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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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....
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Jersey City was recently voted the most diverse city in America.  This diversity has led to a plethora of activities and classes in art, music and dance.  One such thriving business is the Jersey City Ballet Theater in the Hamilton Park neighborhood of Jersey City. About the Jersey City Ballet Judith Elins Palacio, Jersey City Ballet director set out to create...