Friday, June 12, 2009

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter


Parties & Events This Week:
1. Five Point Feile at The Knitting Factory: Fri. June 12
2. Hamptons Weekend Kickoff at Dune; Fri. June 12
3. 18th Anniversary Party for The Beekman Pub: Fri, June 12
4. McFadden's Day: Saturday, June 13
5. Gotham Girls Roller Derby at Hunter College: Saturday, June 13
6. Big Apple BBQ
a. Block Party at Madison Square Park: Sat. June 13 & Sun. June 14
b. Block Party After-party at The Hog Pit:
Sat. June 13 & Sun. June 14
7. Amurryhill Idol Contest at The Joshua Tree: Sunday, June 14
8. Sundays at Seven at The Irish Arts Center: Sunday, June 14

Special Interests:
1. Spotlight Bar: M.J. Armstrong's
2. Spotlight Nightclub: Pacha
3. Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy's
4. Quick Links

Party Planning with
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:
1. Bloomsday Celebration at Ulysses': Tue. June 16
2. GGRD Jeerleaders Fundraiser at Lit Lounge: Wed., June 17
3. TG Whitney's / Windfall Annual Cruise: Thu. June 18
4. Third & Long's 18th Anniversary Celebration: Thu. June 18
5. MurphGuide After-work Tequila Party at Johnny Utah's:
Wed. June 24
6. MurphGuide / Big City Beach Volleyball Tournament: Sat. June 27
7. FDNY Emerald Society Cruise: Thu. June 25
8. The Wolfetones at Saloon: Fri. June 26
9. Brooklyn Irish Festival: Sat. June 27 & Sun June 28
10. Save the Dates


Parties This Week:

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 Feile 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 friend David hosts great parties throughout the year, but in the summer, he is in the Hamptons. If you are looking for a share house to get in on, he is filling his 4th house now. He also welcomes MurphGuide readers to his Friday night party at Dune...
Friday, June 12
David Shapiro presents:
Hamptons Weekend Kick-Off Party

Mention David Shapiro for reduced cover charge & line preference
Bottle service reservations are also available
David's tables are always given some extra-special treatment
Top DJ spinning all night

Please call or text David directly 917-806-4171
to get on guest list or to reserve a table.
11pm - 4am
1181 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY
(631) 283-0808

More info on David's share houses...
Not your typical Hamptons share house: 4 luxurious properties

Having 4 houses of different sizes only minutes apart from each other gives David the flexibility to accommodate any booking: individual or group, weekend or week, shared or private.

They relax at the beach or by the pool during the day, attend the most exclusive nightlife venues in the region at night, and enjoy everything the Hamptons have to offer with only the best people.

For $325 per person on every non-holiday weekend this summer, David's guests enjoy meals, drinks, maid service, linen service, amenities, and just about everything else anyone could want.

Call David Shapiro at 917-806-4171 for more information.
Our friend Steve Marshall invites you to his performance at The Beekman's anniversary...

Friday, June 12
The Beekman's 18th Anniversary Party
The Beekman Pub has been owned and operated by Jimmy and Eddie Robinson since 1992
and has been a downtown restaurant hot spot since 1956.

Happy Hour:
Complimentary Extensive Buffet:

live music by
The Steve Marshall Band
Beekman Pub
15 Beekman St.
New York, NY
(212) 732-7333

Midtown`s legendary bar McFadden's has invented their own holiday,
and invite you to their biggest party of the year, McFadden's Day
Saturday, June 13
McFadden's Day
A Day to Celebrate New York's Favorite Saloon
Fun & games all day and night including:

- McFadden's Madness: The biggest beer pong tournament ever at McFadden' with a $1000 cash prize - 1pm
- Party band The Nerds, performing live at 2pm
- Guest bartenders:
soap actress Crishelle Stause from ABC's All My Children bartending for Star Light Star Bright Charity at 1pm and TV personality Graham Bunn from the Bachelorette bartending 1pm
- Kicking off the football season, first round draft pick for the Buffalo Bill's Eric Wood will be there for a meet and greet with all the Bill's fans
- Host with the Most competition, for the true McFadden's fan. The Host with the most will win a $500 cash prize.

For more info call 212-986-1515

doors open 11am
McFadden's Saloon
800 Second Ave. (42nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 986-1515
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

The 7th annual Big Apple Barbecue is this weekend...
Saturday, June 13 & Sunday, June 14
The Seventh Annual Snapple
Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
The country’s top pit masters will cook up their award-winning food for over a hundred thousand barbecue enthusiasts.
Free admission

Live music:
Saturday: Saron Crenshaw, Howard Tate, Lucero
Sunday: The Dixons, Bill Sims Jr., Junior Brown

Seminars and cooking demonstrations.
Barbecue for $8 per plate.
Proceeds support the Madison Square Park Conservancy,
the organization responsible for the maintenance, and programming of Madison Square Park.
11am - 7pm
Madison Square Park
Madison Ave. Between 23rd and 26th St.
New York, NY
For more information go to or call (646) 747-0584
and where to go after the barbecue:
Our friends at The Hog Pit are hosting an after party for BBQ enthusiasts...

