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For The Love of Comic Con 

By: Rodney Ramlochan × Elle Grant × Vaughn Lowery

New York City’s Comic Con is a key annual fan event dedicated to Western comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, movies, television and more. First held in 2006, this classic event was canceled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, devastating fans who look forward to this mainstay of popular culture. Yet this year, Comic Con made its triumphant return, though it looked a little different in the attendance of both its exhibitors and fans. 360 MAGAZINE got the full scoop from well-versed fan Rodney Ramlochan on how this event has changed. He offers comments on the good, the bad, the Covid, and the in between for 360 readers. Read Ramlochan’s full testimony below:

To say that I love New York Comic Con is an understatement. For over a decade, as a pop-culture geek, I’ve enjoyed the fantastic guests, panels, original art, unique exhibitors, industry merchants, and one-of-kind exclusives. It has always been one of my favorite events to cover, and as a die-hard fan, I was deeply disappointed that the pandemic caused last year’s convention to go virtual. However, I was thrilled to hear that the event was coming back in person this year. Since much had changed over the past eighteen months, I thought it would be cool to experience the event as a fan rather than cover it as press. I also wanted to test-drive ReedPop’s Metaverse membership for ordering in-person tickets and focus on the overall fan experience, including Covid safety precautions and notable differences between this year and cons from yesteryear. Here are my post-Comic Con impressions. 

I purchased tickets a few months ago in July using the MetaVerse presale process. Of course, this was before the uptick caused by the Delta variant strain. I didn’t expect any issues with purchasing online as I’ve never really had a problem buying 4-day or single-day passes in the past. Still, I was interested in trying out the new Metaverse Membership that gives you first access to NYCC badges, photo ops & autographing tickets. My mission this year was to get both an autograph and photograph with William Shatner, epic space captain of the Starship Enterprise and now a real-life astronaut. In addition to getting first dibs on NYCC in-person tickets, the Superfan membership allows you to buy MCM Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con, and C2E2 tickets. You can also get paid digital experiences, exclusive access to video content and celebrity panels, access to exclusive NYCC merchandise online. 

The Superfan Membership process was relatively seamless. I signed up at the end of June using the Metaverse Membership email and bought tickets using a dedicated link on my profile page within a few days. I purchased single day passes for each day of the convention, and I was contacted for the opportunity to purchase photo ops and autographs in addition at the end of September. Overall, I’d say the membership was worth it. It’s perfect for the fan who would rather have a more significant window of time to purchase tickets. Outside of remembering to click on the notification reminder emails and follow the presale, photo ops, and autographs links, ordering is straightforward.  There are no worries about getting tickets for the exact days you want to attend. If you are good with the allotted time frame afforded by the standard ordering process, then paying for the Superfan membership may not be beneficial at this time. However, I do wonder what the future holds for purchasing tickets in the future. Suppose the Superfan method of buying in-person tickets becomes more popular. Will it impact the standard order process and make it more challenging to obtain single-day passes post-pandemic?  Only time will tell. 

As far as Covid safety protocols, enforcement, and logistics, the ReedPop and the Javitz Center team did a great job managing this. Before attending, I was uncertain why New York Comic Con needed a partnership with CLEAR Health Pass. Especially since vaccination proof was a requirement for attending and could be validated using vaccine cards and existing apps like the NY Excelsior Pass. In hindsight, standardizing the application that everyone uses for admission was a smart move. At the very least, it streamlined the process and expedited entry for most. I picked up my green ReedPop vaccine wristband at the Javitz Crystal Palace a few nights before opening. It took me less than 5 minutes to show the CLEAR app and retrieve the band, and in many ways, this process foreshadowed the overall feel and attendance for the convention. NYC began requiring proof of vaccinations in early September, and the event was following suit. The mandate may have impacted attendance, as I read many social media comments from individuals that stated they wanted to return or sell their tickets because they didn’t know the vaccine would be mandated before purchasing. But, as a whole, most people in attendance complied with the requirements. I was there all four days and only encountered two individuals not wearing masks on the main floor. I didn’t notice security enforcing the mask mandate, but I did hear that a vendor and few individuals had been removed from the showroom floor for not following the rules.  At my William Shatner autograph and photo ops sessions, plexiglass partitions protected Shatner and the fans. Partitions were used at all reserved signings and photo op sessions. According to ReedPop, 150,000 paid in-person attendees were at the event this past weekend compared to 250,000 in previous years. Even with 100,00 fewer people, this was the largest indoor in-person event held in New York since 2019, showing a great evolution from where things were at the start of the pandemic. It was good to see that all of the proper safety protocols were in place. 

One of the most significant differences between this year’s Comic Con and past shows was the notable absence of large exhibitors like Disney, Marvel, DC, Image, Sony, Amazon, SYFY, and distributors like Funko and Midtown Comics. Of course, it didn’t come as a surprise, as we had been receiving no-show notices practically every week leading up to the event. I’m sure it deterred some folks from attending, but I think it helped provide a unique experience for those who did. It minimized the crowd and offered other smaller exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their properties and spend more time with fans. As a result, I spent a lot more time than I would typically have at smaller booths. For example, I met the great folks at Plunderlings, a boutique toy line presenting a fresh take on fantasy universes from a Caribbean perspective. Although some of the major players weren’t present, there was an excellent turnout for anime fans from Toei Animation, Funimation, VIZ Media, and Tamashii Nations. Without having to compete for floor space, it seemed as if their exhibits doubled in size. If you were a fan of these companies, it was probably the first time in years that you could casually stroll through their exhibits without waiting in line. Although it was less crowded, the show floor did not feel empty. As expected, Saturday and Sunday saw an increase in volume of attendees, but nothing compared to the previous years. 

One of the most extraordinary changes this year was the unveiling of the new Javits Center expansion project. It took a few minutes to figure out exactly where floors 4 and 5 were, but once you found them in the building adjacent to the old center, you were treated to the fantastic skyline and river views on the way up to the panel rooms and the new Empire Stage. There were a few blockbuster live panels, including Ghostbuster and The Boys; however, many panels like Sandman Act II and Wheel of Time were pre-recorded videos. I did sit in on the Sandman panel, but post-viewing, I felt a bit underwhelmed – watching a video of writer Neil Gaiman, audiobook director Dirk Maggs, actor James McCoy (who voices the title character), and actor/filmmaker Kevin Smith (who voices Merv Pumpkinhead) was not the same as seeing them in person. In addition, ReedPop introduced a new reservation system for the larger panels instead of the “badge tap-in” process used in the past. I have mixed feelings about this, as it didn’t appear that anyone’s reservations for the panels were being checked. It may have been because there was excess capacity remaining at the events I attended. However, I will note that the folks at the Tamashii Nations booth to purchase their exclusive Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Son Goku figure did check for reservations. 

Overall, expanding the panels to the new venue resulted in two significant outcomes. First, it allowed more space to return to smaller fan-focused panels, which featured creators interacting with their fandom instead of pitching major studio events.  Second, moving the panels out of the main building allowed for Artist Alley to take back a prominent role I felt it had lost over the past few years. This year, the Alley was front and center, featuring principal mainstays like Fabian Nicieza, Chris Claremont, Rob Leifeld, and Scott Synder amongst many others. I especially enjoyed chatting with Ben Bishop, one of the key artists on TMNT’s The Last Ronin. 

Undoubtedly, many of this year’s Comic Con changes resulted from how best to host an event during a pandemic, but many of the changes also focused on improving the fan experience. As a result, NYCC 2021 felt more like the NYCC of 2011, but with a few notable improvements. Creators were able to connect more with their fandoms, fans were able to stop and appreciate exhibitors and artists more, and ReedPop unveiled a few new processes to streamline crowd control and help fans maximize their time at the event. It wasn’t perfect, but as a fan, it exceeded my expectations, and I’m even more looking forward to a pandemic-free NYCC next year. 

360 MAGAZINE covers NYCC
360 MAGAZINE covers NYCC
360 MAGAZINE covers NYCC.
Rodney Ramlochan attends NYCC on behalf of 360 MAGAZINE and meets William Shatner.
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Rezz Spiral Tour

DJ/producer Rezz announces North American headline dates for her “Spiral Tour” which kicks off on February 5th, 2022 in Vancouver, BC. Tickets go on sale this week starting with Spotify pre-sale on Wednesday, September 29th at 10am local time (Password is Spiral) and tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, October 1st at 10am local time. Check out the tour dates below and tickets can be purchased HERE.

Rezz will be releasing her new single “Let Me In” with fknsyd along with the music video this Friday, October 1st. You can pre-save it HERE.

Rezz says, “I’m so excited to announce the Spiral tour as it will feature the biggest production I’ve ever had by far. “Let me in” with fknsyd is one of my favourite songs I’ve ever worked on , her voice & song writing is so incredible I can’t wait for you to hear. 

“Let Me In” with fknsyd follows “Chemical Bond” with DEATHPACT. Both tracks will be featured on Rezz’s fourth album spiral which is set to be released this fall via Rezz Music/RCA Records.

“Spiral Tour” Dates

Feb 4 – PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC 

Feb 18 – Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI 

Feb 19 – Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 

Feb 25 – Armory, Minneapolis, MN 

Feb 26 – Factory, St. Louis, MO 

Mar 4 – Terminal 5, New York, NY 

Mar 5 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

Mar 11 – The Met, Philadelphia, PA 

Mar 12 – Echostage, Washington, DC 

Mar 18 – Riverworks, Buffalo, NY 

Mar 19 – Express Live!, Columbus, OH 

Apr 1 – Bayou, Houston, TX 

Apr 2 – South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX 

Apr 30 – Frost Amp, Stanford, CA 

Over the summer, Rezz teamed up with Dove Cameron to release “Taste of You” which was declared “…the best electronic collaboration of 2021 to date” by EDM.com while Billboard stated, “Their combined efforts make for a catchy, fairly traditionally structured but nonetheless punch-packing track that demonstrates the skills of each artist…” Earlier this year Rezz released “Sacrificial” feat. PVRIS along with the video. Watch HERE. Alternative Press praised the track by calling it “…the perfect blend of both artists’ strengths and distinct artistry.”

