BROOKLYN, NY, July 31, 2015: On Friday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams unveiled the parks funding component of his capital budget plan during a press conference at the Brooklyn War Memorial, located inside Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn. Standing beside the leadership of the Department of Parks and Recreation, elected officials, park advocates, and local veterans from across the borough, including former Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, he outlined the details of his $11.9 million in allocations during Fiscal Year 2016, which represents more than a twofold increase from last year in his budgetary commitment to enhancing Brooklyn's open space.
“From Greenpoint to Gowanus, from Cypress Hills to Canarsie, I am investing in open space that benefits Brooklynites … [Continue reading...]
The Silk Road, actually not one road but a network of trade routes, from its birth before Christ, through its formal establishment during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C. E. to 220 C.E.), its height in the Tang Dynasty (618 C.E. to 907 C.E.), and its slow disappearance following the end of the Mongol Empire (1206 C.E. to 1368 C.E.), has played a unique role in trade, politics, religion, and culture, stretching far beyond the bounds of Asia itself. It has had a profound effect on the development of civilizations on both sides of the continent and its story is not over.
Buddhism became the first large-scale missionary movement in the history of world religion. Brought from India, it expanded with the establishment of monasteries along the Silk Road. These monasteries afforded merchants and … [Continue reading...]
The New York City Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving about 1.1 million students in over 1,700 Department of Health visited schools.
SchoolFood serves around 850,000 meals to these students each school day. Of these, over 700,000 meals are provided at no charge to the students or their parents. To find out if your child qualifies, simply apply for free or reduced-price meals.
Over the past decade, SchoolFood has made tremendous strides in improving the nutrition and taste of our meals. We are committed to promoting healthy food choices among our students and maintaining high nutritional standards while offering delicious and satisfying menu choices.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more.
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More than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contained neonicotinoids, a type of insecticide that has been linked to colony collapse disorder, researchers are reporting. The disorder causes adult bees to abandon their hives in winter.
In the new study, published in The Journal of Environmental Chemistry, researchers analyzed 219 pollen samples and 53 honey samples from 62 hives in 10 counties in Massachusetts. Honeybee colonies have experienced significant losses over the last decade, and the effects can be far-reaching: Bees are the prime pollinators of one-third of all crops worldwide.
(http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/science/honeybees-show-evidence-of-insecticide.html) … [Continue reading...]
Child Spark Initiative is a platform created for children between the ages of eight and thirteen years from African migrant communities to engage with children from host communities in the United States of America. It provides opportunities for these communities to express, foster and celebrate their shared humanity. The hope of this interaction is racial harmony, cultural exchange, peace and progress.
Child Spark Initiative Inc. is essentially a performing arts organization that develops, promotes and celebrates creativity in children. Its first major project is Child Spark Choir which features fifty-four children, symbolically representing the fifty-four countries in Africa. In addition to screenings and select performances in cities with largest African migrant populations, this … [Continue reading...]
Brooklyn Chamber to Recognize the Borough's Best Projects at Building Brooklyn Awards
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will honor recently completed construction and renovation projects that improve the borough's diverse neighborhoods and economy. Thirteen projects in various categories have been selected to receive awards in this year's ceremony. The Chamber will also honor Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning, and Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, for their career-long contributions to Brooklyn's real estate and development industry.
When: Tuesday, July 21st, 6:15 PM
Where: Kings Theatre
1027 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce … [Continue reading...]
David Diehl is a former NY Giants offensive lineman who has proven to be a
versatile professional, both on and off the field. His current roles include NFL on
FOX game analyst and host of a weekly talk show on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
David spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the NY Giants. As a Giant, he
started on two Super Bowl championship teams - in 2008 and 2012 and was
selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009. He started the first 120 regular-season games
and 7 postseason games in his career, the longest streak of its kind by a Giant
since the introduction of the 16-game schedule in 1978. In 2012, David was also
the recipient of the Wellington Mara NFL Man of the Year Award. … [Continue reading...]
to the United Nations New York By Terri Hirsch
Ambassador Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations in New York welcomed her guests to a Salon d’Ete & Musical Soiree. Katalin Bogyay was born in Szekesfehervah, Hungary. The former Hungarian resident of UNESCO General Conference (2011- 2013) and Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Hungary to UNESCO (2009-2014) was educated in Budapest, Hungary and London, U.K. She has also led a career of international television broadcaster, film producer and writer. Katalin Bogyay is an active promoter of music, a founding member of the Liszt Academy Network, based in London, and a board member of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the oldest Orchestra of Hungary, founded by Ferenc Erkel.
Our evening started … [Continue reading...]
