Saturday, 30 June 2018

Things to do this weekend in New York, London and Leeds

Not got any firm plans for this weekend? Here are a few ideas for those of my followers who live in or near to New York:

Hello New York,

Welcome to the Stoop, pregame edition. We're gearing up for our yacht party tomorrow afternoon, and getting ready for an amazing night out. Soundtrack provided by tomorrow's DJ, Skype Williams.
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Still figuring out what to do this weekend? Check our guide for ways to stay cool. Maybe, you're in the mood for a steak dinner at Club A Steakhouse, 🥩😋 or perhaps the chance to escape a puzzle at Ripley's Believe it or Not. 🤩🌈🎟 
Either way, make sure to swing by Glaser’s Bakeshop before Sunday, the Black and White Cookie mecca is shutting its doors after over one hundred years of business.  🍪😭💔

Plus: Movies to catch this summer

Listen Up: Don't Matter To Me - Drake 
Knock Down: Six!
Outside Bites
A much more popular and respected form of fast food, food trucks have risen to fame as National Food Truck Day!

Enjoy over 200 food trucks in one location.

That means tacos AND fries, ice cream AND funnel cake. 
Let's Get Nauty
Five queens will battle for the 2018 Nauty Queens Crown June 30th aboard luxury yacht The Jewel.
See the show and city views, while enjoying bottomless vino by Tom of Finland Wines and Tropical Moscato for only $25
Plus dance to tunes by Skype Williams, and a performance by no other than sea queen Bella Noche herself.
Tickets are running out fast, end June with a splash. 💦
A Cut Above the Rest
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New York City has long since been known for its old-school steakhouses. However, when it comes to finding the best spot to give yourself a serious case of the meat sweats, some restaurants tend to be a cut above the rest.
A prime example is Club A Steakhouse, located at 240 East 58th Street in Manhattan.
Book your next date night, family get-together, or business dinner here for a night you won't forget with the restaurateur himself, Bruno Selimaj. 
Escape It, Or Not
Escape rooms are a great time, but what makes each one stand out?

You and nine of your closest friends (or maybe a few friends, and a few strangers) will have 15 minutes to follow the clues and solve the puzzle.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not in New York City is open 365 days a year, 9 AM - 1 AM.
Relax with A Movie This Summer
Whether you enjoy sci-fi, drama, horror, or even a documentary, your new favorite movie is coming to theatres this summer.

Don’t miss your chance to stare a giant screen with Dwayne Johnson (and his muscles) in Skyscraper?

Or Elastigirl and Jack-Jack along with the rest of the Incredibles family, are up to now?

But let’s get real for a moment. I have two words for you. 
Mamma Mia! Here we go again!

Premiering in about a month, we will see the character, Sophie once more, and what will she get into now?

Find out and take a trip to a theater near you!
End of an Era
Have a deep love for black and white cookies?
Make sure to stop by the Glaser’s Bakeshop before this Sunday. After over one hundred years of business will be closing its doors.
Last Chance to Enter!
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You’ll ask yourself where you want to go next, but have you thought about how far you’ll go to get there?
G Adventures - believes in travel not only for the photos but, also for the soul. Push outside of your comfort zone (nope not there, even further). 
It’s gonna take guts to win the ultimate adventure for you and a friend valued at $15,000 USD.
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Hello New York,
If you’re looking to let loose with your canine this weekend, check out these pet-friendly bars and restaurants that encourage you to let your furry friend off their leash. 🐶🍗🐩 Feeling really adventurous? Trade in the concrete jungle for the actual jungle, and plan your next trip to an exotic destination. We’ve found the picture-perfect destinations that will have you booking a ticket faster than you can say ‘Bon Voyage.’ 🗻🏖
Or how about a staycation? These NYC pools are the perfect weekend retreat. Get ready to soak up some sun and keep cool as the temperatures rise. 💦⛱
Hope you have your best red, white and blue ready for Independence day. Fourth of July is fast approaching which means it’s time to fire up the grill and get ready to watch some impressive fireworks. Here are some of the best places for your viewing pleasure. Trust us, it’s gonna be lit. 🎇🇺🇸🌭
We bet you’ve never seen anything like Tom of Finland’s art. The late artist was known for his homoerotic portraits and celebrating LGBTQ perspectives. His artwork is most recently being featured on the bottles of a namesake wine brand. Cheers to that! 🍷👨🎨🎨
Coming out isn’t easy, and it’s normal to feel trapped. Here’s how one writer learned to feel more comfortable in his skin. 👨️‍👨🏳️‍🌈👩️‍👩
June 27th is national PTSD Awareness Day. If you or someone you know is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. 😬🤝💙
Enjoy your night, and embrace those you love; a privilege no longer available to hundreds of children detained at the countries southern border. For those who would like to support here's a list of eateries providing assistance over the next few weeks. 🗽💗🍽 
Groove with: Gonna Love Me - Teyana Taylor
Game with: Cat Condo
Gone to the Dogs
Now that the dog days of summer have started bring your canine with you as you roam the city.

