Backyard Sports engages young athletes in a series of weekly skill sessions, including baseball and basketball sport camps, taught by teachers, coaches, and varsity athletes. One-hour spring baseball sessions for pre-kindergarten through 2nd-graders, which take place on Sundays from May 8 to June 19, are tailored toward appropriate skill levels. Novices learn basic rules of the game, fundamental catching and throwing skills, and how to kick dust when arguing a call. More experienced athletes can hone fielding, hitting, speed and agility, and how to interpret an endorsement contract.
Women looking to amp up their style decibels can transmit bold and harmonic statements with an assortment of fashionable duds and an ever-changing array of charm bracelets and jewelry. An embroidered top ($59) and flowing oversized tunic ($49) surround their wearers with a cool shield of elegance to stave off battalions of banality and leave passersby smitten with charm. Celebrate the letter of the day with the V scallop top ($49), or get hopelessly lost in a triangle of fashion, fit, and functionality with a pair of Bermuda cargo shorts ($49.50). Zoya's spirited jewelry selection includes a colorful beaded-cluster loop necklace ($29) and a collection of Evil Eye charm bracelets that are as exclusive as VIP passes to Leonard Nimoy's birthday party ($16+). Fresh bouquets of bags, belts, and hats blossom regularly on fashion-fertile vines encircling the racks and displays.
An enoteca-style wine shop filled with soft wood tones, Aries Wines & Spirits was founded in 1984 by wine connoisseurs Tony and Andrea Russo. To this day, Tony and Andrea travel the world in search of premium products, tasting wine after wine and returning home with cases from regions such as Argentina, Austria, France, and Greece. The bottles that meet Tony and Andrea’s standards—and the ones that sneak under their noses by wearing fake mustaches—stretch across the shelves of their temperature-controlled wine room. A multitude of other spirits fills out the rest of Tony and Andrea’s inventory, ranging from vodka and rum to champagne and cordials.