The warm weather and the dramatic Manhattan skyline provided the perfect setting for hMAG’s latest mixer at Zylo, 225 River St. on Thursday, May 17. Crowds literally packed the outdoor bar area.
Perhaps it was the lure of the delicious free appetizers that were passed out during the event or maybe just the chance for the ladies to wear something nice. Whatever the reason, friends of the magazine were out in full force last night.
Zylo, a posh steakhouse located in the W Hoboken, has been keeping guest happy since they opened. The restaurant offers great specials throughout the week, including their Sunday Brunch, which has an omelet and pasta station and their Sunday night family style meals. In addition, during happy hour (4 to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday), they offer $5 select glasses of wine and half price signature cocktails.
But the free food and drink specials were clearly only part of the allure of the night. There was a buzz in the air about the musical guest of the evening. Adam Levine played rock covers to the crowd. No, not Adam Levine from Maroon 5, but Hoboken’s Adam Levine! Levine, a seasoned performer, kept the crowds entertained.
Guests were also particularly generous towards the selected charity – the Wallace Primary School. This week’s raffle raised $1000 for the school. Publisher Joe Mindak thanked attendees for their generosity and not to mention, the generosity of the local businesses that donated gifts for the raffle.
Raffle winners won gift certificates to Hair Cult, Go Row Studios, Dentique, among others. One lucky guest, Alan Skontra, won a box of perfume donated by Midtown Authentic.
Mindak reminded guests to save the date for hMAG’s third annual music festival, which will be held on August 18th at Pier A Park.
Tiffany Shenman, founder of the Hoboken Happy Hour Group, was pleased that there was so much money raised for the school. Hoboken Happy Hour Group co-sponsored the mixer at Zylo.
“This is my first personal event since the fire,” said Shenman. “It feels good to be back out. It makes me really happy to raise money for someone else.”
Shenman is one of the victims of the 300 Washington Street fire. Residents of the fire lost their homes and their belongings. Shenman and other residents recently thanked the community for all the support and help they received during a difficult time.
“It’s a great cause and a great way to pay it forward,” said Shenman.
So until next time Hoboken, keep up the good work. We hope to see you at our next mixer! For information on how you can get involved as a sponsor or host, please email: Diana@hmag.com.