Thursday, September 24, 2009

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter

Parties & Events This Week:
1. Parkside Landmark Festival: Sept. 22 - 27
2. Adam's Angels Salute to Firefighters: Thu. Sept. 24
3. Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fundraiser at Belmont Lounge: Thu. Sept. 24
4. Comedy Caliente at Comic Strip Live: Thu. Sept. 24
5. Guinness 250 Celebration at Tracks Raw Bar: Thu. Sept. 24
6. Grand Opening of Tia's Place: Thu. Sept. 24
7. Big City Volleyball Pre-Season Happy Hour: Fri. Sept. 25
a. Big City Beach Volleyball Tournaments: Sat. Sept. 26 & Oct. 3
8. A Taste for All Five Senses at Taj: Fri. Sept. 25
9. Ulysses' Stone Street Oyster Festival: Sat. Sept. 26
10. Gotham Girls Roller Derby: Sat. Sept. 26
11. Half Way to St. Patrick's Day Celebration at The Nutty Irishman: Sat. Sept. 26
12. FinnFest Concert in Libo Beach: Sat. Sept. 26

Special Interests:
1. Spotlight Bar: Three of Cups
2. Puppetry of thePenis: Special deal on tickets
3. Spotlight Bar: The Mean Fiddler
4.Quick Links

Party Planning with
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:
1. Streets of New York Concert at PD O'Hurley's: Thu. Oct. 1
2. Toasting Timbo 5 at Chelsea Piers: Fri. Oct. 2
3. Blind Pig Benefit for John Hudson Dilgen Tue. Oct .6
4. Finbar Furey in Concert
a. at Nevada Smith's: Thu. Oct. 8
b. at An Beal Bocht: Sat. Oct. 10
5. Fall Cask Ale Festival at Chelsea Brewing Co. Fri. Oct. 9 - Sun. Oct. 11
6. Save the Dates

Parties This Week:

Congratulations to Glenn, Owen, Matt & all our friends at The Australian on their 2-Year Anniversary.
Celebrating this week...
Wednesday, September 23
2 Year Birthday Party
Live Music, Great Specials And Brooke Cary's Book Launch

Festivities start at 6pm with live music from MiG
Drink specials: $5 Coopers, $6 Passion Fruit Martinis and $12 Penfolds Bin 389 glass
Great Aussie specials

and then...
Friday, September 25 (into Saturday morning)
Aussie Rules Grand Final Party
(It's like Australian Rules Football's version of The Superbowl)
$5 Coopers all night
famous meat pies and other tucker as well as 20 screens to enjoy the game
Aussie sports trivia 8.30pm upstairs
- hosted by none other than Drew De Carvalho.

Great prizes. Game starts 1am.
Great Aussie music as well as old games shown in the lead up
Book your table or booth now
call 212 869 8601 or email

The Australian
20 W. 38th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
The second week of the Parkside Lounge's 2-Week Landmark Festival is under way...
The Landmark Festival at Parkside Lounge
Thursday, September 24

$10 one time door charge for the entire night includes all promotional freebies and entertainment * wrist band required at front door this night ( free Stella & Jamie!)
8pm: Nancy Atlas Project
Stella Artois "after-party" in the back room - compliments of Parkside

9pm to 10:30pm
at the bar: John Jameson Irish Whiskey promotion
Complimentary Jameson products in the front room
10pm: Brian Mitchell Band

Door prize of Jameson gift basket given away by nancy atlas at 10pm
Friday, September 25
7:30pm: The Great American Evening (Rock & Comedy)
9pm: The Johnson Administration (Pop/Rock)
10pm: Airosol
10pm - 11:30pm: Brooklyn Lager Promotion At The Front Bar
11pm: The Rich Get Richer (Rock)
12pm: Bi-Polar Beer
Saturday, September 26
Incredible Party All Day And Night
$10 One Time Front Door Charge For The Entire Day And Night,
Includes All Performances, Freebies And Cook Out - (Wrist Band Required )

