Posts Tagged: culture for boomers

February Events for NYC Boomers (and Others)
February Events for NYC Boomers (and Others)

February Events for NYC Boomers (and Others)

February is officially both the Creative Romance Month and the Sinus Pain Awareness Month, but to me the best thing about February is that it’s only 28 or 29 days long. Fortunately, there is a silver lining to this slippery, icy month; because it’s difficult to tempt people out of their warm homes onto the…
Some Surprising Things You Didn’t Know about New York City
Some Surprising Things You Didn’t Know about New York City

Some Surprising Things You Didn’t Know about New York City

By William Beavers You may pride yourself on knowing a great deal about Gotham and its rich history, as I do, but here are some things that may surprise you. YOU ARE LIVING IN THE WORLD CAPITAL OF LANGUAGE DENSITY Do you speak Garifuna? How about Mamaju? These are but two of the many rare…
NYC Boomer’s Typical Weekly Calendar of Available Events
NYC Boomer’s Typical Weekly Calendar of Available Events

NYC Boomer’s Typical Weekly Calendar of Available Events

There are eight million stories in our city and it often seems there are almost as many events to attend and places to visit. You can get dizzy just reading the calendar sections of your daily papers and weekly magazines. Here’s our short take of some of the free and discounted offerings showing up right…
Week of January 12 – Things to Do Right Now in NYC
Week of January 12 – Things to Do Right Now in NYC

Week of January 12 – Things to Do Right Now in NYC

This is the rare time of the year for us city boomers when all of the city’s famous sites are ours to enjoy, without having to wait on long lines for our turn. The holiday tourists have left and the spring-breakers have not yet arrived.  Better yet, as the tourist crowds thin out, more ticket…
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…
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…
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…