Fuse #8

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Kidlit Drink Night: Book Expo Style

Piece by piece we're putting this thing together. I received word recently that the mysterious ABC dinner (no idea) is occurring on Friday, June 1st at 7:30. The following suggestion was then sent to me:
. . . I was wondering about trying to find a place near the Javits and the Copacabana (does Desi's ghost play there?:) where the ABC dinner is and then making it for 5 (right after the exhibits close for the day). Then those going to the ABC dinner could drop by (as the silent auction and reception is 5:00-7:15 and then dinner itself begins at 7:30) and it might work better for others not going to the dinner (but perhaps most do, I have no clue), but are not staying in the area or not night owls (admittedly, like me:).
Sounds good to me. That would give those people inclined to attend the dinner a chance to mingle beforehand. Those who were not going could either continue to hang out or simply fade into the mist. As it were.

We've established time and date. All we need now is a place. A location near the Javits and the Copacabana. Now due to the fact that the Javits is situated in a part of the city I enter only when the lure of attending a building made entirely out of the lenses of sunglasses cannot be resisted any longer, I don't know of any cool restaurants or bars. I thought that maybe the Javits Center might offer a list of nice local bars. Not so much.

Other places look more promising. There's Zanzibar (you might want to turn down the volume on this one). It looks nice but probably will be loud. They've their own DJ, after all. If you've any other suggestions of good places in the area, do let me know. I'll do a thorough check for any and possibilities this week.

Now if you don't mind, I'm going to go dance to the Copacabana website's music.

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At 8:31 AM , Blogger Cheryl said...

Consulting my handy Shecky's nightlife map, the place closest to Javits that isn't a huge trendy club might be Stitch (http://www.sheckys.com/newyorkcity/search/stitch_1_3110.asp) on W. 37th between 7th and 8th. There's also a sports bar called Mr. Biggs on 10th and 43rd(http://www.sheckys.com/newyorkcity/search/mr_biggs_1_356.asp) or a bar & grill called Rudy's (http://www.sheckys.com/newyorkcity/search/rudys_bar_grill_1_1294.asp) at 9th and 44th or a nice Irish tavern called the Landmark, on 11th Ave. at 46th St. (http://www.sheckys.com/newyorkcity/search/landmark_tavern_1_1494.asp) (I've been inside that one -- it was pretty but expensive).

Or here! The Zipper Factory Tavern, at 37th between 8th and 9th (http://www.sheckys.com/newyorkcity/search/zipper_factory_tavern_1_8776.asp). If we can't drink (or get books) in a Candy Factory, we can do it in a Zipper Factory.

At 10:25 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Zipper Factory? I'm having a hard time not falling head over heels in love with the notion.

Thank you so so much, Cheryl.

Zippers. Hee hee.

At 12:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABC= Association of Booksellers for Children

And the ABC dinner is ticketed/invitation only... sadly, you can't just waltz on in...

At 4:01 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Well exactly. That's why we're creating a drink night instead.

At 10:27 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Fuse, you're a goddess! (But then, we already knew that.) Thanks for taking the time to coordinate this!

At 10:36 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Oh, I just wanted to add that I'm much happier about 5:00 than 9:30! I'm not a night owl, either.


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