March is Women’s History Month, a national and global celebration recognizing the countless contributions women have made throughout history and contemporary society. The annual tribute coincides with International Women’s Day, March 8, and this year’s theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment,” according to the National Women’s History Project. In commemoration, there’ll be countless events and services taking place in communities across the country throughout the month; to find out more, go to womenshistorymonth.gov or nwhp.org.
GOOGLE “I CRASHED A WALL STREET SECRET SOCIETY”
In 2012, then-New York Times reporter Kevin Roose rented a tuxedo and infiltrated one of Wall Street’s most secretive societies, Kappa Beta Phi, crashing its annual induction ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel. Inside, he found a who’s-who list of capitalism, wearing drag, singing songs mocking the global financial meltdown—the crisis they created. Now a writer at New York magazine, he’s documented all the antics in a new book called Young Money; you’ll find a must-read excerpt by Googling the above (or by just clicking the embedded link).
DOWNLOAD TWERK METER
From the imaginative minds at LI-based tech services and consulting startup Krucraft.com is this fun, innovative app helping anyone with a smartphone to wiggle and gyrate and thrust better than Miley at the AMAs. Twerk Meter guides your tuckus on its way to twerkmastery, offering easy-to-follow steps, competitive twerking with others across the globe, speed challenges and even twerk-interconnectivity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and YouTube to compare scores and watch videos of other twerkers. Free at twerkmeter.com.
ENJOY A LATTE
Not just any latte, a soul-healing caffeine smoothie at Coffee Fest, perhaps the most revered coffee and tea tradeshow in the world—brewing top pots, hosting classes and workshops, competitions (including the “Latte Art World Championship,” “America’s Best Espresso Competition” and “America’s Best Coffeehouse Competition”) and otherwise just expounding upon the supreme divinity of this holy elixir—from March 7-9 at the Jacob Javits Center. Check out coffeefest.com for more details and tweet a pic of your latteler to #LIPCoffeeFiends
DO THE IRISH JIG
Where? At Old Bethpage Village Restoration. When? Saturday, March 8, from 12-5 p.m. There will be Irish food, Irish beverages, live Irish music and traditional Irish dancing. Best part? It’s free. For more information, check out nassaucountyny.gov/parks, and “May the Luck o’ the Irish be upon thee.”
READ “THE SQUAWK BOX” TV BLOG
Do you watch #TheFollowing? Think that the dwarf in #GameOfThrones is hot? Then this is for you. The Press’ new TV (and film) blog includes previews, reviews, picks, gossip, rants (called “Squawkler Scrambles”) and so much more. It’s unapologetic commentary that always entertains, may offend, and never ceases to amaze. Check it out at LongIslandPress.com.
READ THE GREAT AMERICAN DISCONNECT
Why? Too many reasons. Among them: 1) Press Publisher Jed Morey wrote it. 2) Press Editor in Chief Christopher Twarowski edited it. 3) Mainstream media won’t supply you with this knowledge. 4) You deserve to know the truth. 5) It’s available on iTunes, Amazon’s Kindle and americandisconnect.com.
YOUTUBE “KITTEN MEETS HEDGEHOG”
This vid never stops attracting views (more than 14 million now) or melting hearts with its absolute abundance of cuteness and adorability, as the curious tiny baby cat Loki discovers the shy prickly Harley, to a fun smooth cover song by singer/songwriter Alanna Matty. Worth watching again and again.
SAMPLE CRAFT BEER
Admission includes a 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass and the freedom to taste more than 100 craft beers from more than 75 microbreweries. Nassau Coliseum, March 22; more at springcraftbeerfestival.com.
HAVE A HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!