MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter: Fri. May 8

Parties & Events This Week:
1. MurphGuide Party at Whistlin’ Dixie’s: Fri. May 8
2. Pierce Turner: Pub gigs: Sat. May 9 & Sun. May 17
3. Mothers Day: Sunday, May 10
a. Tavern on the Green
b. St. Andrew’s
c. Galway Hooker
4. Sundays at Seven at Irish Arts Center: Sun. May 10

Special Interests:
1. Big City Volleyball: Summer Beach League at Water Taxi Beach
2. Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy’s
3. Quick Links

Party Planning with
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:

1. Brooklyn Vanguard Party withr a Purpose at Franklin Park: Thu. May 14
2. Preakness at The Belmont: Sat. May 16
3. Charity Beer Pong Tournament at Calico Jack’s: Sat. May 16
4. MurphGuide Comedy Night: Thu. May 21
5. Kruise for Kids Benefit: Wed. June 10
6. Five Point Feile at The Knitting Factory: Fri. June 12
7. Save the Dates


Parties This Week:

In our continuous effort to connect the fun to the fun people, fellow MurphGuide readers Jeff and Zakk are going to be hosting a series of parties specifically for the MurphGuide audience (you!) The first one will be tonight, May 8…
Friday, May 8
MurphGuide Open Bar Party
$30 admission includes…
3 hour open bar
9pm – midnight
Featuring music by Team Magnum
DJ Echo & DJ Speed E
Guest Bartender: Audrey Rasizer (another MurphGuide reader)
beer pong and more…
Whistlin’ Dixie’s Texas Tavern
714 Eleventh Ave. (W. 51st St.)
New York, NY
(212) 349-4370


Singer, songwriter & performer Pierce Turner will be performing two intimate pub gigs this month…
Saturday, May 9
Pierce Turner at An Beal Bocht
An Beal Bocht Cafe
445 W. 238th St. (between Waldo & Greystone Ave.)
Riverdale, Bronx, NY
(718) 884-7127
Sunday, May 17
Pierce Turner at Tracks
Space is limited
Contact Bruce Reservations: (212) 244-6350
Doors 6pm/ Show 7pm
Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
Penn Station
LIRR level
New York, NY
(212) 244-6350

Happy Mothers Day to all you mothers out there!

Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 10th

Mothers Day at Tavern on the Green
Show Mom just how much you appreciate her by taking her to New York City’s most famous restaurant.
Tavern on the Green will have a special prix fixe three-course menu by Executive Chef Brian Young.
Guaranteed seating in the Crystal Room is $99 per person
and all general seating is $83 per person.
After 5pm guaranteed seating in the Crystal Room is $81 per person and all other rooms are $67.
See menu:
Mother’s Day festivities include face painting, balloon artist,
strolling guitarist and a gift for mom
Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & W. 67th St.
Upper West Side
New York, NY
(212) 873-3200
Mothers Day at St. Andrew’s
Featuring a special Mothers Day Menu
prix fixe dinner: $33.95

See menu:
St. Andrew’s
140 W. 46th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 840-8413

Mothers Day at Galway Hooker
Treat your mother to Brunch, starting at $10,
served 11.30 until 4pm,
includes 2 complimentary drinks from the menu.
Now taking reservations
Galway Hooker Pub
7 E. 36th St. (between Fifth & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY
212) 725-2353

Our friend Fiona hosts this monthly variety show…
Sunday, May 10
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)
Victor Varnado – Conan O’Brien. HBO Comedy Festival
Moody McCarthy- Last Comic Standing
Irene Bremis – Offensive Women
Sara Barron – HBO Comedy Festival, The Moth, her bestselling book “People are Unappealing”
Sandy Ehlers – The Duplex,
Pat O’Shea – Gotham Comedy Club, Boston Comedy Festival
Music by Honor Finnegan

Note: Sundays at Seven is the 2nd Sunday of each month,
Admission: $10 (non- members), $8 (members)
The Irish Arts Center
553 W. 51st St. (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
New York, NY
Big City Beach Volleyball
Summer ’09 Beach Volleyball registratino is now open

Big City’s second year of Beach Volleyball at Water Taxi Beach is set to start the week of June 1st.
Located just one subway stop and 5 minutes from Grand Central,
Water Taxi Beach is a beach bar located along the East River in Long Island City.

The entrance fee for the 8 match 6 vs 6 Co-Ed beach season is set at $950.
The deadline to enter a team is May 29th.
Individuals without teams should come to the Open Scrimmage on Monday, June 1
Space is limited so sign up today. Last summer had over 50 teams

How to register a team:
1. E-mail:, stating your team’s intention to register.
2. Register your team online (includes a $250 deposit).
To Register online at Team registration deadline is May 29

How to register as an individual
1. Come to the Open Scrimmage at Water Taxi Beach, Monday June 1st at 6:30pm ready to play,
as teams form out of players at the same skill level.
2. Bring your checkbook, because no one will be placed on a team who hasn’t paid.
If your team has 10 players, the fee will be $95 per person.
Fewer players on a team (more playing time) will cost slightly more.
Fee includes court time, professional refs, T-shirts, prizes, and more


Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy’s

Wicked Willy’s is a hot new bar on Bleecker Street.

