Monthly Archives: June 2023

Organic Spa Media’s 11th Annual 2023 NYC Experience Wellness & Travel Media Event

Discover the wellbeing, holistic care, and organic living trends that are shaping the forefront of wellness travel and tourism at Organic Spa Media’s 2023 NYC Experience Wellness & Travel Media Event.

Bigger, better, and more informative than ever before, this year’s 11th, annual summit from the publisher of Organic Spa Magazine promises a full day of awe-inspiring programming, featuring interactive wellness experiences, activations, and panels designed to enlighten media on the latest emerging insights and trends in wellbeing and holistic care.

In addition to luxury trips and premium wellness product giveaways, attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with leading experts across the wellness and travel sector in multidisciplinary formats (in-person and virtually) and discover the latest from top brands in the luxury travel, beauty, living, and fashion space.

A full day of compelling programming, experiences, and panels which will be highlighted by the event’s Wellness Around the Globe Symposium.

Featuring eight 40-minute panel sessions led by leading experts across the wellness and travel space, scheduled topics will include: Trends in Wellness and Sustainable Travel; The Beauty Realignment; Mental Wellness Travel; The CBD Conversation; Healing & Nutrition; Clean Beauty – Is Organic Still Relevant? Touchless Wellness Technologies and Nature & Outdoor Travel.

2023’s NYC Experience Wellness and Travel Media Event will be hosted by Liz Vaccariello, newly appointed Editorial Director at Large for Organic Spa Media.

With her tremendous depth of experience at top publications including Real Simple, People, Shape, Prevention and Parents, Vaccariello is shaping and contributing to Organic Spa Media’s content and programming in her new role while also overseeing the launch of the new bi-annual Organic Spa Magazine: The Art of Wellbeing bookazine, set to debut in fall 2023.

Spurred by the success of its annual New York City event, along with encouragement from stakeholders and sponsors and support from the global wellness, travel, and beauty industries.

Organic Spa Media will soon be expanding its Experience Wellness and Travel Media Event franchise overseas with an inaugural international summit, scheduled to take place in London in fall 2024.

Continue to celebrate 2023’s NYC Experience Wellness and Travel Media Event and the best of wellness living at Organic Spa Media’s Wellness After-Party, to be held onsite at The Pierre from 4-6 pm immediately following the event.

The after party will offer specially curated cocktails, organic wine, exclusive prize giveaways, trip sweepstakes, and more, with the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow wellness and travel experts, and representatives from top brands.

ABOUT ORGANIC SPA MEDIA: Organic Spa Media is the leading authority, and preeminent publication in the wellness travel, natural beauty and sustainable living space.

A legacy brand, bringing 17 years of wellness expertise, wisdom and insight to its values-driven conscious consumer audience, Organic Spa Media remains one of the most respected voices in the wellness industry.

In 2023, they will host their 11th Annual Experience Wellness + Travel Media Event celebrating the newest trends in the world of wellness, beauty, travel and luxury lifestyle living.

The event will welcome the latest products and news from top brands across the industry inclusive of experiential activations, sampling, expert panels and more.

It was World Liberty TV’s Beauty, Luxury Travel and Tourism teams 5th appearance and covering the event.

We had the great pleasure and honor of interviewing Ms. Beverly Maloney-Fischback, Founder and CEO of Wellness Media Company and organizer of the Organic Spa, Wellness Event. See her Exclusive interview in our World Liberty TV, Luxury Channel and Blogs by clicking here.

Exclusive interview with Teofimo lopez, 2 Time World Boxing Champion-2023

We had the pleasure of interviewing, Teofimo at the NY Press conference for Spence VS Crawford mega fight taking place on July 29th 2023, at Las Vegas.

 Teófimo Andrés López Rivera Jr. is an American professional boxer. He was born on July 30, 1997, and is 24 years old. Currently, he is a unified lightweight world champion who has held the IBF title since 2019. He also holds the WBA (Super), WBO, and The Ring magazine titles after defeating Vasyl Lomachenko in 2020. He also represented Honduras at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York and started training at the age of 6. He is ranked the world’s fifth-best active boxer by ESPN and the Boxing Writers Association of America. He is also the winner of the 2015 National Golden Gloves and U.S Olympic Trials.

He had become 2 Time world boxing champion by beating Josh Taylor for the Junior Welterweight WBO and Ring Boxing belts.

