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Playmonster Swings Into Action With The Orangutan Project Partnership

By now most of you know that we hit a lot of the major Toy Events in NYC with the Toy Fair, Toy Insider’s “Sweet Suite” and “Holiday Of Play” and “TTPM (which stands for Toys, Tots, Pets and More) and while we lend focus to the output of the companies being showcased at these awesome happenings, we don’t always get to laud some of the other cool things that they are getting involved in. Recently, I was speaking to one of my most trusted toy reps and was alerted to this cool initiative by Playmonster and The Orangutan Project. Check out the full scoop down below and I’ll return with some closing editorial.

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The Press Release:
PlayMonster has joined forces with The Orangutan Project to raise awareness for the protection and conservation of orangutans and their habitat. Coinciding with National Orangutan Day on Aug.19, 2019, PlayMonster has committed to a year-long Green Partnership and plans to support The Orangutan Project with initiatives across North America.

As the creators of the fun-filled kids’ game Orangutwang™, PlayMonster wanted to show that not only is it Big on Fun, but it is also big on helping one of the world’s most intelligent, yet highly endangered, mammals alongside The Orangutan Project.
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IMPORTANT: The OZY Fest in Central Park Is CANCELLED!!!

You might remember our recently discussing this weekends OZY Fest (seen HERE in case you don’t). Sadly, the city has opted to cancel the event based on the extreme heat that was forecast for the weekend. At last check the news reported in the hundred plus as a real feel. Read more down below.

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The Announcement:
Due to historic temperatures in New York this weekend, the City of New York has canceled OZY Fest. The National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” through Sunday, which happens when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater.

“The health and safety of New Yorkers is our most important concern, and we are left with no other option but to cancel all large-scale park events throughout New York City Saturday and Sunday. We are working hand-in-hand with OZY and others to make this as smooth a process as possible,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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2019 Emmy Awards Full Nominations List

Yesterday the nominations for the 71st Annual Emmy Awards were announced and I am happy to share the rundown with you all today. Take a peruse and see if any of your favorite programs or actors have made the running. Here we go.

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Outstanding Comedy Series:
Barry
Fleabag
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Russian Doll
Schitt’s Creek
Veep

Outstanding Drama Series:
Better Call Saul
Bodyguard
Game of Thrones
Killing Eve
Ozark
Pose
Succession
This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Billy Porter, Pose
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
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Game of Thrones
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Here’s The 2019 ESPY Award Winners Rundown

The other day the winners of the 2019 ESPY Awards were announced and I am happy to share the rundown of those who won the Excellence In Sports Performance Yearly Award with you all. Speaking frankly, I’m not the biggest sports guy but I know that a lot of our readers are and they might want to know the full scoop. Enjoy.

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Best Team:
U.S. Women’s National Team, soccer (WINNER)
Boston Red Sox, MLB
Clemson Tigers, NCAA football
New England Patriots, NFL
Toronto Raptors, NBA
Baylor Bears, NCAA women’s basketball
Virginia Cavaliers, NCAA men’s basketball

Best Male Athlete:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks (WINNER)
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
Brooks Koepka, Golf

Best Female Athlete:
Alex Morgan, USWNT (WINNER)
Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Simone Biles, Gymnast
Mikaela Shiffrin, US Skiing
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The OZY Fest Lineup and Dates

One of the things I like to do with this Lifestyle Blogsite is to constantly keep you in the know about things to do and see around the city. When I learned the lineup about the upcoming Ozy Fest I opted to share that along with a little bit about the event. Since this information was new to me, I took it right from their website.

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About OZY Fest: OZY Fest was born out of our deep belief that broad curiosity — about people, ideas, and culture — fuels meaningful and rewarding lives. Featuring two full days of live music, interactive art, cooking demos, and stimulating conversation with leaders across disciplines and political leanings, OZY Fest offers a rare opportunity to engage with forward-thinking artists, business leaders, presidential candidates, writers, teachers, students and more — all while chowing down on great food in the sunshine of New York’s Central Park
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