On Tuesday night the sales staff of Martha Stewart Living Magazine held an event at Devin Tavern in Tribeca, NYC. After completing a scavenger hunt, teams starting arriving at Devin shortly after 6:00 PM with the first team coming in to “We Are The Champions”. The teams then had a few minutes to prepare presentations, be judged, and have a winner crowned. Business completed, the group hit the ground running, getting into a karaoke groove with Expressway Music’s DJ Dave and singing and dancing till after midnight. Highlights included double-plays of Springsteen and Beatles, Motown classics as well as more current hits from Usher, Gwen Stefani and Fergie. Realizing the night had to end sometime, the last partyers finished off with an energetic rendition of Donna Summer’s “Last Dance”.
Last night an internationally renown Law Firm (headquartered in New York City) celebrated their 25 year anniversary party at Studio 450 in Manhattan nyc.. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the roof over looking all sides of NYC. Expressway Music provided the music for cocktail hour as well as having DJ Dave Swirsky dj dinner and dancing downstairs.
Jon and Victoria from NYC fine Caterer Chef and Co Catered the entire event. The event went one hour of overtime as Dj Dave kept guests dancing all night
Wave Hill Wedding
Alison and John were married this past Saturday evening at Wave Hill.
Music for the Wedding
For the pre wedding ceremony Expressway Music provided the Expressway Music Classical trio whom played a variety of classical standards and the processional and recessional for the ceremony.
The wedding ceremony took place in the Wave Hill Gardens and afterward moved to the patio of the Wave HIll house and the Expressway Music trio then played jazz and swing standards before the guests moved inside for the reception.
For the wedding reception Expressway Music provided the Expressway Music Jazz/Swing quartet to play in between dance sets provided by Expressway Music DJ Dave Swirsky.
The Groom, a featured actor on ABC’s “One life to live”, and his beautiful bride Alison had a storybook wedding with family and friends enjoying every minute.
Paul and Victoria were married in a beautiful wedding this past weekend at the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Palm House.
Expressway Music Dj provided music for pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktail hour(held downstairs) and reception.
Guests were dancing throughout the entire wedding and especially when Expressway Music percussionist Jessie played during the last two hours of the wedding.
Bride and Groom were very generous with their guests as each guest left with a special wrapped gift. It was the perfect touch to a fun and elegant evening.
MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE AMERICAN IDOL NIGHT
Last Night Marymount Manhattan College held their annual American Idol Karaoke contest. The first hour was open karaoke where each contestant was entered in a raffle to win various prizes at the end of the evening.
The final two hours was the actual competition where vocalists were judged by three students and had to pass thru 5 rounds with an elimination at the end of each round. The competition was fierce and the finalists arguably had talent enough to be a finalist on the actual American Idol show. The evening was hosted by Expressway Music dj-kj Dave Swirsky.
Micheal and Natalie were married today and celebrated at The Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Manhattan with 150 friends and family. The wedding was really more of a dance party as guests danced all day to Dj Dave of
DJ Dave played music for multiple genres…keeping guests dancing all wedding….songs/artists included:”Just like Heaven”-the cure, “Laid” by James, Marvin Gaye, Sharon Jones and Dap Kings, Mark Ronson,Stevie Wonder, Kayne West, Temptations, Yael Naim and many more………Pennsylvania wedding Photographer Jen Capone photographed the entire wedding.
Bride and Groom chose “At Last” as the final song of the wedding and were joined by family and friends ending a fun, tasteful dance party wedding!! The following is an email from the bride after the wedding………….
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 3:32 PMCc: email@example.com;
Subject: thank you
Hi David- Michael and I just wanted to write and thank you so much for everything yesterday – you were amazing – played the best music – and as I am sure you can tell – everyone was having an incredible time! You guys really made the party. And have been a joy to work with. I am going to reccommend everyone I know to you guys – thank you for everything!
All my best, Natalie and Michael
Lexicon Bar Mitzvah
Highlights of the party included: A touching speech to their son from Parents Guy and Luisa:
and after reading the meaningful lyrics to Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”, parents and(later) guests all joined on the dance floor to the original Dylan version.
