To settle the oft-asked question “Where can I play tennis in New York?” USA Tennis ’98 has created a free map (with the MTA) showing just where to go. The maps will also direct children and grown-ups to 100 locations throughout the five boroughs where they can get free and inexpensive lessons for the summer; maps will be available at sporting-goods stores and tennis facilities and in parks. For more information, call 718-YES-7676.
Aaron Faber’s annual storewide sale cuts the prices on everything from engagement rings to cuff links to vintage watches. For example, eighteen-karat gold cuff links, were $1,055, now $791; estate double pearl choker, was $3,450, now $2,415; Rolex steel “bubble-back,” circa 1945, was $3,350, now $2,680. Aaron Faber, 666 Fifth Ave., at 53rd St. (586-8411); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Thurs. till 7, Sat. 11-6; 4/20-5/2.
All Trussed Up
As Trussardi’s business continues to grow rapidly in the United States, its showroom sample sales have an even bigger selection. Python skirts, jackets, and tops, retail $1,400 and up, here $948 and up; men’s double-breasted suits, retail $1,400-$1,600, here $980-$1,120; suitcase, retail $698, here $493.60; evening dress, retail $695; here $486.50. Trussardi, 745 Fifth Ave., near 57th Street, Suite 601 (906-9133); Wed.-Thurs. 9-6; checks accepted; 4/22-4/23.
Housing Works’s bridal party puts all sorts of wedding-related merchandise on sale. Marcy Blum (who wrote Weddings for Dummies) will also be around to answer any questions. New Calvin Klein tuxedo, retail $2,000, here $450; new Escada mother-of-the-bride dress, retail $2,300, here $425; John Hardy sterling-silver frames, retail $300-$315, here $100; Mary McFadden couture wedding gown, retail $8,000, here $675. Housing Works, 306 Columbus Ave., near 75th St. (579-7566); Tues. 4-8; A.E., M.C., V.; 4/21.
Rina young and Kiwon Wang – two designers who sell their sterling and vermeil jewelry mostly in galleries and museums – are teaming up for a sample sale. For example, Young’s sterling-and-amethyst necklace, retail $125, here $85; Young’s earrings, retail $62, here $37; Wang’s pearl necklace, retail $110, here $85. Kiwon Wang, 526 W. 26th St., Suite 704 (229-9332); Fri. 5-9, Sat.-Sun. 11-5:30; M.C., V., checks; 4/24-4/26.
Union Square Optical’s sixth annual sale has all of its fancy eyeglasses – designer brands whose names you would surely recognize if we could print them – at 50 percent off. Frames that were $100-$600 are now $50-$300. Union Square Optical, 9 W. 14th St., (242-0314); A.E., M.C., V.; Mon.-Sat. 11-8, Sun. till 6; 4/20-5/3.
For ladies who like the ballerina look, Nina & Delman offers two styles: the classic and one with a half-inch heel. These (in addition to other shoes) will be available at the showroom sale, retail $155-$175, here $65-$85. Nina & Delman Showroom, 730 Fifth Ave., at 57th St., eighth floor (399- 2323); A.E., M.C., V.; Tues.-Thurs. 10-7, Fri. 12-6; 4/22-4/26, 4/28-4/29.
It’s the perennial dream week for bargain and vino lovers – wine pours freely during lunch at Smith & Wollensky, Park Avenue Cafe, Cité, the Manhattan Ocean Club, Maloney & Porcelli, the Post House, and others. Wines include Opus 1, Lafite Rothschild, Louis Jadot, and Stag’s Leap. Go easy if you have to head back to the office; it’s tempting to do more than taste. Call individual restaurants for reservations or 800-638-6449, ext. 51, for more information. 4/20-4/24.
The Pillow Look
Amy Ferguson’s pillows are made of fabrics from the likes of Donghia, Clarence House, and Jim Thompson, and are filled with high-quality goose down. Usually $90-$275, they’re now $45-$170; she has over 300 to choose from. Devereux-Ferguson Inc., 304 W. 90th St., Apt. 1F (362-3761); A.E., M.C., V.; Fri. 11-8, Sat. 10-6; 4/24-4/25.