As the seasons change in NYC, so does its nightlife landscape. With the coming of fall comes the opening of new club venues throughout the city. Last week Joonbug.com was on the scene for the Grand Opening of new Greenwich Village nightclub, Mach8. What this club offers that others opening this season do not is a chic, small room, deep house party venue for those looking to dance the night away. Yes, there are other deep house venues in NYC with really good DJ’s booked nightly but they are much larger, less intimate venues. Let’s get into the details.
Brooklyn get ready for an exclusive all night event at one of the hottest clubs in the city. Fehrplay is taking over Outplay in Brooklyn for a special all night set of his legendary house music and techno mixes. The Norwegian native will be dominating the New York party scene for one night with his impeccable music sets. With drink specials and good music, Output is definitely the place to be this weekend. Known for its coveted sound system and perfect layout, this venue is the premium spot to host Fehrplay.
What: Fehrplay at Output
When: Sunday, September 28th, 10pm
Where: Output, 74 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Friday nights in the city are always such abuzz with events and parties it’s often difficult to decide where to spend your evening. Well, we’re here to help. This Friday, Cedric Gervais will be playing his Grammy winning mixes for the Pacha nightclub crowd. His mixes have not only earned him a Grammy, but he is platinum seller and will soon make his acting debut alongside Mark Wahlberg in Michael Bay’s new film. The multi-talented artist will be taking over the only North American branch of the night club that has venues all over the world. The 4-level establishment creates a different environment on each floor for its guests to maneuver through freely and experience throughout the night.
When you’re tired of the club and bar scene in New York, you may wonder what else you could be doing on a Friday or Saturday night. Thankfully, you live in NYC, and karaoke bars are at your feet everywhere. Get ready to change up your plans and dance and sing all night with your best friends at some of the best karaoke locations found in the city.
1. Karaoke Duet (53 W 35th St. 2nd Fl.)-
With rooms that fit between 2-35 people, you’ll find all you need at Karaoke Duet. All of the rooms contain a Flat Screen TV, speakers, a large dancing space, and a large disco light. You’ll be able to sing to thousands of songs and dance in the privacy of your own space at Karaoke Duet at all three locations!
The Skylark was abuzz with celebrity talent this past Tuesday as Courvoisier kicked off their new campaign with a lavish, intimate party in the heart of NYC. The Exceptional Journey campaign honors talented recipients and their journeys to success. The honoree of the evening was the world’s first black male supermodel and actor, Tyson Beckford.
The night kicked off with hand-made cocktails and delicious snacks that circulated the room. With Chef Roble also being an honoree, as well as the host of the evening, the food and drinks were exquisite. Notables like Jenny McCarthy, Vashtie Kola, Naturel, and Melissa Gorga were all present and honored by the Courvoisier brand.
In an effort to raise money for the Lowline’s advocody, development, and design, the Lowline is hosting its annual Anti-Gala benefit dinner on October 8th. An Anti-Gala is a rule-breaking event that inspires its guests to better themselves and help Lowline better the community. Hosted by Lena Dunham and Spike Jonze, this upscale event is sure to bring awareness as well as funds to the increasing, unique efforts of The Lowline.
On Saturday we had the honor and the privilege to join thousands of New Yorkers from far and wide in the country’s first mindful triathlon. The agenda for the day kicked off with a 5k run, followed by a group meditation with Elena Brower. and an inspirational (and rain enhanced!) yoga class led by international yoga teacher and social activist Seane Corn.
Wanderlust’s creators, Jeff Krasno and Sean Hoess, iterated that the goal of Wanderlust festivals is to increase public awareness of mindfulness. Incorporating nutrition, yoga, and meditation into everyday life and getting the word out to attract more constituents to a more mindful way of life is Wanderlust’s overarching mission.
Do you enjoy vegan and vegetarian food? Do you drink? If it's a yes for either, then the 1st Annual Better Booze Festival is for you! The Festival showcases a two-floor variety of all different kinds of alcohol. What makes the Festival unique is that all drinks and food are 100% vegan and vegetarian. No animal by-products in sight! On top of that, part of all proceeds go to Animal Aid USA.
So come to Center458 on Saturday, September 20th for drinks, food, charitable contribution, and fun!
What: 1st Annual Better Booze Festival at Center 548
When: Saturday, September 20th, 12am
Tommy Trash, the acclaimed, Grammy-nominated Australian DJ is teaming up with the fresh, critically-acclaimed Wax Motif to bring the party to New York City as part of their North American Tour. Tommy Trash is best known for his impressive remix of Deadmau5's song "The Veldt" and has just recently released his energetic 40th single, "Lord of the Trance". Meanwhile, Wax Motif's unique and captivating mixing style has been in high demand, with attention and support from the likes of A-Trak, Nicky Romero, and Steve Aioki.
On Saturday, September 20th, Tommy Trash and Wax Motif are bringing their sound to Pacha in New York City for a wild and unforgettable night.
Stromae (fyi, that’s “maestro” in reverse), the versatile, Belgian electropop-R&B sensation is stealing the stage Stateside. Most reconized for the anthem, Alors on Danse, on his debut album entitled Cheese, the young virtuoso hasn’t disappointed with Racine Carre, his follow-up sophomore album. Speckled with astute social commentary and witty wordplay, the artist’s lyrics are as catchy as the homemade compositions with which they are paired. Don’t be deterred if French isn’t your forte, music of this caliber surpasses any linguistic barriers.
What: Stromae at Terminal 5
When: Friday, September 20th, 8pm
Where: Terminal 5, 610 W 56th St., New York, NY
Come out and celebrate the launch of Mach8, a spanking-new West Village club, for its official opening weekend party. NYC-native DJ, Jonathan Peters, will start warming things up at 11pm with a signature soundtrack of dance-inducing deep house hits. It’s $20 to discover what this recent addition to the nightlife scene has in store. If you’re curious like us, your Friday night plans are all set!
What: Jonathan Peters at Mach8
When: Friday, September 19th, 11pm
Where: Mach8, 179 Macdougal St., New York, NY