A List Stars Hit the Red Carpet for Phoenix

“Don’t think a one night stand only lasts one night.” As powerful as those words are, we wish they were our own. However, they were strung together to create the memorable tagline for one of New York’s newest off-Broadway plays, Phoenix. Starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, the show recently made its big debut and we were there to capture the range of reactions as viewers, actors, and crew members filed into the exclusive, jam packed after party held at The Leonora.

The consensus on the performances was that they were nothing short of amazing. Everybody raved about the chemistry, and the relevance of the play. Montego Glover of the hit show Smash told us, “it’s a very modern take on relationships, it’s actually a very current take on relationships.”

Lauren Berger's 4th Annual Intern Queen Party

The Intern Queen, Lauren Bergen, hit NYC for the 4th time since 2011 just this past week. The CEO and founder of - an archive of great internship opportunities nationwide—she also authored the National Best-Seller, All Work No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience, as well as Welcome to the Real World, which was released April 2014.

A young entrepreneur with much talent, she has created a mecca for students to take the first step in the real world. She is an expert in what she does, and she does it very professionally and enthusiastically. Wednesday, July 30th was a night of networking and fun for summer interns in the Big Apple, as they were honored for completing their summer assignments.

Full Moon Fest Returning to Governors Island

Ready to fest with the best? MATTE Projects-The Production House Redefining New York City’s Creative Vision is bringing back the Full Moon Fest for the fourth year in a row. Not only is the fest successfully returning to NYC, it's returning to one of New York's best music venues, Governor's Island.

The founders of the festival, The founders, Max Pollack, Brett Kincaid, and Matt Rowean explained to us that the journey to getting the fest to Governors Island was "A natural evolution [into a music festival]. We started at Beekman Beergarden and the event grew from 1,000 to 2,500 in year two. Then for year three we wanted to take it to the next level, and the same owners of Beekman run the events at Governors so it was a nice transition."

Matthew Dear & Ghostly International Crew Electrify Verboten

The scene was as wild as ever as Matthew Dear & his gang Ghostly International DJs slayed the crowd at Brooklyn's ultra-hip go to dance spot Verboten on Friday, July 18th.

The night started up with a steady trickle of people coming in as the doors were opened. DJ Jakub Alexander had the crowd up & moving in no time as he worked his way through a unified set of imaginative house & trance cuts blurring the line between DJ Shadow & Black Box. He capped of his set with a sprawling remix of "Tropical Sound" by DJ Gregory as the house started filling to the brim.

NYC's 7 Greatest Hotel Bars

1. The Ace Hotel Bar (20 W 29th St.)

Hotel bars can be swanky, classy, or elegant, but rarely cool. The Ace Hotel Bar pulls off that feat handily, with comfy communal couches, a great menu of cocktails and small bites, and of course the ability to get Stumptown coffee delivered right to your seat.

2. The NoMad Library Bar (811 7th Ave.)

The NoMad Library Bar isn't just one of the best hotel bars in the city -- it's one of the best bars in the city, full stop. They serve tasty, if overpriced, upscale pub food and have a cute library-themed decor. But the real star is their cocktail menu. Their bartenders are all Death & Co. expats and their concoctions are amongst the best in the city.

Everything We Saw at This Year's Asian Film Festival

The New York Asian Film Festival is a yearly festival that brings New Yorkers cinema from all over Asia, from the Philippines to North Korea. The festival has plenty of modern offerings and a handful of repertory showings, with a variety that has plenty for Asian cinema cultists or just adventurous action fans. Each screening began with a live introduction and giveaways of t-shirts and odd blu-rays, and some had a cast member or director in person for a post-show Q&A. At the festival's home base in Walter Reade Theatre there was also an exhibit of custom-made posters of some of the films at the event.

The Hype About HYTE


You may be able to take Hyte Park out of NYC, but you’ll never take NYC out of Hyte Park, because we will always want more.

We hope you were able to hop a ferry on over to Governors Island this past weekend for the extraordinary party, but if you couldn’t make it out, we’re here to tell you about the two day affair. Of course, no words can do justice to the excitement and thrill present at the festival, but we couldn’t hold back from sharing with our readers what we experienced at this production helmed by RPM Presents, Pacha NYC and Hyte NYC; join these two movements together and the production becomes one - #WeAreHyte.

Weekend Pick: Underground Comedy at the Capitol Lounge

Want to check out some of DC's hottest up-and-coming comedians? Every Saturday night the Capitol Lounge hosts their Underground Comedy night, with an hour and a half's worth of comedians and improv performers trying their best to make you laugh. The roster often includes comics who've performed at the DC Improv and Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse before.

The show is completely free, but it's first-come, first-serve so get there early. That means no cover and no drink minimum, although the selection of beer at the Capitol Lounge is so impressive and reasonably priced that you'll probably want to stay for a few rounds. The Capitol Lounge also has plenty of solid eats and a hip vibe that's dive-y on the outside and swanky on the inside.

The Museum of Natural History is Having a Slumber Party for Grown-Ups

For the first time, The American Museum of Natural History in New York City will be hosting sleepovers for adults (21+)- no kids allowed! Get your overnight bag packed because the first night of sleepovers at the museum is Friday, August 1st.

Test Your Senses in the Blindfold Gallery

Take a walk down memory lane—blindfolded.

Social Exposure invites you to the Blindfold Sensory Gallery: A Walk in the Dark, A Trip Down Memory Lane. Guests will be blindfolded upon arrival and travel through the five senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, and, eventually, sight.

"What if you could HEAR a memory? What if you could TASTE an emotion? What if you could connect with a perfect stranger and why does the smell of a certain something always send chills down your spine? Go on an emotional journey with us and explore your senses while immersed in the dark."

Weekend Pick: Trouble & Bassat Verboten
Looking for some Trouble? Well, we've found Trouble, and then some...Trouble & Bass, the NYC DJ trio, is coming to town! The DJ's, Drop The Lime, Star Eyes and AC Slater are notoriously raunchy ravers and current rulers of the underground scene. Using influences from house, electro, dubstep, drum & bass, metal and hip-hop, Trouble & Bass has successfully pioneered an entirely new genre; Heavy Bass.
Come on out to Verboten on Saturday, July 12th for a wild night of dancing and debauchery! The 10,000 square foot former metal shop, located in the heart of Williamsburg, is the perfect venue for an all-night rager. Don't miss out! Tickets are $20 and can be found here. Show starts at 11pm, don't be late!

What: Trouble & Bass at Verboten Where: Verboten, 54 N 11th St., Brooklyn, NY When: Saturday, July 12th, 2014