The Toy Insider’s ninth annual Sweet Suite event, aka the Biggest Night of Play, returned to New York City! Sweet Suite gave press and digital influencers the chance to engage with more than 70 toy companies in advance of the holiday season. Sweet Suite is an invitation-only event, and is designed for experienced bloggers, YouTube creators, and social media influencers. SweetSuite Website
Meghan Trainor, kicking off the Citi Summer Concert Series in front of a cheering audience that packed the TODAY plaza. Crowned by a lovely pastel pink head of hair, Trainor got everybody grooving with songs like her 2014 hit “All About That Bass,” plus “No Excuses,” “Let You Be Right” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” Trainor has been keeping busy lately: Not only has she been working on her third album, she’s also been appearing on Fox’s singing competition “The Four” as a judge. Visiting TODAY, she pointed out her fiancé, “Spy Kids” actor Daryl Sabara on the plaza, noting, “I’m so in love.” While they haven’t set a date for the wedding, she added, “I’m locking it down.”
John Brown reigns as the true Kansas City -style bites BBQ. Find a seat in the back and settle in for a serious shindig. Find city folk ordering perfectly done meats served with a thick and rich barbecue sauce. Rib tips and burnt ends are juicy, tender, and sumptuous when paired with baked beans studded with bits of smoked meat or killer mac-and-cheese that is appropriately bright orange, creamy, and sparked by black pepper. An order of the corn pudding is a must, and nicely caps off a meal here. Fingerlicking is an inevitable end. JohnBrownSeriousBBQ.com
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated their 12thAnnual GET WILD! Summer Gala at Joan and Bernard Carl’s Little Orchard Gardenon Coopers Neck Lane in Southampton. The event honored Jay Schneiderman, Southampton Town Supervisor and Susan McGraw Keber, East Hampton Town Trustee, and welcomed distinguished guests to celebrate the united efforts to rehabilitate animals and successfully release them back into the wild across Long Island.
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Eastern Long Island’s only wildlife hospital, is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the rehabilitation of wild animals impacted by encroachment of humans on their habitat. It is a grass roots organization that grew from a few concerned friends to a group of over 3,000 members and supporters. The center is a full-time professional wildlife hospital staffed by licensed rehabilitators, biologists, animal behaviorists and volunteers. Over 300 people have been trained to assist in wildlife rescues. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park through a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The center is situated on a greenbelt of public land parcels totaling several thousand acres and stretches from Tiana Bay to Peconic Bay located on the eastern end of Long Island, NY. This is a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem consisting of salt and fresh water wetlands, Pine Barrens, deciduous forest and meadowland. Thus, it is the perfect setting for a wildlife rehabilitation center. The hospital is designed exclusively for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife that are recovering within. The Wildlife Rescue Center receives more than 10,000 calls each year for information or assistance involving wild animal encounters. The center also provides educational programs to local elementary and secondary schools. Students from local colleges participate in cooperative education programs and internships. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center annual operating budget exceeds $650,000, almost all of which comes from generous donors. WildlifeRescueCenter.org
LG and AFROPUNK kicked off the collaboration with artist Twin Shadow to create an experiential installation at the iconic National Sawdust venue in Brooklyn. The June 21 installation featured an oversized version of the motorcycle helmet from Twin Shadow’s caer album cover outfitted with LG’s PK Series speakers. LG and AFROPUNK are bridging the connection between passion for music and why great sound matters by collaborating for concerts in New York City and Chicago, providing an opportunity for consumers to literally get “hands-on” in an immersive audio experience. LG Audio Website
Nordstrom’s new 47,000-square-foot Men’s Store has opened at 57th Street and Broadway, and it is a gem. Focused on young customers, the store sparkles with innovative ideas that will change the shopping experience and disrupt the industry.
Nordstrom has an incredible eye for what’s next in fashion. A passionate drive to exceed expectations. For more than 100 years, they have worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping customers express their style—not just buy fashion. They believe fashion is a business of optimism, and in that spirit continue to grow and evolve.
CEWeekNY is the Consumer Tech industry’s weeklong, citywide event in NYC, w/exhibits & conferences focused on innovation & what’s hot in consumer tech.
CE WEEK is NY’s largest technology show. Think FashionWeek meets technology. Located right in the heart of NYC, with more than 3,000 attendees, CE WEEK takes a first look at the hottest tech and trends for the upcoming back-to-school and holiday season.
It’s the right chance to show the right products at the right time to the right audience — meet the tech influencers who will drive mass awareness about your innovation. CE WEEK’s audience is a curated combination of press, retailers, analysts, investors and other thought leaders that cut across NY’s unique business backdrop – in person and online. CEweekNY.com