Reporting by Leah
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On a typical beautiful weekend day in late July and August, the Mercedes-Benz Bridgehampton Polo matches are anything but typical. The polo matches are a much anticipated summer social event in the busy Hampton social life. If you are a Hamptonite or a lucky visitor, the VIP polo tent is a much sought after venue.
The Mercedes-Benz polo matches are a sight to be seen, or more importantly, be seen at. The People. The Fashions. The people watching. Oh, and did I mention the polo matches? For most it is more people watching than match. The wealthy, the famous, and many locals throng to the polo matches which are a must on the social circuit.
This season's polo match commenced on Saturday, July 19, and will continue for six … [Continue reading...]
- 7/17/08 @ 11am
Buddhist Monks, Musicians and Martial Artists were present to bless and unveil two new Dragon Boats For The 2008 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.
Traditional Chinese Musicians and Shaolin Martial Artists will look on as Shi Fu Jie Tong from World Chan Buddhist Association performs the traditional blessing of the two new dragon boats, kicking off the festivities leading up to the 2008 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York and bringing prosperity and good fortune to Manhattan.
Thursday, July 17 at 11:00 AM (rain or shine), at the Bethesda Foundtaion and Terrace Opposite NYC's Central Park Boathouse. Entrance at 72nd St., NYC. The boats were recently made in Canada for the 18th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York-2008, a free … [Continue reading...]
Tomorrow! July 14th. At the Queens Library, Flushing.
The photography exhibition, Opening Reception 6-7 pm.
The pictures are from the series of Joy Wai's China Project; Faces and Stages-My Journey in China. 5:30 pm, Press Conference at A-B room of Queens Library, Flushing.
Welcome to the show!
Below is the link of the information of the show:
Joy Wai … [Continue reading...]
We would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about this interesting Long Island event - the Long Island Authors Group will be holding its Summer Reading Book Fair on Sunday, July 13 from noon to 5 PM hosted by Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead.
This book fair features nearly 30 authors representing local LI authors from the City Line to Montauk Pt. I have attached our press release and event flyer which contains the details for this interesting event.
Thank you for supporting the LI writing community. Best Regards, John Cardone LI Authors Group … [Continue reading...]
Early on 7/1/08, officials from the city as well as on the federal level met at Pace High school in Chinatown. Their mission: to make the people of New York City aware of the city's extensive Summer Meals Program. As City Council speaker Christine Quinn said, "People don't know as much as they should in our five boroughs that we have a very expansive school meals program in the summer. People think school meals stop when the school year stops or when summer school stops- that's not true". In an effort to combat the struggle with food prices and the hunger families in need might face, the city kicked off the event and let it be known the city was ready to feed all individuals 18 and under. The program even extends eligibility to individuals simply visiting the city during the summer. There … [Continue reading...]
The North American Andy Transplant Foundation announces its Official licensed World Series of Poker (WSOP) Satellite Location in conjunction with Harrahs Entertainment Inc., Las Vegas. "For the first time, NAATFs event is tied to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas," said Susan Thompson, Founder of NAATF. "If you win the $300 buy-in no-limit holdem t championship, youre headed to Las Vegas to play in our Main Event." Thompson adds, One heart, liver or kidney can cost well over $200,000- $300,000 or more. This is only the beginning to help save lives. Our goal is to raise funds towards medical science, to increase out health system and to educate others. NAATF is committed to deliver a premium poker room for players looking for the real action. This 2 day event takes place at Raleigh … [Continue reading...]
Award-winning New Orleans playwright, as she announces the representation of a two volume anthology set of her plays by Samuel French: A Louisiana Gentleman and Other Comedies and Ghosts of New Orleans. Then from 6:30 to 7:30 PM Rosary reunites with director Brendan McCall, who recently did a staged reading of John Singer Sargent and Madame X for The National Arts Club, to stage selected scenes from her new play, Behind Cut Glass for your enjoyment. This is a romantic comedy set in a hurricane in the bayous of Louisiana . Afterwards, talk to the artists, and purchase a signed edition of her new play anthology from Samuel French. When: Friday, May 9th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM Where: the Marquis Room of The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York , NY 10003 . Call (212) 475-3424 for … [Continue reading...]
