Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kicking Off the St. Patrick's Day Season

The Winter Olympics may be ending today, but for the Irish in New York, it's "Let the games begin!"

Shilelagh Law and Jameson's Revenge kick off St. Patrick's month (as our friend Brendan Dunphey says, "it's not just a day, it's a season") with a double header gig at Rambling House's weekly Sunday night session...

Sunday, February 28
The Ultimate Sunday Funday Party
Shilelagh Law - 5-8pm
&
Jameson's Revenge - 8pm - late
at:
The Rambling House
4292 Katonah Ave.
Bronx, NY
(718) 798-4510
RamblingHouse.com

MurphGuide.com will be keeping all of NYC informed with our annual
"Ultimate St. Patrick's Day Month Listings":
MurphGuide.com/patrick

Where to Watch USA vs. Canada: Feb. 28, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 3:15pm (EST)
Olympic Hockey: Team USA vs. Team Canada


On the final day of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the last big event is the men's hockey, where Team USA faces Team Canada for the gold medal today at 3pm.

Here are some places to watch in New York City...

Bar Coastal Goes Canadian
Bar Coastal always had a west coast vibe, so having the Olympics in Vancouver was right up their ally. They "went Canadian" for two weeks with specials on Molson and Moosehead beer during the entire Winter Olympics. But they are a true American bar, so for today's big game, they add Budweiser to the mix:
$2 pints of Bud & Bud light in addition to
$3 Molson Drafts and $3 Moosehead Bottles
while showing the USA vs. Canada gold medal game.
3:15pm
at:
Bar Coastal
1495 First Ave. (78th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 772-8400
BarCoastal.com


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The Battle for the Gold at Third & Long
Third & Long is always a great bar to watch NHL action, so the place will be packed with real hockey fans in addition to those jumping on the band wagon just for today's games. Curtis recommends getting there early if you want a good seat.

3pm
at:


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




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Traffic will have the game (with sound) on 23 HDTVs.
As always, they will serve $12 domestic pitchers and their classic $30 for 30 wings and a bucket of Coors Light special during the entire game. If you live in the Turtle Bay area and want to watching at home, you can call
212-813-1595 for delivery.
3:15pm
at:
Traffic Bar
986 2nd Avenue
(between 52nd & 53rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 813-1595
TrafficBarNYC.com


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Olympic Hockey Game Watch at Ship of Fools
Thanks to its size and the sheer quantity of TVs in 3 rooms, Ship of Fools is one of the top sports bars in New York City.
Their regular Sunday specials include:
$3 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Screwdrivers $10 Domestic Pitchers.
If you want to get there for brunch, they offer one free bloody Mary, mimosa,domestic draft or well drink with any entree.
Watch USA vs. Canada at 3pm
One lucky winner will go home with a bike.
at:
Ship of Fools
1590 Second Ave.
(between 82nd & 83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-2651
ShipofFoolsNYC.com
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Olympic Hockey at Lansdowne Road
Lansdowne Road is a sports and beer lovers paradise. Since they have the NHL Center Ice package, you know that hockey fans already frequent this place.
In addition to a great beer selection and HDTVs everywhere you look, they boast New York City's only illuminated full-bar ice rail in NYC, keeping your beer ice cold as you watch the action on the ice.


Lansdowne Road
599 Tenth Ave.
(between 43rd & 44th St.)
Hell's Kitchen
(212) 239-8020
New York, NY
LansdowneRoadNYC.com


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USA vs. Canada at Chelsea Brewing Co.
Today is the day for gold medals:
USA vs Canada hockey
and Great American Beer Festival gold medal beers at Chelsea Brewing Co
$3 pints & food specials
3:15pm

at:


Chelsea Brewing Company

Pier 59, Chelsea Piers
New York, NY
(212) 336-6440
ChelseaBrewingCo.com


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Olympic Hockey at Smith's Bar
Smith's Bar has 14 HD ready widescreens
They promise to "keep you cheering until the final Gold medal is handed out".
3:15pm
at:
Smith's Bar
701 Eighth Ave. (44th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 246-3268
SmithsBar.com

