On the turntables were DJ Mel DeBarge, MartyPlay and LB1 who all performed DJ sets throughout the evening in both the main jazz club and Little Ned Bar. The House of Yes band called ‘Romantic Urgency’ was led by vocalist Mayteana Morales, and she did not disappoint, keeping desks dazzled and of high energy. The House of Yes performance dance troupe was led by their Creative Producer Adam Dishian. The dancers’ costumes were absolutely incredible, and a site for themselves filled with fun sparkle detail. Provocative go-go dancers, stilt walkers and pole dancers popped up throughout the night on various stages, raised platforms and mirrored backdrops.
Celebrity athletes such as NY Yankees’ handsome newcomer Harrison Bader, and Brooklyn Nets’ Royce O’Neale, among others, celebrated the new year at the members club disco bash. There was also an excitement buzzing upon Kevin Durant’s arrival, which was later in the night.
The food was also next level, from Tuna Tartare mini cones to delicious fried lobster bites to Cecconi’s signature meatballs, tons of passed hors d’oeuvres were on heavy rotation at every turn, plus late night burgers, and an indulgent caviar cart that their executive chef led around for caviar tastings topped paired with creme fraiche. The mens was definitely spot on.
Photo Gallery images by Mark Zhelezoglo and Clifton Mooney for The Ned NoMad.