Tag Archives: New York News

Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013′s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote [...]

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United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

New York, N.Y.  Orphaned children–especially in poor countries–face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunity to obtain an education or training that would enable them to become independent, contributing members of their society. Many organizations work to offer hope. This fall, two groups are collaborating for the [...]

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Possibility of Museum on NYC’s ‘New’ Roosevelt Island

New York, N.Y.  Not often does an important new museum open in New York City. One is possible now because the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant is about to be decommissioned. This plant supplies energy to the two long-term care hospitals on Roosevelt Island, one of which will combine with the other as the new $2 [...]

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Update: Nobel Winner Mario Vargas Llosa Unveils New Novel

UPDATE:  Nobel-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa is unveiling his new novel, titled The Discreet Hero and set in his native Peru. The novel revisits two influential cities in Mario’s past, the Peruvian capital Lima and the small northwestern city of Piura. Mario told reporters Wednesday that the plot centers on a small business owner from Piura who [...]

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One Year Ago: Operatic Incubator Celebrates Excellence

New York, N.Y.  In the opulent setting of the Grand Ball Room of the Essex House, several hundred glitterati gathered to toast the leadership of David Bender and Barbara Meister Bender — and bask in the musical brilliance of 10 years of operatic talent.  One decade old, the non-profit organization they founded, Career Bridges, already [...]

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NYC Gay Pride Parade 2011 Unlike Others: Marriage

New York, NY. A sea change in New York  Although I have attended the NYC Pride Parade since 1983 – many as a marshal – this one was different. As the lesbian on motorcycles thundered into view down Fifth Avenue I did something I had not done in 28 years. I burst into tears. After [...]

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Surprise at Tribeca Festival: Best Film on Haiti Ever

New York, NY. Sitting through the world premiere of When the Drum is Beating at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, I thought to myself, at last: the definitive movie on the real Haiti. The red carpet was far from the abject poverty that is much of Haiti, but the quiet dignity and strength of [...]

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Gay Community’s Rosa Parks Faces Death, Impoverished, Alone

New York, NY. I know dementia. My father and grandmother both died with it. But they had both resources and families to protect them – and neither were living cultural and historical treasures. None of which can be said for the civil rights activist who probably threw the first punch in the Stonewall Riot that [...]

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Pomona Cultural Center Presents Multimedia Arts Exhibition in New York

No Surprise: Russia Vetoes Resolution on Ukraine

Senator Blumenthal Speaks Out On Human Trafficking

Deadly Attacks on Gays: Cameroon LGBT Center Closed, May Re-Open

Anglican Church Leaders Speak on Anti-Gay Laws in Africa

Peter Yarrow: My Last Visit With Pete Seeger