Thursday, September 27, 2012

Time for the last Yankees-Red Sox Showdown in NYC -- October

October usually signals the end of a mad-dash rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees.  This year, it's anything but.  Tickets are available for all 3 games, October 1-3, on StubHub for as low as $10 each with thousands left for sale.  I guess that says it all.  I'm still going.  Being a BLOHARDS member means always having the faith.  I'll say meekly, "Go Sox!"

Make a Fancation vacation of it. The Bronx (and Manhattan) are always interesting regardless.  See you at Rao's?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Broadway Week Hits NYC: 2 for 1 Deals and Free Dessert

Love theater and dessert?  From September 4-16, you can get 2-for-1 tickets to 19 of New York City’s most popular Broadway Shows…. Plus dessert…. Free.  NYC& Company’s fourth  "Broadway Week" invites you to stay in the city and enjoy the Great White Way.

There’s also an additional incentive this fall: a free dessert when a ticket stub from one of the participating shows is presented at one of the more than 25 participating restaurants in the Theatre District.  Try some of my favorite restaurants like Firebird (don’t miss their honey-infused vodka along with a side of osetra), Shun Lee West (for dim sum and other more lofty Chinese fare), or B. Smith’s (solid Americana with Southern influences) for a great meal and a free dessert. To book tickets for a Broadway Week show and for the complete list of participating restaurants, visit

Broadway Week is designed for both locals and visitors to New York City and is produced by NYC & Company in partnership with The Broadway League, AARP, Amtrak, NBC 4 New York and The New York Times. Many of my favorites like Peter and the Starcatcher and Jersey Boys are being offered.
Choose from this great list of plays*, offered 2 for 1:
  • Bring It On: The Musical
  • Chaplin
  • Chicago
  • An Enemy of the People
  • Evita
  • The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Jersey Boys
  • The Lion King
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Mary Poppins
  • Newsies
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Once
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Rock of Ages
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
  • War Horse
  • Wicked
*Subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply.
One more perk:  If you travel on Amtrak, Amtrak Guest Rewards members can earn 100 points or more for each ticket purchased to a participating Broadway show by registering their Amtrak Guest Rewards account with Audience Rewards before making their Broadway Week purchases.