Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Book Launch Event for Colum McCann's "Let the Great World Spin": Tue. June 30

Tuesday, June 30
Book Release Event for "Let the Great World Spin"
Featuring author Colum McCann reading from the book and signing copies.

Immediately following McCann's reading,
Joe Hurley will perform the song "The House that Horse Built",
co-written by McCann & Hurley,
and inspired by the chapter of that title in the book.

free admission
Barnes & Noble
Union Square
33 E. 17th St.
New York, NY

Now this is my kind of book launch...
After the reading, everybody is invited to the post-reading party at Swift, with free admission (cash bar).


34 E. 4th St.
(between Bowery & Lafayette)
New York, NY
(212) 260-3600

See the rest of Colum's book tour
Joe Hurley
Barnes & Noble

Today in NYC: Tuesday, June 30

Chubby Tuesday at Bourbon Street
NY's Funniest Jewish Comedian Contest
Mekhong Cocktails with Friends at Mercury Bar
8-Minute Dating at 420 Lounge
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
The Guggenheim Grotto at The Living Room
Colum McCann Book Release Event + After Party
Pub Quiz Ultimate Pub Challenge at Fiddlesticks
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
All-Star Comedy at Times Square Arts Center
The Creamsicles at The Stephen Talkhouse
Brooklyn Cyclones home game
UG! Comedy Show! at Underground Lounge
Undone at Corio

Friday, June 26, 2009

Today in NYC - Friday, June 26

The Wolfe Tones at Saloon
Ray Greiche Trio at The Back Fence
Social Meetup Group Games & Recreation Night
Off the Hook at O'Flanagan's
The Neal Johnson Band at Smith's Bar
Facebook Fan Party at The Big Easy
Losers Lounge: Neil Young vs. The Eagles
DJ Mark Knight's Birthday Bash at Pacha
Bill Burr at Comic Strip Live
TV Headliner Show at Broadway Comedy Club
Standup, Improv + Hypnotist at Times Sq. Arts Ctr.
Live Music at Parkside Lounge
Wil Sylvince and Dustin Chafin at NY Comedy Club

Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett 1947-2009

It has been a tough year for 1970s pop culture. Earlier this year we lost Mark Fydrich, Dom DeLuise, Bea Arthur & David Carradine. Then this week, Ed McMahon, and today Farrah Fawcett.
Our condolences to their friends and families.

Why are people who don't know her so sad? Because it reminds us of our past youth, and makes us realize we are all one day closer to our own inevitable death.

Below is a montage of Farrah's awesomeness...

and because I couldn't decide which montage to use, here is another one:

Beer Tastings Today: Thursday, June 25

Lovers of craft beer have some wonderful choices tonight in New York...

Thursday, May 25
Blue Moon’s “Honey Moon Summer Ale” Promo

Gives aways with the perfect Summer beer.
9pm - 11pm
Bar Coastal
1495 First Ave. (78th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 772-8400

Thursday, June 25
Magic Hat Brewery Tasting
Featuring flights of six different Magic Hat beers, including the newest flavors, Wacko, Odd Notion Amber Rice Lager and the Odd Notion Belgian Style beer, along with complimentary cheese pairings.
Magic Hat reps will be there to share with you the Magnificent Crapperator. Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? For those of you who need to know what you're getting into ahead of time,
this is a game similar to Plinko. So, if you were a child of The Price is Right, you know what we're talking about. Ping Pong balls will get dropped down something similar to the Plinko board and will land in cups of beer.
The prize you get depends on which beer the ping pong ball lands in.
Leave it to Magic Hat to come up with this game.

This tasting is also going to kick off Dive Bar's "Follow the Hat" game.
Every week a different Magic Hat beer will be featured at Dive 75, Dive Bar, Broadway Dive or Amsterdam 106.
Once you have ordered the featured beer from that location you will get a raffle ticket, which will give you the chance to win great Magic Hat prizes.
The only way you will know where to go or what to drink is by subscribing to and reading the Dive Bar's newsletters so make sure you don't miss them. Let's start the game off right.
Dive 75
101 W. 75th St.
(bet. Amsterdam & Columbus Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 362-7518

Thursday, June 25
Six Point Craft Ales Tasting
Sample three of their unique creations:
Sixpoint Sweet Action, Sixpoint Bengali Tiger and the Sixpoint Apollo.
Samples are $3 each and you can mix and match and see what it is that makes Sixpoint one of the most talked about craft breweries around.

Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

FDNY Emerald Society Cruise

Thursday, June 25
FDNY Emerald Society presents...
Sunset Cruise Around Manhattan
$50 tickets include
beer, wine, soda
Live music by Jameson's Revenge
and a good time
7:30 - 11pm
The Circle Line
W. 42nd St. & Hudson River
New York, NY

Purchase tickets on-line at: FDNYemerald.com

Today in NYC - Thursday, June 25

FDNY Emerald Society Sunset Cruise
Ray Greiche at Rathbones
"Honeymoon Summer Ale" Promotion at Bar Coastal
Comedy Caliente at Comic Strip Live
Rutgers Club of NY Happy Hour at BUtterfield 8
All-Star Comedy at Times Square Arts Center
Skingod + Brian Mitchell Band at Parkside Lounge
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Live Band Karaoke at O'Flanagan's
Coin Flip Night at The Big Easy
Magic Hat Brewery Tasting at Dive 75

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter

Parties & Events This Week:
1. MurphGuide After-work Tequila Tasting at Johnny Utah's: Wed. June 24
2. This week in Irishness...
a. FDNY Emerald Society Cruise: Thu. June 25
b. The Wolfetones at Saloon: Fri. June 26
c. Brooklyn Irish Festival: Sat. June 27 & Sun June 28

3. NY Social Meetup Games & Recreation Night at Josie Woods Pub: Fri. June 26
4. Facebook Party at The Big Easy: Friday, June 26
5. Lindy Promotions Liberty Bar Tour: Sat. June 27
6. Upper East Side Bar Tour for a Good Cause: Sat. June 27
7. MurphGuide / Big City Beach Volleyball Tournament: Sat. June 27

Special Interests:
1. Spotlight Bar: Merrion Square
2. Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy's
3. Big City Volleyball Summer League
4. Quick Links

Party Planning with MurphGuide.com
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:
1. 300 Club Raffle Party at Stout: Wed. July 1
2. Whistlin' Dixie's 2nd Anniversary Party: Thu. July 2
3. MurphGuide Night in Coney Island: Fri. July 17
4. NY Brew Fest at Village Pourhouse: Sun. July 19
5. Brewtopia Great World Beer Fest: Sept. 4 - 6
6. Save the Dates


Parties This Week:

I hope to see you here tonight:
MurphGuide is co-hosting this after-work tequila tasting party with our friends at Johnny Utah's...

Wednesday, June 24
MurphGuide Tequila Party at Johnny Utah's
Free tequila tasting in the Earp room sponsored by Cazadores

$10 wristbands will get you the following all night:
$1 Rolling Rock (7oz)
$2 Soco Lime shots
$3 Coors Light Draft
$4 Well drinks
1/2 price Margarita Pitchers

Bull riding contest for prizes at 9pm
Johnny Utah's
25 W. 51st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
(212) 265-UTAH
New York, NY


It's like St. Patrick's Day in June this week, with 4 straight days of fun Irish events.....

Thursday, June 25
FDNY Emerald Society presents...
FDNY Emerald Society Cruise
Sunset Cruise Around Manhattan
$50 tickets include
beer, wine, soda
Live music by
Jameson's Revenge
and a good time
7:30 - 11pm
The Circle Line
W. 42nd St. & Hudson River
New York, NY
Friday, June 26
The Wolfe Tones in Concert at Saloon
Irish folk legends The Wolfetones:

Brian Warfield, Noel Nagle, Tommy Byrne
buy tickets in advance: call Jeff: 212 570-5454
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-5454
Saturday, June 27 & Sunday, June 28
Brooklyn Irish Festival
$10 Admission ($15 after 4pm)
Kids under 12 enter Free
Music - dance - sports - arts

