The Queens Chamber of Commerce Presents The Business Person of the Year Awards

Every year, the Queens Chamber of Commerce presents The Business Person of the Year awards, where they honor prestigious business people of Queens.  This year’s Hall of Fame honoree is Joseph M. Mattone Sr., along with Evan Jerome, Sheila Lewandowski, and Peter Tu.

Joseph M. Mattone, Sr., the Chairman of the Board of Mattone Group, LLC has been involved in real estate development since 1955, both individually and under the Mattone Group banner. Mr. Mattone is also a Senior Partner in the law firm of Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Megna and Todd, a full service Queens-based law firm.   The Mattone organization currently owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, office, residential and industrial properties.

Evan Jerome is the Senior Vice President of King Graduate School at the Queens Campus at Monroe College. He is responsible for overseeing undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as off site continuing education in both domestic and international markets.

Sheila Lewandowski is co-founder and executive director of The Chocolate Factory Theater. Through her leadership, the theater has supported over 800 artists and as many as 35,000 visitors since opening its doors in 2004. In addition, Ms. Lewandowski instituted the annual Taste of Long Island City as an economic and community development project, the proceeds of which further the work of The Chocolate Factory’s artists each year.

Peter Tu is the Director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association. Referred to as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, it is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit group in New York State. Since the founding of 1982, all the members and the board of directors work together to serve the community. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce has been recognized by all levels of government agencies, and people from all walks of life.

AWARDS DINNER
October 18, 2017

TERRACE ON THE PARK
52-11 111TH Street Flushing, New York
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Awards Program

To register or discuss sponsorship opportunties, please call 718.898.8500 ext 123, email sganosis@queenschamber.org or go to www.queenschamber.org

Over 1,200 Guests Attended the First Ever Le Dîner en Blanc Event in Long Island

The first edition of Le Dîner en Blanc–Long Island attracted over 1,200 cultural enthusiasts tonight at NYIT de Seversky Mansion.  The epicurean event has become world-famous for the spectacular visuals of its guests all dressed in white who gather at secret locations until the very last minute. Tonight was no exception!
Created in Paris nearly 30 years ago, this global phenomenon has taken over more than 70 cities around the world such as New York, Miami, Sydney, Los Angeles, Singapore, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Montreal, Tokyo and Abidjan.  Over 100,000 foodies and cultural enthusiasts around the world have already embrace this unique event. As stated very eloquently by the New York Times: “There are picnics and there are Picnics“. This très chic picnic is equal parts mystery tour, pop-up feast and je ne sais quoi! While the technology behind the event may has changed over the years, the principles fueling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful locations.
Le Dîner en Blanc–Long Island gratefully acknowledges Audi of Lynbrook and Resorts World Casino as official local partners of the inaugural edition of Le Dîner en Blanc in Long Island.

Diner en Blanc Long Island Collaborators

The Garden City Hotel

Discover Long Island

Lord & Taylor Manhasset

Vera Moore Cosmetics

Long Island Press

Nassau Museum of Art

Bethpage Polo Park

Sydney Sweets

90.3 FM – WHPC

For questions or more information, please email

LONG ISLAND WELCOMES THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON DINER EN BLANC

Diner en Blanc the World Renowned Pop Up Picnic Debuts in Long Island Friday, October 6. There is still time to get tickets to this exclusive event.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – Sept. 28, 2017 – From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret“, Le Dîner en Blanc will take over one of Long Island’s public spaces on Friday, October 6, 2017 for the first ever refine pop-up epicurean event. You can be part of this epic event.  For  limited time, until Monday at Noon if you register for the waitlist you will be granted immediate membership to the event.  Visit longisland.dinerenblanc.com/register to get access to the most elegant and talked about party that Long Islanders will be buzzing about for a long time.

Over 100,000 foodies and cultural enthusiasts around the world have already embrace this unique event. As stated very eloquently by the New York Times: “There are picnics and there are Picnics“. This très chic picnic is equal parts mystery tour, pop-up feast and je ne sais quoi! Launched in Paris nearly 30 years ago by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What began as a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international epicurean sensation in over 70 cities in more than 25 countries. While the technology behind the event may has changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful locations.

“We felt Long Island was primed for such a dazzling event as an increase of interest in fine living has been noted over the years,” says, Donyshia Boston Hill co-host of Le Dîner en Blanc – Long Island, who has been working in the Events and Branding for over many years and hopes to make this very first edition a success that will pave the way towards establishing a long-standing tradition.

In essence, Le Dîner en Blanc promotes friendship, elegance and gallantry. Over the course of the evening, guests experience the beauty and value of one their city’s public spaces by participating in the unexpected.
To maintain its uniqueness as well as staying true to tradition of Le Dîner en Blanc, guests must observe certain requirements and follow a few key rules:

• Dress code: elegant and white only. Originality and creativity are encouraged as long as it is stylish and tasteful.
• Table setting: all white!
• Champagne and/or wine must be purchases through the  Long Island Diner en Blanc website . Beer and hard liquor are prohibited.

