MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter

This Week

1. Longest Standup Comedy Show at Comic Strip Live: June 3 – 5
2. Fundraiser for Holy Trinity Food Pantry: Wed. June 4
3. First Thursday at Bryant Park & The Gibson Room: Thu. June 5
4. Gotham Girls Roller Derby at Hunter College: Sat. June 7
5. Big Apple BBQ: Sat. June 7 & Sun. June 8
6. European Cup Soccer: June 7 – 29
7. Sundays at Seven at IAC: Sun, June 8
8. Live Music Spotlight

Other News:
1. Meet Market Adventures
2. Zog Sports
3. Spotlight Bar: The Stumble Inn

1. Beer Tasting Dinner at The House of Brews: Tue. June 10
2. Kruise for Kids Benefit for Project Children: Wed. June 11
3. NY’s Largest Singles After Work Summer Kick Off Party at Columbus 72: Thu. June 12
4. NYC Flip Cup Tournament at Village Pourhouse: Sat. June 14
5. Bryant Park Film Festival: Starting Mon. June 16
6. Luau Party at The Town Tavern: Thu. June 19
7. Friends for the Cure Summer Solstice Event: Wed. June 25
8. TG Whitney’s / Windfall Annual Cruise: Thu. June 26
9. Save the Dates

This Week:

Tuesday, June 3 – Thursday, June 5
Longest Standup Comedy Show
50-hour world record show to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund
Donations can be made during event.
100% of all donations go to the Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund.
Over 100 professional stand up comedians to grace the Comic Strip Live stage.
Sets will run from 20 minutes to hours long.

For the entire 50 hours of the world record attempt,
there will always be a professional comedian on stage, an audience, club & wait staff.
On each of the three nights, Wednesday, June 3 & Thursday, June 4 (8:30 pm to midnight)
and Thursday, June 5 (8:30 pm to 10:30 pm), Comic Strip Live will still have
their regular weeknight stand up shows as part of the record.
Outside of those times, and while setting the record, audience members can stop by whenever they want,
for as long as they want to watch comedy (free admission)
while being treated to a bevy of free bagels, chips, popcorn, donuts, coffee, sodas and Red Bull.
Additionally, on Wednesday and Thursday from 7am to 10am, free breakfast will be served.

8:30pm Tuesday through 10:30pm Thursday
Comic Strip Live
1568 Second Ave. (between 81st & 82nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 861-9386

And Check out MurphGuide’s Directory of NYC Comedy Venues:
Our friend Ann invites you to this fundraiser…
Wednesday, June 4
Fundraiser for the Holy Trinity Food Pantry
Fundraiser Committee Ann Dolan, Meera Ratnesar, Jennifer Miller, Chris Joyce
invite you to…
Fundraising Happy Hour
suggested donation $10
cash bar
raffle prizes
7 – 9pm
Soldier McGee’s Tavern
480 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 579-4299

Proceeds support the Holy Trinity Food Pantry
Our friends Walter & Susan both host monthly happy hours on the first Thursday of each month.
Hence the name “First Thursday”. All are welcome at each one…
Thursday, June 5
First Thursday

Thursday, June 5
Walter Tice presents…
First Thursday
aka International Beer Night
Bryant Park Café
Upper Terrace
Bryant Park (42nd St. between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-6500
Thursday, June 5
First Thursday
hosted by Susan Terwilliger
co-hosted by Diamond Dogs Ski Club
7:30pm to 10:30pm
The Gibson Room
Roof top/3rd floor at Patroon
160 E. 46th St. (between Lexington & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY
Our friends at Gotham Girls Roller Derby have another bout this week.
Enter to win free tickets…
Saturday, June 7
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Brooklyn Bombshells vs. Bronx Gridlock
Buy tickets on-line at:
Doors 6:30pm
bout begins 8:30pm
Hunter College
Sportsplex B3 Gym
Lexington Ave. & 68th St.
New York, NY

Upcoming bouts:
June 7: Bronx vs. Brooklyn
June 28: Brooklyn vs. Queens
July 26: Manhattan vs. Bronx
August 6: Queens vs. Bronx
September 12: Manhattan vs. Brooklyn
September 27: Post-Season Showdown
October 25: Championship Bout
(646) 405-9803

Enter to Win fre tix courtesy of GGRD:
This huge BBQ event features live music and a hundred thousand people…
Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8
Big Apple BBQ
The Sixth Annual Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
The country’s top pitmasters will cook up their award-winning food
for over a hundred thousand barbecue enthusiasts.
Live music both days:
Saturday, June 7
The Defibulators 1pm – 2:15pm
The Sweet Divines 2:45pm – 4pm
The Wild Magnolias 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Sunday, June 8
Alex Battles & The Whiskey Rebellion 1pm – 2:15pm
Eli “Paper Boy” Reed & The True Lovers 2:45pm – 4pm
The Sadies 4:30pm – 5:45pm

