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Satisfy your sweet tooth on April 21st, with an afternoon of desserts and drinks to raise awareness and funds for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and support the national non-profit's mission of providing scholarships, education, and career opportunities in the culinary arts to disadvantaged youth. 100% of the proceeds raised at this event will go to C-CAP. 


Please join event sponsor Call to Action - New York and Alex Gibney on April 11th, to support the important work of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).


Lately, the words, 100% Natural has been showing up on grocery shelves, packages and various labeling of products from toilet paper to mouthwash. (both ends covered!) Manufacturers have responded to consumer pressure to purchase healthier products by roping us in with that dubious description, “natural.” Not only that, they use all sorts of catch phrases like, “Kettle Cooked” “As Nature Intended” “Gluten-Free” (on products that couldn't contain gluten if they tried) “Old Fashioned Goodness” even “Trusted Since 19_ _” (as if the original recipe were still being used, which it hardly ever is!).


On Tuesday,  March 26th, BAC presents a panel of legal and insurance professionals, including representatives of Fractured Atlas and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, to explain how artists can best prepare for a potential future disaster like Superstorm Sandy.


There was more than one Joe Gallo in Brooklyn. There was, of course Crazy Joe Gallo, and, there was just Joe Gallo. Not the same guy. Yet, he died the same way. A bullet. In this case a bullet to the back of the head, found leaning back in his Buick where a headrest might be found in today’s cars. GM didn’t offer headrests in those days—or seat belts. Everyone drove at their own risk, until too many people went through the windshield. It was a pre-Ralph Nader world.


A special celebration commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Love Canal crisis in Niagara Falls will be held on March 6th. The event commemorates the victory at Love Canal and acknowledges Lois Gibbs and those who sacrificed so much to protect families from toxic exposures and establish new laws and regulations to create a safer world for all.


Back by popular demand, this convivial Friends of James Beard Benefit onMarch 24th, will bring together a formidable group of chefs from both near and far to prepare the ultimate family-style feast at New York City’s iconic Chelsea Market. More than 250 guests will be seated at 3 long tables to enjoy a family–style meal served by more than 15 chefs, from near and far


I've been dating and sleeping with men under 35 for over 24 years. It all started after my divorce in 1984, which was followed by a two year stint with an “age appropriate” man. After leaving him, I subtracted the 25 years that I was married from my true age – 52 – and began dating guys under 35 exclusively.


There has been much hand wringing over a few “Matters-SoHo” lately. Among these are the difficulties that have arisen over the BID proposed on Broadway that threatens to bring even more tourists to the area, to the consternation of many residents. Councilmember Margaret Chin has finally shown her hand and has come out in support of the BID, something suspected but not known for certain as much waffling had been reported.


Celebrity Reality Stars will join forces on February 9th, at The New York City Fashion Week event The Reality of FASHION, The Reality of AIDS to walk the runway for a first-of-its- kind philanthropic event. The goal of the evening is to raise $300,000+ in funding that will directly benefit AIDS United.


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