Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Week of August 30 - September 6, 2010

As you prepare for the upcoming Labor Day weekend and say ADIOS to another NYC summer we have been hard at work here at GEMS NYC rounding up a few good GEMS for you to look forward to this September. REMEMBER...we encourage you to share your GEMS with us, from events to your favorite NYC spots! Please email us at



Presented in collaboration with the New York Historical Society, this
intriguing exhibition reveals the powerful role that Latinos and Spanish-speaking countries have played across four centuries to help shape New York into the most culturally vibrant city in the world. Art works, documents, printed books, artifacts, an installation by Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell, and a documentary by Ric Burns all serve as testaments to this dynamic history. Exhibit opens Friday, 9/17 through 1/9/11. El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, NYC. (212) 831-7272. For museum hours and admission information visit



The All American denim brand has gotten the “curvaceous” jean fit right. The Curve ID line which focus on shape rather than size, were created as a result of studying more than
60,000 body scans and listening to women around the world of all shapes and sizes. Through this research, Levi’s® designers created a new approach to measuring a woman’s body and identified three distinct body types that account for 80 percent of women’s shapes universally. I am 5 feet 7 inches tall and typically wear a size 31” waist jean and found that the Bold Curve style fit amazing, it hugs in all the right places, no waist gap in the back area, slimming thigh effect and the perfect length for a mid to high heel shoe. Visit to shop this line. Prices range from $59.50 to $128.

  • Slight Curve – designed to celebrate straight figures. 
Slight Curve is designed to define a woman’s waist, while accentuating her curves. If jeans usually fit in the hips and thighs but are too tight in the waist, a woman should try the Slight Curve.
  • Demi Curve – designed to fit even proportions. 
Demi Curve is designed to flatter a woman’s waist, while smoothing her shape. If jeans usually fit in the waist, but don’t flatter the figure, a woman should try the Demi Curve.
  • Bold Curve - designed to honor genuine curves. 
Bold Curve is designed to hug the waist, without gapping or pulling. If jeans usually fit in the hips and thighs, but gap in the back, a woman should try the Bold Curve.


A Shopaholics dream come true…… entire night dedicated to shopping and all it’s glory. The second annual; Fashion’s Night Out event is hosted by hundreds of New York City stores throughout the 5 boroughs and celebrates and supports the fashion and retail industries with full-price shopping. From designers to retailers, to fashion and beauty brands, all will incentivize you to shop with special treats from live performances, fashion shows, free samples, make-over’s and more. Friday, 9/10 from 6p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information and to plan your Fashion’s Night Out itinerary visit



Friday, 9/10. Madison Square Garden, 7th Avenue and 32nd Street, NYC. 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $59.50 to $179.50. To purchase tickets visit

El Gran Combo performs along with Andy Montanez and special guest Silvestre Dangond. Saturday, 9/11. Paradise Theater, 2403 Grand
Concourse, Bronx, NY. 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $36.50 to $96.50. To purchase tickets visit or


Tuesday, 9/21. Madison Square Garden, 7th Avenue and 32nd Street, NYC. 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $149.50. To purchase tickets visit

Here’s another great reason to visit the Brooklyn Flea Market for the third annual Superstar D.J. Record Fair, featuring dozens of D.J.’s, record labels and collectors selling their vinyl. Be sure to check out over 100 vendors of vintage furniture, clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as new jewelry, art and crafts by local artisans, and last but not least try the delicious food. Sunday, 9/19. Brooklyn Flea Market, One Hanson Place at Ashland Place, Brooklyn. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Image: see attached image labeled “vinyl record.”



A film festival presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and featuring 16 films from eight different countries, Latinbeat’s 13th edition will offer some exciting special events not to be missed: Latin-O-American, a panel discussion co-presented with Cinema Tropical featuring up-and-coming, New York-based U.S. Latino and Latin American filmmakers; Women Leading the Latinbeat, a brunch and panel co-presented with New York Women in Film and Television celebrating the extraordinary work of Latin American women filmmakers in the series; a special screening of the aptly named Extraordinary Stories, co-presented with Film Comment Selects; and a special program of shorts celebrating the bicentennial of Argentina. All films are in Spanish with English subtitles except for the Argentine Bicentennial Shorts. 9/8 -18. For more information on film showtimes, locations, and tickets visit

Director and Producer Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids and Sin City) is back with this action/crime/thriller titled, Machete. The cast includes Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin and Steven Seagal. PLOT: The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his old friend Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. Opening Friday, 9/3. Check your local newspaper for theatres and showtimes.



A commercial-free, star studded, prime time television event to help raise funds for the fight against cancer. Support the fight against cancer by watching the show and making your donation. Four major networks; CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC will air the show starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 9/9. For more information visit

American Experience presents Roberto Clemente, a one-hour documentary about an exceptional baseball player and committed humanitarian, who challenged racial discrimination to become baseball’s first Latino superstar. From independent filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz, Clemente features interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors David Maraniss (Clemente) and George F. Will (Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball), Clemente's wife Vera, Baseball Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, and former teammates, to present an intimate and revealing portrait of a man whose passion and grace made him a legend. Monday, 9/6 at 10 p.m. on PBS. For more information visit


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