After 28 days at sea the Flagship of the Ecuadorian Navy known as “Buque Escuela Guayas” left its home base of Guayaquil, Ecuador May 12, 2015 on its first trip around the world. During its nine months tour at sea the ship will be home to 13 officers (4 women), 78 crew. 9 musicians and 41 midshipmen (7 are women). The Guayas is a beautiful three-masted barque used for training youngsters for a naval career. Built in Bilbao, Spain she is named after the river on which the Ecuadorian Naval School is situated. The school was founded by the liberator of South America, Simon Bolivar and has been taking cadets from this school since she was launched in 1976.
Arriving in New York on June 8, 2015, the Guayas was docked at the Intrepid Museum, located at Pier 86. From Monday, June 8 to … [Continue reading...]
ALL TICKETS TO THE JULY 3rd MATINEE AVAILABLE FOR $39
SHOW TO CELEBRATE 100TH PERFORMANCE ON JUNE 27
New York, NY (June 22, 2015) – The two-time Tony Award® winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps has announced it will kick off the Independence Day holiday weekend by adding a specially-priced matinee performance on Friday, July 3 at 3PM with all tickets priced at $39. The evening performance on July 3 will remain at 8PM.
39 Steps will play the following schedule for the week of the July 4th holiday: Monday, 6/29 at 7pm, Wednesday 7/1 at 2pm and 8pm; Thursday 7/2 at 8pm; Friday 7/3 at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday 7/5 at 3pm.
39 Steps will also play its 100th performance at the Union Square Theatre at the 2PM matinee on Saturday, June 27th. To celebrate this milestone, the … [Continue reading...]
“One of the greatest storytellers of ours or any time.” —Providence Journal
“Authors just don’t get any better than Nelson DeMille.” —Denver Post
From #1 New York Times bestselling author
Comes the highly anticipated new novel:
A John Corey novel.
After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey’s new assignment—following Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission—is thought to be “a quiet end,” he’s happy to be out of the FBI. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn’t: the all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. What are the Russians up to and … [Continue reading...]
117th Philippines Independence Day Parade Celebration ~ June 7, 2015
In New York City, thousands of Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, and families & friends gather to celebrate the Philippine Independence Day Parade held every first Sunday in June. It is a day for festivities, family, and plenty of food for Filipinos in the metropolitan area. Everywhere you can see the Philippine flag and its colors - which are red, white, blue, and yellow. The women are dressed up in Filipiniana mestiza dress which have the butterfly sleeves or the Imelda sleeve ~ a very popular style of clothing during special events. Pearls are abundance. The men traditionally wear a suit, notably an embroidered formal shirt which is lightweight and worn untucked over an undershirt, paired with dark slacks and … [Continue reading...]
Founder of LID Publishing - Marcelino Elosua.shares their Good News.
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N.J. Burkett joined the Eyewitness News team in 1989 and is currently the President of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NY (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards). His distinctive storytelling, production skills and award-winning international reporting have added a unique dimension to WABC-TV's coverage of metropolitan New York. In September 2001, after the two airliners struck the World Trade Center, N.J. and WABC-TV photographer Marty Glembotzky narrowly escaped the subsequent collapse of the South Tower. Their work was later seen on television news broadcasts across the nation and around the world. He spent nearly three months covering the war in Iraq. In the metropolitan area, he has reported on everything from crime, and state and local politics, … [Continue reading...]
Tamsen Fadal is an award-winning journalist and author and currently anchors the 5pm and 10pm at PIX11 News, Tribune’s Flagship Station in New York City. Tamsen joined the PIX11 Morning News team, in Spring of 2008 and has interviewed everyone from U.S. presidents to Hollywood royalty.
Prior to joining WPIX-TV, Tamsen was a correspondent for the CBS flagship station, WCBS-TV in New York. She has covered stories ranging from the Columbia Shuttle Crash to the London Bombings to the war on terror. In 2002, she traveled to Afghanistan and was embedded with the American troops during the war. She also reported during Operation Enduring Freedom from Air Force bases in London and Germany. Tamsen, a Lebanese-American, was awarded an Emmy® in 2005 for her work as an Investigative Reporter. … [Continue reading...]
Miri Ben-Ari, a critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning violinist, and
producer who is world renowned as a musical pioneer. A classically trained
violinist, who studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern, Ben-Ari has
helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other Grammy Award-
winning artists such as Kanye West, (co-produced Jesus Walks) Jay Z,
Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Patti
Labelle, Brandy, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, John Legend, Armin Van
Buuren, and countless others. Miri Ben-Ari was named the Third Metric
Musical Muse for Arianna Huffington, and is traveling to several cities in the
United States to headline as a special guest performer. Miri Ben-Ari is also
launching a global … [Continue reading...]