MurphGuide Update: November 9, 2011

MurphGuide Update: November 9, 2011

This Weekend:
1. The Dirty 30 at UCB Theatre: Wed. Nov. 9
2. Trivia Quiz at Common Ground: Wed. Nov. 9
3. “Rescue Me” Fireman Singles Party at Saloon: Wed. Nov. 9
4. Bronx Pale Ale Manhattan Launch Party at Amity Hall: Thu. Nov. 10
5. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration at Soldier McGee’s: Thu. Nov. 10
6. Diamond Dogs Ski Club Happy Hour: Thu. Nov. 10
7. Dynamic Outdoors Happy Hour at Sanctuary: Thu. Nov. 10
8. The Goal Ball at Gotham Hall: Fri. Nov. 11
9. Events at Irish Arts Center
a. Darrah Carr Dance presents ModERIN: Nov. 11-13
b. Sundays at Seven: Sun. Nov. 13
10. DLJ presents…80s & 90s Dance Party at Croton: Sat. Nov. 12
11. Beautiful People DVD Release Party at Amity Hall: Sun. Nov. 13
12. Sunday Night Stand Up – 3rd Anniversary Show at Three of Cups: Sun. Nov. 13
13. Algonquin Round Table Walking Tour: Sun. Nov. 13

Live Music This Week:
1. Brianchildren CD Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall: Thu. Nov. 10
2. Steve Marshall Band Veteran’s Day Show at The Parlour: Fri. Nov. 11
3. Shilelagh Law at Saloon: Fri. Nov. 11
4. The 2011 Annual Hoboken Music Awards at Maxwell’s: Sat. Nov. 12
5. This week at Parkside Lounge
6. Black 47 at Connolly’s: Sat. Nov. 12
7. Local Pub Gigs

1. Professional Networking Reception at Polar Lounge: Tue. Nov. 15
2. Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation Fall Cocktail Party at M.J. Armstrong’s: Fri. Nov. 18
3. Pillage the Village: World Record Scavenger Hunt Attempt: Sat. Nov. 19
4. 2nd annual Craic Comedy at 116: Sat. Nov. 19
5. Paddy to Paddy Pub Crawl: Sat. Nov. 19
6. Lindy Promotions Upper East Side Fall Bar Tour: Sat. Nov. 19
7. David Shapiro’s Pre-Thanksgiving Thank You Party at The Ainsworth: Sat. Nov. 19
8. Marc S. Zeplin Foundation Benefit Concert at Hiro Ballroom: Sat. Nov. 19
9. Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Center: Mon. Nov. 28
10. HOPe 2011 Benefit at Rosie O’Grady’s: Wed. Nov. 30
11. Eliane Amherd and band at Somethin’ Jazz: Wed. Nov. 30
12. The Christmas Bash at Spring Lake Manor: Sat. Dec. 3
13. Michael’s Mission Fundraiser at Astra: Tue. Dec. 6
14. Christmakkah Crawl: Sat. Dec. 10
15. Save the Dates

Other News
1. Spotlight Bar: Wharf Bar & Grill
2. MurphGuide Party Planner
3. MurphGuide on social media

Parties & Events This Week:
Our friend, NYC comic John F. O’Donnell, invites you to this show he is producing…
Wednesday, November 9
50 First Jokes Presents’: ‘The Dirty 30!’
from the people who bring you ’50 First Jokes’ comes ‘The Dirty 30!’
30 comics. 1 stage. 30 disgusting, disturbing, degenerate pieces of raunchy material

‘The Dirty 30!’ encourages comics to reach into the recesses of their souls and find the most fucked up material they can muster.

The show brings together fresh faces, club regulars and alternative comedy legends, who have been featured on Comedy Central specials, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, College Humor and more.

John F. O’Donnell (Live From Outer Space) plays host to this freak parade, brought to you by the New York Comedy Festival.

