Seen & Heard: More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

••• Three more Mother’s Day gift ideas came in: Tribeca Tarot Reader is now offering gift certificates; Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa has announced its spring/summer special treatment—the White Sangria Pedicure ($68 for 60 minutes, available through Sept. 30); and Tribeca MedSpa will add $50 to for every $100 you buy in gift certificates.

tff-festival-by-tribeca-citizen••• The Tribeca Film Festival says that “NYPD Community Affairs Officer Rick Lee estimated that a crowd of 300,000 enjoyed a day of family fun and lively entertainment at the popular Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day on Saturday.” That’s over three times the number of people who can fit in Giants Stadium. I never would’ve guessed.

••• To celebrate ICFF—it doesn’t actually matter what it stands for—Just Scandinavian is offering a 10% discount May 15–18.

••• There are a few events I’ll be adding to the calendar: 1) Springy Spring Spring, the H.O.W. Journal Issue #6 Fundrasier and Art Auction, on May 6. 2) Compagnia de’ Colombari will perform “More or Less I Am,” a musical adaption of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” at the World Financial Center Winter Garden on May 7. 3) Peace First Ride for Peace, a cycling fundraiser to be held on May 18 at SoulCycle’s Tribeca on May 18. 4) Macao Trading Co.‘s annual Drunken Dragon Festival, an “open-to-the-public annual party that celebrates in the Macanese tradition [with] kick-ass cocktails and food and a dance performance by House of Dangerkat,” on May 24. 5) Two talks at 92YTribeca sponsored by HRP Mamas and NYC Dads Group: Equally Shared Parenting: Finishing the Unfinished Revolution with the NYT’s Lisa Belkin, authors Marc and Amy Vachon, and author and sociologist Kathleen Gerson (May 27), and “The Happiest Kids on the Block” with child development expert and pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp (June 30).



1 Comment

  1. Re: Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day

    I live in Tribeca, and went the the festival. I am not quite sure of the purpose of this festival. Yes, there is a local element to the booths/vendors. But it seems like one giant corporate sales pitch – cable, radio, TV, etc.

    Do the local stores benefit? If so, great. If not, then why have it?

    Is it really something needed in the community?