Thursday, July 30, 2009

Weekend Activities in the City

Thursday, July 30 = A Midsummer Night's Obliterati
Most of you got the Facebook invite, but for those who didn't see it or deleted it or thought you had something better to do, swing by Sweet & Vicious from 6PM on...

Friday, July 31 = Allison Weiss + Food + darklooming at The Gutter
Allison Weiss is this darling little singer that you all must check out. She goes on at 7 at The Living Room. It's early, so if you can't make it, look her up on the Internets. Or do something even better than that and throw her some cash to help her make a new EP. Have you heard of KickStarter? Well basically it enables artists to raise money to fund their projects. Faris wrote a great post about it today. Check it out and watch Allison's entire video. Watch all four minutes of it. It's worth it.

Anyway, post Allison there will be food and then probably heading to The Gutter around 11ish for more music and good times.

Saturday, August 1 = Bike Ride to Location TBD
I'm thinking of getting some folks together for a bike ride and maybe a picnic. I've obviously not given this a whole lot of thought but if you're interested in biking from 11 - 2ish on Saturday, shoot an email to and I'll follow up with some details.

You know how much I love The Frying Pan
So if it's nice on Sunday afternoon, that's where you'll find me from probably 2:00 until it rains. Let me know if you're interested in coming along.

Tuesday, August 4 from 8:30 - 10:30 = SWEET! I'm finally going to see Seth's show
Most of you know Seth. For those of you who don't, you should. He's great. And hilarious. And has his own wikipedia page. I think it may be his last show of the summer. And it will be my first time making it to his show in NYC. I'm excited. Anyway, the show is at The Slipper Room with cocktails beforehand at that little bar we all love, Tom & Jerry's.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bastille Day on Smith Street

About 40 of us ended up hanging out in the VIP section of Trout on Sunday to celebrate Bastille Day Brooklyn style - with bocci and mojitos at a BBQ place. The day was fun and the drinks were flowing. Check out the pictures here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mojito Crawl 2007 was a blast!

Saturday's outing was fantastic. The weather was beautiful - perfect for bouncing around NYC tasting Mojitos. About 20 people came out and almost all of us were left standing at the end. (Although only two of us made it to the last spot.)

See what folks had to say about the spots we visited and check out some of the pictures!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Official Mojito Crawl Plan

Here's the list of the places we're hitting on Saturday:
- Imagine Bar & Grill (112 1st Ave)
- Cafecito (185 Ave C bet 11th and 12th)
- Esperanto (145 Avenue C at 8th Street)
- Baraza (133 Avenue C)
- Paladar (161 Ludlow St)

And if we are still standing...after 9:30 or so
- Libation (137 Ludlow between Stanton and Rivington)
- Barrio Chino (253 Broome Street) after dinner crowd
- King Size (21 Essex, near Hester)

I've tagged them all on Socialight!

And create a channel specific to the crawl so we can post our thoughts after we visit each place. Check them all out here!

Hope to see you Saturday!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Expanding NYC: Mojito Crawl

OK - so I've dropped the ball on planning any activities for the summer. Please forgive me as I've been out of town and was enjoying having no responsibilities more than I ever thought I would.

However, we will be having our first official event in a few weeks - a Mojito Crawl, visiting a variety of establishments through the Village and Lower East Side.

What: Mojito Crawl
When: Saturday, August 18th @ 4:00 PM
Where: Starting location - Imagine Bar & Grill (112 1st Avenue)
Where else: remaining locations to be finalized but possible list includes:
- Libation
- King Size
- Odea
- Sly
- Cuba
- Ideya Restaurant
- Paladar
- Barrio Chino
- Baraza

Email us at with your favorite Mojito spots!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Unofficial Event: No More Pokemon

My last day at Pokemon is Thursday.
So I've planned a happy hour to celebrate.
Most of my crew will be there so it could be a good time for those I've told about the exNYC concept to swing by for a drink and meet some new people.

Wednesday, May 16th
Sweet & Vicious
6:00 until I fall down.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

What is Expanding NYC?

When I lived in Atlanta, some of my friends and I created a group called "Expanding Atlanta" for the purpose of expanding our social network while exploring cool things to do in the Atlanta area. After two years of outings and parties, we ended up meeting tons of fantastic people and doing/seeing some awesome things we'd otherwise never done/seen.

Since I live in NYC, a city offering even more people to meet with an endless amount of outings/activities AND I'm leaving my job in about a month and will have a lot of free time on my hands, I thought it would be fun to resurrect the concept as "Expanding NYC." I'm in the process of recruiting some social planners so stay tuned for updates on upcoming activities.