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Submissions Now Open for New Yorkers to Design Flags at Rockefeller Center
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Submissions Now Open for New Yorkers to Design Flags at Rockefeller Center

New Yorkers and artists are invited to participate in “The Flag Project,” a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design the iconic flags that will be flown from all 192 flagpoles surrounding the Rink at Rockefeller Center this August. The challenge invites New Yorkers to show their love for their city and submit their own artworks celebrating New […]

How to Plan a Backyard Vacation
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How to Plan a Backyard Vacation

Make a backyard staycation plan. Put together a gentle schedule with a mixture of activities that your family will enjoy like dining, camping and games. Add a theme for the week, day or evening. A luau theme can be carried through with costumes, food and activities. A sports theme can have everyone in team jerseys and […]

‘For Colored Girls’ Continues to Rack Up Awards in Anticipation of Larger Run
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‘For Colored Girls’ Continues to Rack Up Awards in Anticipation of Larger Run

Broadway and other New York City theaters may be shuttered but for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has been open for awards and nominations. The 2019 Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) remount of the classic Ntozake Shange play, directed by Obie Award-winner Leah C. Gardiner, was honored recently for Outstanding Revival of a Play […]

Black Entrepreneur Launches ZabicoLife Brand, Transforming the Luxury Herbal Tea Experience
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Black Entrepreneur Launches ZabicoLife Brand, Transforming the Luxury Herbal Tea Experience

Gladstone St. Auburn Etienne said his lifelong love and knowledge of herbs, herbalism, natural eating, and healthy living inspired him to launch his tea company ZABICOLife, a curious brand identity that stems from the French Creole word for apricot. He said the premier brand of luxury tisanes (herbal teas) is taking off nationally and fulfilling […]

COVID-19 Online Bereavement Support Groups to be Provided by Long Island's Leading Mental Health Organizations
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COVID-19 Online Bereavement Support Groups to be Provided by Long Island’s Leading Mental Health Organizations

People are unable to grieve the loss of loved ones in ways they are used to. No wakes for Christians. No shivas for Jews. No three-day mourning periods for Muslims. That’s why Long Island’s two leading, county-based mental health organizations have begun offering online bereavement support groups designed to provide comfort, support, and “grief tools” […]

"Lincoln Center At Home" Dance Week - 5/30-6/4
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“Lincoln Center At Home” Dance Week – 5/30-6/4

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA)announces a week devoted to dance from Saturday, May 30 to Thursday, June 4, 2020. Part of Lincoln Center at Home (#LincolnCenterAtHome), the offerings, which will be streamed at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center’s Facebook Page, were filmed during more than 40 years of performances on the Lincoln Center Campus by such renowned institutions […]

Local Teacher from Brooklyn Wins National Education Award and Wins $1K for Classroom
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Local Teacher from Brooklyn Wins National Education Award and Wins $1K for Classroom

Online learning platform Brainly has announced the five winners of its 2020 ‘Online Educator of the Year’ Awards, which were open for submissions last week during Teacher Appreciation Week. Nearly 2,000 nominations and nearly 4,000 total votes were received from Brainly’s student user community. All five winning teachers will be awarded $1,000 to go towards classroom […]

The Heroes Helping New Yorkers With Their Dirty Laundry During Covid-19
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The Heroes Helping New Yorkers With Their Dirty Laundry During Covid-19

Many laundromats in New York City are closed thanks to covid-19, leaving the city’s residents in a dirty laundry bind (because most apartments and condos don’t have an in-unit washer and dryer). And if you have laundry in your condo building, how do you social distance? Add on the stress of many people losing their […]

Virtual Dental Service Offering Free Chats with Dentists During COVID-19
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Virtual Dental Service Offering Free Chats with Dentists During COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected many industries, where mandatory closures and strict policies are in place to adhere to safety precautions. Dental offices are no exception, with many dentists having to stop offering medical services aside from emergency dentistry. This is a critical step in protecting patients and healthcare workers, but where does that leave patients who […]

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Long Island’s two leading mental health organizations are offering a range of events and resources to mark May as “Mental Health Awareness Month.”As Americans experience newly rising concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Association for Mental Health and Wellness and its bi-county partner, the Mental Health Association of Nassau County, are encouraging Long Islanders […]

Battery Dance Gives Back to Healthcare Workers in Honor of Giving Tuesday Now
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Battery Dance Gives Back to Healthcare Workers in Honor of Giving Tuesday Now

Inspired by Giving Tuesday Now, a national day of giving to support those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Battery Dance will provide free virtual mindful movement classes for frontline health care workers during the month of May. The 15-minute classes require no prior dance experience and are designed to provide a small dose of […]

May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month: Thanks to a Transplant, a New York Mom is Winning Her Battle
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May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month: Thanks to a Transplant, a New York Mom is Winning Her Battle

May is National Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Awareness Month. More than 30,000 adults and kids in the United States have CF. In New York, a CF survivor is currently winning her 32-year battle with the disease — thanks to her life-saving double lung transplant. Her transplant is not only allowing her to breathe easier, it is […]