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I have to bring people to your venue... - Good Afternoon, As we celebrate a gorgeous day in NYC I am energized to plan some events for the spring and summer. I get asked every week if I know of any venues willing to host gatherings of all types; photographers, writers, educator Damien L. D. Mar 11, 2014 5:44 PM
Venue for Super Bowl Party - Hello Friends, Does anyone have an underutilized venue with at least a couple of TV screens that would like to host a Super Bowl party? Damien   Damien L. D. Jan 16, 2014 4:04 PM
TONIGHT: Create your Social Media Presence in 52 Minutes - Good Afternoon, I look forward to seeing all of you tonight for the "Create your Social Media Presence in 52 Minutes" session being held from 6:30-7:30pm. So that your time is used as efficiently as possible, I invite you to bring a lap Damien L. D. Mar 14, 2013 1:22 PM
SATURDAY! Learn how to play Petanque (Bocce's cousin) in Bryant Park! - Hello! For those of you that are in NYC this weekend, here is a fun event... On Saturday, September 22nd we will welcome amateurs to discover the game of Petanque in a friendly tournament held at Bryant Park in conjunction with the T Damien L. D. Sep 21, 2012 9:30 PM
Need Interns? - Good Morning Everyone, I start teaching next week and wanted to put out a request for all intern positions you may be looking to fill this fall. They will be posted on two Facebook Pages: -­Duchamp - Damien L. D. Aug 21, 2012 10:05 AM
Seeking speakers for hospitality marketing classes... - Good Afternoon, As some of you may know, I am a professor of hospitality management in addition to consulting and having equity in hospitality-related companies. For those of you that own/manage restaurants, I would like to talk to you about yo Damien L. D. Aug 16, 2012 12:44 PM
Buying vs. Leasing Restaurant Equipment - Good Afternoon, During class today we had a debate about buying vs. leasing commercial ovens, fridges, and dish washing machines. What is your opinion? Are there better tax advantages (depreciation) for each in your experience? Thanks i Damien L. D. Mar 12, 2012 1:00 PM
Looking for Venues to Host Events... - Good Afternoon, On this lovely Friday I am reaching out to schedule the next round of site visits and networking gatherings for SPORC and SKETCH. The goal is to bring together professionals in the hospitality world that may be missing each othe Damien L. D. Mar 9, 2012 2:41 PM
Do you have plans tonight? - Hello Everyone! As part of the consulting I do in hospitality, I often work with venues to do events throughout the year. Tonight, like 90% of the venues with screens/TVs, I'm hosting an 'elegant' Super Bowl party at Toro Lounge in Tribeca. Damien L. D. Feb 5, 2012 12:59 PM
Seeking Venues & Partners - Planning for 2012 - Hello! As you may or may not know, I have been 'away' for almost a year working exclusively for Uncle Jack's Steakhouse. I served as a project manager and creative director working with concierges, handling social media, and helping to launch a Damien L. D. Jan 10, 2012 1:49 AM
New Year's Eve Plans? - Greetings! I hope that you are getting a little time off during this holiday season and have been able to spend it with loved ones. In just over 24hrs it will be 2012! To some of you t Damien L. D. Dec 30, 2011 11:37 PM
Sorry for Glitch! - Hello Everyone, We're still going and I plan to bring the group together soon. If you have opportunities you would like to share with the group, please let me know and I will disseminate. Best, Damien Damien L. D. Oct 7, 2011 1:01 PM
Happy New Year from FNY! Not too late to party with us tonight! - Hello! As the flagship group for the Friendly New Yorker groups, we are happy to announce the new website and Meetup Group that will go live tonight at midnight! This will be the clearinghouse for all large scale events Damien L. D. Dec 31, 2010 2:44 PM
★ No plans for New Year's Eve yet? Spend less and get more!!! - Hello Friends, I hope everyone has had a great holiday so far. Now it's time to solidify plans for New Year's Eve and we have some great opportunities for you. If you work in a restaurant and would like to cross-promote dinner options for peopl Damien L. D. Dec 27, 2010 4:42 PM
Rescheduled: Hospitality & Events Networking Breakfast @ The Cupping Room January 10th, 2011 - Good Morning, In the interest of getting a nice crowd, I'm going to postpone our first networking breakfast until after the holidays. Have a great next three weeks and get some rest! Best, Damien Damien L. D. Dec 20, 2010 12:27 AM
