One of the most highly coveted social events in the New York social scene just celebrated its fourteenth year. The Young Fellows Ball 2013 took place on April 4th at The Frick Collection, where fashion, art, and charity were the topic of the night.
Sponsored by Donna Karan New York, the annual event was hosted at the historic Frisk mansion on the Upper East Side. The Young Fellows Ball was an evening filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and music. Proceeds from the event benefit the Frick’s educational programs, which strives to assist New York City public schools in the five boroughs and proceeds also go toward the enhancement of the Frick Art Reference Library.
Actress, model, philanthropist, and international celebrity Pamela Anderson has conquered just about everything she has set her mind to. Since her breakout role in Baywatch, she has achieved an iconic status that few ever reach. Her latest endeavor is both fun to play and cause worthy; a new virtual Facebook app called BamPoker. Founders Elton Pereira and Jeremy Nichele wanted to introduce an interactive gaming experience that is both casual and fun to play. The Facebook App allows the online community to duel it out in Texas Hold 'em, with no money involved, using online virtual chips. Best of all, players will also have the chance to play or chat with Pamela herself! BamPoker has partnered with non-profit Free the Children and playing the game will help support the organization. Pamela chats with Joonbug about how she got involved in this online gaming experience, her upcoming return to Dancing with the Stars: All Stars, and her philanthropic background.
If you may recall from our post, Art, Culture and Fun: The Haitian Way, the end of June would witness a party unlike any the isle of Manhattan has experienced. Last week we gathered with other supporters and fans of the organization, Haiti Cultural Exchange, at the Gild Hall of the Thompson Hotel to celebrate the organization and its fabulous team. The night was themed "Indigo Blue" and guests donned their best blue duds to drink, eat, and dance the night away.
Tomorrow night at an art space known as Littlefied, NYC DJ Royal Sapien will be hosting a dance party to celebrate his birthday. As some of you may know by now, we absolutely live for a good dance party and this one is a can't-miss. According to the official invite on Littlefield's website, Sapien hasn't hosted a fete in years and is breaking this fast with a three-hour set. So, basically anyone who is looking for an event that will not allow them to stay still needs to venture to this quaint space in the Park Slope-Gowanus area of Brooklyn.
Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. With events taking place all over the city, the average New Yorker is bombarded with a milieu of free barbeques, rooftop soirees, and dance parties. I, having never taken part of what the city has to offer during this holiday weekend, decided to go out on a limb and attend a dance party hosted by DJ Brainchild at a tiny bar and lounge: Open House.
The dance party was themed as a Neptunes vs. Timbaland bash. Timbaland and the Neptunes are some of the finest hip hop/pop/dance music producers that have emerged from Virginia in the last 15-20 years. The party started promptly at 10 pm, as scheduled, and soon became a sweaty, fun-filled fete reminiscent of Britney Spears' "Slave 4 U" video (which was one of the songs that had the crowd begging for more). By 1:00 am, the atmosphere of the lounge became nothing short of hedonistic-dance-fun with people dancing in front of the DJ stand -- on the seats. Respected rapper, Phonte, mad an appearance to much of the crowd's delight.
Following the recent release of his third full-length album, In The Air, Morgan Page has accomplished much to be proud of in the last couple of months. In addition to a widely successful album tour, a performance with Calvin Harris at Coachella that garnered rave reviews, and the release of a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart (Morgan’s track, In The Air, remained in the Top 10 for 25 weeks), the American progressive house producer just recently announced a new residency for 2012 at Las Vegas’ lucrative nightclub XS.
A two-time Grammy recipient, Morgan has earned musical support from artists like Sasha, Dany Tenaglia, John Digweed and Deep Dish. We got to catch up with him as he prepared his weekly radio show for Sirius XM.
June 4th brings the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards to NYU at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts at 7:30pm. Liza Minnelli will be honored with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award! We all know Liza (who didn't love her in recent endeavour Arrested Development?), winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy. Now that's impressive. In film, television, and on stage, Liza has won critical acclaim, as well as a following of fans.
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
Intimate in size, this Meatpacking dance spot was built for dancing. The sunken dance floor means all the attention is on the dancer, surrounded by various genres of house music blasting through its outstanding sound system. The floor is framed with luxurious banquettes so you and your dance partner can take a break and get to know each other.
Slovenian DJ and music producer Uroš Umek has been wooing crowds with his unique techno/tech house style since the '90s. Umek is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Eastern European electronica, and his record label, Sixteenofive, is one of the world’s fasting growing techno labels. In 2011, he earned the title of Beatport’s Best Artist and was ranked 29th in DJ Magazine's "Top 100 DJ’s". Umek's music continues to top Beatport’s techno charts, and he's been remixing major artists like Carl Cox, M.I.K.E., and John Digweed.
You know the feeling. The one - right after your first kiss, or after landing the dream job, that makes you feel like you could burst out in professional dance moves to your own theme song, walking home down a busy city block. You never do it, because our inhibitions quell that burst of complete happiness out of fear of what some stranger might think, but imagine having the cahonas to do it. Enter Girl Walk// All Day- an epic music video (movie length), that follows three dancers as they explore NYC. After the second screening of Girl Walk, Joonbug was able to snag Anne Marsen (who plays The Girl) for a Skype chat.