Nate and I had a great time yesterday playing for the Betaday convention at Long Island City’s Foundry. The event began with presentations by innovative software developers in the Foundry’s beautiful atrium. Then the party began on the rooftop lounge, with its stunning view of the Manhattan skyline and 59th Street Bridge. The atmosphere was relaxed as these young techies chilled and networked over a beer and lobster rolls. Nate and I entertained them with pop tunes like Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and some Classic Rock faves like White Room by Cream, which sounds unusually good on Cello and Acoustic! Also cut a bossa groove with Jobim standards like Corcovado, which took the sunset gathering to a deeper level of chill….. Looking forward to more summer sunsets at venues like the Foundry!
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Last weekend we had the pleasure of returning to the lovely venue in Long Island City, The Foundry (http://www.thefoundry.info/) This is a great spot that should definitely be a consideration for any couple looking at getting married in the NYC area. They have indoor AND outdoor portions to the venue and everything seems very well organized. Penguin Wedding Music was hired for their ceremony, and although it was VERY windy (my stand actually almost blew over during the prelude music!) we were able to help them make their day special. One of the tracks that they requested specially from Penguin Wedding Music was a cello and guitar rendition of Purcell’s Rondeau. Listen to a snippet of the recording below!
Air On G
Rondeau – Purcell
Also, while the picture I took of Steven warming up doesn’t quite do the space justice, you can see that they have a beautiful outdoor area perfect for a ceremony.
So this week I believe I won the prize for the worst picture taken at a wedding with the blurry pic below. It is sad considering how beautiful of a wedding and what a great venue this is. The Foundry in Long Island City (also known as just lic) is rated as the top wedding venue in New York City according to about.com . This is no small feat in a city with thousands of venues. The Foundry is actually a 19th century metal foundry that was converted into a beautiful event space. The staff had things together enough to the extent that the event seemed stress free. This is more uncommon than it should be at many venues!
We played the ceremony in the main area which is lush and green but with a cool industrial kind of vibe. Then we played the cocktail hour in the room next door which is supposedly a new room. The dinner which we did not play looked like it was happening in a large tent outside of those two rooms. I can see how this is one of the top venues in the city if you are looking for a slightly non traditional kind of venue. There were probably around 100 people there and the space felt quite full.
The songs we played for the ceremony were:
Can’t Help Falling In Love for the bride
In My Life for wedding party
Viva La Vida by Coldplay for the recessional.