The Little People Party is now FULL TIME!

The Little People Party

is now FULL TIME!
Monday ~ Friday 10AM – 5PM

15th Annual NY Burlesque Festival, 2nd Oddities Market and The Sons & Heirs Halloween Show!


Hello New York,
It’s been a minute since our last newsletter, hope everyone is doing well and still loving NYC! SHAW Promotion has been focusing a lot of energy on it’s new children’s entertainment company, The Little People Party, and the full time residency we have The Backyard in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you have small tots ages 0-3 years of age or know of anyone with kids, please check out THE LITTLE PEOPLE PARTY!

Although I have been spending much of my time with The Little People Party, SHAW Promotion is still in full swing, focusing more on the marketing end of the nightlife and branding plus some very cool events in NYC as always. Coming up we have the 15th Annual NY Burlesque Festival at multiple venues, the 2nd Oddities Flea Market curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn (Syfy channel’s “Oddities”) at Brooklyn Bazaar, and The Sons & Heirs, Cemetry Gates: A Smiths & Morrissey Halloween Show at The Bell House, you can read all about it on the newsletter below.

We also like to introducing a new and exciting guerrilla marketing service we are now offering, which we activated for both the full time grand re-opening of The Little People Party and NY Burlesque Festival. Check out the bicycle billboard advertising, with customized 6′ x 7′ doubled sided banners with brand ambassadors riding around town and posting up at high traffic areas, all completed with live GPS tracking so you know where you are catching eyeballs! Please email if you are interested in this new service that’s guaranteed to generate tons of impressions and curiosity for your events and brands.

Alright, thank you for reading, take care each other and have fun in NYC!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.


Pontani Sisters & Thirsty Girl Productions
The 15th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Thursday September 21 ~ Sunday September 24, 2017
Celebrating over a Decade, of Glitter and Glamour in Gotham with over 100 performers from around the Globe!

The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it’s premiere in 2003. This September marks the 14th year for this celebrated event, and producers, Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions will once again, serve up 4 nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at four of NYC’s hottest nightclubs. Bringing together over 2,700 enthusiastic audience members who, in addition to enjoying tassels and tail feathers will be entertained by live music, international DJ’s, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque bazaar where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, and lingerie!


Thursday September 21: The Teaser Party
The Bell House
149 7th street, Brooklyn NY 11215
VIP Doors 6PM, GA door 6:30PM, Show 8PM
Buy Tickets NOW!

CLICK HERE to see all the performers!


Friday, September 22: The Premiere Party
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn NY 11211
Doors 6PM, show 8PM
Buy Tickets NOW!


Saturday, September 23: The Saturday Spectacular
B.B. King’s
237 West 42nd Street, NYC 10036
Doors 6PM, Show, 7PM
Buy Tickets NOW!


Sunday, September 24: The Burlesque Bazaar, Legend Panel and Showcase
The Tippler inside Chelsea market
425 West 15th St, New York, NY 10011
3PM Legends Panel with GABRIELLA MAZE (SC)
4PM Burlesque Showcase


Sunday, September 24: The Golden Pastie Awards
The Highline Ballroom
431 West 16th Street, NYC, 10011
Get tickets NOW!


4 Day VIP
Access to all events, exclusive merchandise discounts, prime seating and much more!
Get tickets NOW!


Thirsty Girl Productions

For more info:


Saturday September 30 – Sunday October 1, 2017
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
11AM – 6PM
General public at 12PM on both Saturday and Sunday.
$3 at the door, cash only. Children 10 and under are free.

2nd Oddities Flea Market
Curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn

Following the overwhelming success of the first Oddities Market, Ryan and Regina Cohn are returning to the Brooklyn Bazaar for a 2 DAY EVENT!! Inside, you’ll find a wonderful assemblage of vendors bringing you all sorts of peculiar items. Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, jewelry, one of a kind art, bizarre flair, and much more.

