Thursday, May 28, 2009

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter: Thu. May 28

Parties & Events This Week:

1. W Girls Bachelorette Auction at M2: Thu. May 28
2. Comedy Caliente at Comic Strip Live: Thu. May 28
3. Netparty at Slate: Thu. May 28
4. Diamond Dogs Ski Club Happy Hour at Channel 4: Thu. May 28
5. K-Date w/ Helen Hong at Comix: Thu. May 28
6. Scene PR Networking Event at Hudson Terrace: Thu. May 28
7. Around the World Fashion Party at World Bar: Fri. May 29
8. Facebook Party at The Big Easy: Fri. May 29
9. Tastings NYC 5 Senses Event at Taj: Fri. May 29
10. Beach Volleyball Tournament & Party at Hudson Beach Cafe; Sat. May 30
11. 20 Year Anniversary Celebration at Dive Bar: Sat. May 30
12: Sunday Brunch at The Half Pint: Sun. May 31

Special Interests:
Spotlight Bar: Waterstone Grill
2. Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy's
3. Quick Links

Party Planning with
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:

1. Going Away Party for April Martin at Empire Hotel: Tue. June 2
2. Kruise for Kids Benefit aboard The Spirit of New York: Wed. June 10
3. World Pong Tour $25K Tournament in Atlantic City: June 11 - 13
4. Five Point Feile at The Knitting Factory: Fri. June 12
5. Gotham Girls Roller Derby at Hunter College: Saturday, June 13
6. Bloomsday Celebration at Ulysses': Tue. June 16
7. Gotham Girls Roller Derby Jeerleaders Fundraiser at Lit Lounge: Wed., June 17
8. TG Whitney's / Windfall Annual Cruise: Thu. June 18
9. Save the Dates


Parties This Week:

The W Girls are a bunch of cool New Yorkers that are hosting this benefit...
Thursday, May 28
The W Girls present...Opportunity Rocks
3rd Annual Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction
Admission includes:
A great network of young NYC professionals
An hour of open select bar featuring Belvedere Vodka,
A chance to win upscale raffle prizes,
All night access to M2 Ultra Lounge,
and the opportunity to bid on one of NYC’s hottest Bachelor/ettes.

The proceeds of this year’s event will go to Opportunity Network and Harlem RBI.
Buy tickets now for only $25. Cost to go up to $35 before the event, and $45 at the door.
7pm at:
530 W. 28th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
New York, NY
Comic Strip Live hosts a monthly show of hot latin comics, aptly titled Comedy Caliente!
Thursday, May 28
Comedy Caliente!
Breathtaking, hilarious Latin-American Comedy at the World Famous Comic Strip Live
NYC's Best Latin-American Standup Comedy Show
Strong Humor and Strong Margaritas
Comedy Caliente happens the last Thursday of each month.
Reservations required. 212-861-9386.

Host Angelo Loazada welcomes :
Dustin Ybarra, Mike Britt, Mark Viera,
Sherrod Small, Juston McKinney, JJ Ramirez
Comic Strip Live
1568 Second Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 861-9386
Our friend Jeff hosts a long-running successful networking party each month.
Tonight's event throws a little fun & games...
Thursday, May 28
An evening of business and social networking for young professionals

* Free pool (14 tables)
* Free ping pong (6 tables)
* Free foosball (2 tables)
* $4 draft beer; $4 well drinks; $5 house wines, $6 house martinis

Netparty is taking over the entire downstairs of Slate,
a sleek, recently-remodeled, two-level, 16,000 square foot, entertainment mecca featuring championship pool tables, ping pong, foosball, a 54-foot glass bar, a spectacular glass staircase in the shape of a pool triangle, plasma TVs, the Elegant "Plus" lounge, great music, and more.

Meet hundreds of young, fun professionals for business contacts
and friendships like you can do nowhere else.

$10 Admission in advance or with RSVP
$15 at the door without RSVP
54 W. 21st St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
Our friend Daron hosts networking nights for the media & film industries...
Thursday, January 28 presents...
Media Night
NY Media professionals are welcome
for an evening of power networking,
resume swapping, great music and cocktails.

