Cranksgiving 2017

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Community, Giving Back, Other

Cranksgiving kicked off back when bike messengers were commonplace. The first ever edition of its kind took place in 1999. Since then, this unique fundraising event has evolved into a worldwide movement. Read on to find out just what makes this food drive on two wheels so amazing!

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Vegas Strong Fund Raiser at Prohibition

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Community, Giving Back

The tragedy of October the 1st 2017 in Las Vegas rocked the nation again with the senseless loss of life and the immeasurable sorrow and pain for those families and friends impacted.
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Senior Citizens Day 2017 on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Community, Events, Giving Back, Other

Seniors Citizens Day 2017 is on August 21st.  This is a national day dedicated to the accomplishments of those who are over the age of 60. It’s a special date to celebrate and respect the seniors in our families and communities. Take a look at what the Upper West Side is offering for them and find an activity they can enjoy in their golden years!

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Global Citizen Festival 2017

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Community, Events, Giving Back, Music, Other

Global Citizen Festival 2017 takes place on September 23 on the Great Lawn in Central Park.

The Global Citizen Festival is a one-of-a-kind charity concert that’s all about making a difference in the world. The festival brings together artists and leaders that want to deliver a message of hope in the face of poverty. Read more about it below and find out how you can use your voice to take action.

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Playground Pups: The Upper West Side’s Premiere Dog Facility

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Community, Convenience Services, Convenience Services, Family, Giving Back, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other, pets, Pets

Playground Pups, A “neighborhood hangout for your dog” has rapidly become the top choice of daycare facilities for many of the Upper West Side’s dogs.  The staff are experts in treating our furry friends with the love and affection that they deserve. The facility is now offering a free introductory half-day to all dogs who are at least 4 months old. Read below to find out what makes Playground Pups such a treat to dogs and dog lovers alike. Paws up!

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LGBT Showcase Fundraiser at Stand Up NY

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Community, Events, Giving Back, Other, Theater

Come to Stand Up NY on June 29th to commemorate the victims of the tragic Orlando shooting and help raise money for a solemn cause. The iconic comedy club will be hosting a special event showing support towards the LGBT community in the New York area after the events that took place in Orlando on June 12th. Check out the lineup of comedians performing for this special event by reading below.

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Volunteering on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Community, Giving Back, Other

Even though our work schedules keep us busy, setting aside a few hours every week to voluntcan make a positive impact in our lives and the lives of others. Volunteering is a great way of giving back to the community and feeling connected to others who share the same passions towards a certain cause. Here are some opportunities for volunteering on the Upper West Side. 

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Earth Day on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Community, Events, Giving Back, Other

Get excited for Earth Day on the Upper West Side! Each year, Earth Day unites us as one global community to take a stance towards building a future where clean air is the norm and carbon emissions are drastically reduced. It’s easy to take for granted the two beautiful green zones that border the West Side. On any given day we can catch some rays on Central Park, experience a moment of peace in Septuagesimo Uno or another one of our wonderful community gardens, or jog along beautiful Riverside Park. Even though New York is one of the greenest cities in the world, there are many ways in which we can reduce our own carbon footprints. Learn about what you can do by reading below.

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Give Hope Walk

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Children, Community, Events, Family, Giving Back, Other

Each year, more than 12,500 children are diagnosed with cancer making it the number one killer disease amongst infants. Even though there have been significant research advancements, a cure has yet to be found and there’s still a lot of work left do. On April 17, you have the opportunity to help stop the diagnosis of this disease by joining the annual Give Hope Walk. The event will take place in scenic Riverside Park and is founded by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

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A Big Win for Small Business

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in Children, Community, Events, Family, Giving Back, Hardware Stores, Hardware Stores, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other

If you live on the Upper West Side, chances are you’ve already been to Beacon Paint & Hardware. Although people know Beacon Paint for their wide selection of plumbing and electrical supplies, lighting, air conditioning, fans, heaters, tools and paint color-matching services, people love them for their A+ customer service. Beacon Paint treats their customers as neighbors, not numbers, and that’s why this family-run small business has been winning ever since it opened its doors.

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