New York City native Mel Garlick performs throughout the boroughs and on Long Island. He was a finalist in Long Island’s funniest new comedian contest in 2009. He won the NY 2012 March Comedy Madness contest @ Governors Comedy Club. Mel has used his multiethnic background along with his diverse career in criminal justice in his humor. Although his clever humor focuses on his impoverish upbringing, it incorporates current events, social issues and sexual concerns of men of a certain age. Long Island Business News, L.I. Newsday and TV One’s comedy has featured stories about him.
Mel’s comedy crosses boundaries. Since May 2011 Mel has performed on L.I. with “Laughs at the library” hosted by Mark Brier. Laughs at the library provide free comedy shows for seniors and other members of the community. Mel has also been seen at the Broadway Comedy Club, Gotham, Governors, New York Comedy Club and a host of private events.
In July 2011, Mel performed in a guest spot at the Comedy Cabana, in Myrtle, SC. In addition, Mel brought the house down in his appearances at the Laughing Skull & the Comedy House in the Atlanta, GA area.
From October 2012 to March 2014, Mel has hosted his own weekly comedy open mic/comedy show called “Seriously Funny Tuesdays” first at Common Space Restaurant Bar & Lounge, in Forest Hills, NY; and later at Spices Negril Restaurant & Lounge, in Baldwin, NY. Mel currently works on a project with QPTV co-producing & hosting a variety comedy TV show called “The Big Cheese Comedy Experience”. Mel is tagged as “The Big Cheese of Comedy”.
Jessica Stern is a stand-up comedian, host and writer. Born and raised in Long Island, New York and known for her bubbly energy the young talent made her comedy debut in 2010 at Comix and since then has performed at Gotham, Foxwoods, The Stand, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Brokerage, McGuires, and many more. Jessica Stern has opened for Luenell, performed in Connecticut, Boston, Philadelphia, Florida and all over New York. Stern has been featured in comedy episodes for MTV, WRCN 103.9 FM radio, KTU 103.9FM, the Wendy Williams Show, a Jim Jones music video, Discovery Channel and the movie Sisters starring Tina Fey & Amy Poehler.
Mike Keegan is one of the most recognizable faces in the Long Island and New York City comedy scene. He was a finalist in the "Funniest Comic on the East Coast" at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino and has been featured in the Poconos and the Borgata in Atlantic City. He performs regularly at some of the top comedy clubs in New York City and produces several independent comedy shows every month all over the Tri-state area.
With her larger than life personality, Stacy Moise fell in love with performing in high school; from plays, musicals to even sports. What makes Stacy different from the rest is that sometimes she does not know how truly hilarious she is. Taking "It's not what you say but how you say it" to a whole new level it comes quite naturally. Born in the Bronx of two Haitian immigrants and raised Long Island, she is anything but your typical comedian trying to hit it big in the competitive field of comedy. All her life everyone; friends, family, teachers and strangers always told Stacy she had a personality that is contagiously funny and would be great for the stage but it wasn't until she did her first open mic and actually got a bunch of laughs that she realized she had something. She immediately took upon the challenge and starting appearing in open mic nights and making connections that even landed her in producing her own comedy shows with other comedians and spreading the laughter from in Brooklyn, NYC and back in Long Island as well. Stacy has much support from not only her friends but her parents that come to almost all of her shows, partly because they want to know what material they are being used in on stage. Stacy tends to be brutally honest, speak of her own experiences and her reactions always fill the room with laughter. As long as she continues to say what we all are thinking or are too afraid to say, she'll be at the top of her game in no time. Make sure you do not miss out on this fresh and extremely expressive face!
Joseph Tolpi started doing stand-up comedy in New Orleans at age 19, drawing from the dark humor and surreal nature of the city. He had performed all across the Cresent City before moving to NYC and quickly started going up at clubs such as The Stand, East Village Comedy Club, The Apollo, as well as running a monthly comedy show at The Creek And The Cave.
Co-Hosted 3 day Telethon for the National Give Back 4 Kids Campaign with TV Newswoman Brenda Blackmon Show Time; 2 Hours Dr. Rocco stage time 1hr; Warmed up the crowd. Kept plugging number& website for donations; Conducted interviews & was interviewed by Brenda Blackmon
Located on the 8th and 9th floor of The One Boutique Hotel, Oo Bar and Lounge provides a trendy and upscale lounge for our guests. Here you will find all the luxuries of Manhattan, without the hassle of city transit. Enjoy divine appetizers and delicious cocktails in a gorgeous marble stone space, flooded with LED lights. No reservations are required for Oo Bar and Lounge. Head upstairs to our Rooftop glass house to enjoy sweeping views of the Manhattan Skyline or to cozy up at one of our handmade fire pits.
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Spa Castle is a four season getaway that focuses on fostering the harmonious balance between physical, mental, and even social well-being within its architecturally magnificent facilities to enhance the overall experience provided within.
The facility is opened from 6am to Midnight. Complimentary shuttle buses will provide hotel guests transportation to Spa Castle, located approximately 10 minutes from The One.
Our mission is to foster the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education.
The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs, business owners, and civic leaders in the most diverse community in New York.
Our Chamber represents the fastest growing and most dynamic business community in the United States. Attracting firms from around the world- two dozen languages are spoken by our businesses- we are already an international trade hub and the fourth largest commercial district in New York. As the center of small business activity in the metropolitan region- 90% of our 6,000 firms have less than 10 workers- we are also the new face of American entrepreneurship. Yet, many of our small business owners face great hardship and often do not get the assistance and resources they need from our government.
With your support– we have accomplished much- establishing Flushing’s first community night market at Flushing Town Hall, creating a free English program with Monroe College, connecting local businesses with hundreds of skilled workers at our Green Job Fair, advocating for better transit and infrastructure investment, establishing a new model for entrepreneurs to build credit. Join us as we celebrate these accomplishments and more!
The mission of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) is to present multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens, New York and New York City, New York, in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts.