Christmas Eve Not a Silent Night for 3,500 Jewish Singles -- 11th Annual Ball is Nation’s Biggest Singles Event

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A “Jewniversal Pass” provides entry to simultaneous events at Avalon, The Park and Hiro at the Maritime Hotel and access to complimentary limo service for party-hopping.

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Jewish singles need not feel left out on Christmas Eve -- for the 11th year in a row, is sponsoring “The Ball.” The Ball has been the nation’s biggest Jewish singles event (in fact, the country’s biggest “singles event” of any kind) for 10 years in a row, attracting more than 3,000 Jewish singles each year.

Due to its size, The Ball 2005 will be held simultaneously at three major Manhattan nightspots: Avalon, The Park and Hiro at the Maritime Hotel. With the purchase of “Jewniversal Pass” ($25 in advance, $30 at the door), attendees are provided with admission to all three nightclubs and complimentary use of a fleet of twelve limousines to travel from party to party. Together the three venues offer 7 DJs, 6 dance floors, 5 lounges, 1, heated outdoor garden, 1 penthouse and full access to each club's VIP areas and lounges including the “Spider Club” at Avalon. The event runs from 8 pm – 4 am.

Over 3,500 Jewish singles are expected to attend The Ball 2005. The Ball was designed as a holiday alternative for Jewish singles left with few entertainment options on their most silent night of the year and has grown into a yearly tradition.

Christmas Eve has become like New Year’s Eve for Jewish singles,” says founder Jeffrey Strank, “the one night of the year when everyone makes plans in advance to get together, go out and have fun. We get people off from work, people home from college, and even people who contact us during the course of the year from as far away as Europe or Australia because they are coordinating their travel plans to be in New York for The Ball. The Ball also provides a way for people to step away from the Jewish dating websites to enjoy the pleasures of face-to-face interaction.”

Avalon (660 Sixth Ave at 20th St), with a capacity of 1800 is the super-club in the belly of a landmark gothic church that was built in 1844 (the space formerly housed the famous Limelight nightclub). It features soaring ceilings, glowing Plexiglas floors, back lit walls, multiple DJs (even one in the bathroom), multiple lounges, three skyboxes and a 1,000 person dance floor. The Park (118 10th Ave at 18th St.) is the hipster hangout in Chelsea centered around a giant palm tree and featuring fireside lounges, a heated outdoor garden and a penthouse overlooking the lushly planted patios. Hiro (363 W 16th St. at 9th Ave) is the exclusive “Tokyo-chic” ballroom and lounge located in the Maritime Hotel.

“Jewniversal Passes,” photos from past events, and more detailed information about The Ball are available at has organized the nation’s best-attended Jewish singles events since 1995. For further information, please contact Jeff Strank at (212) 717-2018.

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