Friday, June 24, 2011

The Dream Hotel, Hip Hop Art. Drink the Deal, and Pride 2011

Nightlife News for June 24, 2011

Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Pride 2011 (June 24-26)
The last weekend of June is the annual celebration of LGBT culture in New York City. There will be parades, parties and special events all over the city. Click this link for an introduction into the various events.

Fundraising Fashion Show for Life Preservers (June 28)
Next week B Discovery and Nikki Midtown will host an event for Life Preservers Inc. Life Preservers is an organization that helps victims of sex trafficking in the New York City area. The party will include a runway show, product discounts and giveaways.

Hip Hop Art Exhibit
Fab Five Freddy, a hip hop personality since the 1980s, recently opened up an art exhibit at Gallery 151. The exhibit featured crystal encrusted digital photos of models and boxers and was inspired by graffiti styles of early hip hop. The continued emergence of this kind of nightlife culture in established museums and galleries is a welcomed recognition its artistic merits.

The Business of a Beer Sommelier
A lot of people like beer, but Matt Simpson has become a self taught expert. Because beer can be as complex and varied as wine or whiskey, he spent years developing a deep knowledge about the subject. This probably included a lot of drinking. Now he travels the country doing seminars, consulting on restaurant menus and hosting parties for wealthy clients. Why didn’t you think of that?

New Venues
Nights and Weekends
Williamsburg will get a rum based venue from the operators who brought you the successful Five Leaves restaurant.
PH-D in the Dream Hotel
One of the major venue openings of the summer inside the Dream Hotel had all the requisite A-List personalities, scene seeking crowds and high end opulence.

Drink the Deal Site Launches
A new nightlife centered discount group has launched to compete in the Groupon/ Living Social market.

Have fun

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