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#LightItBlue Covid-19 Support

On Thursday April 9th, Big Screen Plaza joined popular landmarks across New York in illuminating a beautiful blue color in honor of the first responders risking their health on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s all part of #LightItBlue, a nationwide salute that began at 8pm local time in 150 locations—including office buildings, sports arenas, civic centers, landmarks and more—in cities across America.

In a tweet, Governor Cuomo showed his appreciation for the healthcare works and essential workers braving the virus:

Big Screen Plaza will continue to #Lighitblue every evening to show our support for the essential & health care professionals working on the front lines to keep us safe.

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USA Today
New York Post
Pix 11

Kimpton X Fotografiska

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants launched an exclusive partnership with Fotografiska New York, the internationally renowned destination for photography. As part of the official partnership, Kimpton unveiled a curated multi-dimensional photography pop-up installation titled “Stay Human” at Fotografiska’s newly opened U.S flagship museum, Fotografiska New York. Following the January 23rd preview, the installation moved to the Kimpton Hotel Eventi and will travel across the country to five additional Kimpton properties throughout 2020. Kimpton is also partnering with Fujifilm Instax to create unique on-site photography experiences for Kimpton hotel guests across the country.

  • New York City (Kimpton Hotel Eventi): January 28 – February 25, 2020
  • Miami (Kimpton EPIC Hotel): March 4 – April 1, 2020
  • Boston (Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel): April 9 – May 7, 2020
  • Chicago (Kimpton Gray Hotel): May 15 – June 12, 2020
  • Denver (Kimpton Hotel Born): June 20 – July 18, 2020
  • Los Angeles (Kimpton Everly Hotel): July 26 – August 23, 2020

The interactive installation spotlights original photography from acclaimed artists Evelyn Bencicova, Kelia Anne MacCluskey and Elizabeth Bick, and will feature an accompanying reimagined audio guide that enhances the photography through evocative sound design and a first-person narration from each artist on the inspiration behind the work. The installation was inspired by Kimpton’s Stay Human campaign, which is grounded in the idea that in our world of rapid innovation and constant technological changes, people crave more authentic connections, personal experiences and humanity.

Additional Links:
Official Kimpton X Fotografiska Site
PR News Wire
Robb Report

VooDoo 849 : 4th Annual Halloween Ball

This year we celebrated the life and times of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo High Priestess of New Orleans who reigned as the most powerful influence over the city for more than 50 years. SECOND. was completely transformed into the streets of the french quarter with the main ballroom inspired by St Louis Cathedral, & the main bar as St Louis One, Nola’s infamous cemetery where Marie’s x’d grave lies. Guests entered into the Pontchartrain Swamp and through Mardi Gras filled corridors to the main ballroom where there were endless performers and artists, while NYC’s hottest DJ’s spun in collaboration with live New Orleans brass bands. The whole evening built up to a massive “Ball” in the cathedral hosted by FX Pose’s Dominique Jackson, where NYC Houses battle on the runway along with a performance by our special musical headliner She Wants Revenge.

Additional Links:
Halloween 849
Times Square Chronicles

Vlatko Andonovski Named Head Coach of U.S. Women’s National Team

Vlatko Andonovski was introduced to the media as U.S. Women’s National Team head coach at Hotel Eventi as U.S. Soccer made his appointment official Monday afternoon.

Andonovski succeeds Jill Ellis, who directed the Americans to consecutive Women’s World Cup title, the most recent one in France this past summer.

The 43-year-old Andonovski became the ninth coach since the team was created in 1985, joining (in chronological order): Mike Ryan, Anson Dorrance, Tony DiCicco, April Heinrichs, Greg Ryan, Pia Sundhage, Tom Sermanni and Ellis as fulltime head coaches. Lauren Gregg coached the team on an interim basis twice.

A native of Macedonia, Andonovski emigrated to the United States and played indoor soccer for several years. He went on to coach the Kansas City Comets before joining FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League for five years.

Additional Links:
Fox 5 New York

Vlatko Andonovski poses for photographers during a news conference Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in New York. U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro named Andonovski as head coach in U.S. Women’s National Team on Monday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Legends, Unmatched

IHG launched its inaugural partnership with The US Open at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi. The evening kicked off with an exciting performance by Leon Bridges, which was live streamed outside at Big Screen Plaza. Andy Roddick, former US Open champion, was in attendance at the event where he swapped the tennis racquet for a table tennis paddle for a match with Puerto Rican tennis player and reigning Olympic champion Monica Puig.

