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Freedom X – new from Wing Bikes

New York-based Wing Electric Bikes has innovated yet again with the launch of the new Freedom X, combining the latest advanced e-bike technology with the sleek design and functionality of a traditional lightweight road bike. In a world where daily commuting has been completely upended due to Coronavirus and sustainability continues to be of paramount importance, the Wing Freedom X is an affordable, sustainable, efficient and reliable solution to the current challenges of today.

The new Freedom X, which starts at $1248.00 (interest-free financing is available), offers an even sleeker design than its 2nd generation siblings as the electronic display is now seamlessly integrated into the handlebar making it look more like a traditional bike than an “e-bike.” A new torque sensor is also a game changer in how the bike rides and how the pedal assist intuitively activates to automatically make the ride easier. Speaking of making the ride easier, an optional add-on “Turbo Boost” throttle helps riders accelerate quicker and even eliminates the need to pedal at all allowing riders to simply coast on the electric motor.

Like all of Wing’s Freedom electric bikes, the Freedom X is designed to transform urban mobility and daily commuting. Weighing roughly 40lbs, the lightweight bike features a removable battery, a unique built-in alarm system controlled by a remote, integrated front and rear lights and swept back handlebars offering unmatched comfort and handling. Wing bikes ship as Class 1 electric bikes capping the pedal assist speed at 20MPH, making them street legal across the U.S. straight out of the box. However, with a few clicks on the display, this cap can be removed to increase the speed up to 28MPH depending on the model.

Although Wing offers rapid shipping across the continental U.S., the e-bike company also boasts a brick and mortar store in New York City’s East Village (345 E. 12th St.) where interested riders can schedule a “test drive” before committing to the purchase. The store also acts as a reliable service center should any problems arise unexpectedly. In other parts of the country, Wing has established relationships with various third-party service providers for customers in need.

The Freedom X and its younger siblings, the Freedom, Freedom S and Freedom Fatty, can all be purchased online at www.wingbikes.com.

Founded by year-round New York City bike commuter Seth Miller in 2017,Wing Bikes transforms urban mobility for the modern-day commuter with affordably priced, intelligently-designed electric bikes. Miller set out to create a design-forward smart bike that would take the work out of extended daily commutes, while maintaining the fun and practicality of a traditional bike. With Wing’s four models, The Freedom 2, Freedom S 2, Freedom Fatty 2 and new Freedom X, he achieved just that. Wing bikes feature intuitive pedal-assist, a “turbo boost” throttle, a powerful long lasting battery, front and rear lights, a built-in security system, a control dashboard and a lightweight frame. Whether commuting to work in a big city, taking a casual ride along the beach or just looking for an eco-friendly alternative, Wing Bikes provide the perfect combination of form and function for the modern-day rider.

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Late Blooming Perennials in the LongHouse Garden

As the end of summer nears, the glorious colors of the July garden fade and many of our favorite plants no longer flower. However, have no fear – late blooming perennials to the rescue! Their eye-catching colors unfold throughout the late season and these late bloomers also provide structure to your beds and contrast to the brilliant hues of the early and mid-summer garden.
Tall Joe Pie weed (Eupatorium “Gateway” or “Riesenschirm”) is a terrific late bloomer at the back of the border and, just when we think the final garden notes have been played, native purple Ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis and its more compact cultivar, “Iron Butterfly”, offer stunning displays of fireworks. The tall yellow blooms of Native Wingstem (“Verbesina Alternifolia”) make for perfect late companion plantings as well.

At the front of the border, late blooming aster will extend a warm welcome and, earlier in the season, they are sometimes mistaken for well-maintained evergreens, although they require no trimming at all. Hardy perennial mums provide lush green foliage long before they flower and many fall blooming salvia do the same – in fact, some salvia will continue to provide color until the first heavy frost. And, let’s not forget those marvelous dahlias of the late season – how truly wonderful they are! Another dual-purpose perennial is “Arkansas Amsonia” (A. hubrechtii) as, early in the season, it presents light blue flowers at the end of its needle-like stems while its main attraction is actually its finely textured foliage. Then, in the fall, this plant turns bright gold with occasional hints of orange – a new variety, “Butterscotch”, has bright reddish stems, and I hear it will soon be available.
And now for the shade garden. Japanese Anemones are a lovely accent here — try the reliable earlier blooming A. tomentosa “Robustissima” or choose varieties of A. hupehensis as well as A. japonica and many of its hybrids. The hardiest of the later blooming varieties is tall white A. “Honorine Jobert” as some of the double flowered and more compact cultivars are not always reliable. We are expecting newer and hardier varieties to arrive soon so ask your favorite garden center about these – in particular, keep an eye out for the “Swan Series”. And take note that it’s best to plant your fall blooming anemones early in the season as they may not come back if planted late. One more shade loving plant to consider is the toad lily — its lovely flowers will really brighten up this section of the garden.