Featuring entertainment by:
Patty Smyth
Pat McGuire & the Bastable Cakes
The Wolfe Tones (Sunday)
Jameson's Revenge
The Moonshiners
Seanchai & the Unity Squad
Gates Open 11am
Aviator Sports Complex
Floyd Bennett Field
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
For more information go to aviatorsports.com
or call 718-758-7513


Our friends Robert & Laura run a very friendly social meetup group.
They invite you to their next event, a night of fun & games...
Friday, June 26
The New York Social Meetup Group
Games & Recreation Night
Bring your favorite games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary, etc.
The venue features 2 Pool Tables, Dart Board, & Arcade Machines.
Watch the subway series on flat screens TVs.
Beer Specials: $3 pints Josie Woods Ale, $4 pints Sam Adams Lager to 9pm.
Drink Specials: $5 Martinis, Cosmopolitans to 7pm
Food Menu-Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches & Burgers.
6 - 10pm
Josie Wood's Pub
11 Waverly Pl. (corner of Mercer)
New York, NY
(212) 228-9909
You can join their group at:
Our friend Terry invites you to their monthly Facebook party, with free drinks for fans of The Big Easy...
Friday, June 26
Monthly Facebook Fan Party

How to Get Free Drinks all Night
1. Become a Big Easy Facebook Fan
2. Click "Attending" on our June Facebook Fan Party
Get Free Bud Light & Coors Light from 9pm to 4am

Other Specials for Big Easy Facebook Fans All Night
$4 Red Stag Drinks & Shots
$4 Firefly sweet tea drinks & Shots
$4 Jaegermeister Shots

The Party starts 1 hour earlier this month with The Budweiser Girls
raffling off Yankees, Mets & US Open Tickets from 9pm to 11pm

The Coors Girls take over the party at 11pm
with free T-shirts, key chains, and beer funnels til 1am.

The Jaeger Girls will also be in at 10pm giving away some Jaeger thongs, T-shirts, beads and shots
9pm - 4am
The Big Easy
1768 Second Ave. (between 92nd & 93rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-0879
Our friends at Lindy Promotions invite you to their annual Liberty Bar Tour...
Saturday, June 27
NY Liberty Bar Tour
$10 w/2 cans of food to benefit City Harvest, $15 without
Enjoy $2 Miller Lite bottles
$3 Miller Chills
$3 MGD 64 bottles
$4 Hurricanes
and food specials until midnight at Participating Bars
purchase tickets on-line at LindyPromo.com
Register 1-6pm
T.G. Whitney's
244 E. 53rd St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
Participating Bars:
Turtle Bay Grill & Lounge
987 Second Ave. (between 52nd & 53rd St.)
(212) 223-4224

T.G. Whitney's
244 E. 53rd St. (bet. Second & Third Ave.)
(212) 888-5772

251 E. 52nd St. (Second Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 593-4321

Cornerstone Tavern, Manchester Pub, The Stag's Head, Mantra and Niall's on 52nd

Our friend Kenny invites you to this fundraising bar tour...
Saturday, June 27
Upper East Side Bar Tour for a Good Cause
Visiting 6 UES bars, from 3pm to 9pm.
Wristbands cost $8 with 2 cans of food, or $10 without
Drinks will cost $2 for 16 oz. Domestic drafts at all bars.
Mixed drinks will cost $3 The East End, the final stop,
will be doing an after crawl special as well

Bar Tour Lineup:
1. Aces & Eights: 3-4pm - 87/88th & 1st
2. The Bullpen: 4-5pm - 87/88th & 1st
3. Bar East: 5-6pm - 90th & 1st
4. Rathbones: 6-7pm - 88th & 2nd
5. Tin Lizzies: 7-8pm - 85/86th & 2nd
6. The East End Bar & Grill: 8-9pm - 86/87th & 1st (Live DJ all Night!)

