THE KAGENCY BUZZ | DUMBO GALLERY | BENTO ON HUDSON, RED BULL, VISIT NORTH CAROLINA | DJ UPDATES

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FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019
THIS WEEK'S BUZZ

VENUE SPOTLIGHT
  • Check out our new Brooklyn addition, Dumbo Gallery, located near Brooklyn Bridge Park
ON THE RADAR
  • Bento on Hudson hosts its opening party to showcase the beautiful penthouse venue
  • Red Bull Music Festival New York collaborates with Richie Shazam Kahn at Westside Loft
  • Visit North Carolina holds its annual Media Mission event at 218 Bowery
MIXING IT UP
  • DJ Alex Merrell spins for the Columbia Care new branch launch; Also check out her new online magazine, trec.life!
  • Hesta Prynn DJ's at the James Beard Awards for the third year
VENUE SPOTLIGHT
DUMBO GALLERY // DUMBO, BROOKLYN

Located between the bridges in Brooklyn, DUMBO Gallery offers a 7,000 SF beautiful event space, near Brooklyn Bridge Park. Situated on a charming cobblestone street, the venue features a dynamic, brandable facade with floor to ceiling windows. The interior space reveals soaring 18-foot ceilings and offers both large and small rooms for a host of events requiring flexible space, as well as room for breakouts or prep space for food and beverage. The venue is offered as an easily transformable white-box environment or clients may incorporate the existing Art Gallery elements.

DUMBO Gallery is a perfect choice for custom bespoke events, cocktail receptions, seated dinners, media events, product launches, business conferences, and more. Further, BlackBook Media, the venue owner/operator, can assist with event production needs on-site and offers optional packages or à la carte services upon request. Event content can also be created by the BlackBook Media Division and distributed across its channels, as well as mainstream and social media to scale the message of your event (Additional fee).

ON THE RADAR
BENTO ON HUDSON OPENING // MEATPACKING DISTRICT
Bento On Hudson hosted a launch party for the opening of its Meatpacking District penthouse. Perched atop the iconic triangular building on Ninth Avenue and West 14th Street, the venue features an open floor plan with brick accents, exposed wood beams, and 360-degree city views. Additionally, this exclusive gem offers adjustable spotlighting and existing rigging points for turnkey installations. The evening was a wild success with support from event partners, Comparti catering and Muddled Memories - who greeted guests in the elevator entrance with bespoke cocktails in speakeasy-style flasks. 
RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL NEW YORK // WESTSIDE LOFT
In collaboration with Red Bull Music Festival New York, The Darkroom(s) of Richie "Shazam" Khan took over all 8,000 SF of Westside Loft in the West Village, formerly Michelson Studios. Producers, led by Khan, transformed the venue with one creative expression after the next. Upon entering, guests were met with a digital vision of Khan, along with high-energy beats from various DJs. As they continued throughout the rooms, guests experienced multiple installations that portrayed Kahn's key takeaway — he wanted guests to understand the importance of being free and being themselves. He did so by projecting visuals of his different personas to illustrate the general theme of the night, which was a "visual rave fantasy."
VISIT NORTH CAROLINA // 218 BOWERY
Visit North Carolina held its annual Media Mission at 218 Bowery to celebrate and promote North Carolina as a preferred destination for travel and film production. The event featured 25 different destination experts from around the state who mingled with media and shared compelling stories about their areas. Guests sampled fare from Asheville's John Fleer, chef-owner of Rhubarb and The Rhu, and his team at the new Benne on Eagle, along with chef de cuisine Ashleigh Shanti and soul food mentor Hanan Shabazz. Some of the signature dishes included were Catfish and Cornmeal Waffles, Braised Oxtail and Hanan’s Sweet Potato Pie. The beverage menu featured local beers from Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Harlem Brewing, whose founder is also a partner in Rocky Mount Brewery in NC. Plus wine selections from Biltmore in Asheville, canned cocktails from Durham Distillery and signature cocktails inspired by North Carolina spirits.
MIXING IT UP
DJ ALEX MERRELL // COLUMBIA CARE
Alex Merrell got topical and tropical when she DJ'ed the launch of the new Columbia Care branch in Brooklyn, NY.

Additionally Alex recently launched her online magazine TREC (http://www.trec.life), which curates content and playlists for the international jet set - or those who wish to be. City guides spanning the globe from San Sebastian to Tokyo, are paired with inspired musical soundtracks produced monthly by Alex and other creative industry favorites. Check out her latest Parisian playlist Flight 003
here.
DJ HESTA PRYNN // JAMES BEARD AWARDS
Hesta Prynn performed at the James Beard Awards for the third year in a row! Chefs and celebs celebrated the winners and partied to an upbeat, eclectic mix including Prince, Aretha Franklin, Ellie Goulding, Lizzo, and Drake. Up next for Hesta... Cannes Lions followed by World Pride in NYC! Follow her playlist Hesta Prynn is a DJ for a peek into her record bag, which is updated weekly.

THE KAGENCY

The Kagency was founded in 2004 by Karrie Goldberg and began as a venue marketing and booking agency for every event type imaginable. The agency that launched as a trusted resource for event producers and location scouts, quickly grew to include project management, talent representation and event-related media buying.

With access to over 500+ traditional and non-traditional event spaces across the U.S. and an ever-expanding roster of DJs, musicians, and artists, The Kagency is a seamless resource and a not-so-secret weapon for the event industry.
 

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