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Closing Ceremonies at Rogue
Rogue was already planning a promotion for the closing ceremonies, now you can start earlier, and watch the hockey game at 3pm

And how is this for a "NAFTA-style" drink special:
Not Canadian, not American, but Mexican beer special:
They are offering $3 Negro Modelo drafts while they last.
3:15pm
at:
Rogue Restaurant & Bar
757 Sixth Ave.
(between 25th & 26th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 242-6434
RogueNYC.com




Any NYC sports bar worth their beer and chicken wings will be showing the games, so if the above suggestions don't suit your needs, check out MurphGuide's Directory of NYC Sports Bars:

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Today in NYC: Saturday, February 27

Lots of fun stuff happening today. The action starts early for rugby fans, where the Six Nations rugby tournament continues 11am with Italy vs. Scotland at 8:30am and England vs. Ireland at 11am. Venues that have been showing Rugby include Stout, Ship of Fools, The Blind Pig and Rogue...Beer lovers can tour Chelsea Brewing Company every Saturday, with tours on the hour, or join Dive Bar for a road trip upstate to the St. Lawrence Brewery...For those that would rather play games with their beer, you can enter the Beer Olympics tonight at Calico Jacks & McFadden's, or play flip cup in Hoboken... For more upscale events, The Leukemia Lymphoma Society hosts their annual Society Ties Black Tie & Black Jack benefit at Capitale...Wit's End hosts their monthly Jazz Age party at Flute, tonight marking their one year anniversary...and if you had a birthday in February, you can drink free tonight at M.J. Armstrong's and Turtle Bay...and Sean Lynch kicks off a new series: Songwriters Showcase at Crowe's Nest. Tonight features 7 talented songwriters, includeing Luke James.

Today in NYC

Kegs n Eggs + Captain Lawrence Brewery Tour
Black 47 at Connolly's
East Coast at O'Flanagan's
Free Brewery Tour at Chelsea Brewing Co.
Beer Olympics at McFadden's & Calico Jack's
Wit's End: Falling in Love Again at Flute
Songwriters Showcase at Crowe's Nest
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Live Music at Parkside Lounge
8-Minute Dating at Falucka
February Birthdays Bash at M.J. Armstrong's
John Pinamonti Band at An Beal Bocht
February Birthdays Party at Turtle Bay
Knicks Basketball at MSG
Clear the Battlefield at Irish Rover
Timeline at Smith's Bar
Losers Lounge Tribute to K. Carpenter at Joe's Pub
Six Nations Rugby at Stout
Six Nations Rugby: Ireland v. England at Blind Pig
Six Nations Rugby at Rogue
Six Nations Rugby at Ship of Fools
Brian Monaghan at The Harbor Light Pub
Society Ties Black Tie & Black Jack at Capitale
Ray Greiche at The Elysian
Weekend Dating at The Irish Times
Celtic Music Meetup Group Seisiún Saturday
Date & Dash Speed Dating at Uno Lounge
Hoboken Flip Cup Tournament at Lounge 11
Seanchai & the Unity Squad at Rocky Sullivan's

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today in NYC: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

There are two benefits tonight resulting from the earthquake in Haiti. One of them supports the relief efforts of Concern Worldwide, while the other supports the family of UN employee Andrew Grene, who was killed in the earthquake. Irish-American Writers & Artists (IAWA) present Relief for Haiti: Island People Supporting Island People at Connolly's.Proceeds to benefit Concern...The benefit for Andrew Grene's family will be held at Paddy Reilly's...Other worthy fundraiser occuring tonight include COPE Foundation happy hour at Traffic and a grassroots fundraiser with musicians raising funds for Waggy Tail Rescue at Kenny's Castaways. Lots of other fun stuff to check out on MurphGuide.com, including our regular list of Wednesday night specials.

