New York Nightlife Preservation Community Event Launch Please Read!

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New York Nightlife Preservation Community Event Launch Please Read!

Post by cgmusic on Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:05 am

You are cordially invited to attend the launch event for a new initiative by the New York Nightlife Association.

Don't take New York's nightlife scene for granted! Come out and show your support!

Meet the owners, operators, employees, entertainers, and businesses who are all directly responsible for making New York City's nightlife the best in the country.

Join us as we raise awareness about the challenges that not only affect the nightlife industry, but the many individuals and small businesses that rely on a vibrant nighttime economy in the City That Never Sleeps.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Launch Event

Hosted by Chloë Sevigny and Natasha Lyonne

Music By
Alex English
DJ Berrie
Danny Krivit
Junior Vasquez
Louie Vega
Marky Ramone
The Martinez Brothers
The Misshapes
Paul Sevigny
Peter Rauhofer

Cocktail Reception 9PM - 11PM
Party 'til 4AM

Provided by Bacardi USA, Brown Forman, Diageo, and Moet Hennessy

M2 (formerly Mansion)
530 West 28th Street
New York City


This event is Free but you MUST RSVP for the e-ticket

A group code is required for access to the cocktail event at 9 PM. If you do not have a group code, you can still register for an invitation to the after party beginning at 1 AM. If you are a hospitality establishment and need a group code, please email or call 646-202-9468.

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On June 22, an organization called the Nightlife Preservation Community (NPC) is hosting a huge event over at M2 (formerly Mansion). At stake is preserving nightlife as we know it. The event is a sort of Bartenders Ball kind of thing, open from 9pm to 1am to club owners, club staff, promoters, DJs, and industry-related peeps. The public can come after 1am. Chloë Sevigny and Natasha Lyonne will host the event. DJs including Q-tip, Marky Ramone, Junior Vasquez, Danny Krivit, Peter Rauhoffer, Paul Sevigny, The Misshapes, Louie Vega, Berrie, The Martinez Brothers, Alex English, and more have donated their time and considerable skills for the cause. Admission is by invitation only; there will be an open bar from 9pm to 1am for all, and food for owners in a special section. The purpose of this event is to create a sort of political lobbying front so that politicians take the issues affecting nightlife seriously. With the help of Jon Gabel and Joonbug and the great people of Track Entertainment/ClubPlanet, we are in the process of organizing email and text lists of at least 700,000 people who attend nightclubs regularly. Promoters and marketing entities have millions of names and instantaneous reach to a voting-age clientele. There will be considerable overlap, but we will be able to contact maybe 50,000-plus people in a flash in a district where a friendlier politician is running against a foe. The NPC will be heard, just as other political groups have been suddenly heard in the past.

The NPC is chaired by myself ( Steve Lewis) along with Paul Seres and co-founders Matthew Isaacs and Ariel Palitz. We are supported by and answer to the New York Nightlife Association (NYNA) and the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA). Nightlife attracts more patrons than the Yankees, Mets, Rangers, Knicks, Devils, Islanders, Broadway shows, and the opera put together. It generates twice as much revenue as the film industry, yet a Law & Order producer can ask the “film czar” to close down a city street for a week, and the czar will provide cops and give total support; yet if a patron lights up a joint in some club, it can be shut down with little or no due process. Nightlife provides jobs, generates tax revenue, and attracts legions of tourists, but it often finds itself in mindless conflict with groups whose agenda seems to be to sanitize New York—to change it from the city that never sleeps to a bedroom community. Indeed the long-term goal of the NPC is to have a cooperative effort like Las Vegas has with its entertainment community. The “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” campaign is an example of how a city recognizes the revenue potential of its nightlife assets. We propose nothing short of changing the motto of New York from “The Big Apple,” which has little meaning, to “The City That Never Sleeps,” promoting eons of 24-hour culture and the best nightlife in the world.

Excerpts taken from an article by By Steve Lewis

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