Monthly Archives: October 2023

Ronald McDonald House of NY, (RMH-NY) 31st Annual Gala NYC-2023

Ronald McDonald House New York Raises Critical Funds to support families battling pediatric Cancer and other serious Illnesses during 31st Annual Gala.

Event featured exciting live auction led by former MLB Outfielder and New York Mets hall of famer Mookie Wilson; special recognition of RMH-NY family battling pediatric cancer; and more.

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered for Ronald McDonald House New York (RMH-NY) 31st Annual Gala on Wednesday October 25th at Pier Sixty, which raised critical funds to further the organization’s mission to advance health equity and provide care, support and services to families battling pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses.

“Helping families to stay together and focus on beating their child’s illness is at the heart of our mission at Ronald McDonald House New York”, said Dr. Ruth Browne, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House New York. “By providing vital care, support and services that address the social determinants of health, our programs ensure that there is an integrated approach to treatment that advances health equity among vulnerable and at risk populations.

This year’s Gala raised significant funds that will not only enable us to continue to support families as they fight the most difficult battles of their lives, but ensure they win.

We are deeply grateful to our honorees, Sponsors, and to all who contributed to the success of this year’s special celebration.

To begin the festivities, Dr. Browne and Bobby Grubert, managing director for Royal Bank of Canada and long- time supporter of RMH-NY, welcomed guests and recognized this year’s honoree’s for their unwavering dedication to advancing RMH-NY’s mission : Steven J Besinger , senior advisor at Howden Tiger and RMH-NY chairman emeritus; Timothy C. Gokey , chief executive officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions ; Tariq Hassan, chief marketing and customer experience officer at Mcdonald’s USA; Carla Zakhem –Hassan, chief marketing officer at JPMorgan Chase, and Rob Manfred, Commissioner of baseball.

During the program, RMH-NY also honored the Cueto family, who is staying at the organization’s House in Manhattan as their eight – year old son Oliver receives treatment for cancer.

To celebrate their continued strength and resilience, RMH-NY presented the family with honorary New York Yankees jerseys, just weeks after organizing their attendance at a Yankees game in partnership with MasterCard 2023 Gala honoree Rob Manfred.

As part of the special event, guests also enjoyed a live auction led by former MLB outfielder and New York Mets Hall of Famer Mookie Wilson, exciting activations, and a silent auction complete with a variety of stunning art pieces, collectibles, luxurious tropical getaways and more.

RMH-NY supports families from New York City, across the U.S and around the world in the fight against pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses through the house on East 73rd Street in Manhattan as well as in partnering New York City hospitals.

The 31st Annual Gala was made possible through major event sponsors including co-sponsors Howden  Tiger ,AIG, and JPMorgan Chase, as well as leadership sponsors Ariel Re, Broadridge Financial Solutions, The Hartford, Mastercard and PwC.

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Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade-2023

BY: Adal Hussain, Chief Editor,  Thompkins Square Park NYC Oct 21st 2023

In addition to the traditional parade activities, an “experiential area” will be added this year across from the parade route on Avenue B and 7th St. with activities, services and sample stations.

The event is already the largest Halloween dog costume contest in NYC—and perhaps even in the world—and now it’ll be bigger than ever before.

The Tompkins Square Park Dog Run announced the news on Instagram this morning, writing “Keep working on those costumes…THE PARADE! IS! BACK! ON!

Their announcement thanked sponsor Get Joy, a local dog wellness startup, for saving the parade. Parade leaders also thanked Mayor Eric Adams and Councilwoman Carolina Rivera “for quickly jumping into action.”

For more than three decades the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade has been a tradition welcoming hundreds of dogs in adorable outfits.

“It’s a celebration of joy, creativity and the unbreakable bond between humans and their four-legged best friends,” Fern Watt, dog author and communications officer of the Tompkins Square Park Dog Run, said in a press release.

“It’s basically the Met Gala for the Canine Community. We’ve been overcome by the amazing display of support from our community, so call the pup-arazzi: the show will go on!”

Watt will serve as a judge for the event, alongside Get Joy founder/CEO Tom Arrix, Get Joy’s Veterinary Advisor Dr. Brett Levitzke of VERG Brooklyn, and others.

Expect incredible prizes for winners of various costume contest categories, including best in show, people’s choice, most creative and more.

Year after year, the canine costumes prove remarkably elaborate and conceptual, so get creative. Some of our favorite looks from past years include Phantom of the Opera, Starbarks, and even an NYC garbage can. The ingenuity knows no bounds.

This isn’t the first time the parade has faced cancellation, by the way. Amid the pandemic in 2020, the parade paused, but it came roaring back in 2021.

What started as a small gathering among friends has ballooned into a cornerstone of New York City’s Halloween season, drawing thousands of spectators to the East Village to marvel, coo and laugh at creations that somehow become more elaborate every year.

