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Pug Squad: An NGO Helping Pugs In Need

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If you are a Pug lover, you need to read about Pug Squad, their Pug Camp and everything they do for the need pups out there. This NGO is a blessing to our little friends.

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Founded by a a group of 9 brilliant people, Pug Squad is a non profit organization that helps needy pugs by providing financial assistance to pug rescues.

Their Mission Statement?

“We help pugs in need by providing financial assistance to pug rescues nationwide and support to families who cannot afford to care for their senior and special needs pugs. Our network of volunteers is on call to help pug rescues in the northeast with shelter pulls, transport, and emergency foster homes.”

Learn more about the Founders, Directors and team, read their Bios.

Here are a few projects they are organizing this year:

  • Pug-A-Palooza – May 5-7 in Asbury Park, NJ
  • Pug Camp – August 25-27 – “A dream vacation for pugs, and the humans who love them!”

Plus, don’t hesitate to go to their website to donate! Or, even adopt a little one to be the newest member of your family!

If you are one of the fanatic pug lovers, take a look at all the products for sale at their store. You’ll literally want to buy 1 of each, since they are the cutest things ever.

If you’d just like to foster a pet, take a look at what Animal Haven is all about!

We’ve just updated this post with a great video about the 1st Pug Camp that happened in August.

So, take a look and see what it was all about. Plus, take a look at all the activities and programs of this first year. This is a yearly Camp, so be sure to sign up for next year!

www.pugsquad.org


Photo Credits: Courtesy of @PugSquadsOS, @_Puglulu, @Pugs 
*Last  Update on March/2020.*

Bluestockings Bookstore: A Collectively-Owned Radical Business

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We’re old School: we love (physical) books and inspiring face-to-face talks! That said, we adore Bluestockings bookstore, café and activist center, in the Lower East Side neighborhood.

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The Lower East Side is one of the neighborhoods in Manhattan that we’re most fond of! It’s overflowing with amazing spots, creative minds, outstanding stories…and people creating a better world and future!

We have to agree that we do love this new digital world we are living in. After all, that’s how we were born! But, we are also pretty old school when it comes to book.

What we mean?

Well, we love reading actual books, highlighting the best parts and having the book rest on our nightstand. Nothing against Kindles and iBooks, but we enjoy the fun of owning a book.

Kathryn Welsh founded the place in 1999 when she was only. It was initially named Bluestockings Women’s Bookstore, but after a few ups and downs, Kathryn decided to start an MBA. She sold the business to Brooke Lehman. Brooke reorganized the space and made it a collective, managed by a group of 6 passionate individuals.

Today, they stand strong and explain in more depth what they do:

Bluestockings is a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center. They are located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They carry over 6,000 titles on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, climate & environment, political theory, police and prisons, race and black studies, radical education, plus many more!

You can also find some good ‘ole smutty fiction, sci-fi, and poetry. They also also carry magazines, zines, journals, alternative menstrual products and other oddly hard-to-find good things.

Plus, they also host fantastic readings, workshops, performances, discussions and films almost every night. So, go take a look at their website to see their upcoming calendar!

We’re sure you will find some amazing events to attend!

Here are some of their upcoming events in April, that you might want to check out:

  • Off the Binary (8th): ‘Come and meet people who are just as confused as you are about public restrooms and getting dressed in the morning!’
  • Ukulele for Social Change (9th): ‘We will teach folks how to play songs from different historic cultural and social movements.’
  • Reading from Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution (14th): ‘Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR. And, the impact of her story and spirit on her American great-granddaughter.’
  • Feminist Discussion of Masculinity (16th): ‘A safe space to discuss the gendered expectations placed on men and boys in a patriarchal society. And how these have affected, and continue to affect, all of us.’
  • Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volume 2 Launch Party (18th): ‘A night of readings by queer and trans artists of color.’
  • Women’s / Trans’ Poetry Jam & Open Mike (20th): ‘Hosted by Vittoria Repetto—the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side.’
  • Pimps Down Ho’s Up: A Night of Stories on Sex Work, Trafficking and the Divide Between (21st): ‘Pimps Down Ho’s Up is a multi city venture addressing issues related to sex work, trafficking and notions of “choice.’
  • “Those Crazy 20-somethings” Audio Documentar(28th): ‘A 24-year-old radio producer sets out to find out how other 20-somethings are learning to become adults.’

Enjoy mingling with interesting minded people that actually have something important and relevant to share!

