This summer people of the Tri-state area will have a sexy, trendy and fun new place to party right next to the ocean. Jump into the pool, enjoy a cocktail, catch a nice tan, party in the hot sun during the day and then party even harder at night. The place is the new HQ Beach Club at Revel Resort in Atlantic City.
Slated for a May opening, the remnant of highly successful HQ Nightclub will bring the first poolside, day-into-night party of its kind to the Northeast. Inspired by the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos, this 45,000 square foot adults-only, ocean side haven, will hold parties alongside the iconic Atlantic City boardwalk every weekend. Revelers will surely love the surroundings to which their summer days will turn into nights.
Last night, Vanity Fair scribe George Wayne hosted a party in honor of his Downtown 100 listmakers at The DL Rooftop. The 20th Annual Edition of "The Downtown 100" list is comprised of the most fabulous, relevant, and inspired people who define downtown today. Attendees included Alan Cumming, Marcus Schenkenberg, The DL owner Paul Seres, Ann Dexter Jones, Anna Demidova, Kipton Cronkite, Madame Mayhem, Charles Ferri, Jeff Krauss, Eddie Roche, Liam McMullan, Luis Monteagudo, Courtney Graef, Jae Benjamin, David Ralph, Rimma Rose, Dana Frank, and Lisa Raden. The hip rooftop club also hosted Solangfe Knowles, Richie Rich, Jason Mewes, Steve Stanulis, and many more.
West 8th Street in Greenwich Village has never been thought of as a hotspot for New York City nightlife. However, new restaurants, a new boutique hotel, and a world renowned nightclub have changed the face of West 8th, once more known for its shoe stores and small businesses than its trendiness.
Pink Elephant, the high-end nightclub run by David Sarner and Robert Montwaid, resurrected itself in the former Club Love space last year. Since its opening, the retro-glam venue with its rainbow-colored lights, half-moon disco balls, Infinity Room and cocktails by mixologist Ben Wood, have been packing its dance floors with celebrities, socialites and trendsetters alike.
Cinco de Mayo maybe not be Mexican Independence Day and you may not know anything about purebred racing horses for The Kentucky Derby but that doesn’t mean you don’t want an excuse to head out to best spots in the city to celebrate! BarCrawls.com has spiced up the weekend so raise your margaritas and your tin-cupped mint juleps and join in on the fun with three distinct parties and a bar crawl. Check out the details below and click the party links to purchase your tickets!
Kentucky Derby Party at McFadden’s Saloon: Tickets are $10 and allows you to celebrate the ‘greatest two minutes in sports' on Saturday, May 4th. From 2pm until 9pm you’ll enjoy food and drink specials!
Ever thought about ditching your desk at work to skip out for a mid-day dance party during lunch? Well, you now have that opportunity! Lunch Beat NYC, which started in Sweden in 2010, when founder Molly Ränge and 14 of her co-workers danced in a parking garage to a mixtape on their lunch break, is hitting Manhattan on Wednesday, April 24th from 12:30pm- 1:30pm at Slate club in Flatiron. Prepare to daytime disco as a DJ spins the beats while host venue Slate serves a healthy vegetarian lunch—all included in the $12 ticket price!
The first Lunch Beat in Manhattan is being organized by New York City residents Sarah Reynolds and Isha Toor. "All we want people to do is to forget about their work for one hour, decompress, and dance in a fun, healthy environment," said organizers Toor and Reynolds. The dynamic duo hopes to help spread the Lunch Beat movement throughout the neighborhoods of NYC and is excited to bring people from different walks of life and various backgrounds together through the common language of dance and fun! Anyone can start a Lunch Beat by following the startup guidelines of the global movement, found via their website here.
Check the details for the event below and plan to wear your dancing shoes on April 24th!
In typical Vegas fashion, these two heavyweights will go head-to-head when the multi-million dollar nightclubs celebrate their grand openings a week apart. Hakkasan at the MGM Grand will open its nightclub portion of the venue April 18th with Grammy nominated Deadmau5 performing, while Mandalay Bay's Light will weigh in with Interscope Records’ Zedd just 6 days later on April 24th. For a more in-depth look at both of these new heavy hitters, let’s go to the tale-of-the-tape.
