Saturday, May 30, 2009

Beach Volleyball Tournament at Hudson Beach Cafe

[update: walk-ins are welcome on a first come, first served basis. Registration begins 9am]

Saturday, May 30
Big City Volleyball & MurphGuide.com present...
Co-ed Beach Volleyball tournament

4 players per team. At least 1 female per team
Entry includes lunch compliments of Hudson Beach Cafe
tournament registration: 9am
at:
Hudson Beach Café
Riverside Park & 105th St.
New York, NY
(917) 370-3448
enter Riverside Park at W. 103rd


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 on Saturday, May 30th as they team up for a 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 $120 per four-player team (sorry, no individual entries) and covers a minimum of three matches (six games), referees and prizes for the winners. All players will receive coupons redeemable for lunch and a drink at Hudson Beach Café and we'll have live music starting in the afternoon! Bring your friends and family and make a day of it.
Bump, set, spike, eat, drink and have fun in the sun!

Prize: First place team will get a gift certificate for a one hour open bar party for up to 60 people at the winners choice: The Town Tavern or Whistlin' Dixie's Texas Tavern.

Have questions or need more information?
Contact David Walker at 212-288-4240 or info@bigcityvolleyball.com.


Today in NYC: Saturday, May 30

Hudson Beach Volleyball Tournament
Krol Vodka Tasting at Gotham Liquors
20th Anniversary Celebration at Dive Bar

Date & Dash at Duvet
May Birthday Bash at Calico Jack's
Planet Groove at O'Flanagan's
Seanchai & the Unity Squad at Rocky Sullivan's
Comedy + Live Music at Parkside Lounge
Celtic Cross at Danny Mac's
The Forgotten Heroes at Smith's Bar
Arabian Nights w/Jonathan Peters at Pacha
Dustin Diamond at Times Square Arts Center
FA Cup finals: Chelsea vs. Everton
FA Cup Game Watch at Stout
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
TV Headliners Show at Broadway Comedy Club
Jessica Kirson at New York Comedy Club
Johnny Seven at An Beal Bocht
Bk Half Marathon After Party at Peggy O'Neill's

Friday, May 29, 2009

Around the World Party at World Bar


Our friend Jeff invites the MurphGuide readers (you) to this weekly fashion party, Around the World...

Friday, May 29
Around the World Fridays
Exclusive Fashion Event
Music by
DJ Joel Bell & Alan Liao
Attendance by RSVP only:
Jeff: 646 623-4925, initiative.entertainment@gmail.com
Strict dress code; trendy attire only

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

Photos from previous around the world parties...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter: Thu. May 28

Contents:
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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:
1.
Spotlight Bar: Waterstone Grill
2. Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy's
3. Quick Links

Party Planning with MurphGuide.com
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

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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:
M2
530 W. 28th St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
New York, NY
wgirlsnyc.com
m2ultralounge.com
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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
8:30pm
at:
Comic Strip Live
1568 Second Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 861-9386
ComicStripLive.com
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Our friend Jeff hosts a long-running successful networking party each month.
Tonight's event throws a little fun & games...
Thursday, May 28
Netparty
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
6-10pm
at:
Slate
54 W. 21st St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
Netparty.com
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Our friend Daron hosts networking nights for the media & film industries...
Thursday, January 28
ScenePR.com presents...
Media Night
NY Media professionals are welcome
for an evening of power networking,
resume swapping, great music and cocktails.

Free admission with RSVP
5-11pm
at:
Hudson Terrace NYC
621 W. 46th St. (between 11th & 12th Ave.)
New York, NY
ScenePR.com
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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:
ski- nyc.com/trips/2009/Argentina.htm
6:30 - 9pm
upstairs
at:
Channel 4 Bar
58 W. 48th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 819-0095
Channel4nyc.com
Ski-nyc.com
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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
8pm
at:
Comix
353 W. 14th St. (Ninth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 524-2500
ComixNY.com
HelenHong.com
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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, initiative.entertainment@gmail.com
Strict dress code; trendy attire only

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

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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
and you MUST RSVP to get FREE COORS LIGHT

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
at:
The Big Easy
1768 Second Ave. (between 92nd & 93rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-0879
BigEasyNYC.com
Facebook.com/TheBigEasyNYC
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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.
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SOUND: 9pm
A special musical performance by Yukonaughtica,
a five piece jazz band fronted by keyboard player Yuko Oz.

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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.
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TOUCH: 6-10pm
Sign up for a free chair massage with Nigel Hunt, AAS, NCBTM.
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SMELL: 7-10pm
Red Flower will be on hand selling their line of top quality aromatherapy products.