We’re huge fans and definitely recommend the visit!

Location: 172 Allen Street

http://bluestockings.com


Photo Credit and Text Excerpts: Courtesy of Bluestockings
*Last Update on Feb, 2020.*

Walk MS 2017: Help Find The Cure To Multiple Sclerosis

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We’re doing it again!!! Walk MS 2017 in New York City to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis, support the cause and help to raise money to find a cure! Join us!

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We had a great time last year’s MS Walk and will support this cause again in 2017!

Donate (if you can), walk with us, help support, and come meet us!!!

Date: Event will be on April 30th, in New York City!

Further infos, click here.


Our goal—a world free of MS.

We’ve formed a “Behind the Scenes NYC Team” for the Walk MS 2017 — a charity walk that is changing the lives of people with MS and helping fuel progress toward a world free of MS. We’d love your generous support as we prepare for this incredible experience.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS is different for everyone, and that makes it all the more challenging to solve.

The first Walk MS event was in 1988, and since then more than $970 million has been raised for research and programs to improve the lives of people living with MS. Today, there are treatments where there weren’t any before, and the dream of ending MS is becoming a reality. But there is still so much to do.

That’s why we’re walking. We’ve set an ambitious goal because we know with support from people like you, we will have a great chance at reaching it. The money raised will drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. This cause is really important to us, so we hope you can do your part to help end MS forever.

Will you help us reach our goal by donating what you can? Can start at $1 – any amount is welcome!!!

** 100% is donated directly to the MSSociety. **

Thank you!

Kindly,
Behind the Scenes NYC Team

Further infos, click here.

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of MSSociety and ©Behind the Scenes NYC
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Our Founder’s NYC Passion Project For #BeSomebody

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#Besomebody interviewed our Founder, Fê Paronetto in a short, but sweet article! After participating in a Speaking Engagement with them, she shared a few more details about her adventure of moving to New York!

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The 1st “1Eleven” hosted by #BeSomebody.

We’re excited to share the link to an Interview our Founder, Fê Paronetto, did for #Besomebody!

They’ve created a project called the “Passion Project”. After participating at their 1st 1Eleven event, our Founder shared a bit about her passions for New York City, for people, for giving back and, for life!

#Besomebody 1Elevens are local events where speakers have one minute and 11 seconds to share anything they are passionate about.

Below, you can read her full interview:


What is your project?

Behind the Scenes NYC started from my uncontrollable and inexplicable passion for New York.

It started from a humble little Instagram account, with myself as the 1st follower. Hahaha! I was living in Brazil, and worked on it for a 1 full year before moving to NY. The desire to move to NY so much that 5 months and 780 pages later, I got my Visa!

I wanted to share the best off-the-beaten-track places, events and brands in the State of NY. I wanted everyone to see NY like I see it, and feel what I feel when I’m here!

Behind the Scenes NYC is a platform created to share New York’s extremely unique vibe and energy. It’s amazingly dynamic, obviously multi-cultural…and the “hustle”? Wow…that’s really something to experience!

Behind the Scenes NYC has become exactly that. A platform of sharing stories of this diverse mix of people that you can only find in a city like this one. But it goes beyond. Behind the Scenes is not about tips in Manhattan. It’s about exploring this beautiful State, getting to know the stories of those that make this place so inspiring, learning about what else this State has to offer beyond the well-known touristic spots.

This was built as a platform for outsiders that want to explore the real New York, but also for locals in search of new experiences.

As John Legend once said:

“I regret profoundly that I was not an American and not born in Greenwich Village. It might be dying, and there might be a lot of dirt in the air you breathe, but this is where it’s happening.”

That’s the beauty of New York!

Who is it helping/serving and/or how will it benefit others?

Our Mission: “Strengthening the local community and disrupting the status quo of NY tourism far from the touristy scene!”

We showcase small businesses and autonomous people that are making a difference.

Plus, we want to foster tourism in the State of NY, in a special, unique way. After all, there’s nothing better than visiting places and feel like a real local, right?

For New Yorkers, we want to teach them what’s beyond the default places they are comfortable with and invite them to explore their own city, with more curiosity.

They always get amazed with what they “find”!

What do you need to grow your project?

Spread the word!

We’re always looking for Partners that support the project and are interested in sharing our story and their stories too. This can happen in different ways. It can be a media outlet writing about us or companies that are hosting clients or meetings in New York and want to organize something unique.

