Sundae Fundae is a labor of love by pastry chef Tanya Ponder. The menu, which is 50% vegan & 50% traditional, draws on Ms. Ponder’s decade of restaurant experience including some of NYC’s best such as Daniel, Marea and Jean-Georges. Flavors are updated seasonally and include classics such as Mint Cookies & Cream alongside more modern bespoke flavors like...
BURLINGTON, N.J. - New Jersey patrons eager for live entertainment can find a range of options via Discover Jersey Arts’ online Summer Stages guide. The curated collection, offering socially distanced opportunities from New Jersey-based cultural organizations, features dozens of concerts, drive-in movies, Shakespeare in the park, classes and more experiences across the state’s vibrant arts scene. The launch comes...
I attend the Philadelphia Flower Show yearly and I am incredibly grateful that in 2020 it took place prior to the pandemic shut down in the United States. The show is sheer floral beauty and offers inspirational and uplifting content. Held annually in the Winter season, it normally takes place indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s dates are...
‘M is for Mutz’, ‘N is for No Parking’.  On a recent episode of PBS’s Sesame Street, Conger heads to Fiore’s House of Quality for some delicious mutz after Cookie Monster ate it all up.  They crossed the Hudson in search of mutz for a caprese salad and while intown they learned the careful process of making mozzarella cheese. Watch...
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...
Schools That Can (STC), a nonprofit organization that aims to close the opportunity and skills gap in urban areas, named the winners of its fifth annual “Design Challenge” on Thursday, Feb. 25. The virtual event allowed six schools representing Newark, NJ, Pittsburgh, PA, and New York City to go head-to-head on innovative design concepts – creating efficient, sustainable layouts...
ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is partnering with the East Orange Housing Authority (EOHA) and Sierra House for its third annual Toy Drive on Monday, Dec. 21 and Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Given the COVID-19 climate, ProudLiving’s team of volunteers will make contactless deliveries to almost 1,000 pre-registered children and families.  According to ProudLiving President and Founder TJ Caleca,...
This week we will offer you a range of 'family' friendly activities in the NYC metro area.  Between Christmas and Chanukah this list was a tough one.. Hello Panda Festival Time to hop on the 7 and head to the “Hello Panda Festival” for some family fun in Queens. HPF is the largest Lantern Festival in North America, featuring a stupid...
In the ever-evolving turf war between cars and pedestrians, we have a new fiasco.  Starting Friday, the city will be creating a “pedestrian zone” around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.  With the growing holiday tourism in the city, this seems like a natural progression for the area. Bryant Park is Bringing Back ‘Ice Bumper Cars’ in FrostFest These New...
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The Bryant Park Winter Village is an iconic, European-Inspired spot to spend the holidays for both locals and tourists.  With a wide assortment of vendors and decorations, everything is Instagram worthy.  Visitors from Thanksgiving to New Years can expect long lines, huge crowds and pricey food.  For you outta-towners, Bryant Park is located in Manhattans' Fashion District near Times...
Girls Rising
Girls Rising, working to give girls and other youngsters the encouragement to strive to be as productive as they hope and dream, now has a new home to host their global efforts. On Oct 10, 2019, the not for profit 501(c) (3), created by all-female rock band Antigone Rising, celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters at 247...
LEGOLAND’s NY resort will open on July 4, 2020.  The new amusement park will feature over 50 rides, attractions, hotels and shows over seven themed “lands” on 150 acres.  LEGOLAND’s single day admission tickets will start at $62.99 and annual passes start at $119.99.  LEGOLAND New York is located on Route 17 in Goshen (Orange County) approximately 60 miles...
ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, has partnered with three Essex County municipalities to distribute school supplies to area students. The company is working alongside the Cities of Orange, East Orange and Irvington, NJ, plus various community groups, for a “backpack” giveaway prior to the start of the school year....
Water safety statistics are scary stuff. Did you know: Drowning is the number one cause of injury-related death for children ages one to four. Drowning kills nearly 1,000 children every year. Formal swimming lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88 percent. Water safety is a topic that impacts ALL families. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published updated...
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The United States first-ever energy-efficient pre-Kindergarten built within a passive house building, and designed to meet passive house standards, has been completed by New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) and CTA Architects, P.C. (CTA). This passive house building has been constructed according to the principles of the Passive House Institute (PHI). Being energy-efficient is the ultimate-goal of the...
Girls Rising
Paula Cole, as a groundbreaker for women in music, certainly deserves the 2019 Game Changer Award bestowed upon her by the Girls Rising charity, on Friday evening, June 21, 2019. Cole inspires girls as a leader proving that females can win in life – even in a male-dominated industry. The talented Cole is noted to be the first woman historically...