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A Secret NY Music Gig at Hell Phone Curated by Us!

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On April 28th, we curated another Sofar Sounds NYC! This time, it happened at a super trendy speakeasy called Hell Phone, in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn! And, we KICKED ASS that night! Check it out!

We love New York’s music scene. The city is the home of an infinite number of amazing musicians and artists!

Every 3 months or so, we curate a spectacular live music event in partnership with the team at Sofar Sounds NYC.

We choose the 3 bands that are performing during the night….and honestly? WE KICK ASS, believe us!

On Saturday, April 28th, we had a fantastic night with a mix of different style musicians. The event was hosted at a pretty awesome speakeasy bar in East Williamsburg, called Hell Phone. It’s in the back of a coffee shop called Ange Noir Café.

Way in the back of the coffee shop, you’ll see a beautiful red phone cabinet…open the door and walk in to explore! Be ready for a great night!

For this show, we brought in to perform:

  • Jair Oliveira: a famous Brazilian singer, composer and producer. He is a former student at the renowned Berklee College of Music, in Boston and plays MPB (Música Popular Brasileira). In other words, traditional Brazilian Pop Music;
  • Olivia Chindamo: a beautiful Australian vocalist! She’s best known for her natural and effortless ability to improvise or “scat”. As the 2016 Bell Award winner for “Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year”;
  • Kenny John: a very special musician our Founder, Fê Paronetto, met one day passing through Union Square subway station in NYC. He was playing the trumpet and she was in awe! Kenny learned to play the trumpet and an early age and today brightens up the day of thousands of commuters in NYC, playing Jazz and Soul music!

And…we had a surprise! We had a special guest joining in for a song! Aline Muniz is good friends with and was invited by Jair Oliveira to sing one song on stage with him!

Our Experts Recaps Sofar Sounds Hell Phone Brooklyn BTSNYC Guests

What’s Sofar Sounds?

If you’ve never heard of Sofar Sounds, they host the most exclusive, secret and intimate music gigs in over 300 cites all over the Globe!

The secret location is disclosed only on the day of the show. Plus, they don’t tell you which 3 bands are performing, so expect a night full of surprises!

Once you sign up, you get into a line and hope to be luck enough to be part of these events that actually sell out very quickly! (We have the promo code to skip line, below!)

“Bringing the magic back to live music. Amazing artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences. Sit down, settle in and just listen. You’re gonna love it.”

In addition, this event is BYOB, so you can bring your own Booze! So, feel free to bring wine, beer, or whatever makes you happy!

See here how it all started, back in London!

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Finally,  skip with line and immediately purchase the ticket, with out special PROMO CODE!

Code: BTSNYC-945B9 – type this at check-out. Let us know if you have any issues – the code might eventually be updated!


Videography: Renata Meirelles
Photo Credits: Renata Meirelles

Natalie Hart: A Singer, Songwriter And Step-Toucher At Sofar Sounds

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When we heard that Natalie Hart would be performing at an upcoming Sofar Sounds, we were completely thrilled! We love her music, her voice, and most certainly her style! We don’t hesitate to say that she’s definitely one of the stylish girls in all of New York!

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Her show will be at a secret location in the East Village on Friday, November 17th. In addition, stay tuned since she’ll soon debute her newest album “Hang the Moon”!

If you’ve never heard of Sofar Sounds, they host the most exclusive, secret and intimate music gigs in over 300 cites all over the Globe!

“Bringing the magic back to live music. Amazing artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences. Sit down, settle in and just listen. You’re gonna love it.”

This event is BYOB, so you can bring your own Booze! So feel free to bring Wine, Beer, or whatever makes you happy!

Where: A secret location in the East Village
Closest station: Astor Place Station (4, 6) and Broadway – Lafayette (B, D, F, M)
Date: Friday, November 17th
Arrival time: 8:00pm – 8:25pm

Exclusive Promo-Code: BTSNYC-4AFF3 (you’ll automatically skip the line and immediately purchase tickets for the show!!!)

