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NYC Societies That Welcome You with Open Arms
NYC Societies That Welcome You with Open Arms

NYC Societies That Welcome You with Open Arms

by William Beavers Even before Mrs. Astor ruled over “The 400” of New York’s society, the city’s elite belonged to closely guarded, private clubs. These days, however, such organizations for the select few are far outweighed in our grand metropolis by those whose missions are all about democratic openness and inclusiveness. The few we’ve chosen…
Check Out These Events Happening in NYC This Week
Check Out These Events Happening in NYC This Week

Check Out These Events Happening in NYC This Week

1. Holiday Markets are opening around the city. One of the best is behind the Public Library in Bryant Park.  The streets of little shops offer unique and one-of-a-kind gift items at many price points.  After your shopping expedition, pick up a snack from one of the food stalls and eat at a table by…
Music and Dinner Near Lincoln Center
Music and Dinner Near Lincoln Center

Music and Dinner Near Lincoln Center

By Michele Magazine A few blocks from Lincoln Center is another one of NYC’s musical treasures, THE KAUFMAN MUSIC CENTER, located at 129 West 67th Street. It’s brimming with a variety of exceptional concerts and lectures, voice and dance classes and even rental rehearsal spaces where you can practice that instrument you’ve just decided to…
For a Frightfully Good Time, Check Out Gotham’s Ghost Tours
For a Frightfully Good Time, Check Out Gotham’s Ghost Tours

For a Frightfully Good Time, Check Out Gotham’s Ghost Tours

Rona Cherry Get in the spirit of Halloween by taking a trip to New York’s spooky side. There are loads of ghost-themed walking tours that explore mysterious, harrowing, haunted Gotham—and some are even free. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the tours (most are appropriate for teenage grandkids) are filled with the myth, arcana,…
Mark These 7 Events on Your Calendars Right Now
Mark These 7 Events on Your Calendars Right Now

Mark These 7 Events on Your Calendars Right Now

It is hard to keep up with all the wonderful cultural offerings in New York City, but here are a few picks we find interesting right now: ON BROADWAY: The Last Ship, the new musical by Sting, is in previews at the Neil Simon Theater. Discount tickets are now available on TDF ($45) and other…
Opera for a Song: Lincoln Center’s Deals
Opera for a Song: Lincoln Center’s Deals

Opera for a Song: Lincoln Center’s Deals

Lincoln Center is the epicenter of classical music and opera in New York, but the tickets can be prohibitively expensive for city boomers on fixed income. However, once again, if you have some time and stamina and a little bit of luck, bargain tickets can be had to even the hottest performances. You just need…
Picks from the Fall Arts Season
Picks from the Fall Arts Season

Picks from the Fall Arts Season

There are so many museum and gallery openings coming up that we needed some expert advice to pick a few for city boomers to check out. We spoke to our NYC art scene expert, Andrew Goldstein, who is the Chief Digital Content Officer for Artspace.com, an online art seller, and Phaidon, a prominent art publishing house,…
New Season’s Theater Picks for City Boomers
New Season’s Theater Picks for City Boomers

New Season’s Theater Picks for City Boomers

The new Broadway season is about to start and us city boomers need to be ready to act when tickets to boomer-friendly shows start appearing on TDF and the other online discount sites. We spoke to Deborah Daniels, who gets an advance notice of all new Broadway and off-Broadway offerings as part of her job…
Theater at a Discount
Theater at a Discount

Theater at a Discount

By Evelyn Ehrlich Same Day Tickets Most every New Yorker knows about TKTS, the booth on Broadway that sells discounted tickets to on and off-Broadway plays and musicals. But what you may not know is that you don’t have to stand in the long line of tourists if you are seeking a ticket to a…
3 Go-To Websites for Free Lectures, Events and Programs
3 Go-To Websites for Free Lectures, Events and Programs

3 Go-To Websites for Free Lectures, Events and Programs

You can spend your entire day surfing the web and looking for all the wonderful things you could be doing if you got out of your house. Or you could just quickly check these three sites and head out to experience many wonderful events and activities – most free or dirt cheap – that NYC…