Tickets available at:

Amber Nelson, Adira Amram, Andy Haynes, Brooke Van Poppelen, Damien Lemon,
Dan St. Germain, Danny Solomon, Dustin Chafin, Elna Baker, Glenn Wool,
James Adomian, Joe DeRosa, Matt McCarthy, Michael Che, Mike Recine, Murderfist,
Negin Farsad, Nick Turner, Nick Vatterott, Nikki Glaser, Pat Dixon, Sara Schaefer
Sean Patton, Stone and Stone, Team Submarine, Tom Shillue, Wil Sylvince
and (the proverbial) “more”
$5 admission
UCB Theatre
307 W. 26th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY

RSVP for The Dirty 30 via facebook
This show is part of:
New York Comedy Festival
November 9 – 13
Our friend Dan at Common Ground invites you to their weekly trivia night…
Wednesday, November 9
Wednesday Night Trivia at Common Ground
This week’s round hints:
World Capitals, Computers & Tech, & US Historical Figures
free admission
Common Ground
206 Avenue A (between 12th & 13th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 228-6231
If you are single and would like to meet a firefighter (or are one), this is the event for you…
Wednesday, November 9
“Rescue Me” Fireman Singles Party
What to expect:
Paninis and crepes from Yorkville Creperie
Firemen drink FREE Bud & Bud Light draft from 7:30-8:30
All-night drink specials including: $7 mixed well-drinks & $6 domestic & import beers
FREE body shots with Fireman Bartender Mike C with women of his choosing
Fireman Trivia Ice breaker for prizes
Chance to win free speed dating and singles events
Hip-hop and Top 40 all night
Cost for Women:$30 on-line/40 at the door (if spaces available)
Men:$15 on-line/$20 at door if space available
Use the promocode MURPHGUIDE to save $5
7:30pm – 10:30pm
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY
Our friends Niall, Chris, Damien & Stephen, founders of The Bronx Brewery, invite you to the Manhattan Launch party for their new beer, Bronx Pale Ale…
Bronx Pale Ale
A deep amber, American-style pale ale with an ABV of 6.3%, Bronx Pale Ale is brewed with five different barley malts, generous additions of Cascade and Centennial hops and a unique strain of yeast. The British, German and American malts used provide a blend of caramel, biscuit and nutty flavors and provides a gentle, pleasant bitterness with an intense citrus and floral aroma. It is dry-hopped, unfiltered and unpasteurized.

Thursday, November 10
The Bronx Brewery’s first Manhattan launch party
Slantshack Jerky will be on hand to pair some of their hand-crafted beef jerky with their beer.
6pm – close
Amity Hall
80 W. 3rd St.  (between Thompson & Sullivan St.)
New York, NY
(212) 677-2290
Our friend Kyle invites all ex-marines and their friends to join in celebrate the 236 anniversary of the US Marine Corps.
Thursday, November 10
Marine Corps Birthday Celebration
$3 domestic bottles, $4 shots, $10 pitchers
Live music by Caitlin Warbelow starting at 21:00
No cover charge
Soldier McGee’s Tavern
480 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 579-4299

Our friends in the Diamond Dogs Ski Club invite you to join them at their new members happy hour, where they will introduce the line-up for their 2011-2012 ski season.
Thursday November 10
Diamond Dogs November Happy Hour
Diamond Dogs Ski Club party in the Icebreaker Soho store with 25% discount on all purchases
Free New Zealand wine, beer and snacks
Raffle Prizes
7 – 10pm
Icebreaker Touch Lab NYC
102 Wooster St. (between Spring & Prince St.)
New York, NY
(646) 861-2523

Learn more about Diamond Dogs Ski Club and their 2012 ski trips:

Our friend Igor runs outdoor adventures for active New Yorkers…
Thursday, November 10
Dynamic Outdoors Happy Hour to find your Sanctuary
Meet the members and discuss upcoming adventures
132 W. 47th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 382-0272
Upcoming adventures:

Paintball & Beer
All Day Paintball – Plus end of day free Beer and snacks
All levels of experience welcome.

