NYC Life: World’s Fare, Insider’s Tour, Spring Uncorked, Broadway Gold, and More
Do you remember the World’s Fair in 1964? Well head to Citi Field this weekend to the “World’s Fare” that pays homage to the original. This Monday our Three Tomatoes Insider’s Club members are getting a private tour of the Player’s Club and we have 2 spots open for non-members. But hurry and get your tickets. Valerie Smaldone reviews two musicals up for Tony awards – Beatlejuice and Tootsie. And catch her interview with Robert Horn who wrote the book for Tootsie on her radio show, “Bagels and Broadway”. It’s finally a lovely spring weekend for wine in a garden too. Below are a few of our picks of things to do And if you missed our Renewal Summit last weekend, here’s a recap.
May 18-19. The World’s Fare
Now in its second year, The World’s Fare is a grand celebration of equality and the diversity of New York City paying homage to the great Fair of 1964. Over 100 vendors from over 100 cultures will come together again to unite through authentic food, drink and music curated by New York City’s leading taste makers, including Gael Greene. Discover the World this Spring at Citi Field. Get the details.
May 18-19. Spring Uncorked
If you’re a wine lover, head to the New York Botanical Gardens and enjoy the perfect pairing of springtime beauty & local wines. Featuring wineries from Hudson Valley, Brooklyn, and Long Island, the spring beauty of NYBG sets the scene for this wine lover’s weekend. Enjoy samples, listen to live music, and learn the science behind winemaking. Drop by the spring preview of the NYBG Farmers Market for freshly baked goods and other delicious treats. Get discount tickets via Goldstar.
May 20 @3PM. Private Tour of the Players Club
Our New York City Insiders Club members are heading for a private tour of The Player Club and we have two spots available for any Tomato who want to join us. The Players Club is a private social club founded in New York City by the noted 19th-century Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth.
In 1888, Booth purchased an 1847 mansion at 16 Gramercy Park, reserved an upper floor for his residence, and turned the rest into a clubhouse. The building’s interior and part of its exterior were designed by architect Stanford White; its entryway gaslights are among the few remaining examples in New York City. It is reportedly the oldest club in its original clubhouse. The tour is one hour. Cost is $20. Get tickets here
May 29. Join us for a Powerful Evening in Support of Girls
The 3Ts Cheryl Benton invites you to join her and the other volunteer members of New York City Leadership Council who support the mission and work of Plan International USA for a very special event –“Welcome to the Boys Club: The Changing Role of Masculinity.” It will be an eye opening panel discussion and the venue is beautiful – overlooking Times Square with a beautiful outdoor terrace. There will be a wine and food reception and a wonderful chance to connect with other attendees. The event will support Plan’s Champions of Change project in El Salvador, which reshapes boys’ and girls’ views on gender roles, with the goal of reducing violence across communities. Join us. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased here.
June 2. Tulis McCall At Your Service
We are huge fans of award-winning wit, wag, and piquant observer of life’s mysterious ways, Tulis McCall. She has lived long enough to have a fist full of opinions and life hacks to share with anyone within earshot. The hour glass is suspiciously full on the bottom, and McCall is looking through the nuggets drifting about on the top. McCall sets her sites on the greatest mystery of all: the conveyor belt of life and our place in the line-up. June 2 @ 7PM Pangea. Get tickets.