Polish your leather and hit the gym: It’s almost time for the Black Party, that annual celebration of all things kinky, which draws some 5,000 revelers from the city and beyond. After more than two decades at Roseland Ballroom, which closed in 2014, Black Party producer the Saint at Large was stuck with the task of finding a new NYC venue that could handle the massive bacchanal. Turns out the BP will going the way of so much New York nightlife: to a warehouse—in Brooklyn! The location (along with special transportation information) will be disclosed to ticket holders about a week before the event. While it's a big change for this very long-running annual event to hop the river, there's no doubt the Black Party's devoted fans will follow it wherever it goes. After all, it just wouldn’t be springtime in New York without it. Stay tuned for announcements about this year's theme, DJs and other event details as they unfold.
When is the Black Party?
The Black Party begins at 10 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2015, and continues until Sunday afternoon March 22.
Where is the Black Party?
Black Party NYC
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