HARRIS BLOOM
Catch Comedian Harris Bloom on NYE at AMC Times Square

A glance at the 'About' section of his website will tell you that, "Harris Bloom is the best standup comedian in New York and in the history of civilization." Well, you'll learn almost immediately that his mom said that but hey, moms can be right! Though, she's not far off because the 46 y/o comedian is ready to take on Joonbug.com’s AMC NYE lineup! A huge fan of Emo Phillips, Jerry Seinfeld and, if nostalgia permits, Rodney Dangerfield, Harris has been on the New York comedy scene for over ten years now. And, alongside other names like Nicholas Callas, Alex Carabano, Corinne Fisher and more, Bloom will be bringing his clean comedic chops to bring in 2015!

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R3hab is Coming to Marquee New York on December 27th

End your Christmas weekend right as R3hab makes his way to legendary nightlife destination, Marquee New York, on Saturday, December 27th. Born Fadil El Ghoul, the Dutch DJ initially gained respect from DJs worldwide after releasing hits like 'Toys Are Nuts' (remix) and 'Mrkrstft.' Such recognition earned him a spot as one of the major players of the Dutch house music movement, and his star continued to rise with his adrenaline filled build ups paired with euphoria induced drops.

If you've ever tuned into 'I Need R3hab' on Sirus Radio, or read how concertgoers praise him for his energetic live performances online, then you already know that this savvy modern Dutch house champion will have you dancing nonstop.

Dance to the sound of the music mixed with shouts of excitement from the cheering crowd. This is a performance you won't want to miss out on.

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Welcome in the New Year with Jeff Cerulli, Winner of Twitter

Lets follow each other on every social media site and most importantly when we walk home from the train alone.

— Jeff Cerulli (@JeffCerulli) October 9, 2014


Joonbug.com is gearing up for our NYE party at AMC Times Square. This year, we are bringing in 12 comedians for your entertainment, one of them being New York native stand up , Jeff Cerulli, who as far as we are concerned, wins twitter.

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Time Out New York's Women of Comedy Showcase Gives the Boys a Run for Their Money

Time Out New York hosted an all-female comedy show at Greenwich Village hopost Le Poisson Rouge last night and Joonbug.com had a front row seat to all side splitting humor. The comedians all took the stage and each commanded the audience in their own way. Thus, proving that women are indeed funny.


Emmy Blotnick

The first comic set an amazing tone for the show. Emmy’s jokes about life in the big city were both relatable and outlandish. The audience laughed as she shared stories about “how New York used to be” and her experiences in the fish section of Whole Foods, which is apparently the perfect place for a rich cat to host an episode of “Cribs.” (You had to be there.) She was an excellent way to start the show and definitely warmed up the audience for what was to come.

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I Feel Already Announced Their Next Party and You Want to Be There

It’s 7pm on a Friday night in New York City. After what was an incredulously long work week, you head home, taking a few hours to unwind, catch some news, soak in the glory that is the freedom of your bare feet against fuzzy slippers, and do that which you need to gather your energy for the night ahead. Tonight just isn’t any night in New York. Tonight, you will take part in your first I Feel party—an experience so unprecedented, so stunning, it requires an investment on behalf of all of your energy to be truly felt. Founded by Carmel Productions, this is the stuff that dreams are made of-- if your dreams consist of attending a colorful, wondrous party equipped with astounding lights, incredible décor, imaginative costumes, heavenly techno spins, and cupcakes gifted by I Feel community members.

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Officially Announcing Joonbug's Halloween Selfie Contest!

Calling all guys, girls, ghosts, and ghouls: want to win a complimentary house bottle of vodka and reserved table at one of our exclusive venues? Think you can post the best Halloween selfie to Instagram? We want to see what kind of "tricks" are up your sleeve. Here's what you little Joonbuggers need to do:

1) Throw on your Halloween costume.

2) Snap away (we all know it takes 20 shots to find the perfect one)

3) Pick the best photo

4) Post it to Instagram

#Joonbugselfiecontest and tag @Joonbugbuzz

IMPORTANT: You must get your submission in by 4am, Halloween night -- late submissions will be turned into a pumpkin!