Hospitality & Events Networking Breakfast @ The Cupping Room - TGIF! As a way to wrap up the year I'm planning several last minute events for all of our groups in the next three days. Each is being done with certain groups in mind, but you're invited to participate in any of them. And exactly two weeks fro Damien L. D. Dec 17, 2010 10:56 PM
New Query - New Year's Eve Partnership - Good Afternoon, I'm sending this email out farther and wider to friends, colleagues and acquaintances as I'm still looking for a spot to host our New Year's Eve shindig. We have a couple of good places that were sent our way, but we' Damien L. D. Dec 7, 2010 3:56 PM
Stay Cool at the Polar Lounge - FREE French Culture Night Event! - Announcing a new Meetup for FRIENDLY Hospitality Industry "SPORC" Networking Group! What : Stay Cool at the Polar Lounge - FREE French Culture Night Event! Damien L. D. Dec 4, 2010 1:14 PM
Query for Dec. 8 event space, partnership for NYE party... - Good Afternoon, I hope everyone is warm, dry, and safe on a truly nasty day in NYC. For those snow birds out there, please don't rub it in while you bask in the sun. A colleague just contacted me with a short notice opportunity for Damien L. D. Dec 1, 2010 4:39 PM
Introducing our new co-organizers, Autumn & Alexander! - Hello All, I know we've been crazy quiet for the last couple of months, however we've been brewing a number of activities for the group and will begin scheduling them on a more consistent basis. I'd like to introduce Autumn and Alexa Damien Duchamp I. Nov 26, 2010 8:51 PM
First 3 RSVPs FREE! --- French Songs & Moroccan Fare! - Hello Friends, Sorry for the late notice, but this is a neat event that came my way for Wednesday night. For just over $10 you get an event, food, and some great drink specials. Pan down to the bottom for RSVP details. First 3 to RSVP get in FR Damien L. D. Sep 21, 2010 12:01 PM
Are you free for brunch Sunday @ 2pm? - Hello! I'm not sure if you know, but I also run a group called the Bizarro Brunch Club. It's a twist on the normal brunch club in that we go to 'strange' places for brunches (sometimes) or eat at times that are maybe way early or late. Damien L. D. Aug 21, 2010 10:45 AM
FREE ENTRY --> French Culture Night TONIGHT & Resident Noise this Saturday... - Good Morning Everyone! I just wanted to share a couple of things going on today and this weekend that you may be interested in. TONIGHT, Wednesday --> French Culture Nights @ Sky Deck/Novotel Times Square: The admission fee of $10 Damien L. D. Jul 21, 2010 1:25 PM
Can you make it to brunch this weekend? - Happy Friday! I hope you can make it Saturday or Sunday for one of our brunches celebrating the end of the World Cup! 2-5pm Saturday - Watch Uruguay vs. Germany - $5 Drinks and Amazing decor! @ 10 Downing Restaurant, 10 Downing Damien L. D. Jul 9, 2010 5:43 PM
Join us for World Cup - Late Lunches or Brunches this week... - Hello Everyone, I'd like to invite you all to a couple of nice social opportunities for our SPORC group. Some of you may be new, but we have a tradition of having fun and expanding beyond just our traditional Meetups. Even though mos Damien L. D. Jul 6, 2010 1:26 AM
Sunday Brunches! Germany vs. Argentina @ 10 Downing AND Paraguay vs. Spain @ Veranda! - You're invited to not one, but TWO brunches Saturday! SAT 10am: The first match (Germany vs. Argentina) will take place at 10 Downing, located at 10 Downing Street off 6th Avenue between Bleecker and Houston near the West 4th Train stop. They w Damien L. D. Jul 2, 2010 11:38 PM
Two Games Today! World Cup Soccer @ Slainte and Via dei Mille! - Hello! You can count on a viewing party for every match going into the final... We will be bringing groups together from all of the websites and organizations we are affiliated with resulting in a huge party for the World Cup Champio Damien L. D. Jul 2, 2010 9:04 AM
Great Meals Saturday & Sunday! Via dei Mille and Lina Frey - Eat & Watch World Cup Soccer! - Hello All! I just wanted to update you on the brunches I organized this weekend to eat well and watch great soccer matches. You can count on good food, great company, and some amazing games to make your weekend more entertaining. I Damien L. D. Jun 26, 2010 11:31 AM
A play in Harlem + Three Brunch Viewing Parties this Weekend! - Hello All! I still have tickets for the Grandmothers Incorporated play in Harlem this Friday night... see link below. Also, I am also organizing brunch & soccer viewing parties for Saturday and Sunday. You can count on good food, Damien L. D. Jun 24, 2010 7:41 PM
Brunch Today @ Veranda! 1:30pm + World Cup Games - Hello Everyone, Just to clarify, you're more than welcome to watch both games with me, however I would encourage most people to plan for a 1:30pm seating for the second game which begins at 2:30pm. We will gather at 1:30pm inside (j Damien L. D. Jun 20, 2010 9:50 AM
