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  • Starlight Night at Citi Field

    The Starlight Children’s Foundation hosted its 12th Annual: Starlight Night at Citi Field

    Published on June 25, 2014 by Melissa Kalloo

    Yesterday marked the 12th anniversary for Starlight Night at Citi Field which was held at the Bullpen Plaza in Flushing, New York. This amazing charity brought more than 300 seriously ill children and their families together for one magical night at the NY Mets game. Last night, these children created memories that would last a lifetime.  

    What better way to watch the game between the New York Mets and the Oakland Athletics, than at the stadium itself! Thanks to the New York Mets who made this night possible by donating nearly 900 tickets in their “Big Apple” section, which put the biggest smile on these children’s faces. This was their night!

    The magical night started off with a huge barbecue in Bullpen Plaza. The delicious food was sponsored by ARAMARK. You name it they had it, from hotdogs to burgers, buffet style! The children and their families were able to grab a plate, sit and mingle together. The barbeque was filled with happy children running and playing with each other. The one thing I love most about Starlight Children’s Foundation is everyone is like one big family; they all knew each other and welcomed new comers like myself with open arms. This was the place to be!

     


    The children had a fun-filled night ahead of them! There were many activities for them before the game. While they got their face painted, they played with clowns and had ice cream. Mr. Met made his way greeting guests and took a beautiful group photo with the children. These little cutie pies strike many different poses for photographers. Talk about good sports!

     


    I had the pleasure of speaking to a friendly little girl name Cassandra who is part of the Starlight Foundation. She has been with the foundation for two years. During my little interview with her, I asked her “What does she look forward to most at this event?” Cassandra’s response was “I like meeting new people and the Mets wives are really fun and the actual game is really fun”. This event is what these children look forward to the most. They are able to interact and make new friends. The one message Cassandra wanted to share to other children who are going through similar situations is, “Don’t give up and you’ll make it through because you’re just like everyone else and you’re YOU!” I think having such amazing opportunities for these children helps them become role models for others.

     


    I also had the honor of speaking to Michele Hall-Duncan who is the Director of Children’s Services for Starlight Children’s foundation. She was able to tell me a little more about the foundation and who was going to be at the event tonight. Starlight Children’ foundation serves children in the tri-state area. There were 370 people that came out last night to support the foundation.  One of the programs that they have is the “Starlight Escapes Program” which hosted last night’s event. The kids had the opportunity to meet former baseball player Rusty Staub. They were able to get his autograph and take photos with them.

     


    The children also had the opportunity to meet some of the NY Mets wives. The wives were super friendly, they chatted with the parents while taking photos with the kids. They even signed baseballs for them. Just amongst some of the wives, NY Mets #5 David Wright’s wife Molly Wright was in the house; which made it her second year at Starlight Night at Citi Field. The NY Mets really made a lot of dreams come true last night! 

     


    Now let the game begin! The “Big Apple” section of the stadium was reserved for the children and their families. The seats were so great, the kids felt like they can actually touch the baseball players. As each baseball player made their way to the field, the kids were cheering for their favorite players. Now this is the way to watch a baseball game!

     


    On a daily basis, these children face such challenging medical journeys in their lives. This amazing event was created for them to really just be a kid, plus it makes a great story for them to share with others at school today. Starlight Children’s Foundation, the NY Mets and the many sponsors of last night’s event made it all possible!

     

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  • Since1910.com Launches 100 Day Tacori Jewelry Giveaway

                                                          

     

    Since1910.com Launches 100 Day Tacori Jewelry Giveaway in Honor of 100th Anniversary

     

    Grand Prize is 1 Carat Tacori Engagement Ring

     

    New York, NY- February 1, 2010: In honor of their 100th Anniversary, Since1910.com announced today a 100 day contest, where customers can enter to win a piece of Tacori jewelry everyday from now through May 1st. One grand prize winner will receive a 1 carat diamond Tacori Engagement ring, valued at $7,500. Four 2nd place winners will be given an 18k925 necklace, valued at $1,500 and 95 3rd place winners will be awarded Tacori jelly bean earrings, a $125 value.  

