Sunflowers fill the fields, bumble bees buzz on by, the Summer Moon shines over the city, and the heated days turn into steamy nights.
Three Day Rule (as seen on ABC's Shark Tank) will be launching in New York this July and we are pleased to help them celebrate and get the ball rolling! We will gather at one of New York's sleekest and exclusive rooftop bars and get down (or should we say UP) with the city's top, elite party goers at 230 Fifth!
230 Fifth: The skyline twinkles on the massive roof deck on the 20th Floor where an endless array of wood benches and sturdy garden chairs invite the city's night owls to take in unobstructed views of the Empire State Building to the north, the Met Life building to the east, and Jersey to the west. As the palm trees rustle and the old-fashioned cocktails kick in, you can easily relax at this perfect Summer rooftop paradise.
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3.19.13 | Hudson Common -- Spring was right around the corner as we said Goodbye to Winter and Hello to March at Hudson Common! This huge hall was filled with conversation and laughter as TIPSers chose from a wide array of craft beers and some of the best pub grub in the city! We drank and partied like royalty as we toasted winter off! Click on any of the images below to see a slideshow of the night’s Kings and Queens!
4.26.12 | Above Allen -- April marked the official start of spring. The month was stained with some very sunshiney days and carried the glimmer of a summer not too far away. Whether you were teary eyed from a break up or just from allergies, TIPS thought it proper to color an evening with some spring-time mixing and mingling. Click on any of the images below to see a slideshow of the night’s connects!
3.20.12 | Arena -- March offered us a bit of everything: Paris Fashion Week for arty aesthetes; St. Paddy's Day for parading perambulators; and, of course, Oscar night for celebrity sycophants. We added a new entry for your list: The TIPS young alumni party for brainy bacchanalians. We set up shop at Arena, the perfect space for cocktail-connecting! Click on any of the images below to see a slideshow of the night’s connects!
2.22.12 | SL Lounge -- The month of February was full of frolicking fools and the singles population of New York was a hair's breadth away from a candy-coated heart-shaped aneurysm. There was only so much avoiding of red roses and fleeing from mountains of heart-shaped chocolate boxes that we could do. So in February, TIPS offered up a fabulous alternative to blind dates and secret admirers! Click on any of the thumbnails below to view a slideshow of the night’s connects!
1.25.12 | AVENUE -- TIPS was dying to toast the New Year with good drinks and even better company! We hijacked AVENUE for our first bash of 2012, a night which upheld our New Year's resolution to fill 2012 with warm Ivy Plus laughter & cool connects. Click on any of the thumbnails below to bask in the brilliance of the night's smiles.
Hudson Hotel's Library Bar
11.17.11 | Hudson Hotel's Library Bar -- The calendar pushed us head-on towards the cold-spiced winds of winter, we took a few hours to honor the sacrifices plump turkeys were making across the country. We came out to the Eden's Green Room where warm conversation was a subtle substitute for the crackling hearth of home. Click on any of the images below to feel the glowing warmth from the night's smiles!
10.13.11 | RdV -- TIPS was your treat this October as we offered an evening filled with delightful spirits. You gave in to your darker demons, listened to that fallen angel and came out on a school night. TIPS replaced your gym water bottle with a martini glass, and we all stayed out way past the bewitching hour! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a slideshow of the night's smiles!
9.14.11 | Sky Terrace -- The heat had reached its peak, and the long awaited shift to autumn breezes was fast approaching. While the summer temperatures lingered a little longer, we hosted one last rooftop retreat, open to the night sky. Swilling and milling about The Hudson Hotel's Sky Terrace, our shining Ivy Plus alum played mirror to the shimmering skyline! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a slideshow of the night's smiles!
Kiss & Fly
8.11.11 | Kiss & Fly -- Whether you’re coming or going some gestures never miss the mark. Hawaii is home to Aloha, Italians warm their doorways with a hearty ciao, and arriving or departing the French practice la bise. La bise was the inspiration for our August event at Kiss and Fly. Named after the passenger drop-off area at the Cote D’Azur airport in Nice, France. We came, we kissed, we flew! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a slideshow of the night's smiles!