Saturday, November 12

Sunday, November 13
Bear Mountain Double Top
Intermediate Day Hike – Final Hike of the Season

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More info at:

Our friend James invites you to this annual black-tie fundraising event…
Friday, November 11
The GOAL Ball: ‘A Night of Promises’
Black-tie casino night
Table for 10: $2,500. Individual tickets: $250
champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception
followed by a gourmet dinner
all-night open bar
casino, dancing and live entertainment.
live and silent auctions
and the legendary GOAL Ball after-party

All proceeds raised on the night will go towards GOAL’s projects for the poor in the developing world, and specifically to our GOAL Ball Special Projects in Haiti and Honduras.

cocktails: 7:30pm, dinner 8:30pm
Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway (36th St.)
New York, NY
212 244-4300

For more information or to purchase a table or tickets
contact Maria McLoughlin at 212-831-7420 or
Our friend Darrah Carr presents her annual dance recital mixing modern dance with Irish to come up with: ModERIN…
November 11 – 13
Darrah Carr Dance presents
with guest choreographer Seán Curran
General admission: $25 ($20 for IAC members)
Friday & Saturday: 8 pm
Family Show: Saturday: 11am ($15)
Sunday: 3pm  (features a pre-show conversation w/Darrah Carr Dance)
Irish Arts Center
553 W. 51 St. (11th Ave.)
New York, NY

also at the IAC this weekend…

Sunday, November 13
Sundays at Seven
An evening of comedy & music
Hosted and produced by Ann Design and Fiona Walsh
This month our line up includes
Maureen Langan, national headliner – FM News host/MAC Award winner
Danny Cohen, Comedy Central. Fast Films
Pat O’Shea – Boston Comedy Festival,
Robin Gelfenbien – HBO, Comedy Central
Music by Rebecca Hart
$10 admission ($8 for IAC members)
Irish Arts Center
553 W. 51 St. (11th Ave.)
New York, NY
Our friend Lou (aka DLJ) hosts his monthly theme party. As always, reduced admission for MurphGuide readers (you!)…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
DLJ presents…80s & 90s Dance Party
DLJ spins the best party music of the 80s & 90s on the lower level
Karaoke on the upper level
Drink specials include $3 Beers & $5 Well Drinks 9pm-11pm
FREE shots to first 100 people
Perfect for celebrating birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, or special occasions
$15 admission at the door with RSVP ($20 without RSVP)
Special: $10 in advance pay on-line
Doors open 9pm
Croton Reservoir Tavern
108 W. 40th St. (between Broadway & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 997-6835
Our friends Dennis and John invite you to this unique film screening…
Sunday, November 13
Beautiful People DVD Release Party
“Beautiful People”, a new documentary about the Tuesday night session at Dempsey’s Pub in the East Village, will be screened for the final time in Manhattan on this night and newly pressed DVDs of the film will be available for purchase. So come check out this inside look at what makes the Dempsey’s session and its people so special.
The Tuesday night session at Dempsey’s Pub is the longest-running open traditional Irish session in New York. All are welcome, from beginners to experts.
Filmmakers Elzbieta Szoka (director) and Sam Adelman (producer) capture the characters and the camaraderie of this weekly session.

Entire venue reserved for the screening and DVD release party
A live traditional Irish music session featuring several Dempsey’s regulars will follow the film. There will also be a knitting competition with prizes awarded.

$5 admission at the door.
Combination DVD/CDs of “Beautiful People” will be available for purchase for $15

Doors open 6:30pm
film starts at 7:15 pm
Amity Hall
80 W. 3rd St. (between Thompson & Sullivan St.)
New York, NY
(212) 677-2290

Members of the NY Celtic Music Meetup Group will be in attendance.
You are welcome to join the group:

Dempsey’s Pub session is held every Tuesday night
Dempsey’s Pub
61 Second Ave. (between 3rd & 4th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 388-0662
Congratulations to RG Daniels & Erik Bergstrom on the 3rd anniversary of their comedy show…
Sunday, November 13
Sunday Night Stand Up – 3rd Anniversary Show
produced by R.G. Daniels & Erik Bergstrom
This week’s lineup:
Joe Derosa
Damien Lemon
Andy Haynes
Brooke Van Poppelen
John F. O’Donnell

with Hosts:
Anthony Devito
Greg Stone
Jared Freid
Matt Wayne
J.F. Harris
Brendan Eyre

