Tagged under "halloween" (2)
|Shescape - Halloween in NYC|
Shescape has to be hands down one of the best seasonal and special occasion party promoters in New York City. They lesbians parties around all the major holidays. Key events include Pride, Fire Island Dodgeball, Labor Day, and many more. In the past, they have held their parties at Tre Merli in Soho or Cafe Deville in the East Village and other various changing fabulous locations. This time around they decided to rent out a new spot on 18th and Broadway. Lucy de Gramercy, regularly a restaurant, specializes in Latin cuisine. Small aspects still remind you that it is a restaurant, including a large cauldron of fancy kettle cooked potato chips at the bar.
Their Halloween party had a very lounge like atmosphere early on, but after Halloween Parade goers let out, the party was ready to begin. One great thing about Shescape parties is that the crowd is always classy. Always come dressed to impress and are never rude. Actually quite a friendly mixed crowd if you ask me. You won't find anybody with fake id's or who just turned 21 and want to make a fool of themselves or are trying to front real hard. Most girls looked around 24-30. Sometimes the door charge, which maybe a little higher than most other lesbian standby clubs ($15), is a bit of a deterrent. But as with life, you get what you pay for. The spacious dance floor was set off all night long with pop and hip hop.
There were plenty of classic costumes from she-devils, to gangsters, to zombie surgeons. Notable ones included Sam Ronson and Lindsay Lohan, and two Lesbian Uhaul trucks that even included brake lights. The bar was extra extra crowded and it took on average 15 minutes to quench my thirst. They opened a second bar towards the back later in the night to cater to all the thirsty ghouls and goblins.
Overall a great party in a great location, right in the heart of the city.
If you missed the Halloween party, they've already got their next party lined up. Thanksgiving Eve at the Maritime Hotel !!! Check out http://www.myspace.com/shescape for more info.
Tagged on November 7, 2008
Until one lives in New York, she might not necessarily consider Halloween to be a "big" holiday. After all, we're all still at work that day, kids still have to go to school and nobody throws any Halloween sales. In New York, however, Halloween is synonymous with, well, debauchery, belligerence, and a whoooooole lot of glitter. This year, with Halloween on a Wednesday, the parties started this past weekend, continued through the holiday and will spill in to this upcoming weekend.
In a less-than-halloween mood, however, my weekend started on Saturday night at Sea Thai at 116 n. 6th St. in Williamsburg. The food was fantastic, semi-authentic, and in the $10-$25 range for entrees. Others reviewers had complained of noise and poor service and, while the live DJ was pumping out some mad loud beats, it just put me in a posh downtown mood and got me ready for the rest of the night. The service was great, totally ready to take care of our needs (including when two of our dishes got mixed up) and the food came out hella fast. Afterwards, we threw on some glitter and rolled down to the Levee at 212 Berry Street and N. 3rd also in Williamsburg.
Dark and unassuming, the Levee can boast about a few things: First, $3 buys one a shot of whiskey and a beer. Second, one can mow down on a variety of midnight snacks- PB&J, frito pie, cheese balls, chili dogs... hell yeah. Third, they have naked photo hunt. That's right- while you eat your chili dog and throw back some whiskey, you can stare hard at some naked ladies. Try (real hard) to identify the differences between two nudie pics to get to the next level. No matter how hard you stare at her boobs, however, the differences usually lie in the plant she's sitting next to.
Halloween night found me covered in green and blue glitter with tin foil alien antennae- ready to roam the alternate universe known as... Bleeker Street. With my Zorro friend leading the way, I weaved through some pretty impressive costumes and some pretty naked girls. Of course, I'm not one to begrudge a pair of thigh highs and a pretty decolletage, but when it comes to Halloween- these outfits are scary for the wrong reasons. Luckily, there were a few ladies rocking some creative disguises- a stick of bubblegum being my favorite.
And, finally, on to this weekend... my calendar is still in the works as there are just so many fun things happening so I thought i'd just throw out some suggestions:
Friday, Nov. 2
Trash!, Rififi (332 E. 11th St), 10pm
fishnets, black minis, dark makeup, live djs, $7 drinks, no cover before 11pm ($5 after), hot hot hot dancing. A near guarantee of getting your pic on lastnightsparty.com...
Saturday, Nov. 3
Takeover, BAM (30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn), 7pm
Five bands, sixteen movies, three DJ’s, two art installations and a couple thousand of your closest friends. Plus cheap beer! Bands include The Heartless Bastards, Antibalas, Be Your Own Pet, Dirty on Purpose, and the Exit. Also: a screening of several of Lindsay Lohan's early films and live djs till 4 in the morning! YEAHH!
Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion, Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette STREET), 9:30pm and 11:30pm
Formerly the lead singer of Bitch and Animal, Bitch has now joined up with partner Danielle Sea to form "Bitch and the Exciting Conclusion". The new music resonates with all of the grit and raw energy of Pussy Manifesto and Black Eyed Girl but with a stronger emphasis on the open and emotional sounds of Traffic, Heavy in Love and Miss My My Dear. Still not convinced she's for you? She plays the violin, the piano and the ukelele in her shows. If you liked her in Shortbus, you'll love her on stage.
Sunday, Nov. 4
Garrison Starr, Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St), 8:00pm
"If you like that Nashville sound; if you are into singer/songwriters; if you just dig good music, then Garrison Starr is for you."-AtlantaShows.com
Autumn Groove: "It's a Poetic Art Thang", CattyShack, 4pm
Featured Artists Angela Daniels& Portraits of Black Love. Spoken Word By General Tactics. Hosted By William Fredrick Cooper, Author/Poet “Six Days In January” And “There’s Always a Reason”
Tagged on February 15, 2008