On Saturday April 28, 2012 Ethan Gorelkin celebrated his Bar Mitzvah service at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, New York and then it was onto a reception in New York City at The 40/40 Club, a luxury sports lounge/nightclub owned by hip hop mogul Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez.
One interesting twist, this party was planned by Ethan’s Dad Jason! We thank him for sharing all the details of his son’s hockey themed celebration with Mitzvah Market.
The Glenmar Studios was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured above L-R: Bar Mitzvah boy Ethan, Mom Amy, Dad Jason, Sister Sara
Ethan’s invitation was very creative, a joint effort between Lion In The Sun and EmbroidMe.
Ethan’s invite was embroidered on a hockey sock for each guest!
After Ethan’s service, his friends boarded a Designer Limousine bus headed to New York City for his celebration at The 40/40 Club.
Ethan’s hockey themed celebration was a high-energy party in a club/lounge atmosphere.
The large screens provided a perfect backdrop for the custom messages to the Gorelkins guests
Countdown to “The Making Of A Champion: The Ethan Gorelkin Story”
A large ice sculpture on the bar
Screens around the 40/40 Club with Ethan’s logo
The 40/40 Club house DJ provided the music entertainment.
Ethan makes his entrance with the DJ dancers
A jersey with his favorite number
Ethan assisting the DJ
Dad Jason, who did all the planning for Ethan’s celebration gives a speech.
At Ethan’s celebration, Brian Basile from Strong Island Styles in Glen Cove, NY gave Ethan and all his guests special buzz cuts!
For Ethan’s sign-in, Dad Jason constructed a 4’ x 6’ sheet of hockey plexi-glass with Ethan’s name and hockey number in graffiti. Markers were tied with yellow hockey laces for guests to sign.
The 40/40 Club provided the extra entertainment.
The 40/40 Club arranged for Ethan’s cake below.
Sweatshirt, blanket, jersey, pinnie and sock favors, for the young guests, were created by Lisa Gurtman.
Bracelets, provided by Brace-lets, were displayed in a hockey puck bag
Flat caps with Ethan’s initials were provided by Flexfit
Guests were treated to delicious desserts!
New York style street vendor pretzels
A Starbucks Coffee set-up
A candy bar
The following vendors helped to make Ethan’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: The 40/40 Club, 212-832-4040
Party Planner: Mitzvah Dad, Jason Gorelkin
Photographer/Videographer: The Glenmar Studio 516-484-4646
Music Entertainment: The 40/40 Club House DJ
Favors: Lisa Gurtman, 516-680-8615, email@example.com
Additional party favors: The 40/40 Club
Flat Caps: Sung Yun Cho, Flexfit, 917-538-0228, firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra party entertainment: The 40/40 Club
Haircut: Brian Basile, Strong Island Styles, 516-676-1235
Invitation: Lion in the Sun, Jane Greenberg, 631-423-5757, and EmbroidMe, 631-423-3700
Cake: The 40/40 Club
Sign-In board/Decor: Dad Jason
Dresses for family members: Amy: Saks Fifth Avenue, Sara: Alice and Olivia, 516-472-2687
Suits: Ethan: Kenny’s Men & Boys Wear 516-921-2660, Jason: Marsh’s Men Store, 631-423-1660
Hair: Meghan, Salon Entourage, 516-496-1700
Makeup: Marianne Morrison, Natural Style Cosmetics, 631-944-6184
Transportation: Designer Limousines, Port Washington, NY, 516-944-5588