We excerpted the important parts for you but you can and should read the touching invite from the party planner below:
1) Free to ALL with RSVP
2) Drink Specials ALL NIGHT: $5 ESSC Cocktail all night and a late night $4 beer!
Ladies & gentlemen, dear friends,
I would like to extend an invitation to you: Tonight we will be celebrating the [belated] 5th anniversary of East Side Social Club at our usual Tuesday night stomping ground, The Blind Barber (339 E. 10th Street, Manhattan, NY).
It’s been more than 6 years since I started a Tuesday night party with 4 friends (it was called Private Men’s Club: Women Allowed) at the Black & White. After a year, they went on to be rockstars and music industry moguls. At that point, I laid the foundation for East Side Social Club — originally a celebration of the decades and musical genres of the passed that I felt were being over-looked and forgotten. Some years later, the Man Men and vintage crazes began to kick in and I felt it was time to expand and build on what I started at Black and White and avoid the likelihood of becoming a theme-party. A little over two years ago, a dear friend and important part in the longevity and success of ESSC, Nicky Digital, told me about a bar that was to open, perfect for the rebranded ESSC, and so we began to write the next chapter with ESSC Tuesdays now at The Blind Barber. No other choice would have been better. ESSC is now a bridge from the past to present, crass to class, in style, culture, and band-based music – the juxtaposition of antique, vintage, retro and modernity in one place that is not about following a trend, nor is it about creating a trend, its about the timelessness of the good that comes out from human creativity, where even they over-looked may have a chance to shine.
To celebrate properly, we’ve got some ESSC members and friendlies lending a hand: Behind the deck, we’ve got guest DJ sets by Prince Terrence (Hussle Club) and Rok One (Black Russian/Plant Music), and behind the bottle, and on the couch, will be The Crazy 88s (Love to the Rescue/Shhh… Just Take It), Jer Ah Mi, and Kariem 88.
And as usual, I will also be selecting music, and Nicky Digital will be snapping pictures in the photo-booth and around the bar.
Drink specials include $5 ESSC Cocktail all night and a late night $4 beer.
ESSC is an inclusive social club, open to all. Feel free to invite friends: everyone and their mothers are all welcome! (valid ID required, of course)
Looking forward to seeing you who can make it and will catch up with those who cannot at another time…
Omri S. Quire