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2017 Rock Eats Festival at Rockefeller Center September 12-14
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2017 Rock Eats Festival at Rockefeller Center September 12-14

More than 20 of Rockefeller Center’s acclaimed restaurants will participate in the Rock Eats Food Festival at Rockefeller Center where guests can enjoy al fresco dining and cuisine specialties from a variety of local eateries from Tuesday, September 12th through Thursday, September 14th, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily, in Rockefeller Plaza (located between 49th […]

"Making Waves" Swim Program After Successful Third Year
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“Making Waves” Swim Program After Successful Third Year

After a successful third year, the Health Department today announced the expansion of its summer swimming program for 6-18 year old kids and youth from low-income neighborhoods around the city. The program, now called Making Waves, provides free water safety and swim instruction to young people participating in Department of Youth and Community Development managed […]

Westbury Food Truck Festival - October 7 - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
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Westbury Food Truck Festival – October 7 – NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Live Nation in partnership with WBAB & WBLI are pleased to present the first ever Westbury Food Truck Festival at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, October 7 at 3pm. Admission is just $5.00 plus applicable service charges. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or by visiting the Westbury box office. […]

National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance
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National Black Programming Consortium Wins Grant, Wages War on Intolerance

As racial tension reaches fever pitch nationally in the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville, some hope emerges. The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the Black experience, has been awarded $750,000 by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media program. […]

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival: September 15-17
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The Meadows Music and Arts Festival: September 15-17

The Meadows Music and Arts Festival September 15-17 Citi Field This year, the second annual, three-day festival at Citi Field will feature over 40 musical acts including Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Future, Weezer, Foster the People, and more. There will be over 50 food, art, and cultural offerings in addition to a range […]

Con Edison to Make Solar Energy Available to Low-Income Customers
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Con Edison to Make Solar Energy Available to Low-Income Customers

Con Edison will begin providing renewable energy to low-income customers in 2018 following today’s approval of a plan to place solar panels on company roofs and grounds. Con Edison expects to begin installing the first panels on properties in Brooklyn, Queens and Westchester County. In this initial phase, Con Edison expects to install enough panels […]

A Ton of Ivory will be Crushed in NY's Central Park
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A Ton of Ivory will be Crushed in NY’s Central Park

New York State will destroy more than one ton of illegal elephant ivory in Central Park at a high-profile, public event on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30 a.m.   The event is being organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), with support from Tiffany & […]

Harlem's Best Kept Secret, The Cove Lounge, Celebrates 5 Years
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Harlem’s Best Kept Secret, The Cove Lounge, Celebrates 5 Years

Cove Lounge, the Food Network award-winning lounge featuring premium cocktails and dining experiences is owned and operated by Harlem royalty, Alyah Horsford-Sidberry,  of the multi-talented, three generations of Harlem Horsford family. Recently, the Harlem hotspot celebrated its five-year anniversary with an event produced by Musa Jackson Productions. The celebration included 1990s theme inspired by New […]

Free Event: A Talk With Selena Sage
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Free Event: A Talk With Selena Sage

Winners Announced in the  2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York
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Winners Announced in the 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York

  The 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards have been announced. The Restaurant Spotlight Awards showcase and recognize those in the restaurant industry that serve the highest quality food, place their patrons first, and use innovative approaches to continually deliver the best customer service. The awards were open to any restaurant in New York State, including bars, food […]

The U.S. Army Continues its Partnership with 100 Black Men of America
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The U.S. Army Continues its Partnership with 100 Black Men of America

Recognizing the vital importance of mentorship in the development of our nation’s next generation of leaders, the U.S. Army continues its partnership with 100 Black Men of America. The partnership includes the Army’s participation at the 31st annual 100 Black Men of America National Conference being held recently in New Orleans. Photos by:    Ron […]

Harlem Arts Stroll
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Harlem Arts Stroll

Harlem Arts Stroll is an innovative collaboration of galleries, art spaces and businesses in West Harlem from 110th Street to 160th Street from Lenox to Amsterdam Avenue showcasing art from June to October 2017 featuring curated work of artists, designers and makers on the Third Saturdays of each these months: It involves Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, Harlem […]

New Survey Reveals Surprising Ways That African Americans Celebrate Family Patriarchs
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New Survey Reveals Surprising Ways That African Americans Celebrate Family Patriarchs

In a new survey commissioned by AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of genetics ancestry tracing for people of African descent, spending quality time and gifts of words out ranked giving material gifts as expressions of gratitude for Black family patriarchs. The survey, which polled African Americans ages 18 to 65, also revealed that while nearly 72 percent […]

New Citywide Campaign Promotes Safe Sleep Practices for Families with Infants
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New Citywide Campaign Promotes Safe Sleep Practices for Families with Infants

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the Health Department have announced a new citywide campaign at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln to promote safe sleep practices for families with infants, building on a community-based training initiative that has seen over 12,300 New Yorkers trained on approved Safe Sleep practices since January 2016. […]

De Blasio Administration Announces New Calorie Labeling Rules
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De Blasio Administration Announces New Calorie Labeling Rules

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all New York City chain food retailers offering prepared foods, or “restaurant-type foods,” will be required to post calorie counts on menu boards. In addition, chain restaurants and retailers will be required to have full nutritional information – not just calories – for standard menu items available on site, […]