I go upstate NY to Narrowsburg often - small town along the Delaware River, where I have a farmhouse I am fixing up. Really beautiful and relaxing. Also my 7 yr old Aussie " Yoshi" is very happy there and has set out to befriend the local deer. Go to Europe often-Ireland (My Sligo house) and France(have a derelict house there also) and of course other spots. Like growing orchids. Love books both as objects and to read or look at. My grandfather had a bookstore in the Bronx.
Films: Intouchables, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Big Lebowski, GroundHog Day, Truffaut, Godard, Wes Anderson, film noir, documentaries.
Opera at the Met- usually get season tix
BAM Next Wave Festival- ditto
Public Theater- sporadically
Acoustic folk and blues live- Jalopy Theater in Red Hook and Poisson Rouge and City Winery- often
Classical chamber music live
Dirty Projectors, Wilco, Cat Power, Miles Davis, Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Chet Baker, Ryan Adams, Eric Satie, Chopin, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Dylan lots of other music.
Robertson Davies, Dalai Lama and Thomas Bernhard also non- fiction and travel books,
Book of Mormon- great play, off off broadway or BAM for Theater