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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 NYC

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New York - The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest in the world with over 150,000 participants and two million plus people along the parade route.  The year of 2018 marks the 257th parade.  The route of the parade was along 5th Ave from 44th Street to 79th Street.  His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan stood in front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral greeting and blessing participants on the parade route.  Bag pipes, dancers, bands and loads of green filled the NYC streets.


Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined the parade route.  Loretta Brennan Glucksman was the grand marshal.  Dignitaries included New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James O’Neill and many more.  NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce blew the whistle to kick off the parade is retiring this year.

New York Pet Fashion Show NYC

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New York – The evening at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC was fully energized with creatively designed costumes that celebrities and rescue stars walked down the runway with their pets and rescue dogs looking for homes.  This was the 15th anniversary with the theme “Country Couture for Animal Rescue.”  The New York Pet Fashion Show is the largest pet fashion and animal rescue benefit in the country.


Dedication and true passion illuminated the venue showcasing all involved that work hard for the cause.  The benefit of helping to save animals lives and benefiting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals with 150 shelters and rescue groups has increased their presence every year with their mission.


Gregg Oehler is the Chairman of the event and TropiClean was the presenter of the New York Pet Fashion Show.  The host and MC was Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes.  The Gold Paw award featured celebrity, TV host and actor Travis Brorsen for the 2018 “ Humanitarian” award winner.

Times Square New Years Eve

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New York City – Frigid temperatures did not keep revelers from packing Times Square for 2018 crystal ball drop.  The second coldest on record with10-degree temperatures at midnight.  An estimate million people lined the street.  Partygoers had extra layers of clothes, face masks and hand warmers as many came as early as 10 in the morning to secure their positions.  Prior preparations by all New York's finest had tight security covered on the ground and air to give a complete successful evening for welcoming in the New Year.


Mariah Carey came back to redeem herself after last year’s performance at Times Square fell short.  This year for New Years Eve 2018 Carey fully redeemed herself with two songs; “Vision of Love” and “Hero.”  Other performances New Years Eve; Andy Grammer, Sugarland, Lauren Alaina, Camila Cabello, Chyno Miranda, Antonique Smith, Nick Jonas, Neil Diamond

Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference/Expo

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Registration is now open for the largest playground for Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) in North America Offers World Class Education, Experiential Events, Innovative Technologies, and Community Networking.  The Conference and Expo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas is February 25-28, 2018.  At its core, WPPI creates a unique and interactive learning experience for attendees by addressing the latest trends in wedding/portrait photography with programming focused on Newborn Photography, Photo Booths, Filmmaking, School/Sports Photography, and several classes focused on the business of photography. In addition to more than 40 Platform Classes, WPPI offers more intense learning environments through its PLUS and Master Classes and Photo Walks.


Every year, the biggest and best manufacturers, solution providers, experts, and retailers in the world for photography and video display and demonstrate the latest technology at WPPI’s three-day expo. This is the largest collection of industry manufacturers and suppliers for professional, amateur, and emerging wedding and portrait photographers anywhere in North America.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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New York – The Rockefeller Center and surrounding blocks were totally filled with revelers for the 85th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch surrounded by the Rockettes, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker.  The tree lighting performers included Harry Connick Jr., Seal, Train, Brett Eldredge, Pentatonix, The Tenors and others.


The Norway Spruce stood 75 feet tall, weighed 12-tons and was donated by Jason Perrin, State College, Pennsylvania.  Swarovski Star was placed at the top of the Norway Spruce tree and adorned with 25,000 crystals and one million facets.  The tree will be lit every day until January 7th.  The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.  Security was tighter this year with more areas restricted as well as extra screening. 

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