About Rezz

26-year-old Canadian DJ/producer Isabelle Rezazadeh AKA Rezz has racked up tens of millions of streams, sold out legendary venues and headlined top festivals around the world. She oozes originality and produces genre-bending electronic works, striking a sharp balance between bass-heavy and minimal tech compositions. Her first independent project – the adventurous Beyond The Senses EP – was released in 2019 and garnered praise from Alternative Press, SPIN and Billboard who called it “her most impactful project to date” and went on to receive The JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year in 2020. She graced the cover of Billboard’s 2019 Dance Issue and has been attributed as being at the forefront of the dance and rock music crossover. 2020 marked a banner year for the producer who released her first single through RCA Records “Someone Else” with Grabbitz which has garnered over 50 million streams worldwide and reached #15 on Alt Radio in the US and #1 in Canada. Alternative Press praised the song upon its release, including it as the lead track in their weekly playlist. They called the video “another high point in Rezz’s canon,” saying, “…the song evokes a sinister groove that will appeal to dance music devotees as well as industrial rivetheads…Rezz is heavily featured in a documentary called “Underplayed,” available on Amazon Prime Video, which highlights the current issues female DJs face in the dance industry.

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LOST KINGS – ME, MYSELF AND ADDERALL

LOST KINGS RELEASE NEW TRACK “ME, MYSELF AND ADDERALL” FEATURING GOODY GRACE TODAY – LISTEN HERE

Miss The Future Tour Kicks Of August 26th  

Confirmed to play sets at Lollapolooza and EDC Las Vegas

Los Angeles based producers Lost Kings release their latest track “Me, Myself And Adderall” ft. singer/songwriter/producer Goody Grace today via Disruptor/RCA Records. Listen to the track hereThe duo will debut the track live for the first time at Lollapalooza on Saturday, July 31 at Perry’s stage. Lost Kings shared their excitement about getting back on the stage for their fans in an interview with CBS Chicago. Check out the interview here.

Last month, the two released the music video to their track “I Miss The Future” ft. Jordan Shaw (click here to watch). The deeply personal music video was directed by Kyle Cogan and takes a look at the past year and what they missed. The music video simultaneously pays tribute to Rob’s father and those lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lost Kings are hitting the road this summer on their Miss The Future Tour.  The 15-date tour will kick off on August 26 in Durham, NC, and end Denver, Colorado on October 1, with two stops at NYC’s historic Webster Hall. For more information on the tour and specific presales please visit here. The two will also make stops at Lollapolooza and EDC Las Vegas, with more to be announced soon.

Miss The Future Tour Dates

August 26, 2021          Durham, NC                The Fruit

August 27, 2021          Charlotte, NC              World

August 28, 2021          Atlanta, GA                 District

September 3, 2021      Austin, TX                    Vulcan

September 4, 2021      Houston, TX                Stereo Live

September 5, 2021      Dallas, TX                    Stereo Live

September 10, 2021    New York, NY              Webster Hall

September 11, 2021    New York, NY              Webster Hall

September 16, 2021    Philadelphia, PA          NOTO

September 17, 2021    Washington, DC         Echostage

September 23, 2021    Salt Lake City, UT        SKY

September 24, 2021    San Francisco, CA       August Hall

September 25, 2021    San Francisco, CA       August Hall

September 30, 2021    Portland, OR               45 East

October 1, 2021          Denver, CO                  Church

About Lost Kings

Lost Kings consists of Los Angeles based duo Rob Gainley and Nick Shanholtz. The two have risen up through the ranks of new producer talents, gaining over 800 million combined streams worldwide. In the process, they have released various original music and remixes, released two EP’s, Paper Crowns and Lost Angeles, and sold out major markets across the US–including New York’s Webster Hall and Chicago’s Bottom Lounge. The group’s EP’s featured artists from all genres of music including Wiz Khalifa, Ally Brooke, A$AP Ferg, Marc E. Bassy, Loren Gray, Social House, Anna Clendening and more.

In 2020 the group released a string of songs including “Hurt,” which features DeathbyRomy’s powerful, rich vocals. Additionally, their current single “Oops” features multiple Grammy-nominated hitmaker Ty Dolla $ign and critically acclaimed recording artist GASHI. Other features include MASN on “Mountains” and “Runaway” featuring Destiny Rogers.  All four of the tracks have over 26 million streams worldwide and will also be featured on the upcoming EP.

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FLOGGING MOLLY × VIOLENT FEMMES ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINE TOUR

Legendary punk bands Flogging Molly and Violent Femmes are excited to announce their upcoming fall co-headline tour, featuring special guests Me First And The Gimme Gimmes and Thick. Various pre-sales begin this week, with general tickets on-sale this Friday, June 25 at 10 am local time. For tickets and more information, please visit here.

 

The run kicks off September 3 in Maryland Heights, MO and will bring good times and great music to cities from coast to coast, including a show at Pier 17 in New York City on September 21. Full routing can be found below.

 

Flogging Molly’s Dave King shares his excitement about the news: “What a joy it is to announce our co-headline tour this coming September/October 2021 with the legendary Violent Femmes. We in the Flogging Molly family cannot wait to share the stage with such an amazing group, so please join us in celebrating the return of what we’ve all truly missed: the live music experience. We cannot wait to see you all! So take care dear friends, till we raise a glass to one and all, Slainté! Flogging Molly.”

 

Violent Femmes’ Brian Ritchie shares: “Can’t be hermits forever. Violent Femmes re-enter the big bad world they sing about. We are happy to crawl out of our hole just in time to celebrate 40 years as a band.”

 

As Violent Femmes celebrate their 40th anniversary together this year, this also provided an opportunity to commemorate the band’s enduring catalog of cult classics with the long out-of-print vinyl reissue of Add It Up (19811993’). Available now via Craft Recordings, the 23-track compilation was re-released on 2-LP and digital formats, featuring the Femmes’ biggest hits such as “Blister in the Sun,” “American Music,” and “Gone Daddy Gone,” plus live recordings of fan-favorites like “Add It Up,” and “Kiss Off,” alongside a trove of demos, B-sides, interstitial voice recordings, and rarities. Click here to stream or pick up Add It Up (19811993’) on vinyl. Craft will be working with the band on more special catalog reissues to be announced shortly, stay tuned to Violent Femmes’ socials for more details coming soon.

 

This news follows exciting announcement that Flogging Molly are partnering with Sixthman for the 6th Salty Dog Cruise, setting sail March 28 – April 1, 2022 with friends Descendents, The Distillers, Frank Turner (Duo), Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Broilers, Möngöl Hörde, Authority Zero, Dave Hause & the Mermaid, Thick, The Cherry Coke$, Punk Rock Karaoke, Guise, and more to be announced. For more information, visit Flogging Molly Cruise. The band also recently performed a special St. Patrick’s Day livestream concert broadcast from the iconic Whelan’s Irish Pub in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Bushmills Irish Whiskey®. Additionally, Flogging Molly will perform at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on Sunday, September 5.

 

Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes Tour Dates:

9/3 – Maryland Heights, MO – St. Louis Music Park

9/4 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheatre at White River State Park

9/8 – Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE!

9/10 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre

9/11 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion

9/12 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage

9/14 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

9/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

9/17 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion

9/18 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory

9/19 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center Inc.

9/21 – New York, NY – Pier 17

9/22 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl

9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House

9/25 – Big Flats, NY – Tag’s Summer Stage

9/26 – Washington, DC – The Anthem

10/5 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

10/6 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center

10/8 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre

10/9 – Las Vegas, NV – Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

10/10 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre

10/12 – Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park

10/13 – Fresno, CA – Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater

10/15 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater

10/16 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater

10/17 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheater

10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

10/20 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom

10/22 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theater

10/23 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

About Flogging Molly:

Flogging Molly is comprised of Dave King (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran), Bridget Regan (violin, tin whistle, vocals), Dennis Casey (guitar, vocals), Matt Hensley (accordion, concertina, vocals), Nathen Maxwell (bass guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals), and Mike Alonso (drums, percussion). Starting out as the house band for Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles and building a loyal following through endless touring, Flogging Molly has become a staple in the punk scene over the past 20 years, kicking off with its raucous debut showcase, Swagger, and continuing through its five additional studio albums. With numerous late-night television appearances under their belt, its sell-out Salty Dog Cruise through the Caribbean, and yearly St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Los Angeles, the band is currently working on the Rise Records follow-up to its latest LP, Life Is Good. Recently, the band reissued Swagger with exclusive tracks, an Irish traditional set, a 60-minute video feature, and exclusive merch in a collectable box set.

About Violent Femmes:

Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee, WI, with the goal to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet. The band released their eponymous debut album in 1983, finally entering the Billboard Charts and earning a platinum certification eight years after the fact. Over the course of their three-decade career, the Femmes have released 10 studio albums, four live albums, four compilation albums, an EP, and several singles, earning a legendary cult status and influencing generations of musicians with their catalog.

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Merci – Subtle Fiction I

Watch The Video For “City Haircut” HERE

Today, D.C. alternative quintet Merci release their new EP, Subtle Fiction I, via Rise Records: AVAILABLE HERE. Along with the EP, they also share the kaleidoscopic official video for their new single “City Haircut”WATCH HERE.

“‘City Haircut’ is a song about those nights when you’ve had and said too much,” the band shared about the new single. “The song came together in almost a week and was one of the most intuitive tracks to write.”

Merci shared the first taste of the new EP in 2020 with their debut single “Foolish Me.” Earlier this year, they released the next single “Haunt Me,” along with its accompanying cinematic visual inspired by the Eggers Brothers’ film The Lighthouse. Full track listing can be found below.

