Make Special Mother’s Day Gifts at Jewish Cultural Center
iCalOutlookGoogleYahoo Event Details: Sun May 1, 2011 - 2:00pm at Children’s Galleries for Jewish Culture (515 W. 20th St., between 10th & 11th Aves.)
Mother’s Day is coming up, marking the calander for a perfect time to get together with your family. Just in time, the Children’s Galleries for Jewish Culture is offering two great opportunities to have fun and be creative with your little ones, all while making a special gift for the holiday’s honoree.
Sunday, May 1, will be the first of these two events providing you with an entire week of activites before Mother’s Day arrives to make sure your children make something special. You can also opt to get together at the CGJC on Mother’s Day, May 8, to make some little treasures. Both of these events begin at 2 p.m. and are $8 for non-CGJC members but will ensure you some quality time and an opportunity to check out the other wonderful sights the organization offers.
Visit the CGJC website for more on these Mother’s Day gift-making events.
The Children’s Galleries for Jewish Culture: 515 W. 20th St., between 10th & 11th Aves.
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JOIN US FOR TOP CHEF: THE TOUR
We’re hitting the road with Bravo, our entertainment partner, for its fourth annual Top Chef: The Tour.
To complement this 20-city tour coming your way, Bravo has created exclusive content on Foodspotting including local guides to coincide with the tour stops and dish recommendations from celebrity chefs in each city. Yet another reason to tune into Bravo - Foodspotting will be mentioned on screen. Join us in spotting Foodspotting on Bravo!
We’re just thrilled to be working with Bravo again this year. The free tour gives all us fans of the show a chance to meet the chef’testants and, for the first time ever, we’ll get to step into the judges’ shoes to rate our favorite chef’testants’ foods. Bravo is also hosting fun activities in each city, including the familiar Quickfire “Aroma” challenge, where fans can test their inner chef as they attempt to identify the correct food scent against the clock (my fave of all the Quickfires).
Last week, Wolfgang Puck joined Foodspotting! Now you’ll be able to see the award-winning master chef’s personal recommendations of must-try dishes around the world, including favourites at his own restaurants. I can’t express how excited we are to add Wolfgang to our partners list. Follow him and his guides here: http://www.foodspotting.com/wolfgangpuck
TAKE THE VILLAGEVINES TOUR FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $100
And last but not least, we’re kicking off a new partnership with VillageVines that provides all Foodspotting members with a free first reservation ($10 savings), as well as 30% off your entire bill (including alcohol!) at over 500 dining destinations across the country. As an added bonus, be one of the first 30 Foodspotting members to use VillageVines to try 5 of the restaurants in one of VillageVine’s city guides by June 6, 2011 to receive a $100 gift card to the VillageVines restaurant of your choice.
I want to show you a quick presentation I’ve been giving to the first staff coming on board here in Chicago, outlining our strategy to win and our overall approach to this campaign.
In the weeks and months to come, we’ll ask grassroots supporters like you to meet with one another and local organizers to take the first steps to victory on November 6th, 2012.
But before we begin meeting in living rooms and backyards across America, it’s important that we communicate with each other about a set of principles for the organization and our overall strategic thinking about how the race will shape up.
The most important aspect is this: Our campaign will be grounded in President Obama’s experience as a community organizer. This notion of ordinary people taking responsibility for the organization at the neighborhood level is not only the way to win, it’s also the way politics ought to work. Our campaign will be an example of innovation and efficiency, but it will also be an example of civic engagement at its best and most rewarding.
Have a look at the briefing, then share it with your friends and neighbors and ask them to help build this campaign with us:
http://my.barackobama.com/2012-First-Look This plan will evolve as we get feedback from grassroots supporters like you over the weeks and months ahead. That’s already happening — as you know, we’ve already started the process of having one-on-one conversations with people in every state to gather thoughts and ideas, and thousands more talks will take place over this spring and summer.
But this briefing should give you a sense of our current thinking about how we’ll build an unprecedented grassroots campaign to win — with you leading it.
Jim Messina Campaign Manager Obama for America
Contributions or gifts to Obama for America are not tax deductible.
Welcome to Bizzy! We are thrilled to have you aboard.
Bizzy gives you personalized recommendations for the best spots to eat, shop, and play, based on the kinds of places you already love. To get started, teach Bizzy about your favorite places by answering questions, browsing Bizzy and marking places as you go, and Checking Out on your iPhone or Android when you are out and about.
