NYC Life: Our Elderly Neighbors, V-Day Ideas, Fairy Tales and More
Okay Tomatoes, with our first big snow of the season upon us, it’s comforting to know that Citymeals on Wheels has already delivered meals to our elderly neighbors for the weekend. They so deserve our support. We can’t wait to see the Fairy Tale Fashion Exhibit at the Museum at FIT. It’s not easy to talk about finances and wills, and healthy proxy with our loved ones, which is why “Tough Talks”, an upcoming event with experts on these topics just might be well worth attending. And how mystery, intrigue, and single malt scotch for a good cause? Check it out. And if you’re looking for something romantic on Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t get any better than cocktails, oysters and jazz at the Plaza’s Palm Court.
Citymeals is There for Our Neighbors
Anticipating this weekend’s snow storm, Citymeals on Wheel (the organization formed years ago by Gael Greene and James Beard) staff and volunteers were able to deliver extra meals to 18,414 isolated older neighbors in a single day. They are one of our best local organizations that is really making a difference. And get this – 100% of your donation will go to delivery and meals. Learn more and donate.
Jan. 27. Tough Talks: How Prepared Are You for the Future?
Our friend Deborah Goldstein founder of Driven Professionals is extending an invite (with a discount too) to all tomatoes to her next event which will offer invaluable advice on our health and finances. A diverse panel of experts will detail and demystify the discussions we ought to be having with our spouses, our aging parents, and our adult children to help guarantee a secure future for all. Morgan Stanley, 6:00-8:45 PM . Click here to get your discounted invite.
Feb. 5. Mystery, Crime, Single Malts and a Good Cause
If you’re a fan of crime novels, you’ll enjoy this opportunity to meet Ian Rankin, Scottish crime writer and hear him discuss his latest novel in the Inspector Rebus series, “Even Dogs in the Wild” at the Grolier Club in NYC. Your ticket, which will include a donation to the non-profit, The Angelman Syndrome Foundation USA, includes a copy of Ian’s book, canapés, single malt Scotch tasting and Belhaven beers. Tickets are $75.
Friday, February, 5th at The Grolier Club, (47 East 60th Street), 6:30-8:30PM. For reservations contact: Margaret Kennedy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentines at the Plaza’s Palm Court
The beautifully renovated and restored Palm Court at the Plaza is one of our favorite treats, whether it’s for tea, or cocktails. And here’s romantic way to enjoy Valentines there. From 5PM to mid-night on Valentine’s weekend (Feb. 13-14) you can enjoy their Valentine’s Tier for two, with sweet and savory bites, (like oysters) and one of their famous cocktails for two and Jazz throughout the evening. $75 per person. Make reservations.
Now through April 15. Fairy Tale Fashion.
We can’t wait to see this unique and imaginative exhibition at the Museum of FIT that examines fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. In tales by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, dress is often used to symbolize a character’s transformation, vanity, power, or privilege – like Cinderella’s glass slippers and Little Red Riding Hood’s Cape.
Organized by associate curator Colleen Hill, Fairy Tale Fashion features more than 80 objects placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings designed by architect Kim Ackert. The garments and accessories on display date from the 18th century to the present featuring desiners like Thom Browne, Dolce and Gabbana, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, and Prada among others. Get the details.