Free admission with RSVP
Hudson Terrace NYC
621 W. 46th St. (between 11th & 12th Ave.)
New York, NY
Our friends in the Diamond Dogs Ski Club host a monthly happy hour, the next one is tonight...
Thursday, May 28
Diamond Dogs Ski Club
Monthly Happy Hour Party

Meet fellow NY skiers & discuss upcoming trips
Yes, you can ski in the summer by going to the southern hemisphere
For example, their upcoming trip to Argentina:
6:30 - 9pm
Channel 4 Bar
58 W. 48th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 819-0095
NY comic Helen Hong was very funny performing last week at MurphGuide Comedy Night.
She produces and hosts this unique comedy matchmaking event tonight...
Thursday, May 28
K-Date Comix
Laughter and matchmaking, Korean style
a raucous night of laughter and Korean-style matchmaking in a modern day Cupid's experiment.
In the Korean tradition of "booking," nightclub waiters play forceful matchmakers who literally drag strangers to different tables for impromptu meet-and-greets.
After having a drink together, the newly formed "couple" can decide to go their separate ways
or stick around and see how well their waiter has paired them.
K-Date Comix adds a hilarious spin to the custom:
after performing short sets, NYC's top comedians do the pairing instead of waiters, with running commentary adding to the fun.
The laughs and love-sparks fly as comedians try to do what Korean mothers attempt every day... hook people up!
Produced and hosted by comedian Helen Hong

Lineup includes:
Helen Hong, Michelle Buteau, Will Lee (aka Master Lee),
Becky Donohue, Ardie Fuqua

Advance tickets - $15, Day of Show tickets - $20
353 W. 14th St. (Ninth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 524-2500
Our friend Jeff invites the MurphGuide readers to this upscale fashion event...
Friday, May 29
Around the World
Exclusive Fashion Event
Music by DJ Joel Bell & Alan Liao
Attendance by RSVP only:
Jeff: 646 623-4925,
Strict dress code; trendy attire only

Fashion show begins at midnight
party with the models after the show
The World Bar
at Trump World Tower
845 United Nations Plaza
(First Ave. between 47th & 48th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 935-9361

Our friends at The Big Easy host a monthly party for their Facebook fans. All you have to do is link up with them on Facebook and you drink free at their monthly party...
Friday, May 29
Monthly Facebook Fan Party
sponsored by Coors Light

Free Coors Light all night
You must be a Facebook fan of The Big Easy

Coors Girls will be visiting as always and will be raffling off
Rangers Tickets and giving away other Coors Light swag all night

10pm - 4am
The Big Easy
1768 Second Ave. (between 92nd & 93rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-0879

Our friend Andy invites you to this party...
Friday, May 29
Tasting NYC presents...
A Feast for All 5 Senses
Andy Troy & Tastings NYC invite you to indulge all your means of perception at their first Feast for All Five Senses:
SIGHT: 6-8pm
a DVD gallery show featuring the work of painter Jorge Namerow.
SOUND: 9pm
A special musical performance by Yukonaughtica,
a five piece jazz band fronted by keyboard player Yuko Oz.


TASTE: 6-10pm
Taste the flavors of an assortment of South American wines
sold at the discounted price of $7 a glass.
Notes will be provided to describe each wine.
In addition, between 6:30 and 7:30pm, enjoy complimentary appetizers including
Indian spiced vegetable simosa and curry flavored chicken satay.
TOUCH: 6-10pm
Sign up for a free chair massage with Nigel Hunt, AAS, NCBTM.
SMELL: 7-10pm
Red Flower will be on hand selling their line of top quality aromatherapy products.

Free admission
Taj Lounge
48 W. 21st St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, New York

For further info you can call Andy at: 917-754-4329
Or email

MurphGuide is hosting this event with our friends at Big City Volleyball....
Saturday, May 30 & present...
NYC Beach Volleyball Tournament
4-person co-ed teams with at least 1 female per team
$120 per team includes
A refereed tournament on sand courts overlooking the Hudson River, lunch at Hudson Beach Cafe, live music & a prize for the winning team
Register on-line:

When not playing, you can watch the action, mingle with other teams or take a break at the restaurant and bar which overlook the courts.

