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Making the Cut's Esther Perbandt is on the cover of 360 MAGAZINE.

NFIF NYFW SHOW

Thursday, February 9

7pm-10pm

Room & Board Flagship
[CHELSEA]
236 W. 18th ST
NY, NY 10011
USA

NEXT FRONTIER IN FASHION

Dear Potential Donor:

On behalf of 360 Magazine, Incorporated (an NGLCC certified LGBT Business Enterprise), DT Beauty, Incorporated, Under One Roof Productions, LLC we’d like to formally invite you to join us as a sponsor for the upcoming fashion pin NYC at Room & Board, Next Frontier in Fashion. This event is a fantastic opportunity to join us in highlighting emerging fashion designers and trends from around the world and will allow you to promote your brand to like-minded individuals and press in location.

Next Frontier in Fashion is committed to making our event not only the year’s most successful show, but OUR greatest show ever. To accomplish the task, we are partnering with quality sponsors like you.

In return for your generous financial support of event name, we will promote your brand in our marketing campaigns, promotional materials, during the show, and in post-show communications. These promotions will benefit you by increasing brand awareness amongst a target audience of thousands and top ranking media outlets. 

360®, NFIF‘s official media sponsor has a reach/circulation of the following:

2,500,000 downloads
670,000 visitors
110,000 print

DEMOGRAPHICS

19-39 yro fe/male college-educated youthful connoisseurs within their respective global communities with a strong interest in breaking news, pop culture, travel, auto, health, fashion, philanthropy, art, design, tech, music, and entrepreneurship.

Their latest sighting was on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, featuring former cover girl Skai Jackson.

As always, our success depends on partnership with brands like yours, and we are proud to have served as a valuable marketing partner for years. For any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to us directly on email. Thank you for reviewing our sponsorship proposal attached, and I look forward to partnering with you to make event name a success!

Sincerely,

D’angelo Thompson + Javier Pedroza

DT Beauty INC + Under One Roof Productions LLC

Founders + Producers


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


TITLE – $25,000


• Dedicated Exclusive Activation Space

• On-site Signage throughout Room & Board

• Award Presentation with speaking opportunity

• VIP seating for 10

• Placement on all pre-collateral and event signage

• Inclusion on all Press coverage

• Logo Placement on Step & Repeat

• Dedicated E-blast inclusion and Logo on All

• Inclusion hashtag and handle on all social posts

• 10 raffle tickets for Room&Board furniture

• On stage program presentation opportunity

• Red carpet photo opportunities with celebrities and community leaders

• Company recognition in event press release

• Company recognition and logo placement on NFIF website for one year


CHAMPION – $20,000


• Exclusive Activation Space

• On-site Signage

• VIP seating for 10

• Placement on all pre-collateral and event signage

• Inclusion on all press coverage

• Logo Placement on website page

• Dedicated E-blast inclusion and Logo on All

• Inclusion hashtag and hanle on all social posts

• 5 raffle tickets for Room&Board furniture


TRAILBLAZER – $15,000


• Activation Space

• On-site Signage

• VIP seating for 5

• Press coverage

• Logo Placement on website page

• Dedicated E-blast inclusion and Logo on All

• Inclusion of hashtags


VIP/INFLUENCER

LOUNGE – $10,000


• Exclusive VIP Activation Space

• Exclusive STEP & REPEAT w/ 360 Cam

• On-site Signage

• VIP seating for 3

• Logo Placement on website page

• Dedicated E-blast inclusion and Logo on All

• Inclusion of hashtags on all social posts

• 2 raffle tickets for Room&Board furniture


Sanaa Lathan on the cover of 360 MAGAZINE.
Demi Lovato is a 360 MAGAZINE cover girl.
Steve Aoki covers 360 MAGAZINE.
Rapper Eve covers 360 MAGAZINE.
Swedish House Mafia via 360 MAGAZINE.
BEP star Will.i.am covers 360 MAGAZINE.
360 MAGAZINE places Saweetie on the cover.
Jay Wheeler covers 360 MAGAZINE.
Skai Jackson is a 360 MAGAZINE cover girl.
Skai Jackson is a 360 MAGAZINE cover girl.