     

    In order to be eligible for the giveaway, participants must “Like” Since1910.com’s Facebook page and post a note to explain why they should be a winner. Winners will be selected after all entries are accepted through May 1st. From May 1st to August 1st, one winner will be announced every day.  The 1 carat Tacori Engagement Ring winner will be will be announced on August 1.

     

    “As a 4th generation family member, I’m proud to celebrate our 100th Anniversary by launching this unique contest and giving back to our customers,” President Michael Gross stated today. “We’re excited to communicate with our clients through Facebook and look forward to hearing everyone’s responses in the coming months.” 

     

    To view the official contest rules visit Since1910.com.

    About Since1910.com

     

    Since1910.com, is a family owned, fifth generation couture retail jewelry business, established in downtown Brooklyn, New York in the year 1910. The original store was named H.L. Gross & Bro. Jewelers, which it still maintains 10 decades later. Now located in downtown Garden City, Long Island, there are currently 3 generations working together at Since1910.com. Michael Gross is 4th generation family member and President. Brad Gross is 5th generation family member and Vice President. Helene Gross is 3rd generation and treasurer.

    Since1910.com is an platinum Tacori retailer in addition to being an authorized dealer of several bridal designers including Scott Kay, Martin Flyer, Henri Daussi, Vatche, ArtCarved, Simon G and more. 

    Since1910.com is a member of the prestigious AGS (American Gem Society) and adheres to their strict guidelines of business practices and professionalism. Since 1910.com is also members of the GIA, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, The Retail Jewelers of America, The New York State Jewelers Association and the Better Business Bureau.


     





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  • “The Tragedy of Tupac" A Theatrical Production by Angeli Kakade

     

    The Tradegey of Tupac Shakur or Who Shot Me? opened with an impressive two sold out shows at the Triad Theater September 13th, the late rapper’s 15th death anniversary.  The play is a 90-minute snap shot of Tupac Shakur’s life from a child witnessing his mother’s involvement in the Black Panther Party to the fateful night he was shot.  It is part comedy, part drama, and a fairly accurate portrayal of his aggressive personality and knack for pushing the lyrical boundaries; which subsequently led to his first record deal and ultimately to him becoming one of the greatest rappers of all time.

     

    Co- playwrights George Carroll and Christina Tyler are quite brilliant in their story telling and manage to capture Tupac’s sharp wit, quick temper, and emotional under layer.

    Actor Damian Bailey manages to make the job of bringing Tupac Shakur to life seem effortless. It also doesn’t hurt he shares a remarkable resemblance to the late rapper.

     

    The Tragedy of Tupac Shakur or Who Shot Me? has just signed on additional dates at New York City’s Triad Theater for November.

     

    Ticketing Info: www.brownpapertickets.com

     

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tragedy-of-Tupac-A-Theatrical-Production/162245277166684

     

    The Triad Theater

    158 West 72nd Street

    New York, NY 10023-3320

    (212) 362-2590 

     

    Show dates and Times:

     

    Nov 2nd at 7pm and 9 pm

    Nov 3rd at 7pm and 9 pm

     

    "This play is either gonna be a moment or a movement!"

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  • Bortolomiol Prosecco Announces Launch of “Giuliano Bortolomiol: Dreaming of Prosecco,” A Biography Honoring Company’s Iconoclastic Founder

    NEW YORK, June 29, 2011--Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene, a family-owned boutique winery, today
    announced the launch of “Giuliano Bortolomiol: Dreaming of Prosecco,” a newly published
    biography of the company’s iconoclastic founder.  The book, written by acclaimed journalist Ettore
    Gobbato and published by Veronelli Editore, will be available in the U.S. in the fall.  The book,
    translated into English, debuted at a special event at the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City.  
    Featuring a Prosecco tasting by Elvira Bortolomiol, a Prosecco expert who is continuing Giuliano’s 
    Prosecco-making legacy, together with her mother and three sisters.

