The U.S. Navy  ‘Blue Angels’ and U.S. Air Force 'Thunderbirds' will be flying over New York City, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, Westchester and Long Island today.  The salute is in honor of the heroic frontline workers during COVID-19 crisis.  It is a fitting tribute to the first responders, military, healthcare workers and other essential workers that continue to...
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Did video kill the radio star? Was the city built on rock ’n roll? Concertgoers will have a chance to find out when the world’s best ’80s musical group, Jessie’s Girl, takes its “Back to the Eighties” show to Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater on June 7 at 8 p.m. Jessie’s Girl has mastered renditions of the world’s most vibrant songs, by...
WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK The iconic Woodstock four-day festival was in the summer of 1969 and took place in Bethel, NY (not Woodstock).  The concerts timing could have not been more perfect.  The 60's care free lifestyle mixed with the emerging Civil Rights movement, anti-war protests, and some of the best musicians ever assembled in this one of a kind...
NEWARK, N.J. – Newark-based nonprofit, La Casa de Don Pedro, a leader in social services and community development efforts, is hosting an interactive virtual fundraiser on June 17 at 5:30 p.m., titled “La Casa en Su Casa.” With a program theme of “Silver Linings,” the evening will honor the “unsung heroes” of the pandemic – including essential workers for...
Today NYNJ is headed to Union County, New Jersey to meet up with Lisa Sorensen and visit her one of a kind yoga studio in Rahway. Where were you born and raised? I was born in Plainfield, raised in Westfield and nourished for over 10 years by the Los Angeles California sunshine. Where did you attend college and what was your major? Rutgers...
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...
Keenen Ivory Wayans saw that there was a huge hole in the comedy world and felt that minority comedians were unrepresented. He saw this opportunity and ran with it. Fresh off his success from Hollywood Shuffle and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Keene pitched the idea to Fox execs and they loved it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V-EKx4XNxE In April of 1990, 'In Living Color'...