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Need to Know: All the Events Earth Day Initiative is Hosting This Month

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Earth Day Initiative
Credit: Earth Day Initiative

Earth Day Initiative, a non-profit that promotes environmental awareness and solutions through partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses and governments, announced the expansion of its Do Just 1 Thing campaign leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 with several community solar projects in NYC.  The campaign aims to switch apartments, homes and offices to clean energy like wind and solar and will be featured at the Earth Day Initiative’s annual Earth Day events taking place from April 15th to the 22nd this month.  Here’s why you should attend at least one. 

Annual Point Honors Gala Celebrates LGBTQ Culture in Uncertain Times

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This year’s annual Point Honors Gala – sponsored by Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organazation for LGBTQ students – was certainly a joyous celebration, despite the heavy air of paranoia that has been gripping the community. Speaker Jorge Valencia even started his presentation by saying, “We are living in a country where we’re told that facts are fake. And if you don’t like the reality you’re living in, all you have to do is choose an alternate one.” Still, the performers all presented confidently, and stressed the accomplishments of people under the Point Foundation banner.

Broadway’s New ‘Carousel’ Spins a Breathtaking Ride

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Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Let’s first address the proverbial elephant in the room: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel is back—and it still glosses over domestic abuse. 

The Skivvies: Gettin’ Nekkid in Midtown

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The Skivvies.Photo by Michael Kushner

Many city dwellers spent their Easter or Passover Sunday attending church or synagogue, spending time with family, and indulging in hearty meals.

Gooey Goodness: Where to Go for National Grilled Cheese Day!

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National Grilled Cheese Day
Credit: Melt Shop

April 12th marks National Grilled Cheese Day, and these locations will definitely be serving up their own versions of one of the most classic American dishes out there.

TAO Group Announces Mission for World Autism Awareness

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TAO Group
Credit: TAO Group

April happens to be World Autism Month, and TAO Group, a major restaurant and nightlife company, is going above and beyond all month long in an effort to ensure that this condition will hopefully one day be a thing of the past.

Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley: From Sitcoms to Shakers of Salt

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Greg Garcia
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Escape to Margaritaville, the new Broadway musical featuring the music of Jimmy Buffett, might not be this season’s darling for critics.  But critics be damned! While most shows currently on the boards reflect a somber tone, audiences have fully embraced this frothy show about sun, love, and relaxation.

The NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards Storms Through TAO Downtown

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TAO Downtown
Credit: Ken Goodman

It was glitz, glam and a ton of delicious food as TAO Downtown played host to the 3rd annual NYC Hospitality Alliance Awards. Manhattan Digest was on hand to get the inside dirt on everything that went down in one of the brightest and biggest industries in The Big Apple.

Checking In: Why You Should Stay at the Renaissance New York Midtown

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Renaissance New York Midtown
Credit: Renaissance New York Midtown

The Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel is one of the most conveniently placed spaces to crash in The Big Apple, as its location is close to several iconic landmarks in the city that never sleeps.

Library Cafe’s Elevated Pub Fare is Worth the Trip to Long Island

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Library Cafe
Credit: Library Cafe

Library Cafe, located only 30 minutes outside New York City in Farmingdale, Long Island, boasts a ton of deliciously elevated pub fare for the masses to enjoy.