Friday, August 07, 2009

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter

Parties & Events This Week:
1. Game Night at Stone Creek: Fri. Aug. 7
2. Hamptons Weekend:
a. Weekend Kickoff at Dune: Fri. Aug. 7
b. Saturday Lounge Night at Madame Tong's: Sat. Aug. 8
3. Weekend Parties at Country Club
a. Wanted: Fri. Aug. 7
b. White Party: Sat. Aug. 8
4. Gotham Girls Roller Derby: Sat. August 8
5. UFC 101: Declaration: Sat. Aug. 8
a. UFC at Johnny Utah's
b. UFC at Third & Long
c. UFC at Rogue
d. UFC at Village Pourhouse
6. Grassroots musician's fundraiser at The Red Lion: Sun. Aug. 9

Special Interests:
1. Fantasy Football Drafts at The Village Pourhouse
2. Spotlight Bar: Merrion Square
4. Quick Links

Party Planning with
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:
1. Dynamic Outdoors Happy Hour at Cafe DeVille: Wed. Aug. 12
2. F-You Cancer at E. 13th St. Theatre: Sun. Aug. 16
3. The Saw Doctors at Highline Ballroom: Sun. Aug. 16
4. MurphGuide Annual Summer Party Cruise aboard The Temptress: Thu. Aug. 27
5. Brewtopia Great World Beer Fest: Sept. 4 - 6
6. Save the Dates

Parties This Week:

Our friends Robert & Laura host events for this social group.
Their next event is a viewing party for a classic NYC film...

Friday, July 7
The New York Social Meetup Group presents...
Game Night

hosted by Laura
Bring your favorite games like Monopoly, Scrabble, Pictionary,etc.
Food menu: Appetizers, Salads and Sandwiches.
Drink specials: $2 off all select wines, mixed drinks and draft beer until 8pm
Stone Creek Lounge
140 E. 27th St. (between 3rd & Lexington Ave.)
New York, NY
If you are going to the Hamptons, our friend David can hook you up at this weekly Friday night party,
or on Saturday night at Madame Tong's ...

Friday, August 7 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

Saturday, August 8
Lounge party at Madame Tong's
Looking for a laid-back party destination?
Join us at Madame Tong's as we unwind at this casual but upscale venue
that attracts only the most sophisticated clientele.

David and his friends will be there at 11, but you can stop by earlier to sample their top-notch Asian cuisine.
Thanks to Madame Tong's unique indoor-outdoor layout, you can enjoy the DJ and dancing in the middle of all the action or sit outside to enjoy a breezy late-summer night under the stars
RSVP to get on the guestlist:
11pm - 3am
Madame Tong's
256 Elm Street
Southampton, NY

David also has space available for rent in one of four houses in the Hamptons.
Call 212 579-4844 for details.
Our friend Ruben invites you to these parties this weekend at Country Club...
Friday, August 7 Grand Premier of...Wanted
Main Floor:
DJ Ni** of Nina Sky & DJ Stealth The Bomber
Downstairs Lounge:
Special guest DJ Duce Martinez
Jose Gonzalez & Luis Romero
Opening set by DJ Dev
After-film party for "Crumble"
Specials for large groups, birthdays
doors open 10:30pm
Saturday, August 8 White Party
Mash-ups with DJ Toro
spinning house
Joey Martinez
Dress all in white, get in for free all night

Country Club
248 W. 14th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 367-0822
Our friends at Gotham Girls Roller Derby hold monthly bouts. This month: Bronx vs. Manhattan...
Saturday, August 8
Gotham Girls Roller Derby

Bronx Gridlock vs. Manhattan Mayhem
$19.75 General Admission in advance, $23 at the door
VIP front row 'crash zone' tickets (no children) - advance only - $29.75

Doors at 6:30, opening whistle at 8:30pm
Hunter College Sportsplex
Lexington Ave. & 68th St. (SW Corner)
New York, NY

The Gotham Girls After-Party, as always, held at:
99 Avenue B, between 5th & 6th St.
following the bout.
Gotham Girls hotline (888) 830-2253
UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship #101 takes place this Saturday.
Here are some spots where you can watch the bout...

