Terence “T-Shaun” McGovern Touring This Fall

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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.

His latest single is “Long Time Coming”

Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @terenceshaun

Long Island to Host Its First Ever Dîner en Blanc this Fall

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Le Dîner en Blanc, the popular Parisian-style pop-up picnic characterized by its famous all-white dress code will take place in Long Island, for the first time this fall. The exact date will be announced later on. If you want to be part of this inaugural event, sign-up now on the waiting list at longisland.dinerenblanc.com/register.

Le Dîner en Blanc began in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier, returning from a long stay abroad, had the idea to gather friends for a picnic. As the number of guests grew, he decided to hold the dinner in a public space and ask everyone to dress in all white to easily recognize one another. Nearly thirty years later, over 10,000 Parisians participate each year. In 2009, the first ever export of Le Dîner en Blanc took place in Montreal, Canada, followed by a first American edition in 2011 in New York City. After its successful New York debut, Diner en Blanc International was created to bring the Parisian secret to more cities around the world. Le Dîner en Blanc is now held in over 70 cities all over the world including London, Sydney, Tokyo, Mexico City, Toronto and Los Angeles, with over 100,000 annual guests.

Now for the first time ever, Long Island will host its own Dîner en Blanc, thanks to local hosts Donyshia Boston Hill, Shanoy Skeete and Bridget O’Brien. “Le Diner en Blanc captures the spirit of friendship, glamour, and European elegance,” states Bridget O’Brien. “We love the history and anticipation of the Diner en Blanc events around the world. We’re excited to bring a little piece of Europe to Long Island and to add some Long Island flair to Diner en Blanc.”

To uphold Le Diner en Blanc’s tradition, guests of around the world must dress head-to-toe in white and are requested to bring their own portable tables, white chairs, white table linens, tableware, and a gourmet meal.

A large part of the excitement surrounding Le Dîner en Blanc is the secrecy surrounding the event location, which is kept secret until the very last moment. Guests are given rendezvous to a departure point when they purchase their tickets.

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

About Diner en Blanc International

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 70 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 and photos of 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:

Facebook: DinerEnBlanc.LongIsland

Hashtags: #dinerenblanc #DEBlongisland2017 #dinerenblanclongisland

For all official videos of Dîner en Blanc around the world, visit YouTube Le Dîner en Blanc.

For media requests, interviews or images, contact:

Bridget O’Brien – Bridget O’Brien PR & Events

t. 917-780-5589 – e. bridget@bridgetobrienprandevents.com

Join VISIONS and “Party With a Purpose”

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“Party with a Purpose- Eat, Drink, Do Good” is the main fundraiser of the year for the VISIONS Queens Advisory Board. VISIONS, a 91-year-old non-profit, provides free services to over 6,000 individuals a year. VISIONS mission is to develop and implement programs to assist people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. All the services VISIONS provide to its clients are FREE!

This is a community-developed event by Queens Advisory Board volunteers and VISIONS staff. The purpose of the reception is to increase awareness and visibility for the organization and to raise funds to support the free services that we provide to individuals who reside in Queens.

Visions Queens Advisory Board will honor Charles W. McBride, Lions Club District Governor of 20-K1, Queens and Brooklyn. Lion Charles McBride has a passion to serve as demonstrated by his long distinguished career of 23 years of dedicated service to our community. He has served as: Zone Chair, Region Chair, Co-Chair Health Awareness Committee, Board Member Camp Badger, Trustee District 20-K1 Foundation, Chair of Alert Team and he is a Certified Guiding Lion.

He is a Progressive Melvin Jones fellow, recipient of the International Presidential Award, and LCIF Helping Hands Award in recognition for his contribution with Hurricane Sandy Relief Project. Lion Charly founded St. Anastasia Leo Club in Douglaston. He received awards from the NY City Police Department, the Little Neck Douglaston Memorial Day Parade and Queens Flag Day Committee. Join us in celebrating Lion Charles McBride’s long history of commitment to our community.

Individual Ticket: $100
Table of 10: $950-$3,000

There are discount tickets for the visually impaired of $65 and $30 tickets for guests under 30.

For tickets, go to http://www.visionsvcb.org/visions/events/visions-queens-advisory-board-pa/

Ad information Print, Type or attach logo. Full page: 8.5 x 11 “,
Half Page: 8.5 x 5.5 “, Quarter Page 4.25”x 5.5. Ads can be sent as pdf, or jpeg files to tdellavecchia@visionsvcb.org

Front Inside Cover $1,000
Back Inside Cover $1,000
Full Page Gold $750
Full Page Silver $450

Full Page Ad $350
Half Page Ad $250
Quarter Page Ad $150
Business Card Ad $100

Deadline for Journal Ads: September 15th

Sponsorship Opportunities:

10,000 Presenting Sponsor
Logo prominently displayed as Presenting Sponsor with top billing
on all event collateral, website, social media, newsletter, event signage 2 tables of 10, Back Cover Ad, recognition at dinner, photo opportunity at the event. Distribution of product literature

$5,000 Premium Sponsor
Logo prominently displayed as Premium Sponsor on website, social media, newsletter, event signage 1 table of 10, Back Cover Ad, recognition at dinner, photo opportunity at the event. Distribution of product literature

$2,500 VIP Sponsor
Logo displayed as VIP Sponsor on all event collateral website. social media, newsletter, 6 tickets, full page ad, Acknowledgement in journal

$1,500 Journal Sponsor 4 tickets, gold page ad in Journal, acknowledgement in journal.