Every weekend you can rock out with the best local & touring bands until 11pm
and then get down all night to some of the hottest DJ’s in New York City.

What sets Wicked Willy’s apart from other bars in the neighborhood are the drink prices.
At Happy Hour, the entire bar is half off until 9pm., 7 days a week.
Sports fans can enjoy games on a ten foot movie screen and 9 plasma flats screens.

There is always something going on at Wicked Willy’s:
– Every Day Happy Hour: 1/2 price drinks 4pm – 9pm
– Live Music on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
– Karaoke on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Get a free drink if you are brave enough to sing.
– Beer Pong Tournament Every Monday with $7 pitchers. Compete for a $50 bar tab.
– Beer Pong & Flip Cup available every night

Wicked Willy’s
149 Bleecker St. (bet. Thompson & LaGuardia Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 254-8592

call Adam or Andy for private parties

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Kruise for Kids: Benefit for Project Children: Wed., June 10

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Plan Your Party with

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Have you had a chance to check out the MurphGuide Party Planner

Need help finding a spot for your birthday?
What about office parties, reunions or fundraisers?
In our continuous efforts to “connect the fun to the fun people”
we invite you to try our party planner:

1. Go to
2. Select the neighborhood you want to have your party.
3. Fill in your contact information.
4. Select the party criteria: Date, # of people, private room? open bar? food?
5. Click “Submit”

You will get an email with some party suggestions.

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We would be glad to hear your comments.

Our friend (and long-time MurphGuide supporter) Stefanie invites you to this fundraiser…
Thursday, May 14
Brooklyn Vanguard presents…
Party With a Purpose for “Support our Shelves”
Proceeds will help purchase books & DVDs & support educational programs at Clinton Hill Library
Your donation/admission includes….
hors d’oeuvres, wine & beer
DJ Cosmo Baker
Specialty drinks for $5
$40 in Advance
$50 at the Door (cash only)
Franklin Park Bar & Beer Garden
618 St. John’s Place (near Franklin Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY


Our friend Kevin invites you to this Preakness party…
Saturday, May 16
Preakness Stakes at Belmont Racetrack
$2 Entry Fee to enter the park, and bring your own beer (as much as you want, but no bottles)
This party is to benefit all the day drinkers out there and Preakness fans, who are not happy you can no longer bring beer to the Preakness.
The solution is to bring the party to Belmont.
It’s only $2 to get in and you can bring as much beer as you want.
There will be races all day at Belmont with a simulcast of the big race, the Preakness Stakes.
Picnic tables are provided in the backyard area for beer pong, flip cup or any other drinking game.
Bring your own funnels and get ready to drink.

Questions, contact Kevin Coghlan:
Gates open at 11:00am
Races start at 1:00pm
Preakness Stakes starts at 6pm
Belmont Racetrack
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY, 11003
Saturday, May 16 presents…
Charity Beer Pong Tournament
Benefiting Habitat for Humanity
$30 per person, 2 players per team
Register at
Tournament starts 2pm
Party until 8pm
Calico Jack’s Cantina
802 Second Ave. (between 42nd & 43rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 557-4300

Thursday, May 21
MurphGuide Comedy Night
My friend Nichelle (Chicks & Giggles) and I will be producing a brand new comedy show.
Full details will be announced shortly, but please save the date:
The first one will be Thursday, May 21. The next one will be Thursday, June 18.

The lneup includes:
Helen Hong
Shawn Hollenbach
Elon James White
Jess Wood
Leighann Lord
hosted by Matt McCarthy
Times Square Arts Center
669 Eighth Ave. (42nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 586-7829
The 18th annual Kruise for Kids dinner/concert cruise to benefit Project Children

Wednesday, June 10
AOH Div. 7 – NYC presents…
18th Annual Kruise for Kids to benefit Project Children

Live Music on 2 stages, including
Celtic Cross, The Cunningham Brothers,
Shay Mac Band, Tom Casey & Friends,
and for the first time on the cruise…The Screaming Orphans
Full Open Bar – Buffet Dinner
Casual Business Attire

$100 General Admission,
$1000 Reserved tables of 8, $1200 Premium tables of 8

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

Cruise aboard…The Spirit of New York

More info at:
Purchase tickets to the cruise at:

Two of NYC’s greatest Irish bar bands, together on one night…
Friday, June 12
Black 47 and their friends, Shilelagh Law
Take over The Knitting Factory for FIVE POINTS F√ČILE before the club moves to Williamsburg and reopens. This night of rambunctiousness will be filmed on a five camera shoot for later issue on a number of DVDs and a possible TV broadcast.
Two full shows from two bands that will seek to bring back the spirit of the nearby old Five Points Irish immigrant area where, amongst other things, tap dancing originated.
Shilelagh Law at 9pm
Black47 at 11pm,
with a two band jam at the end.
Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-3006

Tickets on sale today, April 24th at noon.
$18 in advance/$20 day of show.
Save the Dates:
Save the dates for the following upcoming events.
More details to follow in future newsletters

Thursday, May 21: MurphGuide Comedy Night
Wednesday, June 10: Annual Kruise for Kids Benefit
Friday, June 26: The Wolfetones at Saloon
Thursday, August 27: MurphGuide Annual Summer Cruise


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