Plus, we are always interested in learning people’s stories.

So, we are continuously looking to partner up with like-minded people, companies and causes. For example, we want to engage more with local charities and small businesses.

How can others get involved?

Explore our website and write to us with your ideas to contact@behindthescenesnyc.com.

Furthermore, we are very, VERY eager and open to talk about new ideas, projects and how we can collaborate.

In addition, Behind the Scenes NYC has helped companies host events, offered media support to several causes, promoted small businesses or unique experiences in New York, or just shared great stories.

…we’d love to listen!

Animal Haven: Pet Adoption – Say “Hi!” to Mickey and Vince

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Have you ever thought about pet adoption or fostering a little one? Animal Haven is a fantastic non profit that helps find loving homes from abandoned animals.

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tedi Sarah

If you’ve been following us for a while, you probably already know that we’re very engaged in Charity and Social Responsibility programs, right?!

Well, today we want to talk about a great non profit called Animal Haven.

They work in helping find loving homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the TriState area!

Plus, they also provide behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.

On their website, you’ll be able to find information regarding adoptions, different ways to support the organization, upcoming events, volunteer programs, and more!

One of our dear friends, Tedi Sarah, is a big part of this program. She is always fostering dogs – until they find healthy permanent homes.

These two cute pups on the picture are the duo she’s currently caring for, named Mickey and Vince!

Another great idea, if you have kids, is to foster pets! You don’t need to necessarily “commit to life” by buying one, and you can always foster!

We have to confess, we are pretty against buying pets in pet-stores. There is a lot of cruelty and abuse in these places with the animals, so we do not really support them.


More about them:

Animal Haven is a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the TriState area, and provides behavior intervention when needed to improve chances of adoption.

Founded in 1967, we operate an animal shelter in Manhattan. We also provide programs that enhance the bond between animals and people.

Adoptions: Cats and dogs are for adoption at Animal Haven.

Fees are:

  • $175 per cat
  • $200 per kitten or $300 per pair (Two Kittens Are Better Than One)
  • $295 per dog (includes collar and leash)
  • Puppies under the age of 1 year are $395 (includes collar and leash)

Fee covers spay/neuter, vaccines, and microchip.

Many adoptions can be done same-day. Others may take more time to complete.

You may print and fill out the Adoption Application ahead of time, but they will only accept applications in person. Please DO NOT MAIL OR FAX it in.


Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 12pm – 7pm
Location: 200 Centre Street, Little Italy

www.AnimalHavenShelter.org


Photo and Text Credit: Courtesy of Tedi Sarah and Animal Haven
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Escaping NYC: Exploring Narrowsburg In Upstate NY With Juliette Hermant

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Upstate NY is gorgeous. Juliette Hermant, Founder of Maison Bergogne, gave us a full itinerary so you can visit and enjoy a long weekend in Narrowsburg!

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Upstate NY is so beautiful and most visitors and even New Yorkers don’t know about the amazing people and places they can find.

Our Founder, Fernanda Paronetto, fell in love with Maison Bergogne, an antique, décor and design services shop in Narrowsburg, upstate New York. So, she decided to interview Juliette Hermant, the owner.

To start, Juliette Hermant is a painter, photographer and interior designer, who moved to the U.S. from Paris in 2007. She lived in Los Angeles working as an artist. Then, moved to the East Coast in search of a stronger sense of community.

Juliette didn’t really find it in Williamsburg (where she lived). Her strong, buzzing energy left her yearning for a different life. She wanted a place she could do meaningful work that was needed while feeling grounded in nature.

So, in 2012, she ended up in Narrowsburg, a historic Catskills hamlet perfectly situated along the Delaware River, just across the bridge from Pennsylvania.

There is a long history of artists in the town. So, it seemed full of potential to her.

Juliette acquired a beautiful brick 1920’s industrial building that had been boarded up and breathed new life into it, opening Maison Bergogne. She filled this emporium with antiques and vintage pieces, 90% of which are local to the Catskills, and offered her interior design services to local homeowners and businesses in partnership with Anie Stanley of Woolheater Wares.

She also set about engaging with the community to work on revitalizing the area. Moreover, this included developing a community garden and tending beehives on her rooftop. Over the years, she has become very invested in enhancing the town through initiatives with the Narrowsburg Beautification Group and Main Street Merchants.

www.maisonbergogne.com

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Juliette’s interest in permaculture has crystallized through her latest venture Fish & Bicycle. Foodies and makers collaborate with her desire to serve the Catskill’s bountiful flavors through local feasts, while also passing on skills and knowledge.  