To access the event before the crowds on both dates we are offering a limited amount of VIP tickets via Atlas Obscura. This ticket offers you early entry at 11:00am. You will skip the lines, avoid the crowds, and have early access to the best selections of goods of 43 vendors. Please click the link below to purchase tickets:

Brooklyn Bazaar also has a plethora of amazing offerings. Our event will feature three floors of vendors, two ATMs on site (most vendors DO accept credit cards & cash), The “Golden Brown” restaurant, and three bars with specialty drinks! Restrooms are located on both the upper floor & Lower level. There are no restrooms on the main floor.

This event closes its doors to incoming visitors at 5:30PM SHARP to make sure that all of the visitors already inside are able to make their final purchases and exit. Please take this into consideration when planning your visit.

Check out all the vendors on the Facebook event page!


Friday October 27, 2017
The Bell House
149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
$16 early advance tickets through September 30th!
$20 Advance, $24 Day of Show
Get advance tickets HERE!
Doors 8PM, show 9PM

The Sons & Heirs presents
Cemetry Gates: A Smiths & Morrissey Halloween

Belligerent Ghouls!
Meet us at the Cemetry Gates on Friday, October 27th, for a uniquely Smiths & Morrissey Halloween show at our home stage, The Bell House in Brooklyn. Limited discounted “early bird” tickets are available in September only, grab them now at ticketfly. Costumes are welcome, as are gladioli. Special recognition for the best Johnny Marr outfit. We’ll also celebrate his birthday, which falls on 10.31.2017
The Sons & Heirs


The Sons & Heirs
(A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey)

With special guest
Masters & Servants (A Tribute To Depeche Mode)


Here’s what the world is saying about The Sons & Heirs:

The best NYC-based Smiths tribute band…singer “Ronnissey” and guitarist “Ravi Marr” do fine impressions of the original Manchester rock icons.” – New York Post

…these guys love the band, and they’re really passionate about it.” – Andy Rourke, The Smiths

The Sons & Heirs visually and musically approximate The Smiths in their prime.” – Jerusalem Post

The Smiths will never re-form…so for most fans The Sons & Heirs are the closest they will ever get.” – The Daily Beast

Our hearts are full and our stage is yours.

Love, The Sons & Heirs

The Sons & Heirs

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Freedom Party NYC 90s Jam at Irving Plaza!

Hello, kick start your Summer the right way! we are excited to tell you about this Sunday’s 90’s JAM, presented by the Freedom Party and Live Nation. See all the detail below, and happy long weekend!

Sunday May 28, 2017
Irving Plaza
17 Irving Pl, New York, NY
Early bird $10. (While supplies last.)*
Get advance tickets HERE!
$500 Best 90s Dress Contest
11PM – 4AM
All ages

The Freedom Party NYC presents
90’s Jam

2nd Place = VIP Bottle Service + Free Passes for 5
3rd Place = Free passes for 5

On Sunday, May 28th, Memorial Day Weekend, The Freedom Party® NYC joins forces with Live Nation to bring you their annual big bangin’ bananas off-the-hook 90s Jam!!! One of NYC’s most legendary live-music venues will come alive with all your favorite hits from the 90s, be it hip-hop, rock, reggae, R&B, pop or house, all night long! Make sure you come correct in 90s gear–you could WIN $500 CASH MONEY!!!!!!!! (Runner up gets VIP bottle service for 5, and third place 5 free passes to a future Freedom party.) IT’S ON AND POPPIN’!!!!!!!!!


Herbert Holler, Marc Smooth and DJ Cosi
Freedom Party DJs

BIRTHDAYS = 2 free passes with proof your b-day’s within one week of the party!!!
Email to confirm!!! (Limited availability.)

Please email Marc Smooth,

SIGN UP FOR The Freedom Party and be on the lookout for discount codes:

HOSTED BY artist/dancer/filmmaker
Savior Elmundo!!!

Comfy but cute. 90s gear suggested.

