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The curtain has come down on the Miss America Pageant's historic crowning of Kira Kazantsev , in what pageant officials dubbed a "three-peat" - the third Miss New York to go on to nab the Miss America title. In fact, Miss Staten Island Scholarship Pageant officials have announced that the local pageant is set for Sunday, Nov. 9, at the College of Staten Island in Willowbrook.
Author Jessica Bacal will speak about her recently published book, "Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong," this evening at 7 in the Mills Theater, located within Carr Hall on the campus of Bay Path University. Bacal currently oversees the Wurtele Center for Work & Life at Smith College, and among other degrees, holds a master of fine arts degree from Hunter College.
How much: $22, 46.50 and $72 at Ticketmaster or the box office Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. STATEN ISLAND - Jason Mraz is incorporating the title of his biggest hit to deliver a special message to New York City: "I'm Yours" The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter's "Five Boroughs Tour" - a residency or sorts in celebration of his new album, "YES!" - is making its way to the borough's historic St. George Theatre this weekend. The 37-year-old singer-songwriter, who's based in San Diego, attended Manhattan's American Musical and Dramatic Academy for a year-and-a-half in the 1990s.
The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts kicked off Santa Barbara's 2014-15 performance season with a celebratory event on Sept. 9 on stage at the Granada Theatre .
Celebrated Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, heralded as a possible winner of the Nobel prize in literature this year by The Guardian , will be featured in a one-day symposium at Manhattanville College on Friday, September 26, 2014, as part of the College's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program annual Fall Writers' Weekend. Ngugi will give a keynote reading from his works beginning at 7:00 p.m. The symposium, free of charge and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a panel on Ngugi's life and work.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester's The Colonial Nutcracker on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 each, and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 .
Connecticut opens a new high school in Norwalk based on IBM's P-TECH model that takes students from grade 9 to grade 14 to train future IT workers. IBM announced that the state of Connecticut has opened its first school based on the IBM Pathways in Technology Early College High School model in Norwalk to train future IT workers.
Americans spend more than $9,000 apiece on health care every year. Ouch, you say.
September 15, 2014 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that seven public entities and two individuals in health, transportation and higher education from across New York State will be honored with the first BuildSmart NY Awards. The Awards recognize leadership and excellence in building energy performance and innovative uses of clean energy solutions in public facilities, ultimately driving down government operating expenses, saving taxpayers millions of dollars and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in support of a cleaner and greener environment for all New Yorkers.
It's not as well-known as other historic sites associated with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, but a six-story Manhattan town house where the Roosevelts lived for decades is reclaiming its place in history as a living testament to their legacy. The home was given to Franklin and Eleanor as a wedding gift in 1908 by FDR's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt.
This new school year, the Babylon Junior-Senior High School welcomed two new administrators, one new to the district and one familiar face. Following years of teaching earth science and AP environmental science at Glen Cove High School, Matthew S. Ryan has been appointed assistant principal of the junior-senior high school.
A student group at the City University of New York postponed a vote on a boycott resolution of Israel because it would have taken place on the Jewish Sabbath. About 100 people attended the meeting of the Doctoral Students' Council on Friday evening and debated the "Resolution for the Endorsement of Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions."
From a 1924 two-speed Ford to a sweet 1964 Volkswagen Beetle in original dove blue and rows of gleaming Cadillacs, hundreds of classic cars are on display at the College of Staten Island for Sunday's 38th annual car show and flea market sponsored by the nonprofit Staten Island Region of the Antique Auto Club of America. Tony Mei of Prince's Bay, proud owner of this 1955 Ford Thunderbird.
The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University. The study, published September 10 in PLOS ONE , also found that movies' influence was strongest in the early twentieth century and has declined since.
A new group of six Westchester towns including Pelham Manor, have been labeled exclusionary in a new report by the federal monitor overseeing the county's affordable housing settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development . Although New Rochelle native Ray Rice has been released from the only professional football team he's ever played for , and was suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video shows him knocking out his then-fiancee, not all residents of his hometown are prepared to give up on him.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:17 am
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