When everything runs smoothly, Garrett Russo, who created the event and organized it for nearly 30 years, said the parade can raise more than $50,000 for the Tompkins Square Park dog run, where dogs can run around off-leash in a gated area. It was the city’s first.

The money goes toward resurfacing the dog park and regular maintenance, and many of the city’s dog parks have arrangements with private groups to take care of such areas.

Thousands of people attended the 2023 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade-2023, see more in our World Liberty TV, Political Channels by clicking here.


The 2023 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade-2023

BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor,   Thompkins Square Park  NYC Oct 21st 2023 Mark your calendar for the annual parade on Saturday, October 21 from 1-3pm; stay tuned for more details. In addition to the traditional parade activities, an "experiential area" will be added this year across from the parade...
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The Advertising Week New York -2023

Advertising Week New York is back for its 19th edition this October 16-19, this time at THE PENN DISTRICT, located at 100 W. 33rd St., bringing together the brightest minds in marketing, advertising, media and tech.

With an immersive and interactive program, attendees can expect to learn from industry leaders, discover new trends and network with professionals from around the world — all woven with our trademark sprinkling of culture, entertainment and surprise across The Week.

From inspiring keynotes to insightful panels, the event will unite us to experience the latest ideas and innovations, wrestle with the biggest issues shaking and shaping our industry, find inspiration and connect with new and old colleagues.

Join us as we celebrate content themes that span the industry, dive into some of the most successful case studies from leading brands, engage in some of today’s most noteworthy trends and learn how to take your business to the next level.

We are thrilled to announce that Advertising Week New York, the premier gathering of the brightest minds in the advertising, marketing, tech and media industries, will return this year for its 19th edition with a new venue that will set the stage for unparalleled creativity, innovation and inspiration!

Nestled in the heart of the city that never sleeps, Advertising Week New York will take place at 100 W. 33rd Street, located in the prestigious PENN DISTRICT, right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Located steps away from some of New York’s greatest destinations, such as Madison Square Garden, Moynihan Train Hall, Herald Square, Macy’s and PENN 1, PENN 2, THE PENN DISTRICT and its professional and social gathering spaces are thoughtfully designed to host experiences that elevate and exemplify both the industry community and the future of work.

The Advertising Week New York 2023, included many well-known speakers which included: Entrepreneur and pop culture icon Paris Hilton and media veteran Bruce Gersh who hosted a fireside chat, highlighting innovative ways they are engaging with brands across content, community and commerce with their next-gen media company, 11:11 Media.

The discussion will feature key examples of 11:11 Media’s record-breaking, award-winning campaigns that have catapulted brands into the center of the cultural zeitgeist.

Inside the Dreamhouse: A Look at Barbie’s Transformation from Doll to Cultural Phenomenon. As the original female empowerment brand, Barbie’s purpose has been to unlock the limitless potential in girls since her inception in 1959 — but her almost 65-year journey to the big screen has been storied and full of twists and turns.

It has taken extreme focus and hard work to evolve and modernize Mattel’s iconic brand to ready it for the launch of Barbie the Movie.

TIME Correspondent Eliana Dockterman will speak with Mattel’s Chief Brand Officer Lisa McKnight and discuss what it took to make Barbie a true reflection of the world kids sees around them, how — through Barbie the Movie and countless brand partnerships — Barbie became the summer’s global sensation and what’s next.

There was a VIP Lounge, where many leading vendors were showcasing their product and services, which included Tic Tok, Netflix Plaza and many more leading companies, guests enjoyed coffee, snacks, and beverages while they networked and met many of the brands exhibiting.

The Penn District, was a great place to do an event on this magnitude, which was the former Manhattan Mall, The Event spaces were very easy to get to and there was a lot of room to walk and meet different vending brands.

Thousands of people were in attendance, from all over the world learning, networking and hearing new ideas and concepts in the Advertising industry.

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The Food Network (NYCWFF)NYC Wine & Food Festival-2023

The Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) is New York City’s premier culinary event.

The Festival will celebrate 16 years this October 12-15, 2023, with more than 80+ events and over 500 chefs from around the world. A variety of tastings, seminars, intimate dinners, late-night parties and more will take place at locations across the city.

100% of the Festival’s net proceeds will continue to support God’s Love We Deliver, the New York City metropolitan area’s only provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for individuals living with severe illness.

“For this year’s sweet 16, there’s more opportunities than ever for fans and industry experts to unite and celebrate,” said Festival Founder and Director Lee Brian Schrager.

“We have an incredible ensemble of talent, showcasing today’s top chefs, culinary and lifestyle personalities. We’re also pleased to share new, not-to-be-missed events like The Cookout, an homage to Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary that harmoniously blends New York’s most ingenious chefs conjuring their signature flavors alongside performances from the genres most iconic figures.”

In honor of Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, the Festival’s official closing party will be a cookout MCed by Tamron Hall Emmy award-winning host of the Tamron Hall Show and Angela Yee from Power 105.1’s Way Up with Yee.