WINNER: “Best Dance Party” — Village Voice
WINNER: “Best Party (Peoples Choice)” — Papermag
WINNER: “Best Party Nationwide (Runner Up)” — URB Mag

The Freedom Party® is NYC’s most legendary old-school dance party! Created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth, Freedom’s purpose is to bring different people together through a classic NYC dance party. Playing predominantly hits from the 80s, 90s and 2000s, be it hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, reggae or house, Freedom fills its dance floor with people from all walks of life, all ethnicities, races, creeds and colors, from all over the world, looking to have fun, celebrate life, make new friends and be free.


For more info
The Freedom Party official site
The Freedom Party on Twitter
The Freedom Party on Facebook
The Freedom Party on Instagram
The Freedom Party on Youtube
The Freedom Party on Mixcloud
The Freedom Party on Soundcloud


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Check out the featured upcoming events!

Wednesday May 31, 2017
THUMP & Old Blue Last present Jubilee Magic City 3’ Release Party at Good Room

Saturday June 17, 2017
The Return of the Rock n Roll Girlie Show! at Gold Sounds

Friday June 23, 2017
Rocksoff presents The Slackers Concert Cruise w. DJ Queen Majesty

Thursday July 6 – Friday July 7, 2017
Caravan Palace NYC Shows

The Little People Party NEW Spring Hours!

The Little People Party NEW Spring Hours!

Voted “one of the BEST new kids parties in 2016” by Mommy Poppins!

 Check out our Facebook page for updates, fun videos and photos!


Cutty Sark at The American Legion w. DJ Jonathan Toubin, DJ Mikey Palms and More!

Hey guys, we are excited to tell you about a really cool party this Thursday, March 30 – Cutty Sark at the Legion. Check out all the details below and RSVP for your free entry, see you there!


Thursday March 30, 2017

The Legion
193 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE with RSVP to
7PM – 10PM

Cutty Sark presents


DJ Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train)

DJ Mikey Palms


Mike & Jeff of Black Gold Records


Inaugural 40th Anniversary 2017 Arm Wrestling Contests by NYC Arms


*Cutty Sark Open Bar
*Heroes from Defonte’s of Redhook


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Also check out these upcoming events!

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Mockstrocity Tour ft. Mac Sabbath & Metalachi w. Okilly Dokilly at Le Poisson Rouge

Saturday April 1, 2017
Salif Keita ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ Live at The Town Hall

Friday April 21, 2017
FIXED w. Tensnake, JDH & Dave P, and Love Injection at Good Room

Saturday April 22 – Sunday April 23, 2017
The 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo at Brooklyn Expo Center

Sunday May 14, 2017
Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque at Le Poisson Rouge

New York Hot Jazz Camp



Kostume Kult Lunar Valentine, The Sons & Heirs Unlovable, Glamdammit, House of Deveraux, Noura Mint Seymali, Grammy Viewing Party and MORE!

To see the entire newsletter please click HERE!

Hello New York,
Can you feel that? That’s love in the air. New Yorker’s in general, as much as we pretend to ignore each other, actually have so much love for one another as a city and we want to say we love you all. And because we do, we’re starting our newsletter with a very sexy Ticket Giveaway! On Saturday February 18, 2017 the Wasabassco is back with another star studded House of Deveraux featuring Amanda Whip, Penny Wren, Mr. Gorgeous, Poison Ivory, Stormy Leather, Ivory Fox, Jezebel Express, Essence Revealed and Angie Pontani!


Check out our featured Valentine’s events HERE!

