NYC LIFE: Virtual Fun, Giveaways, Social Distancing, Looking Ahead

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NYC LIFE: Virtual Fun, Giveaways, Social Distancing, Looking Ahead

Well Tomatoes, it is certainly a challenge to put together an “events” newsletter when just about everything this month is being cancelled.  So, we will focus today on chilling out and making the most of our newfound time with suggestions on some virtual activities and ideas for entertaining yourself at home…and we have some giveaways. Valerie Smaldone has a powerful post, “We’re all in this together.” And we are rescheduling our April 6 Tomatoes Got Talent contest and will update you when we can.  HOWEVER, our Renewal Summit is still a go for May 1, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!  See below. Stay healthy and calm Tomatoes!


Please Help Us with Our Renewal Summit

Our Renewal Summit is still scheduled for May 1, and we are optimistic that will happen. Many of you have attended past summits and you know how excellent they are. This year’s will be no exception and we have a great lineup of panels and speakers. But as you know, the Renewal Summit is time consuming to produce and requires a substantial outlay of money.

Here’s how you can help. If you have been thinking about attending, please buy your ticket. We are extending the early bird discount to March 31 so you will also save $15. If we cancel the event or reschedule on a day you cannot be there, you will receive a full refund of your ticket.  Thank you in advance.


We’re all in this Together

NYC LIFE: Virtual Fun, Giveaways, Social Distancing, Looking Ahead

Valerie Smaldone writes today, “As someone whose entire lifestyle is based on frequenting theatre, restaurants, events and nightlife, having a packed calendar suddenly wiped clean is unsettling and uncomfortable, to say the very least.” But she says from this experience she has many lessons to learn. And she has great suggestions on how to help our small local businesses, restaurants and service business who are really suffering. Read on.


We Love This Gloria Gaynor Clip

Forget the “Happy Birthday” song as us you wash your hands. Watch this video and you’ll be singing, “I Will Survive,” along with Gloria Gaynor.


Free Audiobooks

Ready to be pulled into a good story to take your mind off the world? Well we’re giving away free download codes for the head tomato’s novel, “Can You See Us Now?” a fast-paced novel of best friends coping with turning fifty and the challenges of midlife. And “No More. No Less.” is a powerful memoir of New Orleans philanthropist Richard C. Colton Jr. that takes us along on his almost two decades-long battle against a deadly form of cancer, and the spirituality it unearthed inside him. Written by Richard Colton with our friend Judy Katz. And both books were produced by the audiobooks group of The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing.  

We’re giving away 10 promo codes to download the books from Audible. And if you enjoy them we hope you’ll leave a great review.

NYC LIFE: Virtual Fun, Giveaways, Social Distancing, Looking Ahead


Binge Worthy Streaming

NYC LIFE: Virtual Fun, Giveaways, Social Distancing, Looking Ahead

If there was ever a time to catch up on all those shows you’ve missed, now is it!  Check out suggestions for binge worthy viewing.


Books Galore

NYC LIFE: Virtual Fun, Giveaways, Social Distancing, Looking Ahead

If you’re looking for a good book check out some of our recent book reviews. While the local libraries may be closed, thank goodness for Kindle, and Amazon can deliver print books quickly too. Check out our book reviews.


Visit the World’s Top Museums Online

NYC LIFE: Virtual Fun, Giveaways, Social Distancing, Looking Ahead

And since our museums are closed too, now is a great time to visit some of the world’s top museums online with virtual tours.  You can visit the Louvre, the MET, the British Museum and several other world class museums from the comfort of your home. Get the scoop.

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