This spring the New York City Ballet will feature seven world premier ballets featuring four commissioned musical scores along with a collaboration with award-winning architect Santiago Calatrava.
The official opening of the Spring season began with a gala on April 29th and will continue through Sunday June 27th. The season boasts an impressive 40 original performances, 29 of which are choreographed by NYCB’s Founding Choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.
To view previews of the new ballets and get an insiders glimpse into the making of each ballet click here.
In celebration of the debut of Sex and the City 2 on May 28, 2010, put on you best stilettos and head out to these fab places around the city!!
First, check out the Sex and the City Hotspots tour with On Location Tours, New York City’s only TV and movie tour company, showcasing more than 40 sites frequented on the Emmy-winning show and on the original movie.
For a sweet-tooth fix, savor Miranda and Carrie’s favorite cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery at Rockefeller Center and then take that sugar rush and float down Fifth Avenue to get your shoe shopping fix.
Last stop, head up to The Roosevelt Hotel’s exclusive rooftop lounge, mad46, for an after party complete with cocktails inspired by their favorite character. Whether sipping on Carrie’s go-to Cosmopolitan, Miranda’s bitter Manhattan or a Screwdriver like Samantha, diva duos unwind while enjoying panoramic views of the city that never sleeps.
In New York you know spring has really arrived when the sailors come into town. Every spring since 1984 the city honors our military men and women with week long festivities.
Starting Wednesday May 26th, the ships come into port on the Hudson River and activities continue the entire week. The public can view displays from the FDNY, American Red Cross and more at the Intrepid’s Pier 86 and watch the military members battle it out in the famous Tug-of-War.
The highlight of the week long activities is the Memorial Day commemoration featuring the singing of Taps, the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag and a fly-over of military aircraft in the missing man formation, in honor of those who have lost their lives in service to the United States.
And when you see a military member on the streets of NYC give a nod, as a simple thank you for all that they do.
For more information on Fleet Week 2010 click here.
Secretly dreaming of dancing on Broadway? Well here’s your chance! Saturday May 22nd, New York’s Fourth Annual Dance Parade features thousands of dancers in over 70 styles of dance and 200 dance organizations. The parade begins on Broadway, dances through the city to University Place and on to St. Marks Street, boogying through the East Village and eventually waltzing right into DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park.
New York’s melting pot of cultures is beautifully displayed every year in the event’s fusion of international and domestic dances. The parade truly embodies dance as universal form of expression and fun!
The parade and subsequent DanceFest are free and open to the public, DanceFest even offers free dance lessons and of course a dance party and dance demonstrations. But the party doesn’t end with DanceFest! The $15 Dance Passport gets you free admission until midnight to hotspots like Element, Alphabet Lounge, Katra, Leopard Lounge, Sin Sin, China 1 and naturally, The official Dance Parade 2010 after party at Webster Hall. The Passport also gets you a wristband allowing access to some yummy drink specials while you’re shakin’, movin’ and groovin’!
Considering all of these, to find out the best arrangements for your big day, my suggestion is when visiting your florist take a picture of your wedding gown, swatch of the bridesmaids, color of the groom’s tuxedo, location of the wedding and all your favorite pictures that you tore from magazines…this will give them an idea of what’s going on in your head.
Also consider this; your color theme should compliment and not contrast against each other. Also make sure to use season as a good indication of the theme of your colors and types of the flowers you choose. Although overall I believe that flowers are beautiful and no matter where and when you use them they still are gorgeous but sometimes some choices do not make sense. Like Daisies are not for indoor wedding especially in the middle of winter.
Once you find out what your personal style is the rest is easy. Let’s start with flowers … my favorite subject. First there are so many beautiful and different kinds, shapes, colors and smells out there but first it’s very important to know what goes with your style first. Second such as, the season, the location & the mood of your wedding.
One thing that I love is the smell; I think that will set the tone. Smells are very memorable. I love the fact that every time I smell lily’s it remind me of one of my dear friend’s wedding.
At last remember, choose a flower that is a perfect match with you and who you are and don’t forget the embellishments, that a little bit of a bling or spot light on the flowers goes a long way.