New York City — This city never fails to amaze its own people. June continues to be the brightest month of the year with colorful events to boot for New Yorkers and tourists. At the 116th celebration of the Philippine Independence parade on Madison Square, the Bacolod Masskara New York contingent grabbed the top prize, followed by the BIBAK contingent.
The Barangay Gingoognon USA contingent came in close, followed by the Philippine-American Association of Connecticut and the Cebuanos Engaged in Building Unity contingent.
Miss World 2014 Megan Young was among those who added glitter to the cultural event.
The World Refugee Day was commemorated on June 20 with a fund-raiser concert of the UNSRC Choir and Singers and guest soprano Ms. Kay Habana for the refugees of war-torn Syria. Simply dubbed as A Concert for the Refugees of Syria, the Dag Hammarksjold Library at the United Nations Headquarters was fully packed with spectators to enjoy the music of the choir and Ms. Habana. Psychologist and writer Joan Kaufman launched her book titled “High Velocity Consciousness: Deprogramming From Fear and Societal Mind Conditioning in Techno/Media World” at the National Writers Union on June. It is self-help book at achieve better self-understanding and unleash one’s potentials by conquering fear in the modern, high tech era. The book is available in Kindle and print versions at amazon.com