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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

is having a Party!
in support of their upcoming production
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 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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One Huge Night Gala – Gift of Life

Tuesday, September 17 at 6:00 PM
Cipriani, 42nd Street, NYC


SEPTEMBER 17, 2019



At Gift of Life we believe every person battling blood cancer deserves a second chance at life — and we are determined to make it happen.

We are singularly passionate about engaging the public to help us get everyone involved in curing blood cancer, inherited immune disorders and other diseases. Whether as a donor, a volunteer or a financial supporter, you can save lives.

It begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win – finding a match and a cure.




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Feast of San Gennaro

Thursday, September 12 at 6:00 PM to Sunday, September 22 at 9:00 PM
Little Italy

Beginning September 12th, The Feast of San Gennaro, celebrates its 93rd anniversary this year hosting a variety of activities and events throughout its 11-day celebration.

The Feast takes place in the heart of Little Italy, running along Mulberry Street, between Canal Street (on south) and Houston Street (on north). The annual festival presented by Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro) is a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants alive. To celebrate traditions of the past, the feast will be reintroducing the traditional, column lights to illuminate the streets in celebration of authentic Italy heritage. The celebration spans over 10 blocks with vendors offering everything from zeppoles to custom made jewelry, entertainment and family friendly activities.

The feast will kick-off with The Blessing of The Stands on September 12th at 6:00 PM. During this event, a Parish Priest parades through the festival blessing all the shops, restaurants, vendors, and merchants to symbol an enjoyable and successful feast. In addition, the Grand Procession parade will take place on September 14th at 2:00 PM lead by Grand Marshall Steve Schirripa, a New York based actor.

Steve Schirripa, a local Manhattan actor stars in Blue Bloods on CBS and known for various Italian acting roles and was chosen as the grand Marshall of the Italian feast, a role held by comedian Vic Dibitetto in 2018.

New for 2019, the Feast is introducing an inaugural Zeppole Eating Competition on Wednesday, September 18th at 1:00 PM. The contest will be sponsored by DANNY ON THE CORNER.

Two crowd favorites return this year, the 22nd Annual Cannoli Eating Competition on September 13th at 2:00 PM and the 4th Annual Meatball Eating Competition on September 21st at 1:00 PM. The cannoli contest is sponsored by Ferrara Bakery at the stage intersections of Mott and Grand Streets, this long running contest brings out the best in food competitions with a classic Italian treat. The meatball contest, which made its debut at the festival in 2016, is held in honor of the “unofficial Mayor of Little Italy,” Johnny “Cha Cha” Ciarcia.

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Pop-Up Magazine

Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 PM
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center

Why nights and weekends? Because these times are important to us, and they’re probably important to you. We’re not at work, looking for 30 seconds of distraction. We’re less likely to be trying and failing to do five things at once. We’re at home, or we’re out with our friends and families. We’re giving our attention, and we’re remembering. At Pop-Up Magazine Productions, we work hard to make things that are worthy of your best time.

Acquired by Emerson Collective in 2018, Pop-Up Magazine Productions operates as an independent subsidiary.

This is where our story began. A small group of us decided to create a “live magazine.” Writers, radio producers, photographers, filmmakers, and illustrators would perform new, mostly reported stories in all kinds of media mixed together. Stories about science, politics, pop culture, sports, social issues, music, business, art, crime, technology, food, and more. The night would unfold like a classic general-interest magazine, and end with the cast and the audience mingling at the lobby bar. Nothing would be recorded. To see it, you had to be there.

It was a hobby at first, but it grew. We held the first show in a small theater in San Francisco. Soon, we moved to a 2,700-seat symphony hall, and tickets sold out in minutes. Today, we produce shows in more than a dozen cities, at grand, historic theaters like Lincoln Center and BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. We work with Oscar-winning filmmakers, New York Times bestselling authors, popular radio and podcast voices, and artists whose work appears in major international museums and magazines, as well as emerging talent. Their stories are vivid, multimedia experiences, accompanied by illustration, animation, photography, even shadow theater, and often an original score, performed onstage by our musical collaborators Magik*Magik Orchestra. We still end the night gathered around the bar. Our audiences are as interesting as the performers onstage, and we love to bring everyone together.

BCAGlobal Food and Wine Experience

Friday, September 13 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Guastavino’s, 409 E 59th St, New York

For over 25 years, BCA has partnered with leading industry professionals to feature culinary dishes with an array of the best wines from around the world. Culinary students will have the unique opportunity to work side-by-side with seasoned chefs.

The Food & Wine Experience compliments the BCA’s Mission to advance diversity to the highest ranks of the culinary and beverage industry. At this event, aspiring culinary and beverage professionals learn about the industry; established restaurateurs, sommeliers, and importers network and display their brands and achievements. BCAGlobal also honors the dedication of leaders and role models in the wine & spirits industry with the Vision in Wine & Spirits Award.

This year’s 2019 Vision Award will be presented to Marty Tennant and Brian Martinez. Two extremely talented individuals who through hard work and drive have built a successful career in the Food, Wine and Spirit Industry.

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NYC Popup All White Dinner – Soirée Dans le Parc

Saturday, September 7 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Chic NYC/Manhattan Popup All White Dinner.
Rated among the Best of the Best in NYC Summer events
SATURDAY, SEPT 7, 2019 – 6pm-10pm
The Concept: Pop-up dinner is an exclusive event. Thousands of diverse guests gathered in an exclusive space and set up a sophisticated dining area for dinner. Be part of transforming the space into an elaborate experience.

Dress Code: Guests are dressed in sophisticated and elegant “all white” attire. WHITE is mandatory. Guests use their imagination with accessories (hats, scarves, masks, gloves etc.)

