NYC Life: Special Invites, Arthur Avenue, Entertainment, Outdoor Dining

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NYC Life: Special Invites, Arthur Avenue, Entertainment, Outdoor Dining

Join us Sunday evening for a live celebration on Facebook or YouTube, hosted by the head Tomato. Andrew Mellen, the world’s most organized man, is inviting Tomatoes to sign up for a FREE 5-day De-Stress your Mess Challenge. And how about challenging your brain? Our friend Paula Oleska has a great program for brain fitness. Our Broadway Babe brings us more online entertainment this week, including a documentary crafted from firsthand interviews with New York City’s medical first responders during the pandemic. We love Arthur Avenue (the “real” Little Italy) and Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on virtual tours. For your safe outdoor dining pleasure, check out hidden patios and gardens in NYC.  

July 26. Join us for a LIVE Event on Facebook or YouTube

NYC Life: Special Invites, Arthur Avenue, Entertainment, Outdoor Dining

The 3Ts Cheryl Benton will host the celebration of the launch of Stephanie Sloane’s beautiful book of poems, “Dear Me, Poems of loss, grief, and hope in New York’s darkest days,” (The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing.) Stephanie will read some of the poems and will be joined by friends and well-wishers.  The book is available on Amazona and booksellers everywhere.


The De-Stress Your Mess Challenge

If you could break up with your home right now, would you do it? Then you’ve got to sign up for Andrew Mellen’s  FREE 5-Day De-Stress Your Mess Challenge. Starting Monday night and each night next week on ZOOM you’ll look how to tackle a different clutter challenge from paperwork, your kitchen, to your closets.

  • PAPERS + FILING kicking your butt? No problem.
  • Your KITCHEN a hot or very cold mess? We’ll take care of that, too.
  • How about your CLOTHES +CLOSETS? Never fear, we’ll go there!
  • Maybe it’s SENTIMENTAL OBJECTS that are keeping you in knots? We’ll get you untangled super-fast.
  • We’ll even dig into the 3 SECRETS that are undermining your best efforts every day.

So CLICK HERE and you’re on your way to falling back in love with your home.

Secluded Dining

We love that so many of New York’s restaurants have opened for outdoor dining and creating beautiful spaces too. But sometimes eating on a sidewalk street isn’t always the ideal experience. So thanks to Time Out for uncovering some beautiful and hidden patios, backyards and gardens for your dining pleasure. Here’s the list.

Broadway Babe’s Streaming Picks

Randie Levine Miller has more wonderful entertainment to recommend this weekend, including a star-studded tribute to Frank Sinatra, featuring everyone. But the one that really caught our attention this week is a documentary just released by The Public Theater—“The Line”—which was created from real life interviews with NYC first responders during the pandemic.

The Public Theater’s Play, The Line, Cuts To The Bone

This is from my colleague, critic Ed Rubin….

The following 1 Hour and Nine Minute Docu-Play crafted from first hand interviews with New York City’s medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic is available to stream through August 5th. Warning! It is a tear-welling story about real people, doing real things, in real life, with and for, real people. It is not a newspaper headline. Suffused with much love and sadness, I found watching it truly a blessing in so many ways. Just Saying! Fast Eddy   

The World of Stephen Sondheim

From 1977, this documentary has André Previn in conversation with Stephen Sondheim, as well as musical directing the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra …Performers Millicent Martin,  David Kernan and Julia McKenzie perform several numbers from “Side By Side By Sondheim”… this aired on PBS and was produced in conjunction with BBC-TV.

Bright Star – Musical Concert

This is the musical concert version of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s “Bright Star” which played on Broadway in 2016 with a fabulous cast… Leading lady, Carmen Cusack was nominated for the Tony Award as well as the Drama Desk Award. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell introduce the show which includes the entire Original Broadway Cast…  I saw this and adored it on Broadway… I think Tomatoes will really enjoy this !

I’ve been hearing about this play for quite some time… whoever has seen it, raves about it and says it is a must-see!

Sinatra Tribute

I have absolutely no idea how I found this incredible video of a tribute to Frank Sinatra from 1990, by the Society of Singers at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with many of Sinatra’s peers performing that night with a big band backing them up… some of the legends performing include: Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Tony Martin, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Tony Bennett, Tony Danza, Harry Connick, Jr., Joe Williams, George Burns, Jo Stafford, Jack Jones, Gretchen Wyler, Kitty Kallen, Helen O’Connell, Kay Starr, Fran Warren, Helen Forrest, Frances Langford. Wish I had been there… I know that the Tomatoes will adore watching this trip through memory lane with so many great singers performing for the greatest one of all!

An Evening with Barbara Cook

“An Evening with Barbara Cook” Aired on PBS in 1980 when she was really in her prime and looking quite good… Accompanying her is her long time musical director and collaborator, Wally Harper…  so happy this long-ago concert was preserved… This was, indeed, a very special evening!

Brain Fitness for Baby Boomers: Memory Boosters

NYC Life: Special Invites, Arthur Avenue, Entertainment, Outdoor Dining

Paula Oleska, a renowned brain fitness expert, is inviting a select group of only 15 Tomatoes to the online version of this proven live program. Based on cutting edge neuroscience, this breakthrough program uncovers the secrets to maximizing brain power and improving memory.

What you will learn:

  • How your brain really works
  • How to skyrocket your memory in just minutes a day : beyond crossword puzzles
  • Eliminate the #1memory killer
  • How to finally remember what you hear, see and read
  • And much more!

Special terms and bonuses for Tomatoes!  Please contact Paula at


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