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May Sparks for Arthritis, Mental Health, Moms & More
3 weeks ago

May Sparks for Arthritis, Mental Health, Moms & More

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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
4 weeks 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 [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
1 month ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

The renowned NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival returns LIVE this year after an almost three year hiatus. Here is the 2022 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 [...]
Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
1 month ago

Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Say Cheese and celebrate Grilled Cheese Day. Most everybody loves cheese and the designated day comes at a perfect time. In this era of stay home, mask up, quarantine,  and shelter-in-place due to the global pandemic, more people around the world are turning to comfort food. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in [...]
SPARKS IGNITE FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, JAZZ AND MORE IN APRIL
2 months ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, JAZZ AND MORE IN APRIL

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April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, some still adjusted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. [...]
Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March
3 months ago

Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March

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The world is saluting International Women's Day (IWD) every day of the week in March. Today is the official global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The 2022 campaign theme is Break The Bias. WHY WOMEN ROAR [...]
World Wildlife Day Sparks Global Celebrations
3 months ago

World Wildlife Day Sparks Global Celebrations

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World Wildlife Day takes place annually on March 3rd and sparks global celebrations and UN events stressing the 2022 theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”. The celebrations will seek to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and to drive discussions towards [...]
Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday
3 months ago

Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday

Hats off to Dr. Seuss in honor of his Birthday. This cat in the hat Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- as American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher and artist -- to name a few. Dr. Seuss Day is celebrated each year close to his birthday on March 2nd during Reading [...]
March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
3 months 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.

Women's History Month; (c) Abbe Sparks, Socially Sparked News, LLC

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:

The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.

Women as healers harken back to ancient times. Healing is the personal experience of transcending suffering and transforming it to wholeness. The gift of hope spreads light to the lives of others and reflects a belief in the unlimited possibilities of this and future generations. Together, healing and hope are essential fuels for our dreams and our recovery.

The Women’s History Alliance asks you to celebrate the month by honoring the women in your community that provide healing and promote hope.

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 Women
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: The Sound of My Heart.” 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.

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Try a Little Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Week
3 months ago

Try a Little Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Week

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Try a little kindness: it's Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK WEEK). Everyone can always use a bit of uplifting, especially with so much ugliness in our world. We can't think of a better way to be Socially Sparked® than to cease the DAY! Did you know that being kind or nice to another is [...]
Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
4 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 [...]
Broadway Week Gets Extension for 15 Shows
4 months ago

Broadway Week Gets Extension for 15 Shows

Broadway Week gets an extension for its 2-for-1 Tickets program for 15 shows! Beginning February 13th thru the 27th, theater lovers will still be able to purchase up to two tickets for the price of one for select shows! Tickets are on sale now through the official Broadway Week Page at nycgo.com. . The extended [...]
Staten Island Chuck is the Socially Sparked Groundhog Day Winner
4 months ago

Staten Island Chuck is the Socially Sparked Groundhog Day Winner

Happy Groundhog Day 2022. Traditions are a very important part of our culture and the Groundhog day celebration is no exception. We put our faith in and hope that Spring will come early based on whether the Groundhog sees his shadow or not. February 2nd is National Groundhog Day Every February 2nd the Groundhog takes [...]
Sparks Ignite February Awareness Causes with Love
4 months ago

Sparks Ignite February Awareness Causes with Love

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FEBRUARY AWARENESS SPARKS Sparks ignite February awareness initiatives for many important health and social issues. It is the month for Love, Black History, Heart Disease, and Teen Dating Violence Awareness, to name a few. Holidays this month include Valentine's Day and President's Day. AWARENESS WEEKS this month bring us Burn Awareness Week (2/6-2/12); Random Acts [...]
Restaurant Week Returns to NYC Despite Omicron
4 months ago

Restaurant Week Returns to NYC Despite Omicron

Restaurant Week returns to New York City despite the omicron variant's presence. The city's flagship dining program runs this winter from January 18th thru February 13th. Foodies and non-foodies alike will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy over 500 diverse participating restaurants across all five  boroughs thanks to NYC & Company, who hosts the [...]
Recovery and Remembrance Top the September Sparks
9 months ago

Recovery and Remembrance Top the September Sparks

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Recovery and remembrance top the September sparks this year. It's also the month to raise awareness for suicide prevention, 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 [...]
APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
1 year ago

APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +

April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, all adjusted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 [...]
Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980
1 year ago

Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980

Remembering John Lennon 40 years later. (1940 - 1980). Forty years ago on that fateful day of December 8th, we lost music legend John Lennon to senseless gun violence when he was brutally shot and killed in front of his residence at The Dakota in New York City. John Lennon, 1940 - 1980. Photo taken [...]
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sparks Americans
1 year ago

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sparks Americans

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day sparks Americans with the annual observance of the lives lost in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Today Americans across the country honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago. President Bill Clinton declared [...]