A temporary skating rink will return to First Night this year and be set up off Sixth Street near the Boardwalk and Wonderland Pier, which will be closed due to boardwalk repairs.Ocean City will host its popular family-oriented nonalcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration for the 23rd time on Wednesday, Dec. 31.All-inclusive admission buttons are good for about 70 different entertainment shows and activities at 16 different venues in Ocean City. The evening ends with a midnight fireworks display visible from the beach and boardwalk.________See the full First Night entertainment schedule.________The event includes outdoor rides, ice-skating and a wide array of entertainment for all ages. See descriptions of the different programs. The schedule runs continuously from 4 p.m. to midnight.The Taste of the Shore at Ocean City High School offers samples from the city’s and region’s finest restaurants. Tickets are $21 Adults/$9 Children.The price of buttons goes up to $20 this year, but if you make your purchase by Nov. 30, the buttons are available at last year’s price: $15.Online: Purchase First Night buttons online at firstnightocnj.com.By mail: Make your check or money order payable to First Night Ocean City and mail to P.O. Box 236, Ocean City, NJ 08226.By phone: Call 1-800-BEACHNJ (800-232-2465).In person: Buttons can be purchased at the Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.The two-day First Night/First Day celebration has become a highlight of Ocean City’s event calendar, and is typically attended by more than 8,000 people.First Day events on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, include a 5-kilometer run and a polar plunge.
Beloved funk-poppers Vulfpeck returned to Brooklyn Bowl last night for the second night of their three-night residency, marking their third consecutive night playing in New York. Following their SummerStage debut on Wednesday night and the incredible Thursday night rocker, came another great set from Vulfpeck.In addition to previous nights’ guests, idolized drummer Bernard Purdie, guitarist Cory Wong, keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Joey Dosik, percussion master Richie Rodriguez, trombonist Melissa Gardiner, saxophonist Eddie Barbash, and vocal powerhouse Antwaun Stanley, the quartet welcomed vocalist Rachael Price of Lake Street Drive and drummer Louis Cato of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to the guest-filled variety show.Complemented by the collection of songs the band normally pulls from, they performed “Barbara” and “Mean Girls”, both being borderline rarities from 2012’s Vollmilch, along with 2013’s “My First Car”.Rachael Price lent her vocals to The Beatles‘ classic “Something”, alongside Bernard Purdie and Joey Dosik, into Aretha Franklin‘s “Rock Steady” with Melissa Gardiner. Louis Cato joined in for the Antwaun Stanley-sung “Wait For The Moment”, then stuck around for the Joe Dart “Beastly” special. It was, of course, another night for the books.Enjoy last night’s full show, courtesy of taper Eric McRoberts:This week in particular, the band has continuously proven that they shine the brightest as a small venue act. Having gone through the festival slots this season for the first time, the band is quickly realizing that their fans would much more prefer to see them in an intimate setting. Additionally, it is when there are multiple players beyond the core four that Vulfpeck’s geniusness is truly most palpable. The nature of their tightly-knit, one-of-a-kind compositions are fully revealed when there are additional musicians contributing to them. The players that Vulfpeck have carefully selected to fill these roles have helped make this obvious over the last few days.The best part of these multi-night residencies is the chance the band has to diversify their setlist and break free from the standardized versions of their songs. Away from the festival setting, the band has the time and ability to stretch out anything and everything. Of course we want the hits, “1612”, “Funky Duck”, and “Back Pocket”, but tonight, we all have our fingers crossed that the band will throw in some of their earlier releases, in toe-tapping 2011’s “Prom” and “Tomboy”, 2012’s “Adrienne & Adrianne”, or even 2013’s “Kuhlmilch 75 BPM”. In any event, we’ll be there.Vulfpeck returns for their last night at the Brooklyn Bowl, with opening support from Joey Dosik. They head to Europe next week for a show in Dublin, then three nights at London’s Brooklyn Bowl.Vulfpeck @ Brooklyn Bowl 9/9/16:01. intro/crowd02. Outro ^03. Cory Wong04. Barbara05. My First Car06. Mean Girls07. It Gets Funkier *08. Game Winner *%09. Something *%&10. Rock Steady *&^@11. 1612 #^@12. Boogie On Reggae Woman #13. Funky Duck #^@14. Wait For The Moment #+15. Beastly +16. Christmas In LA17. Back Pocket #^@Encore:18. Kid Charlemagne *19. outro/crowd* w/ Bernard Purdie – [email protected] w/ Melissa Gardiner – Trombone^ w/ Eddie Barbash – Alto Saxophone# w/ Antwaun Stanley – Vocals% w/ Joey Dosik – Keys / Vocals / Saxophone& w/ Rachael Price – Vocals+ w/ Louis Cato – Vocals / Drums read more