Subtle Fiction I track listing:

  1. The Palm
  2. Never Coming Back
  3. Haunt Me
  4. City Haircut
  5. Foolish Me

About Merci:

Washington, DC’s Merci (Seth Coggeshall [vocals, guitar], Nick Jones [guitar], Colby Witko [vocals, keys], Justin Mason [bass], and Jack Dunigan [drums]) funnel dreamy nocturnal pop through the lens of dyed-in-the-wool rock underpinned by live instrumentation. Having woven themselves into the fabric of the DMV music scene, playing in various groups separately and together for years, the five members officially joined forces as Merci in 2018 and immediately began prepping for their debut album–due out 2021 via Rise Records.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day may seem far away, but June is right around the corner. It’s never too early to begin shopping for the important men in your life. 360 Magazine has put together a list of the best gifts for men that will come in handy this Father’s day. No need to get your dad another necktie, we have options for many men’s different interests.

BODYARMOR x Chris Brickley

BODYARMOR Sports Drink, the fastest-growing sports drink in the category, today announced a new partnership with celebrity basketball trainer Chris Brickley as the brand’s newest athlete partner.

Brickley’s partnership with BODYARMOR makes him the latest addition to BODYARMOR’s impressive athlete roster, including Kyler Murray, Mookie Betts, Christian McCaffrey, James Harden, Naomi Osaka, Mike Trout, Ja Morant, and Megan Rapinoe. In addition to its robust athlete partner roster, BODYARMOR is the Official Sports Drink of the UFC, Major League Soccer, and the US Open.

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Rado Uniquely Square Watches

For the father that needs a new watch, try Rado’s line of square watches. Square watches are uniquely different well beyond their rectangular shape, Rado’s square watches provide remarkable comfort and amazing looks. They are made of high-tech ceramic, a material created by Rado that is extremely light, scratch-resistant and that adjusts to the wearer’s body temperature.

The square shape also allows for a wider and unobscured view of the dial, making it easier to admire the skeletonized movement of the True Square Open Heart timepieces. The True Square Collection offers a wide variety of styles and sizes and even options with diamonds. The men in your life will feel the Rado difference.

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Oakley Eyewear

Oakley® has just dropped their latest eyewear collection that is sure to please any dad this Father’s Day. Styles range from performance sunglasses that can take you to new heights and lifestyle sunnies that are perfect for any activity. If you can’t find the perfect frame, Oakley also offers customization features so you can build your very own eyewear. There are over 40 million combinations to choose from and you can check it out HERE.

Oakley just announced the signing of six-time NBA All-Star, Damian Lillard to carry on the brand’s legacy in basketball. In tandem with the signing of Damian, Oakley is re-releasing the iconic ‘90s frames, the X Metal® Romeo and Juliet. Visit Oakley’s website for more information on the collab.

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New Lids Collections

New Era MLB Ultimate Patch Under Visor Collection

The Ultimate Patch UV Collection features 9 unique colorways, all with non-traditional under colors and a variety of side patches ranging from World Series patches, All Star Game patches, or Anniversary patches. The nontraditional colors are shown through the color of the hat, the MLB Batterman logo, team logo and under the visor of the cap. The colorways are featured across all 30 MLB teams in the 59Fifty fitted silhouette.

New Era MLB Gray Anniversary Collection *Exclusive to Lids

The Gray Anniversary Patch collection commemorates a key anniversary for all teams with a side patch hit, such as the Dodgers 100th Anniversary, Blue Jays 25th Anniversary, or the 30th Anniversary of Busch Stadium. Key design features include gray crowns/team color visor and green under visor, primary and Cooperstown logos used, and intricacy with each design.

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Puma Suede Mono Gold

PUMA has added a new release to the Suede family today – the Suede Mono Gold. These are the perfect shoes for any fashion-forward father. The Suede Classic Mono Gold doubles down on the monochromatic vibes with a tonal color palette, iced-out rubber sole and luxe gold foil detailing for an elevated addition. The unisex pack features three new sleek monochromatic colorways – ‘Barbados Cherry-Gold’, ‘Elektro Blue-Gold’, and ‘Byzantium-Gold’.

The new release comes on the heels of PUMA’s refresh of its iconic Suede silhouette with the release of Suede XXI. Originally hitting the scenes in 1968, PUMA’s Suede continues to be a classic for all time. Retailing for $70, the Suede Mono Gold is now available on PUMA.com, the NYC Flagship store, and in select retailers.

Fresh Hoods

Celebrity-loved artist, Romero Britto, collaborated with Fresh Hoods to create a bold one-of-a-kind sweatshirt line, merging his genius pop aesthetic with the brand’s high-quality apparel. The “Brazilian-born and Miami-made” artist uses bright hues and playful imagery as a reflection of his positive outlook on life and hope for the future.

Britto’s designs have been showcased worldwide, including London’s Hyde Park and Carrousel du Louvre, bringing people from all cultures together through art. The French Bull-King Hoodie, features a custom made design, crafted from premium polyester. The fancy bulldog graphic with a crown was created by the brand’s team of resident artists in a collaboration with the talented graphic artist. You can purchase the limited-edition collection here on the Fresh Hoods website for $79.99 per sweatshirt.

Ballsy Brands

Men need self care nights too and Ballsy has products that will keep your man fresh from head to toe. The brand uses natural ingredients and never uses sulfates, parabens, synthetic dyes, and of course never test on animals. The products are developed with unique active ingredients to keep you feeling and smelling better than ever before.

From the “Sack Pack,” which includes a nut rub and sack spray, to their “Liquid Courage” body wash, any man in your life will be feeling fresh with Ballsy products. All of the products are affordable and begin at around $15, so you won’t break the bank spoiling the men in your life.

Champion Athleticwear x Premier Lacrosse League

Champion Athleticwear has recently become the official apparel partner of the Premier Lacrosse League for the 2021 season! The partnership will include providing all sideline apparel, collaboration on clothing lines, marketing initiatives, and other creative co-branding opportunities. The PLL and Champion will also be working together to create innovative new apparel products specifically for the sport of lacrosse.

To celebrate the partnership, Champion is offering two custom products on their website. The PLL X Champion Reverse Weave Hoodie features Champion’s iconic silver-gray with an embroidered PLL left chest logo and printed Champion script sleeve logos and the PLL X Champion Reverse Weave Crewneck featuring silver-gray with a PLL logo applique and embroidered Champion script logo. Both will be available at the PLL and Champion websites in sizes S-2XL.

PROUD Clothing

PROUD is an ethically-sourced collection with a mission to give back. Any purchase the customer makes from the website, 10% of gross sales will be donated to their charity of choice: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pink Ribbon Girls, Baby2Baby, Off The Street Club, Victoria’s Victory Foundation or the Rezvan Foundation.

PROUD’s ethos is to create a brand that unifies people beyond the current political divide in America and awaken the philanthropist in each of us. The idea is no matter where you come from or what you do, we all have something to be proud of. Plus the clothes have a variety of styles, sizes and prices, so they’re perfect for everyone.

FluffCo Pillow

FluffCo brings ultimate comfort to your bedroom. Featuring down and feather as well as down alternative pillows, bring the ultimate hotel pillow experience home with you! The pillows contain ethically sourced down & feather and pillow shells made with cooling eucalyptus.

At half the industry retail cost, your best night sleep ever is right around the corner with FluffCo. Let’s face it, men rarely buy new pillows or bedding, so this is the perfect time to get the man in your life a new comfortable pillow for the perfect night’s sleep.

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Coach x Champion

For the fashion-forward father, this limited-edition collaboration brings together two American icons, combining Coach’s distinct attitude and legacy of craftsmanship with Champion’s authority in authentic athletic apparel. 

Featuring leather bags, leather jogger pants, sweaters and shearling jackets printed with new branding that unites Coach’s storypatch, one of its house symbols, with Champion’s iconic C-logo, the collection reimagines the shared heritage of both brands with a fresh, modern lens.

Nooie Doorbell Camera

The Nooie Doorbell Cam has officially re-launched and it now features 5G capabilities and an upgraded APP and firmware for expanded features, alerts and customization. The camera features a 2K Video resolution with superior night vision and a 158-degree field of view which provides a bigger and clearer view outside your home or business.

This is the perfect gift for any father who wants to protect his home or business. It’s an extra level of security that now has a sleek and minimal design. This is the first line of security for any home or business that is necessary for keeping your home and family safe.

GolfBalls.com Customized Golf Balls

Golf Balls website is offering customized balls, the perfect gift for any father that loves a long day of golf. These balls add a personal touch that is entirely customizable.

The company is now also offering customized packaging to add even more personalization to your order. This special box will take your gift to the next level. Learn more about the customization options by visiting the Golf Balls website.

Rockstar Original

Rockstar’s philosophy inspired by the owners of the brand Frank Mechaly and David Mathey is to always stay true and remember your roots. They believe that being genuine means finding the path to both a soulful and aesthetic balance. The unique sense of handcrafted details, the passion for quality and sustainability, and a «nose» for long-living trends made Rockstar Jeans the ultimate must-have for fashionistas worldwide. 

Rockstar Original features the hottest streetwear that will appeal to the fashion-forward father. From denim sets to graphic t-shirts, the site features bold pieces to add to your father’s wardrobe. Coming in a variety of styles and all at different price points, there is something for everyone. Some looks start as low as $39 and sales are often popping up on their website.

Mophie Portable Batteries

Powerstation Go Rugged With Air Compressor ($159.95)

Easily power your phone, tablet, and more with just the Powerstation Go Rugged With Air Compressor. The powerstation go rugged with air compressor also includes interchangeable air nozzles to inflate car tires, air mattresses, and more. The powerstation go is helpful in emergency situations with a bright LED floodlight, display planel, and a car jump starter that gets you back on the road in no time. Other features of the power station include AC, USB and jump start capabilities.