7.13.11 | Griffin -- TIPS indulged your secret desire to cross-breed lions with eagles, thereby healing the age-old rift between cat and bird. Our event at Griffin delivered all the pomp and glamour associated with that legendary creature. Griffin!! Majestic creature, symbol of divine power, was also the perfect locale to toss back a couple summer cocktails! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a slideshow of the night's smiles!
6.16.11 | Hudson Hotel -- We celebrated the start of summer with your favorite TIPS alums at the ever-fabulous Hudson Hotel Private Park! With its towering 45-foot trees, ivy-covered walls, and an inspired assortment of antique and modern garden furniture, it was the perfect summer locale. Outfitted with heaters and open to the night sky, It was Hudson’s own microcosm of Central Park. The laid back charm coupled with a solid cocktail list made this venue the perfect place to warm up the season! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a slideshow of the night's smiles!
4.19.11 | Polar -- This month we gathered all of our favorite Ivy+ alums at the arctic-inspired subterranean lounge known as Polar. Imbued with a dreamy, shimmering aesthetic of the North Pole we indulged our desires to take a trip to Iceland's Ice Hotel, but without even a hint of frostbite! Polar bears adorned the walls and glaciers floated in the eclectic range of cocktails we sipped and savored with friends new and old! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a slideshow of the night's smiles!
3.16.11 | Tenjune -- Ok, Ok. We were all a little jealous of how much Charlie Sheen was WINNING so we got together with our favorite Ivy+ friends to celebrate like a recently rehabbed celebrity. Time to break out the bubbly and party! And boy, did TIPS have the venue for you: Tenjune -- that famously impossible-to-get-into Meatpacking district fixture. We celebrated the long awaited arrival of Spring while drinking our very own "Tigerblood" martinis. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the whole show!
Union Square Lounge
2.8.11 | Union Square Lounge -- There was only so much avoiding of red roses and fleeing from mountains of heart shaped chocolate boxes that we could do, and instead we joined our favorite Ivy Plus alums for a fabulous alternative! Whether single or just cynical, we gathered at Union Square Lounge for a pre-Valentines night of mingling and meeting new people. This sophisticated and sexy subterranean space was perfect for getting in to the Valentine's Day spirit! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow of the night's smiles.
1.12.11 | Avenue -- We were a little bit burned out from all that festive frolicking but we resisted those hibernating urges and came out to kick off 2011 the right way! With our New Year's resolutions and some presents to show off we fancied a relatively calm evening of sophisticated socializing with our favorite Ivy Plus alums! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow of the night's smiles.
12.13.10 | La Pomme-- TIPS invited you to join us and a whole host of other naughty, but nice Ivy Plus Society members to ring in the holiday season at La Pomme, a favorite hot spot in the heart of Chelsea. La Pomme was the perfect venue for some festive frivolity, the lounge was decadent with blends of glamorous photographic murals by Fadil Berisha and subversive tromp l'oeil wallpaper comprised of subliminal brass knuckles, chains and razor blades. Added to this was a smattering of gorgeous, young Ivy League alumni, which made for quite the party! Click on the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow of the night's smiles.
Juliet Supper Club
11.17.10 | Juliet Supper Club -- It's about time Wednesday night fever took off! And we were thrilled to invite you out for a swanky evening of shimmer and style at Chelsea's hottest new establishment, Juliet Supperclub! It was the perfect environment to mingle with the city's coolest Ivy Plus alumni, sip on one of our intoxicating drink specials, and just check out our own resplendent reflection! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.
10.19.10 | Griffin -- Ivy Alums enjoyed an evening of friends, cocktails, and laughs at the ever-trendy Griffin. With Halloween close at hand, we gave in to our darker demons, listened to that dark angel and walked on the wild side by going out on a school night, replacing our gym water bottle with a martini glass, and stayed out way past the bewitching hour. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.
9.22.10 | Empire Room -- Fresh off a $500 million make-over, the Empire State Building has been restored to its former, Art Deco
glory. This includes the post office on its ground floor, which has been
transformed into a 3,500-square-foot, jazz-age marvel of a cocktail
lounge, called the Empire Room. You flappers and cool cats weren't
disappointed. You exulted in the period decor like the yawning stretches
of polished steel, plush velvet chairs and glittering crystal
chandeliers. Until next time....! Click on any of the thumbnails below
to launch a slideshow of the night's photos.
