Sing-Alongs, Walks, Volunteering and More: 5 Items to Add on Your Calendar Now

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Here are a few things you might want to mark on your calendar right now:

1. Metropolitan Museum’s Plaza has been redesigned. You can check it out on your way to see the Dan Graham Roof Garden installation. We’ve also heard that food trucks now line the plaza, so you might also get a tasty snack after your visit.

???????????????????????????????2. The High Line at the Rail Yards will open to the public on Sunday, September 21, 2014.  This third section of the High Line goes from 30th and 10th to 34th and 12th.  It’s probably mobbed  for the first few days, but a mid-week, off-hours visit should be fine.

3. Sign up for TDF, if you are not yet a member.  Check out for new listing every morning; many great shows are now in previews and that’s the best time to get a TDF ticket.  We just saw the very entertaining Country House ($41/ticket, including handling charge, ordered online, seats were 3rd row mezzanine, center) and are waiting for On the Town next week  ($47.50/ ticket, we’ll find out our seats when we pick up tickets.)

4. Fiddler on the Roof Singalong Show and Tell. Do you get teary eyed when you hear “Sunrise, Sunset…”?  We get our chance to sing along and hear Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler’s lyricist reminisce at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For more information and free tickets go to the NYPL website.

2_nyc2014_volunteer5. Sign up to volunteer at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival, October 16-19.  This event benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank For New York City.  Make new friends and get a look behind the scenes at this big food and wine gathering.

We’d love to hear what’s on your calendar right now. Please share in comments below!

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Seija Goldstein

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Seija Goldstein has lived in New York City for 40 years and has no intention of ever leaving. After working full time in media and raising two wonderful children, she is now planning to sample everything that her favorite city has to offer. She will be reporting her experiences on this blog and inviting other New York City Boomers to join in the adventure.

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  1. Seija Goldstein Seija Goldstein

    I went to the Fiddler on the Roof 50th Anniversary sing-along last night at the Lincoln Center Public Library and it was so much fun.
    The event was sold out, with a mix of people from grade schoolers to seniors and everyone was singing, supported with several professional performers. (The event was free but you had to register online.) The best part was that the original lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, reminisced about the origins of several of the songs.
    The sing-along was a one-time event, but on Monday 10/6, the same library branch will host a panel on the creation of the show.

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