Tickets here ($15/each).

Also, check out our exclusive BTSNYC Experiences in New York!


A little bit about Natalie:

Events Up Coming Natalie Hart Sofar Sounds NYC StyleNatalie was born in Dallas Texas and her contact with music started even before being born. She was beautifully named after Natalie Cole by her father – the son of a retired Air Force pilot and music minister.

She tell us that: “My musical influences stem back to my love for the dramatique and the singular, unmistakable voices of the classic female vocalists of the 1940s.”

Belmont University in Nashville, TN was where she studied Music Business and started to refine and create her own identity. Her inspirations come from big names like Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan. Not only was she passionate about the art of singing, but songwriting quickly grew in her and her love for lyricism emerged.

“Natalie always knew her theatrical jazz-pop would find a home in New York, and she began saving up to move to the city where she knew her musicality would unfold. “Hang The Moon” took shape in her last year of school and her last year in Nashville, diving into and deconstructing youthful infatuation and playing with cinematic themes.

The album was recorded in Smoakstack Studios and mixed in LA by Greg Wells, famed producer of Adele, Katy Perry, and more top-selling artists. She left for New York with the record in hand, and has spent the last two years building a fan base in New York, London, Nashville, and more.

Natalie aims to find her voice and to preserve people’s moments through her music.”

“Hang The Moon” will be released in 2018.

Listen and purchase her current album “Natalie Hart: The EP“.

https://nataliehart.bandzoogle.com

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Natalie Hart

The Standing Room: One Of The Best Stand-Up Comedy Spots In LIC

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We all know that New York City is the home to some of the best stand-up comedy spots, but finding them is not necessarily easy.  The Standing Room in Long Island City – a.k.a. LIC, is one of our to-go spots for a fun night, with fantastic drinks and cool, low-key people.

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There are some very well-known venues, but the behind the scenes, secret ones are surely our preference, as you know!

The Standing Room is actually the “little sister” to The Stand Comedy Club in Gramercy – that has been named by the NY Magazine, the “Best Comedy Club”.

The Standing Room is an intimate speakeasy style cocktail bar that has definitely called our attention for numerous reasons. After going there once, for a night that we weren’t really sure what to expect, we became totally obsessed with the place.

As you enter a small door (we loved it already!), you’ll find an beautiful long wooden full bar. Lights are very dim, music is pretty good, sitting area is scarce with only a few stools around the bar, but it’s actually just perfect. The bartenders are all pretty stylish and very friendly folks that’ll help you out figuring out the best drink for you.

The house is known for offering Long Island City’s premier cocktail experience, and their signature cocktails are surely worth trying! The recipes were created by the award winning Mixologists, Joji Watanabe.

One of the cocktails we always order is the “Flower” made with dry gin, lavender, elderflower and cranberry. The best? It’s served inside a super cool lightbulb (picture on image gallery)!

We’ve also tried other cocktails like the “Smoke”, made with bourbon, ancho chile, cyan and house bitters. “Truffle” is quite interesting, mixing bison grass vodka, truffle honey, muscat and grapefruit.

The list is endless, so you’ll definitely have a great time trying them all! Prices range from $11 – $13, which is pretty good too!

They don’t really serve food, except for a few bites like:

  • Cheese Board – A selection of 3 cheeses sourced from beecher’s handmade cheeses
  • Charcuterie Board – A selection of 3 cheeses sourced from beecher’s handmade cheeses accompanied by a pairing 3 artisan cured meats
  • Beef / Pork Jerky – House cured sweet pork and beef jerky
  • Steamed Cheeburger – Served on egg challah roll with vermont sharp chedder

Now! Lets talk about the Comedy Nights! To start, it’s free!

So, what to expect from their comedians? Well, they are surely some of the best up and coming stand-up comedians in Queens, so it’s practically impossible to go wrong. Their line up is always fantastic and they usually have around 4 different performances at 2 different times – 8pm and 10pm.