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
Post-Party at The Hog Pit
The Hog Pit is the place to be for great food and drinks
after the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party at Madison Square Park
Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14.
Bring in a Hog Pit flyer from the New York BBQ Block Party
at Madison Square Park on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14
and get a free PBR with any shot you order.
The Hog Pit
37 W. 26th St. (between Broadway & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 213-4871

Our friends at The Joshua Tree are hosting a new singing competition with a clever name and huge prizes...
Sunday, June 14
Amurreyhill Idol
Karaoke Competition
$10,000 cash prize every week
$50,000 cash grand final prize
Happy Hour all night
The Joshua Tree
513 Third Ave. (between 34th & 35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 689-0058

Our friend Fiona invites you to her monthly variety show, last one until September...
Sunday, June 14
Sundays at Seven
A monthly comedy/music show featuring the best comic, music and solo performers!

Hosted and produced by
Fiona Walsh (Galway Comedy Festival) and Ann Design (The Duplex)

Stone and Stone ( Last Comic Standing, Friars Club)
Matt McCarthy (Live at Gotham. Verizion Fios guy)
Karen Bergreen ( HBO Comedy Festival, Comedy Central)
Michael Sommerville (Marie Claire columnist, Comix)
Nancy Witter (Nick at Nite, Atlantic City)
Michael Brill (MAC Award Winner, Don't Tell Mamas)
Maureen Langan (HBO, Comics Unleashed)

Musical Guest: The Tara O'Grady Trio
Note: Sundays at Seven is the 2nd Sunday of each month, but will take July & August off
Admission: $10 (non- members), $8 (members)

The Irish Arts Center
553 W. 51st St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
New York, NY


Other News:

Spotlight Bar: M.J. Armstrong's

Upcoming Events:
Speakeasy Party: Saturday, June 13
June Birthdays Party: Saturday, June 27

Daily Specials:

Tuesday Night Trivia
$4 Drafts & $5 House Wines
Trivia begins at 7:30
Winning team gets $50 gift certificate

MLB Wednesdays 6pm to Midnight
$1 Mugs of Bud & Bud Light
featuring Yankees and Mets games

Thursday Happy Hour
1/2 off drinks 6pm to 8pm when you set up your happy hour
call Daniella at 212-358-9946
$20 Open Bar from 10pm to midnight

Friday Summer School Happy Hour 3pm to 7pm
Teacher & Nurses Guest Bartenders
$3 All Beers & Mixed Drinks

Private party room available for all occasions
contact Daniella:

M.J. Armstrong's
329 First Ave. (19th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 358-9946
Spotlight Club: Pacha
This weekend at Pacha:
Friday, June 12:
The Return of Italian Superstar Mauro Picotto
Doors open 10pm

Saturday, June 13
Boris – Annual Beach Party
“Sex on the Beach” drink specials all night
Doors open 10pm

Friday, June 19
Made Event Presents ATB

Saturday, June 20
Jonathan Peters – Annual White Party

Friday, June 26
Mark Knight’s Birthday Bash along with Dirty South & Exacta

Saturday, June 27
Richie Santana & Mario Calegari

Pacha Independence Day Weekend Blowout:
Thursday, July 2 - Danny Tenaglia
Friday, July 3 - Erick Morillo
Saturday, July 4 - Chus & Ceballos

Parties at Pacha NYC
Host your party or event with Pacha and experience how a VIP rolls at an internationally branded "Superclub", recently named the Best US club in 2009. From a birthday party overlooking the dance floor to your own private Owner's/Cabana Box, Pacha creates the perfect ambiance for your event.

Call Daria: 212.209.7510 or email to set up a guest list to receive free admission for yourself and your guests that are 21+ and reduced admission for your friends 19 or 20.

Pacha NYC
618 W 46th St. (Between 11th & 12th Ave.)
New York, NY

Call Daria @ 212.209.7510 or email to set up a guest list or for a table reservation.

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

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Sketchfest 2009 at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. June 11 - 13

The Bar Show at The Javits Center: For the bar & restaurant industry. June 14 & 15

Guestlist Party of the Week:

Hoboken Bar Network: Hoboken`s premier on-line bar guide

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

Tuesday, June 16
Bloomsday at Ulysses'
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 21st annual 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

Congratulations to the Long brothers, Curtis L. and all our friends at Third & Long on their anniversary...
Thursday, June 18
18th Anniversary Party at Third & Long
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

MurphGuide will be 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
Johnny Utah's
25 W. 51st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
(212) 265-UTAH
New York, NY

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 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 (sorry, no individual entries) and covers a minimum of three matches (six games), referees and prizes for the winners.
Teams can add players to their roster for a fee of $30 per player, cap at six.

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: First place team will get a $300 gift certificate for a happy hour party at either The Town Tavern or Whistlin' Dixie's Texas Tavern.
4 Tickets to the Hamptons AVP Tour July 4th Weekend with passes to the player Area

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

Upcoming Irishness...
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
or call 718-758-7513

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

Friday, June 19: Brooklyn Cyclones Opening Night
Thursday, July 2: Second Anniversary Party at Whistlin' Dixie's
Friday, July 17: MurphGuide Night in Coney Island
Sunday, August 16: The Saw Doctors at Highline Ballroom
Thursday, August 27: MurphGuide Annual Summer Cruise
Thursday, Sept. 24: Adam's Angels Salute to Firefighters at Saloon
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