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The Ned NoMad Celebrates One Year with VIP Bash Hosted By Richie Akiva Featuring 1920s Inspired Decor and Old School New York Performances

Richie Akiva poses with Mayor Eric Adams at The Ned NoMad one year anniversary celebration. Photo Credit: The Ned NoMad

The Ned NoMad helmed by Richie Akiva celebrated their one-year anniversary on June 8th, 2023. Hosted by Richie Akiva, the enchanted evening kicked off with flowing Moet Chandon champagne, stations featuring caviar delights, oysters, lobster rolls, and a bevy of passed hors d’oeuvres showcasing The Ned’s chef favorites. The ceiling was filled with gold-inspired metallic balloons, sheer metallic drapery and disco ball accents while jazz performers welcomed guests. Beautifully costumed dancers featuring champagne dresses, gold glitter ensembles, and extravagant headpieces rotated the room and performed on platforms, with look and style inspired by the 1920’s Era Ziegfeld Follies showgirls.

Christa B. Allen at The Ned NoMad one year anniversary celebration. Photo Credit: The Ned NoMad

The Ned NoMad hotel and membership club located in the historic NoMad district, had members and invited VIP guests celebrating in the main level club atrium, The Library, The Dining Room, main bar, and then late night The Magic Room capped off the evening’s festivities. Engaged attendees enjoyed flowing libations and engaging music kept partygoers on the dancefloor all evening long for an epic celebration.

As the evening progressed, DJs took over from the jazz band, and the vibe switched to a more lively room. Headlining surprise performances by iconic hip hop artists Fabolous and Ja Rule dominated the atrium space back to back, introduced by Akiva who also emceed the evening at his posh members’ establishment.

Earlier in the night, The Ned’s resident comedian, Mike Young, showcased a guest comedy set highlighted by Fallon show late night regulars Ryan Reiss, Jourdain Fisher and Sam Woolf. After the engaging comedy sets, illusionist Elliot Zimet wowed the crowd with his white dove magic performance, as birds literally would appear in his hands and disappear into handkerchiefs. Young’s show at The Ned has been a weekly in-demand packed members event, with guest appearances from Michael Rapaport and TJ Miller, among others.

Julianne Hough at The Ned NoMad one year anniversary celebration. Photo Credit: The Ned NoMad

VIPS in attendance included Mayor Eric Adams, Ja Rule, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Famke Janssen, Julianne Hough, Giancarlo Stanton (NY Yankees), Davis Burleson, Lexi Wood, Kaylee Russelman, Shea Marie, Fatima Cuellar, Madeline Danzberger, Khadija Cherkani, Christa B. Allen, Imaan Hammam, Rachel Winters, Elliot Zimet, Mike Young, Jourdain Fisher, Sam Woolf, Jus Ske, Bloody Dior, Bloody Osirus, Badius, Fish Money, Michael Braun, Helly Nahmad, Shawn Pecas, Jason Binn, TJ Atoms, Jeremey Tahari, Sergio Farias, Honey Bxby, and Giveon, among many others. Various deejays also performed throughout the evening, with DJ Stacks closing down the after-party in the Magic Room. 

Shawn Pecas, Richie Akiva, Ja Rule and Fabolous at The Ned NoMad one year anniversary celebration. Photo Credit: The Ned NoMad

The Ned NoMad helmed by Akiva, has become the hottest members club and hotel in New York City, centered in the bustling NoMad district, with VIPS regularly rotating through its beautiful facade and bold glass doors. From Rihanna to Gigi Hadid, Drake to Anna Wintour, Dave Chappelle to Robin Thicke, Heidi Klum to Irina Shayk, Vanessa Hudgens to Kristen Stewart, The Ned regularly hosts the hottest performers and established industry notables, offering a welcoming environment and sophisticated haven for its members and hotel guests, with sprawling rooftop views of The Empire State Building.

Their newest Washington D.C. location has just been announced, following the recent opening of The Ned Doha.