Eat Great Brunch & Watch Soccer this Weekend! - Hello Everyone, I have a couple of events to broadcast for this weekend, plus a nice preview for next week. SATURDAY Early morning Sushi at Japas to watch Japan vs. The Netherlands. Seating starts at 7am!!! There is a $5 cover c Damien L. D. Jun 18, 2010 8:20 PM
Hudson Terrace FREE EVENT- French Culture Nights! - French Culture Nights celebrates the beginning of the Summer while overlooking the Hudson River! On Wednesday, June 16, French Culture Nights will once again highlight the diversity of French Culture in New York at the Hudson Terrace Lounge, f Damien L. D. Jun 15, 2010 12:03 PM
TODAY - FREE Event - "Discover EMM" - Free Drink at Abe & Arthur's, Simyone, and Tenjune - Hello All, We will 'discover' the EMM group on Monday, June 14th. They will give us a tour of their three main venues in the Meatpacking District. These are unique venues with a huge following and reputation. Explore using the links below: Damien L. D. Jun 14, 2010 12:55 AM
Come Watch Germany vs. Australia - 2pm at the Watering Hole! - Hello All, I have a nice group that will be coming today, and I hope you will join us. We had over 35 people at the viewing party brunch yesterday for USA vs. England at Traffic. Seating will begin at 1:30pm and the game starts at 2: Damien L. D. Jun 13, 2010 12:59 PM
Discover EMM + Crimson + World Cup Soccer! - Hello! I hope to see you all this Monday, but in the meantime we have some great events planned... Discover EMM - Abe & Arthur's, Simy? We will be celebrating birthd Damien L. D. Jun 10, 2010 5:24 PM
New Meetup: Discover EMM - Abe & Arthur's, Simyone, and Tenjune - Hello All, We were finally able to coordinate a 'discover' event with EMM group for Monday, June 14th. They will give us a tour of their three main venues in the Meatpacking District. These are unique venues with a huge following and reputation Damien L. D. Jun 8, 2010 1:08 PM
Animal Benefit Today 5pm @ LITM in Jersey City (PATH Grove Stop) - Good Morning, If you don't have plans this evening, or perhaps an hour or two to stop in like me, my good friend Karen has organized a nice event for an important cause. There should be some sports on TV, decent snacks, and great people! Damien L. D. Jun 5, 2010 9:40 AM
Brunch Today @ Veranda! 2pm - Hello Gang, I'm hosting a brunch today at Veranda, 130 SOUTH 7th Avenue through my Bizarro Brunch group. Prices are decent ($10-17) and the outdoor seating is fantastic. For those that want to attend, meet me on the corner of 10th St Damien L. D. May 22, 2010 10:30 AM
New Meetup: FREE EVENT- French Culture Nights Bring the Paris Latin Quarter to You! - Announcing a new Meetup for NYCexp SPORC: Hospitality Industry Networking Group! What: FREE EVENT- French Culture Nights Bring the Paris Latin Quarter to You! When: Wednesday, May 19,[masked]:30 PM Where: Empire Hotel Damien L. D. May 18, 2010 6:29 PM
Come out to Veranda, THOR, and Greenhouse this week! - Hello Everyone, If you're looking for some nice social-networking activities, I'm hosting some groups this week. - Monday Madness @ Veranda /10pm-2am --> Drink specials and hookahs! Hospitality Industry & Friends Party! Damien L. D. Apr 26, 2010 1:53 AM
NYCexp: French Culture Nights, THOR, and Bizarro Brunch! - Hello Everyone! Just a reminder about a couple of things happening tonight and this weekend. I won't be back until Saturday night, but that's no reason not to go out and enjoy! TONIGHT, Wed. 4/21 @6:30pm- French Culture Nights celebr Damien L. D. Apr 21, 2010 5:31 PM
Discover Event MOVED to Zanzibar - 45/9th - Hello Everyone, Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict we'll have to come back to Crimson in a few weeks. Luckily I spoke with the people at Zanzibar. It's a fantastic lounge/bar in the heart of Hell's Kitchen. You'll find it on 9th Avenue Damien L. D. Apr 12, 2010 4:04 PM
Join me at THOR Tonight! - Hey Gang, I'll be hosting a group at THOR tonight starting at 7pm. Looks like we'll have a nice size bunch of people, so come enjoy if you know the place or have never been. The Hotel on Rivington is a fantastic location, designed to be the ult Damien L. D. Mar 31, 2010 5:06 PM
Monday Madness is Tonight! Plus other news... - Hello All! I hope that you all had a great weekend. Since it's to be rainy and most people will naturally spend more time inside than out, I thought I'd provide you with some updates. Tonight is Monday Madness at Veranda (see below). Damien L. D. Mar 29, 2010 4:54 PM
It's Gorgeous Out! Come to THOR tonight! - Hello Everyone, I'm hosting two parties at THOR tonight (Hotel on Rivington, 107 Rivington off Allen in LES). If you haven't been there, it's a great spot. The place was designed by Marcel Wanders, and features nice drinks, great food, and fant Damien L. D. Mar 24, 2010 2:37 PM
