By Marivir R. Montebon
New York City — Writers of the New York Chapter of the National Writers Union enjoyed a warm and refreshing picnic by the Riverside Park South on Friday, August 16 as a way to renew ties and rejuvenate the group. Chapter chairperson Tim Sheard graciously welcomed everyone, about 26 of them who also brought in some great dishes to share.
It turned out to be an easy get-together, with abundant food, and new acquaintances, all meant to continuously energize the NWU which has lined up a series of activities throughout the year to enhance the professional skills of member writers.
On September 22, NWU writers will participate in the Brooklyn Book Fair, one of the biggest book fairs in New York. NWU will also hold its International Writers Conference in October and a series of workshops thereafter to enhance one’s writing, technological, and marketing skills. (For details, visit www.nwuny.org)
Wednesdays will no longer be dreadful midweeks, you can dare to release the blues away at Maryann’s in Woodside, Queens. It recently launched its Wednesday Night Ballroom Dancing with music by Victor Alvar of the DJ7teen and Co.
For only $20 per person (consummable), one enjoys delectable food and Victor’s ballroom and latin music with amazing dance instructors.
For reservations, one may call 661-350-7576 or 347-281-1608. Maryann’s is located on 58-02 37th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377. (Check out www.dj7teen.com)
Pork is a dish Filipinos love immensely. They would die, for example, for humba (pork stew). These days ‘though, they associate it with treachery and corruption. Filipinos are rising to the occasion, asking the government to scrap the pork barrel of Philippine legislators. In New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, the Filipinos are making their voices heard. Abolish pork! would be the clamor on Sunday, August 25 at the auspices of the Philippine Consulate in New York. Long time coming, Pinoys.
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