Kostume Kult’s “Year of the Rooster” Lunar Valentine Party at Union Square Ballroom
Dances of Vice presents Venetian Valentine Commedia Masked Ball at Grand Prospect Hall
The Little People Party Valentine’s Sock Hop at The Backyard
6th Annual Unloveable: A Smiths & Morrissey Valentine’s w. The Sons & Heirs at The Bell House
Fueled By Love: Benefit Concert for the Pipeline Resistance
Freehold Brooklyn presents Zoolander Bingo Valentine’s Day
A Valentine for the Cause w. Vivienne Eastwood & Adolescence + DJs at Our Wicked Lady

Let Me Kiss You – The Sons and Heirs – Valentine’s Day 2016

On Friday February 17, Twig The Wonderkid is back with the monthly Glamdammit party with Spike Polite & Sewage NYC live at Gold Sounds and its FREE! I have been going to Glamdammit since day one at Rififi’s, its hard to believe Twig has been going hard for 12+ years.. Support your local Glam Rock revolution, support your local bands and parties, go to GLAMDAMMIT!

Here at SHAW Promotion we work with variety of fun genres and we are excited to be working with World Music Institute for the first time on their Noura Mint Seymali concert at Le Poisson Rouge.  Click HERE For more info & tickets, check out her beautiful on the video below.

Noura Mint Seymali – Na Sane

Need somewhere awesome to watch the Grammy’s? Brooklyn Bazaar is holding a viewing party on Sunday, February 12 in the Banquet Hall stuffed with arcade games and pool tables. Brooklyn Star restaurant and doors are at 6PM and Ommegang Brewery is sponsoring FREE beer from 7PM-8PM during the E! Red Carpet pre Grammy show plus there will be fun Grammy themed games!

Lastly.. Our old friend Igor from is doing a new book of Instant Nude Photography. If you pre order it through kickstarter it comes with a free signed print. Igor recently visited our new venture The Little People Party Halloween edition and took some great photos of our kids, I promised to repay him one day, however I didn’t realize it would be like this. Baby pics for nude pics, we are still keeping it fun and real. Click here for Igor’s Instaxxx: A Book Of Nude Instant Photos’ Kickstarter!! (NSFW)

Before we wrap up, I want you to SAVE THE DATE for a very special event at the Brooklyn Bazaar, The First Annual Oddities Flea Market, on Sunday, March 12 from 11AM-6PM.  Vendors like Atlas Obscura, Ryan Matthew Cohn, Blood Milk Jewelry, and Alamo Drafthouse will be among the 2 levels of bizarre goods offered for sale.  Get there early as the venue will definitely fill up with the $2 admission sold at the door.

Check out the rest of the newsletter for all the upcoming events!  Thank you for reading,  till next time!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Michael T Turning 50! aka Mid Life Crisis Birthday Bash at Beauty Bar

Hello New York,
Today we are sending out a rare dedicated email for a very special New York nightlife legend, Michael T‘s 50th birthday bash. Since I started SHAW Promotion in 2003, I have been worked on and been involved in countless Michael T. birthday parties; I am always honored to be invited to the birthday dinners with different walks of his life.

Michael T. has been a huge part in putting me and SHAW Promotion on the map in the NYC nightlife, I had the pleasure to work on some of the best parties of NYC produced by Michael such as Broadcast, Rated X, Oh! You Pretty Things, Bowie vs Elvis, and the infamous Motherf*cker parties. I have learned a lot from working with “Mother” and I am also grateful to call him a friend.

The original crew
The OG

I remember just like yesterday when we helped promote Michael T’s 40th birthday.  Im pretty sure that was the first time I actually found out his age.


Here is a little blurb Michael wrote for our SHAW newsletter readers:


Dear Boys, Girls those who are a little of both or none of the previously stated.

It’s been quite a journey. I’ve been involved in Nightlife for nearly 30 years.
My first night at a club was in 1983. That night, I started by seeing Billy Idol in Long Island and ended up at The Ritz…dancing with one contact lens. My brother, poked his finger into my eye right before we got out of the car. Perhaps, an omen of sorts?