2pm: Music By
Brian Grosz, Len Xiang, Jessica Ginsburg, Sam Barron, Alex Walker, The Priestess & The Fool
Tarot Readings By Leslie
3pm: Chris Lee's Foosball Tournament
(Entry Fee For Tournament $20 Prepaid Ticket Allows You All Access For Day And Night Events / Trophies For Winning Team)
6pm: Chef Hoppy's Happy Hour Cook Out
( Free With Purchase Of Daily Wrist Band Or With Tournament Gold Card)
7pm To 9pm: Coney Island Promotion - Lots Of Give Aways
8pm: The Magic Brian Show
W/ Special Guest Adriennne Truscott
Of The Wau-Wau Sisters, The Bird Mann And The Randy Brothers
9:30pm: Tuppy The Band
10:30pm: Love Camp 7
** Winning Ticket Drawn For Big Brewery Basket Of Cheer
11:30pm: The K's
12:30pm: Live Band Karaoke Wtih Sexy American Girlfriend
Sunday, September 27
*Closing Evening Of Parkside Landmark Festival*
No Cover Charge All Night
7pm: Amnesia Wars
8pm: No Laugh Track Required
10pm: Carne Musica
Late Night Happy Hour: Midnight to 4am
Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.)
New York, NY
(212) 673-6270
This annual event raises funds for two very worthy charities that support NYC Firefighters...
Thursday, September 24
Adams Angels Salute to Firefighters
100% of Proceeds Benefit
Adam's Angels Brother-2-Brother Initiative Partners
This is a brand new initiative created in partnership with the
SSGT Chris Engeldrum FDNY VFW Post #12033 & NYC Firefighter Brotherhood Foundation, Inc.

Featuring entertainment by:
DJ Bubba Guitar
Special Performance by members of the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band

Individual "Brotherhood" admission: $5
(for firefighters, EMS, military & veterans only - i.d. required)
Individual "Friend" admission: $15
Admission includes 1 free drink courtesy of Saloon
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-5454
Our friend Tom is hosting this fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and you're invited.
Thursday, September 24
Fundraiser Happy Hour
to support Big Brothers/Big Sisters Race for the Kids
Hosted by Tom Basile
$10 donation at the door
all proceeds will go directly to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation.
There will be a raffle & prizes
Drink specials include:
$4 all well drinks and all beers
$5 red and white wine, sangria, margarita, champagne
$15 pitcher of sangria and $18 pitcher of margarita
plus half price appetizers
A portion of the bar sales will go directly to this fundraiser
Belmont Lounge
117 E. 15th St. (between Park Ave. & Irving Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 533-0009
Donations can be made at:
This comedy is hot!
Thursday, September 24
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

Host Mark Vierra welcomes:
Marina Franklin, Angelo Lozada, Wali Collins, Dustin Ybarra, Jermaine Fowler & Mike Britt

Comedy Caliente happens the last Thursday of each month.
Reservations required. 212-861-9386.
Comic Strip Live
1568 Second Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 861-9386

For all you Guinness lovers, out there, Thursday is a special anniversary...
Thursday, September 24
Guinness 250
Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Guinness at Tracks
Tracks is a Gold Medal winner for pouring Guinness
Guinness girls will be there with giveaways, shirts, etc.
Complimentary Guinness to the early birds
See Liam Whyte, recent winner of Best Bartender in NYC Award at the NYC Bartenders Ball.
6pm - 7:30pm
Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
Penn Station
LIRR level
New York, NY
(212) 244-6350
Our friend Katie Jane invites you to the grand opening party for this new store...
Thursday, September 24
Grand Opening Party at Tia's Place
New Posh Boutique Grand Opening With free Champagne
Free champagne for all Guests who rsvp and free refills
Rsvp to
Tia's Place
Grand Central Station
New York, NY

Tia's place carries some of your favorite brands and some that you will discover and fall in love with Tibi, Max & Cleo ,Quiksilver Womens ,Paige, Flying Monkey ,Deux Lux & Rampage, etc.
Best prices in New York city & most helpful staff!

You can also check out their store in New Jersey...
Tia's Place
277 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ
Our friends at Big City Volleyball are kicking off their fall season with a happy hour...
Friday, September 25
Big City Volleyball Pre-Season Party
Join Big City Volleyball for Happy Hour
as they gear up for their most exciting season yet
complimentary appetizers: Chicken Satay, Franks-N-Jacket, Veggie Egg Rolls and Beef Burritos
Meet fellow teammates & opponents
Raffle & prizes for the team w/the most players in attendance

$10 admission includes your first drink, complimentary appetizer spread,
and other happy hour specials that last until 9pm - plus a great Big City crowd
Butterfield 8
5 E. 38th St. (between 5th & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 679-0646

and then...

