NYC LIFE: Winners, Antiques, Inspiring Events, Dining Out, and More
Who will take Miss P’s place, the beagle who won “Best in Show” at last year’s Westminster Dog Show? Get tickets and see who wins this year’s “crown.” Speaking of winners, auditions for our 7th Tomatoes Got Talent show take place on March 7. Here are three reasons to head to the Javits Center this weekend – travel and cats & dogs. And the Antiques Show is back in town. Check out a special private jazz performance for a good cause. Valerie Smaldone is broadcasting from St. Maarten this week and she has a great show. Fine dining in a department store? Yep. Gael Greene has the scoop on Wolf, the flagship restaurant at our new Nordstrom on 57th Street.
Calling All Talented Tomatoes
Randie Levine Miller and Cheryl Benton are producing our 7th annual Tomatoes Got Talent Contest. Auditions will take place Saturday, March 7 at The Triad, 10 AM to 1 PM. We will select 12 finalists from the auditions for this year’s show at the Triad on April 6, where the prestigious judges, Donna McKechnie, Lee Roy Reams and Roma Torre will select the winner …COME AUDITION AND/OR SPREAD THE WORD!
Jan. 24 – Feb. 2. Antiques show
The Winter Show, a benefit for the East Side House Settlement, is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 72 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts.
Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the fair highlights a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day and maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market. Each object at the fair is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 150 experts from the United States and Europe.
Jan. 25-26. Dog & Cat show
If two full days of puppy-petting and cat purrings sounds like the perfect weekend, head to Javits Center and check out 140 breeds of dogs and 40 breeds of cats at the AKC Meet the Breeds event. You can pet dogs, watch police dog demonstrations, and visit the puppy park.
Jan. 25-26. Travel show
The largest consumer travel show in North America is back. The New York Times Travel Show attracts more than 35,000 attendees with over 700 exhibitors from more than 175 countries, Hear travel talks by experts, browse 500 travel booths, taste international food, and watch cultural performances at the New York Times Travel Show in Javits Convention Center.
Feb. 10-11. The 144th Westminster Dog Show
Dogs are humans’ best friend, and our fascination with these loyal creatures never seems to fade. Celebrate all things canine when The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show returns to Madison Square Garden for its 144th consecutive show — making it the second-longest-running sporting event in the United States, behind only the Kentucky Derby. Get discounted tickets at Goldstar.
Feb. 16. A Special Performance by Christian McBride for a Great Cause
Christian McBride, one of the leading jazz musicians in the world today, will give an intimate performance in a private home in Manhattan, to support MOTI, a music mentorship and education program that provides music and hope for those behind bars. This will be a wonderful afternoon of music and mingling in a beautiful setting, and it’s your chance to make a different. Tickets are $75. Get the details.