At any rate, there are many crazy stories that have occurred since then..some funny, some not, others hard to even categorize. I have worked with an endless amount of people and although I’d like to thank all or’s simply, not possible, apologies, nothing personal. However, here are a few notables:
Michael Stewart, Justine D, Johnny T, Georgie Seville, Theo Kogan, Twig the Wonderkid, Chi Chi Valenti, Andy Shaw, Mark Christopher, Matt James and the rest of “The Vanities” Miss Guy, Misstress Formika, and Pepper Mint.

Last but certainly not least, my Mom. My anchor, my everything in life.

I wish I had something “profound” to say but I don’t. Sometimes, simplicity, I suppose, is the best. So, with that, for all of you boys and girls that have supported me in some capacity for nearly 30 years…THANK YOU!

This Wednesday, January, 18th. I turn 50 years old! It’s a more than a little queer considering I still act like I’m 15 and think it’s 1982…forever. Any-hoo, I plan on having quite the little blow-out [at beauty bar] I’d be very honored and a little humbled [not a typical character trait of mine] if some of you could stop by and say hello at some point.

In closing, it’s been quite a trip. Let’s see where “Part II” of my life takes me.

Lustfully yours,
Michael/Mother T.


Well, there you have it, from the Mother himself. Check out the birthday bash details below, I think pretty much EVERYONE is going to be there and you should too.


Header photo by Johan Vipper.

Michael T “Turning It” at 50th / Mid Life Crisis Birthday Bash!

Wednesday January 18, 2017
The Beauty Bar
231 E 14th St, New York, NY
Doors 10PM

 Michael T. celebrates his 50th Birthday with an All-Star Revue

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mother is turning 50!!
Come to Beauty Bar on Wednesday, January 18th to celebrate all my ridiculous antics rolled into one legendary night!!

Both rooms will be open with different DJ’s.
Shows at 11:30PM, 12:30AM and 1:30AM ..all in the back.

2 4 1 Drinks from 10 – 11PM

Front Room DJs spin 45’s all nite.
Hayden Brereton aka “Kool Thing”, Lou Valentine, Justine D. Gregg Van Vranken aka “The Dutchman”, Josh Styles & Sophie Thunder-Murphy, Mike N Stein, Charles Gaskins, Massimo Damiano Scoditti and Michael Stewart. Spinning: powere pop, junk shop glam, punk, soul, garage and girl groups!

Back Room DJs
Craig Shifty, Angel Santana aka ” DJ Arch Angel”, Justin Miller [DFA Records], Mike Greco, Sammy Jo, and Michael T Spinning: Disco, New Wave and Sass inflected tunes!


1st set: 11:30PM
Smokey Chanteuse Ladies featuring Velocity Chyaldd, L. Gabrielle Penabaz aka “St. Eve” and Straw Berryfields

2nd set 12:30AM
Sleight of Hand Fantasy by Adam Cardone & The Great Dubini

3rd set 1:30AM
And the Colored Girls LIP-SYNC! with Stephanie Stone, Keisha Aviance, Ricky TheJones, Celso Satori and the one and only Miss Peppermint!

Hostesses with the Mostesses are
Twig the Wonderkid, Miss Tiffany Leigh, Eddie Black and Ashley Bad

Ten-Dollar Martini & Manicure Special by
Rachael Warner & Melanie Zafferona

Also celebrating their birthdays:
Ronnie Wheeler & Yana Chupenko, Sean Dougherty and Christopher Smith

Dress code:
Rock n Roll Decadence, Cokey Disco Chic, Voluminous Hair, Red Nails & Red 70’s Porn Star Lip Gloss. BOOTS for MEN!

Slinging it behind the bar: Brock Michael Napoli & Joe O’Donoghue

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Other featured events:
1.18 & 1.25.2017





Winter JazzFest, David Bowie Tribute, Benefit for Planned Parenthood, Perturbator, Wasabassco’s House of Deveraux and MORE!

I hope you all had an amazing time ringing in the New Year, saying “so long!” to 2016.  Starting out with 2017 news, the NYC Winter JazzFest is back, starting on January 5 ~ January 10, taking place at multiple venues throughout the city. The WJF upholds the continued mission to showcase top quality jazz to industry professionals, avid jazz fans, and new audiences year after year! Click HERE to see all the details!

