The Meatpacking District’s Sweat Sessions May 23

The Meatpacking District’s Sweat Sessions May 23
Event on 2017-05-23 18:00:00
The Meatpacking District’s popular wellness program Sweat Sessions returns to New York City offering free outdoor workout classes nearly every Tuesday night, May 9 through August 29. The al fresco fitness series is a local favorite, providing three 45-minute classes at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. The Meatpacking Business Improvement District has partnered with Samsung 837 and collaborated with The Wellth Collective to create a robust wellness program.
Post select workouts, the Meatpacking District hosts the Cool Down at Samsung 837, promoting healthy eating and maintaining wellness of mind and body and showcasing a variety of food and beverage partners from the immediate surrounding area. This week, the Cool Down will feature FuelGood.
Classes are free to the public. Participant sign up and upcoming schedules can be accessed by visiting Mats will be provided.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6PM: Liftonic
7PM: Bari
8PM: NW Method

The Meatpacking District’s Sweat Sessions will take place at Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park, on 10th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets.

The Cool Down takes place at Samsung 837 located on 837 Washington Street.

About the Meatpacking District:
The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is the not-for-profit business alliance of the area whose mission is to support the business community and to keep the area clean, safe and beautiful. The BID runs a robust array of hyper-local marketing initiatives and events programming along with a public relations campaign to support the economic health of the neighborhood. As the Meatpacking District community continues to reinvent itself year-in and year-out, the Meatpacking BID seeks to revitalize and reinvigorate right alongside all of the innovators that call the Meatpacking District home. For more information, please visit,

About Samsung 837:
Samsung 837 is the first of its kind technology playground and cultural destination for consumers, creators, tech enthusiasts and community members. A physical manifestation of the Samsung Brand, 837 is a flagship experience center, which represents the intersection of technology and humanity, and features Samsung’s full portfolio of signature services and technology – ranging from mobile devices to home appliances – and highlights how they can enhance and amplify everyday experiences. Samsung 837 is located at 837 Washington Street in New York City’s Meatpacking District and is open from Monday-Friday (11AM – 9PM), Saturday (10AM – 10PM) and Sunday (10AM – 8PM). For more information, please visit,

About The Wellth Collective:
The Wellth Collective (TWC) is the premier fitness and wellness activation design and strategy shop. TWC works to connect fit generations to like-minded brands by creating campaigns and designing healthy experiences within hospitality, communities, and corporations. With health quickly replacing wealth as today's primary measurement of success, The Wellth Collective thrives by helping others discover their own new definition of 'wellth'. Find TWC at

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Alive Studios is Helping School Districts Save $10,000 per Student with Innovative Technology

Students using Letter alive

Alive Studios has embraced a mission to equip teachers with tools that help students become proficient in reading and math by third grade. It is the lack of proficiency in these areas that results in Americas young learners being held back in earlier grades. According to the latest research, holding back one student in the U.S. can cost a School District an average of $ 10,297.

The software were demoing at ISTE is enabling more kids to become proficient in literacy, which has a direct impact on reducing retention rates and preventing school districts from the associated expenses, stated Cynthia B. Kaye, CEO and Chief Zoo Keeper of Alive Studios. Nationally, the majority of students being held back are in Kindergarten and First Grade with reading proficiency being cited as the number one measurement.

Determining the root issues that contribute to illiteracy is key for solution providers, Kaye added. Three major contributors to the shortcomings in students reading proficiencies include: 1. Lack of student engagement in the activities and lessons presented in the selected curriculum; 2. Absence of key teaching modalities within curriculums aimed at communicating with students who have various learning styles and skills; and 3. Presenting the curriculum using systematic phonics.

Our software learning kit, Letters alive, was developed with the help of Reading Specialists and addresses each of these contributors head-on, stated Kaye.

Letters alive uses Augmented Reality, a type of 3D technology that adds virtual reality components to a real world experience. Independent studies have been conducted by the University of West Georgia studying the effects of using Letters alive to teach early literacy. The study proved an increase in engagement and an improvement in students retention of information, which can yield literacy proficiency and reduce the likelihood of being held back a grade. The cost to add Letters alive across a school district is far less than the cost of retaining one child per classroom at the nationwide average of $ 10,297.

Company Information

Alive Studios provides supplemental reading and math solutions for PreK-3. They are the world’s first company to develop an Augmented Reality curriculum for early education. For more information on Alive Studios full suite of educational products, please visit their website at

ISTE 2015 Information

The International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) is holding its 2015 Expo in Philadelphia, PA June 28 – July 1, 2015. Alive Studios will be exhibiting in Booth 1265.

For more information, press only:

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Twitter: @MyMarketingTip

Phone: (404) 409.9772


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Three districts land in Top 50 of lunch rankings

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Cherokee Nation awards $3.2 million to 92 school districts

TAHLEQUAH, OK (PRWEB) April 14, 2013

Checks totaling $ 3.2 million were distributed to 92 school districts Friday during the Cherokee Nations Public School Appreciation Day held at Sequoyah High School.

