I'm a Freelance Music Photojournalist from NYC and Founder of the Heavy Metal website PiercingMetal.com; I created this blog site to showcase the other things in life that keep my interest or catch my attention. Believe me that is a lot of stuff to talk about when it comes down to it. I hope you enjoy what we are delivering because there is so much to share as a resident of this bustling metropolis.
The continued spread of the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic found numerous events postponed or cancelled outright over the last few weeks. Fortunately for the fans of the annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo, that event has offered up brand-new dates for September. Let’s take a look at the updated press news about this fiery function.
The Press Release:
The founders of High River Sauces have announced that their always highly-anticipated NYC Hot Sauce Expo will be returning for an 8th time this September at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Originally scheduled for April, the festival has been moved to September for the safety of all guests. It will feature all of the staples that have attracted attendees by the thousands in previous years – such as the Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competition and annual Hot Sauce Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – will be returning alongside the Insane Eating Challenges that take place on the Stage of DOOM (full schedule below) and the Chihuahua Beauty Contest. This year, the 2020 NYC Hot Sauce Expo will offer attendees the opportunity to sample 50 of the world’s finest purveyors of hot sauce, as well as, top-notch craft beers, spicy cocktails and a myriad of food options such as BBQ and tacos for carnivores, vegans and everyone in between. Continue reading High River Sauces “NYC Hot Sauce Expo” Reveals Rescheduled Dates For 2020→
As you all know, the world around us is in a very alarming and uncertain state as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Based on its rapid spread and in efforts to stem it off while preventative measures are worked on, events are being postponed or cancelled all together. Readers might recall that both the New York International Auto Show, Architectural Digest Design Show and the Tribeca Film Festival have been postponed with only the Auto and Design Shows having new dates so far. Click the highlighted text for more details on those happenings. This update brings us up to speed with this years BookExpo. Read on.
To our BookExpo, UnBound & BookCon community,
Booksellers, librarians, authors, publishers, fans and everyone passionate about this industry are what make these events so special. At every step and with every decision, we have you in mind, so it’s our responsibility to make sure that your health and safety come first at all times.
After many hours of conversation, we have decided to postpone BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon from May to July 22-26 at the Javits Center. We have been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in New York and around the country. Following the guidance of health officials, we are now complying with the State’s request that large gatherings be postponed to ensure the well-being of everyone involved with our event. Continue reading Event Update: A Message From BookExpo→
The Press Release:
Today, JumpStart Academy announced that its three award-winning core programs (JumpStart Academy Preschool, JumpStart Academy Kindergarten and JumpStart Academy Math) are available for families at a 50% discount off their annual subscriptions until April 30th, 2020 Learning with fun and educational content is paramount to JumpStart Academy and while families, students, and educational leaders are being affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19), JumpStart Academy wants to provide an easy and accessible learning tool for all. “While at home, it’s important to maintain educational momentum in each child’s respective academic year and ensure their skills are being practiced,” said Shannon Gale, JumpStart Academy Brand Manager. “We want children to enjoy learning and our JumpStart Academy programs seamlessly integrate educational content and make it fun and engaging.” JumpStart Academy is known for its award-winning home and school programs that educators can seamlessly integrate into curriculums and track student progress. Its resource library includes worksheets to practice skills, activities to do together at home or on-the-go and informative articles for parents looking for advice. Continue reading JumpStart Academy Offers Interactive Educational Programs For Families w Kids At-Home→
Hello my friends and “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day” to you all. I know that it’s weird to wish readers such a thing considering the growing concerns about this Coronavirus (aka Covid-19). As you well know by now, the annual Saint Patrick’s Day was cancelled in addition to large gatherings. With gatherings like concerts, conventions and parades being among the biggest draws of people, the view is by stopping them from happening, we will help slow the progression of this virus. Here’s to hoping right? This photo below comes from the nearby popular bar and restaurant, The Wicked Monk.
“We founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a way to heal our community after the devastation of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. We were determined to overcome our fear and anxiety by joining together. It is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community, said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises.
We have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans.”
Please check the website linked below for the latest updates, ticket refund information and details about how we are moving forward.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Considering just how many announcements that I’ve made based on the continued spread of this Coronavirus, I think at this point it might be safe to say that “2020 is cancelled” because so many events have been postponed or cancelled outright. I’m not just referring to things happening next week but also things that were still months away from happening. I’ve pretty much run out of closing editorial responses to these kinds of announcements and I was looking forward to seeing what this years even was to be about. Please stay tunes to our Events Calendar for any updated listings, I will be adding back in the cancelled stuff as soon as I learn about what their new dates are. Stay healthy out there.