Mophie powerbank image for use by 360 Magazine

“DADS” Book

Bart Heynen’s book, “DADS” shows the intimate, special connection formed between dads and their children. The book features beautiful photographs of the everyday lives of over 40 families, each of which tell the unique story of gay dads and their kids. Since the legalization of gay marriage in America in 2015, the number of gay couples having children has increased significantly. These queer family dynamics are all unique, and share both similarities and differences to those of heterosexual parents. However, all the families share the same messages of love and commitment. Sit down with Dad this Father’s Day to share the stories of other families while simultaneously creating your own, new memories together.

"DADS" by Bart Hynen for use by 360 Magazine

Harmony783 Footwear

Harmony783 is a unique, grounding footwear line that helps people reconnect with the Earth’s natural energy. This father’s day, a new pair of shoes might be exactly what pops needs to put a little pep in his step. Getting outdoors with dad requires high quality footwear for all of your adventures together–thats where Harmony783 is here to help. Create lifelong memories this Father’s Day by getting dad a gift he’s sure to love and get practical use out of.

Black leather loafers by Harmony 783 for use by 360 Magazine

Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘British Khaki’

If your father is a sneakerhead, you must cop him a pair of Travis Scott x Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘British Khaki’. Beautifully crafted and already a hot commodity on GOAT.

Ana Digi Star Wars Collection

Citizen, a pioneer in watchmaking craftsmanship, is the official time piece of Disney. As Star Wars Day, May 4th, approaches, Citizen has unveiled their newest collection. The Ana Digi Star Wars Collection features six new models, all inspired by popular Star Wars chracters. The first two models to be introduced this Spring are the Rebel Pilot themed watch and the Trench Run themed watch.  Even more models from this collection, inspired by characters such as R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Vader and Boba Fett, are set for release in Fall 2021. Combining both analog and digital elements with innovative design, Citizen watches set a new standard for watchmakers.

If you’re dad is a fan of Star Wars, stylish accessorizing, or simply being on time, Citizen’s new Ana Digi Star Wars Collection is the perfect gift.

 Trench Run themed watch by Citizen in collaboration by Star Wars via KINNEY + KINSELLA for use by 360 Magazine

Raycon’s Everyday Earbuds

For dads on-the-go, or for those who love music, Raycon‘s Everyday Earbuds provide an amazing audio solution. Pops can catch up on his favorite podcast, news, or music effortlessly. With top tier features including noise-cancelling, optimized microphone technology, and wireless charging, the Everyday Earbuds allow for crisp, clear audio, no matter where he is.

Excite dad’s ears with a practical gift that he is sure to love this year. The Everyday Earbuds can be purchased at InMotion, the first brick-and-mortar retailer of Raycon.

Raycon x InMotion everyday earbuds by Michele Marie PR for use by 360 Magazine

TATRAS 2Pac & Sly & the Family Capsule Collection

TATRAS new 2Pac/ Sly and the Family Capsule collection, inspired by the intersection of music and art, offers luxurious design married with cultural significance. TATRAS’ tee collection was inspired by archived posters, magazines, old album covers, and concert footage from notable music artists. The collection chronicles the evolution of these artists, highlighting their individuality and impact.

We all know that music brings people together. For fathers interested in culture, music, and fashion, TATRAS’ new collection has the perfect gift for him. TATRAS’ collection can be shopped here.

Tatras t-shirt shoot image 12 via tatras showroom for use by 360 Magazine

AutoERASERS Detailing Sponge

Is dad a car enthusiast? RV-loving adventurer? Or, just someone who wants to clean their vehicle in a hurry or between washes? AutoERASERS, has you covered with their instant pre-moistened detailing sponge. AutoERASERS is the answer to quickly and effectively removing scuffs, dirt, grime (and even stubborn sap, bugs, and bird droppings!) from any vehicle’s exterior and interior. AutoERASERS come individually packaged and pre-moistened for on-the-go cleaning–perfect for detailing between washes!  AutoERASERS’ unique two-sided hexagon shape features a cleaning pad on one side for durable surfaces, and a soft shammy on the other for sensitive surfaces. Easily clean rims, wheel wells, tires, windshields, door panels, armrests, and steering wheels. Also effective on sensitive paints, tinted windows, headlights, and clear plastics. Convenient, mess-free, and disposable, AutoERASERS are a must-have for the glove box! Available in 3-Pack and 12-Pack. For more information, visit AuroERASER’s website.  Or, check out AutoERASERS on Amazon.

AutoERASER image via Debbie Koke at Orca Communications Unlimited for use by 360 Magazine

GolfERASERS Golf Gear Cleaner

Dad will love hitting the links with GolfERASERS, an instant club, shoe, and ball cleaner all in one! USGA-approved GolfERASERS are perfect for cleaning club faces between shots or after rounds. Its dual-sided cleaning sponge replaces hard, prickly brushes for good. GolfERASERS’ multi-layer design helps get rid of sand, grass, mud, and scuff marks and is ideal to use on dirty scuffed-up golf shoes–increasing the life, durability, and cleaning power for golf equipment and shoes. Convenient, effective, and disposable, GolfERASERS comes with a free silicone bag together for easy access during play. Just add water! For more information, visit GolfERASERS’ website. Or, check out GolfERASERS on Amazon.

GolfERASER image via Debbie Koke at Orca Communications Unlimited for use by 360 Magazine

Kahawa 1893 (sustainable Kenyan coffee)

Fuel dad with premium coffee grown in Kenya and roasted fresh in California by a third-generation female Kenyan coffee farmer! Kahawa 1893 is available in 12-ounce whole beans, ground, and convenient, eco-friendly single-serve coffee packs— compostable coffee bags that steep within 5 minutes. Offered in delicious, aromatic blends including Kenyan, Serengeti, Ethiopian, Safari, 1893 Espresso, Decaf, and Single-Serve Coffee. Kahawa arrives in beautiful packaging and comes available in Combo Gift Sets that can be ordered online and delivered anywhere in the U.S.  Black female-owned Kahawa 1893 supports the hardworking Kenyan female coffee farmers through its online “customer tipping” program, allowing 100% of proceeds to go directly to the female coffee producers Kahawa 1893 works with.  For more information, please visit Kahawa 1893’s website.

coffee illustration by Kaelen Felix for use by 360 Magazine

Killer Creamery (low carb, keto-friendly ice cream)

Did someone say low-carb ice cream? Dad can enjoy rich and creamy ice cream for dessert without the guilt with KillerCreamery keto-friendly ice cream! With only 2 to 3 net carbs and zero sugar, this a delicious dessert is so rich and decadent that he’ll forget its low-carb!  Their unique recipe features C8 MCT oil from coconuts, allulose, a low-calorie sugar that doesn’t cause sugar spikes, and a prebiotic fiber. Offered in 10 decadent flavors delicious flavors, including Caramels Back, Peanut Blubber, Jam Session, No Judge Mint, Chip Chip Hooray, Brownie Points, Whale Trails, Main Squeeze, Got Buns? and Chilla In Vanilla. Or chose a variety pack! Killer Creamery is available in 2,300+ retailers nationwide and online (with a no-melt guarantee) at KillerCreamery’s website. KillerCreamery can also be ordered off Amazon.

Kahawa 1983 coffee image via Debbie Koke at Orca Communications Unlimited for use by 360 Magazine

Dreweatts Fine Jewellry, Silver, Watches and Object of Vertu

­A spectacular private collection of the ever-popular jewels by Royal jewellers Hemmerle are to come to auction this summer. The collection will be one of the highlights of Dreweatts Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Objects of Vertu sale on Wednesday July 7, 2021.

Their jewellery has become even more popular recently, by the combining of magnificent gemstones with various other uncommon materials such as brass, steel, copper and wood. Their experimental techniques are also desirable, in particular the investigational use of oxidation and contemporary, non-traditional finishes, that are contrasted with traditional techniques and craftsmanship. The resulting jewellery collections span truly unique pieces, and it is this that makes Hemmerle jewellery so current and so sought-after. The sale offers the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind jewels that are brilliantly contemporary, beautiful in quality and stunning in design.

Dr. Hauschka Products

For Fathers who want to feel and look their best, look no further than Dr. Hauschka products. Dr. Hauschka has been the pioneer in natural, organic skincare since 1967. Their products are pure, organic, and contain only 100% natural, raw ingredients. Mostly all of Dr. Hauschka products are harvested by hand in their herb garden, on their farm at the foot of the Swabian Jura, or via their partners. After all dad does for everyone else in your family, reward his efforts with some self-care products.

Being a dad requires a lot of love, so be sure your dad is putting the same care back into his body. To learn more about Dr. Hauschka products, visit their website.

Balancing Day Lotion Bottle image from Dr. Hauschka via Paul Rousseas at ATLIER Creative Serviced for use by 360 Magazine

COTTWEILER x Reebok “New Age Traveler” Collection

Reebok and British concept label COTTWEILER have announced the next instalment of their ongoing collaboration with “New Age Traveller”, a head-to-toe collection blending ancient-world inspiration and natural materials with new-age technologies and contemporary cut lines. The collection, headed by Reebok’s all-new Zig 3D Storm Hydro, is available globally beginning May 14, 10am EST, from Reebok’s website and select local retailers.

Offered in alabaster/grey/yellow (G55691) and black/beige/orchid (G55692), the “New Age Traveller” Zig 3D Storm Hydro balances old-world inspiration, natural materials and the silhouette’s modern technological prowess, while the ShelterShield shroud and TPU components are infused with sawdust. Paired with the footwear is a 9-piece apparel and accessories collection split between a linen based set and a natural pigment dyed cotton. The natural pigment dyed set features crewnecks, shorts and a hoodie, all featuring a reversed seam pattern piece that references old Reebok shapes of past archive apparel pieces. The accessories portion of the collection includes socks, a bag and a hat, all within the neutral-themed color palette. The hat is an extension of the SS18 Sahara hat from the ‘COTTWEILER for Reebok Sahara Marathon’ collection, now reimagined with natural materials.

