Hidden deep within Central Park is a tree where the ornaments are all dedicated to beloved pets who have passed on. These beloved pets are never forgotten. For those of us who have ever lost a pet, they still live in our hearts long after they’re gone. Most of the ornaments are laminated photos with the names of the dearly beloved with some words describing how they are not forgotten. There were even some doggie toys hanging. Each is tied to the tree with ribbons and bows and each just as carefully removed and stored away at the end of the holiday season to reappear the following year along with all the new ornaments added.
This is a tried and true hidden gem. It’s actually hidden in the park and no-one discloses the location, so it is tough to find. This closely guarded secret, also moves to a new spot each year, and locals share the location by word-of-mouth with other grieving pet owners, but the Ramble is a good place to check.
I actually would never have known about this tree had it not been for Walter McBride whose beautiful photo is being used.
Having missed this year’s memorial I in spirit add Kismet and Uriel to it’s loving branches in thoughts, prayers and love. I will never forget either of you!
Events for March
St. Patrick’s Day, Women’s History Month, a Harlem Renaissance exhibit at the Met with160 works by Black artists. Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature,at The Morgan Library & Museum through 6/9. The Orchid show continues until 4/21 at the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Florals in Fashion highlights the work of designers Hilary Taymour (Collina Strada), Olivia Cheng (Dauphinette) and Kristen Alpaugh, aka FLWR PSTL Also Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s “Giants,”is at the Brooklyn Museum until 7/7. The exhibition features artists who have made and continue to make a significant impact on the art world and contemporary culture. The show features 98 artworks by Black American, African, and African artists including Gordon Parks, Kehinde Wiley, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mickalene Thomas, Hassan Hajjaj, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, and Amy Sherald.
3/1 -3: The Vienna Philharmonic one of the world’s most celebrated orchestras, takes center stage at Carnegie Hall.
3/3 -5: Coffee Fest NY Javits.
3/3 -5: International Beauty Show Javits.
3/6 – 10: The New Colossus Festival provides a platform for new artists, including international bands making their NYC debuts. The festival will take place across multiple venues mostly spread throughout the Lower East Side and the East Village, including Bowery Electric, Mercury Lounge, Berlin, Heaven Can Wait, and others. This year’s artists include Cucamaras (UK), Ducks LTD (Canada), Heffner (US), Holiday Ghosts (UK), Hotel Lux (UK), Housewife (Canada), and more. You can check out the full lineup and schedule of events here.
3/8: International Women’s Day
3/15: The New York Pops Hitsville: Celebrating Motown
3/1 -17: The Annual Flamenco Festival with 22 performances across 13 different venues all over the city.
3/1 -17: The New York International Children’s Film Festival
3/17: Join in on the 263rd celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC. The parade kicks off at 11am, moving along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 82nd Street. This year’s grand marshal, Maggie Timoney, president and CEO of Heineken USA, is only the fifth woman to lead the parade since its inception.
3/20 -24: Affordable Art Fair with over 400 living artists to discover you are sure to find your next perfect artwork.
3/23 – 11/: JAPAN Fes, in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. This is the largest Japanese food festival in the world, with over 1,000 vendors.
3/24 – 4/7: The Annual Macy’s Flower Show created in partnership with Dior.
3/26 – 10/2: Apollo: When We Went to the Moon at The Intrepid Museum. The exhibit is included with museum admission.
How Many More People Have to Be Killed or Hurt Before This Madness Stops?
The latest crime involves a 17-year-old Nicaragua migrant boy who was stabbed in the back in front of shocked tourists on 42nd Street near 8th Avenue. The attack took place at 5:30 pm/ Police are now hunting for 16 suspects all part of a gang that has infiltrated Manhattan. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital by EMS, and is listed in stable condition.
The police have five of the alleged attackers some more migrant teens. Michael Colome, 22, of Queens, has been arrested and charged with gang assault, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Three are 16 and one is just 14-year-old boy. There names are not being released because they are underage. Two are believed to be migrants from Venezuela.