Michael T and Twig the Wonderkid are starting 2017 with the Golden Years : A Tribute to David Bowie at The Delancey. This is the ultimate tribute covering everything Bowie from beginning to end.

“Low” will be played in its entirety in celebration of its 40th Anniversary- 7PM

“Cracked Actor” documentary screening – 7:45PM

The Hound Dogs tribute to ELVIS PRESLEY with guest singers – Downstairs 8PM

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” concert screening – 8:45PM

Michael T and the Vanities Berlin Bowie [1976-1980] tribute – Downstairs 9PM

Michael T and the Vanities 80’s Bowie [1981-1987] tribute with guest singers – Downstairs 10:15PM

Michael T and the Vanities Glam Bowie [1971-1974] tribute with guest singers – Downstairs 11:15PM

Michael T, Twig the Wonderkid, DJ Sean Templar, and Clash City Baz spin All-Bowie All-Nite + 2 for 1 well drinks from 10-11PM and 2-3AM!

Just like most of Michael T’s parties, there are quite a few different tiers of admissions, click HERE for all details!

This month there are three important shows at C’mon Everybody; #WithHer
A benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund. Starting on Wednesday January 11 and the two following Wednesdays. I certainly would hope that most of you understand the importance of Planned Parenthood and the resourceful benefits it brings to women everywhere. Let’s help support the good cause, click HERE for info on all three shows!

Thank you for reading, be sure to check out the rest of the newsletter or SHAW CALENDAR for all upcoming events.

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Happy 2017!! SHAW PROMOTION New Year’s Eve Edition!

Hello everyone,
Hope you all had a nice holiday weekend and are gearing up for the biggest party night of the year to leave the dreadful 2016 behind. We are going into our 14th year with SHAW Promotion and I would like to thank all our clients, vendors, staff / street team / project managers (national and regional) and friends and family for your love, hard work, and support. We look forward to work and party with you in 2017!

Please check out this newsletter for all SHAW events from today leading into your New Years Eve, or you can check out our events calendar ->

Thank you for reading and your continues support, here’s a toast to 2017, HAPPY NEW YEAR from the SHAW family!!

Coney Island Laser Shows Winter Wonderland, Fred Perry Something In The Way Show, Freehold Holiday Market, Brooklyn Bazaar and MORE

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Hey New York City,
Get ready, because ’tis the season and we got some holiday parties coming your way. Jumping off, our friends at Coney Island Laser Shows have been working really hard to bring you their holiday show this weekend, the Winter Wonderland! Featuring Holiday themed laser light and video shows: Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Winter Wonderland shopping village plus Mr. Cyclone’s antique pre-war toy trains and photos with Santa! Bring a date, bring your friends or the whole family, get advance tickets HERE to guaranteed entry!  THIS AIN’T YOUR PARENTS LASERS SHOW…

Click on the banner below to see the show schedule for both Saturday and Sunday!

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of my favorite clothing brands in the past including Dr. Martens and Ben Sherman. This year, we are thrilled to be working with another one of my all time favorite, Fred Perry (thanks for all the shirts!). On Wednesday, December 14, Fred Perry and Run For Cover  joined force to present you: “Something In The Way 2016”  NYC Show at Webster Hall, 3 stages with bands including Modern Baseball, Basement, and more! For more updates and tickets, click on the banner below or check out


For all the fun parties, free movie screening and shows at Brooklyn Bazaar, Dances of Vice Disco Dukeout, Good Room holiday party with Love Tempo and JDH and SHAW Promotion’s new project; The Little People Party and our Family Festivus holiday party and more, check out our the rest of this newsletter and out event calendar page!

Thank you for reading and have happy holidays, we will be back for our NYE edition newsletter in 2 weeks. 

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.