gardens. 


Free Opera Nightly at the Met

NYC LIFE: New Musical, Antiques, Opera, Puppy Bowl

Take a little break from some of your streaming addictions, and head over to the Metropolitan Opera’s web site for a free evening of opera. Each day, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming, with each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers. Get the details.


Feb. 5. A Unique Pipe Organ Concert at Old St. Patrick’s

The Henry Erben pipe organ is one New York City’s historic gems. It is a masterpiece of visual art with nearly 2,500 pipes and has resided in Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral, SoHo since the Civil War. However, after 150 years of New York City pollution and smoke, as well as dust from recent construction in the church, it is in need of repairs. For a $25 donation you will be able to watch this unique, virtual concert Enjoy a unique concert on three historic harmoniums by Artis Wodehouse with Jared Lamenzo on the 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ.  Get the details.

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