Hakkasan Restaurant & Nightclub at MGM Grand is a breathtaking new concept in dining and entertainment. While there are other Hakkasan venues worldwide, this will be their first venture on the Las Vegas Strip. This unique fusion of delicious Asian cuisine and exhilarating nightlife spans over 75,000 square feet and five levels. Envisioned and created by Hakkasan Ltd. and partners at Angel Management Group, the venue holds more than 7,000 people.
The longest running nightclub on the planet, Webster Hall, has teamed up with Area Event, an NYC-based production company (who put together Swedish House Mafia's first ever NYC show in 2010) to bring a new Saturday night experience called 'brite nites.'
Webster and its crew have already established NYC’s legendary party with 'Girls & Boys' and 'brite nites' is sure to gain the same popularity in the downtown club space. It's set to be an interactive party experience aiming to bring the passionate dance music aficionados a combination of the biggest names in dance music alongside the stars of tomorrow. So dress bold and brite as you inspire yourself, and those around you, to release their inner ‘lite.’
The first ‘brite nites’ event will take place on Saturday, April 13th and features a showcase of artists representing Kindergarten Records—Popeska, Dallas K, and Charlie Darker. Upcoming ‘brite nites’ events include A-Trak on April 20th, Myon & Shane 54 on April 27th and Super Mash Bros on May 4th.
A mentally unstable man walks into a room full of strangers...thus begins Bullet Catch, a riveting show written and performed by Rob Drummond and directed by David Overend at 59E59 Theaters. The 75 minute show just had its US premiere and will be running through April 21st. The bullet catch is an infamous magic trick, so dangerous that Houdini himself refused to even attempt it. It has claimed the lives of at least 12 illusionists, assistants, and spectators since its conception in 1613. The trick goes as this—a volunteer is told to aim a gun at the magician's face and pull the trigger. If all goes well, the bullet will be caught between the magician's teeth. If all doesn't go well...well, you can imagine the mess. Rob Drummond tells the tale of this epic piece of magic, all while entertaining with mind reading, levitation, and heartfelt storytelling. The tension rises as the show draws nearer to the end and audience members are anxious to witness the show's notorious finale.
Set sail on the techno seas on Bounce Boat’s brand new mega-yacht Hornblower Infinity. Join a thousand other partiers on Friday May 3rd for the voyage of a lifetime. During Hornblower Infinity’s maiden voyage there will be three stages making Bounce Boat New York City’s premiere dance cruise. The Hornblower Infinity is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, a fully sound-integrated LED light system, with spacious facilities on all three floors as well as the Skydeck. Board the Bounce Boat at 7pm at Pier 40 and party until midnight while sets play on all three levels. DJs featured on this dance cruise along the Hudson River includes Tim Mason, Alexander Technique, Aear on the main stage. Miss Jennifer, Beat Bros, and LaRosa will be spinning up top on the Skydeck and Static & Bass, Benjamin Noise, and Sweekuh will be playing below decks in the Infinity Lounge. If you don't have your sea legs, you'll be able to party like you were floating with the beats of this club of the sea by tuning into Mixmag's live stream of all sets played on the main stage.
In the wake of Toshi's Living Room's tremendous popularity and success, hotelier, Robert "Toshi" Chan has recently announced the imminent opening of Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop, which rests above the swanky Flatiron Hotel. Here at Joonbug, we had the pleasure of enjoying live music at Toshi's Living Room after it had recently opened. We can expect the same comforting and cheerful atmosphere evoked by Toshi and his staff when Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop opens this May, just in time for those hot summer soirees.
Spring has finally showed up and what better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than with a night out at the club? This weekend, Gansevoort Park's Red Room hosts two of the City’s up and coming DJs, both transplants from California and NYU alums, John Hamilton and Rhett Bixler.
Friday, April 5th
John Hamilton at The Red Room (Gansevoort Park, 420 Park Avenue South)
With a stage presence that resembles some of the greats, a talented ear, an ambitious attitude and a humble personality—John Hamilton is working his way up in the dance music scene. This Sacramento native and NYU grad has opened for the likes of Steve Aoki and TV Rock. He has also turned heads at The Belvedere Music Lounge alongside Tiesto, Dada Life and Nervo during Miami Music Week. In addition to playing the college circuit, Hamilton has headlined countless venues throughout NYC such as Santos Party House, Pink Elephant and WIP.