Nia Long stands in the dimly lit hallway of the 632 Hudson, where she had her birthday party (Photo Credit: Picture Group)

*Instead of balling all out in the club, for her 41st birthday Nia Long threw an intimate get-together in the famed neighborhood West Village in New York.

With a guest list of around 50 people, Long got together with brand developers Bright and Cook to set up her party at the lavish 632 Hudson filled with Belvedere Intense 80, the newest to the Intense lineup, and the menu made by Marcus Samuelsson, owner of the soon-to-be opened restaurant Red Rooster.

Attendees included actor Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker”), lifestyle maven Bevy Smith, stylist Robert Verdi and producer Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike Lee). Photos of the soirée are below.

Nia Long poses with celebrity stylist Robert Verdi (Photo Credit: Picture Group)

Anthony Mackie & Nia pose for a quick photo (Photo Credit: Picture Group)

Nia Long and Marcus Samuelsson, the party chef (Photo Credit: Picture Group)

Also attending was Spike Lee's wife Tonya Lee Lewis and friend (Photo Credit: Picture Group)