This was on the same block where a group of migrants brutally attacked cops last month. Venezuelan Darwin Andres Gomez-Izquiel, 19 was let go after the mob attack, but got arrested again on new charges. He allegedly participating in a coordinated robbery at a Macy’s store in Queens. Hopefully District Attorney Melinda Katz will make sure this teen criminal stays in jail since Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg seems to let this teenagers out with just a slap on the hand.
Bragg, doesn’t care that these teens do not have permanent address or community ties or are flight risks. Thank-God when it came to Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa, another migrant teen, who has since been charged as an adult, is being held at Rikers for allegedly shooting a tourist during an attempted robbery in Times Square. This kid also has priors.
And here is why this is happening….accused of instigating was in court a second time for different charges. He’s being held on a $15,000 bail and a Brooklyn pastor paid that sum to set him free. More than a dozen immigration advocates also showed up to support this alleged criminal with a rap sheet. He is the main ringleader of this gang assault on our police officers. He has been arrested multiple times, has at least two open cases for shoplifting and pleaded guilty last year to disorderly conduct. Why do these people want this man free? What if it was one of their own family members who was shot? Will they change their bleeding heart’s if their own are attacked? When does this madness stop?
The Perfect Downtown Lunch at YAO
If you are in downtown New York City the perfect lunch can be found at YAO.
The dine-in option is a dream come true at the fine dining location that offers up a surprisingly affordable option. For only $18 the excellent menu found in the Financial District offers up fantastic opportunities to make your meal magical.
Here you found a uniquely modern dishes that are based on Cantonese culinary tradition. Executive Chef-Owner Kenny Leung and Co-Owner Thomas Tang have managed to elevate the business lunch hour with the choice of an entrée and a specialty cocktail.
It is such an amazing opportunity to try their renowned dishes of Fried Pork Chop with Salt and Pepper, Noodles with Beef Ribs, Eggplant and Chicken with Garlic Sauce, Bacon and Eel Fried Rice, Kung Pao Prawns, Beef Ribs with Soy Sauce, Sesame Chicken Fish Filet and Tofu, Three Kinds of Mushrooms and Vegetables, Yuzu Prawns or Lo Mein with Char Siu.
Meat dishes are seasoned in a dazzling display and vegetarian options are just as delightful. Servings are well portioned and will satisfy any lunchtime craving you might be having as you come from your office for an ideal business lunch or just a moment to yourself.
As you enjoy the wonderful entrees, the special also includes a cocktail or mocktail. All options are splendid, and you will be pleased with so much good food and drink. Sitting in the gorgeous and well-appointed dining room you will feel transported to a place of joy. It is like having a meal in an oasis away from the city.
The perfect $18 lunch special, which includes one entrée, and one cocktail is available Monday to Friday between 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended, but the lovely staff is very accommodating to walk-ins.
LOCATION: 213 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10038
The Eighth Annual LOVE ROCKS NYC Benefit Concert for God’s Love We Deliver
The eighth annual LOVE ROCKS NYC benefit concert for God’s Love We Deliver will be live from the historic Beacon Theatre in NYC on Thursday, March 7. Executive produced by iconic international fashion designer John Varvatos, NYC Douglas Elliman real estate broker and prominent concert producer Greg Williamson and esteemed concert/events producer Nicole Rechter, and hosted by Conan O’Brien, Tracy Morgan and Jim Gaffigan, the concert will support and honor the work of the cherished New York-based not-for-profit. The organization, which was founded during the AIDS pandemic in 1985, now addresses 200+ diagnoses with its medically tailored meals and nutrition services. Last year, the staff and volunteers cooked, packaged, and home-delivered more than 4 million medically tailored meals to more than 14,700 New Yorkers living with and affected by severe illness.
