The beginning of the work-week isn’t fun for anyone in New York City. Thus, I hope you had a great weekend, because really, that’s the only way to guarantee a nice start to the week. That being said, we think we have a few events that can help you make the best of your Monday and Tuesday. So without further adieu my young, black professionals, here is your Monday and Tuesday Nightlife Rundown for January 17 and January 18, 2011.
SyFy’s “Being Human” Premiere & Party – 8pm
Eight Mile Creek, 240 Mulberry Street, Soho, Manhattan, NYC
SyFy just hired a new person to be in charge of their programming, and already they are throwing parties. Okay, maybe this particular event was planned ahead of his arrival; nonetheless, you should be there to be a part of one heck of a screening. Whether you’re a science-fiction fan or not, SyFy always has great original programming and this won’t be any difference. So be sure to come through. It’s free, and you can get tickets at http://bit.ly/gCRYd5.
Free Entry to Museum of the Moving Image – All Day
Museum of the Moving Image, 3601 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NYC
The Museum of the Moving Image is reopening, and if anybody knows how to throw a party, it’s people that have documented Hollywood for the majority of their lives! The Free admission won’t last long, not at this oft-visited museum. So come get your culture on, learn a thing or two about how that favorite movie of yours was created and enjoy doing something for free in Manhattan!
Monday Night Madness – 6pm
Slate, 54 West 21st Street, Chelsea, Manhattan, NYC
Monday Night Football may be over, but Slate’s Monday night party isn’t. If you haven’t been before, let me tell you, this is one of the more fun after work events of the week. Young, black professionals and twenty-somethings of all races embark upon this popular fun-house and bar like snow upon the Eastern Seaboard! Nothing but hip-hop music is played, thus inspiring quite the dance party, and of course, drink specials help liven up the mood and your Monday blues.
Luxurious Tuesdays – 5pm
Negril Village, 70 W. 3rd Street, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC
Need I say anything more? It’s Luxurious Tuesday at Negril Village, which means you can come get your weekly fix of reggae music, Caribbean cuisine and rum punch in about as dissimilar a place from Jamaica as possible—Greenwich Village. Granted, the number of people who smoke weed in this part of New York City is probably quite comparable to that of Ocho Rios, but Jamaica it is not. Nevertheless, Negril Village in and of itself is as authentic as it gets when it comes to Caribbean fare, so get ready for some Calypso music this Tuesday, and do the damn thing after work at Negril Village.
Velour Tuesdays – 10pm
Velour, 297 Tenth Avenue, Meatpacking District, Manhattan, NYC
Tuesday nights don’t have to be for staying in. In fact, a Tuesday at Velour will almost guarantee that you won’t rush home after work on Tuesday just to watch some television show. If anything, you will want to rush home to change into something sexy, which would be quite apropos given that you get a free shot of “Sex on the Beach” if you let them know Clubplanet sent you! The DJ will blast hip-hop and R&B music all night long, so there’s no excuse to stand on the wall this Tuesday night. So clear your schedule and get your butt over to Velour this Tuesday for one of the best nights of the week!
Stage Fight @ Crash Mansion – 7pm
Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery, Lower East Side, Manhattan, NYC
If you need a quick fix of music this Tuesday night, then make Crash Mansion your first stop after work. This Tuesday night is Crash Mansion’s monthly underground, music battle between all kinds of artists from across the five boroughs. This event is so popular that you have to RSVP to take advantage of the free entry (you can RSVP at clubplanet.com). However, it’s only $5 if you forget to RSVP, so there really are no excuses not to come through. Warning! This isn’t exactly the type of music battle that went down in Brooklyn and Harlem back in the early 80’s, but these artists are quite the entertainers, so it can still be enjoyed by our readership.