MurphGuide Weekly Newsletter: June 4


Parties & Events This Week:
1. Social-Lizing: Internet Week Party at Stay: Thu. June 4
2. First Thursday at Hudson Terrace: Thu. June 4
3. St. Lawrence Brewery at Broadway Dive: Thu. June 4 & Sat. June 6
4. Around the World Fashion Party at World Bar: Fri. June 5
5. Ho-Down at Saloon: Fri. June 5
6. Flanagan’s Wake at Mr. Dennehy’s: Fri. June 5
7. Celtic Cross in Concert: Fri. June 5
8. David Shapiro’s Hamptons Party at Dune: Sat. June 6
9. Sunday Brunch at The Half Pint: Sun. June 7
10. Sunday Night Stand-Up at Three of Cups: Sun. June 7

Special Interests:
1. Spotlight Bar: Dylan Murphy’s
2. Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy’s
3. Quick Links

Party Planning with
1. MurphGuide Party Planner

Upcoming Events:
1. Kruise for Kids Benefit aboard The Spirit of New York: Wed. June 10
2. World Pong Tour $25K Tournament in Atlantic City: June 11 – 13
3. Five Point Feile at The Knitting Factory: Fri. June 12
4. Gotham Girls Roller Derby at Hunter College: Saturday, June 13
5. Amurryhill Idol Contest at The Joshua Tree: Sunday, June 14
6. Bloomsday Celebration at Ulysses’: Tue. June 16
7. Gotham Girls Roller Derby Jeerleaders Fundraiser at Lit Lounge: Wed., June 17
8. TG Whitney’s / Windfall Annual Cruise: Thu. June 18
9. Save the Dates

Parties This Week:
This week is “Internet Week” in New York. If you haven’t been invited to an Internet Week party yet, don’t fear, MurphGuide is here to help. (We connect the fun to the fun people). Our friend Daron welcomes MurphGuide readers to his official Internet Week Event, with free admission with RSVP…
Thursday, June 4
Scene PR presents…
Social Media Night
in honor of New York’s Internet Week

SCENEPR invite you to join social media moguls, digital gurus and media space mavens
for cocktails & conversation during Internet Week 2009
at this Official Internet Week Networking event

Tech sponsor Keshot will be there providing their fun and social media engaging Keshot Kiosk,
which quickly captures user-generated digital photos or videos,
sent via email to both the user and the user’s friends and family as an electronic postcard.
With Keshot, your audience is wrapped in your marketing message,
at multiple touch points, both offline and online in your branded environment. Free admission with RSVP:
(via Facebook or via
244 E. Houston St. (bet. Ave. A & B)
New York, NY

Our friend Susan hosts a monthly happy hour on the First Thursday of every month. Note: Walter’s First Thursday (IBN) has been postponed to the second Thursday this month…
Thursday, June 4 First Thursday
hosted by Susan Terwilliger
co-hosted by Diamond Dogs Ski Club
Drink specials:
Peartini, Ultimate Margarita, Acai-Blueberry lemonade, Apple Martini.
7:30 to 10:30 pm

also on the same date, same venue…
Thursday, June 4
Andy Troy presents…
Rooftop Sangria & Cocktail Social on the Water II
Drink Specials until 7 PM
2 for 1 Sangria
2 for 1 Margaritas
2 for 1 Signature Drinks
RSVP at:
Free admission
Hudson Terrace
621 W. 46th St. (between 11th & 12th Ave.)
New York, NY

Attention craft beer lovers: Two Beer Parties featuring Chatham NY’s, Captain Lawrence Brewery at Broadway Dive

Thursday, June 4
Captain Lawrence Beer Tasting – 7pm

Broadway Dive will be having a formal tasting
of several beers from the Captain Lawrence Brewery.
Complimentary cheese plate and tasting notes will be available.
Once a week, the owner of Broadway Dive drives to Chatham, NY
to bring this beer to NYC, ensureing the freshest beer possible.

Saturday, June 6 Pirate Party – 9pm
Featuring beer from Westchester’s Captain Lawrence Brewery
Special guest appearance by Mal C and the Top Eights
plus a special rendition of Elvis’ “Love Me Tender” by the bar’s own Beda.
Some of the proceeds from this party will go to Safety Net.
Broadway Dive
2262 Broadway (between 101st & 102nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 856-2662

Our friend Jeff invites the MurphGuide readers to this upscale fashion event…
Friday, June 5
Around the World presents:
A Night in Brazil:
Exclusive Fashion Event

Recently opened and already one of New York City’s premiere nightlife destinations,
The World Bar is on the ground floor of the exclusive Trump World Tower condominium and overlooks the United Nations and its beautiful gardens.

