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  Bang On!NYC will be hosting Elements Lakewood Camping Music & Arts Festival in Northeast Pennsylvania May 26-28 2017. The 3-day music festival will feature your favorite musicians and producers across 4 ‘Elemental’ themed stages and 3 indoor late night stages. There will be endless stimulating activities from an interactive theater, art installations, a roller skating rink, a pirate ship you can hail across the lake, and more. At night make sure to bring your own instrument and howl at the moon around the fire jam. No...
“Remember that a ball-room is a school of politeness, and therefore let your whole conduct be influenced by that strict regard to Etiquette such a place requires.”- Etiquette for Gentleman; or the Principles of True Politeness, 1852. Not every man who attended a ball during the nineteenth century did so with a lady on his arm. Some attendees were young, single gentlemen. For them, a ball was the perfect place to practice their dancing, polish their conversation skills, and meet eligible young ladies. It was also...
The time is almost upon us for the annual Summer, Sex and Spirits bash! Join the Planned Parenthood NYC Action Fund Activist Council at 8pm on Tuesday, June 27th at Broad Street Ballroom to party in the name of women's health. The event features music from Hudson Horns, an open bar, naughty balloon art by Mistress B, The Self Portrait Project and a silent auction and raffle featuring some of NYC's finest.  Raffle and silent auction include items from Bindle and Keep, Let there be neon, IFC...
Growing up, my mother was a lot of things for me: Loving. Stern. A role model. A disciplinarian. A sage source of romantic wisdom? Not so much. Dating advice was bypassed in favor of legal advice (my mom is a lawyer), and practicality and independence were held at a premium. Her advice on men often came as more of a warning than a guide. She had strict notions of what I should strive to achieve in my life: First comes college, then comes a career...
On Thursday, May 4th, feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sat down with New York Times editorial director of books Radhika Jones for a TimesTalk at New York's Florence Gould Hall that included discussion of her latest book, Dear Ijeawele, Or, A Feminist Manifesto In 15 Suggestions. In a wide-ranging conversation, Adichie talked about growing up in Nigeria, the books she read as a child, the difference between sexism in the United States and Nigeria, what surprised her about having her own daughter, the drawbacks of being...
  Minnesota teen and rising Harvard freshman Priscilla Samey accepted a promposal which came in the form of a Harvard admissions packet. She captioned her tweet, which currently has 126,000 likes, with, “Couldn’t find a man to accept me for prom so I took a college that did.”  According to her Twitter, Priscilla also earned admission to Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, and UPenn, but clearly, she has a favorite. Priscilla’s accomplishments are a big deal, and taking the opportunity to celebrate her academic success is definitely more important...
After recently meeting my birth family in Colombia, South America there are a few things I wish I had considered beforehand. To anyone who is also on this journey I hope this may provide you with some insight to the beautiful scary journey ahead. No matter what happens remember you can make your own family blood or not.   1. Throw away the fantasy. I couldn't tell you how many hours I had spent dreaming about my birth mother, creating fantasies of what she may be like and...
Coney Island’s 35th annual Mermaid Parade is coming up again, and this year they’ve got a kick-ass king and queen. Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein will join this year's parade at office Queen Mermaid and King Neptune _ the highest honor the parade has to offer. Beginning at 1pm on June 17tg, the parade starts at the corner of West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, makes its way through the boardwalk and ends at Steeplechase Plaza. The procession is a yearly tradition that celebrates mythology,...
We're all about that #roséallday life. And a new book celebrating all the thing we love about our favorite pink wine, Drink Pink: A Celebration Of Rosé, makes us want to drink up even more. Written by sommelier Victoria James with beautiful illustrations by Lyle Railsback, Drink Pink covers the history, process of making, and cultural appeal of rosé — and argues that drinkers should enjoy it all year round (we're in). But best of all is the recipes — both for cocktails and food that use rosé....
For a limited time (now through May 3!) get this awesome Mother's Day collaboration with BUST vender Julie Mollo and LINGER, and receive a copy of BUST Magazine! In celebration of Mother's Day, this Julie Mollo sparkle MOM clutch is coming together with LINGER, the fragrance primer that makes your favorite scent last longer, to make mom so happy on her special day. This awesome gift set for mom will also include a copy of BUST and a surprise fragrance sample!  Now through Wednesday, May 3. You can pick...
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