COTTWEILER x Reebok “New Age Traveller” collection via Jason Silva at Reebok shot by Daniel Swan & Nile Hoo-Quartey for use by 360 Magazine

PUFFERFISH Sand Castle Tools for Father’s Day: Get Building, Dads!

For Father’s Day, here’s an amazing gift idea for dads young and old who love to play and be creative– premium beach tools for creating the ultimate sand castles from Pufferfish®.  Turning sand castles from a dad chore into a dad score, a trip to the beach is a ton of fun and a great place to make memories with friends and family.  This is truly a perfect and unique Father’s Day treat.

Check out the awesome beach tools from Pufferfish which include a Really Big Shovel™ , Better Bucket™ and a Super Scoop™ –all designed to create the most amazing sand castles the imagination can come up with. The tools can be purchased separately or as a kit. All of Pufferfish’s products are beach-grade and can pack down for easy transport in the brand’s SandBag™. Check out this video from Pufferfish showing you the one-two-three on how to build a great sand castle: It just takes sand, water and some super Pufferfish tools! Make this Father’s Day a beachy blast with sand castle supplies from Pufferfish.

Pufferfish sand castle tools via HFS Communications, LLC via Els Fonteyne for use by 360 Magazine

Truff Hot Sauce

Let dad indulge this Father’s Day with the tantalizing taste of Truff. Truff offers truffle-infused hot sauce that can be used on pizza, pasta, meats, or any Father’s Day meal that pops desires. Truff elevates the flavor of any dish with the delicious, rich taste of truffles. Usually truffles are very expensive, but with Truff, every day foodies can make any dish more decadent and up-scale. Indulge in gourmet taste with an added kick–without breaking the bank.

Truff comes in three flavors: The Original, Hotter, and White Truffle. Each flavor is sold individually, or all three can be purchased together in a variety pack. Truff also offers truffle-infused pasta sauces, mayonnaise, black truffle oil, and a limited-edition pasta kit.

Truff hot sauce image via Vaughn Lowery for use by 360 Magazine

ZAGG Pro Keys with Trackpad

With trackpad functionality, it’s easier than ever to use your tablet like a laptop. For dads who are on the go, ZAGG Pro Keys can make working remotely anywhere a possibility. The Pro Keys with Trackpad for the Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd gen), and the iPad Air 10.9-inch (4th gen) is available now on ZAGG’s website, ZAGG franchise locations, and at Best Buy stores nationwide. The Pro Keys with Trackpad for the iPad 10.2-inch (7th, 8th gen) will be available later this summer on ZAGG’s website, ZAGG franchise locations, and at Best Buy stores nationwide.

ZAGG Rugged Book

The tough Rugged Book keyboard comes with a detachable case, multi-pairing capabilities, and drop protection up to 6.6 feet (2m). A Rugged Book product feature video may be found HERE. The Rugged Book for the iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd gen) and iPad Air 10.9-inch (4th gen) is available nowon ZAGG’s website, ZAGG Franchise locations, and at Verizon and Best Buy stores nationwide.

Pro Keys

For tech-savvy dads, they are sure to love ZAGG’s practical and useful products. ZAGG today introduced additions to its existing lineup of Pro Keys keyboard (with no trackpad). The Pro Keys wireless keyboard and detachable case lineup now also supports these iPad models: The Pro Keys for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th gen) and iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd gen) is available now at ZAGG’s website, ZAGG franchise locations, and at Best Buy and Walmart (iPad Pro 11-inch only) stores nationwide. If Dad is looking to expand his collection of gadgets or up his IPad game, ZAGG’s Pro Keys are the perfect Father’s Day Gift.

ZAGG pro keys image by Jeff DuBois at ZAGG Brands for use by 360 Magazine

Feltman Brothers Baby and Todder Clothing

Make Dad feel extra special this year by dressing your littles one’s up in true Father’s Day style. Your kiddos will be set for all the day’s festivities from brunch to church, picnics to family gatherings. Feltman Brothers designs traditional, captivating children’s clothing in true royal style for babies and toddlers from newborn-4T. Feltman Brothers clothing is made from 100% cotton with attention paid to every detail from smocking to bullions and embroidery. Dress your little one up in an heirloom quality outfit for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, family parties, holidays, and more. Choose Feltman Brothers…because it’s the little things that make a big difference. 

Let dad feel his best this Father’s day but outfitting his family in the best baby and toddler clothing. Fathers can start the Feltman Brothers tradition with their family by visiting their website.

Baby illustration by Heather Skovlund

Hidden Valley Ranch x Crocs

This Father’s Day, outfit Dad in a scrumptiously stylish fashion statement with the Hidden Valley Ranch x Crocs Classic Clog. Ranch fans’ love of Hidden Valley Ranch knows no bounds, so Hidden Valley Ranch and Crocs teamed up to create an inexplicably enticing collaboration with some help from our friends at The Hundreds. To complete the collection, get inspired to take a dip with the included Jibbitz™ charms featuring some of the famous dressing’s best accompaniments – french fries, chicken nuggets, some veggies and pizza. The off-white-colored Classic Clog features green speckles to look just like Hidden Valley Ranch, and just like ranch dressing, these clogs can go with everything if you love them enough.

The Hidden Valley Ranch x Crocs collaboration will officially release and be available for purchase on Croc’s website in Late 2021. If your dad is a fan of functional footwear or delicious dressing, the Hidden Valley Ranch x Crocs Classic Clog is the perfect Father’s Day Gift.

Hidden Valley Ranch x Crocs collaboration with The Hundreds. Image via Andrea Blythe at Current global Media Relations. For use by 360 Magazine

Reebok Footwear and Apparel

Spruce up your dad’s style this Father’s Day with apparel from Reebok. Instead of Dad donning his usual khakis, polos, and sandals, elevate his wardrobe with fresh fashion. Reebok offers shoes and clothing that are comfortable and functional. Sneaker styles like the Club C 85 Vintage, Classic Leather Legacy, and Zig Kinetica II (Ree)cycled assure that dad will be stepping out fashion-forward footwear.

If your father likes to stay active or keep with the latest trends, Reebok‘s Father’s Day gift guide has the perfect presents for him. You can visit Reebok’s website for more information.

Reebok father's day gift guide image via Jason SIlva for use by 360 Magazine

 G-SHOCK’s MTGB2000PH2A Watch

Casio recently announced the latest addition to its luxury MT-G line up with the MTGB2000PH2A, a limited-edition model based on the original MTGB2000 case shape. Designed after the mythical Blue Phoenix, a legendary bird whose appearance is said to be a symbol of immortality and rebirth, the limited-edition timepiece features an alluring rainbow ion plating on the bezel and case, a multicolored dial, and a translucent band.

To achieve this eye-catching design, the model’s bezel and case have separate structures and a double rainbow (IP) finish is applied to achieve a two-toned pattern with horizontal gradation on the bezel and vertical gradation on the case. The rainbow IP finish of this model varies from yellow-to-red gradation over a light blue base color. The subtle color variations in the rainbow ion plating process creates distinctively unique patterns, meaning that no two models are the same. The MTG-B2000PH retails for $1,100 and will be available beginning in June at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and on G-SHOCK’s website

G-SHOCK's MTGB200PH2A watch image from Juan Balbuena at M&C Saatachi Sports & Entertainment for use by 360 Magazine

K-Swiss Classic VN Sneakers

K-Swiss’ Classic sneakers are the perfect gift for any sneakerhead Fathers. The Classic Sneakers have a soft EVA midsole for a comfortable wear– if Pops been wearing the same old dad loafers, it’s time to level up his shoe game. The sneakers provide a sleek and modern touch to any outfit, boasting the traditional heritage of K-Swiss. For any father’s day outings, K-Swiss’ classic sneakers provide both comfort and fashion-forward style.

The Men’s Classic VN sneakers have been imagined for everyday wear with a sturdy leather upper, 3-piece toe, and the classic 5 stripes on the side of the shoe. This functional footwear ensures that Dad can walk to his destination blister-free, and look good while doing it. To purchase K-Swiss’ Classic VN sneakers and view more of their products, you can visit their website.

Kswiss classic men's vn sneakers image via Kim Gallo (Lede Company Team) for use by 360 Magazine

GoSun’s Solar Flashlight

For Fathers who love the outdoors, GoSun’s Solar Flashlight shines as the best gift. This solar flashlight is wonderful for Father’s Day camping trips, nature walks, and more. If Dad is a regular handyman around the house, this flashlight can also be great for use during home improvement projects.

GoSun‘s Solar Flashlight is rechargeable and packs 280 lumens of light. It has an integrated solar cell that can recharge using solar energy alone, as well as the included USB cord. It features a lantern mode, spotlight ability and a red strobe emergency setting. It’s magnetic back allows for hands free use, making it the ideal light for camp set up, take down or meal prep. You can view GoSun’s Solar Flashlight HERE.

GoSun Solar flashlight via Jack M Carballo with GoSun for use by 360 Magazine

Dollar Shave Club Gift Sets

This Father’s Day, Dad can look and feel his best with Dollar Shave Club. The Club offers several gift set options, depending on your father’s own grooming routine. Dollar Shave Club (DSC) offers high quality shaving products for a low price, and their 30-day money back guarantee ensures that customers will be satisfied. To view DSC’s products on their website, click HERE.

The Shave Gift Set

If they grow hair, they’ll love this. Give the gift of DSC Member favorite buttery smooth shave. Featuring the 6 Blade Refills, Metal Handle with Rubber Grip, Shave Butter, Prep Scrub and Post Shave Cream, this set will tackle any hairy situation! 

