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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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!
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!
New York City will never stop pushing boundaries. Amidst its bustling streets within its mere 468.9 geographic square miles, you’ll find the offices for the most prominent companies, renowned restaurants, and notorious nightclubs. It is verifiably the world’s headquarters, which makes it of paramount importance that the city always remain as the leading innovative visionary, keeping its citizens, as well as the world, on its toes.
When news first broke in early August that Skrillex would be playing Marquee New York for one night only, it was met with mixed reactions. While many die-hard fans of the GRAMMY nominated artist hustled and bustled with excitement, scrambling to their computers to purchase a ticket before the show’s inevitable sell-out, there were a few skeptics who questioned the idea, believing the venue to be an inappropriate choice due to size and atmosphere. While reasonable in their conflicted enthusiasm, this time, Skrillex proved the skeptics wrong, as his performance on September 4th at Marquee New York proved to be nothing short of tremendous.
At the tail end of spring in NYC, there comes a day each year that serves as a farewell to winter, fueling anticipation of summer with a clear sky, tranquil wind, and pleasant temperature. It comes unannounced, demands no preparation, and yet somehow assumes all our attention. Suddenly, personal and professional woes are placed aside as New Yorkers parade along the sidewalks with happy grins on their typically impassive faces, eager to partake in cocktails and dance to cheery tunes at the nearest outdoor bar.
This is the moment we spend six months praying for, the moment we savor till the very last drop, the moment we relish, celebrate, and dream of.
The DIY Brooklyn music venue, Death By Audio has recently announced it is closely its doors November 22nd, 2014. A longtime staple of the Brooklyn music scene, the venue was started seven years ago by Edan Wilber and Matt Conboy and has held over 1000 acts every year since including the Dirty Projectors, Thee Oh Sees and Future Islands.
Wilber and Conboy recently wrote a letter to their supportive fan base which seemed to implicate rising costs in the Williamsburg area leading to a more expensive, and likely unaffordable lease.