This month’s Emerging Entrepreneur is Berlin native and Making the Cut participant Esther Perbandt.

Esther Perbandt’s Cover Photographer: Vaughn Lowery

Hudson whiskey NY and pat LaFrieda via 360 MAGAZINE.

Hudson Whiskey × Pat LaFrieda

NY whiskey brand Hudson Whiskey, who has teamed up with acclaimed New York butcher Pat LaFrieda to introduce a tasty twist to Dry January – by way of a limited-edition whiskey dry-aged steak kit. As “Dry January” continues to grow in popularity, Hudson and Pat LaFrieda have created an option for whiskey lovers choosing to partake in the trend with the debut of the “Dry (Aged) January” Hudson Whiskey-Aged NY Strip Steak Kit.

Beginning today (January 11), these limited-edition kits will be made available on LaFrieda.com for a price of $158 (+shipping). Each “Dry (Aged) January” Hudson Whiskey-Aged NY Strip Steak Kit includes two 20oz NY Strip Streaks, two Hudson Whiskey rocks glasses, a cocktail recipe card, and a Caskers code to order a bottle of Hudson Whiskey to enjoy at a time of your choosing.

These NY institutions have come together to create the ultimate dry-aged New York strip, infused with Hudson Whiskey’s award-winning Bright Lights, Big Bourbon via a proprietary dry-aging process perfected through extensive testing by Pat LaFrieda himself. The addition of Hudson’s bold, grain-forward Bright Lights, Big Bourbon whiskey to the process imparts notes of rich vanilla, lightly salted caramel, and deep umami flavor to premium cuts of beef. 

Pat LaFrieda on IG, FB, Twitter, TikTok

Kellie Parkin is new executive director of the nglccNY via 360 MAGAZINE.

Executive Director of nglccNY

Executive Director of nglccNY, and continue supporting LGBTQ entrepreneurs on an even larger scale,” said Kellie Parkin.

Under her transformative leadership, The Pride Chamber was honored as Chamber of the Year in 2017 by the NGLCC. Kellie was honored during the 2020 pride month by U.S. Congressman Darren Soto as a distinguished leader in Central Florida. Most recently, she was recognized as a 2021 Social Justice Game Changer by the Orlando Magic.

“Kellie received the inaugural Affiliate Chamber Leader of the Year Award by the NGLCC, and continues to be a mentor and role model for chamber leaders throughout the nation,” said NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell. “We are thrilled to have Kellie in the expanded and important role helping New York’s vast and diverse LGBTQ business community thrive.”

nglccNY serves the LGBTQ and allied business community across all five boroughs of New York City, as well as across the entire Empire State through a network of outposts and specialized partnerships. The organization produces over 30 programs a year to educate, grow, and connect LGBTQ entrepreneurs and the corporate and community partners seeking to work with them. Learn more at nglccNY.org

NYC LGBT party promoter and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity member dies via 360 MAGAZINE.

FRANK WATSON’S HOMEGOING

Frank Watson, a popular NYC LGBTQIA+ party promoter and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. member, will always be remembered.


NYC legendary promoter Frank Watson, William Allen, B-Hen via 360 MAGAZINE.
NYC legendary promoter Frank Watson, William Allen, DJ BRIAN HENRY via 360 MAGAZINE.

“I first met Frank Watson in Harlem in the early days of the 2010s, I can’t recall exactly the year, but I do recall his and others like him, an ambition trending group that would change how thousands would see themselves and attempt to define a new world, even for me. It was the breaking days of the New Harlem — young energy and freedom rushed in like a tsunami.

Frank had ideas about parties and asked me a lot of questions on how to do it in Harlem and NYCwide. I had spent a few years serving as a development advisor to an emerging magazine that expressed fashion freedom and black gay pride as well as help to create the first major black comedy club in the 1990s, located in Harlem, that created substantial new opportunities that formerly was only open to a few blacks at a time. More of my story later in another article.