Drink for Charity:
All canned goods will be given to City Harvest to help feed the needy
Registration: 3 - 6pm
The East End
1664 First Ave. (between 86th & 87th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-3783

We had so much fun at our last beach volleyball tournament, we are doing it again...
MurphGuide & Big City Volleyball
4 v 4 Co-Ed Beach Volleyball Tournament
Saturday June 27th
If you love beach volleyball but can't get to the beach, we've got the perfect solution for you
Come join Big City Volleyball and MurphGuide.com as we team up again for another fun-filled day
of beach volleyball, food, drink and more at Hudson Beach Café on 105th St and Riverside Drive.

A co-ed tournament featuring teams of four intermediate-level players (minimum one woman) will begin at 9am and continue throughout the day on the sand courts near the Hudson River. 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.

Entry fee is just $160 per four-player team ($30 per additional player cap at 6) and covers a minimum of three matches (six games), referees and prizes for the winners.
All players will receive a T-shirt and coupons redeemable for lunch and a drink at Hudson Beach Café and we'll also have live music starting in the afternoon
Bring your friends and family and make a day of it.
Prizes Include:

* $300 gift certificate for a happy hour party at Whistlin' Dixie's or The Town Tavern
* Tickets to the Coney Island AVP Pro Beach Tour July 4th Weekend courtesy of Volleyball Vacations
* Tickets to The Toxic Avenger Musical

Bump, set, spike, eat, drink and have fun in the sun
Register at:
Hudson Beach Café
Riverside Park
105th St and Riverside Drive
New York, NY

Other News:

Spotlight Bar: Merrion Square
Merrion Square announces new happy hours & specials:

Happy hour
Mon - Fri 10:30am to 7pm
$3 domestic bottles
$3.50 import bottles
$4 draft beers
$4 well drinks
$4 glass of wine
Check out their beer menu

Every day specials: Monday to Sunday
Free order of wings with every pitcher of beer ordered
7pm to 11pm plus all day Saturday & Sunday

Saturday & Sunday daytime special from 12pm to 6pm:
Free burger,sandwich & wrap with every two drinks ordered per person
And $3.50 Rolling rock drafts every night
Merrion Square
1840 Second Ave. (95th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 831-7696
Contact Karl for private parties
For more Spotlight Bars, check out MurphGuide.com/bars

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

For more Spotlight Bars, check out MurphGuide.com/bars

Big City Volleyball: Summer Season Registration
Big City Volleyball Summer 2009 Indoor Volleyball Registration now open
The 8-wk Summer Season begins July 13th, and includes:
Same night every week play
air conditioned gyms, great refs,
schedule/scores/standings all posted on-line
plus trophies and prizes

Entry deadline for all teams is July 1st.
(Individuals without teams should come to one of the Open Scrimmages listed below.)

How to register a team:
1. E-mail us at info@bigcityvolleyball.com, stating your team's intention to register.
(do not skip this step)
2. Visit our website, www.bigcityvolleyball.com and register your team on-line.
3. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required when you register.
The balance of the $1,250 registration fee ($1,000) must be paid before your first match.

How to register as an individual:
Players without teams will soon find this situation remedied
Come to one of Big City's Open Scrimmages, ready to play,
as teams form out of players at the same skill level on these nights.
You'll spend a couple of hours playing volleyball,
meeting people and by the end of the evening, you'll be on a team!

Look below to see which Scrimmage Night to attend.
Bring your checkbook, because no one will be placed on a team who hasn't paid.
If your team has 10 players, the fee will be $125 per person.
Fewer players on a team (more playing time) will cost slightly more.

Fee includes Ranking Scrimmage + an 8-game season, playoffs, all gym rental costs,
professional refs, prizes, one of our famous Big City T-shirts, and more

General Open Scrimmages:
- For players with less than 5 yrs. of league experience: Mon, June 29th, 8pm-10pm
- For players with 5+ years of competitive experience: Tues, June 30th, 8pm-10pm
All open scrimmages are at the H.S. for Environmental Studies
444 W. 56th St. (between 9th & 10th Ave.)
(Accessible via 57th St. cross town bus, or take subway to Columbus Circle)
NOTE: To enter the school, you must have a valid photo I.D.

