It’s no secret that Gotham has a rich history of legendary clubs and parties that transformed the city into a destination spot for creatures of the night. The steady influx of new clubs in New York has only added to this appeal from across the world. And for the financially responsible party animals out there (they do exist), you’re in luck! Believe it or not, experiencing the best parties in New York City isn’t always synonymous with breaking the bank. Check out these free parties and soirees, specializing in everything from house to punk.
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Dreem presents a weekly Wednesday night of flamboyance and fun in a femme-positive safe space where a queer can be a queer. American Horror Story: Hotel screens at 10, live performances (anything from alt drag to experimental music or stand-up comedy) start at midnight and rotating DJs spin until 4am.Read more
Bring out those dark florals: Bossa Nova curator Chris Video hosts yet another rager at our favorite tropical-oasis dance club, this time celebrating the party's two-year anniversary! R. Gamble will be providing the night’s live set, while Jon "Porkchop" Nicholson a.k.a. SSPS stars as guest DJ. Bossa Nova celebrities and local tastemakers Deadontheinternet, Marcus Webb, Kiddo Sincere and, of course, Chris Video will throw down their usual bangers on the decks as well.Read more
This night of seriously underground house, techno and the indescribable is back in Bushwick. The party welcomes LA-based, Detroit native Israel Vines (Eye Teeth, Horizontal Ground) and Further Reductions' Shawn O'Sullivan (The Corner, Avian, L.I.E.S.), as well as Brooklyn's own Pure Matrix (L.I.E.S.) and Baltimore's Aphreaq (Vague Output).Read more