Friday, March 30, 2012
By Gamal Hennessy
Your nightlife is an important part of why you live in New York. It gives you a chance to connect with others, escape our normal routines and express our creativity. The Nightlife Culture Expo is a celebration of that part of your life. As the president of the Nightlife Cultural Initiative I’ve tried to collect a diverse blend of attractions, performances and parties for you to enjoy. Here are some highlights of what we have for you if you join us.
Little Louie Vega & Kevin Hedge: They created a signature blend of house and Latin music that has helped define the New York dance scene and they have agreed to kick off the Expo in a big way at Cielo.
Maor: The emerging artist will bring his music and his message about gay bullying and discrimination to Stonewall Inn as a part of the LGBT Appreciation Event
Paige Turner: This established queer icon graces the stage for a night of music and comedy as the headline act of the LGBT Appreciation Event
Rakim: He is one of the most respected names in hip hop. His Paid in Full album is a soundtrack its golden age and he will be performing a rare New York set at Sutra.
Rob Swift: The legendary DJ for the X-Men will return from his performance tour of Asia to provide the right music to celebrate nightlife culture and end our Expo on a high note at the double seven.
Pleasure Palaces: Bars and Clubs as the Cradles of Nightlife Culture- The spaces that bars and clubs inhabit that become the frame and canvas for every other aspect of the nightlife experience. We have five very different venues all over downtown Manhattan spread out over the four nights
A discussion about the importance of nightlife culture is vital to this type of event. I have collected a panel of very well connected and insightful nightlife minds to discuss this topic during our brunch at Affaire. The panel includes
madison moore: Fashion and Fantasies
Paul Seres: Nightlife operator, advocate and President of the New York Nightlife Association
Shonali Bhowmik: From Nashville to New York
Steven Lewis: Celebrity Waitresses, Sex and the Sin Effect
We hope you will decide to join us for the first of many nightlife culture events. For more information and tickets, visit http://nightlifeculture.org/events/
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Nightlife Culture Review for March 21, 2012
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy
The Nightlife Culture Expo 2012
From hip hop icons to house music legends. From underground artists to well known operators. From historic venues to the New York’s hottest clubs, New York has a treasure in its nightlife and the Nightlife Cultural Initiative is proud to announce the Nightlife Culture Expo. Visit our site to order tickets to shows featuring Join Rakim, Little Louie Vega, Rob Swift and more http://bit.ly/FRVLvO
Discussions with the Nightlife Think Tank
One of the highlights of the Expo will be a brunch seminar discussing the importance of nightlife culture to New York City. To explore this important subject, NCI has assembled prominent thinkers in the field. Here is a taste of the unique perspective each one brings to the table.
Steven Lewis: Celebrity Waitresses, Sex and the Sin Effect: http://bit.ly/yQsc7Q
Michael Moore: Fashion and Fantasies http://bit.ly/xo03pK
Shonali Bhowmik: From Nashville to New York http://bit.ly/zmDP0Y
CBGB returns to NYC in July as a music festival instead of a music venue. http://bit.ly/yrvwim
Literature and liquor mix on the Lower East Side. http://nyti.ms/FQAyQU
Steve Lewis takes a roundtable look at the subculture of bottle service. http://bit.ly/xxSEKo
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Nightlife Culture Expo 2012
We've got hip hop icons and house music legends.
We've got dance floors open all night and burlesque brunches during the day.
We've got underground artists and well known operators. We've got historic venues and today's hottest clubs.
We have four nights of nightlife culture and you can have it too.
Just click on the flyer, pick the events you want to attend and join us...
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Nightlife Culture Review of March 8, 2012
Prince of the City
From Nashville to New York: A Nightlife Culture Interview with Shonali Bhowmik http://bit.ly/zmDP0Y
Michael Mele gets 23 years in prison for taking Laura Garza out of a club and killing her in 2008. http://nydn.us/w1cBCG
Does New York nightlife need more male bottle servers and hosts? http://bit.ly/wlt8JZ
A new art exhibit explores drag culture in New York nightlife. http://bit.ly/zDEuVJ
The Metropolitan Museum attracts young patrons by reinventing itself as a nightclub. http://bit.ly/y1vrH2
The New York Historical Society is offering students a free course in hip hop this month. http://bit.ly/z9vNDz
Mother's Ruin, Bas'ik and Wayland are among the best new venues in New York nightlife. http://bit.ly/zw2SYa