Published on March 30, 2016 at 3:44 pm No. 10 seed Syracuse (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will square off with No. 1 seed North Carolina (32-6, 14-4) on Saturday at 8:49 p.m. in the Final Four in Houston. The Tar Heels beat the Orange in two previous matchups this season, but now they will play for a berth in the national title game.Here’s how our beat writers predict the game will unfold.Sam Blum (21-15)North Carolina 70, Syracuse 60Final GameWho really even knows at this point? Syracuse’s improbable run through the NCAA Tournament was supposed to end against Gonzaga. Then it was supposed to end against Virginia. Now, here we are, with another team that’s supposed to beat the Miracle Orange. It’s tough to beat a team three times in a season, but if Pittsburgh can find a way, so too can the Tar Heels. Syracuse will keep this close, but UNC will blast the painted area to grab a late lead. And unless there’s more press magic for the third straight game, SU’s season will end successfully — if not triumphantly — with a Final Four loss.Jesse Dougherty (23-13)North Carolina 73, Syracuse 69The Carolina wayAdvertisementThis is placeholder textI picked North Carolina to win this whole Tournament back before it started (when we all thought Syracuse wouldn’t make it out of St. Louis alive), and the Tar Heels haven’t given me any good reason to deviate that. The Orange has given us all reason to believe that it could go all the way to the national championship game on Monday, but it gets into a shootout with UNC and can’t quite keep up. This doesn’t invalidate SU’s success this season, as it will have far out-reached expectations, it’s just a stinging third loss to a North Carolina team that Syracuse always competes against until it matters most.Matt Schneidman (25-11)Syracuse 73, North Carolina 70Near-perfect 10Because why not? Why can’t Syracuse pull off another upset of a No. 1 seed from its own conference? Sure, North Carolina will be a tougher task than Virginia simply because of how outmatched the Orange is in the frontcourt, but all it takes is a monstrous performance from Tyler Roberson, support from Tyler Lydon and not falling behind by double digits early. If Syracuse can keep it close, and keep Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson in check while not being exploited by the high-low attack that has hurt in the past, SU will head to the national title game. Comments Related Stories Dougherty: Malachi Richardson doesn’t think you can guard him, and he’s probably right10 fun facts about North CarolinaSyracuse basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of No. 1 seed North CarolinaThe shoe still fits for Syracuse basketball and big-play freshman Tyler LydonSyracuse basketball roundtable: How to beat North Carolina, SU’s prior clashes with UNC and how SU impressed against Virginia Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
While addressing the first convocation of Swami Rama Himalayan University, President Pranab Mukherjee suggested that it is the responsibility of the institution to inculcate in their students a love for their motherland and a sense of duty towards society and compassion.”It is the duty of our institutions to instill in their students a love for their motherland, a sense of responsibility towards their society, and a compassion for all,” Mukherjee said.He further said that solely development of higher educational institutions was not enough; they must render quality education too. “The research areas should be prioritised so as to solve specific socio-economic problems. The higher education system should produce sound professionals with a strong social sensitivity,” he said.He also instructed students about their future and talked about the creative plans. “Past is history; future is mystery; so, focus on your present. Your future will be the outcome of your actions in the present. It is your creativity that can usher in change. So, proceed in the journey of life with an attitude to learn and an aptitude to think new.”Swami Rama Himalayan University was established in 2012. The university provides various undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral degree programmes.Click here to get latest updates on education news. read more