For more information, check out bigcityvolleyball.com

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Plan Your Party with MurphGuide.com:

New Party Planner on MurphGuide.com
Have you had a chance to check out the MurphGuide Party Planner

Need help finding a spot for your birthday?
What about office parties, reunions or fundraisers?
In our continuous efforts to "connect the fun to the fun people"
we invite you to try our party planner:

1. Go to http://murphguide.privatepartynyc.com
2. Select the neighborhood you want to have your party.
3. Fill in your contact information.
4. Select the party criteria: Date, # of people, private room? open bar? food?
5. Click "Submit"

You will get an email with some party suggestions.

Note: Since this is an automated system, the email may end up in you "bulk folder",
so please be sure to check there.

PrivatePartyNYC.com, powered by MurphGuide.com

We would be glad to hear your comments.



Our friends in the AOH invite you to their fundraising raffle party...
Wednesday, July 1
$10K 300 Club Raffle Party
Donation: $100 per ticket
Only 300 tickets sold
Grand Prize: $10,000 Cash
purchase tickets on-line at AOHNYC.org
Drawing to be held at the Raffle party
Your entry includes:
1 in 300 chance to win $10K
admission to the raffle party with open bar
Live Music by Hell or High Water
133 W. 33rd St. (between Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191

Congratulations and happy anniversary to all our friends at Whistlin' Dixie's...
Thursday, July 2
2nd Anniversary Celebration
free sweet tea vodka drinks from 6pm
$2 Bud Lights, $4 monster margaritas
Complimentary appetizers while supplies last
1/2 off all delux burgers & wrap sandwiches
$3 Dixies tequila shoot
served till 10pm
Whistlin' Dixie's Texas Tavern
714 Eleventh Ave. (W. 51st St.)
New York, NY
(212) 349-4370

Tickets are now on sale for our annual outing to Coney Island...
Friday, July 17, 2008
MurphGuide Night
in Coney Island
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Auburn Doubledays
$20 per person includes:
Game ticket, pre-game party and post game drink

Pre-game party at Peggy O'Neill's:
Bottled beer, hot dogs, hamburgers from 6-7pm
1 ticket to Coney Island Cyclones Game
Cyclones vs. Auburn Doubledays. game time: 7pm
Post-game party w/ live music & 1 free drink
Peggy O'Neill's
1904 Surf Ave. (at Keyspan Park)
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 449-3200
Purchase tickets online at:

Our friends at The Village Pourhouse invite you to their upcoming beer festival...
Sunday, July 19
NYC Brewfest
General admission: $15
includes 5 beer samples
and $1 samples to follow
a la carte beer infused menu
purchase tickets at Going.com/pourhousebeerfestival
1 - 4pm
Village Pourhouse
64 Third Ave. (11th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER

Our friends Bill & Keith, aka The Beer Brothers, are putting on another Brewtopiafest...
Brewtopia Great World Beer Festival
Friday, September 4 - Sunday, September 6
For the 1st time ever, due to demand, this year's GWBF will be three days

They have moved the venue this year to the Park Avenue Armory to better suit the visitors needs.
Tickets are on-sale now at Brewtopiafest.com
4 sessions:
Friday 6 - 10pm,
Sat: 12 - 4pm and 5 - 9pm,
Sunday 12 - 4pm
The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave.
New York, NY

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

Friday, July 17: MurphGuide Night in Coney Island
Thursday, July 23: MurphGuide Comedy Night at TSAC
Sunday, August 16: The Saw Doctors at Highline Ballroom
Thursday, August 27: MurphGuide Annual Summer Cruise
September 4-6: Brewtopia Great World Beer Festival
Thursday, Sept. 24: Adam's Angels Salute to Firefighters at Saloon

Tequila Tasting & Bull Riding Round-Up: June 24

Wednesday, June 24
Special Event: Tequila Tasting & Bull Riding Round-Up
$10 wristbands will be sold at the door for all night specials
1/2 price margarita pitchers
free tequila tasting room 7-9pm
featuring Corozo and Cazadores
$1 Rolling Rocks - $3 Coors Light Drafts - $4 Well Drinks
Bull riding contest at 9pm
Raffle prizes & giveaways all night
Johnny Utah's
25 W. 51st St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
(212) 265-UTAH
New York, NY

