Events include: Europhoria’s Monday’s dance party; New York Eurovision Grand Finale viewing party and the first International party at the official Eurovision venue in Malmo, Sweden, the Euro Café.

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On December 2012, Hardware bar has teamed up with Israelis Gilad Mandelboim and Itai Eithan Shamir to reinvent and spice up the night scene in New York with a European vibe, and to present New Yorkers with Europhoria – A Eurovision monthly night, every second Monday of the month. This new Europhorian trend has been well received by both Americans and Euro-Foreigners, who have been dancing, and raising their flags (and some other flags) every second Monday of the month.

Eurovision Week: Malmo, Sweden

Friday, May 17, Euro Café, 3PM-7PM
Europhoria Malmo: Garden T-Dance

Gilad has been invited to bring this successful New York concept to Sweden, where the Eurovision Song Contest is held this year. Europhoria will be bringing its unique concept to the official Eurovision venue, the Euro Café in Malmo, for a special Friday afternoon T-Dance Party! This time, Europhoria will be creating a special Eurovision New York atmosphere in the heart of Malmo! Fans are invited to start their Eurovision weekend outside, in the Euro Café’s garden, enjoy the sun, the music, the performances and many other surprises we have planned for them. An American Eurovision party in Malmo? You’d have to be there to believe it!


Eurovision Week: New York, USA

Monday, May 13, 7PM, Hardware Bar, NYC
Europhoria: Party Effortlessly! The Monthly Celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest:

Join us in another friendly celebration of the great music and colorful acts of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Our DJ OhRicky will be introducing the new Eurovision songs of 2013 including Cascada, Anouk, Bonnie Tyler and many other great entries!
Enjoy the videos of those great performances, hot dancers, funny gimmicks, and talented artists!

Saturday, May 18, 2PM, Hardware Bar, NYC
Europhoria: Eurovision Grand Finale Live Viewing Party

Europhoria will be hosting the biggest Eurovision viewing party in North America. Whether it’s your first Eurovision or your 20th, you don’t want to miss this! Eurovision is as exciting as the super bowl, as fun as American Idol, and as extraordinary as the Olympics. Join the celebration and find out who will be this year’s winner! Plus, live special drag commentary, a raffle for a chance to win a free ticket to Israel, and a chance to win a Eurovision Cruise from Helsinki to Tallinn in a deluxe cabin. Eurovision virgins-friendly!


This new nightlife trend will introduce new up-beat dance music, as well as powerful ballads from the greatest and most talented European performers. Traditionally, each Eurovision act uses the 3 minutes it’s been given to show powerful vocals, colorful staging, great chorography and some fun gimmicks! Throughout the long history of Eurovision, we’ve seen drag queens, transsexuals, flight attendants, pirates, sailors, monsters, and many hotties and divas.

This contest launched a music career to many artists such as Abba, Celine Dion, France Gall, Olivia Newton John, Ofra Haza, Cliff Richards, Julio Iglesias, Katrina and the Waves, and many more.

The Eurovision Song is an annual competition held among many of the active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. It is one of the longest running TV programs in the world! It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally. More than 1,200 songs already took part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Most winning songs were performed in English.

It has been described by some of the fans as “The love child of American Idol with the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, assuming that child was injected with speed, educated in international social politics, festooned in sequins, and brought to a pride parade”

In addition, all participants are invited to enter a raffle to win a roundtrip ticket to Israel with EL AL Israel Airlines. The runner up will win a luxurious Eurovision cruise from Helsinki (Finland) to Tallinn (Estonia) in a deluxe cabin, courtesy of OGAE Finland. Winners will be announced in May!

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  1. Colé van dais

    April 30, 2013 at 21:20

    I better get there cause I’d love to win!

  2. Roy van der Merwe

    April 30, 2013 at 20:35

    Closer to the time, we will announce exactly what will be up for grabs. There are some items also from older EUROVISION years, going back to 1995.

  3. Roy van der Merwe

    April 28, 2013 at 18:47

    OGAE Rest of the world hopes to add to the fun in Malmo on the Friday night with a new special CD prizes – after all this New York happening is inside Rest of the world. Hopefully they will show also the special good luck videos REST of the world fans made for all 39 contestants in Malmo

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