San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This is the real saint nicholas party, santa claus is based on good ole saint nick.
Nicholas was the nephew of the bishop of Myra many moons ago when the Ottoman Empire ruled the mediterrean seas. Nicholas did not have children of his own but he knew about this poor man who had 3 daughters and did not have enough money for a dowry or presents to shower his fabulous children. So what did Nicholas do, for 3 consecutive nights he play ring-a-ding ditch where he would knock on the front and leave a bag of gold and ran away. The 3rd night he got caught and soon the whole town knew about this generous deed and when his uncle the bishop died, he followed his footsteps but never lost his love for giving and made all the children happy in Myra by leaving them presents in bags which is still done today in the countries of Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. He became known as SAINT NICK!!!
So now you know the real story, lets focus on why Saint Nick is famous and follow his footsteps by sharing our national candy and come together on Saint Nick's Eve which is Friday December 5th at Cafe Prague.
NLBorrels will provide some pepernoten, marzepan, Dutch Chocolate letters, but It won't be enough for everyone as last year we had over 100 people to show up! So as there is NO COVER. Feel free to bring some delicous candy/chocolate/cookies from your region to share with everyone. We will have a huge table to try all the fun international candy of the world!!!!
6PM-7PM Saint Nick Songs
8PM-9PM 80's and International Dance
9PM-11PM The Czech and Polish Groups of SF will join in the fun for some good Eurpean Electronic and Deep House Music. You will feel like your in IBIZA and if you don't like loud music, there is entire alley with chairs, tables where you can have your delicatessen and beverage and speak to people from different countries.
We wish you a happy Saint Nick and see you Friday December 5th, Bring your friends!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for table reservations (birthdays,etc) we will make something special for you at no cost!
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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
As we will drink (beer and wine only) please take public transportation, parking is free after 6PM but check the signs
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring goodies, cant bring bring your own booze
When & Where
Eurocircle,NLBorrels, Marc van Brabant
http://www.EuroCircle.com/ is an informal community for European professionals & Europhiles & Expats (= interest or heritage in Europe)founded by Kaisa Kokkonen from Finland in New York City on Jan 11 1999 - married or single - with almost 100,000 members worldwide run by volunteers in different cities. With no political, religious or ethnic affiliations, EuroCircle.com is a place where you can exchange ideas, tips, professional contacts, make friends and more. You can meet people offline at our local events, online through the membership features or via the forums. EuroCircle has many "Circles" worldwide from New York, Rome, Milan to Los Angeles.
Dutch Organization invented for People who Love the Netherlands and love to mingle and meet other Dutch People.
Marc van Brabant:
Original from the Nethelands has traveled the world and has played over 20 counties. At the age 14 he amazed fellow dutch dj's by mixing tapes on his Akai Tape Decks at high school dances. He commented that it was easy as the Akai tape decks at an automatic search button on it so no biggie. After moving up to cd players he still had a search for knowledge and studied for his master's in England, when he was not studying he was a bottle collector for Gate Crasher in the U.K. He collected the best bottles but he was always listening to the sounds of Pete Tong, Marco V and other top dj's. Then he made a break to start his dj career in a small pub in england where there was more fighting than dancing but here he found a niche what music stimilates violence and what induces love.
After a lot of the latter and a Master's in International Business Marc van Brabant decided to fight for his country as a Naval Officer and became inspired with all the Arabic beats surrounding him. Then at the height of the Gulf War, MVB moved to the USA to fill the deep need for Arabic and Persian DJ's. Many were too terrified to even play anything foreign sounding. But Marc van Brabant was not scared for any enemy especially an enemy of good music. He put a Euro Beat to the Best Persian and Arabic Music he acquired and within months the fans were speaking Farci to him as they thought he must be one of us as his knowledge of the music was beyond realization. Marc van Brabant became the no.1 Persian Arabic DJ with a blend of Dutch Electronic in Northern California for 7 years.
Then in 2004, Marc realized that he was from the Netherlands and after meeting with a friend who had a Hardwell mix, he realized that it was his Patriotic duty to introduce the rich Dutch Electronic sound to America. This was a failing endeavor and became the most hated DJ for the general clubs as they had never heard of Chuckie, AfroJack, and Hardwell. But as a true fighter he kept on mixing his Dutch Ideal Music into his American requests of Billy Jean and Various Sold out hip hop artists. So as the pioneer of the Dutch Electronic Sound in SF he only felt relief in the annual Queensday party he organizes together with other dutch organizations. There a launch of Electronic music splurged after he DJ'ed on Union Square for 4000 people with his Dutch DJ's ensemble of Nickie Romero, Quintin, and old skool dj Jean. So many questions where in the air and so many people realized that they do in fact love Electronic Music in the USA.
So everybody who had money bought laptops, Serato and Shazaamed MVB's music and tried to imitate his style and for 4 years it worked as the crowds just liked the music and the auto synched Serato beats however the audience is a more music educated audience and are not satisfied with 2 minute song mixed copycats. They need to have their envelope pushed to the musical frontiers. This is good news for Marc van Brabant as his not so good beat matches is no match to the 2 min addj's however his style plus his front forward thinking will always give the listener more excitement and a story told by his music as it was a beautiful passionate dream
Marc van Brabant laughs at his critics and just remarks that I have never DJ'ed where there was no fight or kissing going on the dance floor. I prefer kissing but i would rather have people fight then be drones to mass produced music. He agrees that there is a certain passion for him to get the right song as he researches for weeks at a time to simply attain the best recorded remix he heard of a sound track of an independent film from the 1980's. It is the search is 100 percent of the work the pressing of the button of a cd player is none. So if you want to hear some fun come check out Marc van Brabant, just his life story is fun enough to listen to. jimmy of online music enthusiast media.