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The face of farming in America is changing. Today, women, people of color, those from low resource backgrounds, members of marginalized communities, and urban growers are putting down roots on rural farmland and pioneering successful, sustainable agricultural businesses. For many New Yorkers, newfound interest and empowerment in this field can be traced to the Beginning Farmer Program , whi...
Bridging Education and Art Together (or BEAT) implements semi-private beatboxing sessions that serve to overcome speech disorders in youth. Executive Director James Kim has taken his passion of hip hop culture and teamed up with instructors Arabelle Luke, Mark Martin and Kaila Mulladviay, and certified speech pathologist, Ali Schmitz, to make speech therapy more fun, rewarding and accessible. The pilot pro...
In an effort to rekindle the spirit of exploration and the joy of learning art that reinstates the value of simpler things like touch and feel, Harlem Needle Arts collaborates with renowned artist Dindga McCannon on a one-of-a-kind African Queens in Batik Workshop. Themed after the great African Queens, this workshop aims to teach the ancient wax resist technique of Batik with a modern twist by using soy wax...
Manhattan Birth's 8-week childbirth preparation classes draw expecting couples from the 5 boroughs and beyond to the airy Upper West Side loft of founder Tanya Wills. Each week, twelve pregnant people and their supportive partners gather in this intimate setting to learn the anatomy of childbirth, labor-coping techniques, how to navigate medical interventions, and how to prepare practically and emotionally f...
The Children's Museum of Manhattan is working to bring Muslim culture to the forefront with its spectacular exhibit America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. Officially opened in 2016, the exhibit ended up having an extended run due to its high popularity among parents and children. The exhibit introduces children to Muslim culture through easily relatable, everyday activities ...
Beaumont Etiquette founder, Myka Meier lives by the motto: "sprinkle kindness like confetti." This also happens to be the cornerstone of etiquette, the function of which goes far beyond knowing which fork to use or wearing the right clothes. It's about courtesy, respect, and being your best self. It's ever-evolving and applicable to business, travel, communication, dining, dating, and most facets of our d...
About once every other month on a Wednesday afternoon, the only sound you'll hear floating through The Jewish Museum is the gentle voice of art educator Olivia Swisher as she leads a group of art admirers, and a few dogs, through the cavernous space located in the center of Museum Mile. They have the exhibition space all to themselves for the intimate
There's something about being bucked off and stepped on by a 2,000-pound bull that helps you never make the same mistake again. And while the sport of professional bull riding can't be taught, lessons are gleaned from broken bones, pointers from peers, and simply experience. A round of bull riding lasts only 8 seconds but can take an entire career to fully master. And as riders get smarter, so do the bulls who learn to anticipate the moves of their human ...
Since 2011, CO/LAB Theater Group (which stands for Creative Opportunities without Limits And Boundaries) has been putting teens and adults with developmental disabilities in the limelight. In addition to CO/LAB: Connect courses that bring the experience offsite to partnered facilities and residences,
It is said that food is medicine. Food is love. And even more so, food is a portal to another culture. The League of Kitchens was founded by Lisa Gross, the daughter of a Korean immigrant and a Jewish NYC native, with this very intention in mind. The organization provides epicurious New Yorkers with immersive international culinary experiences by going right to the source, namely skilled immigrant women fro...