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DINNER FOR 80 – STAGING A UNIQUE OUTDOOR EVENT IN NYC’S HISTORIC FINANCIAL DISTRICT

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We recently facilitated the location, site licensing, approvals and secured permits for an event in NYC’s Financial District hosted on July 21st by a leading Belgian beer company. Manhattan’s first paved road, the historical cobblestone Stone Street, served as the perfect location for an evening event celebrating Belgium National Day, complete with jazz music, food and beer. Belgium National Day commemorates July 21, 1831 when Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg became the first king by swearing allegiance to the newly created Belgian constitution.

We performed location scouting throughout Manhattan before settling on the location Stone Street and Mill Lane in the Financial District. To capture the client’s vision, we coordinated the contract with the managing party that allowed our client to activate in the space. We paid close attention to all details to ensure the historical cobblestone street was protected and residential regulations were observed. We also secured a sound permit for a live band performance during the event.

We oversaw and facilitated the entire event process, from securing the unique location, site agreement and permits, to the transformation of Stone Street and Mill Lane into an authentic Belgian Beer Garden. Firefly lights and beer chalice-chandeliers hovered over a long wood table, enhancing the magical feeling of summer. The invite list included about 80 bloggers and social media experts who enjoyed dinner and cocktails compliments of an iconic NYC restaurant and caterer. To ensure the event ran smoothly, we had 10 security staff onsite throughout the event, overseeing the safe and seamless production, management and breakdown of the event.

Our longtime relationship and alliance with managing parties on Stone Street assisted us to secure the best and most unique location for this special event. Our familiarity with the area ensured the event went off without a hitch. For more information on permitting special events in the Financial District, please contact us.

Permits by EventPermits: Sound Permit

Security Coordinated by: EventPermits

Logistics and Coordination by: EventPermits

Security Provided by: Marty Barnes Security

Location: Financial District, NYC

TJ Griffin contributed to this post. 

Scouting and Securing Locations to Spread #HPJoy This Winter

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In November through early December of 2013, Hewlett Packard launched the HP Joy caravan to share and showcase its latest products that were perfect for holiday gifting. The caravan trekked from the west coast to the east, stopping in seven cities across the country.

The event kicked off at HP’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. We scouted and contracted the locations for additional city stops:

  • Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA
  • The Third Street Promenade in the Hollywood Hills in Santa Monica, CA
  • The historic West End in downtown Dallas, TX
  • Chandler Fashion Center in Phoenix, AZ
  • The Magnificent Mile along Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL
  • Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA.
  • The Shops at Georgetown in Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

For the event, we partnered with agency The Bait Shoppe. The caravan consisted of a covered pop-up tent where visitors could try the new HP Chromebook featuring Google’s Chrome operating system, new touch-screen tables and HP laptops. The caravan included plenty of HP’s other devices like televisions, printers and computers. Brand ambassadors were decked out in cozy winter gear emblazoned with HP’s logo and the event’s custom hashtag, #hpjoy. They tested HP products, greeted visitors and helped people engage with all of HP’s new devices.

The caravan was decked out in bright holiday colors, and was decorated to look like a wrapped Christmas present. Stops included a Christmas tree decorated with #hpjoy ornaments.

Events in each city offered giveaways, prizes and special treats for visitors like popcorn, hot cocoa and grilled cheese sandwiches. Santa Claus made an appearance in each city, inviting children and brand ambassadors to sit on his lap. In Atlanta, a group of break dancers even entertained the crowd.

Our expert knowledge of cities and locations across the country allowed us to work efficiently with The Bait Shoppe to secure spots for the caravan that would attract visitors throughout the day.

Logistics and Coordination by: EventPermits

Promoted Brand: HP

Locations: San Francisco, CA; Santa Monica, CA; Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Washington D.C.