Special Offer

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Special Offer

Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem has an Officiant on staff! Recently adding Officiation ceremonies to its current list of services, Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem is quickly becoming a boutique venue offering specialized and yet, intimate and unique client event services.

No longer “just a venue” but an experience!

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NBC’s New York Live Fashion Segment at Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem

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NBC’s New York Live Fashion Segment at Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem

On Monday February 20th at Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem, Media Personality and Fashion Journalist Charell Star brought the hottest looks and styles for this seasons trend of touchable textures. From fringe, furs, and velvets to suede’s, Charell presents a collection of must-haves that will revive your style.

Joined with NBC New York Live host Ashley Bellman, together they demonstrate just how you too can rock these looks.

Catch the entire segment here.



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Happy Holidays

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Happy Holidays

May this holiday season bring you lots of cheer… And may your New Year be filled with joy, peace and prosperity!


Thank you for making Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem your venue of choice!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This has been such a rough year, with the election and everything else we deal with on a day to day basis and so, we’re asking that you all shut off all devices and turn away from all distractions this holiday and enjoy time with those you love. It’s well needed and well deserved.

Say a prayer for those who may not have family around and invite them over for the occasion. Have laughs and create memories. And most of all spread love and give hugs all around.



Election Day – Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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Election Day – Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Every election is an important one. Our country is built on democracy and it is important as citizens to exercise our rights, from protesting to voting. Tomorrow November 8th marks the 58th presidential election and it is one of great significance. Either we will be acquiring the first woman president in the history of the United Stated of America or we will acquire the first non-political figure but businessman as President.

This election season has been a very difficult one to endure but despite that, we must vote a candidate into office. The family at Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem would like to not only remind you but encourage you to vote. “Voting is a right we can’t take for granted. If you want to make a change, you have to act. Go to the polls and let your voice be heard.” – Pharrell Williams


For New Yorkers, polling sites are located through out the city. And the same goes for the rest of the country, as polling sites are located through out your state. Remember, you can only vote at your designated polling site and Election District/Assembly District for your address. If you need help finding your location site, go to the Online Poll Site Address Locater for help.

It’s also important for you to know when polls close, as they vary form state to state:
* Polls are closing at 6p for Hawaii, Indiana and Kentucky
* Polls are closing at 7p for Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (8p in cities with a population of 300,000 or more), Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi Missouri, Nebraska (Mountain time zone), Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming.
* Polls are closing at 8p for Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska (Central time zone), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.
* Polls are closing at 9p for Iowa and New York.

Polling hours in New Hampshire, North Dakota and Tennessee vary by county/polling place, so voters in those states should check with their polling place directly. Oregon and Washington are elections-by-mail states, and although Colorado also offers in-person polling, Oregon and Washington have no designated polling hours. Oregon voters, however, can vote on November 8 at their local municipal clerks office.

Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem is an events company and we believe there is no greater event than this one – so, let’s make it a ‘thing’. Invite your friends, car pool, create collective voting experiences, and hold your own election after party to celebrate the accomplishment. Happy polling folks!

And God Bless The United States of America!

Photo Cred: Essence Magazine

Marie Claire Mag’s Facebook Live Segment at Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem

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Marie Claire Mag’s Facebook Live Segment at Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem

On Thursday October 20th Y-Clad’s Hidden Gem had the ultimate privilege to participate in an uber cool and super fun segment with host of Marie Claire’s “The Fix,” Brittney H. Levine and special guest Charell Star of “Not Just A Girl In A Dress.” On this episode dubbed “Fool Your Friends into Thinking You’re a Mixologist”, the ladies introduced really innovative and easy ideas to serving like a mixologist without the work and hassle.

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For more on Charell’s tips head over to her blog. And to catch the entire Facebook Live segment head over to Marie Clair’s Facebook Page or simply scroll down and catch The Fix, right here: Fool Your Friends into Thinking You’re a Mixologist

Coming To America: The Discovery of the United States of America

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Coming To America:  The Discovery of the United States of America

Today marks the 79th Columbus Day celebration since it was first nationally celebrated in 1937. I think by now most Americans enjoy the holiday and participate in it through the massive sales that generally take place in honor of it.

081013-N-5758H-061 NEW YORK (Oct. 13, 2008) Navy Operation Support Center, Bronx Color Guard leads the 64th Annual Columbus Day Parade up New York City's 5th Avenue. The parade is sponsored by the Columbus Citizens Foundation every year as part of Columbus Day Celebration, with this year's festivities commemorating the Great White Fleet Voyage in 1907. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix/Released)

NEW YORK (Oct. 13, 2008) Navy Operation Support Center, Bronx Color Guard leads the 64th Annual Columbus Day Parade up New York City’s 5th Avenue. The parade is sponsored by the Columbus Citizens Foundation every year as part of Columbus Day Celebration, with this year’s festivities commemorating the Great White Fleet Voyage in 1907. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix/Released)

I believe it is safe to say that most Americans know by now that Christopher Columbus did not really discover the Americas but rather he introduced these lands to Western Europe when he voyaged here in 1492.

