Free parties and club nights in New York City

Attention, thrifty night owls! Discover lively free parties and club nights in NYC that won’t break the bank.

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Hitting a club in this town need not cost a pretty penny. Or even a penny, for that matter. Check out these free parties and soirees, which specialize in everything from house to non-dance-music genres like punk and keep kicking well into the night.


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Piggy Bear

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  • Free

Pigs and bears? Oh my! Urban Bear's Robert Valin brings you this party for hirsute, cuddly dudes. DJ Bill Pfeiffer spins while go-go bears dance and $15 pitchers help you work on that sexy beer belly.

  1. The Eagle 554 W 28th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Fri Sep 19
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Gayletter's Interracial

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  • Free

People of all genders, sexualities and (of course) races are invited to mix it up at this gipster shindig from the folks behind the Gayletter nightlife newsletter.

  1. LoveGun 617 Grand St, between Leonard and Lorimer Sts, 11211
  2. Sat Sep 20
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Scissor Sundays

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  • Free

JD Samson's beloved weekly tea dance features a friendly, mixed crowd grooving to tunes by a rotating cast of local and visiting DJs, plus deliciously strong drinks and gorgeous sunsets over the Hudson.

  1. Rusty Knot 425 West St, at 11th St
  2. Sun Sep 21
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Nouveau York x Kaviar Disco Club: Homework + Travmatic + Beto Cravioto + Marosyalan Blancato

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  • Free

Nouveau York keeps the fun coming at the Standard Hotel's penthouse boîte. This installment sees the party teaming with the Kaviar Disco Club clan to welcome back Amsterdam's Homework, a duo with some very slick releases on the 2020 Vision, Exploited and Made to Play labels.

  1. Le Bain 444 W 13th St, at Washington St, 10014
  2. Sun Sep 21
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Mobile Mondays!: Biz Markie + The Undercover Brother + Break Beat Lou

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  • Free

Start your week with a wide-ranging regimen of funk, soul, rock, punk, new wave, pop, salsa, calypso, reggae, rhythm & blues, disco and anything else that's danceable, spun on 45rpm vinyl. Tonight's installment features some great guests: Beloved hip-hop vet (and human teddy bear) Biz Markie, Undercover Brother and Break Beat Lou.

  1. The Bowery Electric 327 Bowery, between 2nd and 3rd Sts
  2. Mon Sep 22
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Mobile Mondays! 45s

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Free

Start your week with funk, soul, rock, punk, new wave, pop, salsa, calypso, reggae, rhythm & blues, disco and anything else that's danceable, spun (on 45rpm vinyl) by Just Blaze, Misbehaviour, $$$ Mike, Operator EMZ, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs and guests.

  1. The Bowery Electric 327 Bowery, between 2nd and 3rd Sts
  2. Mon Sep 22
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Buddies

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  • Free

DJ Damian Cote reigns at this casual weeknight get-together, spinning an eclectic set of underground dance, funk, punk, ’80s and rock.

  1. Nowhere 322 E 14th St, between First and Second Aves
  2. Tue Sep 23
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On Top

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  • Free

Susanne Bartsch's weekly soiree goes down every Tuesday night, in which she and her phantasmagoric, outer-limits-of-clubland crowd gather in the Standard's top-floor lounge.

  1. Le Bain 444 W 13th St, at Washington St, 10014
  2. Tue Sep 23
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Happy Hour with Pat Pervert

  • Free

Pat Pervert offers a set for the alternative-leaning crowd, spinning punk, psychobilly, goth, new wave and industrial every Thursday.

  1. Otto’s Shrunken Head 538 E 14th St, between Aves A and B, 10009
  2. Thu Sep 25
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Fire in the Hole

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  • Free

Got a thing for carrottops? You'll find plenty of them at this monthly soiree for gingers and their friends. DJ Sean McMahill (guess what color his hair is) presides while you knock back $2 pints and $3 whiskey gingers.

  1. Nowhere 322 E 14th St, between First and Second Aves
  2. Thu Sep 25
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