New York – Nov 10 2004

Grolsch open bar includes:

Grolsch beer, wines and soft drinks
International Hors d’oeuvre Buffet
Live Salsa Band

Space is limited

To guarantee entrance please RSVP by 11/5
SIGN UP AT our site. You can walk in un-annouced as well SPACE permitting

New York – Nov 18 2004

The space is strictly limited, your payment will be REFUNDED if there is no space. NO refunds if you just change your mind after Tuesday 12:00 NOON on 11/16 – unless I have a replacement for your spot.

Your completed registration requires two (2)steps:
1) online registration at
2) $47 payment in-advance

In addition to great art provided by our artists, candlelight, nice music and a good attitude will be in order.


An eclectic group of artists from a New York based European networking group, EuroCircle, will stage the first exhibit at an unlikely new gallery along Broadway—in the penthouse of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Columbus Circle on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The unusual one-evening show, featuring some artists exhibiting in the U.S. for the first time, will be open to arts professionals and members of EuroCircle, a group begun six years ago by a Finnish lawyer, Kaisa Kokkonen, who was looking for an informal way to meet fellow Europeans new to New York. Today, her group has more than 40,000 members in 25 chapters worldwide.

A graduate communications class from NYIT including students from Thailand, Iraq and Taiwan has worked with EuroCircle to produce the first-ever art show at the penthouse space.

During the private event, which includes a full party with buffet and wines & soft drinks, each of the artists will describe their works on display at the newly created gallery on the 11th floor of the high-tech college’s Manhattan campus one block from the new Time Warner Center. The works will range from classic oils to digital images of the Brooklyn waterfront.

Among the featured artists:

The French husband and wife Caroline Gauguery and Patrick Bancel: Caroline, just 25, showing for the first time in the U.S., paints budding flowers and nudes. Patrick, 42, who has exhibited in 18 countries, combines reality and invention — making a photo of a romping dog, say, appear to hang on a clothesline against an abstract red backdrop. Together the couple also markets their services painting the inside of upscale Manhattan apartments — she creating floral scenes on furniture and he making bare walls look like marble and exotic wood.

Italian-born, Alexander Shundi: A modern day Renaissance man, he lived for years among the Hopi Indians and now, at 60, teaches visual aesthetics at the New York Institute of Technology while overseeing galleries around the country and producing his own surrealistic art. One series explored fire in the New Mexican desert from more than 460 perspectives.

Fellow Italian Massimo Toschi: An award-winning poet, in the U.S. two years, he works for the United Nations, protecting the rights of children. One piece, a poem spoken over video images, “For Whom the Sirens Toll,” was inspired by the mass murder of UN workers in Iraq.

The sponsors:

EuroCircle’s flagship New York chapter has 7,000 members, about half in financial fields and law. Although the founder, Kaisa Kokkonen, is Scandinavian, the networking group from the start drew expatriates from all European countries and now is open to Americans as well. For more information, go to

New York Institute of Technology was founded in 1955 to provide career-focused education and learning through technology. In addition to its three New York area campuses, it has branches throughout the world including Paris, Bahrain, and China. NYIT also is the partner of the online Ellis College.

Sponsors: EuroCircle and the New York Institute of Technology
Contact: For EuroCircle, Kaisa Kokkonen at
For the New York Institute of Technology contact, Mary Quinn

New York – Dec 01 2004

Get into the holiday mood with our members Sylvester and Marie at the Time Lounge.

The best place, the best time…

Specials: Apple Martini, Cosmopolitan and another
Martini $7 during special cocktail hour from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. All beers $5 until 7:30 pm.

Dinner available.

Chicago – Oct 28 2004

We’re back at Chicago’s coolest, biggest and most amazing venue for our most anticipated event of the year- Halloween!!! We’ll be featuring a costume contest with prizes in the following categories- scariest, sexiest,best overall, funniest and of course, most international! Also featuring a panel of celebrity judges- which is a secret for now! 🙂 Divulge the secrets of your future courtesy of special guest psychics!
And, the best treat of all- this event is FREE!!! Yes, FREE, this is not a trick (you have to get there before 11 pm though- after 11, it’s $10) all you have to do is give a secret password that will be distributed to everyone very soon!!!!

Featuring our favorite “Ghost Jockeys” DJ John Curley and DJ John Grammatis!!!

**Please RSVP so we know how many ghosts and goblins to expect- thanks!!!

Extra Special Thanks to our generous event sponsors:

The T-Shirt Deli: Custom made t-shirts and a bag of chips!

Sound-Bar: The city’s (and ours)new favorite venue!

Advanced Interiors: Get the positive chi flowing in your abode- and get help with your interior design!
Vance Economy, designer:

Chicago – Nov 11 2004

Our last event at the Grotto was a great success, so we’re going back for some more fun! If you really want to meet people in a cozy and more mellow environment while enjoying one of the Grotto’s 30 different kinds of martinis- this event is for you! We will be again featuring complimentary appetizers from 7 to 8 as well as great drink specials. We hope to see you there!

$10 admission

Chicago – Dec 16 2004

Let’s finish off this year with a bang! Besides a great, beautiful new venue, we’ve got lots of holiday treats planned for our holiday event- complimentary appetizers from 7 to 8; specially discounted mint martinis to get us in a festive mood, as well as discounted Coronas for that South of the Border flair! And last but not least, the best crowd in Chicago for your networking pleasure!

Private Event
$10 admission
Featuring DJ John Grammatis for our late night entertainment

Chicago – Jan 13 2005

We’ve got a lot in store for 2005! We’re getting ready to unveil our incredible new site this month, which will make your favorite destination on the WWW!

In addition, we’ll be hosting our event at L8- the newest addition to the Sound-Bar family. L8 features authentic Italian style thin crust pizzas, casual Italian cuisine, and impressive wine selection- all to enjoyed in L8′s beatiful hip and stylish surroundings.

This is a private event, $10 admission

Chicago – Feb 10 2005

Valentine’s day is a holiday that people either love or hate- but we promise you’ll love our event in honor of the holiday of love.

Bring your valentine, or come find one at our next event at Y Bar!!! Y Bar is the poshest and most amazing “luxury cocktail boutique” in the entire city- and once you see it, you’ll understand Y! This intimate lounge puts the focus on lounging, with it’s comfortable and cozy seating and conversation conducive ambience.