Presented by Bacardi, guests can look forward to feature performances by DJ CASSIDY, DJ MICK and 90s icons and Grammy award-winners Rev Run and Ice-T. The culinary offerings are curated by James Beard award winning chef JJ Johnson who has hand selected some of most talented Black chefs in New York to showcase their skills.

The fan-favorite event makes its return to Hudson River Park’s Pier 76 where a sprawling 245,000 sq. ft. outdoor area will be transformed into a gastronomic wonderland showcasing hundreds of winemakers and distillers from the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits portfolio. Those looking to learn from today’s top content creators about the latest trends and engage in thought-provoking discussions on the intersection of food, culture and tech should grab tickets to FoodieCon® presented by Instagram.

Pier 86, Home of the Intrepid Museum will once again be home to the Festival’s signature pier parties such as: Peroni’s Taste of Italy presented by Stella Italian Cheese hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabriele Bertaccini (Thursday, October 12)

Blue Moon Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray (Friday, October 13) with judges Nadia Caterina Munno (The Pasta Queen), Dan Pelosi (GrossyPelosi) and Jessica Hirsch (CheatDayEats) ,Tacos & Tequila hosted by the Cast of The Kitchen (Saturday, October 14) and Bacardi presents The Cookout: Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring DJ CASSIDY, JJ Johnson, Rev Run, Ice-T, DJ MICK, Tamron Hall & Angela Yee (Sunday, October 15)

Last year alone, the Festival’s charitable partner God’s Love We Deliver, delivered 3.6+ million medically tailored meals, with the help of 19,000 volunteers, to nearly 13,000 individuals. Annually, the Festival generates millions of impressions for God’s Love, raising awareness to grow the organization’s base of volunteers and clients. To date, NYCWFF has generated more than $14.8 million for its charitable causes with one hundred percent of the Festival’s net proceeds supporting its mission to EAT. DRINK. FEED NYC.

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One: The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is hosted by God’s Love We Deliver with 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds supporting New Yorkers facing severe illness. Over the past 16 years, the Festival has generated more than $14.8 million in net proceeds for its charitable causes. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival.

In November 2022, BizBash named the Festival the #1 Food & Restaurant Industry event in New York for the 10th year in a row.

God’s Love We Deliver: God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 as a response to the AIDS pandemic, God’s Love now serves people living with more than 200 different diagnoses.

God’s Love addresses food and nutrition insecurity, and supports the health and well-being of their clients, by providing ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counseling, advocating for food and nutrition support, and delivering medically tailored meals.

God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving individuals living with illness, and their children and caregivers. With a community of thousands of volunteers, they home-delivered more than 3.6+ million medically tailored meals to nearly 13,000 individuals last year. All services are free to clients and full of love.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company.

The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly.

The food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One is truly a great event with thousands of people in attendance and supporting the cause to help New York’s Hungry and people who are struggling to put food on the table.

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NYC Comic Con “Sold Out “-2023

New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s largest pop culture convention and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

There are a number of comic book shows around the country and even around New York City. New York Comic Con is ONLY affiliated with C2E2, Emerald City Comic Con, and Florida Supercon.

We do not run, do not staff, and are not part of any other comic conventions in the US. New York Comic Con is a ReedPop show.

New York Comic Con’s main campus is the Javits Center located at 429 11th Ave in NYC. This is where you’ll find Will Call/Registration, the Show Floor, Artist Alley, panels, and much more.

New York Comic Con 2023 has finally arrived and this article will gather all the biggest announcements from the show to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

New York Comic Con (NYCC) is the biggest comic and pop culture event on the East Coast. From meeting celebrities to surprise appearances, to comic creators from every corner of the globe to the top anime, cosplay, and gaming stars … it’s always one hell of a 4-day weekend.

Some featured guests include Ewan McGregor, Chris Evans, Jenny Frison and more!

NYC (New York City) is home to many superheroes, including Spider-man Peter Parker, Iron Man Tony Stark, Fantastic Four, The Punisher, and Dr. Strange just to name a few. The Big Apple is also the home to US’s biggest comic con event- New York Comic Con (NYCC).

The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to Western comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, cosplay, toys, movies, and television. It was first held in 2006. With an attendance of 200,000 in 2022, it is North America’s most attended fan convention.

The New York Comic Con is a for-profit event produced and managed by ReedPop, a division of RX and Reed Elsevier, and is not affiliated with the long running non-profit San Diego Comic-Con, nor the Big Apple Convention.

Later known as the Big Apple Comic-Con, owned by Wizard Entertainment. ReedPop is involved with other events, including Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and PAX Dev/PAX East/PAX Prime. ReedPop and New York Comic Con were founded by Greg Topalian, former senior vice president of RX.

It was a great experience, where you meet many fans, who are into comics, TV Shows, Celebrities and many more.

I must have met close to 50 Batman, 10 Jokers, 10 Ironmen, 20 Spiderman, 30 Wonder woman and so many more characters in attendance. It’s a great event I always enjoy it.

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