March 24, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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* Call or text Lauren A. at[masked] if you have any problems or get there after 3PM; The reservation is under the name Lauren.
Let's go and sing some Japanese tunes at a Japanese-run Karaoke Box in NYC from 3PM until 8PM. Karaoke is only $14 dollars to sing all afternoon up until 8 PM on Saturday afternoons.
This is a joint meetup with my other group Japanese 24/7 where we only speak Japanese when we are together. Therefore, let's only speak in Japanese during this meetup (following the rules that if you cannot say it in Japanese, that you write it down on a piece of paper in English.) http://www.meetup.com/Japanese-Language-247...
Karaoke Duet 48 has a book FILLED with Japanese songs as big as a telephone book. http://www.karaokedue... They also have the latest songs too! You can search their data base of songs by artist, title or song lyrics here: http://www.clubdam.co...
The song lyrics scroll across the bottom of the screen in Kanji with Furigana. If you don't know how to read in Japanese yet, you can print out the lyrics to your favorite songs in Romaji beforehand, or look them up on your phone / tablet / laptop when you get there.
You can bring food from outside, but all drinks must be purchased there since they have a full bar. Make sure to bring your ID if you plan on having some drinks. They also have snacks you can purchase, or you can order in from Karaoke Duet's huge selection of nearby restaurant menus. Last time we found a place that had 3 rolls of sushi and a soup or salad for $11.
If you need to drive in to NYC, there is a deck located right across the street from the Karaoke place. Print out the coupon and park for only $11 for 12 hours: http://www.iconparkin...
PLAZA 48 PARKING LLC 329
East 48th Street
Enter 329 East 48th or 336 East 49th Sts between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Hope to see you there!