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Ave A Bar Berlin to Celebrate their One-Year by Getting ‘Really Freakin’ Drunk’

(Photo: Courtesy of Jesse Malin)

(Photo: Courtesy of Jesse Malin)

There are three things that are really difficult to do in Manhattan (in ascending order): maintaining a bar, maintaining a music venue, and maintaining your weirdo energy. Impressively, Berlin, the Avenue A booze/music bunker, has been doing all three for a year now.

To celebrate, the literally underground spot— known for its musically inclined clientele— is throwing a two-night-long party complete with performances by Berlin’s owner and glammy garage rocker Jesse Malin and his friends.

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Before Essex Street Market Moves, It’ll Groove at This Block Party

Outside the Essex Street Market. (Photo Credit: Sam Gillette)

Outside the Essex Street Market. (Photo Credit: Sam Gillette)

This Saturday, a blowout block party will serve as a much needed reminder that the Essex Street Market is still alive and kicking after 75 years, despite confusion caused by its impending move to the new Essex Street Crossing development.

Joshua Nelson, senior vice president of the city’s Economic Development Cooperation, which oversees and rents out spaces at the market, said the party would be a “huge celebration of the past but with an eye to the future.”

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Cure Thrift Shop 6th Anniversary Party

Cure Thrift Shop marks its sixth year in operation with live music, an open bar, a raffle and dashing duds. Liz Wolff, founder of the East Village vintage haven, says it has been stockpiling its most exciting inventory for months so that party-goers can purchase them at the party.

Tickets go for $15 in advance on Cure’s website or $20 at the door, and all proceeds from the party, like all proceeds from the shop itself, go to juvenile diabetes research.

Rest assured, this is no small-time shindig: 450 people showed up to the last party Cure threw in 2011.

Plus, this is your chance to see the store’s bright new look. “We recently renovated the shop, so it’s a totally different look and feel,” Wolff says. “It used to be more furniture and household items, and now it’s kind of a mix of furniture and clothing. But we’ve completely revamped the store. It’s newly painted, newly decorated, and it’s really awesome inside.”