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All things New York that Socially Sparked® our lives.

Reimagining NYC Venues to Keep Live Performance Alive
2 weeks ago

Reimagining NYC Venues to Keep Live Performance Alive

NYC larger venues and cultural institutions are reimagining their spaces to keep live performance alive. The pandemic continues to shake the performing arts and music world to its core with …
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Giving Regards to Broadway as Shut Down Extends
2 weeks ago

Giving Regards to Broadway as Shut Down Extends

We’re giving our regards to Broadway as the news of extending the shut down sets in. Broadway curtains will now remain on pause thru May 2021 says The Broadway League. …
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Reimagined New York Film Festival Opens Sept. 17th
1 month ago

Reimagined New York Film Festival Opens Sept. 17th

A reimagined New York Film Festival (NYFF) opens September 17 and runs thru October 11, 2020 with a an adjusted format and covid-19 protocals in place. The 58th edition will be different, yet familiar from years past with a combination of Drive-In and virtual screenings, filmmaker talks and more. The NYFF58 will begin one week [...]
We Will Never Forget September 11th
2 months ago

We Will Never Forget September 11th

We Will Never Forget September 11th! This is one terrorist tragedy Americans will never forget and one that reminds us that life is short.  Nineteen years later we must sadly add COVID-19 to this list as a terrorist attack on the nation like no other in our history. “If we learn nothing else from this [...]
NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro On Pause
2 months ago

NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro On Pause

NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro must go on pause for 2020, but celebrations will never be stopped. This September marks the 94th annual celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples. The Feast Festival is normally held for 11 days through the 11 blocks centering around Mulberry Street. Originally scheduled from September 19th thru [...]
9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week
2 months ago

9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week

This week's inspirational quote of the week stems from the 9/11 terrorist attack on America and the life lesson learned from that horrific day. This is one tragedy Americans will never forget and reminds us that life is short  Nineteen years later we must sadly add COVID-19 to this list as a terrorist attack on [...]
The NYC Beat Stays on Pause: Save Our Stages
2 months ago

The NYC Beat Stays on Pause: Save Our Stages

The NYC beat stays on pause. Live music on pause, live entertainment on Pause. Indoor Dining on Pause, Favorite Independent Venues on Pause, Musicians On Pause, Club Employees on Pause, Live Music Fans’ Life On Pause. What's it gonna' take to bring back the heartbeat of the city? NYC Live Entertainment Venues Remain On Pause [...]
Pop-Up Events Return to NYC with Masked-Up Man on the Moon
2 months ago

Pop-Up Events Return to NYC with Masked-Up Man on the Moon

Pop-Up events are making a return to NYC after nearly six months of silence. The reports of sightings of a masked-up astronaut popping up on street corners around Gotham are …
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Music Community Comes Out to Save NYC Stages & Live Entertainment
2 months ago

Music Community Comes Out to Save NYC Stages & Live Entertainment

The New York City (NYC) music community came out Sunday morning to pose in solidarity to save our independent venues and live entertainment with the support of the newly-formed New York Independent Venues Association (NYIVA). NY photographer Arnie Goodman and digital media diva Abbe Sparks organized the impromptu Save Our NYC Stages Photo Event to [...]
Sustainable Travel Soundbytes From Social Good Series I
2 months ago

Sustainable Travel Soundbytes From Social Good Series I

Sustainable travel is gaining favor across the globe as the pandemic continues to curtail our traveling options and forces us to remain close to home. Travel and environmental experts discussed the future of travel in a post-pandemic world via livestream last month at Mashable's Social Good Series. Here are the sustainable travel soundbytes. More Electric [...]
Mask Up Saying is all the Rage: Quote of the Week
3 months ago

Mask Up Saying is all the Rage: Quote of the Week

Mask Up Saying is all the rage. The two word message is as simple as its design. Mask Up awareness campaigns are cropping up around the country. The new celebrity campaign “Mask Up America” speaks to the entire country.
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Virtual Relief Benefit: Rise Up New York
6 months ago

Virtual Relief Benefit: Rise Up New York

You say virtual relief benefit. They say virtual telethon. We say virtual benefit concert. Any way you say it, the message in the expression rings clear -- Rise Up for New York! On Monday night, May 11th, Tina Fey will host Rise Up New York to raise awareness and much needed funds to aid New [...]
Patriotism’s Finest 4 Covid Heroes Finest
6 months ago

Patriotism’s Finest 4 Covid Heroes Finest

Patriotism's finest for Covid-19's finest frontline heroes soared above the skies of New York City, Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia on Tuesday as part of Operation America Strong Salute. The U.S. Navy's Blue Angeles and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds elite collaborated in a fly over saluting the healthcare workers, first responders and essential employee workers [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
7 months ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

Easter Fashions and festivities will be seen virtually in 2020.  Easter is the third holiday that occurs during the corona virus era and joins St. Patrick's Day in the cancellation of renowned parades in New York City and others. To help your virtual celebrations we bring you our past Socially Sparked Easter feature. Happy Easter! [...]
Shelter in Place & Poetry for NYC
7 months ago

Shelter in Place & Poetry for NYC

A poem for NYC during lockdown by our Founder, Abbe Sparks & to celebrate Poetry Month with #ShelterinPoetry
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Be Smart Earlier Than Later During COVID-19
7 months ago

Be Smart Earlier Than Later During COVID-19

Wise advice on how to best combat the corona virus pandemic from Governor Andrew Cuomo. Be smart earlier than later is the interpreted Socially Sparked quote of the week.
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Rocker Chants Billy Never Idles in NYC Environmental Campaign
8 months ago

Rocker Chants Billy Never Idles in NYC Environmental Campaign

“Billy never idles, Billy never idles” chants legendary Rocker Billy Idol, who lends his name to NYC in a new campaign to prevent air pollution. NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Idol announced the “The War on Idling” campaign at a rally in front of City Hall this week. The environmental initiative will run throughout the [...]
This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me
8 months ago

This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me

Folk singer songwriter Woody Guthrie’s legendary song ‘This Land Is Your Land’ is still made for you and me as the anthem turns 80 on February 23rd. The folk hero and his timeless song have Socially Sparked® our lives since 1940. There have been many renditions over the decades of Woody’s unofficial classic anthem since [...]
Twofers Returns for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020
9 months ago

Twofers Returns for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020

Twofers return as NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020 begins. From February 10th thru February 23rd, theatre lovers -- New Yorkers and visitors alike -- can seize the opportunity to take in an Off-Broadway show for a steal -- two for one tickets. The twice-yearly program celebrates live theatre at its most spontaneous and intimate. The 11th [...]
Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
9 months ago

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. Today, pizza comes in all shapes, sizes, styles and flavors, making it one of the most versatile food favorites of every age group – from toddler through senior. In honor of National Pizza Day, here’s a bit of trivia on the diversity of the [...]