Free admission
6-10pm
at:
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 AndyfTroy@aol.com
tastingnyc.com/


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MurphGuide is hosting this event with our friends at Big City Volleyball....
Saturday, May 30
MurphGuide.com & BigCityVolleyball.com 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:
hudsonbeachvolleyball.eventbrite.com/

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
at:
Hudson Beach Café
Riverside Park (at W. 105th St.)
New York, NY
(917) 370-3448
PDOHurleys.com

If you have questions or need more information, contact David Walker at 212-288-4240
or info@bigcityvolleyball.com

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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
10pm
at:
Dive Bar
732 Amsterdam Ave. (between 95th & 96th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 749-4358
DiveBarNYC.com
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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
at:
The Half Pint
76 W. 3rd St. (Thompson St.)
New York, NY
(212) 260-1088
TheHalfPintNYC.com

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Other News:
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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

Tuesday
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.
at:
Waterstone Grill
79 Pearl St.
New York, NY
(212) 943-1602
WaterstoneGrill.com

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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
myspace.com/wickedwillysnyc

call Adam or Andy for private parties


Check out MurphGuide.com/bars
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Kruise for Kids:
Benefit for Project Children: Wednesday, June 10
KruiseforKids.org

Guestlist Party of the Week: Around the World Party
Murphguide.com/guestlist.htm

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

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Plan Your Party with MurphGuide.com:
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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.
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Upcoming
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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
StephaneWrembel.com

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

6:15pm - 11:00pm
at:
Empire Hotel Roof Lounge
44 W. 63rd St.(at Broadway /Columbus Ave.)
New York, NY
RSVP via Facebook:
Facebook.com/event.php?eid=108715970812


More info about The Mercy Ship, the world's largest nongovernmental hospital ship
mercyships.org/the-experience/stories-of-hope/fistula-surgeries

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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: murphguide.com/kruiseforkids
Purchase tickets to the cruise at:
KruiseforKids.org

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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.
Prizes:
* $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:
Worldpongtour.com

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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.
at:
Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-3006

Black47.com
HalftheBottle.com (Shilelagh Law)

Tickets on sale today, April 24th at noon.
$18 in advance/$20 day of show.
knittingfactory.com
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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
at:
Schwartz Athletic Center, Long Island University
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
gothamgirlsrollerderby.com
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
GothamGirlsRollerDerby.com

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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
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
at:
Ulysses
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St. (Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400
UlyssesBarNYC.com

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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:
Smut
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

8:30pm
at:
Lit Lounge
93 2nd Ave. (between 5th & 6th St.)
New York, NY

Check out myspace.com/jeerleaders for more info

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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: windfallwhitneyscruise.eventbrite.com/
boarding 6:30pm
leaving 7pm
returning 10pm
at:
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
TGWhitneys.com
Ask for Frank

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

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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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Feel free to share this with fun people!

cheers,
Murph.

K-Date Comix with Helen Hong: Thu. May 28

Comedian Helen Hong, who appeared last week at MurphGuide Comedy Night, produces and hosts K-Date, a unique matchmaking comedy show where the comics set audience members up with one another...

Thursday, May 28
K-Date Comix...
Laughter and matchmaking, Korean style.

From the Comix website:
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

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

Advance tickets - $15
Day of Show tickets - $20
8pm
at:
Comix
353 W. 14th St. (Ninth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 524-2500
ComixNY.com

Today in NYC: Thursday, May 28

Opportunity Rocks Bach/Bachelorette Auction at M:2
Scene PR Media Networking Night at Hudson Terrace
Netparty at Slate
Diamond Dogs Ski Club Happy Hour at Channel 4
Bear Republic Brewery at Dive 75
K-Date Comix w/ Helen Hong at Comix
Hell or High Water at Uncle Mike's
Open Bar Night at Mercury Bar East
Hurry Date at Sin Sin
Mama D's Arts Bordello + Brian Mitchell at Parkside
Live Band Karaoke at O'Flanagan's
Ray Greiche at Rathbone's
Comedy Caliente at Comic Strip Live
Meshugenah Comedy at Broadway Comedy Club
All-Star Comedy at Times Square Arts Center
8-Minute Dating at The Cupping Room
Luca and Blues Visions at An Beal Bocht
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Tom Riccibono & Mark West at Smith's Bar

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Comfort Zone Camp Fundraiser at Overlook: Wed. May 27

Wednesday, May 27
CZC Spring Fundraiser

A night of fundraising to support Comfort Zone Camp

Comfort Zone is a special "big/little buddies" program in which each of the little buddies carries the burden of a life-changing loss. Comfort Zone Camp is the nation's largest bereavement camp.

