After their inaugural year saw over 80 guests, moving panel discussions and lively music, the Black Authors Festival at Sag Harbor is in the works for a second year. The event, recently named one of USA Today’s top 10 best new festivals, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the same venue as last
(Exclusive) Girls Who Brunch Tour Comes to New York For the First Time at Wyandanch Memorial High School
The season of giving may be over, but Dr. Ni’Cola Mitchell, founder of the Girls Who Brunch Tour, has found a way to give back in a meaningful way through her nonprofit all year ’round. “I’ve 100% grown with Girls Who Brunch, so I know any girl that comes definitely can and will,” said 17-year-old
During minority business week on Oct. 11, the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce hosted their inaugural Salute to Black Media Awards Night. The historic event happened at the Lorraine Gregory Communications studio and marketing office in Edgewood. “At the chamber, our organization can be a catalyst to stimulate the growth of Black Media
During Indigenous People’s Day, Native traditions are proudly on full display. NPR reported that the very idea of Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed in 1977 at a United Nations conference. Years later, Indigenous Peoples’ Day was then first celebrated in South Dakota in 1990. In 2021, President Joe Biden’s administration issued a proclamation declaring
Hispanic Heritage Month began as a way to observe Hispanic culture and traditions. Starting as a week in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, it was extended to 30 days in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. Here are a few things Long Island residents can partake in during the annual month-long celebration to honor and
National Black Business Month is here and a large chunk of those business owners, are authors, who have don’t always have the easiest time getting their book out there. This is the mission of the first ever Black Authors Festival at Sag Harbor! Taking place at the Breakwater Yacht Club on Saturday, Aug. 19 starting
Eid al-Adha, one of the most important events in the Islamic Calendar, is a three-day celebration most likely to begin on June 28, as per Al Jazeera. The celebration commemorates the willingness of prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail, to Allah, as told in the Quran. The story is also told in Judaism and
On June 4, the town of Babylon Village held its fourth annual Pride parade, celebrating the local diversity and allowing LGBTQ+ Long Islanders to express themselves. The festivities started on Deer Park Ave. at noon, but the parade itself started at 3 p.m. An after party was held at 6.p.m. at Mary Carroll’s, a bar
It is the beginning of May and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! May was chosen specifically to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Chinese immigrants mainly worked on this railroad. This month also commemorates the first arrival of Japanese immigrants to the U.S., which began
How Do You Build Confidence as a Woman in a Man’s World? Trailblazers Share their Advice During Girl Scouts of Suffolk’s 2023 Making an Impact Breakfast
Girl Scouts is a 111-year-old organization created with the goal of encouraging girls “to embrace their unique strengths.” A century later, the organization and its branches like Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, which formed in 1968, continue this mission, exposing girls to an unlimited number of career paths, especially ones that have traditionally and statistically
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