Bizzy recs work best when there are lots of people in your area getting Bizzy. Be sure to mark all the places you love as favorites, and invite your friends to do the same!
If you have questions, concerns or reallly good jokes, please drop us a line.
Scoville Contest to Win Honeymoon Package with Will & Kate
Hi [username], Welcome to the first Scoville newsletter, in which I’d like to say a few words about our Royal Wedding contest and how great our users are.
William and Kate’s wedding: Win a trip to their secret honeymoon destination.
There’s a lot of gossip about where William and Kate might go on their honeymoon. Instead of spending the night at a the pub taking part in these debates, we though we’d do something fun for our users. That’s why we’re launching our Royal Wedding contest. You just need to guess the secret honeymoon destination for a chance to win a trip to that destination, an iPad 2 or an exclusive photoshoot on our terrace.
We want to build the best discovery experience and reinvent the way we explore cities. #toptuesday is just the beginning; a simple idea we thought could work, but there is much more coming soon. In these first few weeks you have been extremely helpful, with great feedback and encouraging email. You’re also helping us building a great community that will be key to develop our vision of this service. We have grown to more than 10,000 users in less than 4 weeks, thanks to you! So on behalf of the Scoville team, I’d like to thank you for your support, for tweeting about Scoville, and for inviting friends and family to join.
Quickly wanted to update you on an important change. Starting May 2nd, businesses that are closed down (they no longer exist) will pay the amount stated. A couple of important things to consider:
If the business has been replaced by a similar business you should follow the instructions on the Gig and complete as normal.
If the business establishment is something entirely different e.g. a restaurant is now dry-cleaner, you need to provide evidence of this and note this when you submit.
We’ve heard the feedback from the Gigwalk community and decided to work with our clients posting the Gigs to make this change. Thanks for your thoughtful feedback. It will take us a few days to make these changes so bear with us as we update our systems to make these changes.
Let us know if you have any questions. Happy Gigwalking,
Good news, seniors! No longer will you be forced to go to grocery stores full of young people. City Councilwoman Gale Brewer has rounded up a list of 23 Upper West Side grocery stores and organized them according to the amenities that might be appealing to senior citizens — senior discounts, single portions of meat and fish, handicap-accessible restrooms. And the pamphlet is apparently doing quite well! It’s actually sort of a sweet idea — and it’s so nice to finally see a New York grocery guide that doesn’t mention Eataly. [City Room/NYT]
WHAT ARE THE ODDS: MZ and Facebook launch a GROUPON/LivingSocial KILLER
Facebook Launches a Groupon Killer, Wants to Be Your Everything
Damn it feels good to be gangsta.Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Today marks the first foray into step No. 389 toward Mark Zuckerberg’s plan for total Internet domination. To cash in on the boom for online discounts that made Groupon a multibillion-dollar company overnight, Facebook is testing Deals, its own group-coupon offering, in five cities. Compared to rivals like Amazon’s Living Social, Facebook has the advantage of 600 million members and constantly updating stream about what they “like” and who their friends are. Facebook’s director for local, Emily White, said Deals, which will be delivered via e-mail but will also show up in your news feed, will make it easy to share discounts and see what friends are buying. Aside from the fun of bursting the bubble around Groupon’s impending IPO and making sure that Facebook is embedded in your every online activity, Zuckerberg has another incentive for muscling into a crowded market: getting users to buy and spend Zuckerbuck$ Facebook credits.
Along with the military secrets about flawed evidence used to keep and release prisoners, the Gitmo detainee files leaked Sunday also exposed some chilling revelations about a “small circle” of Al Qaeda operatives who plotted ways to follow up September 11. None of the terrorist schemes were ever attempted, and the information relies on testimony extracted by Guantánamo interrogators, but it’s still pretty disturbing. Saifullah Paracha, one of the oldest of the 172 detainees still imprisoned, was a successful businessman and onetime New York travel agent. Paracha offered his experience in the shipping industry to 9/11 plotter Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to help move plastic explosives inside containers of women’s and children’s clothing.
Co-conspirators interrogated at Gitmo say Paracha wanted to “do something big against the U.S.” According to the New York Times, other plots discussed in the files, though not acted upon, include “plans for a new wave of aircraft attacks on the West Coast, filling an apartment with leaked natural gas and detonating it, blowing up gas stations and even cutting the cables holding up the Brooklyn Bridge.”