This year the Cherokee Nation is making a record contribution to area schools. I believe that strongly supporting access to educational programs for our youth and future generations is the best investment we can ever make as a sovereign tribal government, Chief Baker said. When Cherokee citizens register their vehicles with the Cherokee Nation, we are making a commitment to the future of the Cherokee Nation – our sons, daughters and our grandkids.

Each year since 2002, the tribe has allocated 38 percent of tax revenues from the sale of tribal car tags to area schools to spend how they best see fit. Funds are based on the number of Cherokee students enrolled in the school, but schools have full discretion on how to use those funds. Some schools have used the funding for staffing, technology, after-school programs and more, which benefit all students, even those who are not Cherokee. To date, the tribe has awarded nearly $ 30 million to northeast Oklahoma schools.

Rep. Chuck Hoskin, D-Vinita, who also serves as the Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff, says school officials have struggled since the recession and Cherokee Nation funding is vital to many districts. Hoskin also serves on the Oklahoma House appropriations and budget committee.

Over the last several years, public education has taken numerous financial hits because of the downturn in the economy and unfunded mandates that we, as a legislature, have placed on schools, Hoskin said. What we do at the Cherokee Nation, by providing additional funds, will benefit these schools greatly to best address the needs of their students.

Cherokee Nation education services senior advisor Neil Morton also announced at the event that school districts may apply for additional funding through the Cherokee Nation. That funding can be used for robotics kits in classrooms, summer teacher training and support staff who will act as mentors in math and science classrooms.

The Cherokee Nation has recently expanded support for many high school students, including paying for high school juniors and seniors to take the ACT and expanding its college scholarships for Cherokee students who live beyond its traditional 14-county jurisdiction.

For Locust Grove Schools, this money has saved teaching and support staff jobs, said Locust Grove Public Schools Superintendent David Cash of Mayes County. We know that the Cherokee Nation is a supporter of educational opportunities for their people. We value the relationship that has developed over the years and now count on the support from the Cherokee Nation and its leadership. This has been the worst stretch of budget years in Oklahoma history, but we can now continue to preserve teaching jobs.

The Cherokee Nation awarded funds to school districts in the following counties:

Berne & Westerlo Fire Districts Join Efforts to Conduct Operations Drill to Improve Firefighter Accountability

Berne, New York (PRWEB) August 13, 2012

The Berne and Westerlo Fire Districts, located in New York, coordinated an emergency response drill at the BerneKnoxWesterlo School District with participants from local volunteer organizations including Berne, East Berne, Westerlo, Gallupville, Knox and Huntersland Fire Companies. This exercise was executed with a heavy emphasis on firefighter safety and accountability and employed the Elliott Mobile Solutions Command Center, integrated with the EEMS and Mobile ID software, a Mobile Command Case and multiple remote handheld devices to identify, track and manage personnel on scene.

The event was a simulated emergency response to a burning elementary school. The six fire companies ran a dozen interior evolutions, involving two entry points for both search and rescue operations and firefighting. All firefighter activity was managed in realtime from the command post, a short distance from the school. Firefighters and staff from participating agencies had been previously credentialed, so they were able to easily check into the event upon arrival. All other personnel and participants that required credentials were very efficiently enrolled and instantly provided ID badges as they arrived onsite, using third party IDs and drivers licenses to obtain much of their data.

Chiefs from Berne and Westerlo monitored the command post while Safety Officers worked with representatives from LINSTAR at the remote checkpoints to scan firefighters IN using mobile handheld devices, when they entered the building for search and rescue. Firefighters were scanned OUT upon exiting the building. This process of electronically tracking and managing activities at the scene allowed Chiefs at the command post to account for every firefighter while in the HOT ZONES, providing realtime access to personnel assignments, so they could determine who was in the burning building, and who was not, at any given point.

The systems robust reporting features allowed departments to run reports providing valuable data detailing activities that occurred during the exercise for viewing during the event and evaluation after completion. Our new Elliott Mobile Solutions Accountability System worked flawlessly and the results exceeded our expectations. The system has proven to be a valuable investment in the safety and accountability of our firefighters and will improve overall efficiencies for our interior operations. Rich Guilz, Berne Fire District Chief.

The success of the Berne and Westerlo Fire Districts Operations Drill left each of the departments better trained and prepared to capitalize on the Mobile Solutions Emergency Management System during future emergency events.


LINSTAR, Inc. offers fully integrated solutions for portable credential issuance, emergency management and incident command for tracking responders, resources, patients and evacuees at emergency events and ensuring their safety. LINSTAR also installs secure building access control, video surveillance and LPR solutions and is considered New York States onestop shop for any credentialing or physical security requirements. To learn more, visit

About Elliott Data Systems, Inc.

Elliott Data Systems, Inc. is a Mobile Solutions systems developer and integrator with expertise in deployment of Mobile Security, Positive ID and Accountability Solutions. Elliott Data Systems, Inc. is partnered with a national network of Certified Solution Providers who are trained and certified to sell and support Mobile Solutions. To learn more, visit