Manhattan’s City Winery, a proper NYC winery that also operates as a private event space, restaurant, and music venue, is expanding with the opening of The Loft at City Winery. Located one flight up from the main 300-seat venue, The Loft accommodates 150 people seated, or 250 standing, and has an all-ages policy.According to a press release, The Loft “promises an even more intimate setting to host showcases, record release parties, underplays, and developing acts in all genres, from rock to indie, blues to comedy, Americana and more.” They also suggest plans to expand into new markets in 2019.In addition to the music, The Loft will offer a new dining menu with concert-friendly plates and a full drink menu with plenty of wine made in-house. Len Chenfeld has come on board as the talent buyer for The Loft, in addition to newly-added John O’Neill in D.C and Michael Bishop in Boston City Winery.“On the programming front, we now have a lot more flexibility when it comes to continuing to diversify our booking, whether its booking younger, developing acts and other shows that might be outside our perceived wheelhouse,” says Shlomo Lipetz, VP of Programming. “Having the additional rooms also opens up more intriguing opportunities for multi-city tours and residencies across all City Winery locations.”So far, The Loft At City Winery has events scheduled from June 3 through July 25, including a Q&A with Dave Lory about Jeff Buckley, “From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye”, a tribute to Frank Sinatra starring Michael Dutra, young bluegrass guitarist Billy Strings, and more.For the full lineup, menu, and drinks list, head here.
So, your 2018 strategic planning session is in the books. You came. You spoke up. You filled dozens of sticky pads with ideas. Now what?Fast forward to September 2019. Which of those ideas have you put into practice? Which ones are still sitting undone? How would you explain it if someone asked why you didn’t complete your objectives? Would it go something like this?“Well, I just didn’t have time to get that project.” “You didn’t have time? Why not?” “I got busy doing something else and just never got around to it.”Good Intentions. Poor Results.All too often, we tell ourselves little white lies. Worse yet, sometimes we even believe them. We trick ourselves into thinking that getting “X” done now will give us the freedom to do “Y” later. The reality is we let too many menial tasks flood our schedules, and we never get around to the important things that matter.When we focus all our energy on completing those “quick projects” on our to-do list, the major objectives and decisions that will have a significant, positive, lasting impact on our organization never even get started, let alone finished. The little tasks sneak in and steal our attention. If they feel urgent, we’re inclined to move them to the top of our priority list. And when that happens, it’s all too easy to put off “Y”—and maybe even “X”—until tomorrow. And in the words of the great philosopher, Garth Brooks, tomorrow never comes. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr