Giant Step, Hudson & Charity Water Present Janelle Monáe At Private Park 5/12

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We are pleased to present the Grammy-nominated singer Janelle Monáe with music provided by DJ Ge-ology at the opening of Hudson’s Private Park on Tuesday, May 12th. If you haven’t seen Janelle live yet, there’s a reason why she was nominated for “Best Urban Performance” – she’s been known to climb trees, crowd surf and dive into pools!

Space for this intimate performance is extremely limited.  Please RSVP here and remember to arrive early.

A $20 donation is required at the door. 100% of the proceeds will directly fund the building of a fresh water well.

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Giant Step Presents The Rub At Hudson – Monday 5/4

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Already on our third event of the year at Hudson, we welcome back Brooklyn’s The Rub to the series on Monday, May 4th.  Veterans of the New York scene,  DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven and Cosmo Baker throw some of the best parties in the area, mixing hip hop, classics, disco, 80s, reggae, funk, house and everything in between.  Their eponymous night at Southpaw has been heralded as “the best party in Brooklyn to dance sweatily to smart music” by the Village Voice and “the best party in NYC” by The New York Press.

Monday, May 4th
7 – 11 PM

Hudson
356 West 58th St.
New York, NY

Free with RSVP here.

Giant Step’s Resident 42: Peter Bjorn And John, Melo-X, Omar, Maiysha and Phil Asher

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Photo of Phil Asher © Jaecyne Howell

A most curious thing occurred at the office one day. Ambling down the halls I happened upon a bin of unwanted swag. While it’s usually chock full of crap like cookbooks by convicted felons and posters of small-town yokels named Lil’ No No, this time teetering at the top of the heap were three albums from artists that apparently no one else in the office cared about: 88-Keys, Peter Bjorn & John and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ roiling SNL performance the week before was the highlight of my recent sojourn to Boston and I’ve been diggin’ the shimmery, disco gloss they’ve slathered on their signature reckless glammy rock. I’m all over the way the slightly sinister opening strains set up the rumbling and unexpectedly groovy “Dragon Queen.”

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Soul Brother #1 Pete Rock To Spin At Hudson 4/20

pete_rock-1Giant Step’s biweekly DJ series at Hudson Hotel welcomes back hip hop legend Pete Rock on Monday, April 20. In the 2008 series, the classic New York producer and DJ tore it up, lining the dance floor with jam after jam.

As New York City’s premier Monday night event for the last two years, the Hudson has consistently seen a curated roster of DJ legends and pioneering artists as wide-ranging as Louie Vega, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzanova, Bobbito and Danny Krivit, playing styles from soulful house, Latin, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. Free with RSVP.