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Rockefeller Tree Lighting Sparks Holiday Season
6 months ago

Rockefeller Tree Lighting Sparks Holiday Season

The iconic Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony sparks the Holiday Season for the 87th year on December 4th, 2019. This year’s tree stems from New York's Orange County -- a Norway spruce -- 77 feet tall, weighing 14 Tons. Nearly 50,000 multi-colored LED lights adorn the giant spruce crowned with the iconic Swarovski Star.  Free and [...]
Nostalgic Power and Toys ‘R Us’ Return
6 months ago

Nostalgic Power and Toys ‘R Us’ Return

Nostalgic power and Toys R Us' return to glory. Yes, it's true. The toy retailer officially opened it's first brick and mortar store last week in New Jersey, with more on the way. Houston is slated next. It was only last year that we bid adieu to the ‘80s iconic toy store. You heard it [...]
December Sparks Shine on Aids & Human Rights
6 months ago

December Sparks Shine on Aids & Human Rights

December sparks shine on World Aids, Human Rights and Hope. It’s a magical month of the Festival of Lights -- filled with joy, hope, renewal and holiday cheer. The month of December is Socially Sparked®. Here are the highlights. WORLD AIDS DAY 2019 – Every December 1st, the world bands together to unite in the [...]
‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping
6 months ago

‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping

'Tis the season to get shopping. Thanksgiving marks the start of the shopping and giving season with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. It's the ideal time to get Socially Sparked® for the holidays. SOCIALLY SPARKED SHOPPING DAYS BLACK FRIDAY kicks it all off with deals at every retail store large [...]
Have a Socially Sparked Thanksgiving Holiday
6 months ago

Have a Socially Sparked Thanksgiving Holiday

Have a Socially Sparked® Thanksgiving Holiday! We at Socially Sparked News are thankful to our readers who have Socially Sparked our world this year!

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October Hails Women Small Business Owners
7 months ago

October Hails Women Small Business Owners

October hails women small business owners during National Women's Small Business Month. It’s a time to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of female entrepreneurs and to recognize the vital role they play in our economy. THE CHANGING FACE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy. More than [...]
Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month
8 months ago

Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month

Autumn sparks the annual Hispanic Heritage Month! It's that time of year where we recognize the important contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Every September 15th to October 15th we celebrate their heritage and culture. Every year since 1968 from September 15th thru October 15th we celebrate Hispanic and Latino [...]
Feast of San Genarro Returns to Little Italy
9 months ago

Feast of San Genarro Returns to Little Italy

The Feast of San Genarro returns to Little Italy, New York City and will run from September 12th through the 22nd. The annual festival runs along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston.  2019 marks 93 years of celebrating the Patron Saint -- which began in 1926 as a one day event. Inaugural day of the [...]
New York City Now a Pop-Up Kinda’ Town
9 months ago

New York City Now a Pop-Up Kinda’ Town

New York City is now a pop-up kinda’ town.  The Bronx may be up and the Battery is definitely down, but everything’s coming up pop-ups. The most recent is the giant Saks Fifth Avenue fashion-adorned Carousel in Rockefeller Plaza. The Carousel Pop-Up is located directly across from the Flagship Saks at Rockefeller Plaza and will [...]
TV’s Parks and Recreation Pops Up in Chicago
9 months ago

TV’s Parks and Recreation Pops Up in Chicago

TV’s Parks and Recreation Show pops-up in Chicago today in the form of a north side bar’s transformation into a themed pop-up of the iconic sitcom. NBC’s hit show may be over, but the gang from Pawnee, Indiana is not. Fans will now be able to hang out with Leslie Knoepe and the gang at [...]
Friends 25 Pop-Up Arrives in New York
9 months ago

Friends 25 Pop-Up Arrives in New York

An immersive Friends 25 Pop-Up Experience arrives in New York City next week to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the iconic television series. While tickets for "The One With The Pop-Up in Manhattan" may have sold out in two hours, there are still many other ways super Friends' fans can experience the celebration first-hand. Kicking [...]
The Marvelous Miles Davis Gets Way Cool Biopic
9 months ago

The Marvelous Miles Davis Gets Way Cool Biopic

The marvelous Miles Davis finally gets a way cool biopic that exhumes the truth about the legendary man of jazz and more. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool directed by Emmy Award-winning Director Stanley Nelson tells the true tale behind the music and legacy of the renowned horn player and composer who Socially Sparked® our [...]
Make Beautiful Music is Our Reply to Violence: Quote of the Week
9 months ago

Make Beautiful Music is Our Reply to Violence: Quote of the Week

Make music more intensely and more beautifully as a response to violence is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week by American Composer/Conductor Leonard Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein has Socially Sparked® the world over. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim as a composer, conductor, author, educator, [...]
Here Comes the Missy Elliot Pop Up Museum
9 months ago

Here Comes the Missy Elliot Pop Up Museum

Here comes the Missy Elliott pop-up museum to delight fans with the ultimate interactive experience. In advance of Monday's Video Music Awards (VMAs), Pepsi and MTV are presenting a weekend-long experiential "Pop-Up Museum of Missy Elliott."  The weekend events are in celebration of the VMAs and its Honoree -- Missy Elliott -- who will receive [...]
Saluting Jazz’ Legendary Bird Charlie Parker
10 months ago

Saluting Jazz’ Legendary Bird Charlie Parker

Saluting jazz' legendary Bird, Charlie Parker in style. This weekend, the New York City Parks Foundation brings us the return of The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Now in its 27th year, the summer festival  is a vibrant and free celebration of jazz in New York that annually brings together storied, veteran players and the next [...]
Uptown Eateries Shine During Harlem Restaurant Week
10 months ago

Uptown Eateries Shine During Harlem Restaurant Week

Uptown eateries shine during Harlem Restaurant Week in New York City. The 'Uptown Feast' as it is known runs from August 19th thru September 1st. There are over 40 participating restaurants. Harlem Restaurant Week is an exciting collaboration among the organizers of Harlem's most successful culinary themed events. Over 40 neighborhood restaurants and night spots [...]
Spirit of Woodstock Lives On 50 Years Later
10 months ago

Spirit of Woodstock Lives On 50 Years Later

The spirit of Woodstock lives on 50 years later and in perpetuity as people around the world celebrate the infamous three day music festival’s Anniversary. Despite several failed attempts to recreate the 1969 mega arts and music event, the old adage holds true: “you can’t keep a good thing down.” Or, in this case, a [...]
July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, Reggae +
2 years ago

July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, Reggae +

July Sparks celebrations for Independence Days in countries of Canada, United States of America and France; Reggae Day in Jamaica and Nelson Mandela Day worldwide. It’s the month of Fireworks, Parades, Music, Festivals and Picnics. Plenty to be happy about and get Socialy Sparked in July. Here are highlights of things to do around the [...]
June Sun Shines on Safety, Pride, Environment and More
2 years ago

June Sun Shines on Safety, Pride, Environment and More

June sun shines awareness on Safety, LGBTQ Pride, the Environment, Summerfests and more worthwhile causes and fun events. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of Summer, Fathers, Hunger and festivals galore. Here are five top June Events to know. IN THE SUNLIGHT >NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH -- Every June, the National Safety Council [...]
Parade of Ships on New York’s Waters for FLEET WEEK
2 years ago

Parade of Ships on New York’s Waters for FLEET WEEK

The Parade of Ships on New York's Waters kicks off the 30th anniversary of Fleet Week NY on Wednesday. Fourteen ships entered New York's Hudson River Harbor this morning on their way to dock for seven days. Now in its 30th year, FWNY is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It provides citizens [...]