Saturday Night in Central Park With Mariah Carey


mlb2Here is a super idea for a very special date night.

The concert in Central Park with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30PM is a special event celebrating the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and featuring Grammy winner Mariah Carey plus a special appearance by Joe Torre.

The first 150 people to make a tax-deductible contribution of $500 or more in support of The New York Philharmonic will receive tickets for two seats in the V.I.P. enclosure (meaning, close to the stage) and early admission into the concert. There is no limit to the number of pairs of V.I.P. tickets you may receive.

V.I.P.’s may enter Central Park West at West 81st Street & Central Park West and claim their seats 10 minutes before the concert starts.

Information for General Admission is also on the link.

Cures For Empty Nesters’ Blues

slide_232894_1102468_freeAfter child-rearing days are over, seemingly so busy while they’re here, yet so suddenly gone, here are some zany ideas for cheering up from Jeb Harrison in the Huff Post Post 50.

First is getting a Harley to “savor your new-found independence. There are dozens of AARP biker gangs that you can hook up with (provided you can handle the initiation ceremonies and don’t mind a little casual sex with strangers) and the slick feel of that skin tight black leather wrapping your sags and bulges into a svelte, streamlined picture of youthful vitality flying down the open road will have you singin’ “Born to Be Wild” like a drunken Rotarian on a meth binge.” 

Coming in at #5 is: “If you’re still hangin’ with your kid’s co-creator, it’s highly recommended that you stop calling him/her “Mom” or “Dad” now. While their real name is a perfectly acceptable substitute, coming up with something edgy and hip (like RazorGrrrl or dePackage) will contribute to your new-found youthful vitality. (Remember “Grandma” or “Grandpa” might be right around the corner).” 

Now you’ll surely want to read them all here:

Johnny Depp & Other Celebrities Turning 50 This Year

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - BackstageOn his 50th birthday last Sunday June 9th, Johnny Depp mused “I have known plenty of people who, in their later years, had the energy of children and the kind of curiosity and fascination with things like little children. I think we can keep that, and I think it’s important to keep that part of staying young. But I also think it’s great fun growing old.” 

If you think that’s amazing, see the slideshow below of 16 other VIP’s who are hitting the half century mark this year:

New England’s Prettiest Villages


In the May, 2008 issue of Yankee Magazine Janice Brand wrote, “For as long as I’ve been driving around looking for New England’s prettiest towns, I’ve never run out of villages that look just like their postcards. A white-steepled church fronts the town green, which is bordered by black-shuttered white clapboard houses; or squat Capes clad in weather-beaten shingles match the shacks where the lobstermen work down by the harbor.” 


Pictured above is Marblehead, MA with its Old Town settled in 1629 along a beautiful harbor filled with yachts and surrounded by impressive estates.

If you’re thinking about a summer New England weekend away with someone special, check out all of the towns here:


The Happiest Hour

full_andazhhToday Rundown/NYC listed the 5 best happy hours in the city. Most intriguing to me is Andaz Wall Street’s Biergarten, located in the courtyard adjacent to the hotel. Come for sausages, pretzels & beer and on Wednesday’s “Bark Hour” bring your dog for buy-one-get-one-free between 5 and 8 PM.

See the others here:



7 Fun Ways For Retirees To Make Extra Cash

r-DOG-WALKING-large570Let’s face it, retirement can be boring. And we have so many wonderful plans … but how to fund them?

Joe Udo in the Huffington Post‘s Post 50 shares some creative ideas for generating extra income. If you love animals, pet sitting or dog walking is perfect. Others you may not thought of include mystery shopping and Amazon’s Mechanical Turk in which companies list small jobs for freelancers with pay from 1 cent to $75. Take a look at: