Brasserie 8.5 Bat Mitzvah
The Bat Mitzvah Girl Lexi played Violin at Carnegie Hall right before her Bat Mitzvah at Brasserie 8 1/2!!!
From: Karen M. Lerner
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 8:23 AM
To: David Swirsky
Subject: Thank You!!!
Dear David and the Whole Team at Expressway Music-
Our family was so lucky to have you coordinate all of the entertainment
for Lexi’s Bat Mitzvah weekend. You pulled off two very different
parties, with a hugely successful Bat Mitzvah luncheon on Saturday in a
hotel ballroom and then an all-out fun restaurant dinner celebration on
Sunday night. Every moment working with all of you has been
pitch-perfect from our very first meeting. Jeff the magician totally
“wowed” the cocktail crowd, so they knew it was going to be an
extraordinary night right from moment one. What a doll! Your dancers
were extraordinarily professional- they got to know the Bat Mitzvah
girl’s friends as well as the adult guests without ever being intrusive.
I could write a whole note just complimenting them. Alberto played such
great music that I danced with the kids awhile and they were all
exclaiming that it was “the best Bat Mitzvah they had ever gone to”. I
wish I could go clubbing with him every weekend! Out front with you the
karaoke was a blast and my friends and family could not stop laughing,
dancing, hugging, talking, taking photos. I know I was really specific
about the music and you exceeded every expectation in every single
regard. I am so glad that we have a video memory of the event AND
photos, seeing it on the plasma screen TVs while it was all happening
made it seem like we were at a really fun rock concert! Plus we got to
go home with super-fun super-imposed photos, so even while we wait for
our stills, we already have the most hysterical photos- Lexi took so
many with her friends and today they are already hanging up in her
locker at school! And finally Dan, was a treasure! He is the best friend
that everyone must have at an event, exactly and totally there when you
need him and just unobtrusive when you don’t. He has a personality that
people just want to be around him and hang out with him, while at the
same time he is smoothly moving everything along. The kids were raving
about his raffle, all with questions about the Bat Mitzvah girl! He was
an absolute delight to work with. I think the trick is that Expressway
offers professional, truly nice people and together you are all totally
focused on making every second of the party into a really magical time.
We are getting non-stop calls and e-mails, everyone agrees it was just
the most fabulous two days! Thank you for ensuring that the most
important weekend for our family had the absolute greatest memories that
we could ever ask for.
With much love and appreciation,
Karen, Elliot and Alexis Lerner
The following are some photos of the Bat Mitzvah…….
Proud Mom Karen giving wonderful speech shown on plasma screens in both kids room and adult room.
Lexi’s Mom Karen leading the dancing in the adult room
Lexi and friend singing karaoke to guests…..
Expressway Music dj Alberto was dj in kids club room. Dj Dave was disc jockey in adult area w/Karaoke!!!
Photos in Frames
Expressway Music MC kept the party flowing all night and the kids loved his trivia and raffle. Robbie Michaels (New York City Photo Journalist) was the photographer for the Bat Mitzvah and the Brasserie staff and food was amazing! Thank you very much to Karen Lerner who did an exceptional job producing two separate Bat Mitzvah events at two different locations with perfect results!!!!