The 16th Anniversary Of 9/11

The 16th Anniversary Of 9/11 By: Hope Wilkos, Writer As the wrath of two historic Category 2 hurricanes wreak havoc on our nation this September of 2017, the United States takes a day to commemorate the thousands of individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, a routine day that ended ...

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NY GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FEST 2017 A SUCCESS

      NY GRACE JAMAICAN JERK FEST A SUCCESS- LISA HANNA WINS CELEBRITY QUICK FIRE CHALLENGE AGAINST NY MAYOR   The 7th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival welcomed over 15,000 guests this past Sunday July 23rd. Patrons from all around New York, the tri-state area and beyond came out to Roy Wilkins Park in ...

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BERES HAMMOND, MARCIA GRIFFITHS & THIRDS WORLD LIVE

  BERES HAMMOND, MARCIA GRIFFITHS & THIRDS WORLD LIVE IN NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY   SINGERS IN ACTION - PT.6 Two (2) - Big Concerts Saturday - July 15th @ Ford Amphitheater, Coney Island Boardwalk - Brooklyn, NY Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 @ NJPAC - Newark, NJ Tickets On Sale NOW Charge By Phone: 800.745.3000 ONLINE: www.ticketmaster.com VISIT: For July ...

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R & B SONGBIRD STEPHANIE MILLS JOINS GROOVIN LINEUP

  Stephanie Mills R & B SONGBIRD STEPHANIE MILLS JOINS GROOVIN LINEUP by Dave Rodney Yet another R & B icon, Stephanie Mills, has just been added to the lineup of New York's premier reggae and rhythm and blues summer concert, Groovin' In The Park. Sensational songbird Stephanie Mills has been a huge all-time favorite ...

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Tribeca Film Festival Promises An Amazing Event

Tribeca Film Festival Promises An Amazing Event As It Celebrates 16 Years By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Movies have that uncanny ability to melt our hearts and warm our souls. They take us into the land of the unimaginable, reminding us that life is not all routine. There is no better time than ...

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R KELLY FOR GROOVIN IN THE PARK 2017, ROY WILKINS PARK, QUEENS NY

R KELLY FOR GROOVIN IN THE PARK 2017, ROY WILKINS PARK, QUEENS NY By Monique Nolan Photos: George Whylie, Alaine Deleon, Images Newsletter. Video: Maxine Nolan   R&B SUPER STAR R KELLY,  REGGAE GREATS FREDDIE MCGREGOR, KEN BOOTHE, LEROY SIBBLES & REGGAE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONFIRM FOR GROOVIN 2017 ,    Groovin In the Park is scheduled for ...

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Out With The Old 2016, In With The New 2017

Out With The Old 2016, In With The New 2017 By: Hope Wilkos, Writer As we look back in retrospect at the year that was ‘2016’, it triggers emotions of all kinds and fading memories that we are eager to push under the carpet for one last time. From January through December, ...

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Manhattan’s Winter Wonderland

Manhattan’s Winter Wonderland By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer It was literally a “Winter Wonderland” with an elite set of socialites slipping into their gowns and tuxedos to enjoy one of the most highly anticipated events of the holiday season.   [caption id="attachment_21742" align="alignnone" width="300"] Michael Cominotto, Dennis Basso[/caption]   On Friday, December 9, 2016, the New York ...

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KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY KEN THOMPSON DIES

  October 9, 2016   BP ADAMS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF   “Brooklyn has lost a true champion of justice. Our borough stands united in mourning the terribly untimely passing of Ken Thompson, a man who set a gold standard for public service that has had an lasting impact across our country. From ...

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Tribeca Film Festival 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 To Be Even More Entertaining By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer   As we close in on the last quarter of 2016, Tribeca Film Festival (tribecafilm.com) is already planning its 2017 film festival. The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival turned out, once again, to be an overwhelming success with an even larger ...

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Disco Returns at SS 2017 Son Jung Wan NYFW Show

  By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer One of the many joys of New York Fashion Week is being able to attend the debut of designer Son Jung Wan’s seasonal collections. This September it was Spring/Summer 2017. She achieved the inevitable, taking us soaring into a land of sophistication and giving us a brief ...

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Desigual’s Designs Deliver For The Global Traveler At NYFW

By Hope Wilkos, Writer The collections are always bright and bountiful with color, charisma and a bit of intrigue. This season, DESIGUAL (www.desigual.com/en_US) certainly did not disappoint at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017. The Desigual Fashion Presentation took place on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at The Arc, Skylight ...

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Diobox Leads New York Fashion Week Into The Future

Diobox Leads New York Fashion Week Into The Future      By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer As the seasons progress, New York Fashion Week is evolving, feet first into the future, to meet the needs of its tech-savvy attendees and participants.   Although we all consider it ‘New York Fashion Week’ for as long as we ...

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Star-Studded Lineup For Groovin In the Park 2016

ByMonique Nolan Groovin In the Park is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York. It features a star-studded lineup of international reggae singers including Toots Hibbert, Beres Hammond, Tessanne Chin and Duane Stephenson and internationally renowned R&B singers Peabo Bryson, Brian McKnight and Regina Belle. It's ...

