spring st. social society brings people together
in unexpected spaces. our gatherings take the form of cabaret
variety shows, coursed dinners, movie nights, or
anything else we dream up. these gatherings bolster the creative culture in manhattan, creating experiences that are unique
to new york city.
Patrick Janelle — Director
A native of Colorado but dedicated New Yorker, Patrick made his way to Manhattan by way of Florida, California, and Germany. He earned his stripes in graphic design freelancing with clients in the automotive, entertainment, and tech industries. While in LA, he moonlighted performing Shakespeare on canyon-side stages and taking on bit parts in Hollywood blockbusters. From street performance in Los Angeles to sampling artisan spirits in the south of France, Patrick's relationship with entertainment, food, drink, and culture has evolved into a lifelong passion—a passion he brings to each of his Spring St. Social Society projects. In the in-between moments, you can find Patrick riding his bicycle across the city or enjoying his daily cortado at a neighborhood coffee shop. He resides in Nolita and Instagrams @aguynamedpatrick.
Amy Virginia Buchanan — Artistic Director
A performer herself, Amy writes plays about her life and composes songs on a steel ukulele. She makes use of her strong ties to the circus variety arts and downtown theatre community, creating unique narratives for each Spring St. Social Society event. With years working in hospitality, she is attentive to the nuances of each guest’s experience. Visit her website at amyvirginia.com.