FREE Guest List --> French Culture Night - Wednesday 6p-1a - Hello Everyone, I know the guy who runs these, and he offered me free access to the event for my groups: Wednesday, March 24 6pm - 1am Imperial Lounge 17 East 19 Street (between 5th & 6th Ave) If you're Damien L. D. Mar 23, 2010 6:03 PM
You're invited to Veranda Tonight! 35+ RSVPs! - Hello All! I hope you'll make it out tonight... it's miserable outside, but it doesn't have to be miserable inside! Free drinks and great people... can't beat it. I have 30+ people who have already RSVPd from my other group, so we should have a Damien Duchamp I. Mar 22, 2010 4:41 PM
Can you attend the event on March 22nd? - Hello, I really hope you can make it two Mondays from now. I'm trying to get SPORC to stand on its own as a networking group for hospitality professionals (or those in related fields), so if a reception event like the one planned March 22nd isn Damien Duchamp I. Mar 12, 2010 4:31 PM
Are you free tonight? Drinks & Food at THOR - The Hotel on Rivington - You're invited to a night at THOR... If you like to dance, drink/eat, and enjoy each other's company... this is the place. First there get free drinks and food. Dress is casual to trendy... THOR is a premium location designed by Marcel Wanders. Damien Duchamp I. Mar 10, 2010 3:49 PM
SPORC Event: Discover Veranda! Monday, March 22 - Hello All, Our next event will be held at Veranda, a new lounge on the Lower West Side. You can count on some complimentary drinks and premium drink specials, good music, and a nice influx of people from another group I work with. Ve Damien Duchamp I. Mar 9, 2010 10:25 AM
Membership Drive! WIN A FREE LUNCH OR DINNER !!! - Good Morning, I've been thinking of ways to increase our membership, and I came up with the following: The current member of SPORC that gets the most new people to sign up will be awarded a free lunch/dinner (w/a guest) in one of New Damien Duchamp I. Mar 4, 2010 8:36 AM
See you tonight at Kiss & Fly! 6-8pm - Happy Monday all! I just wanted to send a final reminder for tonight's event. Based on RSVPs I expect a strong 30-40 in attendance. As a note, all you have to do when you arrive is to say you're with the SKETCH or SPORC event. Again, Damien Duchamp I. Feb 22, 2010 2:30 PM
Networking Event at the new Kiss & Fly! - Announcing a new Meetup for SPORC - Club.Restaurant.On.Premise.Soc­ial Network! Networking Event at the new Kiss & Fly! Monday, February 22,[masked]:00 PM Kiss & Fly 409 W 13th St b/w Washington & 9th N Damien Duchamp I. Feb 12, 2010 4:58 PM
Save the Date! Restaurant-Club-Lounge-Hotel-H­ospitality Networking Event - Hello Everyone, I trust that you all had a fantastic holiday and look forward to seeing you at the events I will be announcing over the next few days. Before I lock down specific locations, I would love to solicit some recommendations from the Damien Duchamp I. Jan 22, 2010 4:24 PM
Do you have plans for New Year's Eve? - Happy Holidays Friends! I just wanted to remind you that I've arranged for a nice discount to attend the New Year's Eve party at Crimson. This is the club formerly known as Strata at 21st Street and Broadway. The place is huge! A great dance fl Damien Duchamp I. Dec 25, 2009 6:50 PM
New Meetup: NYE at Crimson! - Hello Everyone, I'm organizing a large group to celebrate New Year's at Crimson (formerly Strata). I have a hookup that will allow us a seated area for $100 a person. Open bar, great dance floor, etc. with after party at Greenhouse. Damien Duchamp I. Dec 21, 2009 1:35 PM
Meetup Cancelled: SPORC: Hospitality-Bar-Club-Restauran­t-Hotel Industry Event - Good Morning, In the interest of launching this group correctly, I'm going to retool and make January our month. I will invite everyone to a holiday event for my SKETCH event planning group, but Monday's event is cancelled. If you ha Damien Duchamp I. Dec 6, 2009 11:38 AM
Havana Alma de Cuba Dinner Tonight - Hello all, If anyone's interested, I'm hosting a dinner at Havana Alma de Cuba tonight if you're interested. Please let me know by 6:30pm via email or text if you'd like to come. I will be underground after that. Reservation will be under Damie Damien Duchamp I. Nov 25, 2009 3:52 PM
Tonight's Inaugural SPORC Event! - Hello Everyone, I look forward to seeing you all this evening at the Tribeca Grand for our inaugural event. It will be an intimate group, and we will be able to get to know each other while enjoying drink specials and snacks. Feel free to bring Damien Duchamp I. Oct 19, 2009 4:52 PM

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