Today in NYC: Wednesday, June 24

Tequila Tasting & Bull Riding at Johnny Utah's
Avoid the Clap - Jimmy Dugan at Village Lantern
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
All-Star Comedy at Times Sqare Arts Center
Friends for a Cure 2009 Summer Solstice Event
Johnny Butler & Friends at Parkside Lounge
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Indy Spirits Expo at Touch
Boomer Party's Weekly Wednesday Dance Party
Hurry Date at Sin Sin
8-Minute Dating at Merchant's
Central Park Conservancy's Evening in the Garden
Beatle Jackson at Smith's Bar

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Stitch in Time: NEDA Fundraiser at Stitch

Tuesday, June 23 NEDA
2nd Annual Summertime Soiree

A Stitch in Time:
Raising Awareness for a Healthy Body Image on College Campuses.

NEDA, the National Eating Disorder Association, present their annual summertime soiree.

Minimum Donation of $40 Includes
2 Drinks From Top Shelf Bar & Passed Hors D'Oeuvres
A Silent Auction.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Contact E-mail: info@stitchnyc.com

247 W. 37th St.
(between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 852-4826

NEDA is an organization is dedicated to providing education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders. Whether you are an individual living with an eating disorder, a family member or friend looking to offer support to a loved one, or a treatment professional looking to help others — NEDA can address your needs. If you need treatment referrals or are looking for a support group, visit their website and click on the GET HELP TODAY button.

Today in NYC: Tuesday, June 23

Think Global / Drink Local at The Half Pint
Trad. Seisiun featuring Rose Flanagan at Dempsey's
Mekhong Cocktails with Friends at Mercury Bar
8-Minute Dating at AKAI Lounge
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
NEDA 2nd Annual Summertime Soiree at Stitch
Southampton Brewery at Hop Devil Grill
Live Music at Parkside Lounge
Top Shelf Twosdays at Sidebar
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
All-Star Comedy + Faces in the Crowd at TSAC
UG Comedy at Underground Lounge

Monday, June 22, 2009

Launch Event for The Nightlife Preservation Community

When the going gets tough, the tough get organized. This is an important event for NYC's nightlife community....

Monday, June 22
The New York Nightlife Association presents...

Launch Event for
The Nightlife Preservation Community

Meet the owners, operators, employees, entertainers, and businesses who are all directly responsible for making New York City's nightlife the best in the country.
Join us as we raise awareness about the challenges that not only affect the nightlife industry, but the many individuals and small businesses that rely on a vibrant nigh time economy in the City That Never Sleeps.
Music by:
Alex English, DJ Berrie, Danny Krivitt, Junior Vasquez,
Louie Vega, Marky Ramone, The Martinez Brothers,
The Misshapes, Paul Sevigny, Peter Rauhofer, Q-Tip
Hosted by Chloe Sevigny
Open bar provided by Bacardi USA, Brown Forman, Diageo, and Moet Hennessy

9pm - 1am
530 W. 28th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
New York, NY

Admission is free, but you must RSVP:

Today in NYC: Monday, June 22

The Nightlife Preservation Community Launch Event
Think Global / Drink Local at The Half Pint
Williamsburg Spelling Bee Finals at Pete's Candy Store
Monday Night Burlesque at Public Assembly
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
8-Minute Dating at AKAI Lounge
Trivia Night at Village Pourhouse
Small Beast at The Delancy
The Big Quiz Thing at Crash Mansion
Peter Tascio + Clark Gayton at Parkside Lounge
Bryant Park Movie: Breaking Away
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there.
In honor of your special day, here are two videos for your enjoyment.
One called "Father & Son" and the other "Father & Daughter".

"Father & Son" by Cat Stevens:

"Father & Daughter" by Paul Simon:

And if you are looking for a place to take dad, here are some suggestions:

Sunday, June 21
Drink With Dad

Bring your dad to The Village Pourhouse on Father's Day and get your first round of Bud on the house
Plus 2 for 1 Bud Light all day
starting at noon
Village Pourhouse
64 Third Ave. (11th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER

Sunday, June 21 Father's Day Brunch
at The Galway Hooker

Treat your Father to Brunch, starting at $10, served 11.30 until 4pm,
includes 2 complimentary drinks from the menu.