In the pic above, it was at one of a handful of people at Frank’s first party venture that happened to take place in Harlem, the DJ Brian Henry, on my right, a mentee who had invited me, was a recent college graduate working at Verizon and living in Harlem. Brian is now the famous B-Hen, hosting amazing block parties all across the nation and performing abroad. Back to Frank. I’ll never forget that conversation that night and the countless others, his humility, charm, and drive to make other people enjoy their lives was evident. He had a soul that couldn’t be broken and was a strong architect of much needed ventures and events that made pride beyond one day, month, or a season. He gave life to a new generation that chose to be dominant in popular culture and not in the shadows. May God grant him peace. He was a king.” — William Allen


360 MAGAZINE remembers No.1 NYC Promoter Frank Watson.
No.1 NYC LGBT party promoter, Frank Watson, memorialized via 360 MAGAZINE.

FRANK’S HOMEGOING


Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022, at noon.

Location: Monticello Middle School, 180 Clyde Ross Drive
Monticello, AR 71655

Important details to note:

If you’re coming from Little Rock on the day of, please begin your drive by 9AM in order to arrive around 11AM.

If you drive through Pine Bluff and Star City, which is via Highway 425, you will have cell reception the entire trip.

If you choose to drive there via Highway 530 South, you will NOT have cell reception for at least an hour of the drive.


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QUEER|ART AWARDS THIRD ANNUAL ILLUMINATIONS GRANT FOR BLACK TRANS WOMEN VISUAL ARTISTS Via 360 MAGAZINE.

QUEER|ART AWARDS

QUEER|ART AWARDS THIRD ANNUAL ILLUMINATIONS GRANT FOR BLACK TRANS WOMEN VISUAL ARTISTS

UTĒ PETIT HONORED AS WINNER; FOUR FINALISTS RECOGNIZED

Queer|Art, New York City’s home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to announce the winner of the third annual Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists, Utē Petit. The New Orleans-based visual artist will receive a $10,000 cash grant, professional development support, and individual studio visits with members of the judges panel to support her practice. 

2022 Illuminations Grant Judge and visual artist, Jonathan Lyndon Chase writes: “Utē’s work is multi-layered, sensory touching on physical and metaphysical energies. Hungry and visually generous in the different modes of expression that are generously inviting the viewer to enter an ever growing world. The attention to poetic detail in the drawings are filled with vigor and show subjects I can relate to. Honest and Raw unapologetic gestures. The colors are very striking and bold throughout the 2d works’ sculptural moments and space vibrant spiritual landscapes and nature installations.”

2022 Illuminations Grant Judge and legendary performer and fashion icon, Connie (Girl) Fleming continues: “Petit’s work spoke to me with a deeply connective scoop, rooted in our connection to mother earth, & our responsibility as her steward. Illustrating our symbiotic existence that we so often forget at our very peril.”

Interdisciplinary artist and farmer, Utē Petit narrates Black-Indigenous land traditions across visual and embodied mediums. Petit’s visual language convenes figurative drawing, woven and quilted textile practices, and installation to render Afro-Indigenous sovereignty across the Americas. Across her layered work, Petit pulls from inherited familial textile traditions to chronicle legacies of interdependence and sovereignty among Black-Indigenous peoples: the artist learned quilting from her maternal grandmothers who were quilters in Misi-Ziibi. For Petit, cooking and gardening are somatic vehicles for historicizing and imagining speculative futures. Her current body of work builds off these familial legacies, worldbuilding practices, and aesthetic traditions to imagine a new nation called Ailanthaland—“nation of heavenly beings.” Petit’s Ailanthaland strives “to be an ecological paradise tenable to all beings, following the stewardship of Afro-Indigenous peoples of the Americas.”

