For the Club-Hopper
Watch Your Favorite Headliners this Weekend
This Friday at Greenhouse New York, Sunday Attire will be headlining with an opening set by Michael Fusco. Also on deck at Lilium, Andrew Miller will headline with support from Spaceplant and DJ Tr3vor. And, this Saturday at The Red Room at Gansevoort Park, hailing from the legendary borough of the Bronx, DJ Chris Wonder will be on the ones-and-twos. Tables are filling up fast for all 3 parties so e-mail Brittany@joonbug.com to RSVP and snag a seat.
We know many of you are getting your Independence Day celebration started early, so we've added some additional revelry for Friday through Sunday. It's going to be a wild week in NYC. Enjoy!
MONDAY JUNE 25th
Where: The Darby, 246 West 14th Street.
It’s easy to forget that we share this planet with so many other people. Too often we act selfishly, hoarding over land, possessions, and money that we never realize how much we take from the Earth and never give back. Being eco-friendly requires some sacrifices but here, in New York, partying will not be surrendered.
Last Week, one of the City’s only, and most popular eco-friendly nightclubs, Greenhouse, helped celebrate Earth Week by hosting their “Greenhouse Gives Back” campaign. Each night from April 16th to the 22nd, proceeds were given to Global Green, Cans for a Cure, Prospect Park Alliance, American Cancer Society, Riverkeeper, Green Festival, and Plant a Billion Trees, each an environmental or health-based charity.
What is the most inherently understood, widely recognized form of communication that spans the entire globe? If you said mathematics, you are wrong. It’s dancing. Bee’s do it. Birds do it, too. Even if you're already enrolled in a zumba class with a friend, finding a great dance club is one of the best ways to relieve stress and have a great time meeting people. Consider these great dance spots next time you got that itch to bust a move.
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St. 212-645-5700
It’s hard to make gardening a hobby in a big city. Tiny window sills are one of the only place a plant can get sun in an apartment, and that’s only if your apartment building allows it. Forget flowers, it’s nearly impossible to even nurture a few spices or a Chia pet. For the eco-savvy, those trying to save a few dollars, or those who love cool decoration, a solution has cropped up. “Glasshouse", created by designer Kristýna Pojerová, is a tiny green house for those without the space for one.
NYC's first eco-friendly nightclub, Greenhouse, is holding an event on Wednesday, July 27th. Come join the African Rainforest Conservancy (ARC) at the nightclub for an evening of organic cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and more! The ARC works to conserve Tanzania's Eastern Arc rainforest, an area that is over 300 times the size of Central Park! So come out to the Concrete Jungle and give back to the green outside the island of Manhattan.
Tickets are $95 and can be purchased here. A group discount is also available.
Date: Wednesday, July 27th
Time: 8:00-11:00 PM
Address: 150 Varick Street, New York NY
New Year's Eve in New York City. It's 2011. Where do you go? What do you wear? Who are the celebs that are going to be rubbing elbows with you at the open bar? Every day until New Year's Eve, we are going to give you the best of the best on where to be and how to have a night to remember to kick off the New Year. Today we continue with the letter 'B.'
B is for Bottle Service
I must confess I never thought of saving earth by going to a club before. I first heard of the Greenhouse club because it was a gorgeous, fancy place. Then I realised how special this space is. It is nothing but he first eco-friendly, LEED* registered nightclub in New York designed by Nightlife impresario Jon B.
Check out these amazing lights ! This is something between Alice in Wonderland and Saturday Night Fever. Every thing is recycled and can be recycled as you can see.
LEED certification of Greenhouse nightclub is a designation granted by the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design whereas:
- Everything from building materials and garbage disposal, energy and water usage are regulated and reduced.
- Walls and floors are made of sustainable bamboo.
- LED light bulbs are used which use 1/13th of the energy of a regular light bulb.
- Staff uniforms are made in Africa by Edun, a clothing company owned by Bono and his wife, Alison Hewson.
- Electricity for the sound system and the rest of the club is 100% wind-powered.
- Even the toilets save 15,000 gallons annually.
While chasing my nicotine fix outside Le Souk on a random Tuesday night, I notice a guy wearing suspenders attached to jeans tighter than mine and a bowtie and ask him for a light. We get to chatting and of course like all New Yorkers talk about what we do. "I play in a band and I'm a promoter" As the light bulb goes on in my head, I ask if he would like to be interviewed. Without any hesitation and with extreme enthusiasm, he said "yes".