Last week, artist Steven Colucci debuted his new scarf collection, as well as "Sounds of Color" paintings at The National Arts Club in Gramercy Park. The exhibit was displayed alongside Andy Warhol sketches and was debuted while Shea serenaded guests with festive Christmas tunes. Colucci has been working with The American Cancer Society, as well as the Quogue Wildlife Refuge to raise awareness and funds during the holiday season, and therefore all proceeds from the event benefitted these two organizations.
New York native and DJ stunner, Jesse Marco has made quite a name for himself as one of the top DJs around. At just 22-years-old, Jesse has an impressive list of accomplishment's and continues to thrive. He's making his return to the weekly party, Electric Beach, at Santos Party House this Saturday, December 22 for one wild night.
Jesse’s expansive knowledge of music and remarkable mixing skills have taken him around the world. From spinning private parties for celebrities like Jay-Z, Heidi Klum, Russell Simmons, and Spike Lee to the fashion and art worlds playing high-profile events for Alexander Wang, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Karan, and Diesel, he's done it all.
While Jesse spins at celebrity and corporate events he also brings his sounds to the most recognizable nightclubs in the world including LIV (Miami), 1OAK (Las Vegas), MIXX (Atlantic City), VIP Room (Paris), and Chinawhite (London).
It’s NYE and you know the drill:
Hot venue √
Sexy outfit √
Champagne at midnight √
What could possibly make ringing in a brand new year that much more spectacular? A performance by one of electronic dance music's hottest DJ’s? Absolutely! If you’re lucky enough to attend any of the NYE parties spanning across these five fabulous cities, you’ll be guaranteed beats, ball drops and a banging good time! Here’s a look at the Top 5:
Armin van Buuren – New York City
Don’t miss out on this adrenaline fueled electric dance party extravaganza presented by Joonbug.com. It all goes down at Pier 36, a 64,000 square foot pier that stretches out to Manhattan’s East River. There’s a 3-hour open bar taking place between 9:00 pm – 12:00 am. This event is strictly 21+. Several VIP packages are available and tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
This New Year’s Eve it's all about setting new traditions. It's a go big or go home attitude and if you’re still deciding where to revel this NYE, picture this: 7 parties under one roof with the option to choose from a variety of different themed venues. It's going down at one place and it’s happening this New Year’s Eve at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia for its first ever New Year’s Eve bash! Tickets to this multi-venue space will grant exclusive access to 7 parties under one roof with six out of this world DJs and two amazing bands, The Rockets playing in Victory Beer Hall and Lost in Paris shaking things up in the heated outdoor tent! Drink up the cocktail of your choice with a 5 hour premium open bar while you catch the festivities live on over 75 TVs and even watch the ball drop in the NBC Arena and the MarketPlace on their immense 32’ HD LED video screen! It doesn’t get much better than that so get to planning and see where you’ll be when the clock strikes midnight! For more information and ticket options click here.
The Spectrum Grill can easily be dubbed “the crown jewel” of the multi-venue XFINITY Live! Philadelphia. Grub on prime steaks, chops, seafood, and sip on delicious drinks as Spectrum often throws some of Philadelphia’s finest cocktail parties. It’s a sleek venue where patrons will be immersed in a sophisticated, intimate atmosphere always ending in an outstanding dining experience.
Victory Beer Hall:
Get your brew on! Partnering with Philadelphia’s Victory Brewing Company, the Victory Beer Hall was destined to be an unrivaled buoyant experience. The space features sizeable, beer hall style tables, and a stage for live indoor entertainment. You can also mingle on its 2,000 square-foot patio which comes with a fire pit and a privy panoramic view of the Philadelphia skyline. As if the space isn’t intriguing enough, The Victory Beer Hall's signature is its extensive and eclectic selection of regional Philadelphia brews.
Last week, the second location of The Windsor opened up in the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel. The Windsor is a high-end sports bar with large, dark cherry banquets, as well as multiple large flat screen TVs. The two-floor space offers a spiral staircase to the second floor VIP area and prized sports memorabilia throughout the venue.
The menu features gourmet comfort food created by Crown Group Hospitality's executive chef Jason Hall, in collaboration with Kristine Mana-ay. Items such as sliders, tartar, pizzas, BLT, and truffle grilled cheese will be served. Head mixologist, Ben Scorah developed the beverage menu, which will feature seasonal drinks inspired by London's 90s club era. The menu will also include low calorie cocktail options and all cocktails are served up with fun names like the Porn Star Martini or the Sloney Pony. Additionally, there will be two different shot flights available where guests can choose a liquor of their choice.
Last week, Brooklyn's Barclays Center hosted a celebration of Jamaica's 50 years of independence with a very special performance. Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy performed, as well as Ali Campbell's UB40, Beres Hammond, and Maxi Priest all jammed out during the BioLife Sounds of Reggae concert. The concert was the first reggae concert for the Barclays Center, marking a historic milestone for the arena, which is located in a community known for its Caribbean culture.
The artists all performed both past and present hits, including Shaggy's "Boombastic" and Ali Campbell's "Red Red Wine." “Sounds of Reggae brought unprecedented energy to Barclays Center last night,” commented Shaggy. “It was an incredible opportunity to share a part of Jamaica’s culture with Brooklyn, my second home.”
The mood is vibrant yet a settle somber fills the air. Every Sunday night at 30 West 4th Street, singers in the greater NYC area gather to share the universal language of music. Accompanied by a live band, distant background singers, and legendary host Ron Grant, performer’s cover their favorite songs by mainstream artists while others premier their original work. However, this isn't your ordinary night at The Village Underground. With the recent tragedies of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, many are mourning while others find creative ways of seeking peace.
The night wasn't initially in memory of the victims, but the atmosphere took a dramatic shift as one performer sang beautiful renditions of "I Look to You" and "I Will Always Love You" by the late Whitney Houston. By the end of his ballad melody, the room was nearly silent as many wiped their tears and consoled one another in remembrance of the 26 victims. Another performer, Eddie Sands from Cleveland, Ohio shed a few tears before his set. Shortly before he performed, he asked the audience "What's going on in the world? Those poor babies never had a chance at life. Keep the ones you love close and tell them you love them every day."