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...
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,...
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...
Photo courtesy of ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina.
New York City is rediscovering its waterfront roots – thanks in part to an 8-acre marina that has taken shape at the mouth of the East River, between Piers 4 and 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park – ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina. As the first new marina on the New York Harbor in over 50 years, ONE°15 Brooklyn, opening at full capacity...
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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...
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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...
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The all-female world celebrated rock band, New York’s Antigone Rising is known as much for their rousing-exciting music and live performances as they are for their speaking out for social conscience. The songstress’ have just announced headlining performers for the 6th Annual Girls Rising Music Festival (formerly known as BeachFest) – a program aimed to encourage girls, and boys,...
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...
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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...
As we find ourselves in a country politically divided, there is one thing that often unites Americans. That is, charitable giving. Whether it’s for hurricane-disaster relief or donating coats and blankets to the homeless, the American people including businesses know how to give back in a time of need. There are thousands of businesses and charitable organizations that are...
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, 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....
Ronald McDonald House New York now has a Caregivers Integrative Wellness Program in an initiative to lend even more of a support network for those caring for their ill children. To provide comfort to the women, and men, that agonize about their little ones, the house now has the Blavatnik Family Foundation Wellness Center - a first of its...
As the crucial topic of education proves to be top of mind in the 2020 presidential elections, documentary film, “Backpack Full of Cash,” narrated by Academy award-winning actor and activist Matt Damon, reveals the devastating consequences of privatizing America’s public schools.  Having screened over 360 times in 39 states and nine countries including nine film festivals, this feature-length documentary...
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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...
Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ EVENT SCHEDULE 4:00 Gates Open 4:00 - 6:30 Enjoy Food Trucks / Music / Fun 6:30 Design your Lantern 6:30 - 7:30  Lantern Launch 9:30 Event Ends Buy tickets here Each adult ticket comes with the following: - Entry into the festival area - Floating water lantern - Keychain LED Flashlight - Marker - Wristband In addition, the price covers the cost of collecting and removing the lanterns from the water...