University Library Transforms Into Club

The Club Alex concept began as a joke amongst students spending late hours at Alexander Library preparing for finals.

Rutgers partners with Hurricane annually to bing this clever anecdote to life as part of 'Senior Week' at the university.

On most college campuses, Senior Week is simultaneously the most exciting and the most stressful time of the year. Between completing final projects, studying for exams, and preparing to enter the "real world," graduating seniors have a lot on their plates. For many of them, balancing academic and career pursuits with a little bit of fun in their last weeks of school is the key to avoiding burnout.

Since 2014, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, has given its graduating class a proper send-off.

With an exciting night of dancing, refreshments, and activities in a familiar setting, the university library is transformed into Club Alex.

According to a Rutgers blog post, students have had a longstanding tongue-in-cheek joke about Alexander Library being a nightclub, especially during finals.

"Sorry, I can't go out tonight," they'd say, "I'm spending the night at Club Alex."

Three years ago, the university brought Club Alex to life by turning the library's reference room into a fully-functional nightclub – and they've been doing it ever since.

Hurricane Productions – whose co-founders Vincent Velasquez and Strato Doumanis are Rutgers alumni – has been involved with Club Alex since its inception.

Under the guidance of producer and MC Robert Padovano, Hurricane pulls out all the stops for Club Alex with multiple rooms and DJs, each with its own unique flavor.

Club Alex, Rutgers

Corporate Events hosted at Rutgers Football Recruiting Pavilion

Corporations seeking a motivational and hi-tech space for an upcoming event should look no further than High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ. The home of the Scarlet Knights features a number of event spaces - including the Brown Recruiting Pavilion - that can accommodate a variety of corporate functions of all shapes and sizes.

The pavilion is accentuated by tall glass windows and an outdoor deck that overlooks the football field.

Hurricane Productions provides audio and visual solutions for the unique space as well as other locations around Rutgers University.

At a recent event hosted by Allstate, Hurricane helped the insurance leader integrate its own technology with existing technology operated by the University.

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Hurricane Will Enhance Fan Experience at Rutgers Football Games Through Video

Photo via @vinvelasquez on Instagram
Photo via @vinvelasquez on Instagram

When RFootball fans enter High Point Solutions Stadium for Saturday's opener versus Howard, they'll be treated to new visual experiences throughout the game.

One of those enhancements is a same-day video edit produced by Hurricane Productions.

The 60-second RFootball videos will document the fanfare and pageantry of each Rutgers Football home game. From tailgates to pre-game traditions, each video will vary as the Big Ten atmosphere arrives 'on the Banks.'

"Our video product is cutting edge and engaging," said Hurricane Productions CEO Vincent Velasquez who is also a Rutgers College alumnus. "We're excited to partner with Rutgers Athletics in this capacity."

The Rutgers football video will be filmed during pre-game festivities and the first half of the game. It will be edited by half-time and displayed on the LED scoreboard in the second-half of each home game.

Hurricane is also slated to produce a "Legendary Moments" video segment sponsored by the Rutgers University Alumni Association. Those videos will be shown in the stadium and shared via social media. The "Legendary Moments" videos will compile archived video footage and graphics from landmark achievements in RFootball history.

Hurricane and Rutgers University have a longstanding relationship.

The company provides media support, entertainment, production and event consultation services throughout the year to various University departments.

For more information about Hurricane's work around campus, click here.

Same-Sex Wedding Photography at Rutgers Gardens

When you're planning a wedding, everything needs to be right. The venue, the food, the guests, the dress, the bridal party, the gifts, the theme... the list goes on. At a time when every same-sex wedding is considered a victory for equality, the pressure to do everything right is even higher.

Are you stressed out yet? Well, don't be. Your wedding will be perfect because you love your partner unconditionally. Everything else falls into place naturally; it'll be something you'll want to relive for the rest of your life!

The best way to relive your perfect day is with top-notch same-sex wedding photography provided by Hurricane Productions.

Amanda and Melissa are the happy couple you see in the pictures below. Hurricane photographers attended the couple's beautiful July 4th same-sex wedding at picturesque Rutgers Gardens and captured all the best moments. Rutgers Gardens is a prime location for any wedding. Only a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus, the Rutgers Gardens is a series of mesmerizing gardens that host wedding ceremonies and receptions between March and October.

To find out more information on Hurricane Productions’ wedding entertainment, photography and video services, submit this short form, or visit our pricing page.

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Loeb Boathouse Central Park Welcomes Phi Sigma Sigma's Centennial Celebration

The Loeb Boathouse Central Park is not just for intimate dinners.

The beautiful, lakeside restaurant, located in the heart of New York City, is also host to private and corporate events. Gorgeous dining rooms, shaded patios and delicious catering menus make the Loeb Boathouse Central Park an ideal destination for your next corporate event.

Phi Sigma Sigma celebrated their Centennial Anniversary with dinner and dancing at the Boathouse. The dinner was one event during a week full of activities to celebrate and commemorate the organization. The Loeb Boathouse served as a central location that allowed women of all ages to connect and celebrate.

Hurricane Productions provided DJ entertainment for Phi Sigma Sigma's dinner at The Boathouse.

DJ Strato Doumanis entertained the guests and kept them dancing until the very end.

Hurricane's photography team captured the event. Hurricane's photographers were not just present at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. They also spent the entire week with Phi Sigma Sigma documenting the Centennial Celebration.

Hurricane Productions offers photography and video services for corporate events like Phi Sigma Sigma's. Coverage can be determined on a day by day basis or event by event basis. Phi Sigma Sigma chose to use Hurricane for the entire Centennial week. The week culminated with a photo montage recapping the events.

To learn more about Hurricane Productions' corporate entertainment, production and photography, visit the website or call - 888.393.7066.

Wedding at The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ

You can't help if it rains on your wedding day but you can prepare to deal with it -- especially if you're having an outdoor ceremony. The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ has the perfect solution for couples who want the charm of outdoors without the hassle. Their all-glass ceremony space is the perfect alternative that keeps guests comfortable and safe from the rain.

Samantha and Jack chose The Mansion on Main Street for their summer wedding, with Hurricane Productions for their entertainment. Douglas Photographics shot and captured all the beautiful moments from the day, from bridal preparations until the last dance.

Hurricane Productions provided classic entertainment for the couple. Entertainers Vincent Velasquez and Strato Doumanis, owners of Hurricane Productions, led guests through music and dancing all evening. Rain did not deter anyone from celebrating Samantha and Jack's union.

Uplighting gave the ballroom a pop of color, setting the atmosphere for the evening. Twin totem intelligent lights spotted the couple during introductions, the first dance, parent dances and toasts. Hurricane Productions' own lighting technician operated all lighting equipment to ensure proper electrical usage and appropriate lighting at all times.

Hurricane Productions also provided sound and music for the ceremony and cocktail hour.

To learn more about Hurricane Productions wedding services, check out the following pages:

Photo Credit: Douglas Photographics

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