It’s official. While some will be drinking eggnog and wondering what will be under their tree, a number of Jewish singles parties will have people wondering who they will meet at the bar (or perhaps under a tree after leaving a bar). A number of the parties claim to be the “official” Mazto Ball – but all that matters is that you have a good time and dance ’till you drop.
Nelly Rosenking is one of the best known party-thrower in the Jewish singles scene and her organization Nellyslist is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Rosenking hosts The 27th Annual “Matzo Ball” atCapitale (130 Bowery) and she’ll be speaking about the party this Monday night on NBC at 7 p.m. She was also featured in The New York Times Magazine. The party will be chic and include an array of Americans and internationals. Partnering organizations include JDate, Grapevine and RAJE. $30 online $40 at the door. Free vodka cocktails between 9 p.m. at 10 p.m. for those who get online tickets.
Eli Lunzer, who hosts parties year-round, once again hosts a big bash. More than 400 people are expected at this party, which promises to be sweet. There’s a chance you’ll see a celebrity here. The “Official XMAS Bash” will be at Suite 36 (16 West 36th Street). There is free admission with the purchase of an Israel Bond. Tickets at the door are $20. Those interested in buying an Israel Bond can call 212 446 5835. Open vodka bar from 10 p.m to 11 p.m. Doors open at 10 p.m. A portion of bar sales will go to participating organizations in NYC and Israel, including Save A Child’s Heart, Israel Bonds, Ohel and Kids With Courage and Dror For The Wounded.
This newspaper has called Jayson Littman the kind of New York’s gay Jewish nightlife and he doesn’t disappoint at Christmastime. His “Christmas Eve Jewbilee” will start at 9 p.m. at Stage 48 at 605 West 48th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. Tickets cost $15 online and $20 at the door; DJ Xavier will provide the music.
Chanukah may be eight crazy nights, but LetMyPeopleGo can ensure you one crazy night. If you believe in the idea of “the more, the merrier,” and want to go in a limo, the biggest party is happening as thousands flock to five different locations. The Ball will be held at such NYC hot spots as Lavo, (39 east 58th) Marquee, (289 10th Ave) 230 Fifth (230 5th Avenue) The Park (118 10th Ave.) Avenue (116 10th avenue) and the next day at PH-D Penthouse and Dream Downtown. 4,000 people are expected. Members of Match.com and OKCupid will join. Your ticket entitles you to free limo service between venues. Lavo is a venue that people like to brag about. Some avoid The Ball and call it a meat market. But men flock to it, feeling it’s good to be a carnivore. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. A Jewniversal Pass is $35 in advance; $40 at door w/RSVP; $45 at the door w/o RSVP.
If you have your heart set on meeting an Israeli, you might want to head to “The Official Xmas Eve Party” at Finale (199 Bowery.) Dor Chadash, JSpace and 4K Events host the party which will include DJs playing American and Israeli music. There is a reception at 8 p.m and the party starts at 10 p.m.
Ari Pelc and Josh Altman host the Annual Holiday Ball at the Hudson Common (356 West 58th Street) There will be music, dancing and romancing. Part of the proceeds will go to Chai Lifeline and Save A Child’s Heart. $20.
For those who would rather chill out and hear a band, Soulfarm and the Ta Shma Orchestra takes the stage at The Highline Ballroom. (431 West 16th Street) The group, led by C Lanzbom and Noah Solomon has a unique blend of influences from Carlebach to bluegrass.