He went on to tell us his fight with George Kambosos, at lightweight, was very draining for him and that he was not able to make the weight anymore at 135, so he moved up to 140.

Where he went to say that, he is feeling good. He also went on to say that he is retiring, because he is making more money outside boxing. He said he wants 3-4 fight multimillion dollar fights, or it’s not worth fighting anymore.

See more of Teofimo Lopez’s interview in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channels by clicking here.

Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. VS Terence “Bud” Crawford Mega Fight-2023

Undefeated boxing superstars and pound-for-pound greats Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and Terence “Bud” Crawford verbally sparred and provoked the other with sharp and sometimes comical one-liners during a lively press conference Wednesday in New York to preview their clash for the undisputed welterweight championship on Saturday, July 29 in a SHOWTIME PPV (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas headlining a Premier Boxing Champions event.

“I’m the biggest (fish). He’s not catching me with no damn fishing pole,” Spence said, continuing the war of metaphors with Crawford, who promised to “gut” Spence in the ring. “He better come with a submarine. I’m the biggest shark. You ain’t catching Moby Dick with a fishing pole.”

“Fish fillet,” Crawford responded. “I like to go fishing,” he said at another point. “Everyone knows that’s my hobby.”

The unified WBC, WBA and IBF Champion Spence and WBO champion Crawford completed back-to-back, coast-to-coast press conferences in Times Square as they near their long anticipated clash to crown the first undisputed welterweight world champion in the four-belt era.

The press conferences in Beverly Hills and New York City can be watched on Wednesday streamed live on two giant outdoor LED video displays on billboards overlooking Times Square, the first time that SHOWTIME® has ever live-streamed a boxing press event atop a billboard in Midtown Manhattan.

Spence vs. Crawford will be highlighted by three episodes of the Emmy® Award-winning series ALLACCESS from SHOWTIME Sports with ALLACCESS: SPENCE VS. CRAWFORD Episode One premiering on Saturday, July 8 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and Episode Two debuting on Saturday, July 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT with an Epilogue days after the fight.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Man Down Promotions, TBC Promotions and TGB Promotions, are available through

Here is what the press conference participants had to say Wednesday from the Palladium Times Square:

ERROL SPENCE JR.This is the biggest fight in boxing. When you look at your styles, and know our mentalities, you know neither of us are gonna want to break. I feel like someone is gonna break on fight night.

“I’m ready to show people that I’m one of the best welterweights of all time. Don’t miss this fight. Because I’m gonna show everyone why I’m breaking people.

“I’ve done everything that I said I was gonna do. The last thing left to do is beat Terence Crawford. He’s a great fighter, but I’m gonna break him and show everyone why I’m the best fighter in boxing, period.

“All the titles I took; I took them from the champions. You line ‘em up, I’m gonna knock ‘em down. It doesn’t matter what happens, I get the job done.

“He can show what he wants to show. He might go on and do his thing after I beat him and prove he’s an all-time great. But he can stop that nonsense because I’m winning on July 29.

“We have to show these other fighters that there are rewards in taking risks. The best have to fight the best.”

TERENCE CRAWFORD: “This is a fight that’s been marinating. This is greatness that you’re going to see on July 29. I’ve been preparing my whole life for this moment. Moments like these don’t come often, and this is my time.

“July 29 I can assure you, you’re gonna walk away and say, ‘Terence Crawford is special.’ You’re gonna mark me down as one of the greatest of all time.

“I rise to the occasion when I have the odds stacked against me. I’m a fan of Errol, but this is business. I see myself beating him. I’ve visualized it numerous times before.

“I like to go fishing. Everyone knows that’s my hobby. They’ve all been caught before. Every last one of them. I got a big enough hook for Errol. We actually already caught him, and we’re reeling him in right now.

Being undisputed is gonna mean everything to me. July 29 you’re gonna see a Terence Crawford that you’ve never seen before. Errol may bring the best out of me.”

DERRICK JAMES, Spence’s Trainer: “I can’t wait. Everyone has been hoping to see this. I know that Crawford is coming with his ‘A game’ and Errol will be on his ‘A game.’ You’re gonna see a phenomenal competition. Now, it’s work time. We’re gonna be who we are. Put the pressure on, break him down and win the fight.”

BRIAN “BO MAC” MCINTYRE, Crawford’s Trainer:  “This is how the fight is gonna go. It’s gonna be tough. Real tough. I tip my hat to what Errol has accomplished. The first couple of rounds will be tough, but then we’re gonna start walking away with the fight, like we always do. We’ve stopped the last 10 opponents, and Errol might be number 11.”