Seminars and cooking demonstrations
The country’s best barbecue is available from top pitmasters for only $8 per plate.
Free Admission
noon – 6pm
Madison Square Park
between 23rd & 26th St.
and between Fifth Ave. & Madison Ave.
New York, NY

Proceeds from the Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
will support the Madison Square Park Conservancy
Starting this weekend, and going on all month long…
European Cup Soccer
June 7 – 29

First round action starts this weekend:
Saturday, June 7:
Switzerland vs Czech Republic
Portugal vs Turkey

Sunday, June 8
Austria vs Croatia
Germany vs Poland

Full Schedule at:

Nevada Smith’s, the soccer mecca of NYC, will fill up, so get there early:

Nevada Smith’s
74 Third Ave. (between 11th & 12th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 982-2591

For many more soccer viewing options, check out the MurphGuide Directory of Soccer Bars in NYC
to find good places to watch the games:
Our friend Fiona invites you to her monthly variety show…
Sunday, June 8
Sundays at Seven
A monthly comedy/music show
featuring the best comic, music and solo performers

Hosted and produced by
Fiona Walsh (Galway Comedy Festival) and Ann Design (The Duplex)
Christian Finnegan – Comedy Central
Leah Dubie – Dykes on Mics
Ellen Karis – Greek Gods of Comedy Tour
Andy Pitz – Late Night with Craig Ferguson
Kambri Crews – Comix
Pat O’Shea – Gotham Comedy Club
Maureen Langan – Comics Unleashed

Music by Rebecca Hart – Rockwood Music Hall

Admission: $10 (non- members), $8 (members)
The Irish Arts Center
553 W. 51st St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
New York, NY
Live Music Spotlight:
You can find very talented musicians every night of the week in NY’s bars.
Here are a few suggestions for this week…

Wednesday, June 4
Dave Foster at The Living Room

Thursday, June 5
Bill Popp & The Tapes CD Release Party at Kenny’s Castaways
The Screaming Orphans in Bryant Park
Tom Riccobono and Mark West at Smith’s Bar

Friday, June 6
Enda Keegan at Marty O’Brien’s
Eileen Fogarty & The Very Best at Tir na nOg
Lil Mo & the Moneycats at An Beal Bocht
Artie & Mark at Blackstone’s
Ray Greiche Trio at The Back Fence
GNYC-TV presents at The Mean Fiddler

Saturday, June 7
Shilelagh Law at Ulysses’
Big Apple BBQ at Madison Square Park
Inspired by Black Sabbath at The Underscore
Dimitri & The Black Coffee Blues Band at The Brazen Head

Sunday, June 8
Big Apple BBQ at Madison Square Park

Monday, June 9
Bluegrass Mondays at Parkside Lounge

Tuesday, June 10
Trad. Session w/guest Alan Morrisroe at Dempsey’s

Check out the MurphGuide Events calendar for more details

Other News: is proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 Gotham Girls Roller Derby…
Enter to win free tickets

Saturday, June 7:
Bronx Gridlock vs. Brooklyn Bombshells

at Hunter College

Enter to Win:

After the games, join GGRD at Manitoba’s to toast victory or drown defeat with your favorite derby darlings.

99 Ave. B (E. 7th St.)
New York, NY

About GGRD and the national Roller Derby phenomenon:
Founded in 2003, GGRD has led the nation-wide charge to bring the American-born sport of Roller Derby back to the limelight. Leagues around the country have taken the high-speed athleticism and hard-hitting action of derby past, and added a healthy dose of punk rock attitude to create this new wave of Roller Derby.

More info available on the GGRD Hotline: (888) 830-2253
Meet Market Adventures announces their June Lineup…
Meet Market Adventures

Here are their events that are not sold out already:

Singles Intro To Photography With Scott Wynn: Thursday, June 5
Singles Guided Bike Tour Through Central Park: Saturday, June 7
Singles Chelsea Brewery & Beer Tasting Tour: Saturday, June 7
Singles White Water Rafting During Dam Release: Sunday, June 8
Singles Intro to Fencing: Sunday, June 8
New York’s Largest Singles After Work Summer Kick Off Party: Thursday June 12
Singles Mount Defiance Hike: Saturday, June 14
Singles New York City Architecture Tour: Sunday, June 15
Singles Wine Tasting & Fondue Night: Thursday, June 19
Singles East Village Rock & Roll Tour: Saturday June 21
Singles Hike Wawayanda State Park: Sunday, June 22
Singles Intro To Rollerblading: Sunday, June 22
Singles Intro to Archery: Sunday June 22
Singles Summer River Tubing & BBQ Day: Saturday, June 28
Singles Hang Gliding Day: Sunday, June 29

