Thursday, December 8, 2016

East Village venues playing host again to SantaCon



SantaCon organizers took to Twitter last evening to announce "the amazing Seven Spots of Santacon 2016," which takes place this Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

And those seven spot of SantaConning include two East Village venues, Solas and Webster Hall. The full list:

• Ainsworth Park, 111 East 18th St.
• 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar, 230 5th Ave.
• Slake, 251 West 30th St.
• Madison Square Tavern
• Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St.
• Bar 13, 35 East 13th St.
• Solas, 232 East 9th St.

The SantaConning participants will be spread far and wide. As Patch reported:

In addition to these core venues, around 50 participating bars will open their doors to the Santas and offer special SantaCon deals. Those bars — along with the route's exact starting point — will be announced [tonight].

The East Village also served as SantaCon central last year.

And from the archives last year, Gothamist interviewed the organizer of SantaCon, East Village resident Jim Glaser (not named here but in a subsequent feature in the Times).

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where does Jim live? We should all get together and puke on his doorstep

Anonymous said...

The Gothamist article says Jim G grew up in Manhattan. And he says of Santcaon: "The point is to have a nonsensical get-together for public street theater, for making New York exciting and weird."

I would think a native New yorker would realize that santacon only makes NY lame and suburban.

Anonymous said...

Guess it is time for Mops and Buckets once again

Anonymous said...

I hope they od on Puke

Anonymous said...

F Jim Glaser and his yearly celebration of alcohol abuse.

Anonymous said...

Next year, have it in Staten Island. thanks.

Anonymous said...

You didn't need to be a Psychic & Advisor to figure this one out. Quality of life is a thing of the past or only for those living in the richest neighborhoods in the city. The city has whored out the EV and LES for trashy hedonist events and then like a good pimp collect taxes from alcohol sales. Fuck Santa Con, its organizers and City Hall.

Anonymous said...

They forgot to mention the Bull and Bear Bar at The Waldorf Towers, The Oak Room at the Plaza and the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station. The Santa's will be mixing with tourists in luxury surroundings and have a chance to get smashed alongside radicals from Occupy Wall Street. However, because of gender prejudice there will be no female Santa's this year per Executive-Elect Order #1 by this years Grand Reindeer of Santa Con expounding the simple phrase, "Let's Make Santa Con Great Again."

Anonymous said...

I am anticipating lots of cheering for Trumps. This is his demographic.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, 10:18, you're scaring me!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ho! ho! ho! (ha! ha! ha!)

The East Village's shadow wears Santa's hat.

Anonymous said...

How about Bemelman's at the Carlyle... great spot for elfing out.

No More SantaCon said...


******** NO MORE SANTA CON! *******

PROTEST AGAINST SANTA CON!
IN FRONT OF SANTACON ORGANIZER JIM GLASERS BUILDING

THE EAST VILLAGE RESIDENTS DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY AS
SANTA CON ORGANIZERS CONTNUE TO TARGET OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

WE REFUSE TO ALLOW THE ORGANZERS TO HIDE WHILE THIS EVENT
MAKES US ALL MISERABLE EVERY YEAR BY BRINGNG THOUSANDS
OF SCREAMING, VOMITING, URINATING DRUNKS TO OUR DOORSTEPS!

**** THIS EVENT PROMOTES RAPE CULTURE ****
DRUNK WOMEN ARE GROPED AND TAKEN
ADVANTAGE OF EVERY YEAR!

HELP US TAKE BACK OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

WHEN: FRIDAY, DECEMER 9TH AT 6PM
WHERE: MEET AT SW CORNER OF 11TH ST AND 2ND AVENUE

BRING SIGNS AND NOISEMAKERS

SHARE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER AND SPREAD THE WORD!!

******** NO MORE SANTA CON! *********

Anonymous said...

Follow the money, how much is Jimmy G making off of this every year?

Cosmo said...

You can bet NYPD will be AWOL for this event as they're all earning overtime outside Trump Tower.

If you see any bad behavior, document it. Nearly everyone has a camera phone, but each year CB3 tells us they don't receive any complaints about this debacle.

Anonymous said...

This event is a shit show and a fucking joke. I absolutely hate it. Especially living in the east village. This sucks....

Unknown said...

Oh come on, it's not that bad.

Gojira said...

What's truly "amazing" is that this shit show is allowed to be promoted and held every year.

Donny Trump said...

Waaah, waaaaah, let's protest santa con, waaaah... it's dooshbags like you that make me want to do Santacon again... what's a matter, you have no friends? waaaahhh

Zero arrests last year at santacon, but still hundreds of self-entitled whiny bitches will complain about people having fun WAAAAAAH WAAAAAAH

Anonymous said...

and the beat goes on...and the world keeps turning.

everyone breathe...you'll be fine. it's one day.

Anonymous said...

SANTACON go back to Missiowasota -- NIMBY!

Michael Ivan said...

If the result is a bunch of people puking and pissing in the streets it is that bad, actually. Not to mention the fights later in the evening. You see some of them and just wonder how on earth will they make it to where home is... sad lot who need some hobbies other than the tipple.

denise sperling said...

I vote for trump tower being a huuuuge Santa Con stop this year! Yes?

Anonymous said...

Please don't let the kind of people who participate in this event ruin your day or make you alter your plans.

blue glass said...

cosmo

cb3 has received complaints
i've complained
as have several of my friends

Anonymous said...

@3:34pm: No arrests - that just tells me *somebody* is paying off the people who should be policing this event. Follow the money - who benefits from SantaCon? Are any cops owners/silent owners of bars? Who's getting $$ put into their pockets to look the other way?

Why does the NYPD not actually control this shitshow - b/c they sure as hell would if it were called "Occupy Wall Street" or "Attack Trump Tower"!

Anonymous said...

SantaCon = SantaLOSERS.

PJ said...

Santa Con is completely bogus. But get off the high horse about Occupy Wall Street.

Lest anyone forget, that turned into a literal shit show. Unsanitary conditions, sexual abuse, profiteering organizers and all sorts of unsavory hangers on. Some of whom were armed.

Santa Con is stupid and douchey. But the main thing those dopes plan on occupying is a few bars most sane people wouldn't patronize anyway...

Anonymous said...

@PJ: You are missing the point. The NYPD just doesn't police or do anything about this annual shitshow that fucks with our neighborhood.

WHY don't these people need a permit, when they take over our nabe for an entire day? Street fairs need permits, protest marches need permits, parades need permits - and "Occupy Wall Street" is something that suddenly "needed" a permit when the NYPD felt like it. Yet somehow Santacon gets away with this shit every.single.year. WHY? Who's getting paid off? I draw my own conclusion about this.

PJ said...

Point well taken.

Anonymous said...

Who's getting paid off? LOL, don't be silly.

Anonymous said...

@7:11am: HI, JIM GLASER!

Anonymous said...

I hate this event as well, but it's funny to hear East Villagers (I grew up on Avenue C in the 70's and 80's) complaining about quality of life existing only in the richest neighborhoods, when most of you are paying $3,000 a month for studios or are living in newly constructed doorman buildings.

Anonymous said...

Grateful for my warm home and being alive and well Pray for peace daily
Imagine if the santas Where mostly Mexican or Afro American some how the crowd patrol with pepper spray bombs would be out and there would be many arrests Being a native, not sure how this is allowed in our city
ALL COULD COMPLAIN TO CB 3, Mayors office & Rosie Mendez Maybe if enough complaints went in there will be no more SC YEAH

Anonymous said...

Why not post the organizer's actual address, apartment number and phone numbers so we can write and call him. I wonder how he would deal with the "noise" we could create all year round by stuffing his mail box with countless letters and phone calls all day long from noon till 8pm.