On Women’s History Month, we appreciate females a whole bunch. Praise to the marvel of these beings, whom without: there’s no life and no meanings, no teachings, no feedings, and no feelings. Respect goes to the young gals who are trying to channel, the wise elders who tried to set the example. Acclaim for the aspiring ones who have strived for greatness, and honor to the ones...
Five Best Bagel Places on Long Island
Narrowing the choices to just the five best bagel places on Long Island is not an easy task when choosing among the top bakeries in the country. The Island, as with the City, is known as home to the best bagels in the nation. Eating our way to find the best can be fulfilling in many ways. Reviewers have agreed...
I always try to maintain positive vibes, so when the pandemic began and continued, I will admit it was not easy. As a digital creator and visual mind, the museums and interactive events I would normally attend were closed. I realized I had to uncover new ways to support the arts and stay inspired for my well-being, and physical...
Based on the true story of one the most “notorious” unsolved cases in recent American history.  'City of Lies' is a provocative thriller revealing a never seen look at the murder of The Notorious B.I.G., which happened relatively soon after the murder of Tupac.  Johnny Depp plays Russel Poole (Retired LAPD Detective) and Forest Whitacker plays “Jack” Jackson (LA...
It certainly was a Wonferful day at the People to People Food Pantry in Rockland County for Wonder Girls’ monthly Volunteer Day!  A group of volunteers from Wonder Girls, an after-school program for high school girls with a mission to build confidence, leadership, community and business skills, packed bags filled with Goya products to feed thousands of Rockland County...
February is Black History Month, so of course at NYNJ we have to pay homage and recognize the critical contributions of Black Americans to American History. And we aren’t alone. After the insanity of 2020 and the Black Lives Matter protests, there is undoubtedly more of a collective consciousness around diversity, inclusion, and valuing the lives and contributions of...
Seeking the best NY pizza places in South Florida is the holy grail that every New Yorker hunts for when moving to, or visiting, the sunshine state. NY style pizza is held in the highest regard in the east coast communities of South Florida, often referred to as New York City’s sixth borough, as it is a true taste...
My Father's Place
The famed music venue My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY is forever attached to its founding father Michael “Eppy” Epstein. Both, the man and the club, share the limelight of historic proportions in the world of music’s past and present – and the future. The 70s Birthed My Father’s Place The early 70s was all about the music and antiestablishment –...
Robert Miller
Robert Miller is set to release his debut solo album, “Summer of Love (2020),” January 2021 (Cakewalk Records). The leader of the rock-jazz-Latin fusion group Project Grand Slam’s unaccompanied endeavor was birthed out of the pandemic reality of confinement.   
Vic Kastel
Vic Kastel has brought his amazing 1970s music into a new century with his very first album – the critically acclaimed “Time Traveler.” With the aid of analog equipment and musicians, 13 original songs had been recorded in the 70s by the veteran singer and songwriter – yet never circulated before 2020. In a year of pandemic sized madness “Time...
the Oxfords
In a pandemic year of uncertainties, The Oxfords found certainty that dreams can truly come true – eventually – as the 1960s group was reborn at the top of the Pop Oldies chart on Amazon. After an over 50-year break up the band found themselves reunited and at the top spot 55 years since their very first success. “A Classic Philly 60's Band” remained in the number one spot for four consecutive weeks. The new CD has been exciting original fans and finding a new generation of fandom.
With the world going through so much, I want to highlight an incredible and uplifting community art project in the town of Sleepy Hollow, NY on the Hudson Riverwalk. A temporary/pop-up art installation which asks the question “What are your hopes and dreams for the future? For yourself, loved ones, our community, the world ...”  The Riverwalk Community Mural affectionately...
Newark Symphony Hall, one of New Jersey’s largest arts and entertainment venues, today announced that Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has appointed Grammy-winning record producer, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, to the venue’s Board of Directors. Wonda, also a composer and touring musician, will assist with the Symphony Hall’s various diversity and inclusion initiatives, while also chairing a new Artist Advisory Board...
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, announced the appointment of Taneshia Nash Laird, its president and CEO, to the newly formed, eight-member board for the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF). She is the only New Jersey board member for the advocacy organization, which is tasked with saving independent venues across...
Today I’m headed to Bergen County to Raymond’s in Ridgewood. Raymond’s is an adorable vintage diner known for their legendary breakfasts and classic American dishes. With their all day breakfast menu, Raymond's is an incredible brunch spot for all ages. The great thing about the eclectic diner, is that they always have lots of people and the wait is...
Newark Symphony Hall, one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, has announced the creation of a volunteer-based, seven-member Investment Committee to shape oversight policy and provide fund-management guidance. Committee members come from companies such as Goldman Sachs and AllianceBernstein, among other financial entities, and will help the venue achieve fundraising milestones while supporting its various...