Since launching in 2017, the annual LOVE ROCKS NYC concerts have brought together an astonishing lineup of musical talent, raising $30 million to date and helping to fund 3 million meals to New Yorkersliving with illnesses. The benefit concert highlights the organization’s continued mission of providing life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people in the New York Metropolitan area living with severe illness. As a member of the Food is Medicine Coalition (FIMC), God’s Love we Deliver supports the coalition’s national mission while offering vital services to local communities. God’s Love has seen a 20% increase in meals delivered over the past year.
For the eighth anniversary, the LOVE ROCKS NYC 2024 all-star lineup, led by Music Director and Band Leader Will Lee (The CBS Orchestra), will feature The Black Keys, Hozier, Nile Rodgers, Tom Morello, Don Felder, Bettye Lavette, Joss Stone, Allison Russell, Emily King, Marcus King, Lucius, Larkin Poe, Trombone Shorty, Luke Spiller (The Struts), Quinn Sullivan, Bernie Williams and more to be announced.
The past seven LOVE ROCKS NYC benefit concerts have featured an outstanding array of music stars from legendary headliners such as Keith Richards, Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews, Robert Plant, James Taylor, Joe Walsh, Emmylou Harris, Mavis Staples, Chris and Rich Robinson, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Warren Haynes, Buddy Guy, Billy F Gibbons, Ziggy Marley, Cyndi Lauper, Heart and John Mayer Trio to contemporary stars such as Andra Day, Sara Bareilles, St. Vincent, Yola, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, Maggie Rose, Ledisi, The War and Treaty and 2024 will keep the momentum going!
The outstanding house band will include Steve Gadd (James Taylor, Paul Simon), Shawn Pelton(Saturday Night Live), Larry Campbell (Levon Helm, Bob Dylan), Eric Krasno (Soulive, Phil Lesh & Friends), Pedrito Martinez (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Camila Cabello), Jeff Babko (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Michael Bearden (Lady Gaga) and a six-piece horn section. Ken Dashow of Q104.3 Radio will also serve as the evening’s “voice of god.”
The evening’s sponsors are Bloomberg Philanthropies, RJKB Family Charitable Foundation and Secunda Family Foundation. Additional sponsors include Ernst & Young, JT Magen, Samuel N & Dena M Lombardo, The Campbell/Ribbecke Family, DK Display Corp., Daily Provisions, Gramercy Tavern, Shake Shack, Villa One Tequila, RWE Partners and official media sponsors iHeartMedia, Wall Street Journal, Q104.3 and Conde Nast.
God’s Love We Deliver pre-sale tickets go live on Thursday, February 8 at 10:00amET, and public tickets go live on Friday, February 9 at 10:00amET through www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit: loverocksnyc.com
Each Migrant In NYC Wins A $10,000 Lottery….And New Yorkers Foot The Bill
New York City gave a uncontested contracted to Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi) to whom will receive a fee of $53 million. MoCaFi does not have any kind of experience running this kind of program. They normally give the pre-paid business to third-party debit cards and bank accounts which are marketed to minorities.
Each illegal migrant is about to get to $10,000 in NYC with no ID check or fraud control. This will cost New Yorkers $2.5 billion.
Mayor Eric Adams will start with the 500 families staying at The Roosevelt Hotel and claims it will save New Yorkers money. What if we just spend the money to fly them back home? Isn’t that a lot cheaper? By the way Adams stated earlier that he met MoCaFi’s founder, former JPMorgan Chase managing director Wole Coaxum, on the campaign trail. Isn’t that a conflict of interest?
More than 170,000 migrants have arrived in the city since May of 2022 when Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Adams flew them into Westchester when this influx begin…..want to know how?……They flew them here in the dead of night.
Why aren’t we taken care of Americans? What about our Veterans? What about our citizens who are homeless and starving? When do we get a break?
In the meantime the illegal migrant gangs are robbing us, killing us and shooting our Police Officers and our DA’s and judges are letting them free with slaps on the hands.
If you have read or watched the recent news Chinese, Syria and Turkey migrants at the boarder have stated “they’re here to take the money”.
When are we going to get mad as hell and ask our Congress, Senators, and the people who are suppose to take care of us, when are they going to care about American’s.
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