Super Ultimate Shave Gift Set

This set has everything he needs to change everything about the way he shaves from exfoliation to hydration, even shaving storage and transportation. The Super Ultimate Shave Gift Set features all the products in the Shave Gift Set PLUS a Razor Cover, Razor Stand and Razor Shower Hanger to easily store and transport his razor, so he never has to go without a clean shave again.

Blueprint Collection Gift Set

With six attempts at the perfect gift, you really can’t mess this one up. Gift all six of Dollar Shave Club’s Blueprint colognes and give a unique scent for every occasion.

Dollar Shave Club Gift Set image by Abbey Tozer at Weber Shandwick for use by 360 Magazine
Dollar Shave Club Gift Set

Zavvi’s Back To The Future Collection 

Zavvi is launching an exclusive, limited edition and fully licensed Back to the Future collection, celebrating the classic 1985 film. The jam-packed launch event will include a two-piece mini-clothing collection, a must-have collectable stopwatch medallion replica, a Back to the Future Edition of the Monopoly Board Game, and a pair of Akedo high-top trainers. The Back to the Future collection will be available worldwide from 12pm BST on April 30 2021, exclusive to Zavvi’s website. 

Printed with futuristic metallic writing, the clothing collection will consist of a black t-shirt, featuring a schematic design of the iconic Delorean on the back, as well as a mustard yellow hoodie, both featuring the official Back to the Future logo on the front. Limited to 1985 worldwide, there will also be an exclusive, limited-edition 24k Gold Plated Stopwatch Medallion. Also included in the Back to the Future event, there will be an online exclusive Back to the Future edition of the Monopoly board game. If that wasn’t enough, Zavvi has teamed up with footwear brand Akedo to bring you a pair of Back to the Future signature high-top trainers. 

Zavvi's Back To The Future Collection via Sophie Dunne at The Hut Group for use by 360 Magazine

The Bodega

 On Saturday, June 12th btw 4PM-8PM, 360 Magazine will host our intimate immersive pop-up shop, which will be reminiscent of a traditional Bronx Bodega. This pop-up shop is a collaborative effort to elevate our brand’s priorities in popular culture and design (PC+D). We are looking to collaborate with and highlight local businesses in the Bronx. 360 Magazine works with LGBT-friendly, community-based organizations.

This boutique and private shopping experience will be held at the #360TRAP Bronx workspace. The event will feature #AOHSOA Trunk Pieces and lifestyle choices, specifically designed for consumers to live their best PC+D lifestyle.

The pop-up will possess a carnival theme and will feature creative activities and decors compatible with this fun concept. The event’s open bar will run for four hours and feature signature spirits of mixologists, as well as festive tapas. This event will be a privileged opportunity to reinforce brand awareness and network among target audiences and sponsors.This summer event will also be the precursor for World Blood Donor Day (6/14) and Armon Hayes‘ birthday (6/16).

Cat illustration via Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Filippo Loreti Timepieces

Looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Maybe it’s time you considered a Filippo Loreti watch. These stunning time pieces are timeless and irresistible. Check out best sellers like the Ascari Monza Black Rose Tiger Rubber, the Ascari Monza Two Tone Blue Gold Steel, and the Odyssey Two Tone Rose Gold Steel watch. the Ascari Indigo Rose Gold Rubber is another eye-catching option.

Other popular watches from Filippo Loreti include the Ascari Blue Pearl Rubber, Ascari Tuscany Rubber, Okeanos Green Steel Link, and the Venice Moonphase Silver. All of these stylish time pieces would make for an unforgettable Father’s Day gift. You can learn more about Filippo Loreti products on their website.

Filippi Loreti Ascari Indigo Rose Gold Rubber watch image for use by 360 Magazine

Zavor Noir Cookware Collection

Zavor is proud to announce their first line of cast aluminum cookware – The Noir Cookware Collection. Cast aluminum is one of the best and most popular materials for cookware, providing superior heat conductivity to stainless steel, a more lightweight alternative to cast iron, and less likely to rust or corrode than carbon steel. Zavor’s Noir Cookware Collection is extremely durable and retains heat, allowing for even cooking without hot spots.

Zavor’s new cookware pieces are designed to go from the stovetop or oven to an elegant table presentation. The simple yet modern design offers absolute cook-and-serve convenience and the customizable color handles allow users to pair their cookware to their kitchen aesthetic. The Noir Cookware Collection will be available in Late March 2021. For more information on Zavor’s line of pressure cookers, cookware, and small electrics please visit HERE.

Zavor The Noir Cookware Collection for use by 360 Magazine

Delta Children Baby and Children Furniture

For Dads and fathers-to-be, Delta Children provides the highest-quality children products. From newborns, to toddlers, to kids and teens, the company offers popular brands that appeal to the whole family. Crafted with sustainable and versatile materials, customers can use these Delta Children’s products for longer, while wasting less. Further, 10 percent of all profits so to improving the lives of children through the Safe Sleep Campaign.

Delta Children operates with utmost commitment to health and safety. Delta promises non-toxic, safe, and sustainable products, such as their Revolve Reversible Stroller, Airflow Auto Motion Bassinet, Hercules Stroller Wagon, and the Jeep Adjustable Baby Safety Gate. Having the peace of mind that one’s children are safe and protected is the best Father’s Day gift. For more information, visit their website.

Jeep Adjustable Baby Safety Gate via Regan Sullivan at 5WPR by Delta Children for use by 360 Magazine

OAKLEY EYEWEAR

­ENCODERS

Price: $248

The Oakley Encoders are the newest frame built around the needs of sport performance including cycling, baseball, golf, running and more. The Encoders feature a functional design made to support optimized coverage, a wider field of view, frame retention and impact protection. The entire collection comes available with Prizm lenses, designed to enhance color, contrast and detail to make the most of any activity. 

ODYSSEY COLLECTION

Price: $126 – $176

The Oakley Odyssey Collection features seven sport and lifestyle frames in a variety of hand-crafted colorways for 2021, including Colorshift Splatter, Holographic and Poseidon. All frames include Prizm Lens Technology, designed to enhance color and contrast so you can see more detail across colors including Prizm Road Jade, Prizm Grey and Prizm Road Black. Select styles in the collection – Sutro, Sutro Lite and Sylas – are available Asia fit as well as standard fit.

MotoGP Collection: Ejector

Price: $146 – $166

The Oakley MotoGP collection launched to celebrate the world’s most premier motorcycle racing event. The collection’s Ejector frame celebrates some of the top names in the sport including nine-time Grand Prix World Champion Valentino Rossi, Marc Maquez and Maverick Vinales. All three pairs come with Prizm lenses and as an extra bonus, the eyewear even comes with a custom microbag featuring the riders’ personal logos. 

ORIGINS COLLECTION: M-Frame

Price: $136 – $166 

Oakley M-Frame Origins Collection features eyewear with colorways and lens shapes inspired by the original M-Frame first released in 1989. The M-Frame Origins Collection includes Frogskins, M2 Frame XL and Sutro with both Prizm Road and Prizm Sapphire lenses featuring Prizm Lens Technology. 

SUTRO

Price: $173

Offered in six new colorways, Oakley Sutro inspires athletes to move confidently and seamlessly throughout their day, whether their rides take them through city roads or rural trails. Featuring the high wrap shield unique to the Sutro shape, these frames provide protection from the elements paired with improved vision thanks to Prizm Lens Technology. 

Discover the new PRX

The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 is finally here! A throwback to a flagship design from 1978, the PRX 40 205 is an essential timepiece with an integrated case and bracelet available in three different dials.

T1374072103100 (silver dial)

$675

T1374071105100 (black dial)

$650

T1374071104100 (blue dial)

$650

I Am Your Father’s Day from STAR WARS™ Fine Jewelry

There is a new way to celebrate this Father’s Day… To honor the dad’s that are as wise as Yoda™, as strong as Darth Vader™, and as dedicated as R2-D2™… there are plenty of special gifts that all dads that are a fan of Star Wars will enjoy from Star Wars Fine Jewelry.

Share your similar passion for the Galaxy, Rebels, Light Side and Dark Side with your father. There are seven distinctive fine jewelry collections inspired by Star Wars, so every fan can connect with their favorite character’s journey, from R2-D2 to the Mandalorian™. Shop assortments that honor the light side or the dark side. All pieces in all seven collections are beautifully crafted in gold or silver with diamonds and gemstones. Discover the Father’s Day collection HERE. Styles range from $149 to $1,599. 

DARK ARMOR MEN'S RING from Star Wars I am Your Father Jeweltry collection image via ATELIER Creative Services and Renaissance Global Limited and Lucas Film TLD. for use by 360 Magazine

True Nutrition and Paleo Pro Snacks

For Dads with an active lifestyle, True Nutrition and Paleo Pro both offers snacks that are both delicious and healthful. True Nutrition offers bulk powders and supplements, with vegan, paleo, low fat, low carb, and keto-friendly options. True Nutrition’s supplements are aimed at boosting energy and endurance, promoting muscle gain, increasing wellness, and supporting weight loss. Dads can create their own blends of custom smoothies, oatmeals, or protein blends to best suit their individual needs.

Paleo Pro offers quick, prepackaged snack options for Dads on the go. Paleo Pro’s Primal Protein Bars are the perfect breakfast bar or post-workout snack. These delicious, protein-packed bars are gluten-free, dairy-free, whey-free, and soy-free. This Father’s Day, boost dad’s mood and energy with True Nutrition and Paleo Pro’s snacks.

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Illustration by Samantha Miduri of 360 for use by 360 Magazine

Glenfiddich 14-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 

Glenfiddich 14-Year-Old is matured for 14 years in ex-bourbon American Oak casks. This bourbon barrel reserve is a celebration of American spirit, paying tribute to the shared history of American and Scotch whiskey and the American Oak ex-bourbon barrels that are the backbone of the single malt Scotch whisky industry.

