Top Memorial Day weekend clubbing rituals
Kick your summer off with these dance-floor traditions.
Tue May 24 2011
Body & Soul
There are those who think that this spiritual-house bash has become a bit of a relic since it finished its run as a weekly affair after 9/11—but they wouldn't say that to the thousands of joyous revelers at its annual Memorial Day Eve throwdown in Webster Hall. 125 E 11th St between Third and Fourth Aves (212-353-1600, bodyandsoul-nyc.com). Sun 29 6pm--2am; $30, advance $20. Advance tickets available through websterhall.com.
This is the time of year that seafaring shindigs kick into high gear. The big one this weekend is the wingding on the Star of Palm Beach, featuring the progressive-house and trance stylings of U.K. star Mat Zo. Pier 40, W Houston St at the Hudson River (212-987 9200, newyorkcruisetickets.com). Sun 29 6--10pm; $TBA, advance $35. Advance tickets available through massiveevent.com.
Outdoor dance parties
There's something a bit odd (and a lot fun) about drinking and dancing as nature intended—in the open air, while the sun beats down. That's what you'll be doing this week at the season debut of at Gowanus Grove (the former BKLYN Yard) featuring London's Four Tet. 400 Carroll Street between Bond and Nevins Sts, Gowanus, Brooklyn (no phone). Sun 29 3--9pm; $12.