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Jennifer Keck is a freelance writer and translator. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Hartford Business Journal, The Glass Hammer, the Fanm Kanson Network, and Real Atlanta Magazine. You can also follow her on Tumblr at http://thewritingden.tumblr.com. She lives in Queens, NY with her husband and cat.

If you have an New York City charity or cultural event, restaurant, boutique, spa, or salon you would like covered on Miss A, please contact Jennifer at jennifer.keck@gmail.com.

W.E.B. Du Bois And The Fight for Black Equality At The New York Historical Society

W.E.B Du Bois in 1913 (Photo Credit: University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

In celebration of Black History Month, the New York Historical Society will host W.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight for Black Equality as part of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series. Scholar, activist, and founding member of the NAACP, W.E.B. Du Bois fought institutionalized racism and discrimination throughout the early 20th century.


ChefFed’s Sex On The Table Valentine’s Day 8 Course Aphrodisiac Charity Dinner In NYC

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For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, you won’t want to miss your chance to dine at ChefFed‘s Sex on the Table. The members-only social club is now selling tickets to 25 lucky couples, offering an evening of romance and haute cuisine.

The eight-course menu promises to seduce both the palate and the eye, […]

Taste Of The NFL’s Super Bowl Party With A Purpose In Brooklyn, NY

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In celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII, Taste of the NFL is coming to Brooklyn, NY. The 23rd annual Super Bowl “Party with a Purpose“® features a culinary all-star from each NFL city serving their signature dish alongside a current NFL player or alumni. (Chef Kamal Rose and Giants alum Bill Ard are representing New […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014 In New York City’s Historic Harlem

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In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Big Onion Walking Tours is hosting its yearly tour of Harlem, New York’s epicenter of African-American business, politics, art, and culture.

Abyssinian Baptist Church (Photo credit: nycago.org)

This fun and informative tour covers the history of Harlem, from its origins as a Dutch village […]

Become A SoleMate Of Girls On The Run NYC

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If you’re a runner, consider teaming up with Girls on the Run NYC while you train for your next marathon.

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A non-profit organization dedicated to girls in 3rd grade through 8th grade, Girls on the Run NYC offers participants the support and guidance they need to […]

Recap: Kigi Life’s Light From The North Event At Scandinavia House In NYC


On December 19, 2013, the conceptual lifestyle brand Kigi Life presented ‘Light from the North’ – a tribute to the effectiveness of the Scandinavian lifestyle and quality of life, in collaboration with United Nations Cultural Consultant Montgomery Taylor and Fashion Guru Aurora Aquino. The event, which was hosted at Scandinavia House, showcased the paintings […]

Four Ways To Contribute To The New York Cares Coat Drive

New York Cares Coat Drive

Thousands of New Yorkers face the choice between buying a winter coat or taking care of other basic needs like paying rent and buying groceries. And in addition to the working poor, over 90% of homeless New Yorkers rely on a donated coat to avoid freezing. Why not give the gift of warmth this […]

Art Start’s Family Portrait Project To Benefit Homeless Youth In NYC

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Not since the Great Depression has New York City faced homelessness at such record-highs. Yet families in shelters remain in the shadows, feeling ashamed of their circumstances. Many New Yorkers aren’t aware of the causes, nor have they heard the success stories of those living in the shelter system. But Art Start, a non-profit […]

Ellington At Christmas: Nutcracker Suite At The Apollo Theater

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Back in 1960, legendary jazz musicians Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn decided to put their spin on a holiday classic. By infusing the score of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite with swinging brass, colorful solos, and jazz melodies, they attracted critical praise and performed before sold-out audiences. But you don’t have to have a time machine […]

A Time For Children Boutique In NYC

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Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, A Time for Children is a quirky little boutique that carries designer clothing, accessories, books, and toys for infants to preteens. Fashion-forward moms will love the selection, with everything from cotton onsies by Petit Bateau to Trumpette socks and Robeez leather shoes in stock.

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