The New York City Ballet–A National Treasure

(nycballet.com) Somehow, I missed most of the New York City Ballet’s spring season but woke up in time to catch “Midsummer Night’s Dream” last night at the State (Koch) Theater. George Balanchine’s first full length ballet, created in 1962, bore all the hallmarks of the master–the way he discreetly moved individuals on and off the…

Bijoux, Botanicals and Ballet

In these winter months, bargains are to be had at many NYC events, museums and attractions, some of which are offered through various discount newsletters. One of them is Goldstar and it is free to sign up. This week, offers will get you half price tickets to¬† a few of my favorite places. One is…

The Day After the Day After Thanksgiving

Along with merchandise, there are plenty of holiday entertainment bargains out there now. You can, of course, see the granddaddy of them all- one of the innumerable Nutcrackers around town, some for discounted prices. Goldstar has Balanchine’s version at the Koch Theater for $118 instead of the usual $138 but it includes a $20 souvenir…