New York City Football Club (NYCFC) kicked off its second annual 24-Hour Game in conjunction with Degree Deodorant at Rockefeller Center on the Plaza.
Legendary R&B group, The O’Jays released new single “Above The Law,” a socially conscience song that can be considered an appeal to vote in the midterm elections, which many consider a volatile political period in modern American history.
Socceroof blessed Brooklyn with a grand opening extravaganza to celebrate the newest indoor soccer arena and event space. The waterfront complex has 10 indoor fields, private event space and a spacious rooftop patio with amazing views of lower Manhattan.
ASICS opens the doors to its first U.S. flagship store in Manhattan on Fifth Avenue and featured two brands, ASICS and ASICSTIGER.
You know you’re at a 5-star event when the artists and space are both works of art!
Cosmetic line CYO received a nice size crowd at the launch of a new makeup collection created for the unique woman who happens to be a younger consumer who are experimental. CYO boasts, “What does CYO stand for? Whatever you want it to! Call your own, create your own color your own…it’s beauty on your terms. CYO give women the tools – not rules.”
The collection includes product for the eyes, lips and face such as a two-in-one lipstick and lipliners, metallic eye shadows, dual-ended highlight and contour stick as well as, illuminating mixing cream. The price ranges from $3.50 – $7.50 and available at Walgreens and Walgreens.com.
Americas Category Director for CYO says in part, “We’ve created an edgy line that doesn’t break the bank and goes beyond your typical beauty boundaries.” The CYO philosophy is: Say no to normal. Yes to experimental. No to limits. Yes to more for less. Mix. Remix. Your way.
You’ll find the latest CYO products online and in-stores. #mixlayerhack
Gloria Porcella, a fourth-generation Italian Art Gallerist, officially opened the Galleria Ca’ d’Oro in the Chelsea section of Manhattan with “Beyond the Matter,” presenting Italian artist Michelangelo Bastiani’s holographic artworks. This is Bastiani’s first solo show in New York City and was a successful evening with the likes of Enrico Bruni of Calvin Klein, Italian Vice Consul Chiara Saulle, Julian Navarro, Director of Context Art Fair and Ireland’s socialite Ainsley Quinn of Fans First.
According to the press release, Bastiani uses technology to illustrate and explore the theme of liquidness, with water representing the constantly changing intrinsic nature of art. “Beyond the Matter” consists of kinetic images and video clips of volumetric and realistic video holograms, reflected through LED screens inside glass bottles.
The Italian artist Bastiani says, “Water, and liquidness in general, is my preferred field of investigation. For instance, an artificial lake might take shape in a room and, thanks to digital techniques, the spectator becomes an integral part of the work by simply passing in front of it, thus becoming a part of the kinetic process. Analog and digital blend in these holograms which are enclosed in transparent bottles and jars, and direct interaction from the viewer results in infinite variables. The relationship between work and observer become stronger transforming what we imagine as the traditional ‘passive’ visit into an ‘active’ experience.”
Bastiani and gallerists Porcella are both ,well recognized in the art world and very engaging at the opening. Their patrons and VIP’s seemed to enjoy the opening night of art d’objects d’ vitrinas.
Last night, Elizabeth Sutton and Art Start celebrated at the ‘Good Vibes Only’ benefit at Gansevoort Market in support of the nonprofit, which provides arts programs for underprivileged teens affected by homelessness in New York City for the past 25 years.
Performances from Dan Miz, comedienne Felicia Madison and former Art Start youth, The Kids Next Door, kept guests on their feet, dancing and cheering – and some asking for lessons from the talented hip-hop break dancers when they left the stage.
Sutton introduced emcee Phil Sullivan, a formerly homeless model and advocate, and spoke about her inspiration for hosting the benefit:
“A few months ago, I saw a young man dancing on the subway, obviously struggling by the looks of his clothing and torn shoes and I was incredibly touched by his talent and hustle and courage to put on such a great performance, so I reached out, gave him my business card and some cash and told him to keep hustling, which is my motto. I stepped off the train and called my publicist, Natasha at The Know because she also has a non-profit background, and told her that I needed to do something important: find an organization that provides creative therapy for kids in need, and that’s just what we found in Art Start.”
Sutton comes from a philanthropic family, but the Brooklyn-born millennial says that her eyes were opened to the scope of homelessness in New York City, while attending college near Union Square, where the issue is particularly visible. Art Start nurtures the voices, hearts and minds of underserved youth in some of New York City’s loneliest places, through consistent creative workshops inside homeless shelters, alternatives to incarceration programs, and partnering with youth agencies.
Sutton is also currently working with Lenox Health Greenwich Village and will soon complete a mural at the landmark facility housed in the former Maritime Union Building, ahead of their ribbon cutting ceremony on October 25th.
Former NFL’er and executive producer Michael Strahan debuted his new docu-series, ‘The Religion of Sports’ at the first Tribeca TV Festival in New York City alongside his partner Gotham Chopra, to a crowd of journalists and sponsors at the Cinépolis Chelsea this past weekend.
New pro development soccer team, New Jersey Teamsters Football Club (NJ Teamsters FC) has named Javier Velasco as head coach and held its second tryout on Saturday at the Stephen R. Gregg Park in Bayonne, New Jersey, to identify and hire the top players from New Jersey and abroad.
The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) announced the hiring of Coach Velasco on Aug. 2, and Northeastern Conference Owner Alex Geraldino, a certified United States soccer agent and former NFL – Europe Cornerback confirmed the news on the teams site and said, ” We are excited that Javier Velasco has accepted a head coach position with New Jersey Teamsters FC. Javier has a USSF credentials and is a NSCAA member who’s committed the sport of soccer. He is a New Jersey native who has many years of experience recruiting, training and coaching players, and evaluating and assessing opponents. He’s a good fit for us.”
Players from Great Britain, Venezuela, Africa, Haiti, Brazil, Colombia and the New York metropolitan area came out to audition for the fastest growing sport in America and for a team that is not a Major League Soccer team. The Wall Street Journal wrote a descriptive subtitle, apart of a broader story about various levels within professional soccer that read, “Beyond Major League Soccer, there is explosive growth in the lower rungs of American professional soccer.”
The team held it’s first tryout at late July at Pennington Park in Paterson, New Jersey and will hold tryouts all month until they find players that can play football at the professional level. Coach Velasco told The Knockturnal, “Our second tryout was a success, we had about 45 players. We will bring most of them back next Sunday and invite some experienced professional players that will make the level more demanding, and will give the new players an idea of where we need to be to compete at the highest level.”
So far, the NJ Teamsters FC is off to a great start. They secured practice and home fields for matches and will host international friends and exhibitions. “We’re a new team and we’re off to a great start. This month we’re holding tryouts, next month we’re delegates at SoccerEx – the largest soccer convention in the world with over 450 team front office staff members, so our goal is to team up with a European premier team” and ” As a soccer owner, I’m looking toward Europe and South America. We are fortunate to be members of UPSL, a league that promotes and relegates. This is an important element for pro soccer and we are the only US league that has this concept, which is the popular concept all around the world, except the U.S.A. Promotion and relegation is what makes fans go crazy about soccer and this is one of our goals. Our Director of Operations, Joe Santella, Head Coach Velasco and I are on the same page. The first goal is to identify and develop the best talent, and then it’s to win soccer matches, go on to compete at a high level at the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and borrow and loan out players.” Film and coaching company S.A.C.C. WOLVES was therefor the play by plays.
We’ll stay tuned, as the MLS has major competition with other American soccer leagues. They’ll all compete against one another at the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the Super Bowl of Soccer!