New York parties and the nightlife kingpins behind them

Check out the hottest New York parties to hit up in 2013, and meet the people who throw them.

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  • Photograph: Alessandro Simonetti

    New York parties and the nightlife kingpins behind them

    Jules Kim and Katie Longmyer, cofounders of Select Fridays

  • Photograph: Maxime Quoilin

    New York parties and the nightlife kingpins behind them

    Select Fridays at Le Bain

  • Photograph: Maxime Quoilin

    New York parties and the nightlife kingpins behind them

    Select Fridays at Le Bain

  • Photograph: Maxime Quoilin

    New York parties and the nightlife kingpins behind them

    Select Fridays at Le Bain

  • Photograph: Maxime Quoilin

    New York parties and the nightlife kingpins behind them

    Select Fridays at Le Bain

Photograph: Alessandro Simonetti

New York parties and the nightlife kingpins behind them

Jules Kim and Katie Longmyer, cofounders of Select Fridays


Jules Kim, luxury jeweler (bijulesnyc.com), and Katie Longmyer, lifestyle and nightlife curator; cofounders of the weekend-starting wingding Select Fridays (good-peoples.com)

Origins
Longmyer: “Select Fridays was started as a unique nightlife alternative, a space where our community could get up and set off to their weekend nights.”

The party
Kim: “Atmosphere is truly important, and the event needs to wrap each partygoer in it. [Patrons] come out to flourish amongst their peers and uncover new things. The vibe should embrace the possibilities by providing good sound, good music, good drinks and good company.”

The crowd
Longmyer: “We are the creators that surround you every day, making music, art, photos, clothes and more. We designed your favorite brand’s logo, we were behind the camera of your favorite ad campaign, and we dressed your favorite celebrity. That new genre of music, we had a hand in pushing that from underground nightclubs to the radio, too.”

What you’ve missed so far
Kim: “I love the summer parties that Katie and I began on the roof of Le Bain. We can chill in the sun with friends during the day on Fridays. It is exciting to have created something that works and can also grow to include new venues and places, like Stockholm, Paris and Berlin!”

The future
Longmyer: “I’m excited about going global with the party. I’m really not kidding when I say I want to take over the world. Music truly is the international language, right?”

Next event: El Jockey Lounge at Super Linda, 109 West Broadway at Reade St (212-227-8998, superlindanyc.com). Fri 10pm–2am; free. Beginning Memorial Day: Le Bain, 444 W 13th St at Washington St (212-645-4646, standardhotels.com). Fri 2–8pm; free.



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