The warm weather has finally approached and it's only right to plan the unofficial first weekend of the summer right! And you know what that means. The Memorial Day Weekend festivities are set to kick off. The momumental party weekend has a huge home out east in none other than the Hamptons. The party is going down at Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton where the EMM Group nightlife titans Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum, and Michael Hirtenstein will reopen the doors to SL East for its third summer.
EDC is just around the corner and raging fans from all over the United States will be invading CitiField to partake in the festivities. To accommodate all the EDM fans in the area, there will be EDC after parties at various locations all around NYC. Whether you’re going to EDC and want to keep the party going, or you weren’t able to make the festival, here is your guide to the EDC NY after parties.*
It's down to just a day away and just like that, Electric Daisy Carnival New York is here. As it's the first to kick off the summer festival season in NYC, EDC NY will top last year's event and the festival's producer, Insomniac made sure of that. They have teamed up with nightlife gurus EMM Group, the team behind FINALE in NYC, where the two powerhouses will create the ultimate VIP experience for fans on May 17th and 18th at Citi Field.
Memorial Day Weekend is the big kick off to summer and everyone is looking for the best places to party. Some people decide to spend it at big resort destinations such as Vegas, Atlantic City or Miami but if you’re staying in the Tri-State area, there is no better place to be Saturday, May 25th than Brunch Bounce at La Marina Beach.
Started by Irvin Benitez and later joined by his partner, Jose Espinal, Brunch Bounce has been rocking parties for almost a year now. Recently they have teamed up with Apt. 78 owner, Jose Morales to hold parties at the super dope, art gallery inspired cafe and lounge. The music at Brunch Bounce is an eclectic, open format orgy of genres that sets the tone for a wild day party unlike any found in NYC. Brunch Bounce distinguishes itself from other NYC parties by staying away from the pretentious, bottle popping, arrogant crowd that has permeated NY nightlife recently. The good people at Brunch Bounce only concern is that guests have fun, dance, take off their cool and let loose. At Brunch Bounce it is not uncommon to see beautiful women having a great time, crowdsurfing, raging and dancing with the fellas. Everyone bounces to the sounds of the music together, simply enjoying the moment. For Memorial Day Weekend there will be a special twist to the party.
For many going to see a movie is a default acvitvity meant only for when there seems to be nothing else going on. Why fill up on overly buttered popcorn and drugstore candy varieties when you could enjoy a delicious three-course beer pairing dinner? Most of us would take the latter option over stale popcorn any day of the week. Thanks to Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema's Beer Dinner program you can catch a screening of Army of Darkness on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:15 pm, while drinking five pints of Founders Brewing Co.'s craft brew and chowing down on dinner courses inspired by the film. With the premiere of the Evil Dead reboot being a recent box office smash, Evil Dead, and its subsequent sequels, will top everyone’s film list for the foreseeable future.
Quality time with the girls is something we all need. Our schedules may be incredibly tight leading up to the summer months, but with warmer weather and spring in the air, a girls' weekend getaway is a great opportunity to relax, unwind, and sip a cocktail or two. Here are ten affordable and fun for everyone ideas for planning your next girls’ trip.
Catch Rays at the Shore: Pack your bathing suit and head down the shore for some R&R with the girls. Sip a cocktail on the sand and catch some rays, while dishing the dirt. At night, hit up a nightclub or local bar for some socializing and dancing.
Book a Spa Treatment: Book a luxe spa retreat or spa day full of massages, facials, manis, and pedis. Treat your body and mind, while clocking quality girl time.
Visit a Winery: Tour a vineyard and explore a wide array of wines. The experience of being in the outdoors and sampling new wines with your girlfriends is great bonding, not to mention you’ll be able to expand your repertoire of wines.
On St. Patty’s Day we’re all Irish and on Cinco de Mayo we’re all Mexican. It’s that time of year to be Mexican again. Are you ready for tequilas, cervezas, fish tacos, and sombreros? Joonbug loves a well-made tequila cocktail and also loves sipping on some good tequilas. You can't beat a day of Mexican food, drinks, and culture as I’m sure many of you embrace on this festive day. Cinco de Mayo started with Mexican-Americans on the west coast celebrating democracy and freedom at the start of the American Civil War. So how do we survive celebrating the holiday? Well Joonbug doesn’t want you to just survive. We want you to relish. So here are some tips on what to include in your celebrations:
Thursday, May 2nd is shaping up to be one heck of a night as The Sindicate Entertainment Group presents First Thursday’s at Setai Wall Street, sponsored by FastMatch. From 6 pm to midnight, guests will enjoy a unique all-inclusive Wall Street entertainment experience. There will be unlimited chef inspired passed canapés, top shelf open bar for the entire event and VIP Table Service rivaling the top lounges in NYC.
As entertainment for the night there will be an exclusive private performance by 8-time Grammy nominated group Symphony Crack Orchestra and an exclusive album release performance by DJ Francisco Lozano. Along with the musical entertainment, there will be live aerial artists performing and serving champagne from silk ropes. You can purchase tickets for the event here. Joonbug readers can use exclusive promo code: wheretoparty for a 33% off discount. All tickets include open bar, food, entertainment, taxes and gratuities for the entire evening.
The New York jazz scene is alive and well in locations all over the city. Escape the usual club atmosphere for something more sophisticated-cool by heading to any of these four jazzy eateries that either specialize in showcasing jazz performances or have a designated night dedicated to the sweet, soothing sounds of live jazz. Enjoy craft cocktails, uniquely American cuisine, and dance to the beat supplied by the rhythm and horn sections of premiere jazz ensembles. You’ll be crooning like a trumpet in no time!
The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped up over the weekend after another successful year of premiere films, many of which will generate buzz once again during awards season. While the entire city was swarmed by A-list actors, the after-parties post film screenings were without a doubt one of the hottest places to be during the TFF. On Friday evening, deep below the crowded Ace Hotel lobby bar movie buffs, beer drinkers, and party-goers alike gathered in the green-lit Liberty Hall space to celebrate director David M. Rosenthal’s film A Single Shot. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Jeffery Wright, William H. Macy, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs, and Joe Anderson and tells “a personally driven father-daughter fable” that is “an engaging and suspenseful piece of work that is indie genre at its most spirited.”
If you thought time travel was only possible via a hot tub time machine, think again. Patrons of this past weekend's Prohibition NYC found themselves in the 1920s and all they had to go was travel to the Lower East Side. Brought to you by the chefs that hosted last year's Dine Titanic, Chef Rob McCue and Adam C. Banks payed homage to the roaring '20s and the birth of the cocktail party. Dressed to the nines in flapper attire or flap hats and suspenders, revelers approached the speakeasy and were welcomed (or unwelcomed) by both flapper girls and Prohibition picketers.