This exclusive Glenfiddich expression has been matured for 23 years in American and European oak casks and elegantly finished in rare French cuvee casks. The finest flavors from Scotland and France have been fused together through the art of experimentation, to redefine moments of celebration and create a new and extraordinary drinking experience. SRP $49.99 

Glenfiddich 14-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky via Taylor Georgeson at M&C SAATACHI for use by 360 Magazine

2021 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport

The Lexus IS 350 F-Sport was designed in tandem with BMW and Lexus, mixing the utmost quality of German and Japanese engineering. This luxury sedan does not only have gleaming curb appeal, but also packs in technological innovation and high quality craftsmanship. With the Mark Levinson navigation/audio package, drivers are sure to arrive at their destinations safely and in style.

Packing in power and agility, the IS 350 F-Sport has all-wheel drive abilities and a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 311 HP @ 6600, and 280 torque @ 4800. Equipped with the Lexus Safety System + 2.5 Pre-Collision System, this vehicle has pedestrian detection, all speed-dynamic radar cruise control, intelligent high beams, road sign assist, lane tracing assist, and lane departure alert with steering assist. To learn more about the Lexus IS 350 F-Sport’s features, please visit Lexus’ website.

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Casio’s EQB1100XDC1A Watch

The newest addition to Casio’s Edifice flagship EQB1100 Series is the athletic and elegant EQB1100XDC1A watch. For fathers who are on the go, involved in sports, or looking to stay more on schedule, Casio provides superior timekeeping solutions. Watch wearers can easily time their workouts and track their training progress. If your pops is eco-conscious, this watch is also perfect for him–thanks to its power saving mode and Tough Solar power system.

Casio’s new Edifice Collection model features a sleek design, which includes a black IP band and an octagonal, green IP tachymeter bezel. Furthermore, the watch is made from black gun metal and has a hunter green, accented face. The athletic design of the EQB1100XDC1A features a stainless-steel coating and highly scratch-resistant sapphire glass, proving that this watch is meant to last. Gift your dad a practical present he’s sure to get use out of by visiting Casio’s website or your local jewelry retailer. The EQB1100XDC1A is now available for purchase for $350.00.

Casio's EDIFICE Collection EQB1100XDC1A watch model product image via Armon Hayes for use by 360 Magazine

Ballguard Ball Deodorant

Ballguard Liquid Powder Ball Deodorant helps with – let’s just get it out there – chafing and sweat. Hide it in your man cave and use it any time you start to feel uncomfortable down there. It’s a god send for any man’s prized jewels. This deodorant can be applied as a soothing cream.

With instant drying ability, this product is mess-free. Ballguard’s liquid power helps fight odor, irritation, and perspiration. Additionally, this deodorant is talc-free, paraben-free, and aluminum-free. Perfect for on-the-go travel, this 3.4oz, travel-approved deodorant is a man’s best friend. For more info, please visit Ballguard’s website.

Ballguard Liquid powder ball deodorant image via Megan Bennett at LightYearsaAhead for use by 360 Magazine

Extract Labs CBD Tincture and Muscle Cream

Extract Labs has a CBD tinctures and muscle creams that can help relieve any types of muscle cramps and inflammation from gaming, typing or texting. Further, the tinctures and creams can also help users relax and relieve stress.

Extract Lab’s award-winning CO2-extracted tinctures provide the utmost quality of full-spectrum CBD. Their CBD is also THC-free and extra strength. A variety of mouth watering tincture flavors are available, like raspberry and bananas foster. Extract Labs also offers a variety of CBG oils. For more information, please visit their website.

Extract Labs CBD tincture and muscle cream image via  image via Megan Bennett at LightYearsaAhead for use by 360 Magazine

Guru Nanda The Waterless Mist Pluggy

Guru Nanda’s Waterless plug-in diffuser will refresh your man cave while you get to unwind. To operate this diffuser, simply put in the oil, plug in the diffuser, and push the power button. Ideal for rooms small or large, the aroma-therapeutic power of this diffuser poses an innovative alternative to air fresheners.

This essential oil diffuser uses nebulizer technology to diffuse 100 percent pure essential oils without any added water. It is extremely long-lasting, as the diffuser can run up to four weeks with a 30ml bottle. Users can customize their mist mode settings and choose from three different diffuser sizes.

Guru Nanda Zum Body Mist image via image via Megan Bennett at LightYearsaAhead for use by 360 Magazine

Indigo Wild Sea Salt Zum Body Mist

Indigo Wild’s Sea Salt Zum Body Mist can refresh your man cave and your skin in no time. This mist is made with simple, plant-based ingredients, including water and vegetable glycerin. Additinally, this mist includes high-quality essential oils, with no chemical emulsifiers.

The mist’s sea salt scent is subtly mixed with relaxing citrus scents. With hints of grapefruit, geranium, and smoky patchouli, Indigo Wild has crafted a pleasant smelling and relaxing mist. This blend is a great way to hide any unpleasant odors, and can be used for gym bags, cars, locker rooms, dresser drawers, bathrooms, and more. For more information, please visit Indigo Wild’s website.

Zum Body Mist image via image via Megan Bennett at LightYearsaAhead for use by 360 Magazine

TRIbella Wine Aerator

From full-bodied cabs to complex pinots, create an elegant experience from bottle to glass with the amazing TRIbella wine aerator. Touted as the “Greatest Aerator of All Time,” the TRIbella has taken the wine world by storm with its patented dripless, 3 stream design. For fathers who appreciate fine wine, this gift is ideal.

As the beautiful red liquid cascades from the engineered exit pipes, the wine mixes with the surrounding air before gracefully falling into your desired vessel. The end result is a fully-aerated and enhanced taste in seconds–no more waiting! To learn more, visit HERE. The TRIbella retails for $40 and is available online via Williams Sonoma and Amazon.

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LGBTQ Illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Opposing Anti-LGBTQ Legislations

Major Health, Education, and Child Welfare Organizations Oppose Anti-LGBTQ State-Based Legislation

 

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the nation’s leading child health and welfare groups representing more than 7 million youth-serving professionals and more than 1000 child welfare organizations released an open letter calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose dozens of bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular. In too many states, lawmakers are focusing on passing bills that attack our nation’s most vulnerable, instead of focusing on how to help the American people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The signers note: “As organizations committed to serving the best interests of all youth, we are deeply alarmed at the torrent of bills introduced in state legislatures around the country this year that would directly harm transgender people and particularly transgender youth. These appalling proposals would compromise the safety and well-­being of the young people we all have the duty and obligation to support and protect. All of our nation’s children deserve equal protection and treatment when accessing health care, and when attending school. These anti-­transgender bills promote discrimination and do harm to students, their families, and their communities.”

“While states should be focusing on finding ways to ensure that every young person has a chance to succeed, we are instead seeing a majority of states introducing harmful legislation that excludes, discriminates against, and outright harms transgender youth who are simply trying to navigate their adolescence,” said Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David“Anti-transgender sports bills are in search of a problem that does not exist and just the latest iteration of a years-long losing fight against equality.  In fact, anti-equality legislators when challenged are unable to name any instances of alleged cheating in their states to gain a competitive edge. That is because there are none. The notion is preposterous, nonsensical, and impractical. Other legislation is attempting to deny medically necessary gender-affirming care that helps to mitigate the life-threatening anxiety, depression, and dysphoria that are disproportionately experienced by transgender youth. Amidst an epidemic of fatal violence against transgender people, it is imperative that we do everything in our power to foster a more inclusive, less discriminatory society that guarantees acceptance of and equality to all. I thank every child health and welfare organization for stepping up and speaking out against the anti-transgender legislation that would have a profound effect on our young people.”

As organizations committed to serving the best interests of all youth, we are deeply alarmed at the torrent of bills introduced in state legislatures and in Congress this year that would directly harm transgender people and particularly transgender youth.  These appalling proposals would compromise the safety and well-being of the young people we all have the duty and obligation to support and protect.

All of our nation’s young people deserve equal protection and treatment when accessing health care, and when attending school and participating in extracurricular activities, including sports. These anti-transgender bills promote discrimination and do harm to students, their families, and their communities.

Since state legislatures began meeting this year, we have already seen more than 65 bills introduced seeking to deny transgender youths’ access to gender-affirming medical treatment, preventing them from participating in sports teams consistent with their gender identity, and denying access to sex-segregated spaces that include restrooms and locker rooms. Similar legislation is even being pushed in the U.S. Congress.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality, is alarmed by the spate of anti-transgender legislation proposed across the country. We have found that less than a quarter of transgender and gender-expansive youth can definitely be themselves at school and only sixteen percent of transgender and gender-expansive youth feel safe at school. Every child deserves equal access to education, academic success, and a future in which they are empowered to fulfill their true potential, and these laws contravene that fundamental principle, which has long guided our nation’s education policy.

Transgender youth are already at a heightened risk for violence, bullying, and harassment. In addition, students who would be affected by these bills are among our most vulnerable to experiencing depression and engaging in self-harm, including suicide. These bills exacerbate those risks by creating an unwelcoming and hostile environment in places where students should feel the safest and most supported. Research has shown that when transgender youth have access to gender-affirming services, competent care, and affirmation, their risk of depression, anxiety, and other negative mental health outcomes is greatly reduced.

We stand in opposition to proposals that harm transgender youth, including limiting access to medically necessary, best-practice care, forbidding students from using the restroom at school consistent with their gender identity, and preventing transgender youth from playing sports alongside their peers. On behalf of our members and communities, we call on legislators across the country to reject these harmful measures.

Sincerely,

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

American Counseling Association

American School Counselor Association 

Association of Title IX Administrators 

Child Welfare League of America 

Mental Health America

National Association for College Admission Counseling 

National Association of School Psychologists 

National Association of Secondary School Principals  

National Association of Social Workers  

National Education Association 

National PTA

Juvenile Law Center – Board of Directors

By Cassandra Yany

Juvenile Law Center announced Wednesday the appointment of four new members to the Board of Directors. Khaliah Ali, Daniel Okonkwo, Robert Parker and Eli Segal will join the governing body of the national organization, based in Philadelphia. The center is the country’s first nonprofit public interest law firm for children’s rights.

