Monday, June 21, 2010

Big Apple Events in Vacation City (c) by Polly Guerin

While tourist flock to the Big Apple New Yorker’s can call it their own vacation city with the inside track on happenings in music, art, poetry and fashion. Only in New York my friends, Only in New York. Here’s the scoop!!!
Sam Roberts’ book “Only in New York,” (St. Martin’s Press) explores of the world’s most fascinating, frustrating and irrepressible city. Sam ought to know. Since 1968, this city editor for the New York Daily News has been covering New York City in print and in his popular New York Times podcasts. He writes 70 essays about what makes New York tick and draws on his experience as a lifelong New Yorker and on his four prize-winning decades of interviews. Subscribe to “Only in New York” podcast at
Get into a Jazz mood, St. John's Lutheran Church is having a New Orleans' style Creole dinner June 23rd at 7 p.m. to benefit “Imus Ranch for Children with Cancer” with a lecture, rehearsal and talk by Hallema Sharif , with Sharel Cassity. $10 The actual Jazz Mass takes place Sun., July 11th at 6 p.m. at St. Johns landmark church which has graced 81 Christopher St. in Greenwich Village since 1821. Info:
Ralph Pucci, the upscale mannequin maker has created 32 sculpture-like mannequins for the outdoor fashion event “Sidewalk-Catwalk,” which will be along Broadway pedestrian plazas from June 24 to Sept. 6. The event draws attention to New York’s fashion industry with “Timeless Walking Women,” as Pucci calls his collection, outfitted by Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson and other prominent designers in weather-resistant, durable fabrics. Free for the viewing.

Investing in Energy Efficiency June 29th, 5:30-7 PM at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street with the Sierra Club holds a lively discussion: solar, wind and nuclear may make more headlines, but increasing the efficiency of the US’s energy use in buildings could be an immediate opportunity to decrease reliance on foreign oil and dirty fossil fuels. Reservations required, Lindsay Seeger, 212.908.4110 or FREE for members, $25 for guests.

Ta Ta darlings!!! It's time to catch Kathleen Landis, that popular songbird with a trio June 23 and 26 at the Roger Smith Hotel @47th St. Don’t forget the live Metropolitan opera performances this summer at local movie houses. Theater locations vary—visit Fan mail goes to Visit my Blogs: thefashionhistorianpollyguerin, womendeterminedtosucceed and

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