Tri-state Bros LOVE New York City’s Santacon, which is arguably the second biggest drinking day in NYC next to St. Patrick’s Day. But, as I’ve blogged about previously, NYC’s many fun-hating hipster Grinches have a bit of a hostile relationship with Bros bringing debaucherous yuletide behavior to the streets of Lower Manhattan. SantaCon is this upcoming Saturday and the charity bar crawl’s relationship with NYC’s community boards and law enforcement couldn’t be worse thanks to drunk twenty-somethigns vomiting on the sidewalks and fighting each other in broad daylight.
Today the organizers of the event released a statement about how everyone should behave at SantaCon this year. There’s also a plea for everyone to stay INSIDE at official SantaCon bars this year. Subtext: STOP GETTING HANDJOBS FROM MRS. CLAUS BY THE CHASE ATM IN THE DUANE READE DOORWAY. Here’s the statement:
Due to the planned protests on Saturday, Santacon is scaling back this weekend’s festivities in order to create the lowest possible impact on the city we love while still maintaining our glorious traditions this holiday season.
Santacon has respect and compassion for the hard-working municipal organizations of NYC, as well as for the important civil rights demonstrations currently shaping our city’s future. Thus, we are changing the format of this year’s Santacon.
This evening, all participating Santacon bars and venues will be announced onnycsantacon.com. Their halls will be decked, and they’ll be ready and waiting for Santa to come down their chimneys. PLEASE PATRONIZE THESE VENUES ONLY. If a venue isn’t on this list, it’s because they don’t want you there. Please move around throughout the day from venue to venue but spend most of your time inside, not on the streets.
If you’ve already contributed $10 to charity through the Santacon website, you’ll receive information about a special SantaThon we have planned just for you. If you haven’t… don’t be a Scrooge! Donate now so you can join the fun before we reach capacity and sell out of Santa Stamps.
Finally, it’s more important this year than ever to pace yourself, watch out for your elves, and stay safe. Fighting, public urination, and vandalism are unacceptable and a great way to ensure that there will be no Santacon in 2015. #DontScroogeSantacon
If Santa doesn’t Scrooge Santacon, we have even bigger plans for next year!
Be on your best behavior this Saturday, Bros.