Dancing 101: Get Down at Midsummer Night Swing

In anticipation of this year’s exciting three weeklong Midsummer Night Swing, there have been several pre-events to stir the crowds.

Tonight is the last night of a series, Dancing 101, in which guests arrive at Lincoln Center and are given a one-hour professional dance lesson.

A DJ will be there to spin, and cocktails and refreshments will be available. The event starts at 7PM , but if you can’t make it, don’t worry.

Starting June 26, Midsummer Night Swing will offer outdoor dance parties almost every night of the week for its 24th season. Styles of dance vary from rock n’ roll to disco to swing, and guests of all ages are welcome. What could be better in this beautiful weather than outdoor dancing and cocktails? Not much.

We can’t wait to test out our salsa skills!

Secret Swinger Party Broken Up at SoHo Hotel

When the Mondrian SoHo thought their penthouse was booked for a photo shoot and documentary, they were definitely mistaken.

As reported by the NY Post, this past Saturday night it got weird as hotel security arrived at the “SiN White Party," due to noise complaints only to be turned away by the party’s own guards. Once they managed to get inside, hotel security found guests undressed, and quickly attempted to shut down what was actually a swingers’ sex party.

Apparently the party’s guests were too busy to care that security had come, and attempted to continue their swanky acts anyway.

EMM Group to Turn 199 Bowery into New Hotspot

EMM Group, consisting of Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum, the duo crowned by Forbes as “The New Kings of New York Nightlife” are at it again.

The rumors that spread like wildfire about the possible new usage of 199 Bowery have been confirmed. EMM Group has taken the project on as a new nightclub and it sounds promising.

EMM recruited Travis Bass, design and marketing mogul, to aid in its development. Bass has worked on private events for P-Diddy, Leonardo DiCaprio, Valentino, and numerous others. His skills, combined with EMM’s successes at nightclubs including SL, Tenjune, and Catch Rooftop, have us super excited for what’s in store.

Todd English's CrossBar Closes

Todd English’s CrossBar bites the dust. Since its opening last May, it has attracted those in search of a "quaint" (and a bit creepy if we may say so ourselves) atmosphere.

Located in the Limelight Marketplace, previously the home of Limelight Nightclub, CrossBar housed fireplaces and an iconic table in the shape of a cross. It also offered an array of original drinks, or “Spirited Offerings” including “Church Key” and “Smoked Float.” The the church-like restaurant closed abruptly, as its phone line is already disconnected and its website has disappeared. It is unknown what the structure will become, but it appears that construction is already in the works. It looks like the dark, dungeon vibe is not too popular with New Yorkers.