Today in NYC

A Benefit Concert in Honor of Andrew Grene
Relief for Haiti Benefit Concert at Connolly's
COPE Foundation Happy Hour at Traffic
Live Music + Variety at Parkside Lounge
Hurry Date at Village Lantern
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Fundraiser for WaggyTail Rescue at Kenny's Castaways
Dennis Toscano at Smith's Bar
Trivia Challenge at Common Ground
Absolut Vodka Promo Party at Overlook
Drunken Smartass Olympics at Dempsey's Pub

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today in NYC: Wednesday, February 23

Yankees fans can talk Yankee hot stove with Suzyn Waldman & John Sterling tonight at The Hard Rock at Yankee Stadium. Proceeds benefit World Hunger Year...Your knowledge of trivia can win you a keg of beer at Fiddlesticks' monthly trivia night...Positively Awesome, the weekly comedy show at Cellar 58 tries their first theme night, with Asian comics Vidur Kapur, Hari Kondabolu & Jen Kwok...Canadian hockey fans (is that redundant?) can watch Canada v. Germany at Third & Long or Bar Coastal, which will have specials on Molson...The NYC Celtic Meetup Group gets together at Dempsey's for the weekly session. They are gearing up for the holiday season (that would be St. Patrick's month). For MurphGuide's Ultimate St. Patrick's Day listings, check out StPatricksDayNYC.com.



Pub Quiz at Fiddlesticks
Trad. Seisiun w/Caitlin Warbelow at Dempsey's Pub
Night of No B.S. Comedy + Jana Fisher at Parkside
Winter Olympics w/Molson Promo at Bar Coastal
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Talk Yankees Baseball WHY Fundraiser at Hard Rock
Positively Awesome at Cellar 58
Here Comes The Sun at B.B. King's
Open Mic w/Eric Sullivan at An Beal Bocht
Camouflage at Thirteen
Olympic Hockey: Germany vs. Canada at 3rd & Long

Friday, February 19, 2010

Great Guinness Toast in NYC - Friday, February 19, 2010

Tonight is the 18th annual Great Guinness Toast.
Punters from around the globe will raise their Guinness simultaneously. The toast was started by the folks of Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle Pub in Pittsburgh, PA (Wikipedia) to set the record for largest toast. In New York (and anywhere in the Eastern Time Zone) the toast occurs at 11pm.
I have searched for more information on it, but even the website TheGreatGuinnessToast.com didn't have much news. So, in our continuous efforts to "connect the fun to the fun people", we provide you with a list of places to get a great pint of Guinness in NYC.

Now, some might think that a pint is a pint, and they are all the same. Maybe for some draught beer, but with Guinness (and most stouts), it is not necessarily true. In addition to factors such as the cleanliness of the tap lines and the glass, and temperature, the actual act of pouring of a stout has a profound influence on the quality of the pint. Guinness likes to say that a perfect pint is built. So a venue and bartenders that takes their Guinness seriously will take steps to pour the proper pint.

The list below is simply a list some of my favorite places to enjoy a Guinness in NYC. I must say the "research" was exhausting (no it wasn't). They are in no particular order, and feel free to add your own favorites in the comments section. Slainte!


Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
Penn Station
LIRR level
New York, NY
(212) 244-6350
TracksBarGrill.com
Tracks Raw Bar & Grill in Penn Station is very proud of the pints they pour,
even winning a gold medal from Guinness for the quality of their pints.
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Puck Fair
298 Lafayette St.
(bet. Houston & Prince)
Soho
New York, NY
(212) 431-1200
PuckFairBarNYC.com


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The Parlour

250 W. 86th St. (Broadway)
Upper West Side
New York, NY
(212) 580- 8923
TheParlour.com



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Slainte
304 Bowery
(between Bleecker & Houston St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 253-7030
SlainteNYC.com

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Paddy Reilly's
Paddy Reilly's
519 Second Ave. (29th St.)
New York, NY
212 686-1210
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Trinity Pub
229 E. 84th St.
(between Second & Third Ave.)
Upper East Side
New York, NY
(212) 327-4450
TrinityPubNYC.com
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The Central Bar
109 E. 9th St.
(between 3rd & 4th Ave.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 529-5333
CentralBarNYC.com

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


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The Kinsale Tavern
1672 Third Ave.
(bet. 93rd & 94th St.)
Upper East Side
New York, NY
(212) 348-4370
Kinsale.com
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Swift
34 E. 4th St.
(between Bowery & Lafayette)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 260-3600
Swiftnycbar.com



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Lansdowne Road
599 Tenth Ave.
(between 43rd & 44th St.)
Hell's Kitchen
(212) 239-8020
New York, NY
LansdowneRoadNYC.com



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If you name your bar "The Perfect Pint", you very well better have a good one.