Sharing flavors create bonds between people, which works to foster a sense of stable, collaborative community. Join them for a leap in the Catskills through their one-of-a-kind events & workshops and get a bite of their terroir cuisine with Fish & Bicycle’s catering services.
Fish & Bicycle Apiaries now offers the opportunity to join a honey-share, where your contribution supports permaculture ethics and edible pollinator’s friendly-gardens around her small town, as well as Juliette’s nearby Monarch butterfly nursery.
Launch date is still to be announced, so stay tuned!

www.fishandbicycleny.com

Below are Juliette’s top tips in Narrowsburg and surroundings. It’ll be of great help to plan your Day-Trip or Weekend-Trip:


Part of Narrowsburg’s charm is its ideal location, perched above the picturesque “Big Eddy” of the Delaware River. Wild flora and fauna abound, including white-tailed deer, bald eagles and black bear. Lately, there has been an influx of New York City transplants and visitors to the area. In addition, new businesses are springing up.

The most beautiful approach to the town is along Route 97, a scenic byway that runs along the river. And, the nearest bus and train stations are more than half an hour away – in Monticello and Port Jervis, respectively. So, coming up by car is a good idea. (You can rent your car through our Concierge Services).


One Grand Books

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“In addition to his day job as Editor of Out Magazine, Aaron Hicklin runs a bookshop named One Grand Books, on Main Street.

He asked his glamorous circle of friends and acquaintances (including Tilda Swinton, Jay McInerney and Marianne Faithful) to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island and has stocked the shop accordingly. Plus, occasionally, local authors have readings there.”

Location: 60 Main Street, Narrowsburg

http://onegrandbooks.com


Le Petite Cabine

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If you need time away from the city and want to be immersed in nature, this is surely what you’re looking for.

“Just a 5-minutes drive from town, this rustic 1950 timber-frame cabin delivers quiet seclusion in nature. Le Petite Cabine boasts private frontage on the bucolic Ten Mile River.

A clawfoot bathtub and an outdoor shower and a fireplace made of blue stone. In addition, plenty of old-fashioned in-the-mountains charm, thanks in large part to the artful styling of Maison Bergogne and Woolheater Ware’s collaboration.

You can also inquire about rental, time-share options and the nearby queer-friendly artists’ retreat with Smokey Belles.

Location: Nearby Narrowsburg hamlet & Delaware River


Stickett Inn

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“With their special brand of tongue-in-cheek humor, set designer Roswell Hamrick and his partner, fashion maven Johnny Pizzolatto, bring loads of style and character to this delightful Stickett Inn.

Plus, it’s located just 20 minutes South, in Barryville. From the little shack in front that functions as kind of lobby—think Intelligenstia coffee, Malin & Goetz candles and locally made treats — to the themed rooms, outdoor hot tub and fire pits, it offers fun and relaxation in equal measure.”

Prices range from $150-$245.

Location: 3380 Route 97, Barryville

http://stickettinn.com


Mildred’s Lane

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“Co-founded by J. Morgan Puett, this artist’s enclave is situated on 96 rustic acres deep in the woods of rural Northeastern Pennsylvania. It’s just over the bridge from Narrowsburg.

In addition, the summer program at Mildred’s Lane includes Friday evening events in their gallery space on Main Street, in Narrowsburg. Plus, dinners onsite every Saturday following presentations by visiting artists. The artist-constructed bonfires are a highlight!”

Location: 517 Plank Road, Beach Lake, PA

www.mildredslane.com


Narrowsburg Farmers Market

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“Just coming off its first season, this community market is held on Friday evenings, perfect for weekenders who want to stock up on locally grown produce and indulge in fresh fare, including beer, cider and spirits.

Narrowsburg Farmers Market is located at the Union, a new multi-use complex converted from the town’s former school. Plus, you will meet farmers, growers and “makers”. Charles Wilkin from 2Queens has been my beekeeping mentor and his knotweed honey is especially delicious!”

Location: 7 Erie Avenue, Narrowsburg

www.narrowsburgfarmersmarket.org


Tusten Heritage Community Garden

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“Inquire at Maison Bergogne for a tour of this lovely garden dedicated to permaculture, heirloom plants and pollinator species, called Tusten Heritage Community Garden.