Saturday, September 26 & Saturday, October 3 & present...
NYC Beach Volleyball Tournament
4-person teams
$160 per team
Register on-line:
Registration & check-in starting 9am
Hudson Beach Café
Riverside Park (at W. 105th St.)
New York, NY
(917) 370-3448

Our friend Andy hosts this popular event for all five senses...
Friday, September 25
Andy Troy & Tasting NYC present...
A Feast for All Five Senses
indulge all your means of perception:

SIGHT: 6-8:30pm
6-8pm: Feast your eyes on a DVD gallery exhibition by Kristen Anderson,
a mixed media artist, combining graphic design and fine arts.
Plus, a bellydance fashion show by Decotach
SOUND: 9pm
A special musical performance by Beledo's Mediterranean Jazz Trio
TASTE: 6-10pm
Tempt your palate with 10 Cane rum handing out complimentary drinks mojito samples
Enjoy complimentary appetizers and later, desserts will be provided by Veniero's Bakery.
TOUCH: 6-10pm
Indulge your sense of touch by signing up for a free chair massage with Nigel Hunt,
the owner/founder of Massage For Health And Fitness
SMELL: 6-10pm
Excite your sense of smell with products supplied by Mythology Body,
a passageway to stripping away the hysteria of the modern and stepping into the serenity of fantasy.

RSVP at:
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
Our friends at Gotham Girls Roller Derby have their next bout this Saturday.
We are giving away a pair of tickets...
Saturday, September 26
Gotham Girls Roller Derby presents...
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Brooklyn Bombshells vs. Queens of Pain

General Admission $19.75 in advance, $23 at the door*
VIP Seating: $29.75 (advance only)
Doors open 6:30pm, Whistle 8:30pm
Hunter College Sportsplex B3 Gym
Lexington Ave. & 68th St.
New York, NY

Enter to win a pair of tickets:

Gotham Girls Info Line: 888-830-2253
One of our favorite events of the year...
Saturday, September 26
Ulysses' Oyster Festival
Freshly shucked oysters
Perfect pints of Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's
Live music, DJs & special guests
Performances by:
Screaming Orphans
Milo Z
Booga Sugar
Shilelagh Law
all day starting at noon, and going all night
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St. (Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400
MurphGuide reader Leo D. invites you to this event on Long Island...
Saturday, September 26
The Suffolk County Firefighters Emerald Society presents...
Half Way to St. Patrick's Day
$20 admission includes:
performances by
Black 47
Bangers & Mash
5pm - 10pm
The Nutty Irishman
60 E. Main St. (Montauk Highway)
Bay Shore, NY
Our friend Sean Fahy told us about this event, also on Long Island...
Saturday, September 26
Dorothy Finn Foundation presents...
Finn Fest 2009
Musical performances by
Roomful of Blues, Mike Falzarano from The New Riders
w/ Professor Louie and the Crowmatrix
Good Rats
and Wes Houston
General Admission: $22
Purchase tickets on-line
10:30am - 6:30pm
Nikkerson Beach Park
Lido Beach, NY

Finn Fest 2009 is brought to you by the Dorothy Finn Foundation, a non-profit organization, to help fund animal rescue groups and purchase art supplies and musical instruments for underprivileged children.

Other News:

Spotlight Bar: Three of Cups

Three of Cups is a restaurant, bar & lounge in the East Village.

7 Days a Week Happy Hour
Three of Cups invites you to join them for their daily (yes - 7 days a week)
Happy Hour drink specials:
Monday thru Sunday, 5-10pm
$4 for all beers, house wines, and well drinks.

Three of Cups Sunday Brunch Special
Unlimited Bloody Marys and Mimosas with your brunch selection.
See their brunch menu here:

They specialize in serving great pizza from a wood-burning oven
with a tasty crust and gourmet toppings of your choice.
The Restaurant and Lounge are both open until late at night.

Three of Cups
83 First Ave. (E. 5th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 388-0059
Call Anthony for private parties
Rule #1 of comedy: dick jokes are always funny...

Puppetry of thePenis returns to New York!
Special Promotion
Now through October 3 Tickets only $29 (reg. $49 / $59)

Hailed by Vanity Fair as "dementedly good fun!"
Don't miss the show Time Out New York calls "comedic brilliance!"

