Labor Day Weekend in NYC. Now here is something cool to do. Film & Opera outside

August 29th, 2014

Catch an evening of The Metropolitan Opera 2014 Summer HD Festival at Lincoln Center. Outdoors on the front steps of Lincoln Center, a more glorious setting there cannot be. Films and rebroadcasts of Met Operas. Over by Sept 1 , so hurry on over and get there early.

  • Donizetti’s Don Pasquale
    Saturday, August 30, 8 pm
    James Levine conducts Donizetti’s beloved comedy, with Anna Netrebko leading the cast as Norina. Mariusz Kwiecien is the resourceful Doctor Malatesta, Matthew Polenzani is Ernesto, Norina’s lover, and John Del Carlo sings the title role.
    Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
    (Original transmission: Saturday, November 13, 2010)

    Massenet’s Werther
    Sunday, August 31, 8 pm
    Jonas Kaufmann stars as the tortured poet of the title in Massenet’s adaptation of Goethe, as seen in Richard Eyre’s new production. Sophie Koch sings Charlotte and Alain Altinoglu conducts.
    Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes
    (Original transmission: Saturday, March 15, 2014)

    Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
    Monday, September 1, 7:45 pm
    Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien are Tatiana and Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance, opposite Piotr Beczala as Lenski. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts Deborah Warner’s new production, which opened the Met’s 2013–14 season.
    Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
    (Original transmission: Saturday, October 5, 2013)

FREE and other Things to do in NYC August 18- 23

August 16th, 2014

Catch FREE Robin Thicke concert on Friday, August 22rd at 8:30am in Central Park, as part of the Good America Concert Series.

Central Park Free Film Festival, Aug 17- 22, 2014. Films are not new, but setting is magical. Popcorn provided. Bring your blanket, bottle of wine and enjoy the best part of NYC

Then on Sat, August 23, take a Shop Gotham Soho & Nolita Shopping tour at 11am to continue the happy feeling.

Need to keep your work out thing going on even though you are out of town? Grab a 1 x class from Kiwi sweat. Yoga in Central Park-now that’s a NYC moment!

What to wear when Visiting NYC in August 2014

August 5th, 2014

You lucky traveler, the weather in NYC this summer has been nothing less than SPECTACULAR. Thus Far, days are in the low 80’s F, eves are a warm comfortable low 70’s.

Cool and Casual reigns here. Some quick “Do’s (and we hope you don’t mind “Dont’s”)

DO: Break out your whites!

DO Wear: summer -weight  maxi dresses with flat sandals, cute stylin’ Sneakers or chunky heeled wedges

DONT Wear: your maxi skirt with stilettos!

DO Wear: patterned leggings with a chic cropped tank or tee

DO NOT wear: your patterned leggings with a midriff

Do Wear: Daytime: Above the knee shift- like dresses in cotton or silk, with wedges or flats

DO NOT wear: Daytime: Above the knee spandex forming fitting dresses with heels!

Do Wear: loose Genie pants with a cute graphic tee and strappy flats

DO NOT wear: Genie pants with a tailored jacket – unless you have such the cool style and just the right cut, that you know how to pull this off

DO CARRY: your handbag

DO NOT WEAR: a fanny pack (this is never chic and screams “Look at me. I am a tourist”)

DO wear to the Theater: white jeans with a stylish top or a casual blazer (carry a cardigan or wrap to combat the AC)

DO NOT wear to the Theater: a cocktail dress or a business like suit

Why Bother Visiting Central Park when in NYC?

August 5th, 2014

You come from a town with its own lovely parks, so you say to yourself, why waste my previous NYC visit on yet another? When I can be taking in Broadway shows, trying out the infinite choices of cuisine, seeing the landmarks I have seen only in the movies and shopping in the greatest shopping mecca in the world?

Because Central Park is worth a visit. 7 miles of respite and eye candy for the local and traveler. It seems as if every inch was choreographed for something wondrous to behold. So grab a camera , a pair of comfortable shoes and picnic blanket and make sure to take a break from the excitement of NYC in a honk-free zone.