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New York City Socially Sparked®. All things New York City (NYC) that Socially Sparked our lives including advocacy, entertainment, music, the performing arts and technology.

July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, Reggae +
2 weeks 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 usually the month of Fireworks, Parades, Music, Festivals and Picnics. Many of these events are going virtual due to the global pandemic. Still plenty to be happy about and [...]
Virtual Relief Benefit: Rise Up New York
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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Rocker Chants Billy Never Idles in NYC Environmental Campaign
5 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 [...]
Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
5 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 [...]
The Power of Music Sees the Light of Day
6 months 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 +
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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 [...]
Curtain Up for JanArtsNYC
6 months 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 [...]
Cassandra Kubinski Soars as a Pop Artist with a Purpose
7 months ago

Cassandra Kubinski Soars as a Pop Artist with a Purpose

To say that millennial Cassandra Kubinski is a pop artist with a purpose is the  understatement of the year. She is a multi-talented artist, actress, singer-songwriter, vocalist, philanthropist, activist and board member who has already Socially Sparked® our lives. Cassandra is most definitely a next generation leader. A percentage of the sales of this song [...]
Tiffany Rea-Fisher Ignites The Force for Dance
7 months ago

Tiffany Rea-Fisher Ignites The Force for Dance

Creative Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher ignites the Force in everything she touches. From choreographing for her company Elisa Monte Dance and for Classical Theater of Harlem to curating New York City’s Bryant Park Dance Festival to creating a new work in 2020 for Dance Theater of Harlem, Tiffany is the Force that has Socially Sparked® our [...]
She’s an American Girl Now
7 months ago

She’s an American Girl Now

First cousins: 22-year-old cousin #2 and five-year-old cousin #1 are American Girl's Now & Forever. She's an American Girl Now is the story of two first cousins ages eight and 25 years old who proudly shared their American Girl Doll (AGD) experience with Socially Sparked News. in 2016. Today, they are still joined at the hip [...]
Let There Be Music Sweet Emerging Music Says Mondo NYC
9 months ago

Let There Be Music Sweet Emerging Music Says Mondo NYC

Let there be music, sweet emerging music says Mondo NYC at its fourth annual music and tech conference. This year’s outing took place by day in Brooklyn at The Williamsburg Hotel featuring inspiring speakers, panels and breakout sessions; by night, in music venues throughout lower Manhattan and Brooklyn showcasing emerging artists. EMERGING ARTISTS FROM AROUND [...]
Mondo NYC Ignites Sparks in Hip Williamsburg
9 months ago

Mondo NYC Ignites Sparks in Hip Williamsburg

Mondo NYC ignites sparks in hip Williamsburg this week from October 15 thru 18.  The Brooklyn conference brings emerging music and frontier technology center stage mixed in with fireside chats, over 100 panels, workshops and, of course, music showcases laced throughout the big Apple and Brooklyn. Mondo NYC will be held daytime at the Williamsburg [...]
Prestigious New York Film Festival Returns for 57th Year
10 months ago

Prestigious New York Film Festival Returns for 57th Year

The Prestigious New York Film Festival (NYFF) returns for its 57th year on September 27th and runs thru October 13, 2019.  NYFF is one of the longest-running and most prestigious festivals in the United States and a centerpiece of New York Culture since 1963. The 57th edition will introduce new cinematic works from around the [...]
Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month
10 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 [...]
NYC Off-Broadway Week Fall 2019 Begins September 23
10 months ago

NYC Off-Broadway Week Fall 2019 Begins September 23

NYC Off-Broadway Week Fall 2019 begins September 23. Also known as '2-For-1 Tickets,'OBWF runs from September 23rd thru October 6th, Theatre lovers, New Yorkers and visitors alike can seize the opportunity to take in an Off-Broadway show for a steal -- at two-for-one tickets (2-For-1)! The bi-annual Promotion offers more than 30 unique Off-Broadway productions [...]