Two pubs, one on the east side, one on the west.

The Perfect Pint
123 W. 45th St.
(between 6th & 7th Ave.)
Near Times Square
New York, NY
(212) 354-1099


The Perfect Pint
203 E. 45th St.
(Between 3rd & 2nd Ave.)
New York, NY
212 867 8159
ThePerfectPintNYC.com




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



I encourage you to go out and try a Guinness at a few places, and tell us what you think.
See our Irish Pubs page for a list of the best Irish pubs in NYC.


And here is a video on how to pour a perfect pint:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Today in NYC: Thursday, February 18

It's Thursday, always a good night out in NYC. Here are some suggestions for you:

Help Haiti Fundraiser at Red Sky will raise funds for Doctors Without Borders... Hockey fans can watch USA vs Norway hockey game at Mustang Harry's 3pm. ESPN and Brooklyn brewery are in the house with tours of the brewery and tickets for the lunch with ledgends featuring Bryan Trottier are on offer...In the Flesh, the monthly erotic reading series at Happy Ending, will feature Village Voice columnist Michael Musto among other great writers... Fans of Twitter and comedy should check out The Tweet Spot tonight at Ochi's Lounge... City Reliquary Museum in Brooklyn, is holding a fundraiser tonight at The Knitting Factory, featuring a date auction with New York city firefighters...The monthly installment of Game Show Speakeasy happens tonight at The Slipper Room.

Want to be on TV? There will be a TV crew filming the show for our reality show, "Cooking is Funny", about 2 people filming a TV pilot, at the same time running a cupcake business and playing in a band. There will be a cupcake handout and live music by Hell or High Water 7pm at Rodeo Rar. All those interviewed may get their clip in the actual pilot.

Hell or High Water at Rodeo Bar
Lip Service at O'Flanagan's
Show Entertainment Presents Live Music at Parkside
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Ray Greiche at Rathbone's
Tim Fee at Smith's Bar
Jim Roberti Duo at The Bull's Head Tavern
Date & Dash at Detox
In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series at Happy Ending
The Tweet Spot at Ochi's Lounge
Game Show Speakeasy at The Slipper Room
Help Haiti Fundraiser at Red Sky
Fire Sale: Benefit for City Reliquary Museum
Comedy as a Second Language at Kabin
Super Ego Open Mic at New York Comedy Club

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Into the Wild Comedy Show Premiers Tonight - Feb. 17, 2010

Comedian John F. O’Donnell (Fifty First Jokes) and Atlantic Pictures (Splinterheads) introduce INTO THE WILD, a new ongoing live comedy series.
This unique and ambitious project bring together the best comedians from stand up, sketch comedy and live video onto the same stage, possibly for the only time ever.

John F. O'Donnell says, "the angle of the show is that we book very gifted comedians who wouldn't normally share the same stage, because they run in different circles (i.e., the club scene compared to the alternative scene compared to the sketch and improv scene). Each show also has a curated video aspect: Our first show is going to have videos provided by IFC's The Whitest Kids 'U Know."