TOM BROWN, President of TGB Promotions: This fight is really as big as it gets. We have the best two fighters in the world, unbeaten and in their prime. We haven’t seen fighters with skills like this since Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns.”

STEPHEN ESPINOZA, President of SHOWTIME Sports:“I’ve described this as the perfect fight, and that’s no exaggeration. It has every element that boxing fans would want. Everything is at stake on July 29.”

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National Puerto-Rican Day Parade NYC-2023

By Adal Hussain, Chief Editor,   Sunday June 11th 2023.

NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ITS 66TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION ON NYC’S FIFTH AVENUE. Aguadilla, the City of Enchantments, is the honored municipality in Puerto RicoTribute to the music and legacy of Rafael Hernández Marín. The Board of Directors of The National Puerto Rican Day.

Parade (NPRDP) shared initial announcements regarding the 2023 celebration. This year’s Parade is dedicated to the municipality of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Founded in 1775, and nicknamed La Ciudad de Encantos (The City of Enchantments), Aguadilla is a city located on the northwestern tip of Puerto Rico, on Puerto Rico’s Atlantic coast.

It is best known for its beaches, attracting surfers and other water sports enthusiasts, but Aguadilla also has a vibrant business community, restaurants, and a burgeoning arts and culture scene.

The mayor of Aguadilla, Julio Roldán, expressed being honored by the dedication of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.

“The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York is the biggest celebration of our brothers and sisters residing in the United States. It is the celebration of our roots and our national pride.

For Aguadilla, it is a sincere honor that the Board of Directors has dedicated the parade to Aguadilla and to continue making the best of our city known, its people, culture, and identity, as well as tourist attractions. We will be present, taking a piece of our heart not only to the Aguadillanos who reside in New York, but to all Boricuas,” said Mayor Roldan.

Closely aligned to the recognition of Aguadilla, the NPRDP announced a tribute to the life and music of legendary Puerto Rican composer and musician, Rafael Hernández Marín, who is considered one of the greatest Puerto Rican composers of all time and one of the most prolific composers of Latin America.

Born on October 24, 1891 in Aguadilla to Afro-Puerto Rican tobacco workers, Hernández Marín studied music as a child and played for local bands and in small theater productions.

Given his notable talents, he was recruited by the U.S. Army’s 169th Regiment band in Europe, becoming sergeant during World War I. After the war, Hernández moved to New York City, where he opened a music store and wrote some of his most famous compositions, like the highly revered Lamento Borincano. Together with other renowned Puerto Rican musicians, like Bobby Capó, Mirta Silva and Tito Puente, Hernández’ compositions and style impacted the music of New York City in a way that made him and his contemporaries global ambassadors of Puerto Rican music and art.

The NPRDP Board announces new leadership, with Lillian Rodríguez-López assuming the role of Board Chair. Ms. Rodríguez-López has served on the NPRDP Board since 2018 and has served as chair of the Development Committee since 2019.

As former president of the Hispanic Federation, and with an accomplished career in advocacy, government relations and community service, Ms. Lopez-Rodríguez is well poised and committed to continue the work of her predecessors in continuing to elevate the Parade celebration and the organization’s commitment to advancing the educational attainment in the Puerto Rican community, through the NPRDP Scholarship Program.

Other new officers appointed in January 2023 include Miguel Guadalupe as a Vice-Chair, and Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez as Secretary. Vincent Torres and Rosa Gutierrez continue in their roles as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Board, respectively.

The Board also acknowledged the contributions of Mr. Louis Maldonado, Partner, and Managing Director of d expósito & Partners, former Board Chair who stewarded the execution of the historic Fifth Avenue NPRDP parade, with Emmy-winning broadcasts, for five years.

Mr. Maldonado will continue to serve on the Board.  The Board also thanked Ms. Neysa Alsina, Deputy Secretary for Gaming and Cannabis, New York State Executive Chamber, the outgoing Board Secretary for her hard work and commitment to the Parade and Scholarship program as she completed her final year of service.

Now in its 66th year, The National Puerto Rican Day Parade marches up New York’s Fifth Avenue, in one of the United States’ largest cultural celebrations with an estimated attendance of 1 million people.

