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Video Highlights From Toy Insider’s “Spring Fling” 2024 @ Lavan Midtown (Part One)

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The fine folks at the Toy Insider have done it again. In addition to the always awesome “Sweet Suite” and “Holiday Of Play” events, there is now a third happening called the “Spring Fling”. Held at the Lavan Midtown event space, I explored the brand-new happening for both PiercingMetal and The Chronicles of Piercing Ken. As a compliment to the photo narratives I did a number of videos for the YouTube Channel and some of them have been collected for you to enjoy down below.

Checking Out Moose Games “Pickleball Blast” at The Toy Insider “Spring Fling” 2024


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The Piercing Ken Official YouTube Channel Surpasses 100,000 Views

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Hello my friends, I’m here to share a little bit of the coolness that’s been brewing in the Media Command HQ insofar as it applies to the Official YouTube Channel for the Piercing Ken website. It was only a short time ago that I was alerted about the Channel having surpassed 100K Views since its debut in September 2020. The launch of this Channel was very overdue as the Piercing Ken website has been online since 2010 and became a professional voice in 2016. It wasn’t until the scourge of the pandemic found so many of us stuck at home and thinking outside the box and boom here we went. Since its debut I’ve been steadily loading up content and according to the administration panel, there has been a brand-new video every other day since February of 2023. The clip that moved the counter past the 100K marck was actually a Short that I recorded only days ago at the NY NOW Trade Show. It’s embedded right below for your consumption.


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Piercing Ken’s Official YouTube Channel Uploads 500th Video

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Hey there my fine readers, it’s once again time to share some of the behind the scenes coolness that is happening over on one of the networks that is connected to the Piercing Ken framework. So I’ve already pointed out how I like to shine the spotlight on special events and milestones when it comes to brand when I recently achieved something for the PiercingMetal website and since “The Chronicles” is of equal importance to me as a content creator I was pretty stoked to notice this. It’s no secret that I have been posting quite a few clips onto our YouTube Channels of late and when I finished uploading my most recent video, I saw the counter turn to “500”. Now I mentioned over on PM that I have been using the free version of the VidIQ service and when you hit a particular milestone they send you a nifty graphic that you can share along on your social media platforms. Since Piercing Ken isn’t signed up for that service I won’t get an alert or the graphic. So what I did for the purpose of this announcement was to edit what I needed from the PiercingMetal Channel news and use it here down below. I am fairly stoked to talk to you about uploading 500 videos on “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken’s Official YouTube Channel.

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LCD Soundsystem Announces The Tri Boro Tour for 2023

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The Facebook Post:
it’s that time of year. we’re playing in new york again, but it’s a little different this time. It’s the tri boro tour.

last year we played 20 shows at brooklyn steel, which, while fun, nearly killed us all (as soon as we were done i immediately got sick for 2 weeks). we also kind of couldn’t remember the first, say, 14 shows because we were just grinding and holding on for dear life with only one day off in a row ever, trying not to blow out voices, knees, backs, what have you. none of us even realized we’d been in this tense fog until, when we got to the last few nights, everyone was suddenly able to actually let go, knowing we could kind of recover once we were done. on those last few shows, we opened up, added songs to the set, screamed our stupid heads off, and as a result, each show felt quite distinct from one another. once we realized how much more present we were able to be with a little space, it felt like, going forward, we should do whatever it took to feel that way every night—not just as we closed in on the finish line. so, this time, it’s 12 shows, in three chunks with some healing time between each group of four. this doesn’t radically change how many overall available tickets by very much, because the other thing we’re doing is moving around a bit, and the other 2 venues, terminal 5 and the knockdown center, are just enough bigger than brooklyn steel to make it make sense. i mean, nothing is big, just a bit bigger.
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New York Coffee Festival Set To Take Over NYC This Weekend

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The Press Release:
Get your coffee cups ready – The New York Coffee Festival is back! New York City’s flagship coffee event, the Festival will be taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend (October 6th-8th) for three days of non-stop coffee, tea, food, music, art, and more. Attendees can look forward to over 100 exhibitors, including: Parlor Coffee, Blueberry Roasters, Blank Street, Rishi Tea, Matcha Direct, De’Longhi, Bodum, Oatly, Raaka Chocolate, Aeropress, and so many more. For more information, please visit: www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com.

Kicking off the weekend will be the annual CEO Forum, which welcomes leaders from across New York’s vibrant coffee shop scene for an afternoon of talks, interviews, business insight and lively discussion. This year’s theme is People and Talent Management, with the expert panel exploring how coffee and hospitality businesses can attract, retain and develop the next generation of talented workers in today’s tough recruitment environment. Full lineup can be found here.
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