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Losing a child is extremely difficult and deeply painful and is with you every day -- deeply changing who you are forever as a big piece of you is missing. Losing a child where you know it was preventable and there was proven negligence in a court of law has no words. After we lost our daughter Rebecca to a misdiagnosis in an ER from a viral infection, I studied and read more medical documents than I ever thought I would. After reading and working with top pediatric healthcare experts, I can tell you that it is WELL DOCUMENTED that ERs are not prepared for babies and children. This lack of preparedness includes the specialized training, equipment and supplies that babies and children need to not only get the correct diagnosis and treatment but also to survive. So for the past 8 years, R baby has created life-saving programs, including one of which I got an email last week that the doctor attributes our training to his ability to have saved a very ill 3 year old boy's life. We have also successfully been able to create a definition and criteria for pediatric emergency rooms where one did not exist before. As you know, any little or big action can make a huge difference in this world. So please share this post, attend this event, spread the word, do something to help this cause that affects all families no matter their background. Nothing we do will bring Rebecca back, and believe me I think about her a lot as an 8 year old girl.. what she would be doing, saying, playing and even wearing... but instead Andrew and I treat R Baby as our 4th child and work so hard to make sure all babies and children get the best available emergency healthcare. Together we can really make a real difference. Please help R Baby help all our families. www.rbabyfoundation.org/concert --Phyllis Rabinowitz
Categories: Community, Programs, Theater
Calling All Adventurous Families! CITY PARKS FOUNDATION SEEKS PARTICIPANTS FOR ITS “GET UP & GO! FAMILY ADVENTURE RACE”Presented by City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation’s “Get Up & Go! Family Adventure Race” is an exciting and FREE parent-child race that combines basic exercises and sports skills, to provide a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for the whole family. The 2014 races will take place in Conference House Park on Staten Island, Flushing Meadows Park in Queens and Inwood Park in Manhattan, on a course featuring 12 activity stations. Team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line! Activities include: javelin throw, jump rope, basketball free throw, hurdles, and a mini climbing wall. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age grouping. All participants who finish the race will receive t-shirts and certificates of completion. The 2014 Family Adventure Races are generously sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company believes exercise is vital to everyone’s health and well- being. By supporting physical activity and nutrition education programs in the communities we serve, we are working to help provide workable solutions to the problem of obesity and support efforts to increase physical activity worldwide. We sponsor more than 280 physical activity and nutrition education programs in more than 115 countries. In all, millions of people have participated in Coca-Cola– sponsored activities in their communities. We develop programs that support an active, healthy lifestyle in collaboration with governmental agencies, community organizations and health experts. We support research aimed at increasing understanding of consumers’ barriers to and motivation for engaging in physical activity. We are also working to provide more beverage options than ever to fit every lifestyle, including more low- and no- calorie beverages to complement our caloric options. To learn more, visit www.comingtogether.com. Founded in 1989, City Parks Foundation (CPF) is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. CPF works in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. CPF’s programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City. For more details, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org.
Ballet Academy East announces Auditions for the Pre-Professional Ballet Division on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 5pm and Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5pm at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor, NYC. Auditions will be held for students 7-19 years old. The audition fee is $20. To register, visit www.baenyc.com, click on “Pre- Professional Division” and follow the online instructions, call 212-410-9140, or email email@example.com. Full-Year Tuition Scholarships will be awarded to select male students. Financial aid is available to deserving male and female students.
Charity happy hour and mixer, benefiting East Africa Children's Hope, a charity, which funds education for some of East Africa's most vulnerable children. See www.EastAfricaChildrensHope.org or email Melanie@EastAfricaChildrensHope.org for details. Drink specials and a spectacular raffle.
Categories: Community, Programs
The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. elevates traditional storytelling to high art in the fantastical, song-filled play THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON. After nearly a lifetime of tending to the old moon (which leaks its liquid light daily), an old man abandons his post when his wife unexpectedly leaves home. With spirited folk music, inventive theatrical effects and a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, the wunderkinds of PigPen perform a folk-rock fable about light, love and an epic journey to the End of the World.
Some travel by bus and some get around by bike, but to see the whole world, it's best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. As told by a loving father to his young daughter, one small snail "with an itchy foot" does just that in an adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Based on the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and adapted for the stage by London's Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2004), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE uses brilliant storytelling, beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes.
Some travel by bus and some get around by bike, but to see the whole world, it's best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. As told by a loving father to his young daughter, one small snail "with an itchy foot" does just that in an adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Based on the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and adapted for the stage by London's Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2004), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE uses brilliant storytelling, beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes. This performance has been specially adapted for individuals with autism or sensory sensitivity and everyone is welcome to enjoy the show in a relaxed atmosphere.
From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the stage in an inspired reimagining of Mozart's masterpiece opera THE MAGIC FLUTE: Impempe yomlingo. Sung in English by an ensemble of more than two dozen vibrant voices, classic arias are enlivened with exhilarating orchestrations of merry marimbas and powerful percussion. A brilliant fusion of fairy tale and African myth, the show shines especially bright when the majestic Pauline Malefane performs her acclaimed interpretation of the Queen of the Night. Winner of an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (Young Vic, London) and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), this fresh, fearless and fantastical production, co-produced by Eric Abraham and the Young Vic, brims with dazzling drama, crisp comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love.