Who We Are:
DoNYC is the place to find out what to do in New York City. From concerts to comedy, film to fashion, and charity events to drink specials, DoNYC is the one-stop destination for planning your week. Plus, we're constantly giving away free tickets, backstage passes, and exclusive prizes. Signing up is free and easy, and also allows you to discover and promote events, share your picks with others, buy tickets online, and be the first to know about all the can't-miss happenings throughout the five boroughs.
How Events Are Ranked:
We list calendar events based on popular vote and recommendations by DoNYC Tastemakers. These tastemakers include bloggers and members of local media - we'll explain more about them below. To cast your vote for an event, simply click the "I Like It" button in the event listing. The more people vote for an event, the higher it will be listed on the site, allowing the most popular events to naturally rise to the top.
Have an event that isn't listed? You should post it! First, login or register with DoNYC if you haven't already. Then, click "Add An Event" at the top of the homepage and just fill in the blanks! You can also edit an event you create simply by clicking the link next to the title on the event page.
Posting an Event:
Here are some tips for making your event listing as effective as possible:
- Don't put the date, location, or time in the title: You're already letting everyone know the when, where, and why in the other fields. Let the title stand out!
- Choose the “Repeat Weekly” option only if its the exact same event every week: If there are different acts or happenings that you want to specify, its better to make an individual event each week to make sure everyone knows what kind of awesomeness they’re in for.
- Type slowly in the band and venue fields and take our suggestions in the drop down box: We have hundreds of bands, artists and venues on file, each with pages and videos connected to them - all at your disposal.
- Go nuts on the HTML: Are you a code guru? Our description box supports basic html. Get creative!
- Add a photo: As much as we like our logo or some of the venue logos, people much rather see a visual representation of your event. Catch the eye!
Please contact us at johnny@doNYC.com if you would like to advertise your event or need help with adding/editing it.
Editing an Event:Only users with editing privileges can change events that they did not create, but if you want this ability, all you have to do is ask! Email doNYC@doNYC and we'll get you set up.
Adding a Band Page or Editing An Existing One:
Are we lacking an artist that you typed into your event? Just click the “Add Your Own” link next to the band field and fill in the blanks! Once you have created the band page, it will appear in the drop down box every time someone types it into the field.
If you’re looking at a band page that requires a little TLC, feel free to edit it by choosing the link to the right of the name on the page. If there is a bad video, choose the link underneath the video on the page and send us a good one. NOTE: Currently we only support YouTube videos, sorry Vimeo users.
Occasionally the event that you are posting may already be on the site. When this happens, there will be a link to the event that is already posted at the top of the page. If this is the same as your event but you want to add more information, just choose the edit option on the existing event page and add away. Do not submit a duplicate event if you can help it. This takes away votes and divides information, neither of which you would want for your event! If your listing is indeed a different event that just happens to be at the same venue, check the "Create Event Anyway" box and resubmit the form.
What is a Tastemaker?
Tastemakers are the back bone of all all the great NYC happenings. They are the local media, the bloggers, the DJ’s, the artists, and the promoters - people who make it their jobs to get us off our couches and out on the town. They’re so good at it in fact, that we decided to give them a voice on DoNYC for you to follow. Tastemaker votes and event comments are featured below the event listings for perusal - as are links to their websites. You can find the full list of tastemakers under the Big Stuff tab on the main page. Follow them, friend them, be one with them - and they will make sure you are in the know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Guestlist Spots/Ticket Giveaways:
DoNYC can hook you up with guestlist spots for some of the best events in the five boroughs. If you see an event with a guestlist offer, click it for immediate free entry to the event listed. You can also view all of the offers at once though the link in the “Big Stuff” tab. Be aware, however: these offers only guarantee a spot for you - no plus ones. So, make sure your friends get on there as well!
If you enter to win tickets on the DoNYC site, you will receive an email notification no later then 48 hours before the show. If you have won a contest via our facebook or twitter pages, we will tag you in the winning post no later then 48 hour prior to the show. Please reply to this post confirming or telling us we’re awesome. That way, we know that you're coming!
For rates and tips on how to make doNYC work for you, give Jon a call at 646-560-0067 or email email@example.com.
We are super friendly.