WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Picks: Dimitry Mak at Gaansevoort Park Avenue

Known as the DJ of choice for the luxury and lifestyle brands Cartier, Prada, Converse, and Grand Marnier, Dimitry Mak has also spun for NYC's hottest crowds at the top venues. When the all-star DJ is not catering to the best of NYC nightlife, he can be found in the studio writing and producing with the promise to always keep his listeners on their feet. Catch him this Friday night at Gansevoort Park Avenue for a night you will not forget.

The 20,000 square foot rooftop, sitting high above the luxurious Park Avenue, combines an indoor, fireside atmosphere with an outdoor deck and pool vibe that can't be found anywhere else in the city. Everyone expects to hear good music when they go out, and with Danny Rockz at the helm, Gansevoort Park Avenue will be rocking with a high energy mix all night long.

WEEKEND PICKS
Event Preview: Just Crow at Gansevoort Park Avenue

Joonbug.com is taking over all three floors of Gansevoort Park Avenue's lavish indoor/outdoor venue this Saturday night. With multiple, massive bars and alfresco fireplaces decorating the awe-inspiring luxury rooftop, Gansevoort Park Avenue is the perfect place to party on a Saturday night. Plus, along with music by Just Crow, we'll be there, so you know the party's going to be hotter than hot despite the frosty chill of winter outside.

When: Saturday, March 8th, 10pm.

Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue, 420 Park Ave. S., New York, NY

THE HOT SPOT
Toshi Soars Sky-High

In the wake of Toshi's Living Room's tremendous popularity and success, hotelier, Robert "Toshi" Chan has recently announced the imminent opening of Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop, which rests above the swanky Flatiron Hotel. Here at Joonbug, we had the pleasure of enjoying live music at Toshi's Living Room after it had recently opened. We can expect the same comforting and cheerful atmosphere evoked by Toshi and his staff when Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop opens this May, just in time for those hot summer soirees.

CULTURE CLUB
Ditch the Theater: NYC's Outdoor Movie Screenings

As most of you can already tell, we’re pretty big fans of rooftops in the summertime. What’s not to like about them? They provide breathtaking views of the city and give you a hiatus from the chaos below. We’ve seen rooftop bars, pools, and now there’s another activity to add to the fun up above: movie screenings.

From the rooftop of a market to a high school, the range of selected venues will keep it interesting. The movies shown in this series are not typical either. Their genres widely vary, thus encouraging diverse audiences each time. If this sounds like your cup of tea, check out the schedule here.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Mondrian SoHo's "Soaked" Open For Business

In the summertime we just can’t get enough of rooftop lounges! Good news, there’s a new one to add to the lineup: Soaked at Mondrian SoHo.

Unlike other rooftops that have a city-chic atmosphere (which we love), this unique hotspot has a serene country feel (which we also love). Covered with lively green turf, plants, and décor, it has a very refreshing ambiance.

The menu could not be more suited for the setting. To complement the summer vibe, Soaked offers fruit infused liquor and liquor infused fruit. We love it! Nothing says it’s summer like tropical fruit and a cold beverage, especially when they’re combined!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Haven: The New Rooftop Lounge in Times Square

New York tourists, commuters, and residents alike can all agree that Times Square’s appeal is undeniable. They can also agree that it has lacked an outdoor refuge to enjoy it from- until now. Haven, located atop the Sanctuary Hotel, offers 2,500 square feet of outdoorsy yet modern bliss. Guests can enjoy an array of tropical cocktails in the $15 range. One that sounds particularly inviting to us is the Starlight, consisting of Grey Goose Le Citron vodka, fresh kiwi, and vanilla bean. Once in full swing, Haven will also offer a food menu for patrons to enjoy. Take a look at the pictures, we absolutely love the lounge’s décor!

GET THE PARTY STARTED
NYC: Your Week in Revelry

When: All Week

Where: Nighthawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn.

When: 10pm

Where: Sway 305 Spring St. Manhattan


When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street

When: 5-6.30pm

Where: XVI Rooftop 251 West 48th St. Manhattan

When: 10pm-4am

Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue, 420 Park Avenue South.

When: 11pm-4am

Where: Marquee, 289 10th Ave, Manhattan

When: 2-10pm

Where: Thompson Lower East Side 190 Allen Street, Manhattan

HAPPENINGS
2011 Rooftop Summer Celebration

WHEN: 7/31 5-7 pm

WHERE: Citizen, 364 West Erie Street

Jimmy Insulin is hosting its 2nd Annual Summer Celebration Rooftop Event. Not only is the party taking place on the rooftop, but admission includes two complimentary drinks! Don't miss out on some Sunday afternoon fun for a good cause. 100% of proceeds go Jimmy Insulin.

Based in Chicago, Jimmy Insulin is a completely free service that initiates connections between diabetes support-seekers and diabetes guides. These relationships give those living with diabetes the opportunity to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is closely familiar with their experiences.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Keeping up with the Joneses

After a few false starts, Jones, San Francisco’s largest sustainable indoor/outdoor rooftop bar, lounge, and restaurant, has reopened. Located atop a modernized 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival building and lushly decorated with tropical plants, Jones features an expansive, architecturally sophisticated 8,000 square foot heated terrace that looks down upon an incredible view of the city. With a wonderful French-Californian menu conceived by San Francisco's Oola chef, Ola Fender, and amazing cocktails to boot, including Kensington Zinger, made with ginger-jalapeño syrup, gin, ginger beer and lemon, San Frantastic, an elderflower liqueur, muddled strawberry, lemon juice, and blood-orange vodka cocktail, and NY Sour, a concoction of bourbon, lemon juice, sugar, egg and red wine, this is one Jones family you won't mind having as neighbors.

GROUPIE
Free Rooftop Concert with OK Go February 5th

OK Go will be performing a free concert on the rooftop of the SF Art Institute in North Beach on Saturday, February 5th. Only the first 800 people in line will get wristbands to the show, so arrive early. The event will begin at 3:30 PM and concert doors open at 5:30 PM.

North Beach won the first ever Yahoo Bus Stop Derby, and will host a free block party in addition to the concert. There will be carnival games, free popcorn/hot cocoa, and street food for purchase. This event is part of Yahoo's promotional campaign for their new mobile apps. Go here for more details.