With everything transpiring in the world, it’s nice to take a break and let yourself be inspired visually.  Street art, murals and graffiti, are so prominent in today’s culture and this genre of art is finally getting the recognition it deserves. My first time to Wynwood Walls, I was completely captivated by this incredible district. It was truly like nothing...
Ultimate Disco Cruise
The 2020 Ultimate Disco Cruise proved spending nights and days dancing and schmoozing away on the high seas is truly a dream come true. Once boarded in Miami, guests mingle with the Disco greats as everyone gets to know the beautiful ship. Nostalgia takes over for five nights of living one’s own “Dance Fever” fantasies - actually-dancing away with...
The Trammps Featuring Earl Young
The Trammps, formed in Philadelphia with the great Earl Young, became well-known for their top-selling disco hits that had folks dancing the night away under the glow of mirrored balls. Fans now have the chance to get up close and personal dancing along with The Trammps featuring Earl Young aboard the second Ultimate Disco Cruise ready to set sail...
Every year since 1976, large numbers of people flock to the Canadian Rockies to the ever-growing Banff Film Festival.  The international film festival has made its mark as one of the top 20 film festivals in the world.  Banff goes beyond typical film festivals, truly embracing their rich mountain culture, nurturing creatives, and highlighting beautiful untold stories. This year they...
A 45-seat café run by students at RCC Hospitality and Tourism is having their grand opening today. The highly anticipated culinary collaboration is between RCC and Flik Hospitality. The café will serve up tasty soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods.  They will also be serving coffee from Suffern-based Java Love. NJ Land-Use Firm Helps Pave the Way for Future Jersey City Whole Foods These...
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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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ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is celebrating International Women’s Day this week by honoring its female employees, who make up over 50 percent of ProudLiving’s management and back office staff. The company, which also employs people in a variety of positions across operations and field work, plans to recruit...
Hunter College's Grove Human Rights Scholar, Teng Biao, will be a panelist on the upcoming "China: Democracy or Autocracy" panel (July 29.) (Image courtesy of Joseph Chan/Unsplash.)
Some of the world’s leading democracy and human rights experts will gather virtually to discuss prospects for China’s democracy movement on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, as the nation combats repression via Beijing’s new controls over Hong Kong and political freedoms. This includes Teng Biao, Hunter College's (NYC) Grove Human Rights Scholar and an exiled spokesman for Chinese democracy. Mandate Democracy®,...
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...
Stew Leonard’s famous for its Yonkers and Connecticut over the top grocery stores will open up its first New Jersey supermarket in Paramus.  The store will be located at the old Sears in Paramus Park. The dairy-themed supermarket will create 350 new jobs in Bergen County.  The 80,000 square foot store will feature their trademark dairy department, a butcher shop,...
Photo courtesy of Ebb & Flow at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina.
Catering to summer crowds, Brooklyn Heights’ ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina has unveiled Estuary, a brasserie and bar offering globally inspired dishes with locally sourced produce, including seafood, meat and vegetables, with a focus on simplicity, seasonality, sustainability and provenance. Estuary at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina will be open at One Brooklyn Bridge Park (159 Bridge Park Drive). The waterfront eatery will occupy the northwest corner...
If you're in Rockland, Bergen or Westchester Counties consider checking out the new exhibit from abstract artist Tony Seker and photographer Julie Scholz at the Piermont Flywheel Gallery.   The show will be from November 22nd until December 8th. About Tony: As a young refugee of the Lebanese Civil War, Seker began to express his anti-war sentiment & hope to inspire global...
Don’t miss the 18th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens.  Each year, the NYBG in the Bronx puts on one of the most beautiful exhibitions in the world.  Let’s face it, New York in February can be a bit dull.  If you are looking to brighten up your life, there is no better way than to...
Painter Tony Seker is the February featured artist at bergenPAC with his exhibition Life is a Cabaret!. There will be an artist reception on Feb. 6th from 6-8 pm in the Drapkin Cabaret and Lounge. Tony Seker is a local artist with a global perspective. His “action” painting style, ironically inspired by the likes of Peter Sellers and Victor Borge, fuses...
crawfish fest
Mardi Gras Weekend is coming to New Jersey once again to celebrate Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest. The little festival that could is celebrating its 30th milestone anniversary May 31-June 2, 2019, at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, with a festive 3-day lineup of celebrity acts and delicious food Cajun style. Michael Arnone Makes Crawfish Fest Vision a Reality The Baton...
Yung Jake has been a busy guy.  The LA-based emerging artists has been featured on Viceland, Complex, NY Times and 60 Sec Docs. https://youtu.be/qkvmUNqg69U Many may recognize Yung Jake from his music but he also creates infamous emoji portraits that have been featured in gallergies such as the Tripoli Gallery in Southampton in 2017/2018.  From April 20-May 27, 2019, he is back...