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:
Electric Zoo has announced their Phase 2 lineup for 2012 that includes Diplo, Nervo, Zedd, Paper Diamond, and many more. The festival will be headlined by David Guetta on Friday, Axwell on Saturday and Tiësto on Sunday. Check out the full lineup below!
The Biebs has finally graduated high school after years of late night studying. Between Baby Baby Baby scandals, launching women's perfume, and having Selena Gomez wrapped around his waist half the time, the YouTube sensation managed to complete his degree in basic functional education. Though not by his own will. Apparently the pop tart wouldn't have bothered to finish if it weren't for his level-headed mother. He recently told The Telegraph:"That was something my mom really wanted me to do, so I had to do it for her. I mean, this kind of lifestyle has given me a different perspective on life. I've been able to travel the world. At school, usually you have to do a lot of writing and reading. I'm really not into that stuff. I like to be out there."
Poetry, Dubstep, and Freestyle Hip Hop
When: May 7, 5 pm
Where: Bar 13, 35 E. 13th St., 2nd Fl. (@ University Pl.), 10003
Watch aspiring poets and M.C's bust out slam poetry to dubstep and hip hop. Yep, you need to be there.
2012 Undead Music Festival
When: May 9, 6 pm
Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. NYC
Undead Music Festival continues with Sex Mob, Vinicius Cantuaria, Yuka C. Honda, Elysian Fields, White Out. A non-brainer for Wednesday night. For tickets and more info click here.
It's a sad day for Beastie Boys fans as Adam Yauch, has passed away from cancer at age 47. Yauch, also known as MCA, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 when doctors found a tumor in his salivary gland. He had been receiving treatment for the past 3 years, delaying the release of the group's most recent album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2, and preventing the group from performing live. In March Adam announced he was unable to attend the Beastie Boys' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on March 14, a clear sign his health had declined further.
Save The Beer Benefit
When: Monday April, 30th 7:30-9:30pm
Where: 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn NY
Horseless Carriage Cocktail Party
When: May 3, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: Tribeca Three Sixty, 10 Desbrosses St. NYC
NYCLASS invites you to a cocktail party with hor d'oeuvres, drinks, dancing and a fabulous silent auction. All proceeds will go to support the production of the 'Horseless Carriage," a viable alternative to carriage horses that will protect the safety and address the quality of life issues currently faced by New York City's residents and its horses. NYCLASS is committed to ending the inhumane practice of the carriage horse industry and promoting a clean and safe alternative to this outdated tradition. Contact: email@example.com
Jay Hayes, an NYU student (and former Joonbug staffer!), is taking on the fight against stigmas LGBT youth in sports often face. Hayes is currently the the captain of the men's volleyball team at New York University and wants to help knock down the barriers LGBT individuals experience as athletes. In conjunction with The Trevor Project, Hayes produced and starred in "It Gets Better," a video to help bring awareness to an often ignored issue.
"Athletics is the next frontier for gay rights," Jay explained to NYU Local. "When you look at the civil rights movement, it wouldn’t have been as successful if a person like Jackie Robinson hadn’t been there. I really hope that a gay athlete comes out soon. I think that professional sports these days are just a business and these players know that it could hurt the brand and the bottom line if they came out."