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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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....
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...
Antigone Rising Girls Rising
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...