Musical Guest: The Cowmen
Refreshments By: Jessica Watkins
Three of Cups
83 First Ave. (E. 5th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 388-0059
RSVP via facebook
Our friend Kevin Fitz, a licensed NYC tour guide, leads Algonquin Round Table Walking Tours…
Sunday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 4
Algonquin Round Table Walking Tours
Cost: $20 per person
Walk in the footsteps of the Vicious Circle in the only walking tour dedicated to the city’s greatest literary friends. See the places where the Round Table, lived, worked, played and drank. Visit the former homes, theaters and speakeasies associated with Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman and many more. The walk begins and ends in the landmark Algonquin Hotel; it will be shortened to accommodate the evening start and finish time. The walk is led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
Buy tickets in advance:
Algonquin Hotel
59 W. 44th St. (between 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is president of the Dorothy Parker Society and author of A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York.
Live Music This Week:

Vocalist, trombonist and long-time reader of MurphGuide, Elizabeth! invites you to her CD Release show.
Thursday November 10
CD Release Show for “Brainchildren”
Brainchildren is the new CD by Elizabeth Dotson-Westphalen
It features Jason Domnarski on piano, Rob Jost (Saturday Night Live, Bjork) on bass and Robert Di Pietro (Norah Jones, Josh Rouse) on drums. Special guests include Kiku Collins (Beyonce), Jon Natchez (Beirut), and Mark Erelli (Josh Ritter).

Jazz and pop original songs
no cover
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St. (between E. Houston & Stanton St.)
New York, NY
(212) 477-4155
Our friend Steve Marshall’s shows are always a party…
Friday, November 11
Steve Marshall Band Veteran’s Day Show
no cover
Ladies night: ladies drink free 8pm – 10pm
free buffet 7-8pm
Live music by Steve Marshall Band 8pm – 1am
The Parlour Midtown
247 W. 30th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 967-1070

In appreciation of our Veterans & the Wounded Warrior Project 100% of all Steve’s CD/DVD sales on event will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project .
Our friends Shilelagh Law are back in Manhattan to tear it up at Saloon…
Friday, November 11
Shilelagh Law
$10 cover
1584 York Ave. (between 83rd & 84th St.)
New York, NY

The lads in Shilelagh Law are producing a new live album. They will be recording tracks for it on three separate nights at Connolly’s in Times Square, starting Thanksgiving Eve and continuing the weekend right before Christmas. They invite you to come out to any or all three shows and be a part of the “Shilelagh Choir” singing along to all the songs.
Wednesday, November 23
Friday, December 16
Saturday, December 17
Shilelagh Law
121 W. 45th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 597-5126
Our friend Stephen Bailey invites you to the 3rd annual Hoboken Music Awards…
Saturday, November 12
The 2011 Annual Hoboken Music Awards
Honoring the local music scene and the people who make it happen.
Hosted by: Dave Entwistle & Stephen Bailey

Live Performances by:
– Motorboat
– Stephie Coplan & The Pedestrians
– The Micks
– The Fave
– Davey & the Trainwreck
– Cecilia Celeste
– plus DJ Mike C will be spinning all night
$8 cover
1039 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ
This week at Parkside Lounge

Wednesday, November 9
9pm: Big Bowl of Soul (soul, funk)
10pm: Kava (indie, rock)
Thursday,  November 10:
7:30pm: The Serious Theatre Collective Presents: The Apocalypse of John (special event)
9:30pm: Your Sisters Canary (indie, rock)
10:30pm: The Complete Unknowns (rock, funk)
Friday, November 11:
7:30: The Serious Theatre Collective Presents: The Apocalypse of John (special event)
9:30pm: The K’s (rock, pop)
11pm: Drive Thru Burlesque
Saturday, November 12:
5pm – Comedy Open Mic
7:30pm – The Serious Theatre Collective Presents: Apocalypse of John (special event)
9:30pm – Ricky Ortiz of Zulu Kings (funk)
Sunday, November 13:
2-6pm: Parkside Jam – Collette & Sonil host: Sunday Bloody Sunday
7pm: Say What? Comedy
9:30pm: Well Adjusted Ladies Comedy
Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.)
New York, NY
(212) 673-6270
Saturday, November 12
Black 47 at Connolly’s
Last show before New Year’s Eve
Doors open 9pm. Band onstage 10pm.
121 W. 45th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 597-5126

Here is a free download of Black 47 live at the Rochester Jazz Festival
courtesy of Black 47.