Even if you decide to just hang around the see the 2nd performance, you’ll definitely see the beauty of how improve can change the course of their show.

We are sure you’ll have one of the best nights, so just grab your drink and enjoy!

If you want to take off a day to experience the neighborhood, you might want to see the 7 Best Places in LIC for Art Lovers.

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Sunday: 5pm – 11pm

Location:
4738 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, Queens

www.standingroomlic.com

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of The Standing Room

A BTSNYC Experience at WeWork, in Williamsburg

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We organized a great private event at the coolest WeWork location, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! A famous Brazilian singer did a pocket show and a renowned Brazilian spirit offered exclusive tastings!

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We organized an awesome Brazilian-inspired night at the trendiest WeWork location in Brooklyn: Williamsburg!

All the guests were able to explore the best of what the Brazilian culture has to offer!

The night started with a fantastic tasting experience with the artisanal Cachaça Yaguara. Thiago Camargo, the Founder himself, came in to tell us the story behind the brand. He talked to each guest individually and served the cachaça spirit.

We also had some of the most delicious empanadas in the world. We catered not only to the meat eaters, but also to the vegetarian crowd, with a to-die-for cheese flavored option!

Then, everyone sat around to listed to the very talented singer, Aline Muniz, perform a private pocket show exclusively for our group!

After the show, she talked to everyone and took pictures!

In sum, we all had a great time!


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Read more about Aline Muniz:

Singer and songwriter Aline Muniz is definitely a complete artist.

She one of the leading exponents of the new and exciting Brazilian music scene.

Currently gearing up to launch her international career Aline is setting up base in New York City and working with respected A&R/Producer Béco Dranoff, to release a digital compilation.

Her international project will include music selected from her three previous releases plus several new and unreleased recordings.

 


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Learn more about Cachaça Yaguara:

People tend to know about Wine and Beer, but why not about Distilled Spirits? Keeping History alive, Cachaça is the oldest distilled spirit in the Americas.

Yaguara Cachaça is an artisanal, organic, blended, white cachaça. Produced in small batches from the south of Brazil, the result of five generations of family passion.

Made from hand-cut organic sugar cane and distilled in small batches, Yaguara Cachaça is born of the latest distilling technology and five generations of artisanal know-how. It is a blend of the finest white cachaça and the traditional Meneghel family recipe.

 


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And, see what WeWork is all about:

In the hippest location in New York, WeWork Williamsburg is a beautifully designed space for creative minds to merge and have fun.

WeWork transforms buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces. Get the space, community, and services you need to make a life, not just a living.

Their mission? “To create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living!”

Come meet people that “do what they love and are connected to something greater than ourselves.”


BTSNYC experience details:

Date: July 6th, 2017
Time: 6PM
Location: WeWork Williamsburg – 134 North 4th Street, Brooklyn
Tickets: $10 + Drinks are free!!! (LIMITED TICKETS!)

For upcoming events, be sure to see our BTSNYC Experience and our Events pages.

If you are interested in organizing your own BTSNYC experience private event, or if you are looking for companies to assist you on a Corporate event, contact our experts!

 

Photo Credit: Aline Velter and courtesy  images

A Murder Mystery Dinner You’ll Never Forget

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Enjoy an amazing night out in New York with one little ticket, and enjoy all the food, fun, and…the “murder” you could ask for! Murder Mystery Dinner will spice up your night!

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Haven’t you always wanted to do something like this?

Bring your friends, invite your family, or bring whoever you want to an all inclusive event where you get to play a live action game of murder, and the killer could be anyone, even YOU.

For two hours, you and your friends are immersed in a killer crime scene, and we need your help to figure out whodunit before dessert.

See infos (here), for their upcoming NYC event.

  • Date: May 21st, Sunday
  • Time: 7pm

Experience an unforgettable night in New York City!

