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All things New York that Socially Sparked® our lives.

9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week
2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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 [...]
Shelter in Place & Poetry for NYC
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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 [...]
The Power of Music Sees the Light of Day
3 years ago

The Power of Music Sees the Light of Day

The Light of Day Foundation and its quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease and the Parkinsonisms (ALS and PSP) begins with the power of music. The power of music to heal is a given. The power of music to raise awareness and funds for a cause -- in this case, for debilitating neuro-degenerative [...]
United They Roar for Women’s Equality +
3 years ago

United They Roar for Women’s Equality +

New decade brings new energy and unity to The Women's March as they rise up and roar in solidarity for their rights. Women around the country and across the globe bonded together to rise up and roar for women's reproductive rights, climate justice and immigration rights. The underlying chant was to get out and vote [...]
United He Laughs: Comedian Yakov Smirnoff Socially Sparked
3 years ago

United He Laughs: Comedian Yakov Smirnoff Socially Sparked

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff and his brand of neutral humor have Socially Sparked® our lives for over four decades. We caught up with the comedian at the APAP NYC conference this week to hear what he’s been up to, catch his APAP Showcase and discover what’s Socially Sparked his life. Russian born iconic comedian Yakov Smirnoff [...]
Here Comes Winter Broadway Week 2 For 1 Tickets
3 years ago

Here Comes Winter Broadway Week 2 For 1 Tickets

Here comes Winter Broadway Week 2-for-1 Tickets in 2020! Beginning January 21st thru February 9th, theater lovers will be able to purchase up to two tickets to select Broadway shows for the price of one! Tickets are on sale now through the official Broadway Week Page. Broadway Week is a bi-annual theater celebration offering discounted [...]
NYC Restaurant Week is a Culinary Mecca
3 years ago

NYC Restaurant Week is a Culinary Mecca

NYC Restaurant Week® is a culinary mecca that is Socially Sparked®. The city's flagship dining program returns this winter from January 21st and runs thru February 9th. Foodies and non-foodies alike will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy over 350 diverse participating restaurants across 45 diverse neighborhoods across all five  boroughs for the next [...]
Curtain Up for JanArtsNYC
3 years ago

Curtain Up for JanArtsNYC

The curtain goes up for JanArtsNYC on New Year's Day and does not come  down until the last day of January. Each year New York City becomes a performing arts mecca all month-long as artists and organizations around the globe trek to the Big Apple to network, perform and book their artistry and shows for [...]
NYE Crystal Ball & NYC Ready to Sparkle
3 years ago

NYE Crystal Ball & NYC Ready to Sparkle

The NYE Crystal Ball and NYC are ready to sparkle atop One Times Square to ring in the new Decade. Each year the Times Square Alliance, NYPD and New York City prepare for millions of visitors converging on the 42nd Street area to celebrate the upcoming year. The iconic New Years Eve Crystal Ball receives [...]