Wednesday, February 17
Into the Wild
a Comedy Mind Bend
hosted by John F. O’Donnell
This month featuring:
Ted Alexandro (David Letterman, Conan O’Brien)
Murderfist (Nominated as Best NYC Sketch Group of 2009)
Hannibal Buress (Writer for SNL, Jimmy Fallon)
Videos provided by The Whitest Kids U Know (IFC’s WKUK Season Four Exclusives)

Tickets are available at: WebsterHall.com
$5 in advance, $7 at the door
doors 7:30pm, showtime 8pm
at:
The Studio at Webster Hall
125 E. 11th St. (between 3rd & 4th Ave.)
New York, NY
Websterhall.com

Into the Wild will be a monthly series.
IntotheWildComedy.com

See trailer:

INTO THE WILD: A Comedy Mind Bend intro video from John F. O'Donnell on Vimeo.

Today in NYC: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lots of fun stuff going on tonight in NYC:
The premiere edition of John F. O'Donnell's new monthly live comedy "Into the Wild" launches tonight at The Studio at Webster Hall. Other comedy shows of note include a special comedy night, "Running Amok" featuring The Brazen Head's own Kendra Cunningham at The Brazen Head; Dan Goodman & Dan Cartwright's Comedy @ Thirteen features Joe DeRosa; Christian Finnegan is among the stellar line-up at The Comic Strip; Camp Fire Stories perform at Parkside Lounge and MacGuffin Comedy has their last of a seven-show run tonight at The Tank.

Beer lovers can join the NY Beer Meetup tonight for a Belgian tasting at (where else?) The Belgian Room. Canadian beer fans can head over to Bar Coastal, where they are serving $3 Molson pints and $3 Moosehead bottles in honor of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Molson girls will be providing giveaways.

Our friend David Shapiro is hosting a Hamptons Happy Hour at Cellar Bar for those interested in joining his summer share houses...Brian Kirk & the Jirks kick off a new Wednesday night residency at Johnny Utah's...and Ray Greiche performs solo acoustic tonight at Pig & Whistle...

Into the Wild Comedy at The Studio at Webster Hall
Comedy + Live Music at Parkside Lounge
MacGuffin Improv Comedy at The Improv
Belgian Beer Tasting at The Belgian Room
Winter Olympics w/Molson Promo at Bar Coastal
Running Amok Comedy at The Brazen Head
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Comedy @ Thirteen
Hamptons Happy Hour at The Cellar Bar
Brian Kirk & the Jirks at Johnny Utah's
Ray Greiche at Pig n Whistle
NY Knicks at MSG

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Brian Kirk & The Jirks - New Wednesday Night Residency in NYC at Johnny Utah's

Popular NJ-based band Brian Kirk and the Jirks kick off a new Wednesday night residency in NYC at Johnny Utah's.

Wednesday, February 17
Johnny Utah's
Brian Kirk & the Jirks
Kicking off "Way Back Wednesdays"
every Wednesday
9pm - 1am
at:

Johnny Utah's

25 W. 51st St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
Rockefeller Center
(212) 265-UTAH
JohnnyUtahs.com


Brian Kirk and the Jirks, is a notorious cover band hailing from the Jersey Shore, (think more of the "Bruce" kind of Jersey Shore, not the "Snooki" Jersey Shore). They are well known for their Sunday residency at Donovan's Reef in Sea Bright, NJ. Formed in the early 1990s by lead singer, Brian Kirk, the band covers all styles of music from rock to pop, oldies to reggae, and standards to swing. An extremely diverse repertoire of covers is complimented by their original music, including songs from their albums Hangover Mondays and more recently, American Life In the Summertime.

Not only have they headlined with national acts such as Tonic and Better Than Ezra, and have shared the stage with legendary drummer T.M. Steven and bassist Bernard Purdy from the James Brown Band, but check out this guest appearance by none other than Bruce Springsteen himself from Labor Day, 2001:

35 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in NYC

In our continuous efforts to "connect the fun to the fun people", we invite you to visit our special Mardi Gras party page, listing of over 35 Mardi Gras party options in NYC.


Feel free to share this with your friends to help you plan your Mardi Gras festivities.
Here is the table of contents. Click the links to get more info...