Tournament starts at 9am
Hudson Beach Café
Riverside Park (at W. 105th St.)
New York, NY
(917) 370-3448

If you have questions or need more information, contact David Walker at 212-288-4240

Congratulations to Lee and Jim on 20 years at Dive Bar...
Saturday, May 30
20th Anniversary Party
Celebrating 20 years on the upper west side
Live music by French Cookin' Blues Band
Dive Bar
732 Amsterdam Ave. (between 95th & 96th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 749-4358
Our friend Tory at The Half Pint invites you to try their new Sunday brunch:
Sunday Brunch at The Half Pint
Every Sunday
unlimited sunday brunc w bloody mary and mimosas.
Starts @ $10.95
add $8 for bottomless booze
The Half Pint
76 W. 3rd St. (Thompson St.)
New York, NY
(212) 260-1088


Other News:

Spotlight Bar: Waterstone Grill
Waterstone Grill on Stone Street announces its new summer specials:
Monday Night Happy Hour: 5-7pm
2 for 1 well drinks, draft beer, wine by the glass

Wine Night – All Bottles ½ Price 4pm-8pm
plus: Lobster Tuesdays
1 ½ LB Fresh Maine Lobster $19.95 All Day

Wednesday Dinner Special…
Prime Rib : $19
With complimentary glass of wine

Dinner Thursday 4pm-9pm
Beer Buckets 6/$30
Dinner Prix Fixe $28
3 Courses + Glass of Wine

Friday 4pm-9pm
$17 pitchers all drafts
25 cent Wing Night:
Hot, Mild, Hot Honey, BBQ, Thai, Teriyaki, Apricot Chipotle Caribbean Jerk, Honey Citrus

Waterstone has outdoor seating on Stone Street, and an upstairs private party room with a full bar.
Call Johnny for reservations or parties.
Waterstone Grill
79 Pearl St.
New York, NY
(212) 943-1602

Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy's

Every weekend you can rock out with the best local & touring bands until 11pm
and then get down all night to some of the hottest DJ's in New York City.

What sets Wicked Willy's apart from other bars in the neighborhood are the drink prices.
At Happy Hour, the entire bar is half off until 9pm., 7 days a week.
Sports fans can enjoy games on a ten foot movie screen and 9 plasma flats screens.

There is always something going on at Wicked Willy's:
- Every Day Happy Hour: 1/2 price drinks 4pm - 9pm
- Live Music on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
- Karaoke on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Get a free drink if you are brave enough to sing.
- Beer Pong Tournament Every Monday with $7 pitchers. Compete for a $50 bar tab.
- Beer Pong & Flip Cup available every night

Wicked Willy's
149 Bleecker St. (bet. Thompson & LaGuardia Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 254-8592

call Adam or Andy for private parties

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NYC party hostess (and MurphGuide reader) April Martin invites you to her going away party. She will be working as a photo journalist on the Mercy Ship's next journey to Africa this summer...
April's Off to Africa // Kick Off to Summer 2009
Tuesday, June 2

6:30pm-9:30pm Jazz Performed by Stephane Wrembel

9:30pm - till... DJ Charlie Wonder spins party tunes

6:15pm - 11:00pm
Empire Hotel Roof Lounge
44 W. 63rd St.(at Broadway /Columbus Ave.)
New York, NY
RSVP via Facebook:

More info about The Mercy Ship, the world's largest nongovernmental hospital ship

The 18th annual Kruise for Kids dinner/concert cruise to benefit Project Children is one of the best events of the year. I highly recommend it, and hope to see you on board...

Wednesday, June 10

AOH Div. 7 - NYC presents...

18th Annual Kruise for Kids
to benefit Project Children

Live Music on 2 stages, including
Celtic Cross, The Cunningham Brothers,
Shay Mac Band, Tom Casey & Friends,
and for the first time on the cruise...The Screaming Orphans

Full Open Bar - Buffet Dinner
Casual Business Attire

$100 General Admission,
$1000 Reserved tables of 8, $1200 Premium tables of 8

Boarding at 6pm, Sailing at 6:45 pm
Return to Dock at 10 pm
Departing from
Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
W. 23rd St. & 12th Ave.
New York, NY

Cruise aboard...The Spirit of New York

More info at:
Purchase tickets to the cruise at:

Play Beer Pong for $25,000 in Atlantic City...
The World Beer Pong Tour presents
The Atlantic City Beer Pong Championship.
Thursday, June 11 - Saturday, June 13, 2009.