8.25.10 | Covet -- Those of you who take the 10 Commandments seriously had to think twice before attending this month's TIPS bash. Because at Covet Lounge, there were plenty of temptations: recessed nooks and crannies for private canoodling, oversized mirrors for the vainglorious, and exotic drinks to covet -- like the The Icarus, which includes hand-shaved ice, Iranian saffron oil and Louis XIII cognac. We joined our young alumni friends for an indulgent descent into luxury and taste -- before grad schools started up in September and everyone started wearing frumpy track suits again. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.
7.27.10 | Carnival -- With all the grim news coming out of Albany lately, we thought it was time to inject a bit of pure, adulterated whimsy into your nightlife routine. That's why this month's young alumni bash took place at Carnival -- the un-dilapidated Coney Island of Union Square. This circus-themed nightclub atop Bowlmore Lanes featured dazzling performers, carnival games, spiked cotton candy, and even a dunk tank (a two-gallon cocktail mixed with every alcohol under the sun -- served with collectible glasses). With the MTA canceling every subway line and bus route that goes anywhere near the real Coney Island, this might have been your only chance to frolic at a carnival all year. That's why we broke out our whack-a-mole skills and had an alcoholic snow cone with some friends from TIPS.
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6.29.10 | Maritime Hotel -- It was official: Change was coming to New York. The financial regulation bill was due to land on Obama's desk by Independence Day, and we were betting that all that newly-mandated financial transparency would prove a major buzz-kill on parts of Wall Street. So to keep the mood buoyant and sprightly, we planted our flag on the gorgeous roof deck of the South Cabana at the Maritime Hotel. This open-air space has been awarded all manner of 'Best Roofdeck' awards in city publications. It was the perfect place to trot out your old CDOs and other sketchy derivatives and give them one last airing before they were needed as outhouse wallpaper.
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5.18.10 | The Hudson -- Were these the End Times? Were those the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse galloping down Broadway? Well you Wall Street'ers seemed to think so -- what with Big-Bad-Obama trying to take away your CDOs and all...So if this was the end of the gravy train for de-regulated derivatives, it was definitely time to live it up bit before ya'll had to start being, you know, responsible. And wed had the place, too: Hudson Hotel -- that of the massive yellow neon wall, indoor park and wet library. A fitting symbol for an age of extravagance. We came out and enjoyed it. While you still could. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.
4.20.10 | 230 Fifth -- Now that it finally got warm enough to socialize outside at night without wearing arctic expedition gear, TIPS took it outdoors: We set up shop at 230 Fifth, whose rooftop garden is consistently voted as the best in New York. If you were huddling inside your apartment all winter, or if you felt stifled by the oppressive heat of basement dance halls, it was time for you to head up to the roof, take in the eye-dropping view, and kick back with some friends old and new. Because we had about six seconds before the onset of the sweltering summer.
3.31.10 | Tenjune -- Ok, Ok. So New York saw the downfall of both its governor and its longest-serving congressman in the same week. But wasn't all doom-and-gloom: the city's unemployment rate tumbled from 10.5% to 10.4%. That's point-one percent! Time to break out the bubbly and party! And boy, did TIPS have the venue for you: Tenjune -- that famously impossible-to-get-into Meatpacking district fixture. We celebrated a changing of the political guard and a return to new economic optimism in a place so sizzling that even its website is not-safe-for-work. And, oh ... about the club's name: Its two owners share a birthday on June 10th. So there. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.
2.24.10 | Marquee -- February is the month when Cupid unsheathes his longbow and goes looking for targets. Did you make his short-list? Well, you upped your chances by attending the TIPS party at Marquee -- a place with such flattering lighting that even pallid, pasty New York winter skin looks downright Malibu. It was ten days after Valentine's Day, so we're guessing there was a lot of low-hanging fruit with Cupid hangovers still on the vine.