    The book, which is the first to honor a Prosecco maker, chronicles the life and accomplishments of
    Giuliano Bortolomiol, who transformed what was once a simple local wine into an internationally
    acclaimed sparkler.  Giuliano was the first to use the Charmat method to create Proseccos in a brut
    style.  This was controversial at the time, but was later widely adopted.  He also spearheaded the 
    region’s efforts to attain the DOCG designation.  It is part of the “Bold Series” by Veronelli Editore
    that spotlights men and women who valued the lands in which they lived and worked, were able to
    influence people’s behavior and, through their work, changed the status quo.

    “We are honored to have my father’s life documented and celebrated,” said Ms. Bortolomiol.  “He
    was a man of action who was passionate about making Prosecco a true star.  He was also very
    modest and personally shunned the spotlight.  I think he would be very proud of this sensitive and
    insightful depiction.”

    Ms. Bortolomiol showcased and poured three different Proseccos, Brut, Banda Rossa Extra Dry and
    Superiore di Cartizze Dry, which are renowned for their finesse, complexity and distinctiveness. 
    While Americans have in recent years come to appreciate Prosecco as a fun and lively aperitivo,
    these Bortolomiol Proseccos, with their DOCG designation, will introduce them to the highest level 
    of quality.  Classic Italian dishes, prepared by the chef of the Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel, will
    accompany these exceptional Proseccos.  Ms. Bortolomiol discussed the scenic Valdobbiadene
    region as one of Italy’s increasingly popular travel destinations and signed copies of the book, which
    was given to all attendees.

    About Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene
    Bortolomiol Valdobbiadene is a family-owned, boutique winery with the winemaking roots that date
    back to 1760, when Bartolomeo Bortolomiol began cultivating vines on the hillsides of 
    Valdobbiadene.  The company itself was founded in 1949 by Giuliano Bortolomiol, who 
    revolutionized how Prosecco was made and elevated it to a worldclass bubbly.  A master of the 
    Charmat method, he created the first Prosecco in the brut style in 1960.  Today Giuliano’s
    daughters--Maria Elena, Elvira, Luisa and Giuliana--together with their mother, Ottavia, carry on
    Giuliano’s legacy by producing award-winning Proseccos.  For more information, please visit
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  • JUICY COUTURE CELEBRATES ITS ARRIVAL TO SOUTH BEACH


    ¡VIVA MIAMI!
    JUICY COUTURE CELEBRATES ITS ARRIVAL TO SOUTH BEACH

    Exclusive Cocktail Event Featuring DJ Performance by The Nervo Twins


               Last night,  Actress, Camilla Belle along with Wilhelmina models, Holly Owens, Lacey Nelson and Quinn Gaillard celebrated Juicy Couture’s new home in the heart of South Beach at the architecturally iconic 1111 Lincoln Road, offering guests a first-look at the new 1,600 square foot art deco retail space. The vibe of the exclusive opening was set with a Miami-esque cocktail party highlighted with a DJ performance by Mim and Liv Nervo, the renowned 28 year old Australian twins.

    The Miami location not only offers the perfect beachy, day and night pieces from the Juicy Couture collection, it also debuts lifestyle options including art and literature, a first for the brand. Featured works include A Place in the Sun by Slim Aarons, Pools by Kelly Klein and Cecil Beaton - The Art of Scrapbook by James Danzinger. Custom designed surfboards and artwork by various artists including Hannah Hooper are on display, signifying just a glimpse into the future of the evolving brand.

    Additionally, Juicy Couture dedicated proceeds from the event to Women of Tomorrow, a Miami based organization founded by multi-Emmy Award winning journalist and award winning author Jennifer Valoppi. Women of Tomorrow empowers young women through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities.
    www.womenoftomorrow.org

                Thursday, March 24th, 2011           

                 Juicy Couture Store
                 1111 Lincoln Road
                 Miami South Beach, Florida

    Photos by Seth Browarnik/WorldRedEye.com
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