Last but not least, plant your fall blooming bulbs in spots where your perennials have receded into the ground – autumn crocuses do well in a location with sun but need some shelter as well and “Colchicum” will also tolerate part shade/part sun.

If you decide not to continue deadheading your perennials in the late season, many of them will display striking seedheads so experiment a bit and see if you like the look. Here, at LongHouse, you will see some examples of this and we look forward to sharing our vast variety of plantings and magnificent collection of sculpture when next you visit. Just reserve your tickets at www.longhouse.org and happy late season gardening!

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Sunday Rally, Bottomless Lunch and Grand Prix Racing

Sunday, July 19 at 2:00 PM
Classic Car Club Manhattan, HUDSON RIVER PARK 1 PIER 76, 408 12TH AVE NEW YORK

We’re kicking the day off at CCC with a rally at 8am. If you want to drive with us, contact Jeannettek@classiccarclub.com to hold a position on grid.

Bottomless Brunch is a two-hour affair, $25pp for unlimited mimosas and bloody Mary’s. DJ Steve Le will be on hand to provide the soundtrack to your cocktail agenda and we will be airing Formula1 Round 3 from Hungary at 2pm, followed by the return of MotoGP, Gran Premio Red Bull de España, directly after. Reserve your table outside at Reservations@classiccarclub.com

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WEEKLY WALKS: VIRTUAL INSIGHTS FOR YOUR LUNCH BREAK

Wednesday, June 3 at 12:30 PM
Online via Zoom

Central Park has proven to be an invaluable resource for New Yorkers during this challenging time. Its 843 acres are a sanctuary in which to relax and enjoy the fresh air. However, we at the Central Park Conservancy know there are millions of people who can’t access the Park during this time of social distancing — so we’re bringing its sweeping views and stunning vistas, sublime natural wonders and thriving wildlife to you.

These 15-minute virtual insights into Central Park will showcase some of the flowers and trees currently in bloom, share Park history, and give you the mid-week recharge that we all so desperately need.

This FREE Zoom program takes place every Wednesday at 12:30 pm EST. You can also catch the walks on-demand.

To register, please enter your email address. You’ll receive a confirmation email that includes a link to join the next Weekly Walk.

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim Spring 2020 Season Opening Night Cabaret

Monday, January 6 at 7:30 PM to Monday, January 6 at 10:00 PM
The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an Opening Night Cabaret with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo to kick of the Spring 2020 Season on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Before he was an opera singer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten and Glass Handel) was a Broadway baby moving from community theater to national tours, and eventually to the Great White Way. Now, Costanzo is looking back to go forward. For one night only, in the New York premiere of his cabaret, he revisits his childhood, drawing on the leading ladies, crooners, and icons that helped form him. And, in a twist, he finds just enough low to balance out his highs. Developed with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret for Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19. Directed by John Jarboe. Musical arrangements by Heath Allen. Scenic design by Machine Dazzle.

Opening Night Chairs: Joanna Fisher, Bart Friedman, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen

6:30pm – Reception in Rotunda
7:30pm – Performance in the Peter B. Lewis Theater
9pm – Dinner at The Wright

TICKETS & VENUE
$500 Prime Seating and Artist Dinner (sold out), $250 Orchestra, $150 Dress Circle, $75 Side View
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation,Florence Gould Foundation, the Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of eleven and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He has produced operas, installations, concerts, and performance series internationally. Recently, he appeared at the Metropolitan Opera performing the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, and has performed with many of the world’s other leading opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, English National Opera, and Teatro Real in Madrid. In concert he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic, and at Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Kennedy Center. His first album, ARC, was nominated for a Grammy and he received Musical America’s 2019 Vocalist of the Year award.

Machine Dazzle has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performances since his arrival in New York in 1994. Credits include Julie Atlas Muz’s I Am The Moon And and You Are The Man On Me (2004), Big Art Group’s House Of No More (2006), Justin Vivian Bond’s Lustre (2008) and Re:Galli Blonde (2011), Chris Tanner’s Football Head (2014), Soomi Kim’s Change (2015), Pig Iron Theater’s I Promised Myself To Live Faster (2015), Bombay Ricky (Prototype Festival 2016), Opera Philadelphia’s Dito and Aeneus (2017) and Spiegleworld’s Opium (Las Vegas 2018). With Taylor Mac, Machine has collaborated on several projects including The Lily’s Revenge (2009), Walk Across America For Mother Earth (2012) and the Pulitzer Prize-Nominated A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016-Present). Conceptualist-as-artist meets DIY meets “glitter rhymes with litter,” Machine was a co-recipient the 2017Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and the winner of a 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award.

