WEEKEND PICKS
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Haus Tonight

Still without plans for this beautiful Friday night? Look no further; Tribeca's newest hotspot, Haus, located at 285 W Broadway just South of Canal, is throwing it down tonight as they open their doors to the public for the very first time. Supplying the tunes is DJ Funkagenda to have you dancing all night long. Can't make it out tonight? The venue will also be hosting an exciting party tomorrow with music by LA Riots.

THE HOT SPOT
The Originals: Afterwork Sunset Sessions at Rooftop 48

This Thursday, June 26th, legendary DJ collective The Originals will be rocking the decks atop the lovely Rooftop 48 for some after work music, food and good vibes. Starting at 5pm and running until 11pm, the collective of NY DJ’s will take turns displaying the skills and music knowledge that made their names legendary not only in NYC, but around the world.

The Originals are comprised of DJ Clark Kent, D-Nice, Stretch Armstrong, Tony Touch and Rich Medina. Brooklyn native DJ Clark Kent has been one of Hip-Hop’s biggest DJ’s since the early 80’s. Starting off as DJ for rapper Dana Dane, Clark Kent began spinning at NYC’s hottest clubs, such as the famous Latin Quarter’s, which he helped to make a landmark club in hip-hop’s history. He is also known as one of Hip-Hop’s best producers, producing tracks such as Junior Mafia’s “Players Anthem,” Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn’s Finest” and more. Bronx native D-Nice began his career in the mid-80’s as a member of the group Boogie Down Productions where he landed the hit single “Call Me D-Nice” and then went on to become a world renown DJ, producer and photographer. D-Nice has become one of the go-to DJ’s for some of the most exclusive events in NYC and around the world. Stretch Armstrong made his name known DJ’ing at some of NY’s hottest clubs in the 80’s, such as Mars and MK. In the 90’s he cemented his status as a legend in Hip-Hop with his legendary radio show on WKCR (89.9), bringing in some of the biggest artists to ever touch the mic and exposing fans to exclusive new music long before the tracks hit mainstream radio. Tony Touch came up as a B-Boy in the early 80’s and then quickly made a name as one of NYC’s greatest DJ’s, putting together classic mixtapes featuring the best hip-hop artists NY has to offer. Rich Medina made his name known spinning eclectic mixes of hip-hop, soul, house, funk, afrobeat and dance records at legendary NYC clubs such as APT and Santos Party House.

ONLY IN NYC
2014 NYC Pride Week Event Line Up

Family Movie Night

Tuesday, June 24th, 8:30pm (doors at 7:30)

Hudson River Park's Pier 46

Back by popular demand, Family Movie Night is back this year, featuring The Wizard of Oz. This event is completely free for children and LGBT families during Pride Week. Enjoy the flick while lounging around with family and friends under the stars on Hundon River Park's Pier 46. Seating, blankets, and snacks will be offered on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to get there early! Fun games and entertaining performers will be on hand to get the crowd ready for the movie.

ONLY IN NYC
10 Great Ways To Spend The Solstice

Although most of us with hectic schedules might hear “The Longest Day of The Year” and cringe, the coming Summer Solstice is meant to be anything but a threat. In fact, Midsummer is referred to as The Longest Day because the span of time between sunrise and sunset on that day is greater than any other day on the calendar, and was significant to ancient cultures as the start of the summer season. In other words, the Solstice is a joyous time, meant to be celebrated!

After this seemingly never-ending winter, sun is something we can definitely use more of! So here are ten really awe-summer (That pun had to happen. Sorry.) ways to use all the extra NYC sunlight this June 21st.

CULTURE CLUB
"New York" Magazine Presents Culver City Artist Tour

Saturday, June 21st, "New York" Magazine is coming to Los Angeles for one day, and one day only, to host the Culver City Artist Tour. This one-off opportunity, sponsored by the Italian eyewear brand Persol, to meet the artists and participate in hands-on experiences, is the second stop of a three-city art tour that kicked off with the first-ever Vulture Festival in New York City, which took place May 10th and 11th at Milk Studios.

