Giant Step Wins Award for Best Grassroots Events

This past Friday, July 15th, Brooklyn Bodega held their first annual Brooklyn Bodega Awards at the new Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel, hosted by Maya Azucena. Giant Step was nominated for Grassroots Event Producer along with Forever Fresh and Live N’ Direct. At the end of the night, Giant Step took home the award.

Co-Founder and CEO of Giant Step, Maurice Bernstein commented after winning: “I would like to thank Brooklyn Bodega for recognizing Giant Step for producing some legendary events over the last 20 years; we look forward to many more.”

Photo Recap: Lee Fields And The Expressions, Fitz And The Tantrums, KING & DJ Rich Medina at SummerStage

There were trees, there was sun, there was music and gosh darn it was fun! Our annual party in the park is an NYC tradition that we all really look forward to and we want to thank all of you who came out this year to get down with us. Enjoy some photos from the Saturday, June 25th show, courtesy of Seher Sikandar, as we start plotting next year’s installment.

Giant Step Takeover Weekend Kicks Off Tonight – Fri, 6/24 – Mon, 6/27

Summer is finally here and we are ready to rumble! With 6 events over 3 days, Giant Step is taking over New York City this weekend. Featuring performances by Thievery Corporation, Raphael Saadiq, Katy B, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fitz & The Tantrums, KING, Louie Vega, Pucho Brown & His Latin Soul Brothers, and so many more, whatever you are in the mood for, we got it for you.

Tonight, at Williamsburg Waterfront, Thievery Corporation takes the stage with special guests Raphael Saadiq, Dam-Funk & Master Blazter. Doors open at 5:30pm and show starts at 6:15 come rain or shine.

Tomorrow, Saturday June 25th, Giant Step’s annual party at SummerStage, Central Park marks the official start of summer for us featuring Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fitz & The Tantrums, KING, and DJ Rich Medina. Doors open at 3pm, and show starts at 4pm. This is pure fun in the sun, so come out and bring the kids too!

After recouping from all the sun and fun at SummerStage, make your way over to FOUR at YOTEL New York for the SummerStage after-party, and the first event in our YOTEL New York Weekender series (yes more of this goodness to come every month until the end of November). Music will be provided by Louie Vega, and live performances by Anané and Josh Milan, this party kicks off at 10pm and will keep bumping as long as you do. We are keeping the list open until the last possible minute for this event so tell all your friends, and tell them to bring all their friends too!

Sunday Brunch in New York is practically an official institution at this point in the game. As part of our YOTEL Weekender we invite you to make reservations for this all you can eat brunch at Dohyo at YOTEL New York that will feature music by DJ Bobbito Garcia, and live performances by Pucho and His Latin Soul Brothers. After the brunch is over (4pm) head on upstairs to the Terrace at YOTEL to get down to the sounds of Libation with DJ Ian Friday, Manchildblack, and Afro Mosaic Soul.

Just because its Monday doesn’t mean the weekend is over. Giant Step and Steve Madden Music want to introduce you to a fresh new face from across the big pond, and we promise it will be worth the outing on a school night. Get ready to meet London’s latest dubstep sensation, Katy B, in an intimate stripped down performance with special guest DJ Dhundee behind the DJ booth. Since the event will be at Le Bain, The Standard New York, don’t forget to bring your bathing suite.

Giant Step & Steve Madden Music Present Katy B w/ DJ Dhundee – Mon, 6/27

Giant Step teams up with Steve Madden Music once again to celebrate a great summer full of the best up and coming artists. Kicking off the series will be London’s latest genre-bending pop sensation, Katy B, giving us an exclusive, stripped down performance with special guest DJ Dhundee on Monday, June 27th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Le Bain at The Standard New York. The event is the perfect chance to get to know this rising star whose success in the UK has propelled her from the dance charts to the pop charts, and onto the Rolling Stone Artist To Watch list along the way.

Entrance is free, but strictly RSVP for this event – so come out and bring a friend.

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Update: KING (NY Debut) to Replace Andreya Triana at SummerStage – 6/25

KING will play their much anticipated New York City debut at our SummerStage party this Saturday, June 25th, joining the line up to replace previously announced Andreya Triana. In case you haven’t heard of this group yet, get ready to be excited. A sublime blend of 3 female voices delivering original soul material that will take you out of the ordinary. With only one release under their belt, The Story EP, these ladies are making what they do seem easy and garnering fans like Prince and Erykah Badu for whom they already have opened. Make sure you stop by the park on Saturday and bring some friends with you because Giant Step is taking over the city this weekend.

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