And there was a lot of dancing as provided by Expressway Music dj Dave Swirsky……
And More Dancing………… Our Emcee conducting the “Auction” at the end of the party
White Plains, Westchester NY photographer Gail Simring photographer the entire Bar Mitzvah and Branch event Director Emily Gould did a wonderful job overseeing the entire Bar Mitzvah!!! Here is an email from the Bar Mitzvah boys parents soon after the Bar Mitzvah:
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 8:36 AM
Cc: David Swirsky
Subject: RE: Party
What a party! Both of you(and your emcee) were fantastic all the way through. You set a wonderful tone and pace with your choice of music and the way you motivated the guests, especially the kids, in a fun but understated way. We could see that the kids were completely engaged on the dance floor, whether dancing, answering the trivia questions or participating in the auction.The way you handled the party for Anders was completely mindful and respectful of his quiet and assuming nature and, even though he was the center of attention, you never forced him to be the center of attention in a way that made him feel uncomfortable. We are sure that he will always look back at this day as one of the most special days in his life.
Thank you most sincerely,
Guy and Luisa
Rosa had her Bat Mitzvah at the Seamans church institute in Lower Manhattan NYC this last Saturday evening.
Rosa’s friends celebrated on the Top Deck while adult guests dined on the 2nd floor and joined the dancing later in the evening. DJ Dave Swirsky played great dance music while Expressway Music emcee initiated the auction where there was tremendous participation by Rosa and her friends.
In addition to the auction and dancing many kids and adults participated in the Karaoke.
More highlights included a wonderful Candle lighting ceremony performed by the Bar Mitzvah Girl.
Other entertainment included a temporary tattoo artist, a state of the art, do it yourself photo booth(that was a HUGE hit at the party). Delicious vanilla and chocolate milk shakes were also served. Jennifer from Life steps Photo was the photographer for the bat Mitzvah and Table Tales of Lower Manhattan NYC catered the entire bat mitzvah.
Griffin and Dylan had their B’nai Mitzvah at Ruby Foo’s NYC this past Saturday. Guests arrived to cocktails, a sushi bar and passed appeitizers. During cocktail hour Dj Dave from Expressway Music played a wide variety of music from z100 hits to classic rock staples while our Emcee Jay asked trivia questions to the kids and initiated low key karaoke entertainment…..
Expressway Music also provided other wonderful entertainment including a Paper Scissors artistwhom creates any type of image with his scissors and piece of paper to the guests absolute amazement.
Other highlights of the B’nai Mitzvah was a wonderful montage put together by the Twin’s parents Robert and Barbara. It was both touching and funny and genuinely kept guests entertained. In addition, both parents spoke briefly about the unique and special qualities of each of their kids. There was a also a brief candlelighing ceremony followed by a short hora in which both twins were lifted in celebration.
The food and atmosphere at Ruby Foo’s is first rate. The event was run by Jay of Ruby Foo’s and coordinated by Ruby Foo’s event coordinator Jeri Chico.
Andy Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography
Abigail Bookman, Jason Sussman
Published: March 9, 2008 New York Times
Abigail Bookman, a daughter of Arlene Karten and Joseph Bookman of Scarsdale, N.Y., was married on Friday morning to Jason Sussman, a son of Edna Sussman and Alex Sussman, also of Scarsdale. Blanca Martinez, a staff member in the office of the City Clerk, officiated at the New York City Municipal Building. Benjamin Weiner, a rabbinical student, led a Jewish ceremony on Saturday evening at the Central Park Boathouse.
Mrs. Sussman, 25, is a research assistant on the Initiative for Behavioral Economic Approaches to Markets at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard. She graduated from Brown.
Her father is a founder and a principal of PinHawk, a company in New York that assembles news reports for clients from a wide range of sources. Her mother is a psychologist in private practice in Scarsdale.
Mr. Sussman, 26, is an associate at the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. He graduated from Columbia, where he also received his law degree.
His parents are both lawyers in New York. His mother is of counsel at Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney. His father is a litigation partner in Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
Expressway Music NYC provided their quartet “Expressway Klezmer” for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour(played jazz) and for the 1st 1/2 hour of the reception they played long horas which all of the 190 guests participated.
DJ Dave Swirsky was the disc jockey for the wedding playing songs from most styles and genres. Many touching toasts were made and a lot of dancing all reception long to Disc jockey Dave’s music. Harold from New York City popular wedding and event space the Central Park Boathouse did a great job overseeing the entire wedding.