Your Weekly Manhattan Country Club Update: September 18, 2023

Dear Member,


Monthly Mentions

So much talk about longevity and the Blue Zones. So, we thought we would dig into it in this week’s Quad.  If you don’t have time to read this or watch the documentary, apparently a long, happy, healthy life boils down to being together, playing pickleball, and eating soup…But we already knew that, didn’t we?!

What is a Blue Zone, anyway? Blue zones are regions in the world where people are claimed to live, or have recently lived, longer than average.

Where did this concept come from? The concept of blue zones resulted from demographic work done by Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain published in 2004. They identified Sardinia’s Nuoro Province as the region with the highest concentration of male centenarians, referring to the area as the “blue zone”. They literally colored them blue on their map, hence the name.

Where are the Blue Zones today? In addition to Sardinia, Blue Zones exist in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California.

Who is Dan Buettner? Dan is an American National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author. He has spent the last 20+ years traveling to and studying the blue zones. My favorite quote from him on a recent podcast…a long, happy life comes down to “community, pickleball, and soup”. That made my day!

What are we watching? Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones, a great documentary that follows Dan into the Blue Zones to understand the habits, diets, and lifestyles of centenarians. Watch the trailer here.

What are we eating? Well, apparently, we need to eat more soup! Here is one of my favorite slow cooker Lentil Soup recipes. Enjoy!


Ponder This 

“Select your community carefully. Gather people around you who will reinforce a healthy lifestyle.”
~ Dan Buettner


In health,

Tracy L Cioffi
Chief Marketing Officer
The Bay Club Company


Bird’s Eye View

Food and Drink Specials
Join us for our specialty nights with specials on food and drinks in our restaurant! Featuring Monday Night Football, Taco Tuesdays, Pizza and Pasta Nights, Happy Hour, and more! Please RSVP on OpenTable.

Adult (Inner Tube) Water Polo
Thursday, September 21 | 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Tired of the same exercise in the pool and want to join something fun? We welcome you to grab an inner tube and join us for an adult game of water polo! To sign up, email

Fess Parker Wine Dinner
Thursday, September 21 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Come and join us for a 4-course meal, accompanied by Fess Parker wine pairings. $150+ per person. RSVP is required on OpenTable. 72 hour written cancellation needed.

Character Kart Tourney
Saturday, September 23 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Our favorite tournament is back in action! Gather all your friends to play this popular character “kart” game on the big screen. Dinner will be served. RSVP on Connect.

Revive + Thrive: Mastering Recovery
Sunday, September 24 | 10:00 am-11:30 am
Join Marshall and learn how to implement a lifestyle of proper breathing mechanics, deliberate cold exposure, and much more to enhance your overall health and wellness. $120 per participant for first class. Limited availability. Email to reserve your spot today.

Paint & Sip
Wednesday, September 27 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Love to paint and want to do so as a family or with friends? Then this is the class for you! Participants will receive one Canvas, Paint & Brushes, Light Bites, and Wine. $65+ per participant. RSVP on OpenTable.

Mother & Son Dance
Saturday, September 30 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
This will be a fun event, complete with a photobooth, dance floor, and dinner.  $120+ for a family of two. RSVP to

Sunday Funday at the Pool
Sundays | 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Ready to finish your weekend with a bang? Join us for food and drink specials at the Pool Bar, the Wibit and/or a water slide, and games for the entire family. See you there! Our last Sunday Funday will be October 1!

Save the Dates for October

Halloween Bingo Night 
Wednesday, October 11 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Halloween Movie Night 
Saturday, October 14 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Pumpkin Decorating Night
Saturday, October 16 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Opolo Wine Dinner
Thursday, October 19 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

MCC Annual Halloween Party
Saturday, October 21 | 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Mummy Pizza’s – Kids Culinary Night
Wednesday, October 25 | 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Halloween Tennis Round Robin 
Thursday, October 26 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Adult Karaoke Night
Thursday, October 26 | 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Halloween Cardboard Boat Race
Sunday, October 29 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm


In health,

Gaby Romo
Vice President/General Manager
Manhattan Country Club