Make no mistake, there are no sock puppets in this show
These puppeteers stretch themselves to the limit. The show leaves audiences gasping with more than 40 hilarious installations including The Pelican, The Loch Ness Monster, and their signature creation, The Hamburger.
Check out a short video here:

Three Easy Ways to Purchase Tickets:
* Online: Visit and enter code PPMKTG11
* By Phone: Call 212.947.8844 and mention code PPMKTG11
* In Person: Bring a printout of this offer to 45 Bleecker (45 Bleecker Street, btwn Lafayette & Mott)

For more information visit

Terms and Limitations: Offer not valid in combination with any other discount offer. Subject to availability.
Offer may be revoked at any time. Blackout dates may apply. Limit 8 tickets per order.
Normal service fees will apply. Offer expires 10/3/09.

Spotlight Bar: The Mean Fiddler
The Mean Fiddler's College and NFL blast off.
They have NFL AND ESPN and Big Ten College game plans
Drink specials during the games:
Domestic and import beers $4
$4 shots
$1 sliders: choice of beef, buffalo chicken and veggie
$6 cocktails

The Mean Fiddler hosts Penn State alumni for their game watch parties.
Stay tuned for details on their 3-Day Halloween Bash: Oct. 30 - Nov .1

The Mean Fiddler
266 W. 47th St. (bet. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 354-2950

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Our friend Enda is producing this concert which also serves as a benefit for the Widows & Children's Fund of the NYPD...
Thursday, October 1
Streets of New York Benefit Concert
$30 in advance, $35 at the door
proceeds benefit the Widows & Children's Fund of the Fallen NYPD
Live music by
Bagatelle, featuring Liam Reilly, author of the song "Streets of New York"
Joe Hurley & the Gents
Enda Keegan
P.D. O'Hurley's at Pier 84
557 12th Ave. (W. 44th St.)
Pier 84 on the Hudson River
New York, NY
This is an excellent event that raises funds towards traumatic brain injuries...
Friday, October 2
Toasting Timbo 5
The Timothy C. McWilliams, Jr. Foundation's 5th annual fundraiser
$150 donation includes
five hours of great food and open bar
Live and silent auctions and raffle
Live music
and the chance to celebrate Timbo while helping out some great causes...

Buy tickets on-line at
8pm - 1am
Pier Sixty
Chelsea Piers
New York, NY

To learn more about the charities that benefited from the donations made by the Foundation,
please visit
Our friends at The Blind Pig are hosting this benefit event for a boy in need...
Tuesday, October 6
3rd Annual Blind Pig Benefit for John Hudson Dilgen
A benefit to provide funds for the ongoing medical care for John Hudson Dilgen,
a 7 year old boy who suffers from a life threatening skin disease Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

October is EB Awareness Month - so come on out and support EB,
get your Awareness Bracelet and have a great time
More information about this disease at:

Raffle prizes include:
a vacation package, tickets to Broadway shows, dance events, and sporting events,
gift certificates to local restaurants and spas, Pilates and Personal Training sessions, and much more
Goals for the 2009 benefit include the initiation of a John Hudson Dilgen Fund
in preparation for a Bone Marrow Transplant at Columbia University (tentatively June, 2010)
which would require four months hospitalization.
Blind Pig
233 E. 14th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 209-1573
Irish music legend Finbar Furey hits NYC for two shows in October...
Finbar Furey in Concert
From his website:
Finbar Furey comes from a unique pedigree -
an all Ireland Uillean Pipe Champion and whistle player, singer/songwriter as well as playing 5-string banjo, and guitar. Finbar has been round the block many times with brother Eddie, recording for Transatlantic records in the 60's and achieving fame with The Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur in the 80's.
Now he works solo, balancing his folk roots with his voice in songs such as 'New York Girls', which was his handlebar moustache swinging contribution to Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York...

Thursday, October 8
Finbar Furey at Nevada Smith's
call the bar: 212-982-2591, for advance tickets, $20
or pay $25 at the door night of show.
Nevada Smith's
74 Third Ave. (between 11th & 12th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 982-2591
Saturday, October 10
Finbar Furey at Beal Bocht
An Beal Bocht Cafe
445 W. 238th St. (between Waldo & Greystone Ave.)
Riverdale, Bronx, NY
(718) 884-7127

Our friends at The Chelsea Brewing Company are hosting another Cask Ale Festival...
Friday, October 9 - Sunday, October 11
Chelsea Brewing Company Cask Ale Festival
40 American casks will be tapped
free admission, pay as you go
Tours of the brewery are also available, call for details.
Chelsea Brewing Company
Pier 59, Chelsea Piers
New York, NY
(212) 336-6440


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

Saturday, October 31: Halloween
Sunday, November 1: NYC Marathon
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