But wait!!! Do you want to organize a private event with them or a corporate experience!?!? Imagine how awesome it would be to host your own Murder Mystery for your friends or team!

A few more detail of the Murder Mystery Dinner:

A two hour interactive murder mystery private dinner event is guaranteed to leave your guests saying “WOW”! They can accommodate parties anywhere in the New York City area from 8 to 800 guests! Their unique time tested scripts are one of a kind, and with a variety of improv styled themes, your show will feel like it is completely customized!

Their mystery experts have the same goal for every murder mystery show: to immerse everyone at your event in a one-of-a-kind interactive game of Clue that is engaging and interactive. They make your party stress free with no pressure by planning every detail of your event so you don’t have to! You can just relax and actually enjoy your party.”

And still, take a look on what to expect:

About the Murder Mystery Company:

Mystery, intrigue, and murder took up residence in New York City in 2008. With over 300,000 guests per year in 33 public show venues across 18 states, The Murder Mystery Company is widely known as the most immersive theater experience in the country. 

One of the first troupes to open with The Murder Mystery Company, New york has been a longtime stomping ground for our performers! In a city full of diverse and plentiful entertainment, we are proud to offer NYC something exciting and new to try. We love New York, New York!

Director Konrad Custer and his troupe of mystery marauders are taking New York by storm. With the GRIMprov Method of acting, they assure the best acting quality at your show! 

Our troupe performs shows anchored with seasoned veteran actors that have performed in hundreds of murder mystery shows since 2008. So, there is no chance for anything but success at your event. Are you ready for a mystery, New York?”

Super exciting right? So, be sure to get your tickets for the up coming Murder Mystery Dinner, in New York City!

https://murdermysterydinnernewyork.com

 

Photo/Video Credits and Text Excerpts: The Muder Mystery Company

NYC Valentine’s Day Masquerade Party at the McKittrick Hotel

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Valentines Day can be a great celebration not only for couples, but also for singles. Experience a a NYC Valentine’s Day Masquerade Party at the McKittrick Hotel.

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Valentines Day can be a great celebration not only for couples, but also for singles. After all, who said that singles can’t celebrate love too? Plus, New York City is the perfect city for this!

We adore the events that The McKittrick Hotel hosts, and this one is surely a great party to go to on Valentines. The Heath restaurant will celebrate One Night of Decadent Costumed Revelry!

We all know how mysterious and sexy a NYC Valentine’s Day can be, but nothing will beat a Masquerade party in one of the most coveted hotels!

More about the event:

“We are pleased to announce an all new party series within the McKittrick Hotel. Join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with The McKittrick Masquerade.

This masked soiree will feature dancing and specially created one-night-only performances. As well as, a full open bar, boundless live entertainment and special guest DJs.

Experience the mysteries of the hotel. Uncover the secrets of its residents as never before with drinking, dancing and costumed revelry.”

What to expect?

Open Bar, Live Performances & Guest Djs, plus great drinks, a stunning crowd, lots of suspense and mystery since it’s a masquerade party…and endless fun!

More info here.

If you were thinking about celebrating in a more private scenario and would like to surprise your guy or gal, contact our experts to help! We know that we are always on the go, but doing something memorable on this date, will definitely spice up your relationship. So, let us make some magic!

This NYC Valentine’s Day will be unforgettable!

Location: 542 West 27th Street

https://mckittrickhotel.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Venue

Chris Pitangy: Brazilian Fashionista’s Favorite NYC Spots

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy

For our new NYC Hush Hush Tips, we invited the Brazilian Journalist and Blogger, Christina Pitanguy to share her favorite NYC spots.

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We couldn’t be more honored to interview this Brazilian beauty and super powerful women. She shared some of her favorite NYC spots and we have to say, they are all fantastic places to go and #UnCover!

Christina Pitanguy studied journalism and founded a fashion and luxury consultation company in 1995, in Brazil.

A few years later she used her expertise working for a few shopping centers and increased her portfolio with numerous renowned Brazilians brands.

