NYC LIFE: Outdoor Dining Guide, High Line, Front Row Invite, Broadway and More

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NYC LIFE: Outdoor Dining Guide, High Line, Front Row Invite, Broadway and More

Well happy Fourth, and we have some exciting news NYC Tomatoes! While indoor dining is delayed, more and more restaurants are opening on sidewalks, patios, gardens, and even rooftops. Check out our outdoor dining guide. And more good news…the High Line opens on July 16th, but you’ll need to a pass, so hurry. And still more good news…Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on two real LIVE events. We also have an AWESOME VIP invite to a front row fashion show live on Facebook! And Randie Levine-Miller continues to unearth some amazing online Broadway entertainment.    

NYC LIFE: Outdoor Dining Guide, High Line, Front Row Invite, Broadway and More

Gabrielle Carlson is unveiling her “At Home Collection” in a live FB event that will be hosted by the 3Ts Cheryl Benton. Gab will talk about her inspiration for the new line and then she will unveil the collection which will be available online! Watch it live on July 15.

A Guide to Outdoor Dining in New York City

NYC LIFE: Outdoor Dining Guide, High Line, Front Row Invite, Broadway and More

Restaurants are opening on sidewalks, patios and gardens, and even rooftops. And street closings will help more open. Thanks to 6sqft for compiling a list of 75 restaurants neighborhood by neighborhood. And NYC has launched a user-friendly interactive app show every restaurant that is opening for outside dining, and also who has takeout.

To help you decide where to eat first, 6SqFt has begun compiling a list of restaurants offering outdoor dining, neighborhood by neighborhood. Check it out.

And NYC has launched a user-friendly, interactive map showing the thousands of restaurants that have been approved for outdoor dining across the five boroughs and which offer that option and if it is on the sidewalk or the street. Check it out.

Private Dining in a Greenhouse

NYC LIFE: Outdoor Dining Guide, High Line, Front Row Invite, Broadway and More

Well we got this great scoop from Time Out Magazine that Ampia Restaurant & Rooftop in the Financial District (100 Broad Street) opens July 8 and guests can still dine privately—in a greenhouse. Michele and Anisa Iuliano, the husband-and-wife team behind the rooftop restaurant, have installed five greenhouses atop a 4,500-square-foot outdoor space filled with tropical greenery, Japanese maples and seasonal flowers. Like the couple’s other seven restaurants, the theme here is focused on Italy with a seafood-leaning menu. Get more details here.

High Line Reopening July 16.

NYC LIFE: Outdoor Dining Guide, High Line, Front Row Invite, Broadway and More

Great news. The High Line is reopening on July 16 from noon to 8 PM. You will have to wear a mask and enter at Gansevoort and Washington Streets in the Meatpacking District, and can only move in one direction up to 23rd Street. And you have signup for pass, but they’re free. Get all the details here.

The Broadway Babe’s Virtual Picks

Randie Levine-Miller has so more wonderful finds including a tribute to John Kander and Free Ebb with performers like Chita Rivera and Joe Grey. And Fosse with Ben Vereen. And you’ll love Stars, Stripes and Singing!

Stars, Stripes and Singing: The 1940’s PT. 2

This is perfect for the long holiday weekend… my dear friend (of 50 years) Alyce Finnell sent this to me and it is totally delicious!!   It stands on its own.

“Hollywood Singing and Dancing” is a thirteen-part series that takes you on the set of some of the most beloved movie musicals of all time. Memorable interviews with stars and people behind the scenes bring Tinseltown to life. Starting in the silent era, the series moves through Hollywood’s toe-tapping golden years, the iconoclastic 70s and 80s, and ends at the start of the 21st century. Watch it here.


Incredible benefit concert from 1997 honoring John Kander and Fred Ebb, 
With one showstopper after the next… Performers include Chita Rivera, Dorothy Louden,Donna Murphy, Joel Grey, James Naughton, Ann Reinking,  with Rosie O’Donnell hosting.


Fosse on Broadway for 2 1/2 years starting in 1999. One great production number after the next with Anne Reinking, who directed and Ben Vereen.


Don’t miss the biographical play, “Gloria”… You will love it !…A look into the life of  trailblazing feminist icon, Gloria Steinem… Brilliantly portrayed by Christine Lahti…Gloria, herself, appears in the second act and also takes questions from the audience.  Watch now.

Moliere’s Tartuffe

According to close friend, legendary theater publicist Josh Ellis…

Well worth seeing and the best Zoom-theatre presentation I have viewed so far.  It held together dramatically supremely well.  Moliere’s play is so timely it’s a bit spooky.  About a man who lies his way to power and takes advantage of anyone and everything in his way.  Also about people who did evil and others who aid and abet them.  Richard Wilber’s translation of Moliere remains sublime.  2 hours and 10 minutes.


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