The classically contemporary space which is the first U.S. project of Brazil’s most celebrated hospitality architect features soaring 30-foot ceilings, book-matched oak walls, and a “floating” glass mezzanine. Uniquely elegant and very conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, The World Bar is ideal for cocktail receptions, dinners and business meetings for up to 150 guests.

– A Night in Brazil
-Featured Fashion Show by Hillary Flowers
– Bottle Specials 250 goose, 200 absolut, 150 house

Djs Joel bell , Charles Lima, & Vinyla.
RSVP is required for this event:
Door Policy:
Starts At: 9:00 PM;
Dress : Cocktail Evening Attire.

Fashion show begins at midnight
party with the models after the show
The World Bar
at Trump World Tower
845 United Nations Plaza
(First Ave. between 47th & 48th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 935-9361

Since the play “Flanagan’s Wake” is set in an Irish Pub, why not perform it in one?
Dinner, drinks and theater, all under one roof…
Friday, June 5
Rare Breed Productions presents…

Flanagan’s Wake
A Hilarious Interactive comedy, set in an Irish Pub.
$20 reserved, $25 at the door
Tickets are available at

There will also be performances on July 3 & 17

Please make your reservations for dinner before the show.
Call 212 414 1223.
doors open 7:30pm
performance begins 8pm
Mr. Dennehy’s
63 Carmine St. (Seventh Ave. S.)
New York, NY
(212) 414-1223
Our friends at Saloon invite you to enjoy the rodeo experience at their ho-down…
Friday, June 5 Ho-Down!
Mechanical Bull riding
$40 per person includes
open bar 10pm – 1am
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 570-5454

If you are down at the Jersey Shore this weekend, here is an option for you…
Friday, June 5 Celtic Cross in Concert
With special guests:
The Dancers of The DeNogla School of Irish Dance
presented by Irish Americal Cultural Institute
$25 admission
or $40 for concert + post-concert reception
For tickets visit:
The Algonquin Arts Theater
173 Main St.
Manasquan, NJ

For more info. contact: Nicole Hoops
Celtic Cross will also be starring once again in the annual Kruise for Kids Benefit on June 10
See details below
Our friend David hosts great parties throughout the year, but in the summer, he is in the Hamptons. If you are looking for a share house to get in on, he is filling his 4th house now. He also welcomes MurphGuide readers to his Saturday night parties at Dune…
Saturday, June 6
David Shapiro presents:

Hamptons Weekend Kick-Off Party

Mention David Shapiro for reduced cover charge & line preference
Bottle service reservations are also available
David’s tables are always given some extra-special treatment
Top DJ spinning all night

Please call or text David directly 917-806-4171
to get on guest list or to reserve a table.
11pm – 4am
1181 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY
(631) 283-0808
Our friend Tory at The Half Pint invites you to try their new Sunday brunch:
Sunday Brunch at The Half Pint
Every Sunday

Unlimited sunday brunc w bloody mary and mimosas.
Starts @ $10.95
add $8 for bottomless booze
The Half Pint
76 W. 3rd St. (Thompson St.)
New York, NY
(212) 260-1088
NYC comic RG Daniels hosts this weekly free comedy show at Three of Cups…
Sunday, June 7
Sunday Night Stand-up at Three of Cups

This week’s lineup:

David Cope (featured, Bridgetown Comedy Festival)

Ali Wong (San Francisco’s Onion Comedy Series)

Greg Barris (NYC’s Heart of Darkness)

Selena Coppock (featured, Boston Comedy Festival)
Plus special guests
Three of Cups
83 First Ave. (E. 5th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 388-0059
Other News:

Spotlight Bar: Dylan Murphy’s
Dylan Murphy’s just started a new Karaoke Night
Every Wednesday, Karaoke starts at 9pm
with a $50 bar tab to the best act of the night
Drink specials all night

Dylan Murphy’s secret basement bar, The Nook is open
Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8pm-4am
and is also available for private parties
Call 212-988-9434 or Email
And if you want to wear them around town, check out the new Dylan Murphy’s Store
Buy your gear now and show some support
Dylan Murphy’s
1453 Third Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 988-9431
Spotlight Bar: Wicked Willy’s

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: Wednesday, June 10

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The 18th annual Kruise for Kids dinner/concert cruise to benefit Project Children is one of the best events of the year. I highly recommend it, and hope to see you on board…
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:

Play Beer Pong for $25,000 in Atlantic City…
The World Beer Pong Tour presents
The Atlantic City Beer Pong Championship.