Details at
Our friends at Zog Sports invite you to join them at some of their summer activities…

ZogSports Summer Trips
Surfing, Beach Day, Wine Tasting, Whitewater Rafting
ZogSports, the co-ed, social, charity-focused sports league for young professionals,
has turned on registration for its annual series of summer trips.
Get out of the city for a day or a weekend with awesome activities and great people.
You don’t have to play in the leagues to come along for some summer fun.

Summer Trips – Registration is open for the following trips:

Surfing & Beach Day Trips – (June 28 & July 26) –
Registration for June 28 Trip Ends Friday, June 13

Wetsuits, surfboards, lessons, and transportation to and from the beach are all included.
If you don’t want to surf, you can pay a discounted rate to spend the day lounging on the beach.

Wine Tasting Day Trips (July 12 & August 9)
visit 3-4 vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island to sample some of the area’s best wines.

Whitewater Rafting Day Trips – (June 21 & July 20) – Registration for June 21 Trip Ends Friday, June 13
Both trips will be run on Dam Release weekends, which means you’ll hit some seriously awesome rapids!

Whitewater Rafting Overnight Camping Trip – (Details TBD)

Details & registration at
A new sports bar has opened on the upper east side
Mo’s Caribbean is no more, having recently been replaced by The Stumble Inn
Spotlight Bar: The Stumble Inn
They have a Happy Hour Monday through Friday
where the Whole Bar is Half Price from 11:30am – 7pm
and you can get a free draft beer or soda with any burger from 11:30am – 4pm

Daily specials include:
Sundays: All beer Half Price – 11:30am – close
Mondays: $1 drafts, $8 pitchers, $4 Stella & Sam Light Bottles 7pm – close
Tuesdays: $4 You Call It Mixed drinks, drafts, bottles & shots 7pm – close
Wednesdays: Ladies Night: $2 Pints, $8 & $12 pitchers, $3 Shots of SoCo Lime & Lemon Drops for everyone: 7pm – close
Thursdays: $12 domestic buckets of beer (5), 1/2 price bomb shots: 7pm – close
Saturdays: Whole Bar 1/2 price 11:30am – 7pm
For Sports, they have 16 Flat screen TVs with Beer Pong & Foosball Everyday

The Stumble Inn
1454 Second Ave. (76th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 650-0561


Our friends at The House of Brews invite you to this beer tasting dinner…
Tuesday June 10
Beer Tasting Dinner at the House of Brew
$45 per guest includes a five course meal
each course paired with a specially selected brew:

First Course:
Watermelon Gazpacho with Cilantro, Jalapeno and Lump Crab
Served with a Palma Louca Chelada
A refreshing and smooth, Brazilian style lager mixed with fresh lime juice in a salt rimmed glass

2nd Course:
Jersey Tomato, Red Onion and Mint Salad With Quinoa and Sunflower Seeds.
Beer Pairing; Harpoon UFO

3rd Course:
Pan Seared Barnegat Bay Scallops With Sweet Corn and Edamame, & Chorizo Jus
Beer pairing; Radeberger Pilsner
Crowned the official drink by King Friedrich August III of Saxony, Radeberger is characterized by its dazzling and refreshing taste and has long been enjoyed by German nobility since 1872.

4th Course:
Veal Crepinette with Pimenton Mashed Potatos, Garlicky Spinach and Onion Marmalade
Beer pairing; Stone Imperial Russian Stout
This beer is brewed in the authentic historical style of an Russian Imperial Stout, this beer is massive.
This style originated from Czarist Russia’s demand for ever thicker English Stouts.
Expect this beer to pour like Siberian crude and taste even heavier

5th Course:
Peach Melba Shortcake with Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream
Served with De Trouche Peche, a sparkling, crisp and refreshing balance of fresh peaches and alcohol

All beers on the tasting menu will be available for $5 each
The House of Brews
302 W. 51st. St. (Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 541-7080
This event is a highlight of the summer, ickets are on sale now for the annual Kruise for Kids Benefit…
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
A.O.H. Div. 7 – NYC presents…
17th annual Kruise for Kids To Benefit Project Children
Entertainment On Three Stages Featuring:
The Cunningham Brothers
Celtic Cross
The Singing Websters
Shay Mac Band
Tom Casey with Chris Kelly
$110 in advance, $125 at the dock
includes Full Open Bar – Buffet Dinner
Cruise in NY harbor