Please make check payable to VISIONS

Mail to:
VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
500 Greenwich Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013,
Att: Doreen DiLeonardo

Date: Tuesday, September 26th

Location:
Douglaston Manor
63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
Douglaston, NY

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

For inquiries, contact Fundraising Director, Doreen DiLeonardo at (347) 865-3369 or by email at ddileonardo@visionsvcb.org to purchase tickets for the event or for sponsorship or journal opportunities.

Celebrate the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival with the Queens Chamber of Commerce This Sunday

Queens Chamber of Commerce Dragon Race Team

Queens Chamber of Commerce Dragon Race Team

New festival events consist of six new ten person boats and several Special/Invitational Cup races. A Special 20th Hong Kong SAR Anniversary Invitational, the Municipal Invitational race, featuring various teams from our elected officials, Mayor De Blasio, Queens Borough President Katz, Congresswoman Meng and Assemblyman Kim’s office were invited to field teams as well as the NYC government agencies NYPD, NYFD, DEP and Parks Department. Other special races include the Hong Kong Family Invitational, The Health Care Invitational, A Senior’s Invitational, Women’s Invitational, Media Challenge and The Educational Invitational. This year’s Corporate Invitational looks to be a good one, with sixteen Corporate Teams joining us to race for their companies. The Festival will be held at Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York rain or shine, and admission is free.

“Personally, and as a representative of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, it is of utmost importance to engage with the amazing and diverse cultural groups of the World’s Borough. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is perfect example of our communities coming together in the spirit of tradition and competition,” says Manager of Committee Development & Member Engagement, Brett Swanson. “I’d like to thank the organizing committee along with HKDBF Chairman and Queens Chamber Board Member, Henry Wan, for putting together such a wonderful event. Good luck to all those who will be battling on the water!”

HKDBF-NY, an international, multi-cultural celebration and sporting event, the largest multicultural Festival in New York and the largest festival of its kind in the U.S. HKDBF-NY keeps up the age old tradition of Dragon Boat Racing in colorful, custom made teak boats, which are virtual works of art gliding on water. Custom made by a small coterie of craftsmen in Hong Kong, weighing one ton each, colorfully painted with a Dragon head at the front and Dragon tail at the rear, the boats are piloted by up to 20 crewmen, including 18 paddlers, a drummer and steers person. For twenty-six successful years HKDBF-NY has attracted a diverse, multi-cultural audience of more than 50,000 attendees throughout North America. With a record number of teams participating 200+ well-trained teams, involving more than 2,500 participants competing from across the U.S. and Canada, this year’s festival is expected to be notable in its scale and fierce competition.

“We are happy to get great corporate and community supports, over 200 teams will participate in our dragon boat festival this year,” says Henry Wan. “We are one of the largest multicultural and sporting event in NYC, please bring your family to see the exciting dragon boat racing, enjoy the diverse food court and international stage performances…and it is free.”

The festival takes place over two days on the site of the 1964 World’s Fair, featuring events for the entire family. The opening day parade at noon on Saturday, Aug. 12th will be followed by the New York City Heritage Championship Races. The U.S. Dragon Boat Open Championship finals will be held Saturday/Sunday, with the teams vigorously competing for their share of the cash & prizes. Racing starts at 9:00 a.m. and events last throughout the day until approximately 5:00 p.m. each day, rain or shine. Other festival events consist of the NYC Heritage Open, corporate youth, charity race, martial arts demonstrations, the traditional Dragon dance, musical and other diverse performances and demonstrations of folk arts and crafts.

The tradition of Dragon Boat Racing is an annual Chinese rite commemorating the idealistic poet and reformer Qu Yuan who drowned himself in the third century B.C. to protest against his emperor’s policies. The locals raced in their boats in an attempt to rescue the poet. To prevent fish and water dragons from eating his body, the locals beat their drums and splashed their paddles. This was the beginning of Dragon Boat Racing

Admission to the HKDBF-NY is Free, Events Take Place Rain or Shine.

Directions to the Festival by car – take the Long Island Expressway to Van Wyck Expressway to exit 11 south, then stay on service road to the Park. Parking is severely limited. Please take the MTA or carpool.

Directions to the Festival by Bus/Subway – Again, this year we’ve worked with the MTA to insure easy and safe transportation to the Festival site. Festival goers can use their MetroCard to take the #7 Train to the CitiField. Stop and transfer from there to special MTA shuttle buses that will take them directly to the Festival site, or they can walk from the CitiField stop (about 15 minutes) or take the colorful park trolley to the festival site. Parking on-site is limited, you can park at CitiField and take the special MTA shuttle with your MetroCard or use correct change.

This Year’s Sponsors Include ; the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, NY; Corporate Supporter HSBC Bank USA.,N.A.; Con Edison, New York Community Bank, Toyota, Shanghai Commercial Bank, New York -Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Nielsen, Flushing Bank, UPS, AARP, New York Hospital Queens, DELTA, Cathay Bank, iBBTalk, Verizon, Macy’s, DKMS, Vallo Transportation, Ltd., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Office of the Queensborough President, Melinda Katz, NYC&Co, Discover Queens. Additional support provided by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Geico.

Media & Creative Partners: WNBC TV 4, New York Daily News, Sing Tao Daily News, The Queens Courier, GoodNews Broadcast.com, MultiCultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc.(AM1480, Sino Television, Sinocast, M-Weekly Magazine), Fusia Communications, Inc., Inak Design. Additional support provided by The Times Ledger Newspaper Group,YELP, Blank Slate Media.

Celebrate New York’s Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival with the Queens Chamber of Commerce

Queens Chamber of Commerce Dragon Race Team

New festival events consist of six new ten person boats and several Special/Invitational Cup races. A Special 20th Hong Kong SAR Anniversary Invitational, the Municipal Invitational race, featuring various teams from our elected officials, Mayor De Blasio, Queens Borough President … Continue reading