Thursday, June 11 – Saturday, June 13, 2009.

On Thursday June 11, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13
at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City,
the biggest beer pong tournament the east coast has ever seen
will commence for three straight nights of Beer Pong madness.
* $25,000 Grand Prize
* Cash Prizes for top 5 teams TBA
* Additional prizes for top 10 teams TBA

Public signups are now open or you can win your way in through a World Beer Pong Tour or regional affiliate qualifier.

Packages starting from $200/player
Details 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 FÉILE 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 (Shilelagh Law)

Tickets on sale today, April 24th at noon.
$18 in advance/$20 day of show.
Our friends at Gotham Girls Roller Derby host their monthly bout, this time pitting Queens vs. Manhattan…
Saturday, June 13
Gotham Girls Roller Derby

Queens of Pain vs. Manhattan Mayhem

General Admission: $19.75 in advance, $23 at door
VIP: $29.75 (adv. only – incl. reserved front row seat, goodies, + more)

Doors: 6:30pm / Whistle: 7:30pm
Schwartz Athletic Center, Long Island University
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
More info available on the GGRD Hotline: (888) 830-2253

Upcoming Gotham Girls Roller Derby bouts:

July 11 – Bronx Gridlock vs. Brooklyn Bombshells
August 8 – Manhattan Mayhem vs. Bronx Gridlock
September 26 – Brooklyn Bombshells vs. Queens of Pain
October 17 – Post-season double-header (foes TBD)
November 21 – GGRD League Championship (foes TBD)

All bouts above are at Hunter College Sportsplex.
Lexington Ave at 68th St.
New York, NY

Our friends at The Joshua Tree are hosting a new singing competition with a clever name and huge prizes…
Sunday, June 14
Amurreyhill Idol
Karaoke Competition
$10,000 cash prize every week
$50,000 cash grand final prize
Happy Hour all night
The Joshua Tree
513 Third Ave. (between 34th & 35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 689-0058
Blooms Day commemorates the goings on in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses. What better place to celebrate than at Ulysses’…

Tuesday, June 16
Bloomsday at Ulysses’

hosted by Colum McCann
The best Bloomsday west of Sandymount Strand.
Readings from James Joyce’s Ulysses by:
Aedin Moloney, Chris Barrett Kelly, Larry Kirwan, Joe Hurley, Colum McCann and many others.
Free and open to the public
from 1 pm onwards
95 Pearl St./58 Stone St. (Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400
Our friend & Gotham Girls Jeerleader Lolita Ford invites you to their fundraiser…
Wednesday June 17
GGRD Jeerleaders present: Girls Rock!

A band night fundraiser for the Gotham Girls Roller Derby Jeerleaders Travel Squad.

Featuring the Bands:
Royal Pink
Ruffian Arms
$6 admission includes drink specials

Raffle Prizes provided by:
Punk Rope, Wicked Skatewear, Maxin Health & Fitness
Betz Method, Jimmy’s No. 43
Lit Lounge
93 2nd Ave. (between 5th & 6th St.)
New York, NY

Check out for more info

Our friends at TG Whitney’s & Windfall team up for their annual party cruise…
Thursday, June 18
Windfall / Whitney’s 21st annual Booze Cruise

$45 includes unlimited beer & special punch
Live DJ
tickets on sale at:
boarding 6:30pm
leaving 7pm
returning 10pm
The Circle Line
W. 42nd St. & Hudson River
New York, NY

Tickets are also available at the bars:
T.G. Whitney’s
244 E. 53rd St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772
Ask for Frank

Windfall Lounge & Grill
23 W. 39th St. (between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606
Ask for Tom


Save the Dates:
Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events.
More details to follow in future newsletters & on our website…

Sunday, June 14: Sundays at Seven at Irish Arts Center: Sun. June 14
Sunday, June 14 & Monday, June 15: The Bar Show at The Javitz Center
Wednesday, June 24: MurphGuide Night at Johnny Utah’s
Thursday, June 25: FDNY Emerald Society Cruise w/ Jameson’s Revenge
Friday, June 26: The Wolfetones at Saloon
Sat. & Sun. June 27 & 28: Brooklyn Irish Festival
Friday, July 17: MurphGuide Night in Coney Island
Sunday, August 16: The Saw Doctors at Highline Ballroom
Thursday, August 27: MurphGuide Annual Summer Cruise
Thursday, Sept. 24: Adam’s Angels Salute to Firefighters at Saloon
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