John Jarboe is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, with whom she has made work for Opera Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Wilma Theater, FringeArts, The Barnes Foundation, La Mama ETC among others. She is a regular performer at FringeArts in Philadelphia as well as Joe’s Pub in NYC. She now curates a festival called Late Night Snacks in collaboration with Opera Philadelphia and FringeArts which programs over seventy artists annually in a found cabaret space designed by the incomparable Machine Dazzle. Jarboe’s work with Opera singer Stephanie Blythe will be featured as part of the 2020 American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. www.beardedladiescabaret.com

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is a Philadelphia-based troupe of artists who use cabaret to tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. We are proud to be among Philadelphia’s most visible queer arts companies and to have toured to Poland, Seattle (Seattle Symphony), Paris (Madame Arthur), Provincetown, Cambridge (ART/Oberon), Miami (Miami Light Project), and New York City (Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, and La Mama).

Over his 40+ year career, Heath Allen has arranged/composed and served as music director for more Philadelphia theater and dance productions than he can remember. Heath served as music director and lead composer for Andy: A Popera, a collaboration between the Bearded Ladies and Opera Philadelphia. In 2017, Heath composed The Bearded Ballerina, commissioned by the Relache New Music Ensemble.  Heath is also deeply committed to creating music for children, having written many plays and songs for young people, including the recently completed operetta, The Half Boy.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for 35 years, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

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Matched Date Night in Midtown, Ages (37-49 years) at The Tailor Public House

Wednesday, October 2 at 7:30 PM
The Tailor Public House 505 8th Ave, New York

You are invited to be part of CitySwoon’s fun, relaxed and organic matched date night upstairs at The Tailor Public House, a popular and spacious upscale Irish pub in Midtown.

You will go on 6-8 live matched mini dates for 10-12 minutes with the singles that fit you best in the room. You will use your phone to find one another and our friendly hosts will be there to assist.

Because it’s mobile, everyone dates wherever they want – no name tags or table numbers – in a fantastic atmosphere.

CitySwoon’s Matched Dating is run by a sophisticated patented algorithm. The success rate is higher than both online dating and speed dating, but don’t let the tech fool you – this is ALL about meeting REAL people in REAL life! Click here to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6SyOsfasw

*Tickets are limited by venue capacity so get yours soon.

**An advance ticket and a completed CitySwoon profile are required to participate.

***Please Note: Dress Code for this event is strictly business-casual, so dress to impress!

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Harlem Harvest Festival 2019

Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
St. Nicholas Avenue btwn 117th Street and 118th Street New York

TEN REASONS

TO REGISTER TODAY FOR THE

HARLEM HARVEST FESTIVAL!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
11 AM TO 4 PM

1. Savory Foods & Delicious Desserts
2. Harlem-made products
3. Face Art by Melissa
4. The Bubble Man
5. Fun 1st Fitness Activities
6. Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Whole Foods Market
7. Kids Baking Workshop by Master Baker Mr. Lee
8. Candle Making Workshop by Hood Meditation
9. Popcorn Making Workshop by Mama Pops Snacks
10. Music by DJ Stormin’ Norman , DJ Smithy Boy & La Orquesta Majica Latina

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The Truman Capote Black & White Masquerade Ball

Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 PM
Public Hotel 215 Chrystie Street New York City

The Tradition Continues

After more than 50 years of the original event at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, we have acquired a stylish venue in the downtown area to do this classy and elegant event with a music line-up and careful crafted cocktails. Keep in mind that elegant attire required and masquerade masks are required. No casual clothing allowed.

The Truman Capote Black & White Masquerade Ball

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

6pm

Public Hotel

215 Chrystie Street

New York City

Tickets

Online $30

Door $50

Leaves are Falling, Flavor is Calling: NEW! Tropical Smoothie Cafe Menu Items

Fast-growing cafe reveals three new fall menu items, including the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

ATLANTA (Sept. 11, 2019) – Tropical Smoothie Cafe®, a rapidly expanding national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring healthier lifestyles, is set to launch its limited-time fall menu featuring fall-inspired smoothies and more, starting September 11. The new fall menu lineup will include the following:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie: A classic returning fan favorite, the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is the perfect fusion of real pumpkin, Ghirardelli® white chocolate, cinnamon and non-fat yogurt.

Salted Caramel Smoothie: This new smoothie is like no other and features a mix of complementary flavors like Ghirardelli® sea salt caramel, roasted bananas, dates, non-fat yogurt and cinnamon.

Jerk Chicken Quesadilla: The brand-new Jerk Chicken Quesadilla. Ingredients include freshly prepared grilled chicken, pineapple salsa, queso blanco and a smoked cheese blend with a side of roasted tomato salsa.
“The changing seasons evoke nostalgic feelings, especially when pumpkin flavored menu items are involved,” said Charles Watson, CEO, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “Pumpkin has always been a popular menu flavor for us and we’re excited to bring it back for our fans. This year we are taking fall flavors even further with our new over the top flavorful Salted Caramel Smoothie.”