The lucky winner will win a complimentary house bottle of vodka and reserved table at one of our venues in your city on a Friday or Saturday night (subject to availability).

ONLY IN NYC
Slate Hosts American Horror Story Watch Party Tonight


Wednesday nights at Slate just got a little freakier! Join the Freak Show at Slate’s weekly American Horror Story Viewing Party starting this Wednesday, October 22nd from 9pm to 12am. Enjoy Slate’s food and drink specials including $5 beers, $6 house wine/wells, $7 Candy Apple Martinis, carnival themed snacks, $5 cotton candy, $9 appetizers, ½ priced pizzas and FREE popcorn as you catch the latest developments unraveling under the big top. Customers decked out as their inner most freak will be entered to win special prizes throughout the night. Slate’s American Horror Story: Freak Show Viewing Party will continue weekly through the series finale. For reservations please call 212-989-0098.

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New York's 5 Most Haunted Places

It is October, and as per usual, the streets of New York are riddled with pop-up costume shops, festive Halloween décor, and well-executed, yet fictitious haunted houses. All in good fun, these aforementioned ornaments of the season may have a few of the braver souls ill appeased by their genuinely harmless nature. That is why we have rounded up a list of New York’s most haunted dwellings—the real ones. Hang on to your hats dare devils, because this is one scary ride.



1) The House of Death (14 W 10th St.)

This beautiful townhouse is surprisingly known as one of the most haunted places in New York, now home to over 20 ghosts. Mark Twain lived here from 1900 to 1901 and claimed that he had experienced supernatural incidents. Throughout the twentieth century, 14 West 10th was the site of several gruesome incidents, including a murder-suicide and the beating death of six-year-old Lisa Steinberg at the hands of her adopted father, prominent attorney Joel Steinberg, in 1987. The specter of Twain himself—white suit and all—has been seen ascending the staircase.

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10 Reasons Why October is NYC's Best Month

Oktoberfest

If last winter was any indication of what this year may have in store, we’re going to have to start stitching our proverbial beer sweaters as early as possible. Luckily, we won’t have to make up any excuses for ourselves, as the annual Bavarian beer festival, Oktoberfest, is being celebrated across the city, allowing ale aficionados (if you’re more of a lager person, that’s cool too) to try traditional German brews to their heart’s content! NYC has a varied assortment of biergartens and bierhauses to choose from, so do your research and grab a stein (lederhosen optional).

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Manhattan's New Swim-Up Bar is Everything We Dreamed It Would Be

The Upper East Side is about to gain some major swankage.Spa Castle the in- and outdoor spa establishment that has found much success at its current Queen's home base, will be making its way to Manhattan.

In just one short month, we can plan for the arrival of Spa Castle Premier 57 (115 E. 57th St.), the first of this brand of luxury spa retreats. Of course, guests can expect the usual — body scrubs, foot baths, saunas, and beauty treatments — but here, we’re going to focus on the next most important part: the drinks!

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New Balance’s Girls’ Night Out


Girlfriend…grab your girls for a night out on the town, New Balance style! On May 9th, 2014, elite international athletic brand New Balance debuted its very own “Girls’ Night Out.” This awesome concept helps social, active women connect and accomplish personal fitness ambitions together. Girls’ Night Out presents women the opportunity to reinvent the meaning of a “night out” with close girlfriends, bonding over shared passions: a night out with the gals and fitness!

Coinciding with the GNO launch came the debut of New Balance’s GNO MeetUp app, which helps women find and organize group fitness activities and runs, in addition to extending the fun invitation to friends. GNO MeetUp is absolutely genius, allowing women throughout the country to arrange the ultimate girls’ night by discovering group runs, finding new hangouts and establishing different running routes. “Buzz Run” alerts can be set up via the app, so you are aware when group runs are planned in your town or city.

Don’t forget to use #NBGNO on Twitter and Instagram to showcase your awesome night out on the town with the gals!