As many of us contemplate a new world order in which we may lose our rights, it's good to take a minute and celebrate the ones we've won back. On December 5, 1933, the 13=year prohibition era came to an end with the passage of the 21st amendment. 83 years later, we get to party.
Head to the Back Room, one of NYC's only remaining authentic speakeasies, for Remy Repeal Day, a night of debauchery worthy of West Egg in the Gatsby days. The doors open at 7:30pm, followed by swing dancing lessons at 8:30 by Brooklyn Swings. Then, the party gets roaring from 9pm–1am, with burlesque and wild swing dancing with music from Svetlana and the Delancey Five, along with tap-dancing and other performances all night.
Remy Martin will be serving cocktails reminiscent of the age, and raffle winners can score a free bottle.
The party is free, but you'll need the password—SWORDFISH—to get in.