1.20.10 | La Pomme -- The dawning of a new decade offered plenty of opportunities for re-invention: new fads, new haunts, new friends. We changed up all three at TIPS' first party of 2010. We held court at La Pomme, the brand-spanking-new Chelsea club that sports edgy, avant-garde art and thrilling sonic soundscapes. We sampled the new space while tossing back a few cocktails with some new friends. New York keeps re-inventing itself; and you did, too! Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.
12.14.09 | Greenhouse -- We kicked off the holiday season by giving a little something back: No, we didn't return our bonuses. Instead, we gave something back to Mother Earth -- by reveling at Greenhouse, New York City's first green night club. The banging sound system was powered by wind-powered electricity; the eye-popping visual displays were made from LEDs, the staff's outfits were fashioned out of eco-friendly material made by Bono's wife. Here, every cocktail you buy was a vote for a greener future. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a photo slideshow.
11.19.09 | Cain Luxe -- We know, we know: It was freakishly cold this month. Leaving your apartment was like gearing up for Everest base camp without a sherpa. But TIPS provided refuge in Africa – errr, an African-themed club, that is. We de-thawed with our fellow alumni at Cain Luxe, the closest you can get to a savannah on the far west side in November.
10.21.09 | The Griffin -- In New York, the return of autumn -- and the return of the well-heeled from the Hamptons -- usually means a return to job hiring. Maybe not so much this year. But look on the bright side: there's a great new word making the rounds that’s turning unemployment on its head: funemployment. It means having a good time with your down time. We had a chance to try it out on your fellow young alumni at the October TIPS party at The Griffin. And if that didn't work, we could always paraphrase Homer Simpson as we raise a toast: "To Wall Street: The cause of, and solution to, all life’s problems." Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch the slideshow!
9.29.09 | NYC: The Gates -- Just about every university has a famous gate somewhere on campus, so it seemed apt that this September, TIPS invited you to pass through The Gates and head back to school to mix and connect with Ivy Plus young alums. Through The Gates, we found an evening of connecting, conversation, (and of course cocktails) with a group of dynamic Ivy Plus peers. Click on the thumbnails below to see all the pictures!
NY: The Hotel Gansevoort
8.24.09 | The Hotel Gansevoort -- For our August TIPS party, we headed skyward and turned our faces up to the cool breezes streaming over the Gansevoort’s roof deck bar and lounge. There was no better way to slip into the week than a rooftop cocktail and some connecting with our favorite Ivy Plus alums – new and old. Whether you were there to network your way to a new date, job, or deal – or just coming to soak up the NYC skyline and share a laugh with our old school friends – hopefully this gorgeous setting did you right.
7.22.09 | The Park -- The TIPS fun continued this July with our play date at The Park Penthouse. Alumni friends new and old enjoyed the rooftop views over cocktails while making new connections and scattering cards hither-and-thither around the July night. Perhaps the party brought you a new partner, capital source, date, or friend… but at the very least, we hope it delivered smiles, laughs, and a chance to show off those fab new (shoes/cards/jacket/pick-up lines…). Click on the thumbnails below to launch the slideshow of the night’s smiles.
6.23.09 | Maritime Hotel -- The Maritime Hotel Cabanas were the perfect setting for a night of networking-mingling-laughing-cocktailing – aka, a signature TIPS night. NYC alums filled the summer night with smiles matching the venue’s tropical-themed, open-air easy-breezy feel. Any good stories from the night? Fabulous connections, dates, gossip-worthy ‘Spotted!’ moments? Email us with your fave tales from the night. Click on the thumbnails below to see the rest of the night’s pearly whites and see you next month at The Park!
Kiss and Fly
05.20.09 | Kiss and Fly -- Thanks for making our NYC TIPS Launch Party such a success! The inaugural TIPS NYC class is definitely headed for a fun season. 500 fabulous Ivy Plus Society alums turned out to cocktail-network-laugh the night away at the Meatpacking's latest star: Kiss and Fly. Disco balls bobbed, digits flew, cards were exchanged, and the first TIPS NYC night zoomed by. Thanks to Beautyfix.com for supplying the brimming party favors for the night. Click on any of the thumbnails below to check out the smiles of the night in our event pics slideshow. Look forward to catching everyone at our next party at the Maritime Cabanas!
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