Venue Spotlight


Posted in Venue Spotlight on November 8th, 2010 by Michele – Be the first to comment

Being an event planner, you come across many different clients with various needs. Sometimes clients request an elegant, private event space to have an intimate affair but sometimes clients request a bar/restaurant where their guests can enjoy a loud, exciting and vivacious atmosphere.  This week’s spotlight is a place where you can achieve just that.

Stout is a popular casual pub located at 133 West 33rd Street.  The stone walls and dark hard-wood floors gives this beer emporium a cozy feel and friendly atmosphere. With three floors to choose from, there is plenty of space for you to enjoy their 20 beers on tap and the 125 bottled beers.  The ‘stout’ beers are categorized by dry, cream, imperial, oatmeal, and sweet and the bottled beer is categorized by country and the detailed description.  With Stout’s thorough beer menu, you’ll be able to choose the perfect beer to satisfy your thirst.

Along with classic bar food (such as wings, burgers, and pizza), Stout offers a Raw Bar that includes shrimp cocktail, little neck claims, and a shellfish sampler. Stout also offers some classic Irish dishes that include fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, chicken pot pie, and a traditional Irish breakfast.  You can check out Stout’s full food and drink menu at

If you are not in the mood to mingle with strangers, Stout has private party packages for groups of 10 to 400 hundred people.  To experience a Penta Event at Stout, be sure to join us at the Smart Transition Group’s 2nd Annual Casino Night on November 16, 2010.  Tickets are $80 and all proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House.  For more information, visit

If you have question about the Casino Night or you want your next event planned at Stout please contact Casey Gallagher at

Boardwalk Empire Screening

Posted in Venue Spotlight on November 5th, 2010 by Michele – Be the first to comment

As you may have noticed, on Friday afternoon you can rely on me to tell you about a fun and exciting event going on during the coming weekend that you won’t want to miss.   Granted, that’s what you’ll find here, but this week there is the added bonus that if you miss out you’ll have another chance next week!

Tribeca Grand Hotel is reviving their Sunday night screenings of the hottest new TV show.  This time around they are featuring HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.  I am in love with these screenings because they really know how to carry out a theme.  The night begins with a 1920’s cocktail hour before heading to the private Grand screening room.  As you enjoy the show, you are served up a whiskey sour in a coffee mug.  Beforehand, many will scour thrift shops for the perfect vintage look.  If you really want to make a night of it, go early so you can enjoy their three course prix fixe menu for only $22.

Tribeca Grand Hotel is located at 2 Avenue of the Americas.  Screening is set to run from 9pm to 11pm.

Studio Square

Posted in Venue Spotlight on November 3rd, 2010 by Michele – Be the first to comment

Here at Penta Events, we are always researching interesting venues for our clients. This week Penta was invited to an Open House at Studio Square this Thursday, November 4, 2010.  We only thought it was appropriate to make Studio Square this week’s Venue Spotlight.

Studio Square (located in Long Island City at 35-11 37th Street) has an interesting history. The building was first a five-floor light manufacturing facility in 1920 and then an ammunition factory during WWII. After the war, the space was transformed into a metal workshop for the steel industry. In the 1970s, the building became a movie prop warehouse/storage facility for the entertainment industry until 2009.  After a multi-million dollar renovation, Studio Square now is a premiere event/entertainment destination in New York City.

Studio Square has a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline, an attentive staff, the ability to do a large number of events and, what they are most notoriously know for, a spectacular Beer Garden.  With 16 Beers, 2 Hard Ciders, Mojitos, Sangria, and Hard Lemonade all on tap, the Beer Garden is sure to please all bar patrons.  Their food selection has options that please all palates with a sushi menu, a classic German menu, and American late night fare.  Be sure to check out more details about Studio Square on their website,

To book your next event at Studio Square contact Casey Gallagher at for a free consultation.

Penta’s Weekend Hot Spot

Posted in Venue Spotlight on October 29th, 2010 by Michele – Be the first to comment

As one of New York City’s favorite holidays approaches, I would be remiss by not highlighting some of the best Halloween themed events going on in the city this weekend.  In a city overflowing with the most talented performers in the world, this weekend is a perfect chance to immerse yourself in the action as a gory abstract world comes to life on the streets of NYC.

If you want to get a jump start on Halloween, head to St John’s Cathedral on the Upper West Side at 7pm or 10pm this evening.  For those who enjoy a more classic Halloween experience, the Procession of the Ghouls, has become a main attraction of beginning the festivities.  The event begins with a classic horror film.  This year will be a screening of the 1920’s film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.  Guests are treated with the ultimate surround sound experience, as an organist accompanies the film’s already chilling music.  After the film winds down, Broadway caliber ghouls begin their haunting procession down the center aisle.  A word of warning, they are eerily amazing at staying in character, and the show often becomes interactive with those sitting on the aisle.

St John’s Cathedral is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling 212.316.7540


Posted in Venue Spotlight on October 28th, 2010 by Michele – Be the first to comment

Weekly, Penta Dynamic Solutions has the opportunity to experience great venues in New York City through networking events. Penta is especially looking forward to this week’s networking event at Carnival.

Carnival (presented by Bowlmor) is a hot new venue located at 110 University Place (between 12th and 13th Streets).  The nightlife at Carnival is the adult playground for the kid in everyone.  Carnival offers all the amenities of a traditional nightclub with classic carnival games (shoot outs, ring toss, and a dunk tank) and live entertainment (contortionists, jugglers, stilt walkers, sword swallowers, jugglers and fire breathers).  Carnival also offers kid friendly party options for birthdays, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs.

The menu at Carnival is simple yet decadent. Starters include spinach & artichoke fondue, crispy beef taquitos, vegetarian egg rolls, mini corn dogs, mozzarella sticks, nachos, hummus, wings and grilled chicken quesadilla. The entrees include, sliders, pizza, wraps, sandwiches, and burgers. There are so you many delicious options choose from, every item will satisfy your tastes buds.  For a special treat, spiked snow cones and carnival fare is available for private events.

Children and adults can let loose in the 16,000 sq foot wonderland and enjoy entertainment, games, food and more. With party packages for kids and adults, Carnival is the destination for any event for all ages.

For more details visit their website

If you would like to plan your event at Carnival, contact Casey Gallagher at