Group Rate: Table of 10 for $1,000 (if purchased by May 1)

Boarding at 6pm, Sailing at 6:45 pm
Return to Dock at 10 pm
Cruise aboard…
The Spirit of New York
Departing Chelsea Piers, Pier 62
W. 23rd St. & 12th Ave.
New York, NY

Tickets are now on sale On-line:

More info. available at
This singles event expects 300 people…
Thursday, June 12
New York’s Largest Singles After Work Summer Kick Off Party
An interactive evening of contests, prizes, food and dancing

Join Meet Market Adventures and Hundreds of Singles
as they kick off summer in style at Columbus 72 for a night of networking,
flirting and dancing.
They will have some fun icebreaker games that will get you in the mood to meet new people.
Contests and themed discount drink prices to get you in the spirit
of this fantastic party. Arrive early and your name will be entered in our
Grand Prize Draw of an all expense paid White Water Rafting Trip.

Take advantage of this interactive evening of contests, prizes, food & dancing,
for only $19.99 in advance ($30 at the door)
price includes:
– Mingling, meeting and networking with over 400 Singles
– Hors d’oeuvres (From 6 to 7 PM)
– Happy Hour Drink Specials (From 6 to 7 PM)
– Grand Prize Draw of an all expense paid White Water Rafting Trip
– Entertainment and Free MMA Adventure Giveaways
– Door Prizes (Worth over $1,000)
– One of New York’s Top DJ’s spinning tunes all night long
Columbus 72
246 Columbus Ave. (between 71st & 72nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 769-1492
Our friends Scott & Mike, aka The Flip Cup Guys, invite you to their next NYC Flip Cup Tournament…
Saturday, June 14
NY Flip Cup Tournament
New York City Flip Cup Tournament
32 teams, 6 players per team
Register on-line at
$30 per player includes
3-Hour Open Beer Bar
and free playing beer all day.
Village Pourhouse
74 Third Ave. (11th St.)
New York, NY
The annual Bryant Park Film Festival kicks off on Monday, June 16
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Mondays in June, July & August
Free outdoor movies
Mondays at Sundown
June 16: Dr. No
June 23: Bride of Frankenstein
June 30: Hud
July 7: The Man Who Came to Dinner
July 14: Fail Safe
July 21: Arsenic and Old Lace
July 28: The Apartment
August 4: Lifeboat
August 11: The Candidate
August 18: Superman
Bryant Park
42nd St. & Sixth Ave.
New York, NY
Our friends at The Town Tavern are hosting a wild Luau…
Thursday, June 19
Luau Party
Hosted by Heather from Rock of Love
[ Input mandatory “get leied” pun here ]
$2 Bud Light Lime Bottles all night
The Town Tavern
134 W. 3rd St. (Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-6955
Wednesday, June 25
Friends for the Cure
Summer Solstice Event
all proceeds go towards Lymphoma Research Foundation

Drinks, food, music, a raffle with tons of fabulous prizes
$100 for advance tickets, $120 at the door
Tickets available on-line at:
Charles Nolan’s Studio Loft
637 W. 27th St.
New York, NY
(212) 897-0730
Our friends at TG Whitney’s & Windfall are holding their annual cruise, always a good time…
Thursday, June 26
TG Whitney & Windfall’s
20th Annual Booze Cruise
$45 per Ticket
Unlimited Beer & Special Party Punch
Live DJ
Party on 2 Decks
Over 500 Tickets sold every year
Purchase tickets on-line:

Big After Party at TG Whitney’s
with Drink Specials & T-Shirt Giveaways

boarding 6:30pm, sailing 7pm
aboard The Circle Line
Pier 83
at W. 42nd St.
New York, NY

For More Info Please Contact
Frank at TG Whitney’s 212.888.5772 or Tom at Windfall 212.869.4606
Tickets also on-sale at:
T.G. Whitney’s
244 E. 53rd St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
Lounge & Grill
23 W. 39th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606

Save the Dates:
Save the dates for the following upcoming events. More details to follow in future newsletters
Fri. June 27: MurphGuide Night in Coney Island
Thu. Aug. 21: Annual MurphGuide Summer Cruise


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Puerto Rican Day Parade: Sun. June 8

New York Internet Week: June 3 – 10

Kruise for Kids: June 11. Tickets are already on-sale for the annual Benefit for Project Children

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