Hermosa Beach Party

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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend by rocking out to classic rock cover bands, eating food court choices from 18 different ethnicities and relaxing in the Charity Beer & Wine Garden. If grandchildren are along, there is a Kiddie Carnival with a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides, bungee jump, face painting, as well as a petting zoo and pony rides.

Bicyclists get free valet parking and a tune-up for their bikes near the Hermosa Beach Pier.

Aug. 31, Sept. 1 & 2 from 10 AM to 6 PM.

http://fiestahermosa.net

Older Love Story

11VOWS2-articleInlineDorthy Rogers and Shirl Abbey grew up 50 miles apart in Ohio and connected with each other years later after a combined total of 5 marriages, 8 children and many grandchildren. They met through Match.com when she was 72 and he was 81. And at the time they lived 3 blocks apart in Santa Fe, N.M.

Dorothy and Shirl say that they fell in love over Chinese food in the Design Center where she owned an art gallery; they moved in together 4 days later. Then they lived with each other for 8 years before he proposed.

The couple was married at the Bald Head Island Club in North Carolina. On the day before the wedding, Ms. Rogers had positive words for those her age seeking love. “Others should try to do this,” she said. “Why not try? They could find someone, too. I think the odds are pretty good.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/fashion/weddings/embracing-technology-and-each-other.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Cooking Classes in Manhattan Carriage House

Events_DinnerParty“A meal, according to my understanding anyhow, is a communal event, bringing together family members, neighbors, even strangers. At its most ordinary, it involves hospitality, giving, receiving and gratitude”
– Wendell Berry

Haven’s Kitchen is an event space and cooking school located in a charming carriage house near Union Square.

“Haven’s Kitchen has quickly become a celebrated neighborhood café and gourmet shop, a one-of-a-kind event venue, and an ideal place to learn about cooking and sustainability. Most importantly, we have become a place to reconnect with food, our community, and each other.

We believe that personal wellness and the well-being of our planet are intricately and permanently connected. We hope to nurture that connection in as many ways as we can, and share our enthusiasm with everyone who walks through our front door.”

You may choose to join their monthly supper clubs with events such as:

OCTOBER SUPPER CLUB FT. DAVID TANIS – WED, OCT 30 AT 7PM and

ROSH HASHANAH SUPPER CLUB – WED, SEPT 4 AT 7PM.

Or you might want to organize a group of your own and enjoy one of their cooking classes such as WOK AND ROLL: FOOLPROOF FRIED RICE AND HANDMADE ASIAN DUMPLINGS or BOOZY BRUNCH. 

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http://havenskitchen.com/our-story/

Top 5 Date Spots in NYC

memberseventsJust in time for the weekend, “rundown nyc” has listed its favorite romantic places to take your first date.

First is The Bar at The NoMad Hotel where old school glamour abounds. Leather, dark mahogany and carved elephants set the tone while you and your date sip handcrafted cocktails and nibble on steak tartare and buttered radishes. 1170 Broadway (W. 27th St.), NoMad (212-253-5410)

Next is the elegant Neue Gallery, housed in a turn-of-the-century beaux arts-style mansion. Enjoy early 20th century German and Austrian art and design and browse through A.E. Cochert jewelry in the shop downstairs. 1048 5th Ave. (E. 86th St.), Upper East Side (212-628-6200). $20 admission

See all the spots here:

http://rundown.com/nyc/7178-romance-done-right

BROOKLYN, YOUR FREE uberX IS ARRIVING NOW

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This weekend, take FREE uberX rides* to, from, or between neighborhoods in Brooklyn. More than 40 local BK businesses will be serving up awesome deals just for uberX riders. Enjoy 2 for 1, discounted or free drinks, food and events.

uberX is a low-cost alternative to taxis utilizing hybrids and midrange cars with seating for up to 4 people.

How it works:

Enter promo code BKLOVESuberX in the Uber app and select your car. See the details here:

http://blog.uber.com/bklovesuberX#events