Event Inspiration

Cha Cha's Bat Mitzvah

Friends, let us tell you about this bat mitzvah. Our venue is known for hosting great parties, and this celebration was no exception. From the pops of hot pink to the Chanel logos, Cha Cha and her team of vendors worked tirelessly to transform our event space into a chic and glamorous night club fit for a diva.

Scroll down for more photos captured by the fabulous Jennifer Weisbord.

Cha Cha's Bat Mitzvah Ceremony

The evening kicked off with an intimate ceremony in our theater. Hot pink uplighting and twinkle lights gave guests a taste of the glamour to come in the reception.

Event Decorations
Hot Pink Lighting
Catering

Certé kept hungry guests happy and fed all night long.

Event Entertainment

EK Productions kept the energy alive all night with dancing, singing, and plenty of fist pumping.

Dancing

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day, Cha Cha!

Event Planning by Deena Parnass Kleinman
Photography by Jennifer Weisbord
Catering by Certé
Entertainment by EK Productions

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Alumni Events at HELEN MILLS

Alumni events are wonderful occasions where former classmates get together to relive the glory of college, network, and form new relationships.

Whether you are looking to plan a formal presentation, or throw a casual mixer, The HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater is a versatile, all-inclusive, and convenient location for your next alumni get together.

Alumni event group photo
Alumni event mingling
Alumni event seating

Our 4,000 sq. ft. event space offers state-of-the-art sound and digital-video projection systems, as well as high-speed, wireless Internet.

Alumni event custom signage

Our street-level entrance offers fun and unexpected branding options, so your guests immediately feel school spirit before ever entering the event!

one hundred forty seat theater available for alumni events

Connected to the Event Space is our intimate 140-seat Theater, including a large stage and green room. The theater is equipped with surround sound, HD projection, theatrical lighting, and more to create the perfect space for your next presentation, panel, and more.

Event bar area set up

At HELEN MILLS, we can take care of your catering, beverage, furniture, audio visual needs, and more!

Contact Us to learn more about hosting your alumni events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

Revenge of the Nerds

What is the best way to celebrate both your spouse's and your birthdays? What if you also want to fold in the celebratration of your wedding anniversary? Quiet dinner at a posh restaurant? Backyard barbecue with your closest friends and family? How about revisiting the glory of college and throwing an all-night fraternity kegger?!

That is exactly what this couple did with the help of Florie Huppert Design and a team of incredibly talented vendors.

We're stoked to share these photos from a totally 80's "Revenge of the Nerds" party.

Revenge of the Nerds entrance signage
Food and drink setup
Stools and barrels
Revenge of the Nerds guest costumes
DJ, custom lighting and guests
Revenge of the Nerds event collage

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Event Design and Coordination, Florie Huppert Design
Photography, Courtney Collins
Catering, Matchbox Catering
Window Graphics,
Chief Graphix

4 Creative Ideas for Your Company Summer Party

As the weather warms up, it's time to begin planning your company Summer parties. There are certain elements we all expect at these events; namely good food, good drinks, and a great venue. When it comes to surprising your coworkers, however, it's easy to feel stumped.

Knowing how much pressure there is to stand out from other events, the HELEN MILLS team collected some fun ideas to help you as your plan not only your Summer parties, but any throughout the year.

Let's get started!

Company Movie Night

Does your team sometimes get burnt out on high-energy, loud parties? Why not switch things up and book a private movie screening for your crew? With 140 seats, the HELEN MILLS Theater offers an intimate, comfortable, and alternative way to spend your company outing.

Movie night in the theater

With HD projection and 5.1 Cinema Surround Sound, you can offer your team a night at the movies without the exorbitant ticket prices, teens on their cellphones, and chatterbox neighbors commenting on every scene.

Set up snacks and drinks for guests to enjoy during the movie. Photo from    this    post.

Set up snacks and drinks for guests to enjoy during the movie. Photo from this post.

 

Gif and Video Booths

Who hasn't attended a party with a photo booth? Whether it be a wedding, Mitzvah, or holiday party, we all have our signature "four poses" down to a science. Yes, photo strips are cute and retro, but in the age of ever evolving technology it's important to take advantage of all the latest and greatest gadgets.

Companies like OM now offer several different types of photo and video booths, offering guests a creative outlet to show off your killer party.

 

Edible Floral Arrangements

There's no denying that flowers are a beautiful way to instantly liven up the look of your event, but at the end of the evening you experience a crisis over what to do with your left-over arrangements. It isn't always reasonable to have your guests take the centerpieces home with them, and letting hundreds of dollars of flowers get thrown away can feel like a knife to the heart. If this sounds at all familiar, you should check out companies like Baked Bouquet, a "Bakery Florist" that offers sweet treats in the form of floral arrangements. 

Baked Bouquet creates stunning creations that will have you guests asking, "These are cupcakes?!

 

Floral arrangements
 

LED Furniture

You've spent time and effort on creating the perfect setup for your party, so why let your tables fade into the background? Our friends at Cerf carry a large selection of LED tables and more to help you create a vibrant affair. 

L.E.D. furniture lighting

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

Rock your Voice, Woman! Inspiring a Community to Be Heard

On Saturday, January 14th, HELEN MILLS hosted the LIVE Rock Your Voice, Woman! event.; a daylong seminar aimed at empowering women in finding their voices and transforming the world through their communities, businesses, and personal lives. 

Rock Your Voice, Woman! utilized both the theater and event space to bring their message to life. The intimacy and versatility of the venue lent itself to the various aspects of the day’s agenda, and the program featured an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and vendor booths.  Through this event, attendees engaged and connected with some of the biggest voices in women’s thought leadership. 

The immersive experience guided guests in mapping out a path towards their own aspirations.  By the end of the day, the voice of the female community was quite a bit louder!