As the third annual winner of the Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists, Utē Petit was selected from a pool of 66 applicants. The judges, who were chosen by Queer|Art to review applications for the national grant include visual artists, performers, and curators from around the country: Connie (Girl) Fleming, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, and Kimberly Drew. Developed and named in partnership with Mariette Pathy Allen, Aaryn Lang, and Serena Jara, this annual grant draws attention to an existing body of work, sheds light on the under-recognized contributions of Black trans women visual artists, and provides critical support to their continuing work. 

About Utē Petit, Winner 

Utē Petit works as a visual artist, and farmer. Her current work aspires toward a new nation called Ailanthaland: nation of heavenly beings. Ailantha aspires to be an ecological paradise tenable to all beings, following the stewardship of Afro-Indigenous peoples of the Americas. She also loves to cook, and is a big transit nerd. She is often found daydreaming about persimmons, airplanes, and hugging cypress trees.

On receiving the 2022 Illuminations Grant, Utē Petit writes: “This award has brought the possibility of having a professional studio into reality for me. I plan to find a new space to create larger work, while also making time to further devote to my practice. This is a blessing that will allow me to consider personal and career moves that were previously beyond my means.”

In addition to Utē Petit, four other visual artists were acknowledged as finalists for this year—Courtney Washington, Tia Jackson, Av Tuitt, and z tye.

About Courtney Washington, Finalist 

A legend within the ballroom community and founder of the Kiki House of Juicy Couture, leader of The House of Balenciaga, Black trans femme Creative Director of Masterz at Work Dance Family Courtney ToPanga Washington creates visual work fusing street dance, street jazz, ballroom, and hip-hop. Informed by her own experience being teased as a queer teenage person who found refuge in dance, her visual conveys how her gender transition spurred transformative emotional, creative, and physical liberation. The dances she creates are a representation of resiliency, and through company outreach foster community and family in under-resourced areas of Brooklyn.

About Tia Jackson, Finalist

Tia Blake Jackson aka Miss He, born in Athens, GA and currently thriving in Atlanta, GA, is a full-time drag performer who explores ideas of black femininity through fashion aesthetics of the 80’s and 90’s while also focusing on social justice in the communities she occupies. Miss He existed before Tia did as exploring the world of drag was the catalyst of her transition. Before Miss He, the idea of being trans was considered by her as an intrusive thought because of her religious upbringing. Finding drag was her saving grace. She is one of the newest cast members of the awarded Atlanta drag show, The Other Show as well as the host of her own show with a cast of all black trans performers called Chapel Beauty. She also co-hosts her own podcast, Bird Behavior. When you see a Miss He show, expect a good ass time!

About Ava Tuitt, Finalist 

Born and raised in New York City, Ava Tuitt is a visual artist and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate from Purchase College with her B.F.A in Painting + Drawing her work focuses on the intersections of race, gender, religion and pop culture. Constructing what she calls “gender creation stories” her practice inserts and asserts the black trans body as a perpetual entity and explores the formation of both personal and collective identity. 

About z tye, Finalist 

z tye is a Brooklyn-based artist who explores concepts through ancestral praise. She is intrigued with somatic relations and how they associate with emotional connectivity. These works are intended to serve as queer offerings to LGBTQIA+/POC communities. z continues to research the kinesthetic body with instinctual energy to fulfill their curiosity. She has been included in exhibitions with Bronx Museum of Arts, Volta/Armory Art Fair, The Living Gallery, Long Gallery Harlem, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Postmasters Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Art in Buildings, and Participant INC. Choreographic work has been commissioned by The Shed, BMW, BOFFO, Jack, Gibney, Movement Research, and Dance Canvas ATL.

About Mariette Pathy Allen

Mariette Pathy Allen is a photographer of transgender, genderfluid, and intersex communities. Moving from painting, a solitary activity, to photography, Allen has been documenting the transgender community for over four decades. In 1978, on the last day of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Allen met Vicky West, a trans woman she befriended and through whom she was first invited to Fantasia Fair, a transgender conference where she would serve as official photographer. She went on to author several books that have brought visibility to transgender communities across the world including Transformations: Cross-dressers and Those Who Love Them (1989), Masked Culture: The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade (1994), The Gender Frontier (2004), TransCuba (2014), and Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Burma and Thailand (2017). Mariette’s photographs have been exhibited internationally and are in private and public collections. She is represented by Clamp gallery in New York City. 

