NYC LIFE: Snowbirds, Private Events, Sales, Theatre and More
For all you snowbirds, earlier this week we launched Miami Life which will highlight fun things to do in Miami, curated by Anne Akers. Welcome to January in Miami. Back home in NYC, there’s lots going on here this month too. Join the 3Ts for a Private FREE Event at Nordstrom. Don’t miss the “Lighted Seesaws” this month. THE designer sale of the month is here. And Mariann Aalda’s one-woman show is a must see. Ready for an unusual night in the theater? Valerie Smaldone suggests an evening of Japanese Storytelling, an ancient art form known as Rakugo, with one of only 800 masters of this art form in the world.
Now – Jan. 15. Designer New Year’s Sale
Hurry to Gabrielle Carlson’s midtown boutique for her New Year’s sale! You will find beautiful clothes, in fabulous fabrics, in glorious colors made for real woman, in your size.
Now-Feb. 1. The Lighted Seesaws
When is the last time you were on a seesaw? Well head to Garment District Plazas between 37th and 38th St. on Broadway for a new art installation called “Impulse.” Grab a pal and hop on the lighted seesaws. You’ll feel like you’re back on the playground in grade school. Get the details.
Miami Life in January
Anne Akers says winter in Miami defies the imagination and is a real potpourri of Music, Art, Film, Festivals and of course, good eats. While the rest of the Northeast shivers, Miami turns up the heat for three months of non-stop parties and good times. Here are her picks for the month of January. And if you’d like to receive a future dedicated Miami Life Newsletter, sign up here.
Feb. 1,2,3. Mariann Aalda’s One Woman Show “Getting’ Old Is a Bitch…
Oh my, can we all relate? Head to the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn for this hilarious show, “Gettin’ Old Is A Bitch . . But I’m Gonna Wrestle That Bitch to the Ground” is a tutorial for your significant other in this acclaimed comedic production. Mariann Aalda’s alter ego, “Adult Sex-Ed Evangelist and Mojo Motivator, Dr. Ginger Peechee-Keane, dispenses her wit and wisdom about getting older and still getting your groove on. 3 Performances only. Get the details.
About Mariann Aalda
Chicago native and Southern Illinois University alumna, Mariann Aalda was one of the first African-American daytime soap opera heroines as attorney DiDi Bannister on Edge of Night. Her acting career included roles on Sunset Beach, First & 10, Guiding Light, The Royal Family and Designing Women. She also hosted USA’s Designs for Living. Aalda was recognized by the Los Angeles Department of Children’s Services and the California State Assembly for her work with disadvantaged youth. After “aging out” of Hollywood, AARP named her an Age Disruptor for her career reinvention as a hypnotherapist turned standup comic and performance artist. In her personal life, she’s been a wife, ex-wife, mom, step-mom, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, nana, caretaker daughter and a uterine cancer survivor. She’s every woman.
Feb. 12. FREE Private Event at Nordstrom
Join The Three Tomatoes for a private evening event hosted by Nordstrom’s private styling salon in a beautiful room overlooking Broadway. Top stylists will talk about how to keep your style relevant after 40. You’ll also meet Jane Goldman, the author of “With No Regrets: Getting Older, Face It, Live It, Love It,” (published by The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing.) Lite bits and wine will be served. Feb, 12 from 6 to 8 PM. Nordstrom, Broaday @57th Street, 3rd Floor. Limited seating so RSVP Now.