Live Music Round-up: Local Pub Gigs
Wednesday, November 9
Ray Greiche at Smith’s Bar
Enter The Haggis and Scythian at Brooklyn Bowl

Thursday, November 10
Elizabeth! CD Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall
Jim Roberti at The Bull’s Head Tavern
Enda Keegan at Langan’s
Ray Greiche at Rathbone’s
The George and Katie Show at Smith’s Bar
Caitlin Warbelow + Cillian Vallely at Soldier McGee’s

Friday, November 11
Shilelagh Law at Saloon
Steve Marshall Band at The Parlour
Enda Keegan at O’Brien’s
Urban St. Gypsies at Smith’s Bar
The Five Points Band at Rodeo Bar

Saturday, November 12
Black 47 at Connolly’s
Celtic Cross at Ulysses’
Seanchai & the Unity Squad at Rocky Sullivan’s
Ray Greiche Trio at Smith’s Bar
Alpine Squeeze at Bierhaus
Hoboken Music Awards at Maxwell’s

Sunday, November 13
Enda Keegan at PD O’Hurley’s
Reid Paley Trio at The Treehouse at 2A

Tuesday, November 15
Trad session at Dempsey’s Pub
George Murphy and Dave Browne at Paddy Reilly’s

Upcoming Events:

Our friend David has hosted social events for years.  Now, his is adding professional networking events to his repetoire.  His first event last week was a success, and here is his next one…
Tuesday, November 15
Professional Networking Reception
200+ successful entrepreneurs and business professionals expected
Members of, Entrepreneurs & Professionals Network, and Society’s Choice
Virtually every industry will be represented
Drink specials
Complimentary appetizers
$15 in advance from
$20 at the door with RSVP at
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Polar Lounge at Gramercy Hotel
201 E. 24th St. (3rd Ave.)
New York, NY

Call David 212-579-4844 for more information

A cocktail fundraiser in honor of New Yorker Michael J. Armstrong (9-11-01)…
Friday, November 18
Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation Fall Cocktail Party
The Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation invites you to their “Posse’s Fall Gathering”
The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, auction and raffle,
as well as a terrific night spent with family and friends.
to raise funds for the Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation
at the bar named in his honor:

M.J. Armstrong’s
329 First Ave. (19th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 358-9946

more info at
Our friend Marcus invites you to help try to break a Guinness World Record
Saturday, November 19
Pillage the Village: World Record Scavenger Hunt Attempt and the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce are attempting to break the record for The Worlds Largest Scavenger Hunt of All Time.  They are looking for fun individuals and teams to get involved,  help some charities and have some fun breaking the record.

There are prizes for any team that finishes, and special awards for those really deserving (best dressed, most badass, most points gathered, etc.)

The Scavenger Hunt:
You will be given instructions that will send you on a walking tour of Downtown New York
in teams of four (you can make your own teams or get assigned to a team).
Solve puzzles, find clues and answer riddles.
The puzzles will range from fiendish riddles through to some simpler eye spy type tasks,
and you’ll be awarded points for everything you find.

When you’ve found enough, you can come back, hand in your sheet and enter the draw to win one of many prizes including Kindle Fires, travel vouchers, movie tickets, restaurant gift vouchers and (the proverbial) much more.