Learn more about Mariette Pathy Allen and the creation of the Illuminations Grant here.

About Aaryn Lang

Aaryn Lang is a Black, Ohio-born consultant, writer, public speaker, and media personality. Miss Lang’s primary focus is in championing the social, economic, and political well being of the transgender community, specifically the needs of Black transgender women. 

About Serena Jara

Serena Jara is an artist making work about the effects of family dysfunction and the process of rebuilding herself as an adult. Through photography and painting, Jara focuses on how apathy and love can become intertwined in the long-term. After receiving love during childhood in the form of mixed messages, she looks at herself and her family in relation to this narrative, exploring home as a contradiction of comfort and emptiness that follows her regardless of physical location. She depicts similar tensions between love and neglect in her paintings, using the medium to process childhood memories and find new ways to care for and accept herself. The artist shows her struggle with seeking love as external validation, and the realization that she has to foster this from within to move on from the past.

About the 2022 Judges 

Connie (Girl) Fleming is a performer, model, stylist, fashion illustrator, and undeniable New York City legend. As a renowned stage performer, she has graced iconic nightlife venues like the Palladium, the Tunnel, and the Pyramid; performed in various videos for George Michael, Chic, and Jody Watley; and appeared in the opening montages for Saturday Night Live and MTV News. Connie’s status as a fashion icon and cultural muse has led her to model for Thierry Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, and Andre Walker across New York and Paris. A charter member of the House of Field and a Mistress of Ceremonies at Jackie 60, Connie began her reign as one of New York’s most sought-after gate-keepers when she worked the door at Eric Conrad’s Poop at the Supper Club. Her inimitable fashion drawings have been used to illustrate costumes for Beyoncé, Anastasia, Swarovski, and “The Devil Wears Prada,” among others. Today, Connie splits her time between various artistic endeavors, and works as a runway coach, producer, and casting director for several fashion brands in New York and abroad.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase is an interdisciplinary artist who works in painting,  video, sound and sculpture to depict queer black love and community amidst the back drop of urban and domestic spaces. Chase’s figures hang in various forms of articulation – intertwined with domestic markers of a kitchen or a bedroom, they are then tethered by pop and street signage to blend emotional and physical, internal and external  states of being. Rendered through layers of bright, visceral paint, make- up, foam and  glitter these compositions challenge and subvert canonical misrepresentation and exclusion of the black body. Recent exhibitions include WHAT DO YOU SEE, YOU PEOPLE, GAZING AT ME at  Sadie Coles HQ, London. Chase’s work has been previously featured in Art Basel,  Switzerland; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Philadelphia Museum of  Art, Pond Society (solo), Shanghai; Company Gallery, New York; LSU Museum of Art  (solo), Baton Rouge; the Rubell Foundation, Miami; Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke;  California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; The Bunker, Collection of Beth Rudin De-Woody, Palm Beach and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Philadelphia. Their work is included in numerous private  and public collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, ICA Miami, High Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bronx Museum, Rubell Family Collection, Buxton Contemporary Art Museum, The Wedge Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and Woodmere Museum of Art. Chase was  born in 1989 in Philadelphia, PA where they currently live and work.

Kimberly Drew is a writer, curator, and activist. Drew received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies. She first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, sparking her interest in social media. Drew’s writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue, Glamour, Playboy, and Teen Vogue and she has executed Instagram takeovers for Prada, The White House, and Instagram. Drew served as the Social Media Manager at The Met. She is the co-editor of Black Futures which she published in 2020 with Jenna Wortham. Drew recently joined Pace Gallery as Associate Director. You can follow her at @museummammy on Instagram and Twitter.

