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- 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.
– 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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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