BLOOM’s Weekly Salon Launched!

| October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The BLOOM Salon New York’s freshly minted weekly after-work mixer delivered with great style on Thursday night at the Ritz Bar & Lounge in midtown Manhattan. On hand to witness its birth where 75 plus BLOOMers – creators, entrepreneurs and corporate warriors.


Alton Fitzgerald White, Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, stopped by to pay his respects and to give us a taste of his latest CD, Disney My Way, before rushing off for his 8pm curtain.   Darryl Robinson,  NYC’s leading mixologist held forth near the bar to sign-off on our cocktails; he approved. Late but oh so on, was fashion stylist & designer Greta Wallace of Simply Greta, who throughout the evening donned several hats – literally – showcasing the work of the some of her favorite designers. Hot dance-duo and best friends Jamila Holman & Rick Long, came by for a minute, both looking wonderful and gearing up to go on the road again this weekend with Lisa Lisa.

DJ Xavier, Djhedi Fauzi and music producer Carlos Sanchez all brought musical gifts of their recent mixes created specially for the Salon and Harlem photographer Jimbe Carrol  graciously snapped away as the eclectic mix of BLOOMers. Dennie Beach fresh from his recent Obama fundraiser and birthday bash was on hand to give his stamp of approval and Alvin Adell came to check our pulse — he is back in Manhattan from his New Jersey sojourn for his new assignment at Harlem Hospital, putting patients under. Welcome home Alvin.


Carlos Sanchez is helping out with the music supervision of  A Ramp to Paradise – a staged choreographic work honoring the Paradise Garage.  It’s presented by Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center at the Kumble Theater, on November 8. Check out the after party!

Take a peek at filmmaker Cary Jordan’s first short This is My Block.  This spirited short is about the residents of South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. View it here. Log into Vimeo and LIKE it. It’s part of a a film challenge that brings communities closer together.

Corporate shark Andre Aekins last week launched his new online business TieCubbie, an innovative tie storage solution designed to store ties in a practical and artistic way and off the closet floor. Congratulations Andre!

On Monday November 5th, Alton Fitzgerald White celebrates the release of his second album, Disney: My Way! at 54 Below, Broadway’s hottest new nightclub.

Bryan Glover, just completed his  directorial and producing debut — creating five short documentaries featuring the poignant stories of GBTQ men and boys for Funders for LGBTQ Issues. View these eloquent stories here.

Jamila Holman is teaching “Cardio Mash -Up,” a whole body mash-up of muscle strengthening cardio and a heart pumping dance at Pearl Studios. Hit her up here for the schedule. Rick Long is also at Pearl on Tuesdays & Wednesdays doing a class called Dance Hall Explosion on Tuesday’s 6:30-7:30pm and on Wednesdays a hip-hop class Street Groove from 6:00-7:00pm. We love these guys, check them out!

BAAD  [Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance], is in the middle of its performance series BLACK TINX – now through November 16th. The festival featured Lawrence Graham-Brown on Saturday, and future performances include Roberto Robles Dance Company and Re-Machastaso: BAAD!er & Better featuring award-winning actrees/comedian/dragking ELizabeth “Macha” Marrero. This feels like a creative institution on the leading edge of performance art!

Check out “Chulito,” Charles Rice-Gonzalez’s [co founder of BAAD] “heartfelt debut novel” about the coming-out and coming-of-age of a young Latino man and a cast of colorful characters in the South Bronx.  For someone who once wanted nothing more than to get out of the Bronx, Charles is showing a lot of love for his borough.


Blue velvet cup cakes, fruit, chicken skewers and vegetable platters courtesy of Chester Medina at Blue Velvet NYC Events. Thanks Chester!


Onyx for providing one week passes [with a personal training  session] to David Barton Gym for all our guests. Way to go Onyx. All the best in your new position at David Barton Gym.



The BLOOM Salon is a weekly Thursday after-work mixer to toast the spiritually awake, multi-racial, sexually inclusive, creatively expressive and communally engaged members of the human race. On Thursdays [except Thanksgiving], 5:00-10:00pm, at the Ritz Bar and Lounge 369 W 46th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues. Check us this Thursday Nov 1, 5-10PM. RSVP HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S EVENT.


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