Inside are 22 raised beds designed by founder and artist Andrea Reynosa, who referenced the I Ching and used the elemental symbols as a template. So, if you’re lucky, you may get to taste some of the wonderful vegetables and herbs. And, it’s all grown by local residents and business owners.”

Location: Behind the Narrowsburg Public Library. From Bridge Street you turn down Demauro Lane by the Town Hall.

www.facebook.com/TustenHCG


Ba and Me

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“This mini chain of eateries, Ba and Me, is a great example of the new fast-casual: delicious, healthy and totally addictive. Owner Nhi Mundy saw a real need for ethnic food in the area and opened up two Vietnamese cafes.

The first, in Callicoon (about 15 minutes north of Narrowsburg), is a glorified takeout window. The second, for which Maison Bergogne and Woolheater Wares collaborated on the décor, is over the bridge in Honesdale, PA. And, they also offer indoor seating. Don’t miss the summer rolls!”

Location: 1023 Main Street, Honesdale, PA

http://baandme.com


Dyberry Weaver

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“Charles Hadley Blanchard, known as the Dyberry Weaver (Dyberry is a tiny hamlet in Pennsylvania), is an artisan who makes magical things out of linen, wool, silk and local alpaca.

In his Main Street studio, Dyberry Weaver, you will discover sumptuous rugs, handbags and ponchos displaying great subtlety and craftsmanship. In short, his work is truly original and found only in Narrowsburg.”

Location: 101 Main Street, Narrowsburg

www.dyberryweaver.com


Thank you, Juliette, for these fantastic tips in Narrowsburg and surroundings. Plus, keep up the fantastic work at Maison Bergogne!

And, if you need help to plan your trip, or assistance to put together a company outing or annual retreat, contact our experts!


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Gentl & Hyers, Julie Holder Powell, Juliette Hermant, Heidisbridge, Michael Mundy, Bette Blau & Steven Randazzo, Arden Wray, Laura Silverman and the venues.
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Together We Grow With Friends in Need’s Feeding Program

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New York is a beautiful city, but we do see many unprivileged people that need our help. We are strong supporters of social works, like they feeding program by Friends in Need USA. Our founder herself coordinates the NYC group. Together we grow!

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As many of you know, I participate in a few Charity & Social groups in New York City.

I’m a strong believer, as many of you probably are too, that we have so much time for ourselves, so why not donate a bit of it for those that really need us, right?

Every Saturday morning, I coordinate with a group of friends a Feeding Program, at Tompkins Square Park, called Friends in Need. We feed around 200 homeless people every weekend, rain, snow or shine!

More specifically, it’s on 7th Street between Avenues A and B, in the East Village.

It’s a group created by Friends in Need in collaboration with a beautiful group of volunteers, like the folks from Latinos NYC.

We always need help and everyone is welcome!

So, if you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact us!

DONATE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Date: Every Saturday, rain, snow or shine!
Time: Distribution starts 11:30am sharp
Location: Tompkins Square Park – East 7th Street, between Avenue A and B. We meet at the middle of the block!


About Friends in Need NYC:

Friends in Need Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization with a purpose of helping the less fortunate by providing food, clothing, and living necessities, as well as working with other organizations dedicated to ending or minimizing hunger and hardship.

In addition, we donate food and volunteer time to shelters and soup kitchens in need of financial and human resources. We also distribute warm clothing and accessories during the cold winter months and offer assistance to families through our Family Support Program.

Our feeding programs were initiated in New York City in 2002. Since then, we established and maintain regular programs in 4 metropolitan areas including New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Pensacola, Florida.

The organization, run by volunteers, continues to grow with complete dedication to our mission of helping those in need.

Furthermore, Grand Master Choa Kok Sui (1952 – 2007) is the inspiration in the establishment of Friends in Need programs. He was the founder of modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga. He was a successful businessman, an adept scientist, and a spiritual teacher!”

DONATE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


A bit about Latinos NYC:

“Latinos NYC was founded in April of 2008. Its inception was born out of the vision of the Board’s Chairman, Raul K. Rios, who recognized many of the ills of his community were either being overlooked or under recognized.

Furthermore, Rios served his country in the United States Army from 1981-86, from which he retained the duties of the oath he took and a dedication to finishing his mission.

These characteristics and more are discovered in everything Latinos NYC does.

The company’s name derives out of the mosaic that the Latino culture is within New York City.

