This week we welcome Christina Massey. Her work has exhibited extensively in over a dozen solo exhibitions at such venues as the Noyes Art Museum, Rush Arts Galleries and Brown […]
Outdoor dining has become a part of New York City’s landscape. It’s beloved by many — including patrons who want to take extra Covid-19 precautions and those who want a taste of Europe’s famous outdoor cafe culture in the Big Apple. But not everyone is happy; some residents believe outdoor dining was an emergency measure that should not remain a permanent part of the city’s dining scene. Outdoor dining sheds have become a divisive issue.
Queens residents may have noticed brown compost bins popping up around their neighborhoods. Starting on Oct. 3, curbside composting will be available to all Queens residents. When organic material like food scraps, leaves and animal products decompose properly, it becomes compost that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Composting organic organic material also significantly reduces methane emissions — a much-needed win for the planet.
The flurry of attention over the unannounced arrival of dozens of recent asylum seekers to the small Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard — part of a broader bit of political theater engineered by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who himself has spent the past year putting into place bizarre and extreme border security stunts like sending the National Guard to the border — has reignited interest in the arrivals to New York City, and where they stand when they get off the buses in Port Authority.
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced its 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools and only three NYC schools made the list and all are in the Bronx. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes outstanding public and non-public schools and has given out 10,000 awards over the last 38 years. Of 297 schools across the country, the three NYC schools to receive the honor are Icahn Charter School 2, New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math & Science II, and South Bronx Classical Charter III.
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 and celebrates the contributions made by Hispanic Americans to the United States. The DOE has a page full of resources, book suggestions, and events for all age groups.
Over 30 million people have been affected by the monsoon rains in Pakistan, which began in June 2022, leaving more than than one-third of Pakistan under water. The torrential monsoon rain has brought about the most intense flooding in the country’s history, resulting in devastation on a massive scale, requiring urgent collective action.
This we welcome sculptor Abhishek Tuiwala. Tuiwala was born in Gujarat, India, and currently lives and works in New Jersey. In school he initially focused on science, before eventually realizing […]
Epicenter-NYC is continuing to look at how food insecurity, exacerbated by the pandemic, has affected New Yorkers. While many have turned to food pantries for help, the pantries are struggling to keep up with demand, causing them to turn people away or significantly decrease the amount of food given. For those with dietary restrictions, it can be doubly challenging.
Little Amal, a 12-foot puppet representing a refugee girl, landed in New York on Sept. 14. Designed and built by Handspring Puppet Company, she is supposed to depict all refugee children fleeing war, violence and persecution. Little Amal has traveled to more than 12 countries since July 2021, urging people not to forget about refugee children across the globe. From now until Oct. 2, she’ll be making her way across the five boroughs. Here is a list of the places she will be.