The annual celebration is one of America’s largest manifestations of cultural pride, celebrating the best of Puerto Rican culture, arts, and achievement, representing the 3.5 million residents of Puerto Rico and more than 5 million people of Puerto Rican descent living in the diaspora.

The NPRDP’s full 2023 event calendar will include the 152nd Street Cultural Festival in the Bronx on May 27th, St. Patrick’s Day Mass on June 4th, the Annual Scholarship Gala on June 10th and the Chi-Chi Rodriguez Golf Tournament on September 6th.

The NPRDP welcomes applications from groups interested in celebrating and representing Puerto Rican culture, history, and traditions in the 2023 parade.

The 2023 National Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on New York City’s Fifth Avenue from E 43rd Street to E 79 th St, Sunday, June 11, starting at 11am. The celebration will be broadcast live on WABC-TV (Channel 7 in NYC).

Thousands of People marched down 5th Ave of New York City, Katchy Hochul Governor of New York State marched down with Mayor Eric Adams, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,  NYS Attorney General , Letitia James, Adrienne Adams , New York City Council Speaker , Many other political leaders in attendance.

The Grand Marshall of the 2023 Puerto-Rican Day parade was Giselle Blondet Gomez  who is a Puerto Rican actress and TV host. She also founded the non-profit organization “Fundación Arte por La Paz.

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Queens Pride Parade, Queens NY-2023

The Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival is the second oldest and second largest pride parade in New York City. Founded in 1993, it is held annually on the first Sunday in June, in the neighborhood of Jackson Heights.

The parade was founded by Daniel Dromm and co-chaired by Maritza Martinez to raise the visibility of the LGBTQ community in Queens and memorialize Jackson Heights resident Julio Rivera.

Queens also serves as the largest transgender hub in the Western hemisphere and is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.

The Queens Pride Parade formed in response to Rivera’s murder and, more directly, to the 1992 homophobic outcry over the inclusion of gay and lesbian content in the Children of the Rainbow curriculum, which was designed to teach children tolerance of all of New York City’s diverse communities.

As a result, former NYC Council Finance Chair Daniel Dromm, who was then a public school teacher in the borough’s Community School District 24 (where the controversy was centered), came out as openly gay and decided to counter the ensuing propaganda with a family-friendly celebratory parade that would promote LGBT visibility and pride, and be based in a neighborhood where many closeted gay people lived.

On November 22, 1992, the initial planning meeting was held in Dromm’s Flushing apartment, and the formation of the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee (QLGPC) followed soon after at a meeting of Queens Gays and Lesbians United (Q-GLU).

Co-chaired by Dromm and Cuban-born LGBT rights activist Maritza Martinez, QLGPC canvassed neighborhood gay bars for donations and support. Dromm later recalled that some bar owners were resistant, “It was a very quiet lesbian and gay community — a large one but not a very visible one. [People were worried] that if they became visible, they would pay a price.”

The first Queens Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival took place on Sunday, June 6, 1993, and an estimated 10,000 people attended. The parade route ran from 89th to 75th Streets along 37th Avenue, which was painted with a lavender line.

The accompanying stage show featured drag queen and transgender performers, who were also pivotal beforehand in helping to raise money and promote the parade at the gay bars where they regularly entertained. Martinez gave a bilingual speech, with the following spoken in Spanish.

The 2023 New Queens Pride Grand Marshals represent the great leadership, advocacy and diversity of the world’s borough.

We are proud to announce that Linda Lee, New York City Council Member, Lynn Schulman, New York City Council Member, Selvena N. Brooks-Power, New York City Council Member, Shekar Krishnan, New York City Council Member.

Drag Story Hour, a creative arts program, CUNY LGBTQIA+ Consortium, a collective group who’s mission is to preserve LGBTQIA+ history, offer programs, exhibits, events, and training, and Ceyenne Doroshow, an activist, community organizer, and Executive Director & Founder of G.L.I.T.S., will be the honorary Grand Marshals for the 2023 Queens Pride Parade.

Since 1993, Queens Pride continues to promote the visibility and accomplishments of the LGBT community and to foster acceptance by the many cultures and religions represented in our borough.

Thousands of people in attendance, many political leaders and organizations in attendance, it was a great parade, entertainment was first class, many vendors you can buy items from.

It was 13th Annual attendance by World Liberty TV, LGBTQ+ Channels and blogs and LGBTQ+ Photo-Gallery. Click here for more information.