Comfort Zone Camps are offered free of charge to children ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. The camps are held year-round in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia, creating an environment where grieving children can have fun and break the isolation death often brings, while learning valuable coping skills for their daily lives.

Because the camps free of charge, they constantly need to raise money in order to send as many campers as possible.

$30 plus recommended donations includes a 3-hour open bar
The evening will feature campy finger food, karaoke, and possibly a few jokes from veteran camper and comedian, David Storch.
Everything about the event, from dress to attitude, will be as casual as possible.
Comfortzonecamp.org

7-10pm
at:
Overlook
225 E. 44th St.
(bet. Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 682-7266
OverlookNYC.com

UEFA - Champions League Final: Wed. May 27

UEFA - Champions League Final
Barcelona vs. Manchester United

Wednesday, May 27 - 2:45pm EDT

The UEFA Champions League, the best in European club football, is down to the finals, with Barcelona facing Manchester United, today starting at 2:45 EDT.
Here are some suggestions on where to watch the game:

Any list about soccer in New York has to begin with Nevada Smith's...

MurphGuide Party tip:
This is soccer headquarters in NYC so get there early and expect a crowd
at:
Nevada Smith's

74 Third Ave.
(between 11th & 12th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 982-2591
NevadaSmiths.net

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Stout is showing the game on 35 large HD screens:

Stout
133 W. 33rd St.
(bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191
StoutNYC.com


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Third & Long

$3 Bud/Bud Light/Coors Light pints
during the final
2:30pm
at:
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711
ThirdandLongNYC.com




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UEFA Soccer at Rogue
Enjoy $4 Heineken during the game
at:
Rogue Restaurant & Bar
757 Sixth Ave.
(between 25th & 26th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 242-6434
RogueNYC.com
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Champions League Final
Game Watch Party
no cover & drink specials
RSVP via facebook
at:
Fiddlesticks
56 Greenwich Ave.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 463-0516
FiddlesticksPub.com

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Dewey's Flatiron
210 Fifth Ave.
(between 25th & 26th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 696-BEER
DeweysFlatiron.com



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Galway Hooker Pub

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

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The Central Bar
109 E. 9th St.
(between 3rd & 4th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 529-5333
CentralBarNYC.com

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and even though Donal Dennehy's beloved Arsenal was eliminated in the semi finals, Mr. Dennehy's will be showing the game with sound:
at:
Mr. Dennehy's
63 Carmine St. (Seventh Ave. S.)
Greenwich Village
New York, NY
(212) 414-1223
MrDennehys.com


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Manchester United fans looking for an eponymous bar to watch can go to:

Manchester Pub
920 Second Ave.
(between 48th & 49th St.)
212 935-8901
Manchesterpubnyc.com

Links:
For a list of places showing soccer in NYC,
visit the MurphGuide Directory on NYC Soccer Bars.
UEFA.com
MurphGuide Directory of Sports Bars
Manchester United Supporters Club
FC Barcelona Supporters Club

Today in NYC: Wednesday, May 27

Comfort Zone Camp Fundraiser at Overlook
Fleet Week Specials at Whistlin' Dixie's
The Bassenettes at Metro 53
UEFA Champions League Finals
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
All-Star Comedy at Times Square Arts Center
Champions League Game Watch at Stout
The Lunch Club's Summer Kickoff at Sweet & Vicious
Girls in Tech Spring Mixer at Kush Lounge

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fantasy Island: A Burlesque Benefit for Diabetes: Tue. May 26


Tuesday, May 26
Weirdee Girl & Menace present...
Fantasy Island: A Burlesque Benefit for Diabetes

featuring...
Clams Casino, Fem Appeal, La Maia, Lefty Lucy, Minnie Tonka, Miss Kissy Wishes
hosted by Weirdee Girl and Menace
$8 admission
all proceeds will be donated to the American Diabetes Association
9:30pm
at:
Identity
511 E. 6th St. (Between Avenue A & B)
New York NY
(212) 995-8889
identityloungenyc.com/



From Weirde Girl's website:
Weirdee Girl combines retro Hollywood glamor with a side dish of geekery. Her foray into publicly shedding her clothing began a few years back at The New York School of Burlesque where she learned to shimmy, shake and peel it all off. Her style onstage is elegant, sexy and downright goofy. Watch Weirdee as she becomes a sparkling 40’s burlesque darling, dons a mustache to portray Ed Wood or slides out of a catsuit for the purrrrfect Catwoman.