• As per Long Island, NY alcohol laws/regulations, guests cannot bring their own alcohol. Guests wishing to enjoy some wine or Champagne, must reserve online through the Dîner en Blanc’s e-store. However, guests are welcome to bring their own non-alcoholic beverages

• To ensure that the location secret is kept secret until last minute, guests meet at assigned departure location and are escorted by Dîner en Blanc
• In order to leave the event location as clean as when they arrived, guests are required to leave with all their belongings, leftovers and litter.

Guests must bring:

• A table, two (white) chairs, white tablecloth.
• A picnic basket comprising fine food and proper stemware and white dinnerware.

• An option to pre-order food, which can be picked up at the site, will be available for those who do not wish to pack their own picnic baskets. Guests wishing to do so must reserve online through Le Dîner en Blanc website during the initial ticket registration.

For full details on the rules and regulations, please visit longisland.dinerenblanc.com/about.

About Dîner en Blanc International
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in close to 80 cities in more than 30 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair. For more info, photos and videos of Le Dîner en Blanc events from around the world, visit dinerenblanc.com.

About Le Dîner en Blanc – Long Island Hosts
Le Dîner en Blanc – Long Island hosting team is composed Donyshia Boston-Hill, Bridget O’Brien and Shanoy Skeete. Donyshia Boston-Hill is CEO of Keeper of the Brand Marketing & Digital Agency, a Long Island based firm specializing in integrated marketing engagement for entertainment, sports, corporate, government, non-profit and technology brands. Bridget O’Brien is the CEO of Bridget O’Brien PR & Events a multiple award winning full service Public Relations and Event Production Firm. Her clientele is diverse and international, from brands, non-profits, celebrities to professional services. Shanoy Skeete is a Professional Lifestyle & Event Production Director with over 15 years of experience. Shanoy “Mr. Lifestyle & Nightlife” has produced some of New York Cities most elegant and memorable events.

To keep up to date on event announcements:
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For media requests, interviews or images, contact:
Bridget O’Brien – Bridget O’Brien PR & Events – t. 917-780-5589

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Join Diner en Blanc and Lord & Taylor For a Taste, Sip and Shop

Diner en Blanc Long Island will host a Taste, Sip & Shop, white fashion show, and a kick off to the Main Event October 6.

MANHASSET, N.Y. – Sept. 26, 2017 – PRLog — Diner en Blanc Long Island Premieres October 6 at a Secret Location. It is an elegant pop up picnic with entertainment and dancing and everyone on Long Island is buzzing about it!

One of the partners of the inaugural event is Lord & Taylor Manhasset 1440 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY .  They are hosting a Taste, Sip and Shop event October 3 at ^:30 PM to gear guests up for the main event October 6.  Guests will meet the hosts and partners of Diner en Blanc Long Island,  sip on wines from Banfi Wine.  And nosh on cupcakes and sweets from Sydney’s Sweets. There will be a whimsical white fashion show and discounts for guests who need clothing for Diner en Blanc Long Island.

 

Taste, Sip, and Shop October 3, 2018

Diner en Blanc Long Island Partner and Collaborators

Partners:

Audi of Lynbrook

Resorts World Casino

Collaborators:

The Garden City Hotel

Discover Long Island

Lord & Taylor Manhasset

Vera Moore Cosmetics

Long Island Press

Nassau Museum of Art

Bethpage Polo Park

Sydney Sweets

90.3 FM – WHPC

Email  your Full Name and email address to leaders@longisland.dinerenblanc.com for an invitation.

How to Register:

Get your email invite. Click link to register and purchase your membership! Sign up for you and a guest. Do not forget to sponsor a friend and check out the e-store. See you on October 6th.

Contact
Bridget O’Brien
9177805589
bridget@bridgetobrienprandevents.com

PERFORMER TERENCE SHAUN DEBUTS NEW SONG THIS LIFE CAN BE CRAZY

Performer Terence Shaun debuts new song.

LOS ANGELES – Sept. 27, 2017 – Terence Shaun’s Single “This Life Can be Crazy” made its debut on Sound Cloud.

 

Terence Shaun

Terence Shaun “T-Shaun” McGovern is a 21 year old artist/model.  His music style mainly consists of R&B and Hip-Hop, and he writes, records, and engineers all of his songs.  He continuously works at his music to improve his skills as an artist. Music has gotten McGovern through many difficulties, and makes him feel full of life, meaning, and purpose. From talent shows to open mic nights, he has performed in Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and Hollywood.

Aside from singing and performing, McGovern has modeled for Jo Anderson modeling in New Jersey and for Wilhelmina, one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world, in Philadelphia. He was also featured in ads for the Melting Pot restaurant, Dassault Engineering and a clothing photoshoot for NAPCO. He has also been in films, such as “Begin Again” and “The Amazing Spider-Man,” as well as “The O Show,” produced by Oprah Winfrey. He hopes to conquer many more such great and challenging opportunities in the future.

T-Shaun was a headliner for the Summer Nights Tour that was produced by Artist One Entertainment. He played at Well Fargo Arena In Philadelphia, PA, The Bitter End in NYC, and Morey’s Pier in Wildwood, NJ.

Click link to listen https://soundcloud.com/terencemcgovern/this-life-can-be-c…

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Bridget O’Brien
9177805589
bridget@bridgetobrienprandevents.com