The HELEN MILLS Event Space ready for arrivals! The hot pink wall wash and floral centerpieces set the tone.

The HELEN MILLS Event Space ready for arrivals! The hot pink wall wash and floral centerpieces set the tone.

Vendor booths provide literature and products to spark inspiration.

Vendor booths provide literature and products to spark inspiration.

CEO & Founder of  Rock It Out Woman , Christine Miskinis, takes the stage for a powerful presentation.

CEO & Founder of Rock It Out Woman, Christine Miskinis, takes the stage for a powerful presentation.

Guests participate in a Q&A session in the HELEN MILLS Theater.

Guests participate in a Q&A session in the HELEN MILLS Theater.

After lunch, the event space transforms into three breakout sessions. Coaches capture the guests’ attention through engaging activities.

After lunch, the event space transforms into three breakout sessions. Coaches capture the guests’ attention through engaging activities.

To the beats of DJ Bumi, women join hands and connect in celebration of their community.

To the beats of DJ Bumi, women join hands and connect in celebration of their community.

Planning an Event?    Contact Us     to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events   here   .      Partners of the  Rock Your Voice, Woman!  event include:   Christine Miskinis, Founder Rock Your Voice Woman at  RockItOutWoman.com   Vanessa Canas, Event Management at  VanessaCanas.com   Monika Broz, Photographer at  MonikaBroz.com   Bastille Flowers & Events at  Bastille.com   Chef Angela Lowe at  ChefAngelaLowe.com   Video & Social Media Publicity: Brooke & Jason Rash at  TheSocialCircleMembers.com

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Partners of the Rock Your Voice, Woman! event include:

Christine Miskinis, Founder Rock Your Voice Woman at RockItOutWoman.com

Vanessa Canas, Event Management at VanessaCanas.com

Monika Broz, Photographer at MonikaBroz.com

Bastille Flowers & Events at Bastille.com

Chef Angela Lowe at ChefAngelaLowe.com

Video & Social Media Publicity: Brooke & Jason Rash at TheSocialCircleMembers.com

Thomson Reuter's Roadshow Brings Life to Taxes

Thomson Reuter's recently held the East coast portion of their cross-country software roadshow at HELEN MILLS. The event included a number of different activations in both the theater and event space and showcased their ONESOURCE tax software to key stakeholders.

The agenda featured talks from leaders in the organization as well as an indoor dome, stations for attendees to test out software, plenty of swag, and even a professional headshot photo station. The event was rounded out with cocktails and passed appetizers. 

The event provided an excellent example of how to create a unique, unexpected, and fresh experience while maintaining a strong focus on having attendees leave with key takeaways and new knowledge. Below are a few photos from the event. To learn more about ONESOURCE and the roadshow, see here.

Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.

Above: The event featured an indoor dome which housed the terminals from which guests could preview the software and get one-on-one training from experts. The dome was an unexpected and dramatic element for one of the core educational activations.

Below: Additional views of the dome with user stations inside.

Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
Guests speak to ONESOURCE coaches during the event. Photo credit: 3D Media Group

Guests speak to ONESOURCE coaches during the event. Photo credit: 3D Media Group

Below: The event featured a professional headshot studio, providing attendees with extra value and a memorable event takeaway.

Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.

Below: As guests entered the space, they were greeted by by branding on the exterior of the space. Once inside, an LED check-in booth awaited. The space was lit with a wall wash in the Thomson Reuter's brand color.

Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
Guests enjoy cocktail hour and networking. Photo credit: 3D Media Group

Guests enjoy cocktail hour and networking. Photo credit: 3D Media Group

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Verizon / Motorola Moto Z & Moto Mods Launch

Yesterday's Moto Z / Moto Z Force / Moto Mods launch was filled with energy as tech press swooped in to get a first look. The event featured a number of different displays showcasing both the functionality and design of the new products. Press were encouraged to play with devices, take photos, and watch projections. The event featured an informational session with presentations by Jeff Miller, Corporate VP at Motorola Mobility, and Jeff Dietel, VP of Marketing at Verizon. 

Below are photos from the event. Take a look here for more details about the event from Mashable.

Media line up outside the venue before the launch. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Media line up outside the venue before the launch. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Guests were treated to mac & cheese. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Guests were treated to mac & cheese. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Moto Mods featured on the walls. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Moto Mods featured on the walls. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Kate Spade line of Moto Mods featured at the event. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Kate Spade line of Moto Mods featured at the event. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Press takes photos of the new phones. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Press takes photos of the new phones. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Jeff Miller and Jeff Dietel spoke to the crowd in the HELEN MILLS Theater. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Jeff Miller and Jeff Dietel spoke to the crowd in the HELEN MILLS Theater. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

A display showcases the projection cabability of one of the phones. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

A display showcases the projection cabability of one of the phones. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Porthole Signage Inspiration

Our clients' creativity and event planning prowess never ceases to inspire us. Check out the photos below with showing the different designs and signage from recent events. Enjoy and happy planning!

Street-level entrance to the Event Space and Theater features portholes on both sides and are the first things event attendees see.

Street-level entrance to the Event Space and Theater features portholes on both sides and are the first things event attendees see.

A few of our favorites...

Gimbal signage
AICP signage
Decorative signage
 
CI signage
Logo signage
Inspire Joy Energy signage
 
Logo signage
Helen Mills porthole signage
blue porthole signage
 
Custom event porthole signs
Custom porthole signage
DAM nice assets porthole signage
 
Red and white asterisk porthole signage
Custom porthole signage design
New Balance Let's make excellent happen porthole signs
 
Fort Worth porthole signage
Green and white porthole signage
ONE porthole signage
 
White and blue symbol porthole signage
APM porthole signage
Porthole signage with custom design