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Published on April 3rd, 2013 | by Greg


East Ville De Carnivale: Next Month, Sample Tequila In Latin Style

Heads up! You’ve got a month to grab your tickets to the next big event. Following up the on the very successful inaugural Beer and Whiskey Festival, “East Ville des Folies,” at Webster Hall, the legendary venue is hosting another event that is sure to offer plenty for New Yorkers who want to start Spring off right.

On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Webster Hall invites you into the world of East Ville de Carnivale, a celebration of the expressive and joyful emotions in people. As they say in the press release, “Coupled with the seasonal spirit of Cinco de Mayo, the event is sure to capture the festive mindset of NYC as it warms up from the doldrums of Winter.” As usual, there are two ticket options, with your basic entrance costing $40 and a VIP pass running $50 but including an extra hour of fun. The VIP Session runs from 1:30pm-2:30pm before opening up to general admission from 2:30pm-5:30pm.

A bit of history: Carnivale traces its roots back to the ancient Greek Festival held each Spring to honor Dionysus, the Greek God of Wine, but has evolved around the world to pay homage to a variety of deities, including the Aztec Goddess of Agave, Mayahuel. What can you expect from the event? Well, East Ville de Carnivale will feature 4 floors of tequilas and wines to sample as one visits the “three planes of the Universe: Heaven (Olympus), the Underworld, and Earth”. If drinking in a lovely venue isn’t enough, the celebration will feature exuberant samba dancers, live samba and Latin Jazz musicians, and fire dancers. And, “in the midst of all the excitement, guests can find refuge at the Vita Coco lounge serving the Brazilian staple, “agua de coco,” and providing lounge chairs where they can relax and rehydrate.”

Attendees are encouraged to dress up in festive costumes or in masquerade during the celebration so as to be united in the joy of movement, rhythm, color, and creativity. We’ll be there, though we’re not sure if we’ll be donning peacock feathers.

It’s not just about fun either. Webster Hall will once again partner with The Third Street Music School Settlement in raising money and awareness of its long history of providing excellent instruction and community access to the arts. Tickets available now!


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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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