About Queer|Art

Queer|Art was born out of the recognition of a generation of artists and audiences lost to the ongoing AIDS Crisis, and in a profound understanding that one of the many repercussions of that loss has been a lack of mentors and role models for a new generation of LGBTQ+ artists. Founded in 2009 by filmmaker Ira Sachs, Queer|Art serves as a ballast against this loss and seeks to highlight and address a continuing fundamental lack of both economic and institutional support for LGBTQ+ artists. Our mission is to provide individuals within our community with the tools, resources, and guidance they need to achieve success and visibility for their work at the highest levels of their field. 

The current programs of Queer|Art include: the year-long Queer|Art|Mentorship program; the long-running Queer|Art|Film series, held monthly at the IFC Center in lower Manhattan; and Queer|Art|Awards, an initiative of grants, prizes, and awards that provides various kinds of direct support—monetary and otherwise—to LGBTQ+ artists.

A list of the intergenerational community of artists supported and brought together by Queer|Art includes: Silas Howard, Jennie Livingston, Matt Wolf, Hilton Als, Sarah Schulman, Pamela Sneed, Justin Vivian Bond, Jibz Cameron, Trajal Harrell, John Kelly, Geoffrey Chadsey, Everett Quinton, Geo Wyeth, Angela Dufresne, Nicole Eisenman, Avram Finkelstein, Chitra Ganesh, Pati Hertling, Jonathan Katz, Tourmaline & Sasha Wortzel, Jess Barbagallo, Morgan Bassichis, Monstah Black, Yve Laris Cohen, Troy Michie, Tommy Pico, Justin Sayre, Colin Self, Jacolby Satterwhite, Rick Herron, and Hugh Ryan, among many others.

Website: www.queer-art.org
Twitter: @queerartnyc
Instagram: @queerart
Facebook: @queerartnyc

Artwork: Marshland Restoration Program, Utē Petit

Billy Porter announced Madame Tussauds wax figurine via 360 MAGAZINE.

BILLY PORTER × MADAME TUSSAUDS

Billy Porter is a Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright – and today – his latest accomplishment comes in the form of a wax figure from the world’s greatest wax museum, Madame Tussauds. Billy announced the exciting news to his fans on Instagram. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Billy is best known for his electric portrayal of Pray Tell in FX’s breakthrough series, “Pose;” representation of the Fairy Godmother in Amazon’s remake of Cinderella; and his fabulous style. A veteran of the theater, Billy, has also starred in Broadway including Kinky Boots, which he won the 2013 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. Besides his accomplishments in acting, Billy is also known as an inspirational icon. Through his powerful statements on the red carpet and openness within interviews and his memoir, he is admired for his vulnerability and supportive nature to all communities. Therefore, on behalf of World Kindness Day on November 13, Billy announced there’s more of him to spread kindness with his new wax figure.

Billy sat down with a team of artists who will create his wax figure. The multi-talented star’s figure will wear a recreation of one of his most memorable looks from the 2020 Grammy awards, styled by Sam Ratelle. A Scott Studenberg-designed turquoise jacket and jumpsuit, and a wide-brimmed hat with a motorized screen of crystalline fringe. The figure will take about six months and 20 studio artists to create in London before fans can meet his figure at Madame Tussauds New York Times Square.

“I am humbly honored to be receiving my very own wax figure at Madame Tussauds. It’s been a pleasure to work with the artists to make this dream come true and I can’t wait to see my twin in New York!” said Billy Porter.

After making history becoming the first openly gay, black man to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama, Billy has fought to provide visibility and inspiration to all young queer people of all colors. Madame Tussauds provides direct access to A-list celebrities, showcasing their impact on society. Fans will be able to meet Billy Porter’s wax twin at Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square. Guests are encouraged to visit https://www.madametussauds.com/new-york/

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ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK

Voted as one of New York’s most unique attractions, Madame Tussauds invites you to pose “in a moment in time” with our famous fun figures of internationally renowned musicians, A-list stars, sports legends, world leaders and more. New for 2022, step onto the red carpet with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bad Bunny. Plus, Madame Tussauds New York’s Glow Gala is packed with 19 celebrities including new and never-before-seen wax figures of Ariana Grande and P. Diddy. With more than 85,000 square feet of interactive entertainment, including the expanded MARVEL Hall of Heroes, and the new Oval Office Experience, the world-famous attraction is bigger and better than ever! For more information, visit the website at madametussauds.com/new-york/ and on Facebook

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS

Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates more than 140 attractions, 23 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 24 countries across 4 continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its millions of guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its employees.