Chris, as friends call her, is part of the elite collaborators for Vogue Magazine and Harpers Bazaar.

Ind addition, she has an important work as Publishing Board Member and Lifestyle Curator for Forbes Magazine Brazil.

Besides her super busy agenda, she still has a lifestyle and fashion website and co-founded Eu Ajudo Foundation, which supports important causes, in Brazil.

Definitely an amazing, multitask beauty…that is still working in community-driven work! A perfect sum!

Here are a few great places from her list:


Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy DuMont Burger

“DuMont Burger has fantastic hamburgers, variations of classic recipes and other delicious dishes make the place perfect for a relaxed dinner, in Brooklyn. The place is named after their iconic sandwich. Plus, they also offer a wonderful delivery service!”

Located in South Williamsburg, DuMont Burger was founded back in 2005 by Colin Devlin in partnership with the Executive Chef, Polo Dobkin. They felt that the neighborhood lacked a good burger spot!

Today, they offer countless burger variations and they are great for a casual dining night! Plus, they also have made-to-order artisanal doughnuts and Brooklyn Roasting coffee service.

Location: 314 Bedford Avenue

www.dumontburgerbrooklyn.com

New York City is a place of experience, and this is certainly one that you should attend!

This dressy “supper club is the city’s spot for hot live music, cabaret and even hotter burlesque shows”.

So, if you’re in the mood of some classy burlesque music and fantastic jazz, paired with a delicious dinner and an awesome crowd, go check them out!

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy Marea Branzino by Ted Axelrod

“The restaurant redefines the seascape of high-end Italian cuisine serving regional foods of Italy. Chef Michael White presents a fresh interpretation of the coastal cuisine and is also famous for his house-made pasta! They offer a 750 selection wine list!”

Located literally across the street from Central Park, Marea is one of New York’s restaurants that make it to the top of the list of best restaurants in the city!

Moreover, this high-end Italian spot is a great place for a special celebration, a business meeting, a place to impress clients, or a place to pamper yourself in – because you deserve it!

Location: 240 Central Park South

www.marea-nyc.com


Nomad

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy The Nomad Restaurant Broadway

“With a blending of the Mediterranean Cuisine and the North African Desert, the ambiance at The Nomad Hotels’ restaurant is a mix of the artwork of Alex Weiss’ wall paint sceneries, imported artwork from Morocco, and the carved iron work of Steel Neal. Chef Daniel Humm offer a menu with fun, colorful dishes!”

The hotel offers a few different dining spaces. From the Atriuam inspired in the airy European courtyards and the Parlour’s elegant ambiance to The Nomad Bar remembering a classic New York City tavern and The Elephant Bar with a grandious 24-foot-long mahogany bar.

In addition, Chef Daniel Humm does miracles in the kitchen and clients always leave the dining experience in “awe”. After all, there is nothing better than having a feast to enchant your taste buds!

Location: 1170 Broadway

www.thenomadhotel.com


Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy Jeffrey New York

“Jeffrey is a great high-end shopping experience in the Chelsea. You can find gorgeous pieces by Thom Browne, Comme Des Garçons, Raf Simon, Givenchy, Prada and Margiela, plus an amazing shoe selections.”

Their philosophy? They explain that they are always aiming to offer the best and most flawless service, showcasing coveted products in a fun, positive and upbeat ambiance!

Well, they’re going that quite well!

Jeffrey is a shopping experience you have to indulge in. They are a one-stop shop with a great team to assist you, with a focus on customer service. Location is great, since they are right on the border of the Meatpacking District with Chelsea!

Plus, their product selection is super unique. It’s a great place not only for the ladies, but also the gentlemen to shop!

Location: 449 West 14th Street

www.jeffreynewyork.com


Thank you, Chris, for sharing your amazing NYC tips exclusively with us!!!

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Alessandra Lima, Ted Axelrod for Marea and courtesy of all the venues.

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