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Black Long Island Ujamaa Fest 2021

The 4th annual Black Long Island Ujamaa Fest is gearing up. Set to take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021, 12pn to 6pm it will be located outside at the Delano Stewart Plaza in Wyandanch Village, 40 Station Drive, Wyandanch NY 11798. In December 2017, Black Long Island hosted their inaugural Ujamaa Fest with over […]

Weekend Away In Westchester: Trade In The Blazing Concrete Jungle For A Lower Hudson Valley Escape
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Weekend Away In Westchester: Trade In The Blazing Concrete Jungle For A Lower Hudson Valley Escape

As the hottest months of the year approach, here are a few fun summer activities taking place in Westchester County for travelers eager to trade in the blazing concrete jungle for a breezy summer escape. Amusement Park Reopening – Less than one hour outside of NYC, Rye’s very own amusement park, Playland, has officially reopened […]

County Executive Curran, Minority Leader Abrahams And Legislator Mulé Celebrate Legacy of Beloved Freeport Educator Ernest J. Kight, Jr. At Road Renaming Ceremony
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County Executive Curran, Minority Leader Abrahams And Legislator Mulé Celebrate Legacy of Beloved Freeport Educator Ernest J. Kight, Jr. At Road Renaming Ceremony

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Nassau Legislature Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams (D-Freeport) and Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé (D-Freeport) joined Freeport Village officials, education leaders, and the friends and loved ones of Ernest J. Kight, Jr. on July 8 to honor his legacy by ceremonially renaming a portion of South Brookside Avenue near Freeport […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthPlus, Betty’s Breast Cancer Foundation Corp., And Michelle Photo Studio Host No Out-of-Pocket Cost Breast Cancer Screenings
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthPlus, Betty’s Breast Cancer Foundation Corp., And Michelle Photo Studio Host No Out-of-Pocket Cost Breast Cancer Screenings

WHAT: Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) is partnering with NuHealth and co-sponsors Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthPlus, Betty’s Breast Cancer Foundation Corp., and Michelle Photo Studio to bring the NUMC mammography van to Michelle GT Photo Studio’s parking lot, located at 147 Main Street in Hempstead, from 8:45 a.m. – noon on […]

The Studio Museum In Harlem Received Extraordinary Endowment Gift From Mackenzie Scott
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The Studio Museum In Harlem Received Extraordinary Endowment Gift From Mackenzie Scott

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, expressed deep gratitude to philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott on behalf of the institution’s Board of Trustees, staff, and community for providing the Museum with an extraordinary and transformative gift. As the international nexus for artists of African descent, the Studio Museum is […]

Con Edison Is East’s Top Energy Company When It Comes To Diversity, Says Group
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Con Edison Is East’s Top Energy Company When It Comes To Diversity, Says Group

Con Edison has been ranked the top energy company in the eastern United States when it comes to commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion.   The listing comes from DiversityInc, which has ranked large U.S. companies since 2001. The assessment collects data across key areas, including leadership accountability, talent programs, workforce practices, supplier diversity, philanthropy, […]

Magical Wellness Retreats Popping Up At Hamptons Homes: Escape From City With Wellness On Wheels
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Magical Wellness Retreats Popping Up At Hamptons Homes: Escape From City With Wellness On Wheels

Hamptons Wellness on Wheels might just be the ultimate Hamptons staycation retreat that educates, nourishes, and leaves the body feeling strong and sexy. Dynamic duo Sara Colleti and Ross Youmans discovered a gap in the market and had their “aha” moment when they found a way to make fitness routines more convenient. After noticing stressed […]

Rooftop Films Announces Feature Film Slate For The 25th Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series Presented By SundanceTV
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Rooftop Films Announces Feature Film Slate For The 25th Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series Presented By SundanceTV

Rooftop Films, the non-profit organization and film community celebrated as New York’s home for independent films, is thrilled to announce the return of their annual Rooftop Films Summer Series, one of the longest running and largest outdoor showcases for independent film in the world. Keeping with a 25-year long tradition, the Summer Series opened with […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Treyger, Community Leaders Visit New York Aquarium – The City’s Latest Pop-Up Vaccination Site
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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilmember Treyger, Community Leaders Visit New York Aquarium – The City’s Latest Pop-Up Vaccination Site

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the New York Aquarium recently to promote New York City’s latest pop-up vaccination site.   Following a tour of the aquarium’s Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit, Mayor de Blasio gave remarks promoting the new vaccination site and encouraged all New Yorkers to get vaccinated.   The Mayor was joined by Councilmember […]

Juneteenth Shop & Sip In Harlem
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Juneteenth Shop & Sip In Harlem

Experience Harlem will kick off their 15th anniversary with a special summer Juneteenth edition of their successful event series, SHOP & SIP HARLEM highlighting Harlem’s Black-owned businesses with a weekend filled with supporting restaurants and restaurants across Harlem. SHOP & SIP – Juneteenth celebrates the roots of the now-observed holiday in New York state; Juneteenth […]

World’s First Soft-Sop Surf Series “Red Bull Foam Wreckers” Is Coming to Long Beach Island, NJ On June 26
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World’s First Soft-Sop Surf Series “Red Bull Foam Wreckers” Is Coming to Long Beach Island, NJ On June 26

Red Bull Foam Wreckers”, a new event series from the mind of Jamie O’Brien, produced by Red Bull and Catch Surf, is a participatory surfing event series where only foam (soft-top) surfboards are allowed, and it’s coming to Long Beach Island, NJ’s 68th Street Beach on June 26.  The Catch Surf crew, including Ben Gravy, […]

“Hella Late With Hollie Harper” BRIC’S First Late Night TV Show Debuts
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“Hella Late With Hollie Harper” BRIC’S First Late Night TV Show Debuts

BRIC, is the leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn and its Emmy winning network, BRIC TV is proud to announce its first late night talk show series, “Hella Late! with Hollie Harper,” premiering on June 8th at 10pm. While Hollie Harper is the star, host, writer as well as the co-executive producer […]

Tribeca Festival To Introduce Inaugural Belafonte Award And Juneteenth Programming
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Tribeca Festival To Introduce Inaugural Belafonte Award And Juneteenth Programming

Tribeca Festival’s specially curated Juneteenth programming, a festival-wide celebration of the richness of Black stories and storytellers, will take place June 9-June 20th.   Juneteenth programming will be highlighted in different verticals throughout the Festival and culminate on Juneteenth (June 19th), celebrating voices from the African Diaspora, with a special emphasis on African-American artists, performers, […]

Westbury Appoints Nationally Recognized Educational Leader As New Superintendent Of Schools
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Westbury Appoints Nationally Recognized Educational Leader As New Superintendent Of Schools

The Westbury Board of Education announced today that it has selected  Tahira A. Dupree Chase, Ed. D. to be the district’s next superintendent of schools. Dr. Chase was selected after a rigorous national search that yielded a pool of highly qualified applicants from around the country. Her record of consistently increasing student achievement, significant personal, […]

Sam Ash Music Donates Over $20K In Musical Instruments To Hempstead's David Paterson Elementary School
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Sam Ash Music Donates Over $20K In Musical Instruments To Hempstead’s David Paterson Elementary School

Sam Ash Music visited David Paterson Elementary School on May 14th to present the Elementary School with over 60 brand new instruments worth a total of $22,240. Sam Ash, represented by family members Jerry (former chairman), Sammy (COO), and fourth generation members — Ben, Adam, and Derek– to make the donation in Bernice Ash’s name. […]