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The Nickelodeon Network encourages everyone, kids & families especially, to turn off the television and join those from across the United States and countries including Germany, France, India, The Netherlands and Tanzania to celebrate A Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, September 24th.

Remember the days before cable television, when Atari first came out and there were only 3 games (including pong) and children spent most of the late afternoon and early evening, not in front of a computer, gaming system, or with some type of electronic device, but outside playing hopscotch, jump rope, or riding bikes?  Well, on Saturday, September 24th, Nickelodeon Networks, along with First Lady Obama’s “Let’s Move! Campaign”, the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and over 50 partner organizations (including NFL Play 60, the ASPCA, the Boys and Girls Club of America, Special Olympics and Major League Baseball) have teamed together for the 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP) celebration on the Ellipse of the National Mall.

The 8th Annual WWDOP will include appearances by:

  • The Cast of Victorious: Victoria Justice, Daniella Monet, Elizabeth Gillies, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, Leon Thomas III and Matt Bennett;
  • The Cast of iCarly: Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Noah Munck and Jerry Trainor;
  • Keke Palmer, star of True Jackson, VP;
  • The cast of Supah Ninjas (Ryan Potter, Gracie Dzienny and Carlos Knight);
  • The cast of Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures (Taylor Gray, Dillon Lane and Ashley Argota);
  • Musical performances by Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson – known as the pop band Big Time Rush & the Fresh Beat Band;
  • Professional athletes including Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), LeBron James (Miami Heat), Terrell Owens (NFL Veteran and TV Personality), Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Abby Wambach (Olympic Gold Medalist, Professional Soccer star magicJacks) and Damien Woody (NFL Veteran, ESPN NFL Analyst);
  • and Nickelodeon favorites – SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and more.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play on the National Mall – Washington DC Music Events |

Rally to Restore Sanity (10.30.10)

The National Mall — Washington, DC —  Noon to 3 pm  —  Saturday, October 30th


“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?

Seriously, who?

Because we’re looking for those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.

Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we’d like you to join us in Washington, DC on October 30 — a date of no significance whatsoever — at the Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.”

Ours is a rally for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) — not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence… we couldn’t. That’s sort of the point.

Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we’ll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don’t. If you’d rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice… Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We’ll make it worth your while.

Watch Jon’s call-to-reasonableness on The Daily ShowKeep checking back for updates and rally information.

Download the official Rally to Restore Sanity logo.


25th Anniversary
National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

Saturday · September 11, 2010
National Mall
Washington, DC

You are invited to join the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. for the 25th Anniversary Black FamilyReunion Celebration “One Day Mega Festival” in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 11th from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.  This multi-cultural, family focused festival attracts up to 250,000 people.  It is a unique opportunity for you to display your organization’s programs, services, and activities to the thousands of African Americans and others, who participate in this national celebration.


Schedule of Events

Saturday · September 11, 2010

8:30am – 11:00am

11:00am – 5:30pm

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast – Opening

Keynote Speaker: 
Reverend Al Sharpton

Hosted by: Yolanda Adams
Remarks by: Joshua P. DuBois, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Tickets $40

Family Festival – Free!!!
Theme pavilions, food vendors, seminars, health fair, cultural exchange talent stage, and more

•  Children/Education
•  Jobs and Economic Empowerment
•  Health & Fitness
•  Access College
•  Teens
•  Dorothy I. Height/NCNW
•  Community Service
•  Cultural Exchange Stage

Dorothy I. Height Tribute Concert – Free!!!

Coca Cola presents:

Regina BelleJ. Moss

Chrisette Michele        Musiq Soulchild

along with
McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration

Regina BelleJ. Moss

Regina Belle                      J. Moss