As Coney Island digs itself out from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
there is still much work to be done.
Coney Island USA is a not-for-profit corporation based in the amusement
park area of the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn New York. In
existence since 1980, Coney Island USA has developed and produces
a number of different programs including some of New York City’s best loved summer programming,
such as the Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. Coney
Island USA also operates the Coney Island Museum and produces Ask the
Experts, Burlesque at the Beach, the Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle
Festival, Creepshow at the Freakshow, and the Coney Island Sideshow
School. Coney Island USA also produces the Coney Island Film Society and
the Coney Island
Film Festival in association with indiefilmpage.com
Please make a tax deductible donation and help Coney Island USA
keep these vital programs alive by clicking the image below:
Click here to see some of the clean up effort:
If you have not seen the damage done at Coney Island by Sandy
Brooklyn Vegan has some amazing photos:
For Kids Impacted By Hurricane Sandy
Brooklyn-based "kid rock" favorites, City Stomp Live and Suzi
Shelton, joining together for the first time
WHAT: Family concert to benefit the youngest victims of
Dec. 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm
WHERE: Littlefield, Brooklyn.622 Degraw Street, between
Third and Fourth Avenues in Brooklyn.
proceeds will go to K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), a non-profit
organization bringing new products such as diapers, clothing and toys, to
children and teens impacted by poverty and tragedy such as Hurricane Sandy.
HOW: Advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are $12 for individuals aged 2
and older, or $15 at the door. To
order tickets, visit http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/164219/.
INFO & TICKETS: www.citystompmusic.com
More on WHO:
Nominated by Nick Jr. and Go City kids as one of the city's
top music programs, City Stomp Live at Dizzy's on Fifth was named Best Place to
Rock Out While Having Dinner by Time Out New York Kids last month. Comprised of five veteran musicians,
several of whom teach the City Stomp music classes held in multiple locations
around Brooklyn, City Stomp is known for its rock versions of children's
classic melodies and songs that celebrate the sights and sounds of New York
City. Concerts and classes often
weave in locally influenced cultural music -- Jewish folk music, Latin,
Caribbean, Irish -- children might hear in the city.
Suzi Shelton http://www.suzishelton.com/
Accompanied by her own guitar and percussionist Abby Levin,
Shelton will play her original and classic pop-folk music with lyrics that
range from silly to serious and feature characters such as sleeping lions,
juicy jellyfish and slithering snakes.
Popular with parents and kids alike, her expressive vocals have
entertained at the White House Easter Egg Roll and Tree Lighting ceremony at
Lincoln Center. Her CDs and DVD
have won awards from Kids First, Nappa, Children's Music Web and Parent's Choice.
Hardest hit Areas of New York include Staten Island,
The Rockaways and Red Hook Brooklyn
Many of you have seen the devastation of hurricane Sandy and wondered what you can do to help.
The sites below make it easy to donate but you can also find opportunities to volunteer. Often
each area has something specific it needs and those needs change daily. You can also keep
up with those ever changing needs and also track the progress being made.
DenTek Tooth Fairies Kick off National College Tour at UT-Knoxville
National social campaign promotes healthy oral care for college students
We love tutus for great causes at Tutulootu's.
DenTek Tooth Fairies will continue visiting campuses throughout October
from New York to California, passing out free floss pick samples to
students, including some with randomly placed “golden tickets” to win
larger DenTek sample packs.
There is also a chance to win one $100 VISA gift card per campus, by
posting a photo with the Tooth Fairies on DenTek’s Facebook page.
Following the Oct. 1-2 kick-off at the University of Tennessee, the
Tooth Fairies will continue the College Tour with campus stops at Ohio
State University Oct. 4-5; New York University Oct. 9-11; Texas A&M
Oct. 16-17; UCLA Oct. 22-23; and UC Berkeley Oct. 25-26.
“DenTek’s National Tooth Fairy College Tour is just one way to create
awareness for people of all ages to take their oral health seriously by
going beyond brushing,” says Charlotte Havely, director of marketing.
“Great oral care habits give a lifetime of rewards, from a healthy,
beautiful smile to cost savings on expensive dental work.”
DenTek is a national leader in oral care products found in retail
stores nationwide, such as Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger and
DenTek focuses on providing innovative consumer oral care products
with a product base that includes floss picks, interdental brush
cleaners, dental guards for nighttime bruxism, whitening, disposable
dental picks, braces care, breath remedies and dental repair.
This is not Tutu related, just a proud papa showing off...
My 9 year old son is a huge Lego fan; a Ninjago fan and is learning to play violin.
After a bit of struggle he was able to figure out how to play the Ninjago Theme Song.
He asked, "How many hits on Youtube do you think I will get?"
Adrian Chen of Gawker In A Tutu With A Shoe On His Head
The hacking group know as Anonymous said they would grant an interview to Adrian Chen
from the blog Gawker if he were to post an image of himself wearing a tutu and a shoe on his head.
Anonymous recently claimed to have stolen 12 million Apple device IDs from an FBI cybersecurity
agent's laptop. If this claim is true millions of peoples privacy may be exposed. The FBI claims
that Anonymous has lied about the data coming from them.
Apparently Anonymous has targeted Chen because of his disbelief of a claim that Anonymous
has access to every database in the united States. Now that the photo has been posted, Chen
is waiting to to see if Anonymous will hold up their end of the bargain and grant the interview.
Adrian can be reached here: Adrian@gawker.com, and on Twitter at @AdrianChen
if any Anonymous hackers and/or journalism prize committees would like to chat with him.
Master Tutu Maker Jean Lamprell To Teach Tutu Design Course
Jean Lamprell's career started with The Royal Shakespeare Company's summer productions.
She went on to work at the Royal Opera House in London designing costumes for both Ballet and Opera.
After moving to New York she began designing for Broadway shows, operas, ballets, TV and Film.
While in New York she attended The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Returning to England she started her own theatrical costumes company refining her skills as a tutu designer. Her work has been seen in Giselle for London Festival Ballet, Swan
Lake for the Royal Ballet, David Hockney’s Rake’s Progress for the
Glyndebourne Opera and Sleeping Beauty for the Washington Ballet.
She now conducts Seminars and master classes and work shops on tutu design and construction in
the U.S., Japan and Canada. This fall she will be teaching the class "The Classical Tutu" at The School of Fashion at The Academy of Art University.