Monday, July 5, 2010

The Big Apple Heats Up Day Tripping (c) by Polly Guerin

It’s a scorcher to stay put in the city so let’s head out for a day tripper to nearby Connecticut where ‘Bello is Back,’ and Pops in the Park turns up a breezy change of scenario. Here’s the scoop!!!

BELLO IS BACK! At the Big Apple Circus at Mill River Park in Stamford and I’ll be there to see the playful, elegant Bello Nock, named “America’s Best Clown” with his trilling feats of derring-do and stylish sense of whimsy. Spectacular acrobats from Italy, Russian wizards of the trampoline and the flying trapeze, fiery steeds and Chinese contortionists add to the fun with the Big apple Circus Band and Picaso Jr. entertains with his extraordinary juggling act. Runs for 26 performances, usually 12:30 and 4:30 PM through Sunday July 25th. Tickets start at $15 call 888.541.3750. Groups of 15 people or more or wheelchair seating call 800.922.3772,
Begins Wednesday July 7th with the Columbus Park series of four performances kicking off with Neil Sedaka who has written and performed and inspired countless songs linked to Rock ‘n’ Roll history. Classical pops with the Stamford Symphony under the baton of music director, Eckart Preu on July 14 is followed by a son’s extraordinary homage of his legendary father, Mel Torme on July 21 with Steve March Torme. The series ends with Bowzer’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Party. Adm. Charge $5. 6:30 PM. Call: 203.348.5285 or email
Returns to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx with an exhibition that celebrates locally grown seasonal food with food and gardening experts every day. Celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Dan Barber narrate the Edible Garden audio tour; other chefs provide healthy cooking demonstrations in the Conservatory Kitchen. Visitors also sample a selection of food and beverage products at the Tasting Terrace. “Cooking for Kids” is every Tuesday and Wed. at 11 AM, “Cooking for Your Health” every Wednesday at 12:30 PM, and “Whole Foods market Fridays” every Friday at 2 PM. Check the Garden’s Web site for more details:
Outdoor garden terrace, serving refreshments by Smorgas Chef right in the heart of New York City, 59 Park Ave at 38th St. A selected series of fresh Nordic musicians perform the first Thursday of the month kicking off with a Nordic Summer Jam in Volvo Hall July 8th at 6:30 PM. $10 ($8 ASFMembers) For reservations: 212.847.9740 or

Ta Ta darlings!!! Let’s take the Metro North and head of places outside the city for a change of venue. Love to hear from you!!! Fan mail to or check out my Blogs: and fashion news at

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