Weirdee Girl and Menace host a new themed burlesque experience every 4th Tuesday at SUGAR. Located at Identity

Today in NYC: Tuesday, May 26


Fleet Week Specials at Whistlin' Dixie's
Chubby Tuesday at Bourbon Street
Fantasy Island: A Burlesque Benefit for Diabetes
Comedy + Live Music at Parkside Lounge
Word of Mouth at Ella Lounge
Wine Lovers Night at Waterstone Grill
Live Music at Arctica
UG! Comedy Show at Underground Lounge
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
All-Star Comedy at Times Square Arts Center

Friday, May 22, 2009

Around the World Exclusive Fashion Event: Fri. May 22



Friday, May 22
Around the World
Exclusive Fashion Event

Music by
DJ Joel Bell, DJ Gary & DJ Coco
Attendance by RSVP only:
Jeff: 646 623-4925, initiative.entertainment@gmail.com
Strict dress code; trendy attire only

Fashion show begins 10pm
party with the models after the show
complimentary champagne 10-11pm
at:
The World Bar
at Trump World Tower
845 United Nations Plaza
(First Ave. between 47th & 48th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 935-9361

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Matt McCarthy to Host MurphGuide Comedy Night

Matt McCarthy, comedian, actor, genius, is hosting "Insert Catchy Name Here", the new comedy series produced by MurphGuide.


Thursday, May 21
"Insert Catchy Name Here"
A Night of Stand Up Comedy

Hosted by
Matt McCarthy
featuring...
Shawn Hollenbach
Helen Hong
Elon James White
Jess Wood
Leighann Lord

$20 admission - 2 drink minimum
Save $5 off admission if you mention MurphGuide
7pm
at:
Times Square Arts Center
669 Eighth Ave. (42nd St.)
Times Square
New York, NY
(212) 586-7829
Timessquareartscenter.com

Learn more about Matt McCarthy at his website:
Mccarthyredhead.com

Below is a video of Matt at Comic Con 2009:


You may also recognize Matt from some of the commercials he has done:

MurphGuide Comedy Night: Thu. May 21

MurphGuide.com is proud to produce the very first MurphGuide Comedy Night.
We have a fun night planned with talented NYC comics, reduced admission for MurphGuide readers and an after party with complimentary drinks:


Thursday, May 21
MurphGuide.com presents...

"Insert Catchy Name Here"

A Night of Stand Up Comedy
Hosted by
Matt McCarthy
featuring talented NYC comics...
Shawn Hollenbach
Helen Hong
Leighann Lord
Elon James White
Jess Wood

$20 admission + 2 drink minimum
Tickets available online at TicketWeb
Special discount for MurphGuide readers (you!):
Mention MurphGuide at the door to get $5 off your admission
7pm
at:
Times Square Arts Center
669 Eighth Ave. (42nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 586-7829
Timessquareartscenter.com


Produced by Nichelle Stephens and Sean Murphy

but wait, there's more...
After Show Party
Thursday, May 21
The official after-show party will be at Houndstooth
Complimentary Krol Vodka
for all attendees of the comedy show...

Live music by The Tangiers Blues Band
no cover
9pm
at:

Houndstooth Pub
520 8th Ave. (37th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 643-0034
HoundsToothPub.com

Rock Out Wednesdays at Bar XII

Bar XII starts a new Wednesday night theme party tonight with DJ Joey G...
Wednesday, May 20
Rock Out Wednesdays at Bar XII

Every Wednesday starting May 20
Featuring DJ Joey G
playing the best rock mix in NYC
free open bar from 8-9pm
Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light and Well Drinks.
Beer pong tables in back
Nintendo Wii competitions every week with prizes
To reserve a table, just email barxii@gmail.com.
If its your birthday, come with a group of 15-20 people
and your drinks are FREE ALL NIGHT.
at:
Bar XII
206 E. 34th St. (Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 545-9912
Bar12.com

Monday, May 18, 2009

Breakfast Resumes at Tavern on the Green

Breakfast at Tavern on the Green Weekday Breakfast Resumes on May 18th

New York’s most iconic restaurant famously known for its weekend brunch is now serving breakfast
Monday thru Friday starting at 7:30am.
The classic buffet features such signature breakfast items as:
country-style scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, yukon gold hash browns, sheep’s milk yogurt with granola, breakfast pastries and much more.
$19.95 * for our unlimited buffet
No reservations required
For more information, please call 212-873-3200
See Menu
*Prices do not include beverages, gratuity or tax.
at:
Tavern on the Green
Central Park & W. 67th St.
New York, NY
(212) 873-3200
TavernontheGreen.com