Admission is free but you must register at:
Sign up to support your favorite group or charity (donation is optional)
Bring your printed ticket with you to gain access to the event.

meet at noon:
Downtown NYC
(Exact location will be emailed to you upon registration)
New York, NY
Our friend Terence Mulligan invites you to his second annual Craic Comedy show…
Saturday, November 19
2nd annual Craic Comedy
starring Aidan Bishop
with Liam McEneany
Reception  from 7:00-830pm
with complimentary Stella Artois & Tullamore Dew

General admission: $20
Advance tickets on

Show starts at 8:30pm
116 MacDougal St. (between W. 3rd St. & Bleecker St.)
New York, NY
Our friends Dennis and the NY Celtic Music Meetup Group will be doing their 3rd annual pub crawl. This time, trying something new…
Saturday, November 19
Paddy’s to Paddy’s Pub Crawl
Starting at Paddy Maguire’s Ale House and finishing with live music at Paddy Reilly’s

Here’s the approximate route so far:
3:30pm: Paddy Maguire’s Ale House: 237 3rd Ave. (bet. 19th & 20th)
4:30pm: Plug Uglies, 257 3rd Ave: (bet. 20th & 21st)
5:45pm: Molly’s Shebeen, 287 3rd Ave: (bet. 22nd & 23rd)
7:15pm: Fitzgerald’s Pub, 336 3rd Ave: (bet. 24th & 25th)
8:30pm: Fitness Walk or shared cab ride to the next locale
8:45pm: Failte Irish Whiskey Bar: 531 2nd Ave. (bet. 29th & 30th)
10pm: Paddy Reilly’s: 519 2nd Ave. (E. 29th)
11pm: Live music at Paddy’s Reilly’s by The Mickey Finns

For more info & to join the group:
Our friends at Lindy Promotions are doing their 17th annual upper east side fall bar tour…
Saturday, November 19
Upper East Side Fall Bar Tour
$10 w/2 cans of food, $15 without
Your ticket allows you entry into the event, discounts at all participating bars, and a free souvenir pint cup (first 500pp)
Enjoy $2 pints
and food & shot specials from 1pm until 9pm at Participating Bars*
register 1-6pm

Participating bars include:
Marty O’Brien’s
1696 Second Ave. (between 87th & 88th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 722-3889
The East End
1664 First Ave. (between 86th & 87th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-3783
1702 Second Ave. (88th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 369-7362

Tim Lizzie’s, The Bull Pen, Bar East, (and more to come)
More details at
Our friend David Shapiro’s next party has free admission as a way to thank everybody for their support throughout the year.
Saturday, November 19
Pre-Thanksgiving Thank You Party
RSVP via facebook:
No cover if you post the event on your Facebook Wall
($20 if you are too lazy to post the event)
300+ guests expected
Back section reserved for our group
Complimentary appetizers
10pm – 3am
The Ainsworth
122 W. 26th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
Another event in honor of somebody lost on Sept. 11, 2001…
Saturday, November 19
The 10th Annual Marc S. Zeplin Foundation Benefit Concert
featuring live music by Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band:
Tramps Like Us
$30 in advance / $40 at the door.
Doors open 7pm, show at 8pm
Hiro Ballroom – Maritime Hotel
88 9th Ave. (between 16th & 17th St.)
New York, NY

The Marc S. Zeplin Foundation was established to provide scholarships and assistance to children who lost a parent as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.  In addition, the foundation provides support for other organizations and families that address the physical, social, emotional and/or educational needs of children.
Let the “holiday season” begin…
Monday, November 28
12th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District presents Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square
New York City’s largest holiday festival
Winter’s Eve kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony and features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities and shopping around and about this colorful and vibrant neighborhood.

Stores, restaurants, cultural organizations and public spaces in the district are participating with activities for both children and adults. Sidewalks along Broadway from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th Street will feature performers, street musicians, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more

The celebration begins with a tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park (Broadway& 63rd St.)
and continues along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th St.

rain, show or shine
Broadway: from Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle to 68th St.
New York, NY
for more info call 212.581.3774
or email
Our friend Maura invites you to this benefit for a very worthy charity…
Wednesday, November 30
HOPe 2011 Benefit
The humanitarian organization HOPe (Helping Other People) works with extreme poverty in the developing world – with projects in Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Peru, and Honduras.
This event will raise funds to support their efforts
Delicious food provided by Rosie’s | CASH bar | prizes.
Suggested donation: $30
includes food provided by Rosie’s
Cash bar
6pm – 9pm
Rosie O’Grady’s – Manhattan Club
800 Seventh Ave (52nd St.)
(212) 582-2975

