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The 6 best free parties in New York this week

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

New York has some of the best parties in the world, but sometimes it can be hard to find a place to go that won’t break the bank. Have a blast without spending a dime at these no-cover soirees this week, specializing in everything from pop to house.

Mon June 15

Marty Thomas presents Diva, Industry Bar, Hell's Kitchen; 11pm
Showman Marty Thomas hosts this free weekly concert shining a spotlight on big-voiced girl singers (the titular divas) who perform show tunes and pop gems. 

Tues June 16

Cultivated Sound, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Bushwick; 10pm
New York music channel Cultivated Sound returns to its Brooklyn home for a night of heavy techno music with RTMC, Beta Libre, Rohto Z and Løt.te.

Shawn O'Sullivan + J Slusher + Aanandi + Admin, The Flat, Williamsburg; 10pm
Hear some of our favorite local artists from local labels at this party. Shawn O'Sullivan will be performing on behalf of Further Reductions, the Brooklyn duo who have been bringing a unique energy and sound since 2008.

Fri June 19

Confused House, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Bushwick; 10pm
One of our favorite monthlies is back with Antenes headlining with what's sure to be an incredible live set. Hank Jackson and Bookworms round out the lineup. Free before midnight, $10 after.

Sat June 20

Str8 West Coastin', Project Parlor, Bed-Stuy; 2pm
It's the California backyard party of your dreams with carne asade, elotes on the grill and resident DJs playing West Coast classics. R.S.V.P. at

Sun June 21

Daddy, Eastern Bloc, East Village; 11pm
Celebrate Father's Day a little differently this year at this free gay party thrown by The Culture Whore. Hosted by Big Dipper and Rify Royalty with W. Jeremy spinning, the dad-themed party will also feature a hot dog eating contest.

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