Image

Socially Sparked

SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL
3 weeks ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL

By  •  Advocacy
April sparks spotlight poetry, jazz, alcoholism, autism and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives. Sparks also electrify awareness for the environment, sexual assault, child abuse and distracted driving. Designated days include Earth Day, World Health Day and Walking Day, to name just a few. Here’s a topline of April’s finest. NATIONAL POETRY [...]
‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping
5 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 [...]
November Sparks Hope for the Giving Month
6 months ago

November Sparks Hope for the Giving Month

By  •  Advocacy

November is the giving month and ignites hope for change and awareness for many important causes. Giving thanks, giving kindness and giving aid become uber important this month as the …
Read More

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day
8 months ago

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day

Slice through the cheese and pie up with your favorite style of pizza in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day. Each year on September 5th we celebrate the original Pizza Pie topping with its oozing melted cheese to kick-off the Fall season. Cheese Pizza has Socially Sparked® our lives for over a century in the [...]
Recovery and Suicide Prevention Top the September Sparks
8 months ago

Recovery and Suicide Prevention Top the September Sparks

By  •  Advocacy
Recovery and suicide prevention top the September sparks this year. It's also the month to raise awareness for food safety, cancer and many more important health and social initiatives. The return to fall starts an active calendar of monthly and weekly campaigns designed to make an impact for progress, prevention and finding cures. Topping our [...]
The World Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Humanitarian Day
8 months ago

The World Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Humanitarian Day

The world celebrates the 20th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day by paying tribute to colleagues who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to honor the thousands of aid workers who continue to provide much needed support to people suffering from conflicts or disasters across the world. Twenty years ago, on August 19, 2003, [...]
Pucker Up for National Lipstick Day
9 months ago

Pucker Up for National Lipstick Day

Pucker up those lips today to show off your favorite shade of lipstick in honor of National Lipstick Day!  This holiday was first created in the 1940s to celebrate the power and beauty of lipstick. We share some fast facts on the history of lipstick and  five ways to honor the day beautifying your lips. [...]
The World Leaves Their Hearts with Tony Bennett
9 months ago

The World Leaves Their Hearts with Tony Bennett

The world leaves their heart with Great American Songbook crooner Tony Bennett who died Friday at 96 years old. His devotion to performing and preserving the American standards spans decades and touched people of many generations. In honor of Mr Bennett we share our 2016 feature on the man, the crooner, author and activist who [...]
Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy
10 months ago

Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy

This Father's Day we share one of our most beloved feature interviews with one of the world's most beloved musicians and a family's beloved dad -- gone too soon -- Jim Rodford, Bassist. This interview with Abbe Sparks turned out to be one of his last and is now included in the book "Jim Rodford [...]
Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 on its Anniversary
12 months ago

Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 on its Anniversary

If there was ever a cultural moment that forever Socially Sparked® our lives it was when the infamous NYC nightclub Studio 54 opened its doors. To commemorate the iconic club’s anniversary today, we take a look back and flash forward to present day with our feature of a then 5-year-old nightclub on Manhattan's Upper East Side [...]
Easter Sunday Stylish Fashion Socially Sparked®
1 year ago

Easter Sunday Stylish Fashion Socially Sparked®

The renowned NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival returns in spectacular fashion. Here is the 2023 scoop on where to see the Parade, best bonnets and festivities. The New York City tradition goes back to the 1870s. Starting at10am and continuing until 4pm, the parade will march north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to [...]
Let’s Move for National Walking Day
1 year ago

Let’s Move for National Walking Day

By  •  Advocacy

Let’s move for National Walking Day, held annually the first Wednesday in April. The American Heart Association sponsors this movement as part of April’s Physical Activity Month.

Whether exercise is …
Read More

March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
1 year ago

March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +

March sparks ignite for Women’s History, Music Education, Brain Injury, Nutrition and a host of other important health, education and social causes this month.

March sparks for women. Top: Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jovita Idar, Maya Angelou Middle: Gerda Lerner, Gloria Steinem, Winona La Duke, Lillian Hellman Bottom: Betty Soskin, Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, Marjory Stoneman Douglas
March sparks for Women's History Month

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Women’s History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme: “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”

Throughout 2023, the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) will encourage recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. The timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

March sparks for women

While the concept began in the 1970s, it wasn’t until 1980 when President Jimmy Carter declared a proclamation. By 1987, the advocacy efforts came to fruition when Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: March 8th is the annual INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY — A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Socially Sparked News will have more details on the upcoming March 8th events leading up to the Day, so stay tuned.

March sparks for Music in Our Schools Month®
March is Music in Our Schools Month®

MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH

Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®) is the annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. This year’s theme is “Music is All of Us.”

This Socially Sparked® theme seems very appropriate as music is what has helped many of us through the pandemic. More importantly, music has helped students, school, and community. And, music will continue to be the thing that gets us all through the days ahead.  MIOSM is organized by National Association for Music Education (NAFME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations and the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.

Read More

October Sparks Spotlight Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention and More
2 years ago

October Sparks Spotlight Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention and More

By  •  Advocacy
Halloween and most all events will go on in person this October! October sparks awareness for Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, Drug Safety Education, Breast Cancer and many other important health and social issues that plague our society. It's also the time for Fall fun activities as apple and pumpkin picking and trick or treating for [...]
Nelson Mandela  Socially Sparked Our Lives
2 years ago

Nelson Mandela Socially Sparked Our Lives

NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY – JULY 18 each year celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day to spotlight the legacy of a great statesman, a fierce advocate for equality and the founding father of peace in South Africa. Born on this day in 1918, this is the eighth annual Nelson Mandela International Day. The Day was inspired [...]
May Sparks for Arthritis, Mental Health, Moms & More
2 years ago

May Sparks for Arthritis, Mental Health, Moms & More

By  •  Advocacy
May brings sparks for moms, arthritis, mental health and a host of other worthy health, education and social causes. We can celebrate many of these holidays and campaigns in person once again this year as we return to the "new" normal. The world has become masters of digital and so will the festivities as many [...]
Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 for its 45th Anniversary
2 years ago

Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 for its 45th Anniversary

If there was ever a cultural moment that forever Socially Sparked® our lives it was when the infamous NYC nightclub Studio 54 opened its doors. To commemorate the iconic club’s 45th anniversary today, we take a look back and flash forward to present day and a 5-year-old nightclub on Manhattan's Upper East Side that glorifies that [...]