These bars and restaurants are a must-hit if you can’t live without your furry companion. From the Barking Dog on 3rd Ave, to Five Leaves in Greenpoint, dine and drink with man’s best friend throughout the long summer days.

Though it’s encouraged to call ahead in case of health department visits, these spots love pups as much as you do and some even have water bowls and treats on-hand. Skeptical? Don’t worry — with places like BK’s Buttermilk Channel that serve up savory fried chicken on the reg, you’ll have more to munch on than just kibble. 
Trip of a Lifetime
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Itching to leave the city this summer but can barely afford a $1 slice?

G Adventures has you covered! They're giving away a trip of a lifetime, worth more than $15,000.

Yeah, you read that right.

For a chance to win, post a picture or a 30-second video to their contest page, and be sure to check out all the adventure-filled destinations you may be able to visit.

What are you waiting for?   
Pool Party
Trying to beat the heat this summer but not into the beach life? Make a splash by hitting one of NYC’s public pools. These spots are open for business starting in June and you’ll definitely want to check them out on the weekends. Perfect for families, friends, or if you just want to work on your tan, these pools will have you feeling the three R’s — relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated for the work week ahead.

While some of these pools are free to the public, others may require an entrance fee or a day pass.

Whether you’re there for a swim or just want to kick back, these spots that will have you chillin’ on those sweltering 90° days for sure.
Tom of Finland's Artistic Vision
Tom of Finland, sought to educate and inspire with his artwork.

Though unlike other artists, his work includes homoerotic portraits of men, popularized in the 50’s and into the early 90’s. Today, he is celebrated through Tom of Finland Wines, which are showcasing his art through their array of artisan wines (plus, donating part of the profits to the Foundation promoting human rights and sexual expression through art).
Coming Out
What happens when you hide your true self for 24 years?

Read about how this writer found the strength to acknowledge his sexuality and what happened when he finally opened up to the world.
PTSD Awareness Day
June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day, but what exactly is PTSD and how does it affect those who are suffering from the disorder?

PTSD, known as post-traumatic stress disorder, affects the mind in different ways, and while it can be difficult to pinpoint in each person, one way we can all treat its effects is through tolerance and understanding.

Learn more about PTSD, its symptoms, and where to get help.

Featured article artwork by Winston Tseng
Light It Up
Celebrate Independence day right and spark new traditions!

These are some of the go-to locations if you’re looking to bask in those festive, Fourth of July fireworks. While some spots on this list, like Houston and the FDR drive area, are free, others, like the Brooklyn Barge Bar, will have you shelling out some cash for tickets.

This list includes lots of rooftop bars, which means great views and the good news is some tickets include food and drinks in the price!

If you’re hoping to hit up one of the free, public spaces, just be sure to go early if you want to snag a good spot. Don’t forget to pack a cozy blanket, your camera, and maybe a drink (or two) for a night to remember.
Let's Get Nauty
Five queens will battle for the 2018 Nauty Queens Crown June 30th aboard luxury yacht The Jewel.
See the show and city views, while enjoying bottomless vino by Tom of Finland Wines and Tropical Moscato for only $25
Plus dance to tunes by Skype Williams, and a performance by no other than sea queen Bella Noche herself.
Tickets are running out fast, end June with a splash. 💦
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Tomorrow is looking hot AF, sunny and 92 degrees.
The perfect temperature to enjoy Nauty Queens 2018 Drag Show & Day Cruise — a fabulous two-hour boat party down the East River, featuring a live drag show, and unlimited wine from Tropical Mango Moscato and Tom of Finland.
For only $25, this is a deal you can't beat.
Tell your friends. Bring them. Party with them.
The party goes down this Saturday 1-4 PM. The yacht departs from the Skyport Marina in Manhattan by the FDR on E 23rd.

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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Wondering what to do this weekend? What's On by Country & Town House is here to help.

We bring you the hottest events and culture in the town and country this weekend – including the Smoked & Uncut foodie festival, tips on visiting Masterpiece London and the sweetest, hidden gem activities in Cornwall and the Cotswolds...


Outdoor Occasions

1. Perch Poolside in London
What better way to capitalise on some English sunshine (and escape the sweaty city) than with a spot of alfresco swimming? Avoid the duds and don your finest swimwear at one of the finest lidos in the capital, thanks to our guide to the best lidos and outdoor pools in London.
2. Smoked & Uncut Festival, Bath
The annual Smoked & Uncut festival is more glamour than grunge, and you can expect a line-up of handpicked classic and contemporary artists as well as home-made street food, local ales and plenty of cocktails. The festival is famed for its large family-style pop-up restaurant feasts. 30 June.

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What's On Podcast

Series 2, episode 2 of the What’s On Podcast is here! Every episode we give you 10 things to do in the next 10 days, picking from the best culture, travel and food from across the UK. Listen to our latest episode to find out about upcoming events like Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Wimbledon, and London in the Sky.