Joy Lin shares a Joyful Spring Equinox blessing at the Earth Day and Vernal Equinox Ceremony at the United Nations on March 20 at 1:48 EST. Joy is standing in front of The Peace Bell at the United Nations and Paul Sladkus shares the moment with her for Good News "The Water Hour" Series. … [Continue reading...]
MEL BROOKS, JOE PINTAURO, DAVID SALLE AND ROBERT F.X. SILLERMAN HONORED AT THE 23RD ANNUAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS. Presented by Guild Hall's Academy of the Arts. GNB loves Guild Hall. We interview the honorees and Cousin Bruce, Alec Baldwin, Ruth Appelhof, Director of Guild Hall, Renee and Richard Steinberg Board Members, Stewart Lane, Bonnie Comly, Albert Maysles and more. Who: Honorees Mel Brooks, Joe Pintauro, David Salle, Robert F.X. Sillerman, Angela LaGreca What: Guild Hall's Academy of the Arts will present honorees with awards for their work in Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Visual Arts and Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors at their 23rd Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards. Where: The Rainbow Room 30 Rockefeller Plaza 65th Floor NYC When: Monday, March 3rd, 2008 Why: … [Continue reading...]
Elizabeth has been immersed in the toy industry for years. A frequent host on QVC, where she regularly brings great children's products to the attention of parents, she is now CTO at iVillage, where she writes monthly articles on toys. She is also a frequent guest on The View and routinely speaks to the media at toy fairs and other toy industry events. Why: Toy Fair is the largest trade show in the Western Hemisphere and Toy Fair '08 promises to be one for the record books. More than 1,500 exhibitors from 30 countries will be strutting their toy and entertainment products at Toy Fair 08 in New York City. From classic toys to interactive entertainment and everything in between, it is THE place to be for retailers who want the hottest products on their shelves in the next few months. For … [Continue reading...]
Moving Forward Together
October 24-26 2007 Hyatt Regency at Reunion, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, Texas
Join the Movement at the 2007 National MS Society National Conference.
This year's conference promises to be an extraordinary event, focusing on how we fully support our strategic response of We mobilize the talent and resources of the millions of people who want to do something about MS We will move together toward building our volunteer leadership by targeting three core audiences: Volunteers and staff who support programs and services for people with MS Key volunteer leaders and strategic leadership (trustees and board members) Volunteers and staff who are driving our events and raising money.
The conference offers:TRAINING: Comprehensive, expert-led, volunteer-facilitated workshops … [Continue reading...]
Learn How to Help Keep Americas Runaway and At-Risk Youth Safe and off the Streets Every year between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away from their homes. There is no easy way to define what a runaway looks like they can be male or female and range in age and hometown. National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) is an annual national public education campaign to raise awareness of youth runaway issues, and to educate Americans about solutions that help prevent youth from running away.
NRPM is co-sponsored by the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) and the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) with several national social service/educational organization partners. NRS has one mission to keep Americas runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the street. Through its crisis hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY, NRS … [Continue reading...]
Monday, September 17, 2007, at 7pm
Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Lifespan, with Suzanne Lesto and Judith Palazzo at Christ Church Parish House, 250 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT.
FREE. Refreshments. Donations welcome. Call 203-661-8510.
Suszanne Lesto, MA, BCB and Judith Palazzo, MS, BCBA from the Center for Child Development, CCCD, will discuss individuals with autism spectrum disorders of all ages and levels and learning throughout their lives. Parents and educators work together to identify areas of deficits and excesses, create an action plane to address these areas, and specifically teach to those deficits or excesses across environments. Otherwise, what our learners with autism will learn from the natural environment may be limited, and not relevant to their … [Continue reading...]
This Saturday, Sept. 15th in East Harlem/El Barrio is MNN's 15th Birthday.
Don't Miss MNN's Street Carnival Block Party! Celebrate MNN's 15th Birthday, Sat. Sept. 15th from 1 - 6 PM by coming out to our Street Carnival Block Party in East Harlem at 104th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues! Take the 6 train to 103rd St. Enjoy live entertainment, free food, games for youth, prizes and video expos!