A contrasting conglomerate of shades, dialects, customs and more that somehow share a thread of similarity that makes the diaspora so vastly unique and congruent simultaneously.

Over the last several years, Latinos NYC has proudly garnered recognition for their work . In addition, they are continuously are expanding their efforts to grow and improve upon on their success.


So, come volunteer and be part of this amazing group of people! They strongly believe in giving back and working with the local community that needs help. Do you!?

DONATE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


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*Last Update on March/2020.*

Bond Street: For New York an Online Magazine With Locals

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Our friends at Bond Street announced today the launch of “For New York” — an online magazine and event series. We loved it and it’s a project totally up our alley!

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“For New York” is an online magazine featuring local haunts and supporting small local businesses.

To start with, it features a group of 60+ notable New Yorkers — including David Chang (Momofuku), Karen Wong (The New Museum), Bernie Telsey (casting director of Hamilton).

Plus, they share a behind-the-scenes view into their favorite local haunts, as well as why they believe it’s so important to support small business.

Want some more names?

Well, they also interviewed great people like:

  • Kenzo Minami (artist & designer)
  • Brent Rollins (artist, art director, and designer)
  • Alyasha Owerka-Moore (Creative Director, Designer)
  • Aya Kanai (Executive Fashion Director – Cosmopolitan and Seventeen)
  • Simon Ting (Founder – Fashion Loft, Inc.)
  • Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen (architects, co-founders – Snarkitecture)
  • Emmett Shine (founder – Gin Lane Media)
  • Jeff and Eric Rosenthal (hip hop sketch comedians – ItsTheReal)
  • John Seymour (Founder – Sweetchick, Ludlow Coffee Supply, Ludlow Barber Supply)
  • Carol Lim (co-founder – Opening Ceremony)
  • Nasty Nigel (rapper – World’s Fair)
  • Nick Catchdubs (DJ, producer, co-founder – Fool’s Gold Records)
  • Niki and Shaokao Cheng (owners and co-founders – BoConcept NY)
  • Sam Valenti IV (founder – Ghostly International)
  • Skye Parrott (Photographer, founder – Double or Nothing)
  • Craig Costello (Artist and founder, KRINK)
  • Rembert Browne (culture critic at large – New York Magazine)
  • Jubilee (DJ, Producer – Mixpak)
  • Connie Wang (fashion features director – Refinery29)
  • Olivia Wolfe and Steph Krasnoff (co-founders – American Two Shot)
  • Judnick Mayard (Event Producer, Tour Manager)
  • Wilson Tang (Owner, Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Fung Tu)
  • Steve “ESPO” Powers (Artist, Founder – Icy Signs)
  • Caroline Polachek (singer, songwriter, and producer)

Plus, other names like:

  • Grace Gordon (brand director, Refinery29)
  • Anna Sheffield (founder, creative director – Anna Sheffield and Bing Bang)
  • Graham Browne (founder, Forte Preparatory Academy)
  • John McPheters (co-founder, Stadium Goods)
  • Jayne Lies (photographer, video director, artist)
  • Claudia Pearson (designer, Claudia Pearson)
  • Kerin Rose Gold (designer, founder – A-Morir)
  • Daniel Boulud (chef, restaurateur)
  • Michna (DJ, producer)
  • Naomi Zeichner (editor-in-chief, The Fader)
  • Didier Lerebours (founder, New Distribution House)
  • Markus Glocker and John Winterman (chef and managing partner, Bâtard)
  • Annie Bukhman (designer, founder – Gift Shop Brooklyn)
  • Chris Altchek (Co-founder – Mic)
  • Tamara Santibañez (artist, tattoo artist, publisher – Discipline Press)
  • Mary HK Choi (writer, author)
  • Caroline Hirsch (founder, owner – Carolines on Broadway)
  • Jomaree Pinkard (co-founder, The Hella Company)
  • Simpson Wong (chef, founder – Chomp Chomp)
  • Joanne Wilson (angel investor, blogger, and co-founder – Women’s Entrepreneur Festival)
  • Amy Woodside (founder, OKREAL)
  • Jillionaire (DJ, producer, founder – Feel Up Records)
  • Bettina Chin Cho (legal counsel, special projects manager, show producer – Opening Ceremony)
  • Jonathan Mannion (photographer)
  • Sena Yang (founder, designer – Asteria Active)
  • Anne Ishii (writer, editor, translator, founder – Massive Goods)
  • Foster Kramer (writer, executive editor – Mental Floss)
  • Jason Wang (founder – Xi’an Famous Foods)
  • Phoebe Lovatt (writer, founder – The Working Women’s Club)
  • Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne (founders and creative directors – Public School)

…and, countless other great names that influence their community in different ways!

