This Tuesday and Wednesday won’t turn out to be the best weather days ever, but to the always thriving, young, black professional, New York City is your oyster in rain, sleet, snow or below zero temperatures. On January 25th and 26th, enjoy the President’s State of the Union with socialites, party out in Queens, or get down with other young, black professionals at Greenhouse Nightclub. Here is your Tuesday and Wednesday rundown…
Tuesday Rundown – January 25, 2011
Free Ladies Factor Event – 8pm
S Factor, 226 E. 54th Street, New York City
Okay ladies, so if you are interested in learning a thing or two about the art of seductive dancing, this is your chance to do so without coming out of pocket for it. The queen of all things pole dancing and strip teasing, Sheila Kelly, is giving out her tips, tricks and hints on the art of seducing a man through dance. Nuvo cocktails will spread like wild fire at this event, and you might need it as Ms. Kelly gets you out of your comfort zone and into the heat that is pole dancing. Don’t worry; it’s supposed to be a really classy, stand-up, supportive event, and no men will be in the building—thereby, eliminating any “creepy” factor that would have existed should say Flavor Flave just happen to be roaming the building.
I Love Tuesdays – 10pm
Perfections, 4-38 Steinway St., Astoria, Queens, New York
You all know that I don’t often take the Black Oak Nights crowd out of Manhattan, and when I do, it’s often to the best parts of Brooklyn. This time, however, I’m taking it to Queens, where DJ Camilo is spinning the 1’s and 2’s at Perfections night club. This just may be the most fun Tuesday night event of the month, so don’t let a little thing like distance and Queens get in your way. Admission is free on the Belo Productions list, and there are some moderate bottle specials for all of you big spenders. Sure, you could keep it close to home and stay in Manhattan, but where’s the fun in that on a Tuesday?
Annual State of the Union Dinner – 7:30pm
Le Cirque, Manhattan, New York City
If you are looking for a place to watch President Obama’s State of the Union address, you can go ahead and get yourself a seat at Le Cirque. While the address won’t start until 9pm, the dinner starts at 7:30pm and the chatting probably starts well before that. Le Cirque will play host to some of New York City’s biggest and grandest socialites, politicians, philanthropists and otherwise notable people. It’s an invite only event, but we encourage you to politely get yourself on the guest list if at all possible, because I can’t think of a more appropriate place to watch a highly, over hyped event than Le Cirque.
Wednesday Rundown: January 26, 2011
Late Night – 10pm
La Pomme, 37 W. 26th Street, Flatiron, Manhattan, NYC
Well, young, black professionals, your mid-day party of the week is here. At La Pomme tonight, expect the bottles to be flowing and the models to be rolling. This popular after work spot may not exactly be Hotel Rivington, but plenty of hard-working, individuals in the Flatiron and Chelsea parts of the city make La Pomme their preferred destination after a long 10 hours on the job. That’s right! I said 10 hours! In fact, if you aren’t working 10 hours a week and still think you have the time to be at La Pomme tonight, your bank account better be fat! Not because La Pomme is the most expensive place in the world, just because you don’t need to partake in tonight’s cheap, cheap happy hour specials unless you’re earning your keep for the race during the day!
Thursdays at Green house – 11pm
Greenhouse, 150 Varick St., Manhattan, NYC
Ladies, once again, you all are free, and this time, the fairer sex does not pay anything before 1am. That’s a nice deal, especially when you consider the kind of deals that they have going on at Green House this Wednesday night. From drink specials and half off for the fellas, Greenhouse is set for party record-breaking event on Hump Day. DJ Miester will help you reach your goals with a myriad of today’s best hip-hop, R&B and Top 40 music. And I f you need him to mash-up a song or two for you, he’s more than capable of pleasing a crowd—even one as refined as that of the Black Oak Nights readership!