We'll also be kicking off the development of MNN's new Uptown Community & Youth Media Center in the historic 104th Street Firehouse. You won't want to miss some serious old skool carnival fun! There will also be an oral history booth at the MNN street fair where you can share your memories of MNN over the past 15 years! There will also be a groundbreaking press conference to kick off the … [Continue reading...]
***Ideas to Help Sick Friends Look Good & Feel Better *** Event
When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. Continental breakfast and healthy snacks provided Free valet parking
Where: Hotel Sofitel 45 West 44th St. New York, N.Y. Star of What Not To Wear Tells you the Fall Do's & Don'ts for the Fashion Season! Stacy London is the star of TLC Network's What Not To Wear". She has worked with stars ranging from Katie Winslet to Liv Tyler and her entertaining reality show helps fashion-challenged women makeover their wardrobes.
London shares the fashion do's and don'ts for the fall season and to give some insight on just why people are so interested in fashion. London also has some unique fashion and health ideas to help people who are sick look good and … [Continue reading...]
Wednesday, September 19, Jazz Standard
Sachal Vasandani and group will appear, Wednesday September 19. 116 East 27th Street (between Park & Lex) 2 sets: 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm (more info and to reserve tix : 212-576-2232 or http://www.jazzstandard.com)
Sachal Vasandani Sachal Vasandani - vocals. Jeb Patton - piano, David Wong - bass Quincy Davis - drums Minneapolis City Pages hails "an impressive and highly original new voice on the jazz scene."
Billboard praises a "superb debut of distinctive originals and intelligent makeovers that teem with a fresh vitality." Clearly, it's "all systems go" for jazz singer and songwriter Sachal Vasandani and his enchanting debut album Eyes Wide Open (Mack Avenue).
In addition to his own high-quality originals (like "Send 'Em Up to Heaven," with guest … [Continue reading...]
A Feast for Eyes and Ears: Newly Landmarked All Saints Church Presents Benefit Gospel Concert. At 3pm on Sunday, September 30, 2007, the Roman Catholic Church of All Saints presents a benefit gospel concert featuring the All Saints Gospel Choir and special guests Singing With a Testimony (Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY) and Liberated Praise (Liberty Baptist Church, Elizabeth, NJ).
This is All Saint's first concert since its designation as a landmark earlier this year by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 12 years old, and free for children under 5 years old.
The proceeds from the concert benefit church repairs and renovations. All Saints was designed by James Resnick, Jr., the architect of St. Patrick's … [Continue reading...]
Dear Friends, I've been asked to co-facilitate this series. Please share the word. And it looks like Thursday's seminar will be filmed by Artworld Digest Magazine (so participants will be asked to please sign a release form)! ??LABOR OF LOVE workshop series: Financial literacy for artists! 4th Thursdays - July 26, August 23 - 7pm 469 West 153rd Street, #5A - A/B/C/D to 145th St. or C train to 155th St. Eat, Drink and be Merry from 7pm to 7:30pm. Food will be provided by The Ripest Mango. At 7:30pm we will PROMPTLY begin. Labor of Love is a free workshop series focused on financial literacy for artists. Participants will shed self-limiting beliefs and gain access to empowering forms of wealth consciousness.They will learn and apply key concepts of value to transform the way they manage … [Continue reading...]
Walk. Run. Play. For people with disabilities at YAIs Central Park Challenge on Saturday, June 2. What: The Central Park Challenge, a Day of Hope to benefit the YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network. Run. 5K run (9 a.m.) Registration Fee: $20 Walk. 3K fund-raising walk (9:45 a.m.) Registration Fee: $10 Play. Childrens Activity Area with face painting, sand art, moon bounce, (8:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.) and Junior All-American Races for children 12-and-under (11 a.m.) Registration Fee: $20 for one child, Family rate of $35 for two or more children When: Saturday, June 2nd, beginning at 8:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Where: Central Park, 72nd Street entrance, East or West, by the Naumburg Bandshell. News vans enter 72nd St. on the East side and park on the side of the Bandshell. … [Continue reading...]