Additional Links:
The Drum

Experience the US Open with IHG®

Join us as we celebrate the US Open with Hotel Eventi and official hotel partner, IHG,
with curated events right here at Big Screen Plaza.

Ice Cream Cart

Take a break from the summer heat and cool down with IHG Hotels & Resorts and gourmet ice cream from Morgernstern’s Finest Ice Cream. 

Date: Aug 20-21, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Opening at the Kimpton Eventi Plaza

Join us for a special outdoor live stream performance, featuring Leon Bridges! Help us kick-off Fan Week in style and watch the action from the outdoor plaza.

Date: Aug 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Watch the Tournament

Looking for a place to catch all of the tennis action? Join us for a Live Viewing of US Open Finals Weekend.

Date: Sep 08, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – End of match

Additional Links:
New York Times

CorePower Yoga X Big Screen Plaza

CorePower Yoga X Big Screen Plaza

Kimpton Hotel Eventi is partnering with CorePower Yoga for an exciting 2019 Summer Fitness Series, challenging participants to an intense workout rooted in the mindfulness of yoga at the Big Screen Plaza. The class is meant to be a physical practice for the body and stillness for the mind.

The 60-minute CorePower Yoga class will be hosted every Monday at 6 p.m. through August 19, with the exception of July 1, at the Big Screen Plaza. The 15,000-square-foot multilevel indoor and outdoor space located at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi features a 30-foot multimedia art screen.

Participants are invited to indulge in a delicious meal or cocktail at the Laurent Tourondel’s The Vine, which will feature a special yoga menu available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday following the yoga class. The menu includes a smoothie, cold pressed green juice, a grain bowl, avocado flat bread, coconut chia pudding, and enlightened spritz. Show your yoga mat for 10 percent off the menu.

To sign up for your free spot for the remaining classes, sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/kimpton-ink48-hotel-17879713982

Additional Links:
American Spa

Pillow Talk X Big Screen Plaza

Pillow Talk presents SALTC (Sex and Love in the City) New York

Pillow Talk took to the Eventi Hotel to host their first bi-coastal event. Hosted and directed by Fiona Alison Duncan and Mara McKevitt, the event featured discussions on a range of topics, including music videos, fast fashion, Freud, wellness, friendship, censorship, narcissism, Times Square, dating, power, Jane Fonda, abstraction, resilience, and consciousness raising. 

After being welcomed in by host Jordan Barse, guests gathered around the TV to watch a thoughtfully selected sequence of media from various NY-based artists (some of which was made specifically for this event). Following the intimate discussions in the room, a recording of the event was broadcast outside on the big screen at Big Screen Plaza.

The hotel couldn’t have been a better fit for this event. One of their contributors thoughtfully pointed out the emotional contrast between the intimacy of the in-room event and the public broadcast of the instant replay.

Additional Links:
Pillow Talk Presents (Sex and Love in the City) New York

Guest Curation: Vimeo

Eye Candy Exhibition from Vimeo

Big Screen Plaza has partnered with Vimeo for an exciting 2019 exhibition featuring a variety of visual arts and films, selected by Vimeo’s curatorial staff to fit with our unique screening venue.

The block will air every day, starting July 1 2019, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, except when private activations have booked the screen.

Vimeo was born in 2004, created by a group of filmmakers who wanted an easy and beautiful way to share videos with their friends. Word started to spread, and an insanely supportive community of creators began to blossom. Now Vimeo is home to more than 90,000,000 creators worldwide.
Stop by and view our Vimeo 2019 block in the plaza!

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A U R O R A by Rus Khansanov
TINK by Mr Kaplin
GALAXY GATES by Thomas Blanchard
JAPANESE BOY by Takeshi Nakatsuka

Brunch Out with Trevor

The Rockettes took the stage to show off their famous kicks and did so with a cause – to benefit The Trevor Project. Other performances included drag queen, Willam from RuPaul’s Drag Race and A Star is Born. Willam performed some of his original songs including Chow Down (Chick-fil-A), Derrick and Let’s Have a KaiKai with Rhea Litre. Other performances included song and dance from Izzy Uncut, Logan Hardcore, Miss Shalae, Stephanie’s Child, Rhea Litre, and William Belli from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Hotel Eventi was transformed into a rainbow-colored atmosphere of fun with rainbow-colored food and drink to match the occasion. 100% of the event’s ticket sales will be donated to support The Trevor Project’s life-saving mission of reaching LGBTQ youth when they need it most.

Additional Links:
Resident Magazine
Bald Thoughts