Let's go and sing karaoke in Japanese and English at a Japanese-run Karaoke Box in NYC from 2:30 PM until 8PM. Karaoke is only $14* to sing all afternoon up until 8 PM on Saturday afternoons. Of course, you do not need to stay the entire time.
*I will be asking each attendee to tip the staff an additional $2, bringing the total charge to $16. I will collect the tip money before we leave the room (or before you go if you leave early). If you attend 2 hours or less, I will only ask for $1 tip. If you tip at the bar when getting drinks or snacks, please understand this is a separate tip from use of the room, so please do not tell me that you already tipped when I ask.
Important: Please make sure that you are at least 21 years of age, and that you bring proper ID with you. They will not allow us to have drinks in the room otherwise, which is very inconvenient.
Of course, let's only speak in Japanese while we are together (following the rules that if you cannot say it in Japanese, that you write it down on a piece of paper in English.)
Karaoke Duet 48 has a book FILLED with Japanese songs as big as a telephone book. http://www.karaokeduet.com/ 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.com/dam
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.
We will go in clockwise order one by one when selecting songs, so that everyone has an equal opportunity to sing. This also makes it easy to tell if your song is skipped, in which case you can choose two songs upon your next turn. Please try to locate your song choice before getting the remote to keep it moving along. As soon as you enter your song, please pass the remote directly to the next person, and let them know it is their turn.
You can bring food from outside, but all drinks must be purchased there since they have a full bar. They also have snacks you can purchase, or we can order in from a nearby restaurant.
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 $12 for 12 hours: http://www.iconparkingsystems.com/coupon_details.asp?Coupon_Id=255&type=I
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!