 See www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information and follow on Twitter @MerlinEntsNew

Girl Vow × NYC Annual Candle Light Vigil via 360 MAGAZINE

Girl Vow × NYC Annual Candle Light Vigil

Girl Vow, Inc. Presents the Second NYC Annual Candle Light Vigil for Missing and Murdered Women and Girls

Girl Vow & The National Taskforce for Missing & Murdered Women & Girls of Color is hosting the Second NYC Annual Candle Light Vigil for Missing and Murdered Women and Girls on November 4, 2022, from 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM to be held at the City Hall Park located at Broadway near Chambers Street.

In light of so many recent missing girls of color in New York and around the nation, Girl Vow is launching a task force, consisting of a well-cultivated team, to tackle the issues head-on: why are our girls going missing, how can we take these important issues more seriously, and also address preventative measures? Our bill S6924 and A8347 is written to examine the perplexing gender-based issues that have been overlooked for far too long.

As reported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2019, there were 421,394 missing children in the database. Almost 75% of those missing children were females, 205,802 were black females. Latinx are statistically invisible and considered white.

The National Taskforce for Missing and Murdered Women and Girls of Color is a response to solving the pervasive silence when girls/women of color are missing, murdered, and unnoticed. Our mission is to organize to advance beyond the issues of colorism, racial, economic, and structural oppression with communities at the helm of change.

It’s sad that we even live in a time when this topic is even being discussed but what’s even sadder is the look in these girls’ eyes when they truly believe that they are not as important to the community or even to society in a whole because of the color of there skin. Why do our girls have to feel as if they are not important? Why do our girls have to strive more fight stronger and work harder just to survive in life? Why do families of girls in our community feel alone?

It is our responsibility as a community to take care of each other. The silence that is present when women and girls of color go missing, is not acceptable. We must amplify our voice together to effectively raise awareness, in addition to exercising all necessary resources to combat this issue.

Learn more at www.girlvow.org & follow Girl Vow on IG at @girlvow

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL RUN OF THE SHOW

“What About Us?”

Host: Dawn Rowe – Founder of Girl Vow, Inc. and the National Taskforce for Missing & Murdered Women and Girls of Color
Date: Friday, November 4th | 5:45 PM-7PM |
Confirmed Speakers: This is not the order of speakers. The order will change

1. EnriqueRivera(FatherofFoundScarlettRivera)
2. WCJARev.Sharon(Women’sAdvocate)
3. Rose(MotherofMissingChelseaCobo)
4. Allen & Rita (Father & Mother of Missing Leanne Marie Hausberg) 5. DawnBaker(MotherofMissingTijaeBaker)

6. LauraMullen-EmpowerLi
7. Michel T. Buckley (Advocate)
8. DawnRoweCEO
9. AssemblyMemberNataliaFernandez
10. Bounty Hunters (2) (Wolf and ACE)
11. Kimberly Tucker, friend of (formerly missing) Skylar 12.Council Member Rita Joseph
13.nDr. Victoria Phillips – Founder of Visionary V 14.New York City Speaker Adrienne Adams

YOUTH SPEAKERS (Speeches)

Kylasia
Niaeme
India

DRAFT RUN OF SHOW:
5:45PM – Opening Prayer (2-3 Minutes)

5:48PM – Opening Remarks by Dawn Rowe (3 Minutes)

5:50PM – Each Speaker 3-4 Minutes approx. 60 Minutes
6:51PM – Moment of Silence
6:52PM – Reading of Names

6:56PM – Closing Remarks

HEARST Taps Donna Kalajian Lagani as VEEP

Hearst announced that Donna Kalajian Lagani has been named vice president and Eastern director of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation of California and the Hearst Foundation, Inc. of New York, succeeding George B. Irish who passed away on September 13 after serving 14 years in that position. She begins her new role immediately.

