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Diaz Hosts 2nd Annual Diwali Celebration

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted the second annual Diwali celebration on Thursday, October 27 in observation of the Hindu Festival of Lights at the Vishnu Mandir Temple on 1216 Noble Avenue. This year’s honorees included Gewa Gurcharan, Ridgewood Savings Bank branch banking officer; Juliet Rampersaud, Julie’s Fashion owner; Bharati Iyer, Bronx YMCA membership director and 46th Precinct police officer Kaminie Jeeuth. Read more…

Breakfast with Santa (sans reindeer) at Applebee’s

Good news for kids: Santa returns to Applebee's Grill & Bar restaurants this December for the 20th Annual Breakfast with Santa Claus to benefit seven borough-based agencies.Agencies receiving proceeds from the events: Camelot Counseling, Community Resources, The GRACE Foundation, theHave a Heart Foundation, Staten Island Children's Museum, Staten Island YMCA and United Activities Unlimited. Read more…

Resorts World Casino Celebrates Success

Resorts World Casino New York City just marked its five-year anniversary, celebrating the amazing success it has experienced since opening its doors on October 28, 2011. Over the past five years, Resorts World has been a committed partner for many local causes and projects. The casino has worked with nonprofit organizations including the American Red Cross, the Queens Public Library, the Jamaica YMCA and the American Cancer Society. Read more…

Kid-Wrangling 101

It sounds so simple: “We asked New York City kids to record their daily lives and send us the footage,” says the title card of a recent Times video. “This is what we got.” We started making calls — the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the Children’s Aid Society, the Y.M.C.A. “We’re doing a story on growing up in New York City, and we want to talk to a bunch of kids, immediately. Can you help?” Read more…