On Thursday June 11, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13
at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City,
the biggest beer pong tournament the east coast has ever seen
will commence for three straight nights of Beer Pong madness.
* $25,000 Grand Prize
* Cash Prizes for top 5 teams TBA
* Additional prizes for top 10 teams TBA

Public signups are now open or you can win your way in through a World Beer Pong Tour or regional affiliate qualifier.

Packages starting from $200/player
Details at:

Two of NYC's greatest Irish bar bands, together on one night...
Friday, June 12
Black 47 and their friends, Shilelagh Law
Take over The Knitting Factory for FIVE POINTS FÉILE before the club moves
to Williamsburg and reopens. This night of rambunctiousness will be filmed on
a five camera shoot for later issue on a number of DVDs and a possible
TV broadcast. Two full shows from two bands that will seek to bring back the
spirit of the nearby old Five Points Irish immigrant area where, amongst other
things, tap dancing originated.
Shilelagh Law at 9pm / Black47 at 11pm, with a two band jam at the end.
Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-3006 (Shilelagh Law)

Tickets on sale today, April 24th at noon.
$18 in advance/$20 day of show.
Our friends at Gotham Girls Roller Derby host their monthly bout, this time pitting Queens vs. Manhattan...
Saturday, June 13
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Queens of Pain vs. Manhattan Mayhem

General Admission: $19.75 in advance, $23 at door
VIP: $29.75 (adv. only - incl. reserved front row seat, goodies, + more)

Doors: 6:30pm / Whistle: 7:30pm
Schwartz Athletic Center, Long Island University
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
More info available on the GGRD Hotline: (888) 830-2253

Upcoming Gotham Girls Roller Derby bouts:

July 11 - Bronx Gridlock vs. Brooklyn Bombshells
August 8 - Manhattan Mayhem vs. Bronx Gridlock
September 26 - Brooklyn Bombshells vs. Queens of Pain
October 17 - Post-season double-header (foes TBD)
November 21 - GGRD League Championship (foes TBD)

All bouts above are at Hunter College Sportsplex.
Lexington Ave at 68th St.
New York, NY

Blooms Day commemorates the goings on in James Joyce's novel, Ulysses.
What better place to celebrate than at Ulysses'...

Tuesday, June 16
hosted by Colum McCann
The best Bloomsday west of Sandymount Strand.
Readings from James Joyce's Ulysses by:
Aedin Moloney, Chris Barrett Kelly, Larry Kirwan, Joe Hurley, Colum McCann and many others.
Free and open to the public
from 1 pm onwards
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St. (Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400

Our friend & Gotham Girls Jeerleader Lolita Ford invites you to their fundraiser...
Wednesday June 17
GGRD Jeerleaders present: Girls Rock!
A band night fundraiser for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby Jeerleaders Travel Squad.

Featuring the Bands:
Royal Pink
Ruffian Arms
$6 admission includes drink specials

Raffle Prizes provided by:
Punk Rope, Wicked Skatewear, Maxin Health & Fitness
Betz Method, Jimmy's No. 43

Lit Lounge
93 2nd Ave. (between 5th & 6th St.)
New York, NY

Check out for more info

Our friends at TG Whitney's & Windfall team up for their annual party cruise...
Thursday, June 18

Windfall / Whitney's Booze Cruise
$45 includes unlimited beer & special punch
Live DJ
tickets on sale at:
boarding 6:30pm
leaving 7pm
returning 10pm
The Circle Line
W. 42nd St. & Hudson River
New York, NY

Tickets are also available at the bars:
T.G. Whitney's
244 E. 53rd St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
Ask for Frank

Windfall Lounge & Grill
23 W. 39th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606
Ask for Tom


Save the Dates:
Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events.
More details to follow in future newsletters & on our website...

Saturday, June 13: Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Wednesday, June 24: MurphGuide Night at Johnny Utah's
Thursday, June 25: FDNY Emerald Society Cruise w/ Jameson's Revenge
Friday, June 26: The Wolfetones at Saloon
Sat. & Sun. June 27 & 28: Brooklyn Irish Festival
Friday, July 17: MurphGuide Night in Coney Island
Thursday, August 27: MurphGuide Annual Summer Cruise
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