There are as manyways to celebrate Mardi Gras as there are ingredients in a great jambalaya. And no matter what vibe you're looking for, whether it's beads and carnies or dinner and drinks, there's a party in New York celebrating Fat Tuesday just the way you like.
This Mardi Gras, the Fifth Annual Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball is the biggest, craziest party in town. Cyndi Lauper and ?uestlove have been crowned King and Queen, and their reign promises to be spectacular. With stiltwalkers, body painting, hatmaking, and at least five live performers, including the all-female accordion orchestra, Main Squeeze Orchestra, and the Grammy-nominated modern Cajun band ,The Lost Bayou Ramblers, this is the closest you’ll get to a real Mardi Gras in New York City. Tickets are $35 for one or $60 for two, and all proceeds go to the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Prepare for great cocktails, great music, and a wild spectacle you’ll be talking about for weeks.
Dressed in their very best, made their way to Brookfield Place on Tuesday evening to celebrate with Altaneve Prosecco, as they hosted a black tie affair-- complete with delightful drinks and ice skating. Brookfield Place is still in the midst of heavy construction, and the bulk of the building will only open as of Spring 2015. On the night of the event, one could walk through gaping expanses of marble and glass and without seeing another person. The quiet corner of Manhattan and early darkness of winter evening completed the feeling that one was creeping illicitly through the halls of a luxurious office building, closed up for the night.
Abandon the sofa and grab your coat—New York City has some of the best Oscar viewing parties around! The Academy Awards air this Sunday, and since it's of the biggest televised events of the year, plenty of venues are putting on celebrations filled with trivia, specialty cocktails, and of course, big screen TVs.
This music venue and multimedia art cabaret is hosting The Big Oscars Quiz Thing, an annual party and live trivia experience. The game show-like event will test you and your friends, pitting teams of attendees against each other to answer questions on the movie industry, music, history, sports, and more (you write answers on their Big Quiz Thing Answer Pad to avoid any form of shouting-out-incorrect-answers humiliation). The night starts at 5:30 pm, with the trivia contest preceding red carpet and award show fun. Tickets are $15, but $10 in advance.
St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) is infamously known as the biggest drinking holiday of them all. And as you are already tied down with the taxing task of alcohol consumption ahead of you, we have compiled a check list of some things you should do in order to ensure you have the best day ever! Also, be sure to check out our article on how to stay safe this St.Paddy's day here!
First and foremost wear green!
Let’s get dirty! Australian-native DJ Dirty South hits Pacha once again on March 1st to show New York how to get down.
Join him and be part of an electric crowd that enjoys dancing like crazy to some quality progressive house music. Dirty South will provide you with the right amount of BPM and an enticing light show that's sure to make your Saturday night come to life. Combining crowd favorites like “City of Dreams” with a taste of something new, Dirty South promises another memorable night of filthy beats at Pacha. Don’t forget your dancing shoes and come get down and dirty with Dirty South this Saturday! #NewYorkWantsTheD
What: Dirty South
When: Saturday, March 1
Where: Pacha, 618 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Hot off the ice from their recent Olympic victory, the first American duo to ever win the gold medal in ice dancing, Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be coming to New York City, and for one day only you can find them at the Ralph Lauren women's flagship store. This Wednesday, February 26th, don't miss your chance to meet the talented all-stars who will be taking pictures and signing autographs. You will also be able to peek at the exclusive Ralph Lauren Olympic collection.
WHAT: Meet and Greet with Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White
WHERE: Ralph Lauren Women’s Flagship Store, 888 Madison Avenue
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26th, 3:30 – 5:00pm
If you enjoy edgy comedy and glamour combined, Hot Mess Drag Revue is perfect place for you to spend your Friday night. If you’re lucky, you might even get pulled on stage by the fabulous queens themselves to shake what your mama gave you.
The hottest of drag royalty, Lady Bunny, Bianca Del Rio, and Milan definitely knocked some socks off this weekend, with special appearances from Jada Valenciaga, Skyla Versai, and Sugga Pie Koko. The ladies were nothing short of fabulous as they let it all hang out on 42West’s glitzy and glittery stage. What could be more fun than kicking back with a glass of champagne or two (or three) while enjoying a side-grippingly hilarious show you just might end up being part of?! The ladies beckoned some lucky audience members to the stage multiple times so anyone and everyone can get their groove on – just as long as you can take the heat!
St. Patrick’s Day is one of America's most highly-anticipated holidays that connotes the color green and the consumption of 13 million pints of Guinness. This year, BarCrawls.com has joined forces with Uber to help observer's of the holiday celebrate with no regrets. As long as your destination is within a $20 limit, you are eligible to receive a free, on-demand ride to a destination of your choice using by using the given promo code below.
Getting out on the dance floor without your jeans, slacks, leggings, knickers, whatever name you have for the fabric that covers your legs, has become all the rage in the modern clubbing era, which is why the good folks at PACHA NYC are bringing their own signature NO-PANTS PARTY through its doors on Friday, February 28th.
And you know the party’s gonna be bumping’ because they’ve enlisted the massive talents of London based DJ/Producer Michael Woods to set the mood with his mix of progressive house & anthemic EDM beats for the night.
Woods is known for exceptional remix skills for the likes of Missy Elliot, Timbaland, P. Diddy, his residency at top of top London dance club Ministry of Sound, collaborations with heavy hitters like Martin Solveig & Chris Lake & for his UK tours with Deadmau5.
Friday: Cash Cash at Pacha NYC
The brother/best-friend trio from New York is starting the weekend the right way with a big Friday night show at Pacha. Whether it's one of their amazing original releases, like 'Overtime' and 'Take Me Home,' or any of the incredible remixes they've done for big names like Bruno Mars, Hardwell, and Krewella, if you've heard anything from Cash Cash, you know that seeing them perform will be money well spent. General admission tickets start at $25, but if you RSVP ahead of time, entry is free until 12 A.M. Doors open at 10 P.M. for ladies 19 and older, guys 21+.
Saint Patrick's Day comes but once a year, and we at Joonbug.com want to make sure you celebrate it right! Gather all of your friends, bring your pot of gold, wear your brightest green, and join us on one of the over 50 bar crawls we are hosting this St. Patrick's Day! To ensure for a day of fun AND safety, we have provided you with the easy-to-follow guide below. Trust us, you don't want to forget the best day you've ever had.