So why then do we continue to teach and acknowledge this misnomer? That’s a separate issue.

Here’s a brief history lesson – a subtle reminder that we were all once foreigners. In fact, Archaeologists say that American occupants predate Columbus to roughly 11,000 years ago by Clovis people and possibly even earlier to the pre-Clovis people (a prehistoric Native American culture, who’s remains were found near Clovis New Mexico). There are even additional findings that suggest settlement and/or visitors were in North America as far back as 20,000 years ago.


But more relatively, DNA identifies Native Americans living on Easter Island, a Polynesian island, dating back to around 1280 AD. There are a number of other theories as to the varies people living here dating earlier than what I’ve shared here, but I’ll leave it right here, for now anyway.

Moral of the story? Well, with the coming elections, and the continuous talk of foreign policies, deportation and border control, we should really consider the fact that to some degree we’re all foreigners or are an extension of parents, grandparents or even great grans that too migrated from somewhere.

My final thoughts are that the Americas are a big melting pot of cultures, nationalities, and ethnicities and are simply a polyglot of cultures that date back centuries ago – it’s nothing new!

Well… In the spirit of the holiday, to all we would like to wish you a Happy Columbus Day!

Oh… For the love of coffee…

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Oh… For the love of coffee…

Now you guys know that we are always here to inform! So here it it goes…. Thursday September 29th is a super important and especially special day!

Yes folks… It is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY! We wanted to be sure that all our Y-Clad friends and coffee lovers out there are in the know and don’t miss out on this day of unlimited rocket fuel.


If you’re like us and require a daily dose of caffeine infusion, then you will appreciate this list of locations serving up cups of liquid joy:

Krispy Kreme is offering a small FREE coffee and a FREE Original Glazed doughnut on Sept. 29 at participating locations in the U.S. Hit up their website to find one near you


At participating locations, Peet’s Coffee is giving away a FREE medium drip coffee with the purchase of any fresh food item. The chain will also announce the top 10 finalists for its Ode to Coffee First, a video contest by Project Greenlight and Peet’s Coffee which demonstrates the role coffee plays in our daily lives.

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a sweet deal! Dunkin Donuts fans can purchase hot medium coffee for just $0.66 cents in celebration of their 66th anniversary. Have a mobile device? Of course you do! On the Dunkin Donut App is a free offer for small coffee. Simply present the mobile offer to the cashier to redeem.


Now one of our very very favorite spots for a great cup of Joe is Wawa.
This convenience store chain has over 730 locations and are offering its brew in any size for free as many times as you need, all day long! Can it get better than tha?!


Finally, for those of you looking for POD Deals to restock your pantry, well, head over to on Thursday September 29th through Sunday, Oct. 2nd, and catch Keurig deals on various coffee drinks. Customers will get 20% off Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup pods and 15% off other beverages like Green Mountain Coffee and the Original Donut Shop with the code GREENSAVINGS at checkout.

We hope we’ve given you a list that has at least one store-chain that will get you an amazing Thursday Morning Glory brew of a deal. But before we leave you, here’s a funny to put a smile on your face:

What did the coffee say to the bean?
Nothing, cause it was grounded, HA!

Autumn in New York City – Things To Do

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Autumn in New York City – Things To Do

Sometimes visiting a large city like New York can be intimidating and for those of us that live here, trying to find cool and exciting things to do can be difficult at times. Especially, when you’re looking to do something out of the ordinary or simply just experience New York and its seasonal adventures. For those of you visiting the city, this is a great time because Oktoberfest is underway. It began on September 17 and is slated to go on through October 3rd. To participate in Oktoberfest, simply visit any one of New York City’s beer gardens to join in on the festivities. Oktoberfest allows beer lovers to taste, indulge in and drink copious amounts of beer without judgment (wink wink).


Cider week – Yes, there’s such a thing. For one week, 7 days, indulge in fermented autumnal beverages at more than 50 NYC bars and restaurants. When, you ask? Well, it begins Friday October 21st and continues through Monday October 31st. Take advantage of this event as its an opportunity to enjoy free tastings, as well as, seasonal activities and events through out the city.

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If you’re looking to take in a concert, NYC style, the month of October is filled with some of the best artist line-up from Kanye West at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival on October 1st and 2nd happening at CitiField, Drake at Barclays Center on October 8th and 11th, Amy Schumer on October 18th at MSG and SIA performing at the Barclays Center on October 25th.

And if after you’ve participated in all those activities, and you need more, there’s always simple pleasures such as a walk through Central Park. It is for sure, the simplest, yet most genuinely exquisite experience to take in the fall foliage. Want something a bit more regimented, then sign up for one of the park’s free walking tours and enjoy the discourse on the parks history and stunning landmarks.