MurphGuide reader & jazz singer Eliane Amherd invites you to her show at the end of this month…
Wednesday November 30
Eliane Amherd and band
$10 cover, $10 minimum
7 – 8:30pm
Somethin’ Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
(212) 371 7657
Our friend Billy Lawlor tells us that tickets for this year’s Christmas Bash are now available online. This is always a great reunion party for people that spend their summers on the Jersey Shore near Spring Lake (not the snooki Jersey Shore).
Saturday, December 3
The Christmas Bash
Black tie optional Christmas party
featuring live music by The Billy Lawlor Band
Tickets are $100 and include open bar
Spring Lake Manor
Spring Lake, NJ
For more info, contact Billy Lawlor at 732.449.3071
DJ Lou Smith invites you to this fundraiser in honor of his friend Michael…
Tuesday, December 6
Michael’s Mission’s 3rd Annual Benefit
A fundraiser in honor of Michael Sousa to raise funds for Michael’s Mission,
to improve the lives of those suffering from colorectal cancer

An evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Silent auction and raffle with dozens of prizes, luxury getaways, and one-of-a-kind experiences.

979 Third Ave. (between 58th & 59th St.), 14th Floor
in the D&D Building
New York, NY
(212) 644-9394

For more info. contact Scott Soussa: 917 415-8957

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ presents their first Christmas/Hanukkah Bar Crawl….
Saturday, December 10
Christmakkah Crawl
Enjoy drinks specials at participating bars from 12pm – 9pm

participating bars will include:
McFadden’s Saloon    800 2nd Ave
The Hill: 416 3rd Ave.
Sutton Place:     1015 2nd Ave.
Blarney Stone Bar: 710 3rd Ave.
O’Casey’s: 22 E. 41st St.
Calico Jack’s Cantina:    802 2nd Ave.
The Irish Exit:    978 2nd Ave.
Public House:    140 E. 41st St.
Turtle Bay:    987 2nd Ave.
Hype Lounge    243 E 14th St.

Purchase tickets on-line:

Quick Links:  Save the Dates:

November  6 – 13
Long Island Restaurant Week

November 7-12
Meat Week NYC (yes, that is really a thing)

Thursday, November 10
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation 9th Annual Gala

November 16
Stockings With Care at Hudson Station

Thursday, November 17 Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Virtual Wine Tasting

Saturday, November 19
NYC Beerathon

Wednesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Eve – a big party night in NYC

Tuesday, November 29
United Restaurant & Tavern Owners of NY Dinner

December 2
Movember Gala

Tuesday, December 6
Seeds of Hope Dinner

Friday, December 9
Concern Winter Ball

Saturday, December 31
New Year’s Eve
Joonbug has tickets on-sale already

Other News:

Spotlight Bar: Wharf Bar & Grill
Wharf is a Bar & Grill in Murray Hill, open for lunch & dinner 7 days a week.
Check out their back deck for outdoor dining.
Their retractable roof allows the deck to open year-round, rain or shine
Kitchen Open ’til 2am
Burger & a Bud Lunch M-F $6.95

Daily Specials:
Select Drafts:  $3.50/pint All Day, Every Day

Happy Hour Monday – Friday, 4-7pm
Well Drinks   $4
Absolut Drinks (all flavors) $4

Sunday & Monday 4pm-2am
Wing Nights: .30¢ Wings

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 4pm-2am
Taco Nights: $1 Soft Shell Tacos

Tuesdays: 4pm – 4am
Bucket of Nips: 6 Coronitas $10 or 6 Rolling Rock $8

Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm-4am
$3 Miller Lite Bottles

Fridays: 4pm – 4am
$3 Bud & Mich Ultra Bottles

Saturdays: all day
All 16 Tap Beers $3.50/pint

Contact Chris to book a private party or to make group reservations

Wharf Bar & Grill
587 Third Ave. (between 38th & 39th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 490-7270

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