Friday, March 23, 2007

My events in New York

Although I write about New York and London and I add events taken place on daily, weekly or monthly basis, I remain silent about the events I attend, have attended or intend to go in the near future. Today I decided to speak up and talk about them – just a bit, to give the readers hints about the events I like and I stick to as a regular (guest) most of the time.

The week starting March 19th, I skipped Monday. On Tuesday, for the first time, I was a guest at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in mid-town Manhattan. The objective was, in theory, the promotion of a Taiwanese film but the real reason is the overall embellishment of the country of Taiwan. The Ambassador was clear: We want representation in major International Organizations but China does not allow us by vetoing our desires. The lecture was followed by a nice dinner just before the projection of the movie. Therefore, Taiwan and its representations abroad open up to the public by organizing a number of events everybody is welcome to attend. Next week I am invited to a book presentation at the very same place. I think I will go. I liked the environment, the people and the guests.

Event missed: Did I mention that I skipped the weekly NY astrology group the same day? We can’t do everything in this life.

Wednesday came quickly as always and I was in the Samsung experience store, in the Time and Warner Building. The third Wednesday of the month, Samsung organizes together with Sejong an evening of classical chamber music performed by the International Sejong Soloists, a conductor-less string ensemble comprised of today’s leading young soloists. The event was classic, well-performed and well presented. A nice wine and canap├ęs reception followed and as always people had the chance to talk to the soloists and Samsung organizers (Samsung also organizes the Jazz nights, the second Wednesday of the month).

Event missed the same day: The Investor’s meetup group taken place the third Wednesday of the month. As I have access to their site, I found out that this Wednesday it was all about making money when the stock exchange goes south. Great miss I guess?

Thursday: It’s the Chelsea Galleries openings night. Yes, I am there almost every week with very few exceptions. This Thursday I decided to be late in Chelsea -art can always wait a little bit – and drop my old and heavy winter clothes on a spring cleaning occasion organized by Lulemon athletica. I dropped the bag, I got seven free gym and yoga passes as a gift to my donation (no more free gym passes please!) and I did not resist the sushi and healthy snack table offered to the guests. Tasty treats. Ready for my jump to the Chelsea galleries area, the rain caught me on my way that beautiful, warm, humid and sticky evening. I just loved it. Chelsea was busy as always with interesting and non-interesting paintings and various artistic creations. And for the first time since September (when I initiated my Chelsea visits), I saw good looking, non gay men!

Event missed the same day: I don’t know. Based on my calendar, I didn’t miss anything but I am sure I did. It’s New York after all.

No plans for tonight, Friday. I am on my way to Rhode island and Boston this weekend. I know for sure that I will miss a nice sushi party in Williamsburg tomorrow night but the Japanese cuisine can wait. I will fill the void with creamy New England clam chowder for the very first time in its country of origin.

Enjoy the weekend all, more events to follow.

New York

MobileMonday New York: 7pm - 9pm. Originally founded in Finland in 2000, MobileMondays has spread around the world through a largely grassroots effort. The open community promotes the mobile industry and welcomes all. Visit for more information. At the Samsung Experience Store, Time and Warner Building, Columbus Circle.

Event Name: Re:solution Launch all-day party with green tinge
When: 12:00 PM, Sunday 1 April 2007
Where: United Kingdom
Location: Kinetica Museum, Spitalfields Market, E1 6AA. Time: Noon-6pm (Free) 6 -11pm (6.00) Travel: Liverpool St (station/tube), Aldgate East (tube)
Launch all-day party with green tinge Sunday 1 April 2007 Noon-11.00pm. Experience an oasis of low carbon chill and high energy live music and beats at the re:solution all-day launch party, with a tasty mix of ethical fashion, art, cool tech and inspiration with a green tinge at Kinetica Museum, Spitalfields Market on Sunday 1 April 2007, 12.00 noon - 11.00pm. No kidding!