Galway Hooker Pub

7 E. 36th St.
(between Fifth & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY
212) 725-2353

and for a list of some more places for brunch, check out MurphGuide's Brunch page:

Today in NYC: Sunday, June 21

Drink With Dad at The Village Pourhouse
Think Global / Drink Local at The Half Pint
Amurreyhill Idol Karaoke Contest at The Joshua Tree
Ray Greiche at Banc Cafe
Moxie Observatory at Parkside Lounge
Sunday Night Live at New York Comedy Club
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Sunday Night Stand-Up at Three of Cups
Standup, Improv, Justin Tranz + Dom Divas of Comedy at TSAC

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy 1st Anniversary, Sidebar!

Happy anniversary and congratulations to our friends at SideBar...

“Beat the Clock” specials beginning at 1pm up until we ring in our birthday at 12am.
New drink specials every hour leading up to the celebration.
The hourly specials are:

1pm - $1 Brunch Punch
2pm - $2 Sagatiba Lemonade
3pm - $3 Bud Light Draft
4pm - $4 Sangria
5pm - $5 Sauza Margaritas
6pm - $6 Cruzan Mojitos
7pm - $7 Pyrat Brown Sugar Mojitos
8pm - $8 Jim Beam Cocktails
9pm - $9 Absolut Flavor Shots
10pm - $10 Absolut Bombs
11pm - $11 Ketel Cocktail
12am - Happy Birthday SideBAR with complimentary champagne toast
120 E. 15th St.
(bet. Irving Pl. & E. Union Sq.)
New York, NY

Today in NYC: Saturday, June 20

Think Global / Drink Local at The Half Pint
Ultimate Fighting at Johnny Utah's
Summer Beach Party at Calico Jack's
June Birthdays Party at McFadden's
Date & Dash at Duvet
Seanchai & the Unity Squad at Rocky Sullivan's
Jameson's Revenge at An Beal Bocht
Big Jay Oakerson at New York Comedy Club
Live Music at Parkside Lounge
2U at Ulysses'
Scythian at Sullivan Hall
Planet Groove at O'Flanagan's
The White Party w/Jonathan Peters at Pacha
TV Headliner Show at Broadway Comedy Club
Ray Greiche at The Elysian Cafe
Fergus Begley at Rosie O'Grady's
Comedy, Improv & Justin Tranz at Times Sq. Arts Ct
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Coney Island Mermaid Parade
The Final Rated X - Panty Party at Don Hill's

Mermaid Parade: Saturday, June 20

Saturday, June 20
The Mermaid Parade

The nation's largest art parade

King Neptune Mr. Harvey Keitel and his Queen Mermaid Daphna
Special Appearances by The Uptown String Band from The Philadelphia Mummers Parade!
Monster Truck ‘Blue Thunder’ performing a parade prelude.
Performers from Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s Boom A Ring

Registration: 10am, Parade starts: 2pm
Rain or shine

parade route:
Starts on West 21st Street and moves east on Surf Ave. to West 10th Street then goes south to Boardwalk and rolls west on Boardwalk to 15th St.

Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

pre & post-parade suggestion:

Peggy O'Neill's

1904 Surf Ave.
at Keyspan Park
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 449-3200

Below are pictures from the 2008 parade and in front of Peggy O'Neill's during the parade:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fundraiser for Eamon Cronin at Doc Holliday's

This just in from our friend Joanna at Doc Holliday's.
They are raising funds for musician Eamon Cronin who was recently injured...

Thursday, June 18
Fundraiser for Eamon

$20 cover at the door 8-11pm

Tonight, Doc Holliday's is holding a fundraiser at Doc Holliday's Bar for their former bouncer, well known singer and drummer, Eamon Cronin (and friend of the bar for 15 years) who was injured while on tour with his band, "Riders on the Storm", a worldly renown Doors cover band, in Vigo, Spain. He fell from a 15 foot stage and suffered a near death head injury.

