If you aren't utterly exhausted after the Electric Zoo extravaganza taking place this coming weekend at Randall's Island, head to NYC nightlife staple Pacha for the festival's official after parties. September 4th, guests will include Sharam, Robbie Rivera, Dresden & Johnston, Italoboyz, Heartthrob (live), Taimur & Fahad and more. The tickets will cost you $35 in advance while supplies last, but thrifty partiers can get in at $25 if purchased at the same time as your festival ticket. And guess what folks you can do it all over again September 5th and rock out with DJ Guy Gerber and see surprise guest from the festival’s main stage. Opening set by Alex Kofman & Simon Heyliger. $25 in advance while supplies last. Parties are from 11pm to 5am!
Juliet Supper Club, one of the few reasons I still party in Chelsea, is closed down this week due to a smoking violation. The hotspot has to dish out $19,400 in fines due to it's unruly nicotine addicted patrons and has to present a detailed plan to city officials of how they will combat the problem in the future. I have personally witnessed bouncers escort smokers out of the club and know that they do not condone smoking in any form, even those ridiculous looking smoke-free electronic ones. So sorry Romeos, you will have to wait one week for your Juliet.
Just in time for the new year, we are hearing word in the nightlife circuit that a new megaclub called District 36 will be opening sometime next month. To be located on 36th Street in Manhattan, District 36 will attempt to revive the days of Studio 54 and the dance scene that once dominated New York nightlife. The club has already started booking acts for its opening week and will be housing Victor Calderone and the Evolve DJs. Stay close to Joonbug for updates on the opening!
Manhattan's District Attorney began its probe Sunday into the timeline leading up to the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand's daughter Nicole John. John was pronounced dead on Friday night after a fall from a 25th floor window in a high-rise apartment in Herald Square. John, 17, spent her last night alive at one of New York's hottest and most exclusive nightclubs, Tenjune, before leaving the Meatpacking District with a group of friends and returning to the Midtown apartment.
Friday anight was one of those perfect New York nights. The kind where any and everything happened. The kind Sex and the City is based on. The east side morphed into the West side, the early night kick-off-cocktail turned into endless bottles late into the night. Velvet ropes meant nothing, the city was ours and as we teetered in sky high heels, shimmied in flirty dresses, tossed locks of hair as we danced without a care, the night went on until the first signs of day peeked out from behind the skyscrapers.
Of course, I believe, everyone should have such a night and while you can never tell which will be a blaze or a bust until you're knee deep in the VIP section, you can go to all the right spots, tango with fate, and hope the city opens her arms and rocks you all night long.
Sip cocktails on the outdoor rooftop terrace, munch on sushi from Bond Street, and watch the sun set behind the waves. Just another night at the reopening of Townhouse Hotel's rooftop lounge, the Water Tower. Kick back on king-size waterbeds with giant umbrellas for the sun-shy then transition with the night as the Water Tower turns into one of Miami's hottest lounges. The Water Tower is perfect for private events, parties, photo shoots, or just a night out with the crew. (Special Preview: Saturday, August 28, 8pm-2am, reservations call 305.398.1806)
I don't know about you, but I know how quickly things can change in this city. You head out to face the workday, already planning on resuming your relationship with your couch as soon as your boss will allow it. Just as the day is winding down, the emails start to flood in and the next thing you know, the snooze button is on hold and you're out into the night, Manhattan at your feet.
Here's a rundown of everything worth your while tonight. From movie night in Central Park to an all out club scene at Marquee, NYC always offers something for everyone. Forget Carrie Bradshaw, Joonbug has the key to the city!
Fall is mocking us, reaching it's cooler claws into our closets, forcing us to don trenches, and causing us to call our nightlife quits. Just wait one minute! Toss that take out menu back in the drawer, close out the DVR menu, because summer is still here and Chicago floral designer, August Bloom, is celebrating it's inaugural year with enough designs to turn back the clock.
With a knack for custom made haute designs, August Bloom specializes in all the above: small intimate affairs, weddings, and full on enormous affairs. Thursday night's, "The Reception" at the The Zhou B Arts Center, will transform the center's Life Garden with a unique collaboration between photographer Geraldine Rodriguez and pastry chef, Jessica Ashley for a live exhibition of Trash the Dress.