The new glamorous and seductive lounge, The Spot, in the Trump SoHo Hotel, officially opened last Wednesday to a small, intimate crowd that could most likely fit inside a single subway car. Guests mingled in the space, formerly known as Kastel, while DJ JUS-SKE spun, beneath a flurry of gold-hued Chinese lanterns. Although the dark stacked-stone walled space is tiny, there is enough room for a few circular, tufted leather banquettes, a small bar, and a DJ booth in one corner. If you want to dance the night away, The Spot, isn’t really ideal, but make the best of what’s available in the middle of the banquette seating. Opening night DJ JUS-SKE, along with Danny A. Abeckaser and other partners, opened this space after the original plans of opening, Bartelier, an ultra-lounge from LA nightlife veteran Darren Dzienciol, fell through. Abeckaser and his partners decided to call the new lounge, The Spot, after a bar Abeckaser frequented on his first trip to Miami. The name also stems from the most important question anyone ever asks when coordinating a night out of the town, “what’s the spot tonight?” The Spot is destined to become the next exclusive VIP lounge in the city due to its small size. As for right now, enjoy the “sultry new grotto of bottles” and all its newness.
American Museum of Natural History will host its last Junior Council party for the 2011-2012 season on Thursday, June 28th from 6:30-9:30pm. Join other like-minded young professionals on the Museum’s Arthur Ross Terrace for an evening of cocktails, jazz, and most importantly awesome solar system science! We've said it before, and we'll say it again, AMNH is the best museum ever. Seriously. Dinosaurs, cavemen, a planetarium --it really does not get any better than that. To top it off, they throw some amazing parties. This season's annual Young Philanthropists Gala included glowsticks, DJ Jus-Ske, surrounded by gigantic elephants and other mammalian life. If you want to see how our last night at the museum went down, go here. There will also be a special discussion by the Museum’s director of astrovisualization, Carter Emmart. So what's it all about? In a nutshell:
With Spring (yes, we're already planning and plotting for the end of the brutal NYC winter) comes many events and celebrations. One of them being New York's longest running young benefit, the American Museum of Natural History Museum Dance!
Young philanthropists come together to help raise funds to benefit AMNH's research and educational programs. These essential funds help keep the programs going so that underprivileged children can continue to visit our favorite museum in NYC. The black tie affair will feature silent auctions, dinner, drinks, and of course plenty of dancing with music provided by DJ Jus-Ske. Details below!
Tonight, DJ Jus-Ske of 4AM DJs will be spinning for the new rock group, 2AM Club. The band was recently signed to RCA/JIVE label group. The band will also be performing in LA next month if you're out on the West Coast. 2AM Club is definitely a group to keep your eye on.
The concert is going to be held tonight at the Gramercy Theatre starting at 7:30PM. If that's not enough and you need more, there will be an After-Party over at Goldbar.
For more information and tickets to the show, visit here.
It was decided that the ever-so-trendy Chelsea Night lounge Mr. West will be locking up its doors for good next month. When lounge owners Danny Divine and DJ Jus traded in their 22nd Street nightspot earlier this week, they decided it would be for the undeniable bite of Japanese food and late night drink. Patrons will be sad to see this piece of nightlife go, but have no fear - there are rumors of Divine opening up another late night establishment in Miami in the near future! East coasters say your goodbyes to Mr. West and have a taste of what everyone will be missing!
I have to start with politics. I woke up a couple days ago and repeated my same routine, turn on the computer then the TV. Tune to the news, head to the kitchen to fill the tea pot, pausing to decide between tea and coffee (coffee), then back to the computer. What the hell do I read on Yahoo? Russia invades Georgia??? It was like reading something from the Cold War Era.
I squinted, frowned and thought maybe the heading had something to do with the Olympics. How is it possible that after seeing the grievous errors in approach, mentality and miscalculation of world opinion that the Bush administration made in the lead up and prosecution of the “Iraq War”, could the Russian government attack and invade Georgia?