Monday, June 30, 2008

Meet all our CNYers!

We know the thought has crossed your mind...

What does Nicholas do for a living?

Why did Raelyn decide to join Cheer NY?

How long has Manny been a member of CNY?

The answer to all of those questions and more are finally available! Along with some pretty snazzy pictures of our cheer family.

Visit to learn just a little bit more about all your favorite CNY team members.


Saturday, June 28, 2008

See you at Pride!!

As we all know, tomorrow is the NYC Pride Parade!! The Superbowl of Pride events. The Holy Grail of Cheer New York events.

Come check Cheer NY out in all our stunting, cheering, dancing glory!

Click here for more information about tomorrow's events.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Captain Tonika!

Today is our captain Tonika's birthday!!!! Make sure to send her all you BIGGEST and BEST birthday wishes. She does so much for CNY, she deserves one heck of a celebration.

We love you Tonika, Happy Birthday!!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Celebs and Cheer NY Rally for a Cause

It's one of the most uplifting event that Cheer New York does every year, and this year, it proved to be a favorite again on Saturday, May 31.

At the Central Park Challenge 3K Walk for the YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities, CNY pumped up the hundreds of walkers who participated in the star-studded fundraiser with dazzling cheers and partner stunts. (from the left: Raymund, Felipe, Tonika, David Eigenberg, Kelsey & Wil)

Local news anchor Bill Ritter, Miss USA Crystle Stewart, Miss Teen USA Hilary Cruz, and "Sex and the City
" star David Eigenberg (who plays Steve, husband of Miranda) got the crowd going with their emotional speeches and support for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Raised funds of the event neared $1.3 million.

The walk was a close-knit family atmosphere (pictured here, Wil comforts a young walker with a hug), with many teams sporting T-shirts named for certain loved ones, like "Jo-Jo's Joggers" and "Katie's Fan Club." Strollers were a familiar sight, as well as dogs and a certain candy-striped banjo-player, who serenaded the walkers. CNY raised their spirits with encouragements as they crossed towards the finish line.

After the walk, the event featured a Motown cover band that revved up the audience as well as the CNY team to dance and party along to such classics as "Stop! In the Name of Love" (with white gloves!) and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." It was certainly a "day of hope" and fun! -- one that CNY will remember always.

A special thanks to the YAI photographer Eric Cooper who provided these amazing pictures!! Check out more of his work at For more information about YAI visit -Raymund F.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

And the Spirit Stick Goes to.....

June has always been a special month for Cheer New York. Though the team performs at events ranging from the AIDS Walk to providing entertainment for a Glamour magazine party, its roots will always lie in LGTB events. So the recipient of the June Spirit Stick has to really work hard to represent the team during Pride month.

And the winner of the June Spirit Stick is.........Kelsey M (pictured between captains Tonika and & Manny)! Kelsey has been a part of CNY for almost four years. She was Cheerleader of the Year in 2005 and captain for the 2006-07 season. After Manny and Tonika announced the winner, Kelsey replied "It is such a joy to be a part of this team. You all are my family."

Congratulations Kelsey! Now give us the dirt.

Kelsey, Kelseytrain (because I'm part train), Kels & Kelsaur (because I'm part dinosaur)
Hometown: Durango, Colorado
Occupation: Media Planner for Wal-Mart
When did you join CNY: November 2004
Previous cheer experience: Cheered for 4 years in high school, coached for one year and have been on CNY for approaching 4 years (!!!!).
Favorite stunt: As a base: basket tosses, as a flyer: Scorpion
Favorite CNY moment: Opening ceremonies at Gay Games 2006. I was standing on Soldier Field in Chicago with hundreds of fellow PCA (Pride Cheerleading Association) teams dressed in white from head to toe. We finished our dance routine, looked around at each other and just began to yell and hug and cry and....rejoice the amazing event we were all so lucky to be a part of. I get chills just thinking about it.
Interesting fact about you: Usually being 25 and still a cheerleader is my interesting fact but in this case I guess my interesting fact is......I once jello wrestled to raise money for my high school wrestling team. Go Demons!

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Queens in Queens

June 1 kicked off Pride Month and Cheer New York was in the thick of it, marching in the Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights. CNY dazzled hundreds of onlookers as we cheered, jumped, stunted, and strutted down Roosevelt Avenue. The crowd kept us going with their incredible spirit and energy on this sweltering hot day. Following the parade, we continued the celebration at the street festival where we mingled with the crowd and posed for pics before making our way back to the 7 train. We were pumped by this exciting start to a month packed with Pride! -Katie M.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Why I Love Cheer NY...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Red Hot on Fire Island

“Your shirt is soooo old,” exclaimed the slapdash dentist in the Sip ‘n Twirl Bar referring to what he thought was an “I Love NY” t-shirt. “Actually it says, ‘I love Cheer New York. It’s a spin off.” Almost as much as I love Cheer New York, I loved spending a relaxing weekend on Fire Island with my CNY pals, Felipe, Mike, Raelyn, Raymund and Will this past weekend (June 8th and 9th) and donning that shirt designed by Will.

Some of the highlights of the weekend were a hilarious game of netless volleyball with other people cheering us on for a change, a marathon drag show (like seriously 4 hours) with Porchia, elite stunts on the beach, talkin’ it up with heel-stretching pool boy and potential recruit Brandon who unfortunately would not allow us to stunt in the pool, and scarfing down some breakfast-burrito and lunch-at-burger-king style pizzas at the local joint in Cherry Grove. Oh, and hitting a chair on the first-go-round in the aforementioned bar with Felipe was pretty awesome, too!

Looking forward to more summer fun in the sun! –Rick H.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Brains and Bronze!!?

Yes you heard right, the news is true! Two of our very own CNYers Kelsey M. and Dan V. recently graduated from college and received their bachelor degrees.

Kelsey (on the right) got her Bachelor of Science in Media & Society (i.e Media Studies and Sociology) from the City University of New York. Coming from colorful Colorado, Kelsey has spent the last four years making New York her new home away from home. Kelsey is currently working as a media planner for the Wal-Mart print investment team.

Dan V. (on right) hails from Marlton, NJ. While cheering up a storm on CNY he was also working towards receiving his B.S. in Marketing from New York University's Stern School of Business. He is currently working as an assistant to a children's fashion designer.

Con(grad)ulations guys!!

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Grab Your Camera!

A lovely young man who goes by the name KarimKai on took these incredible pictures at the pier during this week's Monday practice. Muy impresionante! What can we say, we are constantly tossing people into the air, which tends to attract a lot of attention and often some amazing photographers.

If you happen to come across CNY at any of our upcoming events (June events listed below), send us your pictures! We would love to show them off on our blog/website/myspace or facebook page.

June 7th(2-4pm): CNY practice on Charles St. pier
June 14th(8:30-10pm): Brooklyn Pride
June 21st(2-4pm): CNY practice on Charles St. pier
June 28th(8:30-12pm): Front Runner's Pride Run
June 29th(12-4pm): NYC PRIDE PARADE!!

Once again, Happy Pride! Now go grab your camera!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Why I Love Cheer NY...

Monday, June 02, 2008

Happy PRIDE Month!!