Tomorrow it’s Jersey, Tonight it’s City Winery

Tomorrow’s can’t-miss event is a toss-up between the 2-year anniversary of the W Hoboken, which I may actually attend, and Andrew Goldberg’s birthday bash at Avenue. Amanda might not be able to make it to Jersey (something about allergies), so I’ll be looking for a ho to bring to Hoboken.

The development of the outer-boroughs and nearby enclaves like Hoboken and Long Island is profound. “New York” (or international) service and style can be found everywhere, as local yokels demand sophistication having enjoyed it in Manhattan and seen it on TV, online, and in places like Atlantic City, Miami, and Vegas. It is ironic that this event will make me “Bridge and Tunnel” as I cross-commute to the gala. They’re sending a car so I don’t end up at the Bada Bing or in some swamp. The Jersey of my past is changing, and the W Hoboken is leading the way. Someone, who I think was 9-years old, once told me that “if Jersey didn’t suck New York would slip into the ocean.” I’m not 100% sure what that means, but some pretty cool people that I trust are telling me I will be impressed with what I see. What to wear?

I guess if Hoboken doesn’t win over my heart and I do end up returning to the Rotting Apple, I will attend the birthday bash for Strategic Group’s man about town Andrew Goldberg. At 21 years of age, it was said that in 10 years the talented and boisterous young fellow would have a good shot at turning 31. Blessed with the best smile in the game, Andrew has survived and thrived, and is now an undeniable force in the most forceful of all nightlife organizations, the Strategic Group. You know, Tao, Avenue, Lavo, Marquee, Vegas, New York —and soon the world. Andrew knows everyone, and everyone knows him. In a world where everyone is subject to critique and snide remarks, I have never known anyone to dislike or disrespect this man. He is a gentleman, which is my biggest compliment. Happy Birthday Andrew Goldberg. Please excuse my Jersey outfit.

Well that’s tomorrow. Tonight’s can’t miss soiree is the 40tth Anniversary Celebration for the Anthology Film Archives. It will be held at City Winery. Their press release for the event is perfect so I’m going to leave it as it is:

On April 27th, Anthology Film Archives will present their annual event honoring individuals and institutions that have made important contributions to the preservation and understanding of our film heritage. This years event will encompass a celebration of Anthologys 40th Anniversary, with a live program of performances and music. The event will feature performances and appearances by Harmony Korine, Marina Abramovic, Richard Barone, Ólöf Arnalds, and Transgendered Jesus, as well as others to-be-announced. The evening will also pay tribute to our 2011 Preservation Honorees: filmmaker Albert Maysles; Vlada Petric, founding director of the Harvard Film Archive; film scholar Tony Pipolo; Technicolor; and the Library of Congress, for creating the National Film Registry.The event will be hosted by Jonas Mekas and master of ceremonies Richard Barone. Special speakers will include Andrew Sarris, Lola Schnabel, Ed Bland, Stuart Liebman and Jonas Mekas. Benefit table seats with light dinner and wine $200, General Admission tickets $40: citywinery.com

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