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Join us at this event that to support Queer and Queer-allied artists!  They will be collecticting for the True Colors Fund, an organization that works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves.

The Workers Unite! Film Festival is a non-for-profit organization intended to publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice through student and professional films. This year marks its 4th consecutive year, and will showcase 45 films in 21 days—from May 7th to 27th. Opening night is May 8th at Cinema Village.


The New York City Community Garden Coalition marched the steps of City Hall to protest the lack of transparency and community involvement in issuing an RFQ to developers to build affordable housing on "vacant" lots throughout the 5 boroughs that are actually thriving, active community gardens.


There’s no time like the present to teach kids to respect their environment and be willing to stand up to protect it. Of course, any good environmental education starts at home: parents should always keep in mind that they are role models for their kids, and should act responsibly. 


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I’ve spent my life being an outspoken individual. No mold or in the box life for me! That’s what I thought, until….


I remember how excited I was when Trader Joe's arrived in Manhattan. Wow, now I can shop at a store filled with fresh, innovative bargain-priced items. After first shopping there while visiting California, I remember praying that a branch would open in New York. The staff, signage, décor, labeling and Newsletter were so pretty and perky. Well, my prayers, and those of so many other savvy shoppers was answered. 


PS3 will be hosting it’s very first Holiday Bazaar open to the entire community on Saturday, December 13th, 11am - 4pm. Shop artisanal gifts for the whole family, indulge in delicious baked goods at the PS3 Cafe and dance the day away with music from a live DJ! This is a great way to support local businesses and celebrate PS3 and it’s community.


New Yorkers, come together and join New York City’s charitable, social and fashion communities for its annual Housing Works “Fashion for Action” event. Supported by hundreds of the fashion industry’s most influential designers, the event is an exclusive designer discount sale featuring a curated collection of sought after luxury brands. Proceeds from this charity event will support Housing Works’ youth outreach programming, which provides dedicated HIV-prevention and treatment services for young people living with HIV/AIDS or at-risk of infection.


California made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags set to kick in during the middle of 2015. Beginning in July, large grocery stores, pharmacies and other food retailers in the Golden State will no longer be able to send shoppers home with plastic bags, while convenience markets, liquor stores and other small food retailers will join the ranks a year later.


Zipping on my boots, I left the TV on and chanced on the Queen Latifah Show. I find her very likable­­ charming, and non plastic in presentation or surgery. So, when she began her show with an earnest appeal for us to get our “girls” checked, I sat up and paid attention.


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