Articles by: Michael Benjamin

Breaking the Fast Together – Ramadan Iftar Dinner

Breaking the Fast Together – Ramadan Iftar Dinner

by · May 2, 2018 · Uncategorized

Outdoors for Autism, June 2

Outdoors for Autism You bring a blanket, we’ll bring the fun! INCLUDEnyc invites you to our second annual Outdoors for Autism. Join us, as well as some of our amazing partners — including KEEN New York, Bronx Museum of the […]

CELEBRATING MY 75 YEARS OF AGE

CELEBRATING MY 75 YEARS OF AGE

WYSK: CELEBRATING MY 75 YEARS OF AGE by Councilman Rev. Rubén Díaz You should know that this Saturday April 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m., in the Christian Community Neighborhood Church located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue in the Bronx, I will […]

by · April 21, 2018 · Opinion, What You Should Know
Bronx VA Hospital Memorial Service, April 22

Bronx VA Hospital Memorial Service, April 22

The James J. Peters VA Medical Center is having a memorial service on this Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 PM honoring and celebrating all veterans who passed away between October 2017 and April 2018. The James J. Peters VA Medical […]

The consequences of fossil fuels.

New York City & State propose to #DivestNY’s massive pensions from fossil fuels

Recently, after over five years of community campaigning for New York to divest from fossil fuels, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Governor Andrew Cuomo each released separate proposals to freeze all current fossil fuel investments, divest New York’s public pension […]

by · April 18, 2018 · News
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Iron Chef America Returns to Food Network

Iron Chef America Returns to Food Network with Classic Fan-favorite Format Iron Chef America is back with the franchise’s classic fan-favorite format and a new 10-episode season beginning Wednesday, May 16 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. Overseen by host Alton Brown, […]

Return to Middle-Earth for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Return to Middle-Earth for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said it will publish The Fall of Gondolin by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien and illustrated by Alan Lee, in the U.S. on Aug. 30. Completing this connected “trilogy” of middle-earth tales – begun with the […]

by · April 18, 2018 · Leisure Time, News
National Action Network Convention Kicks Off Today

National Action Network Convention Kicks Off Today

Today marks the start of the National Action Network Convention. This year’s convention–held 50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr–will bring together activists, thought leaders, politicians and clergy, to lay out tangible steps that we can […]

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National Tomato Day

In celebration of National Tomato Day, Hellmann’s is making ketchup history by launching its first ketchup ever available to retailers nationwide, Hellmann’s REAL Ketchup – Sweetened only with Honey. Hellmann’s believes that real, simple ingredients are all you need to […]

by · April 18, 2018 · Business, Food & Restaurants, News
Success Academy Scholars Dominate NYS’s 1st-Ever Girls Chess Championship

Success Academy Scholars Dominate NYS’s 1st-Ever Girls Chess Championship

Success Academy students Emily Booncharoen and Pari Patni win first and second place in the K-6 championship; their team, Success Academy Hudson Yards, places first. NEW YORK, NY — Success Academy students Emily Booncharoen and Pari Patni took home the […]

Video: Public restrooms hand dryers are hothouses for bacteria (via NY Post)

Video: Public restrooms hand dryers are hothouses for bacteria (via NY Post)

In this video, the NY Post reports that public “Bathroom hand dryers are hothouses for bacteria.” Bathroom hand dryers are hothouses for bacteria https://t.co/Td5LzgRz5d pic.twitter.com/yRbNJ5O50J — New York Post (@nypost) April 16, 2018

by · April 16, 2018 · Health & Nutrition, News, Video
PA James Congratulates Dick’s Sporting Goods Ending Sales of Assault-style Guns

PA James Congratulates Dick’s Sporting Goods Ending Sales of Assault-style Guns

Public Advocate James on Dick’s Sporting Goods Ending Sales of Assault Weapons “There is simply no excuse for any retailer to sell military-grade weapons or high-capacity magazines to civilians. I have been leading the fight in New York City to […]

by · April 16, 2018 · Guns, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carranza visit Pre-K and 3-K classrooms at P.S. 25, The Bilingual School, Bronx. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

Houston’s Richard Carranza Begins as NYC Schools Chancellor

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Richard A. Carranza as New York City’s next Schools Chancellor. Carranza’s officially started two weeks ago but schools for closed for spring break. When schools re-opened Carranza went on a five-borough tour of […]

by · April 16, 2018 · Education News, News
National Action Network 2018 Convention. April 18-21, 2018

National Action Network’s 2018 Convention, April 18-21 — Register today!

National Action Network’s 2018 Convention will take place April 18-21 at the Times Square Sheraton [811 7th Av, New York, NY 10019] in New York City. It offer an opportunity to revisit the current state of the national civil rights movement in America. We […]

Be a part of something special: The Music With A Message 2018 Summer Tour! Auditions for singers, musicians, rappers, & dancers to play 50+ shows this summer, uplifting communities around the Bronx & NYC.

MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE AUDITIONS

The Renaissance Youth Center is proud to present the Tenth Annual Music With A Message Summer Tour, which will play 50+ shows around the Bronx and NYC to uplift our communities. Band members (ages 6-21) are conscious and talented musicians, rappers, poets, singers […]