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Con Edison is Taking on Scammers
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Con Edison is Taking on Scammers

 The crooks trying to take money from Con Edison customers have shown a new level of resourcefulness this year. The scammers are calling customers and claiming they owe Con Edison a deposit for their smart meter. They then tell the customer to make an immediate payment by Bitcoin or the company will turn off their […]

Special Olympics New York Ready to Take the Plunge
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Special Olympics New York Ready to Take the Plunge

Fundraising is well underway for those who plan to “take the plunge” and raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics New York athletes in Westchester County. The “Polar Plunge” event will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, NY. Registration begins at 10:00am with the plunge taking place […]

The Links, Incorporated 17th National President Visits Long Island
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The Links, Incorporated 17th National President Visits Long Island

      Dr. Kimberly L. Jeffries Leonard, the 17th National President of The Links, Incorporated received citations from Village of Hempstead Mayor Donald Ryan and Town of Hempstead Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby in recognition of her life-long commitment to public service. The Long Island (NY) Chapter, under the leadership of Leah E. Watson, […]

Dominican Women's Development Center 30th Anniversary Gala
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Dominican Women’s Development Center 30th Anniversary Gala

The Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC) celebrated its 30th Anniversary Gala, marking three decades of transforming lives by providing vital community programs for women, and families in Washington Heights and Inwood. Gala honorees included composer, lyricist and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda; Dr. Casilda Balmaceda (CEO of Neurology Associates) and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. Founded by activist Rosita Romero, DWDC is […]

Queens Native Serves aboard a Floating Airport at Sea
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Queens Native Serves aboard a Floating Airport at Sea

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Steele, Navy Office of Community Outreach A Queens, New York, native and 2011 Pan American International High School graduate is serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, a floating airport at sea. Petty Officer 2nd Class Wilber Pena is an operations specialist serving aboard the carrier. A […]

Mimi Garrard & Marcus Jarrell Willis: Live Dance & Video November 11th
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Mimi Garrard & Marcus Jarrell Willis: Live Dance & Video November 11th

Mimi Garrard Dance Company presents   MIMI GARRARD and MARCUS JARRELL WILLIS in a program of live dance and video   Sunday November 11 at 7:30 PM New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street Tickets: $20;  $10 for seniors; $5 for students Reservations: 212.924.0077   or   www.newyorklivearts.org             […]

The Harlem School of the Arts Masquerade Ball Tops $1M in Contributions Once Again
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The Harlem School of the Arts Masquerade Ball Tops $1M in Contributions Once Again

    This year’s Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) Masquerade Ball and After Party, an annual benefit gala in support of the 54-year-old arts organization, surpassed expectations once again by raising over a million dollars, for the second year in a row. The event was held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, and was […]

Sweet Leaf Tea Spreads The Love With An All-Female Motorcycle Ride In NYC To Benefit Women Veterans
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Sweet Leaf Tea Spreads The Love With An All-Female Motorcycle Ride In NYC To Benefit Women Veterans

For nearly 20 years, consumers have cooled down with beverages from Sweet Leaf Tea Co. The company’s organic iced teas are well-known for their bottles of homemade goodness overseen by Mimi, the grey-haired grandmother smiling out from every label. Now Sweet Leaf Tea is coming at consumers with a brand-new look, as well as the […]

New Facial Recognition Technology Will Register NYC Births &  Deaths
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New Facial Recognition Technology Will Register NYC Births & Deaths

The NYC Health Department has launched eVital, a new system for reporting births and deaths in New York City. eVital, used primarily by hospitals and funeral directors, will replace the decade-old Electronic Vital Events Registration System (EVERS). Last year, 12,000 people used this system to register 122,000 births, 53,000 deaths, and issue one million official certificates. […]

Long Island Native Serves in Navy Hunting Mines in the Pacific
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Long Island Native Serves in Navy Hunting Mines in the Pacific

Article submitted by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Wyscaver, Navy Office of Community Outreach   A 2014 Sachem North High School graduate and Long Island, NewYork, native is serving aboard an Avenger mine countermeasure ship designed to clear mines from vital waterways across the globe. Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Nunziata is a Navy […]

Castillo Theatre presents Dishwasher Dreams  Written and performed by Alladin Ullah; directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman
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Castillo Theatre presents Dishwasher Dreams Written and performed by Alladin Ullah; directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman

Castillo Theatre (543 W. 42nd Street) proudly presents the world premiere production of Dishwasher Dreams, written and performed by comedian, performer and storyteller Alladin Ullah. Directed by GabrielVega Weissman, the production runs from October 26 – November 18, 2018. Accompanied by the tabla, Ullah takes his audience on a hilarious and moving journey about art, […]

"Harry Potter: A History of Magic" Opens Oct. 5 at the New-York Historical Society
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“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” Opens Oct. 5 at the New-York Historical Society

Harry Potter: A History of Magic, the British Library’s most successful exhibition, opens at the New-York Historical Society on Friday, October 5. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the New York exhibition explores the traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams, Cedarmore Corporation Host 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair in Freeport
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams, Cedarmore Corporation Host 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair in Freeport

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) in conjunction with Cedarmore Corporation hosted their 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair at the Freeport Recreation Center on Saturday, Sept. 8. During the health fair, residents attended workshops promoting healthy eating, self-care and physical activity. Residents were able to connect with dozens of vendors and collect information […]

Lincoln Center's 2018 White Light Festival - 10/16 - 11/18
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Lincoln Center’s 2018 White Light Festival – 10/16 – 11/18

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2018 White Light Festival, which will run October 16 through November 18. The multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in six venues across the city, including world, U.S., and New York premieres. The ninth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and the communal impulse as […]

NYC Health Dept. Recognizes Breastfeeding-Friendly Spaces in Brooklyn, Launches Breastfeeding Toolkit & Baby Cafes
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NYC Health Dept. Recognizes Breastfeeding-Friendly Spaces in Brooklyn, Launches Breastfeeding Toolkit & Baby Cafes

In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month, the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity has recognized ten local businesses and partners in Brooklyn with breastfeeding-friendly spaces and launched a breastfeeding toolkit for small businesses. The breastfeeding toolkit will be distributed to local business owners in neighborhoods with the lowest rates of breastfeeding. It has a variety […]