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Life Under The Printed Palms With Lilly Pulitzer

  Life Under The Printed Palms With Lilly Pulitzer By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Bright tropical prints and gorgeous tanned models made for a spectacular day in New York City on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. This is what summer is all about as the Lilly Pulitzer brand unveiled the latest 2017 Resort 365 Collection ...

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BP ADAMS ANNOUNCES “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” WORKSHOP

BP ADAMS ANNOUNCES “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” WORKSHOP FOR TENANTS IN SUNSET PARK FACING INCREASING RISK OF RESIDENTIAL DISPLACEMENT BROOKLYN, NY, May 19, 2016: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced a free “Tenants: Know Your Rights” workshop on Tuesday, May 24th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, in the cafeteria ...

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Oracabessa Music Festival 2016 Queens New York

Oracabessa Festival 2016 Queens New York Writer Monique Nolan Oracabessa Music Festival 2016 set for  May 30th at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens NY Caribbean fever will take over the tri-state area on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2016 with   Oracabessa Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in NY. Festival organisers Irie Jam Media Radio ...

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Tribeca Film Festival To Celebrate 15 Years

Tribeca Film Festival Invites You to Celebrate 15 Years of Film Entertainment By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer   Life is a series of stories waiting to be told and only the most creative can captivate your attention with their unique rendition. That may be why film fanatics love the month of April in New ...

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Gwen James Honored At SASSY 2016 Conference

Gwen James Honored At SASSY 2016 Conference  By Monique Nolan Photo Credit: Roland Hyde Congratulations to Gwen James owner of Dream Castle Resorts, Montego Bay, Jamaica  who was honored with the SASSY Of The Year 2016 Award. A well deserved accolade for Gwen James , this recognition is thoroughly deserved for the contribution she has made by inspiring and ...

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Desigual Autumn/Winter 2016 Focuses On The City

Desigual Autumn/Winter 2016 Focuses On The City   By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer It is always a treat to attend a DESIGUAL Fashion Show. The brand took us into the sublime once again at New York Fashion Week held earlier in February. DESIGUAL paid homage to the ever-evolving and forever inspiring urban metropolis. Ready to ...

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Kors Goes InstaGlam During N Y Fashion Week Fall 2016

  Kors Goes InstaGlam During New York Fashion Week Fall 2016 By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer This wasn’t your ordinary New York Fashion Week for celebrated designer, Michael Kors. This fashion show, taking place on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, was all about his customers, his followers and devoted fans that have thrown him directly ...

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Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa Serviceman Killed in Afghanistan

'He Loved Life': Mourners Remember NY Serviceman Killed in Afghanistan Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa was a creative, loving and spirited "bull dog" who adored his daughter and excelled at his job, family members said at his funeral Saturday. Bonacasa was one of six U.S. servicemen killed when a suicide bomber rode a ...

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New Year’s Eve Revelers Ring In 2016 NYC

New Year's Eve Revelers Ring In 2016 NYC Times Square Happy New Year 2016 Monique Nolan The  huge party and iconic ball drop at Times Square in New York City, where a crowd of a million  say Happy New Year 2016. As New Year's Eve 2015 festivities start cranking up – and whether you're in ...

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Holiday Dressing With New York City Stores

Holiday Dressing With New York City Department Stores By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer   There is no finer place to celebrate the holidays than in the heart of New York City. Not only does the winter chill and the skating rinks in Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center raise your holiday spirits, but, the decorations ...

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More Help For Western Jamaica-based Students

More help for western Jamaica-based students BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large, Western Bureau  Thursday, August 20, 2015   YONKERS, New York AT least three more western Jamaica-based primary school students are expected to get valuable scholarships this year under an initiative by Montego Bay/New York businesswoman Gwen Nicks-James, aimed at assisting needy Jamaican children. At her 50th ...

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Building Our Strength After Fifteen Years

Building Our Strength After Fifteen Years By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer The images are as vividly haunting as if it was only yesterday, the pain continues to rip at our hearts, leaving us with a sort of emptiness that seems difficult to understand and impossible to erase. Our world has been recreated around one ...

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The New & Improved New York Fashion Week

The New & Improved New York Fashion Week  By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer It is a new day and the curtain rises on a much more contemporary New York Fashion Week  in September. Gone are the long lines leading into the designer fashion shows and the daily scene outside Lincoln Center of all those ...

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Jason Derulo Headlines Hamptons Event

Jason Derulo Headlines Hamptons Event By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer Siri Music Group/eOne/Sony's recording artist, Miesa, and singer/songwriter/dancer ,Jason Derulo, brought down the house on Saturday, August 8, 2015, as they took their talent to a new high in support of one of the most worthwhile causes in the music industry today. At the private residence of of ...

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The MET Makes 2015 A Stylish Year

The MET Makes 2015 A Stylish Year  By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer In every sense of the word, this has been ‘THE’ year for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This isn’t just your normal museum.  Not only is it historic, dating back to 1866, but the day will slip ...

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Bolt Races At The 2015 Adidas Grand Prix

Bolt Races At The 2015 Adidas Grand Prix By:  Hope Wilkos, Writer On your mark, get set, GO!!!!! It is the thrill of the race, the excitement of the speed and the adrenaline of the competition that draws fans to the Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, New York every year to witness ...

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