Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Boxing is a tough sport but it can be ever more difficult for boxers once they leave the profession. Many fighters put higher education on the sidelines while they pursue a career in the ring. CUNY has teamed up with the New York State Athletic Commission and other groups to help change that with the new “Fight for Your Future” campaign.
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Jon Lovitch’s candy-covered holiday village, “Gingerbread Lane,” made the Guinness Book of World Records last year with 157 gingerbread houses. This year, he’s back at the New York Hall of Science, with plans to break his record by expanding his gingerbread empire to 1,020 houses.
The holiday-themed village will close Jan. 11 when the sweet real estate will be given away.
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
“Canstruction” is a charity event that challenges architects and engineers to create sculptures out of cans of food. Now in its 22nd year, the competition is taking place at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. Teams vie to create the biggest and coolest sculpture using cans that will be donated to City Harvest, which distributes food to hungry New Yorkers.
The exhibition runs through Nov. 20, though winners will be announced on Nov. 10.
Friday, November 7th, 2014
Twirling across the concrete floor of a rustic room lit by dozens of candles, Kate MacLauchlan and Kat Christie, both in elegant white gowns, shared their first dance as a married couple.
The reception, a week later than originally planned, wasn’t what they had initially envisioned. But after going through more than the usual wedding-planning angst, they weren’t complaining.
“I feel like it turned out better than it was supposed to,” shouted MacLauchlan over EMF’s “Unbelievable,” blasting on the loudspeakers of Atelier Roquette in Red Hook.