In addition, they’ll continue to add more profiles with over 100 features expected by the end of the summer, so stay tuned!

To read the full stories, go to their website: http://bondstreet.com

Finally, see the interview they did with our Founder, Fernanda Paronetto!


Photo Credits: Courtesy of Bond Street
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Help End Child Hunger In America With No Kid Hungry

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Did you know that more than 13 million kids in America lives in households that struggle to put food on the table? That’s 1 out of 6 kids! Let’s help change this and shape the future of our Country.

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Today we’re going to talk about a NGO called No Kid Hungry. Did you know that more than 13 million kids in America lives in households that struggle to put food on the table? That’s 1 out of 6 kids! A pretty frightening statistics, right?

Plus,  1 out of 4 teachers say that their students regularly come to school hungry. Truly heartbreaking.

In the long run, not only we’ll have adults with malnutrition, but their intellectual development will surely be compromised.

As well as, on a larger scale, the future of economic growth of the Country with the growth of poverty.

Donate and help make a difference!

So, this is what No Kid Hungry does:

They are ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals.

Through its Cooking Matters program, the No Kid Hungry campaign educates and empowers low-income families to stretch their food budgets, so their kids get healthy meals at home.

Moreover, the campaign works to shine a national spotlight on the crisis of childhood hunger in America. Hence, creating a powerful movement of individuals committed to bold action.

So, how can you make a difference for No Kid Hungry?

  1. Donate: In many places, only $10 you raise can feed a child up to 100 meals. The outcome of a small donation can help hundreds of kids.
  2. Fundraising: Once again, creative fundraisers are a great way to help raise not only money, but spread awareness.
  3. Organize small events: If you cook, how about doing a fund bake sale with muffins, donuts and/or other goodies?
  4. Attend their events: Not only will you have a great time, you’ll also be helping this important cause! See the closest event to you! If you’re in NYC, there are countless opportunities!

We’ve done our part today! Now, it’s your turn to help change their future and end child hunger in America!

To learn more, take a look at their website.

Lastly, if you enjoy causes involving kids and shaping our future, take a look at Free Arts NYC.

www.nokidhungry.org


Photo Credit: Courtesy of No Kid Hungry
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Charity Water: 1 In 10 Live Without Clean Water, Let’s Change!

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Did you know that 1 in 10 people in the world live without clean water? An absurd, right? See what Clean Water is about and how they are impacting and working for a cause!

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We’re super fond of great charity and social responsibility work and you’ll probably see various post about the most amazing projects growing now a days!

This time, we’re not specifically talking about a NYC charity, but it’s definitely one worth spreading the word about.

Charity Water is a non-profit organization on a mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet.

The numbers are surprising like: 663 million people in the world live without clean water.

That’s 1 in 10 of us – which is actually equal to twice the size of the U.S.!

It’s crazy to think that so many people around the world have actually no access to clean water that is actually safe to drink. Specially when we, in New York City, can drink out of practically any tap around the city. We are even known for having one of the best waters in world.

So, we’re here to share and raise consciousness on this issue, since we strongly believe that this is a basic, minimum that every human-being must have.

The three main things that make a difference in their work is that:

  1. 100% of your donations go straight to the field;
  2. They prove every water project they build using photos and GPS coordinates on Google Maps;
  3. They work with strong local partners on the ground to build and maintain water projects.

Charity Water has currently funded 24,537 water projects for over 7 million people around the world.

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There are 3 ways to be part of this fantastic initiative:

  1. Donate: You can donate any amount you’d like. Just so you know — “Every $1 invested in clean water can yield $4–$12 in economic returns”.
  2. Pledge: For a special occasion like a Birthday celebration, instead of expecting gifts from friends & family, you can ask them to donate X dollars to this cause. Great idea, right!?
  3. Fundraise: As they say “Do something crazy or creative to raise money! Great idea if you have a big social following!

So, let’s help them!? Take a look at the website below to see how to donate, volunteer, partner up or even shop their store.

Lastly, the stories they publish online are beautiful and thrilling! Worth reading!

www.charitywater.org


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Charity Water
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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