Meet the new members:

Khaliah Ali

Khaliah Ali, the daughter of boxing legend and social justice activist Muhummad Ali, is a fashion designer, author and humanitarian. She first connected with Juvenile Law Center after she read about the child abuse crisis at Glen Mills Schools in Delaware County, PA where she resides. This led her to begin speaking and writing in support of the organization’s fight for children in juvenile facilities.

“I am so honored to serve on Juvenile Law Center’s board,” Ali said. “Additionally as the daughter of the late boxer Muhammad Ali, I am honored to help curate my father‘s legacy through such a laudable cause.”

R. Daniel Okonkwo, Esq.

R. Daniel Okonkwo, Esq. is an attorney and public policy expert with significant experience in the policy, advocacy and nonprofit sectors. Okonkwo is the Vice President (Relationship Manager) in the Office of Nonprofit Engagement at JPMorgan Chase and Co., where he is responsible for building relationships with key stakeholders and grantmaking in the Mid-Atlantic region. He also manages a national grant portfolio that focuses on nonprofit capacity building and civil rights organizations.

“I am thrilled and honored to join Juvenile Law Center’s Board of Directors,” said Okonkwo. “The organization has been at the forefront of the work to ensure that young people are protected from unjust treatment in the various systems that impact their lives. Juvenile Law Center is an organization that I have admired for a long time and I look forward to supporting their work on behalf of young people across the country.”

Robert P. Parker

Robert P. Parker spent 14 years as a partner in the Litigation Department of Paul, Weiss before joining a D.C.-based technology/litigation focused firm in 2013. His practice centers on complex civil matters involving technology, regulatory and commercial issues. Parker represents some of the world’s most established companies, as well as start-up enterprises in a variety of commercial and litigation matters. He is ranked among Washington D.C.’s Super Lawyers in the area of IP litigation and has previously served as the chairman for the National Council of Adoption’s Board of Directors.

“Too often, children and teens become lost in the juvenile justice system – civil and criminal. The impact on their lives, their families, and society at large is beyond calculation,” said Parker. “I am delighted to join Juvenile Law Center’s efforts to ensure that no more juveniles get lost in our courts or in their placements.”

Eli Segal

Eli Segal is a partner at the law firm of Troutman Pepper, where he focuses on representing journalists in First Amendment matters, colleges and universities in their unique legal issues, and other businesses and individuals within the spectrum of commercial litigation. He is the co-chair of Troutman Pepper’s First Amendment and Newsroom practice.

“I volunteered at Juvenile Law Center years ago during college and law school and am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute again to the organization’s vitally important work,” said Segal.

Juvenile Law Center says it is proud to welcome these distinguished individuals to its Board of Directors. “Our Board of Directors is an integral part of Juvenile Law Center and it is a joy and privilege to work with them,” said Sue Mangold, the Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Khaliah Ali, Daniel Okonkwo, Robert Parker and Eli Segal. Each is already engaged in our work and brings valuable expertise and experience to our board.”

About Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for youth in the foster care and justice systems.

Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. We fight for youth through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children’s unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values. For more information about Juvenile Law Center’s work, visit www.JLC.org.

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U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success

The U.S. Soccer Foundation adapted and launched its signature Soccer for Success program to fit ever-changing COVID-19 landscape.

The Foundation spent the past few months listening to its partners to best support the needs of soccer communities. By adapting its Soccer for Success curriculum, partners can run the program across a variety of settings. In lieu of the traditional in-person trainings, they are providing an online training that is specifically designed to prepare coach-mentors to deliver the program across these new settings. The 12-week curriculum consists of:

  • Thirty-six pre-recorded video sessions that can be sent directly to participants and their families to complete at a time that works best for them. The sessions are around 15-20 minutes in length, can be done at home with little space and equipment, and incorporate health and wellness tips and information.
  • Thirty-six practice session plans that provide coach-mentors with guidance on how to run 45-minute virtual sessions (in real time) with their participants. The practice sessions include both soccer activities and health and wellness teaching points.
  • Thirty-six practice session plans that provide coach-mentors with guidance on how to run 60-minute, in-person socially distanced sessions with participants. The practice sessions include both soccer activities and health and wellness teaching points.
  • Thirty-six traditional in-person practice and game day sessions.

This formatting gives our partners the flexibility to run Soccer for Success three days a week for a typical 12-week season in the way that works best for them and their community at any given time, said Sarah Pickens, U.S. Soccer Foundation Associate Vice President of Programs. 

In some places, space constraints may limit the number of in-person socially distanced participants allowed at one time. Fortunately, with this program, partners can alternate days that players can come in person, while still providing virtual lessons to any other students enrolled in the program. No matter what stage a given community is in, children have a way to participate in each session. This approach also anticipates the very real scenario that things will continue to change rapidly. Therefore, even if COVID-19 guidelines change, partners can still run programming virtually or through distribution of pre-recorded sessions without missing a beat.

Pickens added, This helps children have some sense of consistency, keeps them active, and keeps them connected to each other in a positive and fun way. The bottom line is that Soccer for Success keeps kids healthy in body and mind. In our current reality, this is more important than ever. 

About U.S. Soccer Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation programs are the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has established programs proven to help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth beyond sports. Its cost-effective, high-impact initiatives offer safe environments where kids and communities thrive. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Soccer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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360 Magazine Marches on Washington

By Cassandra Yany × Armon Hayes, Vaughn Lowery

Recently, our team journeyed to Washington, D.C. for the National Action Network’s Commitment March. The August 28 march marked 57 years since the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have A Dream” speech. According to the National Action Network’s website, the goal of the march was to advocate for comprehensive police accountability reform, promote participation in the Census and motivate voters to cast their ballots in the upcoming Presidential election.

The National Action Network was founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991. With nearly 100 chapters nationwide, the civil rights organization works in the tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr. to achieve “one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression or sexuality.”

The trip from New York to Washington, D.C. was made easy by taking Amtrak’s Acela service. Despite the higher price point, the Acela is newer and less crowded than regional trains. The express train eliminated the burden of tolls and stopped in only a few cities, arriving in D.C. after about three and a half hours. It can be stressful to travel right now, so it was a relief to see how clean the train was. The quiet car, basic free wifi and outlets on board provided the perfect environment to research and write articles on our tablets. We utilized our extra time to discuss with one another and prepare for our coverage of the march and our days in D.C.

The café offered coffee and various snack options, and the sliding glass doors made it easy for us to walk through the cars. The reclining seats were comfortable and allowed us to rest before our trip. There were also sections of four seats for those traveling in a larger group. Each passenger could bring two personal items weighing up to 25 pounds, and two carry-on bags weighing up to 50 pounds at no additional cost. Amtrak is currently offering reduced fares for two to six tickets purchased together where riders can save eight to 45 percent.

Kaelen Felix illustrates Amtrak story for 360 MAGAZINE

Luckily, we were able to call Amtrak in advance to ensure we could carry on our folding bicycles. With limited parking available in the city, electric bikes served as a great mode of transportation for many protesters. E-bikes such as the DYU Smart Bike and a custom scooter from Good Vibe Gliders were an affordable alternative to renting a car, and made covering and participating in the march much easier.

The Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks started early Friday morning. Participants marched through the National Mall, many carrying signs remembering those whose lives have been lost in acts of police violence. Others displayed “Black Lives Matter” on flags, shirts and masks.

Some participants created street art during the event, voicing their support through their work. At one point, a number of demonstrators stood together in the Reflecting Pool in front of the Washington Monument. Marchers reached the section of 16 Street NW that has become known as “Black Lives Matter Plaza” around 3:30 PM before dispersing for the day.

Organizers of the march upheld COVID-19 guidelines and regulations. The National Action Network placed multiple signs throughout the National Mall encouraging social distancing, and took marchers’ temperatures as they entered the area. Face masks were distributed to people who did not have one, and visitors from high-risk areas were urged to join virtually from their homes. There was also a testing booth on site, as reported by WUSA 9.

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The march was co-convened by Sharpton and Martin Luther King III. Among the thousands of attendees who gathered on the National Mall were the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Jacob Blake. Many members of these families gave speeches at the Lincoln Memorial, along with lawmakers from across the country. These congressmen and women pushed for legislation that would address cases of racial injustice.

Though she was not present, Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris shared her message to marchers via Twitter. In her speech, which was played at the event, she said, “…if we work together, to challenge every instinct our nation has to return to the status quo, and combine the wisdom of long time warriors for justice, with the creative energy of the young leaders today, we have an opportunity to make history, right here and right now.”

Yolanda Renee King took the stage to address the crowd, standing where her grandfather had led March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In a video posted by CNN she said, “We stand and march for love and we will fulfill my grandfather’s dream.” She then led a chant of “Show me what democracy looks like; This is what democracy looks like!”

Friday was also the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder. The 14-year-old was lynched and thrown off a bridge while visiting family in Mississippi. He was abducted after “allegedly whistling at a white woman,” according to ABC 7 Chicago, and his body was found mutilated in the Tallahatchie River. Till’s family never received justice, as the two men responsible for his death were both acquitted. Till’s murder helped to spark the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s. Civil rights leader and former congressman John Lewis wrote that “Emmett Till was [his] George Floyd” in a New York Times essay that was published on the day of Lewis’ funeral.

The trip provided a meaningful experience to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as time to see local relatives. 360 President Vaughn Lowery visited his uncle Leroy Lowery, the former executive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, who raised over $120 million for the Stone of Hope.

Leroy Lowery is the son of the late Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a civil rights leader who helped Martin Luther King, Jr. establish the Southern Christina Leadership Conference, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Leroy Lowery attended the march with his father in 1963 and stated on Friday, “to see that we have to march [again] 57 years later is deflating.”

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