Last Night's Parties: Outdoor Concerts & Sunglass Escapes

by Mara Siegler · July 11, 2011

Hipsters took a bus ride deep into South Brooklyn to hear live music and slip-n-slide; Penn Badgley and Dianna Agron tried on shades at the Mondrian Soho; Ted Leo rocked the Seaport for 4Knots; and Fool's Gold went swimming with the sharks! This weekend's parties laughed in the face of aquatic danger!

Carrera Sunglasses Escape NYC

Where: Mondrian Soho

Who Was There: Penn Badgley, Dianna Agron, Sam & Charlotte Ronson, Christian Siriano

Other Details: Penn Badgley spent Saturday in the VIP section where he was overheard talking about moving into a Lower East Side bachelor pad. Glee's Dianna picked up classic Carrera sunglasses, Venroy Australia board shorts and SOUL by Ludacris headphones. Other guests milled about sipping UV Vodka and MiO Berry Pomegranate, while Christian Siriano rocked it out to Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me."[PhotoCredit: NickyDigital]


Where: Shubert Alley

Who Was There: Mary Tyler Moore, Reeve Carney, Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit, Bernadette Peters, Bobby Cannavale, Bebe Neuwirth, Isabel Keating, TV Carpio

Other Details: Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters hosted the 13th annual BROADWAY BARKS!, a star-studded dog and cat adopt-a-thon benefiting New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. [Via]


Jelly & Topman Kick Off Rock Beach [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Aviator Sports Complex

Who Was There: Penguin Prison, Wild Yaks, Janka Nabay and The Bubu Gang, and Monogold

Other Details: When Jelly first announced they'd be back this year with the help of Topman at the Aviator Sports Complex it was a bittersweet moment. We were excited at the thought of another year of emerging bands, booze, and hipster dodgeball, but had doubts about the hard to reach, have to get there by bus, decidedly not near Bedford Avenue south Brooklyn location. How did the first concert go? get the details HERE and be sure to check out more pics HERE!

Ted Leo Kicks Off 4Knots Festival

Where: South Street Seaport

Who Was There: Ted Leo, The Pharmacists, The Screaming Females

Other Details: The Screaming Females took the stage to warm up the crowd for Ted Leo at the official "warm up" to next weekend's 4 Knots Festival. Lead singer Marissa Paternoster wowed the crowd with her guiatr skills, but left people wondering how young she was with small voiced stage banter like "Come get a record, if can find the tent." Ted Leo and his band celebrated their 5th time at the Seaport and the 10th anniversary of both playing free shows in the city and the anniversary of his album The Tyranny of Distance, which was played in full along with crowd favorites mixed in.

Swimming With The Sharks

Where: Le Bain

Other Details: Fool's Gold's Swimming with Sharks party is going strong at Le Bain. Be sure to take a look at our comparison between the LA and NYC version [Swimming With Sharks NY vs Swimming With Sharks LA] . [Via]



NOEL ASHMAN'S Birthday Party (July 7)

Where: Five

Who Was There: Nick Raynes, Chris Simms, Danielle Simms, Noel Ashman, Liam McMullan, Melle Mel, Aesha Waks

Other Details: Noel Ashman turned (?) at Five, the new bar in the former Luke & Leroy/Le Royale space. Sopranos star Federico Castelluccio,Damon Dash, Patrick McMullan + Vanity Fair's George Wayne hosted the event.