Wednesday, June 24, 2009
TD Bank and TD Banknorth are inviting you to "Be a fan"
of Special Olympics, June 1 - July 15!
As part of a national partnership, TD Bank and TD Banknorth are asking their customers to help them raise funds for Special Olympics through a variety of unique and fun ways.
Here are just a few ways you can team up with them to support Special Olympics New York athletes:
- For a $5 donation, you can sport a cool "Be a fan" bracelet - just pick one up at any TD Bank location or TD Banknorth!
- Is all that loose change slowing you down? Take it to TD Bank, have it converted to bills and choose to donate a portion (or maybe all?) of your conversion to Special Olympics.
- Visit www.tdbank.com/beafan and /www.tdbanknorth.com/beafan/ (starting June 1) to make an on-line donation. That's easy !
- Make an in-store donation next time you're in.
- Take part in one of their special in-store, fun events that will benefit Special Olympics. Could be a car wash, a dunk tank, a bake sale, a concert, who knows what they'll come up with? And our athletes will be attending many of these events, so you'll get to meet a hometown hero!
- Have a commercial account with TD Bank? Talk to your account representative about how you can make a donation.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Hunt for Gigantic Chicken Mushrooms
in Forest Park
with naturalist/author "Wildman" Steve Brill
[photos available from "Wildman"]
At 11:45 AM Saturday, Independence Day, July 4, naturalist/author "Wildman" Steve Brill will lead one of his world-famous Wild Food and Ecology Tours of Forest Park. Forest Park's woodlands, cultivated areas, and thickets make it a great place for early summer foraging, and a great place to celebrate Independence Day.
The early summer berries are spectacular here. People can't get enough red, white, or pink mulberries, no matter how many branches we shake over a drop cloth.
The black raspberries that grace the thickets provide another special treat. And if the weather conditions have been favorable, a sweet cherry tree will provide fruit much tastier than any cherries you can buy.
We'll also be finding daylily flowers in bloom. This Asian delicacy, sold in Chinatown as "golden needles," has a sweet, pungent flavor, wonderful in salads and soups, or stuffed.
Wild herbs and vegetables abound in partially sunny areas in the woods and in thickets. We'll be hunting for burdock root, greenbrier, sweet cicely, wood sorrel, field garlic, jewelweed, Asiatic dayflower, lady's thumb, mullein, black birch, and sassafras.
The 4-hour walking tour of Forest Park begins at 11:45 AM, on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, at the stone wall at Union Turnpike and Park Lane, near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook building. The suggested donation is $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12. (Bring exact change). Nobody is ever turned away due to lack of funds.
To attend, call (914) 835-2153 at least 24 hours beforehand and reserve a place. For the 2008 tour calendar and additional info, visit http://www.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Best Bagels in Queens?
I'm seaching for the best & freshest bagel in Queens. I've read about a lot of places that have good or decent bagels, but haven't found many posts about bagels that people LOVE. My personal favorite is Ess A Bagel in Manhattan because of their freshness and doughiness to crispness ratio. Any suggestions would be great!
See the entire thread HERE.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This is not a Kew Gardens Event but one that I am supporting and working with directly with my work with the United Nations Association. We are having big rooftop summer fundraiser party in Greenpoint on June 27. It will be an all day/night event featuring a great exhibition of contemporary Haitian art, music, food, beer, wine, etc. Come support a great cause!
The exhibition will begin at 3:33 on Saturday June 27th 2009 (Herve's 33rd birthday) Summer food on the rooftop grill will be available until 6:30 and after 6:30 Haitian specialties and Caribbean food and appetizers will be served. There will be live music all day and night and the music, food and drinks will go all night long!
Admission is $10 which will include 1 drink ticket and food. There will be a cash bar with plenty of economically priced beer, wine and cocktails as well as some extraordinary and some ordinary hors d'oeuvres. Live music will be going on all day and night inside and out at the CEEFLAT's amazing and huge rooftop lounge which will be open to relax and enjoy the artwork of the CEEFLAT's owners - Kevin Corcoran and Peter Bragino as well as the summertime Manhattan skyline. Remember to get your hand stamped at the door if you come early and want to return in the evening!
Come get engaged. Come Help make a difference in Haiti. Come have fun with us while you do it! ALL proceeds from this event will be supporting our initiatives in education, environment and infrastructure in Haiti. If you are planning on going out this day/night don't go spend money that won't be supporting a great cause, we will have everything you want and every dollar you spend with us supports important work. We need everyone there so don't miss this opportunity to participate in a great cause and an amazing NYC summer party!
The United Nations Association - YPIC - SNY
Herve Sabin (Gaalo)
Pio Pio Riko
(If you would like to become a sponsor or help with sponsorship/donors, please email me at YPICeurope@unasouthernny.org)
More info TBA!!!
RSVP HERE and to YPICeurope@unasouthernny.org
Friday, June 5, 2009
LIVING IN FOREST HILLS: Suburban living in the city
BY PETE DAVIS Thursday, June 4, 2009 10:13 AM EDT
This area is Forest Hills. A diverse community located in central Queens, Forest Hills is an upscale, tranquil, clean neighborhood in the backyard of Manhattan.