Vulture Festival was an oasis for pop culture fanatics, featuring live music from stars like M.I.A. and Solange, a Comedy Night showcase, talks given by TV costume designers, classic film scene readings, Sunday brunch with a performance by Rufus Wainwright, and much more. Persol even curated an artist crawl with "New York" Magazine's senior art critic, Jerry Saltz.

CULTURE CLUB
World Cup Recap: Week 1

Day 1:

The 2014 World Cup opened with a mistake on behalf of Brazil's defender, Marcelo, who accidentally and embarrassingly scored on his own goal, making the score 1-0, Croatia. However, Brazil quickly jumped back into the lead with the help of their secret weapon, Neymar, who scored twice in the game. Brazil defeated Croatia with a score of 3-1. Brazil hasn't lost an opening game in the World Cup since 1934!

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WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: When In Robe with Wax Motif at Body By Brooklyn

Everyone deserves to unwind before the big weekend., but what to do: go out to dance out your worries to live tunes, or splurge on a spa to mellow out in luxury?

Well, why not both?

When In Robe is expanding their already legendary spa parties to Thursday night this June 19th, so grab your ticket, bathing suit, and flip flops, and brace for the best spa night of your life. Your ticket gets you a free glass of champagne, food throughout the night, hours of live beats, and full access to the spa at Body By Brooklyn. With two saunas, a Turkish steam room, a hot tub, and a cold plunge pool, as well as massages you can purchase ahead of time, Body By Brooklyn's spa will be all steamed up and ready for the sweatiest pool party ever.

GET THE PARTY STARTED
Bounce Boat: Bass Waves Edition

The hottest dance cruise of the summer is returning to New York with Bounce Boat: Bass Waves Edition. Produced by Manhattan-based event organizer Bounce Media Group, Inc., the boat is back with round four of their premier musical extravaganza on the seas. To celebrate Friday the 13th properly, they’ve collaborated with friends at BassWaves to produce a special edition Bounce Boat.

Bounce Boat is the most impressive yacht ride on the Hudson: equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, a fully sound-integrated LED light system and spacious facilities on all three floors and the Skydeck. It's time to ride the waves with three stages of entertainment, like your favorite club in the middle of the ocean. Plus, this year's cruise will be aboard the Hornblower Infinity, a ship that has the immense capacity of 1,200 people.

CULTURE CLUB
Wasabassco’s Monthly Burlesque Soiree At Verboten

Next Saturday, June 21, New York’s popular extravaganza Wasabassco Burlesque is set to invade North Williamsburg’s most exciting dance club, Verboten, for their monthly show.

Burlesque has quickly become one of the hottest NYC nightlife activities, joining the speakeasy boom in a world of retro glamour. This style of performance has gained a reputation for being sexy yet classy, a night out that's equal parts fun and titillating.

For those who haven't dipped their toe in the sultry world of burlesque, Wasabassco is the perfect introduction, with gorgeous girls that have real dance talent. If you're a steadfast burlesque fan, these girls are sure to show you some tricks that you've never seen before.

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Undersaturated Presents Launches Tonight!

Every day, some new talent strains to be noticed in the big city. Their dreams can now be helped along with the official launch of Undersaturated Presents, a new brand created by Planet Cognac and Mr. Bugsly Presents featuring highly-curated lineups of fresh electronic talent at a variety of venues throughout New York.

"The intention of the branding is to highlight the fact that the electronic music scene is over-saturated in the NYC market. Undersaturated will prove there’s still hope for freshly curated events to flourish. The implied irony lies in the fact that there’s still a relatively untapped demographic of music fans yearning to attend unique events featuring both established and up-and-coming artists in the ever-evolving electronic community."

CULTURE CLUB
Three Upcoming Art Shows Bring Out the Brooklyn Underground

Verboten is major in the New York underground dance music scene. They book, produce and promote house music and techno parties at a variety of clubs, boats, festivals and music conferences. This month's CULTURE series at Verboten continues to go outside the box, which includes a variety of events such as music, art, food, wellness, and burlesque. This month features three awesome separate art events all located at 54 N 11th St., Brooklyn, NY.