Below 14th St.:
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Financial District
Ulysses

Tribeca
M1-5

Lower East Side

Parkside Lounge

Greenwich Village
S.O.B.s
The Town Tavern

East Village
Blind Pig
One and One
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Bet. 14th - 59th St., West Side
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W. 20s
Rogue

W. 30s
Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
Windfall

W. 40s
B.B. King's
Bourbon Street
Latitude
The Mean Fiddler
Smith's Bar
Social
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Bet. 14th - 59th St.
East side
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E. teens
M.J. Armstrong's

E. 20s
230 Fifth
Rodeo Bar

E. 30s
Galway Hooker
Mercury Bar
Third & Long

E. 40s
Calico Jack's Cantina
McFadden's Saloon
Overlook

E. 50s
Redemption
T.G. Whitney's
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Above 59th St.
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Upper East Side:
David Copperfield's
Saloon

Upper West Side
Broadway Dive
Dive Bar
Dive 75
Empire Hotel

Park Slope, Brooklyn
Black Horse

Bayside, Queens

Bourbon Street


full details are on the website: MurphGuide.com/mardigras and NYMardiGras.com

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fashion Week Gala at Capitale - Sat. Feb. 13

Most fashion week events are invitation only, but tonight, Joonbug.com hosts a Fashion Week gala that is open to the public...

Saturday, February 13
Joonbug.com's First Annual Fashion Week Gala
Opening party for STYLE 360 with ELLE Magazine & ELLE.com
along with the cast of UGLY BETTY, Celebrity DJs & Live Performances!

Joonbug presents the opening party for STYLE 360
to celebrate their Fall 2010 fashion shows with ELLE Magazine and ELLE.com, along with the cast of Ugly Betty.
STYLE 360 showcases the latest in fashion trends and fresh fashion talent.

2 hour VIP Sponsored Open Bar (featuring sponsored product only)
Highlights of this evening include:
* Cast & crew from ABC hit series UGLY BETTY
* Live performances by:

Hip hop superstar FABOLOUS
Grammy Award-winning rapper PRAS of THE FUGEES
Mixtape Master CHARLES HAMILTON & Celebrity DJ JOSH MADDEN
"Check Your Coat" hit artist O’NEAL MCKNIGHT

*DJ sets by:
DJ Jesse Marco
DJ Steve Powers (of Marquee and Kiss & Fly)
The Chainsmokers
DJ Claudine Desola with Micprobes & Peteski

* Designer committee featuring:
Caravan, Emu Australia, What Goes Around Comes Around

Joonbug’s Fashion Week Gala benefits and supports the PrAsperity Project and its efforts to restore Haiti. Founded by Pras of The Fugees, The PrAsperity Project crusades for justice by fighting all forms of poverty. During Fashion Week they are officially launching their PrAsperity bracelets and will donate a percentage of their proceeds to Haiti. The design of the bracelets is done by LolaJamesJewelry.com.

For a truly decadent, all-out Fashion Week event like no other, celebrate in dramatic style and spoil yourself in modern luxury at the one and only Capitale.

General Admission: $30
VIP Early Admission: $60
After 2AM Admission $15
Bottle Package are available for groups of 4-10
starting at $350
Purchase tickets on-line:
murphguidenye.com/fashionweek
at:
Capitale
130 Bowery
(corner of Grand Street)
New York, NY
Capitaleny.com


Today in NYC: February 13

This weekend sees a convergence of party themes: Mardi Gras or Valentines?

For the Mardi Gras lovers, Lindy Promotions holds a Second Avenue Mardi Gras stroll this afternoon, which hits TG Whitney's, Redemption, Turtle Bay, Opal, Niall's and more.
Our friends in the Funky Fritters headline a Jumbo Gumbo Mardi Gras party at Shrine; T.G. Whitney's holds Day 2 of their 3-Day Mardi Gras/Who Dat Saints Celebration. Third and Long kicks off 4 nights of Mardi Gras drinks specials, The Mean Fiddler has the first of their two Mardi Gras parties. And what better place to party for Mardi Gras than at Bourbon Street? For more Mardi Gras parties in NYC, visit NYMardiGras.com

Valentine's Day seems to divide the world into two groups: singles & couples. The singles have plenty of party options tonight, with the DLJ's Annual Anti-Valentine's Party at Croton Reservoir, and the Cupid is Stupid Party at The Town Tavern. Our friend David Shapiro hosts a Valentine's Eve Party at Slate.