Guide to Masterpiece London

Held at Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece London is dubbed ‘The Unmissable Art Fair’, and with 160 international exhibitors of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day, it is hard to argue otherwise. Read up on our advice on how to visit the fair.
 28 June to 4 July.

Michael Jackson: On the Wall

It doesn’t get more thrilling than an all-singing, all-dancing exhibition opening today to mark what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday this summer. The National Portrait Gallery looks at his enduring legacy in art and pop culture: think Andy Warhol prints and collages by Isa Genzken.
28 June - 21 October.

Local Discoveries

4. Ale & Anchor, Cornwall
The Old Coastguard’s family friendly summer festival in Penzance showcases Cornish bands and approximately 30 ales from Cornish breweries ranging from St Austell to smaller craft beers including biodynamic Cornish Crown.
29 June - 1 July.

5. The Secrets & Sweetness of Bees Workshop, Cotswolds
Make your garden more bee friendly with this morning workshop by Daylesford Farm in Kingham. Daylesford experts will help you introduce floral diversity with a riot of scents, colours and forms.
30 June.

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Stay Cool @ Seven

As the weather and World Cup anticipation hots up, Seven is the coolest place to watch the footy. Enjoy England matches in our venue on the BIG SCREEN and watch non-England matches in the bar throughout the competition in the relaxed Seven atmosphere. Free.

Next week on Wednesday 4 July, 8pm, Seven Live presents Laurel Canyon Union. These experienced musicians take their inspiration from the late 60’s / early 70’s American West Coast singer songwriter era, playing well  known songs from artists such as Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Eagles, The Byrds, and more. With special guests Jon Budworth and Ric Neale. £7 on the door.

A real treat on Thursday 5 July, 8pm, with the return to Seven of Absolute Kinks. Playing a set packed full of Kinks classics including, Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me Going and Lola, this 60s era Kinks tribute will transport you straight back to the UK swinging sixties, creating that iconic Carnaby Street feel good factor. £15 adv /£18 on the door.

In a change of tone on Friday 6 July, 7.30pm, Leeds Actors In Training present I Am England. The future of the country hangs in the balance, but at a time of intense change, those in power must confront the truth of who they are. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, the play offers a unique perspective on political power, authoritarianism and social justice. £8 / £6 adv, £10 / £8 on the door.

On Saturday 7 July, it is Seven's 11th birthday and we have a packed weekend of events. Midday – 8pm  and Midday - 5pm on Sunday 8 July, Kanassa Kitchen street food ‘pop up’ Chapel Allerton based street food inspired by Columbian flavours and ingredients, will be on Seven's terrace. There will be llive music in the bar from Maya Kally at 7.30pm & 8.30pm.

Also on Saturday 7 July, 8pm, Flamenco de Leeds presents An Evening of Live Flamenco showcasing Natalia Garcia-Huidobro, Ramon Ruiz and Julio Lopez for ONE night only. Plus an exclusive optional show workshop 6.30-8pm suitable for complete beginners and improvers alike. £15  adv / £17 on the door. Doors 8pm. Concert + Workshop £25 in adv / £27 on the door.
On Sunday 8 July 1-2pm, Anything Could Happen returns. An engaging, creative and hilarious, shiow Improvising children’s ideas on the spot and bringing their stories to life before their eyes. Suitable for 4 – 12 year olds. £3 otd.

From 4-6pm is JazzLeeds – Summer Jazz with the one and only Dudley Nesbitt. Leeds own steel pan maestro Dudley Nesbitt showcases his jazz steel pan. Come and while away a Summer Sunday afternoon, enjoy the food drink music and the fun. PWYF.

Finally, if you've enough energy left after the birthday weekend, don't forget the Sunday Quiz in Seven Bar, free with raffle and prizes. Phew.

Tickets for most events are found at Where not sold out, tickets are always available on the door.

Every £ spent at Seven helps support high quality arts in a local setting. We look forward to seeing you at Seven very soon.
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Keep your cool

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The Trinity Leeds guide to surviving a heatwave...

Appropriate clothing

Make sure that you are dressed for the occasion. Cool, lightweight clothing is essential, and of course don't forget your sunglasses and sandals. Check out our top pick of summer frocks you can rock day and night, all guaranteed to keep you super cool...


Stay Hydrated

Hydration is key, it is recommended you drink 8 pints of water a day so why not add a few cocktails for good measure! Head to one of our rooftop terraces and find the perfect sun spot.

Checkout the list of our favourite sun worshiping bars here in Trinity Leeds!

Eat Well

Did you know our food accounts for 20-30% of our daily fluid intake each day? So make sure you still get those 3 meals in there! How's about Angelica for brekky, The Botanist for lunch and The Alchemist for dinner.

Here are our top picks of outdoor eateries...

 Book a Holiday

The best way to become acclimatised is continue to live in the heat. We know this won't stick around for long, so get ahead of the game and book your next sun seeking adventure!  
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