Monday, November 26, 2012

"It Just FEELS Different!" -New Direction, New Movement, New Year''s Eve!

 Well, well, well. As they say "What good is the race if you don't cross the finish line" right? We've been "running" the Summer all this year with our line up of spectacular rooftop Sunday brunch parties! Did we not? And we had you "running" all over town introducing you to all new, never been exploited, venues around the city. Correct? We've done the Target 1st Saturday's at the Brooklyn Museum, b'day parties in a high end men's store on Madison Ave. & hotel suites. A fantastic looking monthly dinner party series (Prim & Proper). Co-hosted a Bed-Stuy block party/concert (Spread Love Fest)...I could go on and on, but point is WE'VE DONE ALOT! A we appreciate and THANK YOU for rocking with us every venture we do. But please believe folks, we've far from done yet! This New Year's Eve "OCEAN'S 13" will be our FINEST moment. A real "game changer" on how folks bring in the New Year. Ok, so here's the details so far. This year we will be moving our highly anticipated year end celebration over the bridge to TriBeca, but not just at ANY venue (location to be announced soon). This year will be more intimate and exclusive (half the crowd of last year's 700+ ppl). Not here's the REAL twist, the "OMG moment" you might say. Ok so after the bar has been closed, last call has been yelled out, the final toast has been toasted, ANOTHER party will start from 4am-7am! YEP a breakfast party! So all that looking for a diner to soak up all that liquor...DONE! All that scrambling to get a last minute number...DONE! All that trying to catch a cab, then a 30 min wait to be served...DONE! Even folks that didn't bring in the New Year's in with us (at other parties around town) are invited to come eat and break (corn) bread.  Exciting huh?! Soulful music, TOP CHEF prepared breakfast, new faces...sounds pretty HISTORIC if you ask me. Well that's it for now, please bear with us I'll have more details (I.E. pricing of NYE tix, RSVP link for after hours breakfast party, DJ's playing, etc) as the date gets closer. Until then PLEASE attend our FINAL "the Country Club" brunch party at BRAVO's Top Chef studio Sunday Dec. 2  2pm-8pm hosted by Gary Grant, Calcie Cooper (the Social Broker), and the Block Association collectively.

Friday, November 23, 2012

"Hail Hail The Gang's All Here!" -The FINAL Country Club Sunday Brunch Of The Year!

SHEESH! November just flew past us didn't it? Where the HELL did the month go? After Obama won (pause for a quick fist pump) everything else was a blur. Well as the Prez. would say..."Move FORWARD!" And so we shall, starting with the return (and FINAL one for this year) of "the Country Club" brunch series (previously held at DUO during the Spring). And we're ending it in GRAND fashion as only we could! Not only will the Block Association be re-teaming with co-founding "Country Club" member Gary Grant, but Calcie Cooper (the Social Broker) will be pitching in as well to bring his sexiest brunch eating crowd out too! But wait... there's MORE! We've moved for out posh digs midtown at DUO (on Madison ave.) further downtown to Tribeca. And not just ANY restaurant there, it will be hosted by the SAME restaurant currently hosting the Bravo TV show TOP CHEF KITCHEN! Yes a "WOW" is in order for this folks.  And we will continue to "WOW" you straight into the New Year! Oh and speaking of New Year's, New Year's Eve AND New Year's morning we'll be at this same location counting down to 2013 with our year end event "OCEAN'S 13" followed by an after hours party serving breakfast directly after starting at 4am (-7am) titled "the Breakfast Club!" Get it?  More details on that in the following post, but for now peep this...

Sunday Dec. 2nd
the Block Association, Gary Grant & Calcie Cooper invite you to
"the COUNTRY CLUB" -Brunch Series (Finale)
@TOP CHEF KITCHEN by BRAVO -211 W. Broadway (& Franklin St.)
2pm-8pm *Early Arrival suggested

Music by Danny Ocean & DJ Trauma
NO COVER RSVP ONLY!, subject: "CC membership"
Immaculate is the dress code.
If you have to ask then this isn't for you!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Flashing Lights" -Papparazzi Pics (Pt. 303)

"It's been a long time, I shouldn't 've left you. Without a strong blog to step to..." Ok I DO realize I haven't post on here in a minute! Halloween was the last time I posted as a matter of fact. And I have NO excuse other than (hurricane) Sandy and pure "lazyassness" LOL. But it's not to say I haven't been busy doing thangs. ALOT to be quite honest, so let's play catch up shall we? Below are pics from my many outings to a handful of b'day parties (and one dinner party) I've been attending. Happy b'day to Block Association "chaperon" Fifi, our boy Raphael of Street Godz, & the lovely Ms. Sonya Crosswell. The dinner party I was at was hosted by Ade Adeniran working with Tanqueray. Some of the pictures you may have to excuse, cause between being a lil' tipsy AND the fact that the clubs where packed ass to elbow, I just pointed and shot some of these joints! LOL. Anyways enjoy what you missed or relive the memories. Oh and before I forget save the date Sunday Dec. 2nd for "Sunday's Best" our next fabulous brunch party in TriBeca next weekend. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Block Association family & friends. RSVP to subject: "Sunday's Best"

"Come Follow Me Into The Matrix"