Jumbo Gumbo Mardi Gras Party at Shrine
Anti-Valentine's Party at Croton Reservoir
Fashion Week Party (Fall 2010) at Capitale
Black 47 at Connolly's
Valentine's Day Events & Parties
Comedy + Live Music at Parkside Lounge
Milo Z at Ulysses'
3-Day Mardi Gras Celebration at TG Whitney's
Lindy Promotions Second Ave. Mardi Gras Stroll
Saffron United Pipe Band presents You Be the Judge
Lip Service at O'Flanagan's
2U at Smith's Bar
Free Brewery Tour at Chelsea Brewing Co.
NY Social Meetup Group Bar Party at Butterfield 8
Cupid is Stupid at The Town Tavern
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
6 Nations Rugby at Stout
6 Nations Rugby at Blind Pig
David Shapiro's Valentine's Eve Party at Slate
Nassau Firefighters Irish Bash at Mulcahy's

Friday, February 12, 2010

Today in NYC: Friday, February 12

We kick off a triple header 3-day holiday weekend: Valentine's Day, President's Day, Mardi Gras.

Tonight, there are a few events that will raise funds for the continued relief efforts in Haiti. Both Healing Arts for Haiti at The Grand Hyatt and Love for Haiti at Hudson Terrace will raise funds for UNICEF. The Town Tavern's Miami Vice / Valentine's themed party, "Be Mi(ami) Valentine ♥ to Help Haiti" will also raise funds for a Haiti related charity.

Valentine's weekend kicks off with several dating & singles events, so if you're single, you may meet someone in time for Valentine's Day on Sunday:
Love Lock Down, hosted by Maria The Date Coach, at La Pomme; our friend Chris, aka Moxie in the City, hosts a Singles Only Soiree at Katwalk; our friend Andy Troy hosts Valentine's Day at The Vampire Lounge; The NY Social Meetup Group hosts a Weekend Dating Pre-Valentine Singles Mingle Charity Event at Mustang Harry's; Conchita hosts a Blaq Valentine's at Johnny Utah's. For more Valentine's options, check out ValentinesDayNYC.com.

Even though Mardi Gras is not until next Tuesday, the build-up has already begun, especially since the Saints won the Super Bowl. If you can't make it down to New Orleans, you can let the good times roll right here in NYC. TG Whitney's kicks off a 3-day Mardi Gras & Saints victory celebration tonight; M.J. Armstrong's also celebrates tonight, while many more Mardi Gras parties will take place on Saturday.

For sports fans, the Winter Olympics kick off tonight. Bar Coastal will be showing all Olympic action, and will hold Molson promotions on several nights over the next two weeks. And the NY Rangers fans Meetup will hold a game-watch party tonight at Ship of Fools...


Healing Arts for Haiti at Grand Hyatt
Sheri Miller at Blackstones
Valentine's Events
Brian Monaghan at The Irish Circle
The Princess Tea Party + Live Music at Parkside
3-Day Mardi Gras /Who Dat Party at TG Whitney's
Be Mi(ami) Valentine to Help Haiti at Town Tavern
East Coast at O'Flanagan's
Winter Olympics w/Molson Promo at Bar Coastal
Ray Greiche at Smith's Bar
A Blaq Valentine at Johnny Utah's
Rangers Fans Meetup/Game Watch at Ship of Fools
Pre Valentines Single Mingle at Mustang Harry's
Love Lockdown at La Pomme
Valentine's Day at the Vampire Lounge
Punk Metal Karaoke at Fontana's
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
L'amour à Haïti (Love for Haiti) at Hudson Terrace

Valentine's Day in NYC

In our continuous efforts to "connect the fun to the fun people", we invite you to visit our special Valentine's Day section, with listings of Valentines options for singles, couples and haters.



Check out ValentinesDayNYC.com