Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy Labor Day Weekend 09 + Beyond!

Hello!
A few quick things for you for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend and onward! I'm in GA now, so I'm sorry to miss out on the fun in NYC, but please go out and have a good time and enjoy the very last days of summer! Don't miss out on some great deals below too.

  • Daily through Mon 9/7: The Met Outdoor Summer HD Festival - "screenings of ten productions from the company’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Live in HD series. The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights"—for FREE! Click above for full schedule.
  • Sat-Sun, 9/5-9/6: Brazilian Day Festival, Times Square, 25th Anniversary: brazilianday.com, 10a-7p
  • Sun 9/6: Great North River Tugboat Race + Competition, 930a-230p, Hudson River Park, workingharbor.org - toot toot!
  • Until Sun 9/6: "Wicked Plants" at the BK Botanical Garden - something fun for Labor Day weekend!
  • Mon 9/7: Attend an "Eat-In" as a part of Slow Food USA's effort to "get REAL FOOD in schools" - check website for locations.
Next week and onward:
  • 9/8-9/16: Fall TV Preview Parties @ Paley Center - be the first to see Fall's upcoming shows on the major networks (ex. Fox - Glee; NBC - Mercy; ABC - Cougar Town, and more!), FREE! Must RSVP. - looks fun!
  • Tues 9/8: Jenga Tournament @ 675 Bar, 7p, Free (for a certain group of Jenga fanatics - you know who you are!)
  • Next Thurs 9/10: Fashion's Night Out 2009 - NYC boutiques and stores stay open late for you - and donate your clothes for a good cause too!
  • Sun 9/13: MTV Video Music Awards in NYC. You can apparently still sign up to attend the show, free! Just create a profile and request the tickets.
  • Sept 11-20: 2nd Annual NY Craft Beer Week
FREEBIES + Deals:
  • Comment to enter for chance to win a pair of tix to a 2009 NY Food and Wine Fest "Pair like a Pro" seminar!
  • $20 Off-B'Way Shows, 9/8-9/20: Check out many off-broadway shows that you can see for only $20! Go to the theater 20 minutes before the show over these two weeks to score the deal. I'd recommend: Altar Boyz, Fuerza Bruta, and Toxic Avenger! http://www.20at20.com/
  • Sign up for a chance to win 2 tix to: Matt Damon in THE INFORMANT and 9: http://www.nycmoviescreenings.com/
  • $5 off your first order online at CHOPT
  • T.G.I.F - Buy 1 Get 1 Entree Free Coupon
    • Plus: Become a Fan of Woody and register - once he hits 500K fans, we all get a FREE TGIF burger!
  • $10 LiveNation Tix - I've only heard of Sister Hazel on this list, but it's a great deal if you know the other bands!
  • Ben+Jerry's - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sundae, on Mondays! Print coupon here.
  • Free Kimchi Burgers - in Sept! It may be too late to run over to get the free Kimchi Burger today at NY Hot Dog and Coffee, but follow them on twitter for updates on when and where they'll be giving them out again in Sept: @NYHDC
When I'm home, and especially spending time with my grandma, I am constantly reminded how precious and amazing life is, that we need to make the most of each day we're given through living purposefully and enthusiastically, and to share our lives with people around us. And I'm thankful to say that I do have true friends that I can share NYC with, so thank you for making each day so wonderful. Of course, many more fun experiences yet to come!

Have a good one, and see you back in the city next week!

RECAP: Earth, Wind, and Fire + Chicago Concert

On Sunday 8/30, Becca and I hopped on the LIRR to Jones Beach to catch the Earth, Wind, and Fire + Chicago, and boy, it was a great time!


We had our own little VIP box seats, compliments of Citibank (one of the LiveNation sponsors and JMW's clients - thanks!), and it was definitely fun jammin' to old time favorites (see a few clips below).

Nikon Jones Beach Ampitheater


E,W,&F + Chicago

Playing together! They have such a great friendship that really carries through in their music and energy. Each of them are so talented too - they do it old school, just straight up raw talent in voice and playing music, it's great.

Some favorites you should recognize:
"You're the Inspiration" - Chicago
video

"September" - E,W,&F, w/ Chicago
video