Saturday, August 8
Johnny Utah's
UFC 101
Silva vs. Griffin
3 15-ft projector screens with sound
Evening drink specials
$10 cover at the door
(no cover with table/dinner reservation)
Johnny Utah's
25 W. 51st St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
(212) 265-UTAH
New York, NY
Saturday, August 8 UFC: 101
Bouts include:
Penn vs. Florian
Sliva vs. Griffin
Get there early as they usually reach capacity quickly
Call (212).447.5711 for more details
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711
Saturday, August 8
UFC 101: Declaration

In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet
when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian.
Penn has never lost at 155-pounds, and Florian is looking to change that stat this summer.
In the co-feature, the pound-for-pound king of mixed martial arts,
middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva, tests the waters at 205 pounds once again
when he battles former light heavyweight champ and Ultimate Fighter season one winner Forrest Griffin.

$3 Bud & Bud Light bottle specials.
showing on 8TVs + projector
live with wound
$10 cover
Rogue Restaurant & Bar
757 Sixth Ave. (between 25th & 26th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 242-6434
Saturday, August 8
UFC 101: Declaration
Silva vs. Griffin
no cover
$40 open bar
Village Pourhouse
982 Amsterdam Ave. (between 108th & 109th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER
This is a grass-roots fundraiser for a friend in need...
Sunday, August 9
Benefit for Tom Curiano and Katia Bassanini
Veteran NYC drummer Tom Curiano's beloved wife Katia is battling ovarian cancer.
Please come out and help them fight the good fight.
It will be a great night of non stop music, friendship, and good vibes.
Prizes, raffles...and special guests.
Appearances by :
The Itinerants, The Demolition String Band and more
suggested donation: $20
The Red Lion
151 Bleecker St. (Thompson St.)
New York, NY
(212) 260-9797

Other News:
Fantasy Football Drafts at The Village Pourhouse

Host your Fantasy Football Draft at The Village Pourhouse
The perfect Draft Experience:

Private Rooms, Rent Your Own Keg...

Open Bar Packages:
3 Hour Top Shelf Open Bar. $50 per person

3 Hour Mid Shelf Open Bar. $40 per person

3 Hour Bud Light & Well Open Bar. $35 per person

3 Hour Bud Light Open Bar. $30 per person

Open Bar & Food Packages:
The Touch Down:
3 hour Mid-shelf Open Bar & 5 Appetizer Platters Refilled. $65 per person

The Field Goal: 3 Hour Bud Light & 5 Appetizer Platters Refilled. $50 per person

The Safety: 3 Hour Bud Light & All-You-Can-Eat Wings. $35 per person
*packages do not include tax & service fee.
Two locations:
Village Pourhouse
64 Third Ave. (11th St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER
Village Pourhouse
982 Amsterdam Ave. (between 108th & 109th St.)
Upper West Side
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER
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
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Our friend Igor runs Dynamic Outdoors, a fun activities group.
You are invited to their monthly happy hour...
Wednesday, August 12
Happy Hour - International Meet & Mingle

Drink Specials: Happy Hour 5 to 7 pm
Ladies; after 7 pm get 1/2 price drinks
Cafe Deville
103 3rd Ave. (13th St.)
New York, NY
Our friend Dominique is producing this show, and you're invited...

Sunday, August 16
F-You Cancer
One man show starring Rob Hawke

Help raise Thyroid Cancer funds and awareness
The play is an hour with a 15 minute question and answer session.
After the play stay and enjoy drinks and appetizers.
(Everything is included in the ticket price)

Tickets are $30 and must be bought before the show.
Purchase tickets online at
Produced by Dominique Faber
E. 13th St. Theatre
136 E. 13th St.
New York, NY

The Saw Doctors new single "She Loves Me" will be released on Fri. July 24.
They come to NYC in August...

Sunday, August 16 The Saw Doctors
Tickets: $45
available at
General admission: Standing Room
Doors open at 6pm
8pm show
Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. (between 9th & 10th Ave.)
New York, NY
This is our annual event where we bring the readers of MurphGuide together for a party cruise...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Annual MurphGuide Summer Cruise

$65 in advance, $70 at the dock
Price includes open bar, hot & cold buffet,
DJ & cruise in NY harbor aboard The Temptress

Dance to the tunes of DLJ
Rain or shine
boarding: 6:30pm, departs: 7pm
return: 10pm
The Temptress
World Yacht Marina
Pier 81 (12th Ave. & W. 41st St.)
New York, NY
Call 917 627-0858 for more info. and group rates
Our friends Bill & Keith, aka The Beer Brothers, are putting on another Brewtopiafest...
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
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...

Thursday, August 27: MurphGuide Annual Summer Cruise
September 4-6: Brewtopia Great World Beer Festival
September 12: Riverside Park Oyster Festival
Thursday, Sept. 24: Adam's Angels Salute to Firefighters at Saloon

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