Every fall the menu is expanded to include classic favorites and to introduce new seasonal offerings.

“Our quesadillas have been an absolute hit since we launched them last year,” said Lake Dawson, corporate chef, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “The inspiration behind the newest Jerk Chicken Quesadilla came from our dedication to food innovation, as well as our long standing commitment to freshly prepared ingredients.”

In addition to its 60 item menu, Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s fall menu will be available beginning September 11 through November 19.

For more information about Tropical Smoothie Cafe®, please visit https://www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com.

About Tropical Smoothie Cafe®️

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring healthier lifestyles across the country with 800 locations nationwide. Serving better-for-you smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads, Tropical Smoothie Cafe also offers upgraded app technology and enhanced mobile ordering capabilities to further elevate the digital and dine-in cafe experience and emphasize the brand’s focus on convenience. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including rankings in QSR’s Best Franchise Deals, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and Forbes’ Best Franchises, as well as Franchise Times’ Top 200+. In 2019, the brand has already been recognized amongst Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers, Nation’s Restaurant News’ Top 200 and Top 10 Fastest Growing Chains, Franchise Times Fast and Serious, as well as being chosen as NRAEF’s Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner.

ZviDance is having a Party! in support of their upcoming production MAIM

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM to Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM
Taj II

ZviDance
is having a Party!
in support of their upcoming production
MAIM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Taj II

ZviDance is having a Party! Join in for a night of fun, dance performances, dancing, food, and drink, in support of ZviDance’s newest creation MAIM (“Water” in Hebrew) which will premiere at New York Live Arts this December. The party will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Taj II, located at 48 West 21st Street, NYC. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program starts at 8 pm. Single Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the door or online at http://zvidance.com/tickets/.

Experience the critically acclaimed, powerful dancing of ZviDance, performing excerpts from recent works On The Road and LIKE. Dance to the top-spinning music grove of a live DJ. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of food and drink sales will go directly to ZviDance. Your support is crucial! It sustains us and enables us to be daring, imaginative, and to conceive cutting-edge projects like MAIM.

MAIM is an ambitious multi-media performance piece that sets out to raise awareness to issues related to the global diminishing water resources due to global warming. MAIM premieres December 18-21, 2019 at New York Live Arts.

“One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable.” – Dance Magazine

ZviDance, led by Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner is praised for its signature innovative style and fascinating melding of artistic mediums. Radical, contemporary dance theater, their work is ground-breaking, thoughtful yet passionate, with lush movement. The company exists to share with audiences the choreographic vision and movement vocabulary of the Israeli-born Artistic Director. Each piece defines a unique set of relationships and experiences, boldly addressing the depths of the human experience. ZviDance also exists to engage students in enriching their appreciation of the art form.

ZviDance brings its audiences a passionate vision of community in a modern age. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company’s stirring work celebrates diversity by melding movement genres into the distinct dance vocabulary constantly evolving and refusing to succumb to dialectics of the medium. The company is shaped by a collaborative model of creation, involving the ensemble and designers from the initial research phase, so as to constantly push the methodology and ethics of a creation process within an inter-disciplinary format.

In the last 30 years of existence, ZviDance has received critical praise and stable funding for its artistic projects, a work that fearlessly refuses to be bounded to specific thematic or aesthetic dogma. The company performs frequently at home in such New York venues as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. ZviDance has toured across North America to festivals such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival, and abroad to Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Japan.

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Party Pics: Picnic by Design 2019 (DIFFA)

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA)’s annual summer fundraiser, Picnic by Design, returned this September! Held at Midtown Loft & Terrace, the eighth annual soirée invited 20 top tier designers and brands to create global-themed baskets of goodies for auction. Every year, Picnic by Design brings together over 200 industry guests for gourmet picnic fare and custom designer baskets for auction. Event proceeds support DIFFA’s mission to grant funds to HIV/AIDS service organizations across the country.

Fall Celebration – South Street Seaport Museum

Thursday, September 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
South Street Seaport Museum | 12 Fulton St

Join us for our 2019 Fall Celebration!
Thursday September 19, 6 – 8:30pm
Join us aboard the historic 1885 tall ship Wavertree to celebrate New York’s connection to the water—past , present, and future. In recognition of five decades of volunteerism at the South Street Seaport Museum.

TICKETS
$150 | INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$250 | DUAL TICKET ($125 EACH ADDITIONAL)

Tickets include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and food stations
For event and ticketing questions, please contact
Jared Madnick at (212) 748-8694 or development@seany.org

Cocktail or business attire This is an outdoor shipboard event; please plan your footwear accordingly.

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