Dinner:/Wine Guests bring their picnic baskets with their favorite 3-course menu (appetizer, entrée, dessert), along with their fine white dinnerware, silverware, wine & champagne glasses.

Table: Tables, chairs and tablecloths are provided. Be creative with the table décor (centerpieces, candles, runners, flowers), don’t forget your white napkins.

Location: The mystery surrounding this unique event is the “secret location”, which will be announced @ noon on day of event. Check your email

Entertainment: NYC top DJs- Everyone expected to hit the dance floor

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Pain-Proof: How to be Pain-Free

Wednesday, September 11 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Bouley Test Kitchen, 31 West 21st Street, Flatiron

Why do some people have long-term, chronic pain while others do not? What are the factors that contribute to a body and brain that are more likely to experience pain?

Join Dr. Robert Kachko, ND,LAc, a recognized expert in the field of chronic pain, and Chef David Bouley in Bouley Test Kitchen as he discusses a comprehensive and holistic approach to being pain-free: “Pain-Proof: How To Be Pain-Free”

Dr. Kachko’s presentation will be followed by a wellness-inspired five course dinner created by Chef David Bouley, accompanied with wine curated by Beverage Director Olivier Flosse.

Bio: Dr. Robert Kachko ND,LAc
Robert Kachko ND, LAc is a recognized expert in the fields of chronic pain, neurodegenerative (brain) disease, cardiovascular (heart) disease, and metabolic syndromes. His passion is helping people prevent and reverse the chronic diseases of aging they worry about through Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine. To that end, he works to expand access to these approaches through advocacy, national lectures, and media appearances.

Dr. Kachko is the incoming President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), where he currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chair of Public Education and Media Affairs. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Doctoral Degree in Naturopathic Medicine and a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture Institute. He has completed further training in acupuncture at Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Combining Clinical Hypnotherapy with Acupuncture and Biofeedback, he’s been trained by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He completed his pre-medical studies with a Bachelor’s Degree with honors at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Dr. Kachko is also Founder and CEO of TribeRx, a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach to chronic pain that utilizes peer support and technology. Holding several advisory positions on non-profit and for-profit boards in the fields of precision medicine and Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Kachko works to expand research and awareness of holistic approaches to optimal wellness.

When not working, he loves exploring Brooklyn with his puppy Maya and a good audiobook, staying active indoors and out, and spending time with family and friends.

The Chef and the Doctor
This immersive dining and educational culinary experience is part of Bouley’s “The Chef and the Doctor” series, featuring world-renowned doctors and Chef David Bouley. Each event begins with a reception featuring passed canapés and a specialty health tonic cocktail, followed by a wellness-inspired five course dinner created by Chef David Bouley, accompanied with wine curated by Beverage Director Olivier Flosse.

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Eat to Beat Illness

Monday, September 9 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Bouley Test Kitchen, 31 West 21st Street, Flatiron, NYC

Join Dr. Rupy Aujla, NHS GP best-selling cookbook author of ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’, and Chef David Bouley in Bouley Test Kitchen presenting “The Chef and the Doctor Dinner: Eat to Beat Illness” Dr. Rupy’s talk will be based on his new book, “Eat to Beat Illness”, and will include a short Q and A session.

The presentation will be followed by a wellness-inspired five course dinner created by Chef David Bouley, utilizing ingredients discussed in the presentation, accompanied with wine curated by Beverage Director Olivier Flosse.

Dr. Rupy Aujla – The Doctors’s Kitchen
Dr. Rupy Aujla started ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’ – a project to inspire patients about the beauty of food and the medicinal effects of eating well.

“Dr. Rupy is part of the new generation of physicians teaching people that food is medicine.”
— Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

In 2011, Dr. Aujla helped overcome his own medical problem by diving into the research and figuring out how lifestyle impacted his condition. He realized that patients could benefit from a doctor explaining the evidence-based benefits of healthy living, which is exactly what he does. Through a holistic view of the body and mind, combined with conventional medical practice, we can achieve great things.

Not only does he create delicious recipes on his website and social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, Dr. Aujla also talks about the amazing clinical research behind the ingredients he uses.

He has two best-selling cookbooks published by Harper Collins: ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’ and his second book ‘Eat to Beat Illness’; which was released in the United Kingdom in March 2019 and is soon to be released in the US in September this year, and quickly become a UK Sunday Times Bestseller.


The Doctor’s Kitchen Website
Eat to Beat Illness Book
The Chef and the Doctor
This immersive dining and educational culinary experience is part of Bouley’s “The Chef and the Doctor” series, featuring world-renowned doctors and Chef David Bouley. Each event begins with a reception featuring passed canapés and a followed by a wellness-inspired five course dinner created by Chef David Bouley, accompanied with wine curated by Beverage Director Olivier Flosse.

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Monday Night Magic

Monday, September 16 at 8:00 PM
The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street (betw. Bleecker and West 3rd St.)

Monday Night Magic is New York’s longest-running Off-Broadway Magic Show. Each week there is a different array of the finest stage magicians performing world-class magic in an intimate theatrical setting. During intermission, the magic continues as sleight-of-hand magicians mingle with our guests in the Close-Up Gallery (in the theater lobby) as well as in the main theater.

Our performers have been featured on numerous television shows, including ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s Early Show, NBC’s Today Show, America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and Masters Of Illusion.

* The New York Press gave Monday Night Magic a “Best of Manhattan” award.
* TimeOut NY says that Monday Night Magic is, “New York’s Best Magic Venue.”
* The New York Post raved, “It was fascinating – more involving than many

big-budget, magic shows I’ve seen!”

When: Every Monday Night
Time: 8PM
Place: The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, NYC, NY
(betw. Bleecker and West 3rd St.)

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