He is still in Spain, without medical insurance, and the club is saying they have no insurance... Although an investigation has begun to hold the club responsible, he has to pay for some of the large medical bills (or they will transfer him to public, inferior care hospital) and is suffering financial hardship due to the injury.

All the information about this head trauma says that the oldest memories come back first, followed by more recent memories. Currently, he is unable to form new memories, which is why he does not remember the day before. He is starting to breathe on his own, and as soon as he can do that full time, he will be released from ICU, to a regular hospital room. It is important to get him home, in familiar surroundings, so his memory can start to come back.
Doc Holliday's is having a raffle and silent auction*, from 8-11pm. Many local businesses are donating items, such as dinner for two, tattoo time, bar tabs, shoes, clothing, baskets of booze, chiropractor services, massages, several east village bar crawls ( $100 in drinks paid for by the bar) hosted by 2 or 3 Doc's bartenders per crawl , personal training sessions, personal chef cooking lessons, haircuts, massages, a gold bag, a lava lamp, Bulldog Gin Gift Bags, a mirror, etc...100% of door proceeds ($20 suggested donation 8-11pm) and 100% of raffle and auction proceeds, plus 50% of all bartender tips and 50% of the bar sales are going to the cause.

*Raffle tickets are: 1 for $5, 3 for $10, and 5 for $15…
$3 per ticket for any amount over 5 tickets. Each auction has a different starting bid listed at the top of each auction sheet with the description of the item.

Doc Holliday's
141 Avenue A (9th St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 979-0312

Windfall / Whitney's Annual Booze Cruise - Thu. June 18

Thursday, June 18 21st annual Windfall / Whitney's Booze Cruise

$45 includes unlimited beer & special punch
Live DJ
tickets onsale at the dock
boarding 6:30pm
leaving 7pm
returning 10pm
The Circle Line
W. 42nd St. & Hudson River
New York, NY

18th Anniversary Celebration at Third & Long

Congratulations to the Long brothers on their 18th anniversary of Third & Long...

The story goes like this: In 1991, two New York born Irish Catholic brothers graduated from college and decided to become firemen. At the same time, they decided to dream big and as a result, they opened a little bar in Manhattan called Third & Long. (the Long brothers on Third Ave., get it?). When the bar opened, it became an instant hit in Murray Hill. Over the course of the past 18 years it has made its presence felt in the ever-changing neighborhood and now sits as the elder-statesman of the 3rd Avenue strip.
Third and Long has been serving up fun for the past 18 years (with a closing scare back in 2007).

They invite you to help them celebrate today, Thursday, June 18th.
The celebration will include live music, "Turn Back the Clock" drink specials, and great friends both past and present in what will be a memorable night of good pouring fun!

Turn back the clock with throwback drink specials:
5-7pm: $1 Bud & Bud Light mugs
7-8pm: $2 domestic draft mugs
8-9pm: $3 Bud & Bud LIght pints
9pm - close: $4 domestic pints

Live music
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711
Third & Long (facebook)
Third & Long (myspace)

and finally...
Check out The Diary of Third and Long
Follow the daily interactions our friend Curtis Lanton, Third & Long's affable bar manager, including blurbs overheard at the bar, stimulating observations and random thoughts on random things.

Today in NYC: Thursday, June 18

Fundraiser for Eamon Cronin at Doc Holliday's
Think Global / Drink Local at The Half Pint
Windfall/Whitney's Booze Cruise
Ray Greiche at Rathbones
College Night at Johnny Utah's
Super Hero Showdown at Village Pourhouse
18th Anniversary Celebration at Third & Long
Diamond Dogs Ski Club Happy Hour at Brass Monkey
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Game Show Speakeasy at The Slipper Room
NY Social Networking Movie Party at Vill Pourhouse
CSB at Smith's Bar
Mekhong Cocktails with Friends Promo at Bar XII
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
New York Comedy Contest at Broadway Comedy Club
Live Music at Parkside Lounge
Beatlestock McCartney Birthday Tribute atBB King's
The Rhythm Dogs at O'Flanagan's
All-Star Comedy at Times Sq. Arts Center