Free Event: National Health & Wellness Day, November 6

Published on November 03, 2014, 6:47 pm
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Safflower Publishing is pleased to announce An Evening of Health and Wellness by top leader in the health and wellness industry for 30 years, Mr. Jay Bennett, with special guest, Sally Shields, bestselling author of “Is She Naturally Thin, or Disciplined? Insider Secrets of the Sexy and Slim”.

Sarah Jane Cion

Free Event: National Health & Wellness Day, November 6

Free Event: National Health & Wellness Day, November 6

This FREE event (suitable for both men and women) will take place on November 6, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Yonkers and Riverdale Society for Ethical Culture, located at 4450 Fieldston Road Bronx, NY 10471.

Live Jazz music, healthy snacks and book signing by No. 1 Best-Selling Author Sally Shields will contribute to your good mood.

The evening will be opened by Sarah Jane Cion and Max Borak with well known and loved standards from the jazz repertoire, including tunes by composers such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern.

The program includes:

6:00 p.m.: Free Zumba®! Led by DivaKitty. Dress comfortably.

6:45 p.m.: Jazz Break with pianist Sarah Jane Cion, winner of the 1999 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, featuring 9 year old jazz vocalist wunderkind, Max Borak.

7:00 p.m.: Humor Moment with comic songwriter Carla Ulbrich.

7:05 p.m.: Guest Presenter: Informational session led by Jay Bennett, a leading health and wellness expert.

The problems we face:

•  A whopping 58 million overweight
•  40 million obese; 3 million morbidly obese
•  80% of adults over the age of 25 are overweight
•  78% of Americans are not meeting basic activity level recommendations
•  25% are completely sedentary
•  76% increase in type II diabetes in adults 30-40 years since 1990

Does it have to be that way? Absolutely not!

Sally Shields, author of “Insider Secrets”, comes to the rescue with delightfully simple tips to shedding those unwanted pounds once and for all, so that you can be healthy, feel fabulous, and get back into your favorite jeans again! She will reveal:

•  The most common mistakes to avoid when trying to lose weight
•  A simple way to put the kibosh on Cravings once and for all!
•  The holidays are coming—no problem! 3 easy techniques to get thru unscathed!

Sally has helped thousands learn exactly what it takes to maintain their slim figures through her book, “Is She Naturally Thin, or Disciplined? Insider Secrets of the Sexy and Slim!”


About Sally Shields:

Sally Shields is an award-winning pianist, composer, speaker, author and radio personality. Co-host of the exciting new BlogTalkRadio show, “Blurb!” Shields is a frequent contributor to various magazines, and has been featured in Star Magazine, Obvious, My Day, Girlfriendz, For the Bride and many others. Endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger and Martha Stewart, she has appeared on Fox and Friends, and is a repeat guest on the nationally syndicated The Daily Buzz with her Wedding Showers #1 bestseller, “The Daughter-In-Law Rules!”


About Sarah Jane Cion:

Sarah Cion was the 1st Place Winner of the 17th Annual Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Ms. Cion has performed with legends such as Clark Terry, Anita O’Day, Carmen Leggio, Bucky Pizzarelli, and many more. Sarah’s debut CD features Antonio Hart and Tony Reedus. Her second CD was released on the NaxosJazz label, featuring ChrisPotter and Billy Hart, and her third features saxophone giant Michael Brecker.

Cion’s articles and transcriptions have been published in Piano Today Magazine, and her book Modern Jazz Piano was released by Hal Leonard in 2005.  Sarah is a contributor to the Steinway Library of Piano Music. She has also penned the Pianist’s Jammin’  Handbook and A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Contemporary Jazz Etudes.

Sarah graduated from the New England Conservatory with honors and distinction in composition and performance. For more information on Sarah, please visit here.


About Nicole Pasternak:

Vocalist Nicole Pasternak has built an appreciative audience in the Northeast and beyond with her honest, swinging voice and effortless attitude. In the spirit of singers like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney and Anita O’Day, she shines on traditional Swing songs, renders heartfelt ballads, is a natural improviser and performs her own compositions, as well. She is at ease with everything from duo to big band, giving her broad artistic range. said, “This sassy jazz singer has a beautiful, crystal clear tone and a bright manner that never obscures her impressive Bop chops.” When she teams up with her husband, Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama, their musical menu is effectively spiced with unique arrangements for sax and voice. The jazz couple has made Yonkers their home since 2000, where Ms. Pasternak enjoys its choice proximity to her steady gigs in Connecticut and special performances in Westchester County and New York City. She has performed in concert with the Virgil Scott Swing Band at the Yonkers Public Library Will Branch. This is her first time appearing at the downtown library. She has been collaborating with Sarah Jane Cion since the 1990s, both in a jazz combo or as a dynamic duo, where they both creatively express their appreciation of and love for the Great American Songbook. Their concert program will feature the classic standards of Cole Porter, The Gershwin Brothers, Duke Ellington, Rogers & Hart, and Irving Berlin, among others. For more information on Nicole, please visit here.

See Sarah and Nicole on YouTube performing: Moonlight In Vermont!



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