The announcement was made by William Randolph Hearst III, chairman of the board of directors of Hearst, president of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and a director of the Hearst Foundation, Inc., and Virginia Hearst Randt, president of the Hearst Foundation, Inc.

Kalajian Lagani joined the Hearst Foundations in 2019 as senior program officer after nearly 25 years at Hearst Magazines.

Separate from the corporation, the Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. In addition, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation operates two programs, the United States Senate Youth Program and the Journalism Awards Program. Since its inception, the Foundations have made over 22,200 grants to 6,300 organizations, totaling more than $1.4 billion in funds awarded. Paul “Dino” Dinovitz is executive director of both foundations and leads the Western operations.

“For years, Donna was a high-energy executive at Hearst Magazines,” said Hearst. “She brings the same passion for making things happen to her role in philanthropy. I know Donna will make a positive impact on people’s lives — creating the kind of opportunities that my grandfather envisioned when he started the Foundations in 1946. The entire team looks forward to working with her. Donna will sustain our mission to identify and fund outstanding nonprofits and ensure that people of all backgrounds have the chance to build healthy, productive and satisfying lives.”

Said Randt: “Donna has already made a profound impact at the Foundations and has worked tirelessly to identify the organizations who can make the most impact with our grants.”

“The past four years with the Foundations have been among the most fulfilling of my career,” said Kalajian Lagani. “The Foundations are committed to helping organizations make lasting, positive changes in our world and I am honored to be able to be a part of it and to carry on that mission.”

Kalajian Lagani joined Hearst Magazines in 1995 as publisher of Cosmopolitan and was named publishing director in 1999. She added oversight of Seventeen in 2014 and of Women’s Health in 2018, following Hearst’s acquisition of Rodale. During her career at Cosmopolitan, Kalajian Lagani introduced groundbreaking initiatives, most recently through mobile and artificial intelligence technology. She developed and immortalized the “fun fearless female” mantra used by Cosmopolitan editions worldwide. During her tenure, she helped launch CosmoGIRL! and Cosmo for Latinas and was a strong force in bringing Cosmopolitan to new platforms, including Snapchat and Sirius XM Radio.

The Hearst Foundation, Inc. was founded by William Randolph Hearst in 1946. In 1949, Hearst established the California Charities Foundations, later renamed the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Both foundations are guided by the same charitable mission, which reflects the philanthropic interests of their founder.

The two foundations are managed as one entity, sharing the same funding guidelines, leadership and staff. Staff based in New York City review all proposals from organizations located east of the Mississippi River, and staff in the San Francisco office review those from organizations west of it.

Jessica Minh Anh and Hudson River Park catwalk collaboration in NYC via 360 MAGAZINE.

JMA × Hudson River Park

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This autumn, serial tech entrepreneur and Vietnamese media mogul Jessica Minh Anh along with Hudson River Park are collaborating on a momentous event, raising carbon neutrality awareness within NYC

Beforehand, Anh–a Petronas scholar, hosted the world’s first oceanic catwalk in the Mediterranean.

Now, she’s producing the much anticipated J Autumn Fashion Show on Pier 34. This imaginative and immersive experience is the latest presentation in her Fashion x Sustainability series.

Previous engagements include: being atop of the Hoover Dam in Nevada; at the Gemasolar power plant in Spain; on board a low-emission cruise ship in Italy and JFK Airport hanger, a promotional installation for DHL Express (Watch Video). 

With the World Trade Center as the backdrop, J Autumn Fashion Show will exhibit avant pieces to a progressive audience of purveyors within various sectors: media, innovation and environmental.

Official Campaign Video HERE.

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Jessica Minh Anh × Hudson River Park inside 360 MAGAZINE
Jessica Minh Anh × Hudson River Park collaboration via 360 MAGAZINE.

BTS HERE.