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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Free parties and club nights in NYC
Metamorph returns for yet another edition of its immersive party series—this time taking place at the intimate new venue, Tilt—with a lineup of top local musicians. No-Tech co-founder Ciarra Black and Brooklyn resident and modular technician-musician Antenes both return to deliver their usual pristine DJ sets. Featured in the documentary I Dream of Wires, Antenes uses self-built sequencers and synths in all of her tracks, creating one-of-a-kind unique sounds augmented in her curation of "acid-laced techno, shimmering electro and beyond." Support comes from Metamorph resident Church Van.
Brooklyn-based producer and DJ Octo Octa, from L.A.'s forward-thinking 100% Silk label, has a way with blending early-house bliss and postdubstep adventurism in both her productions and DJ sets. Having just announced her second LP Where Are We Going?, out March/April on Honey Soundsystem, Octo Octa is definitely one of our artists to watch this year. She's joined by Tiki Disco resident and Lot Radio bossman Lloydski (and plenty of refreshing White Label Yerba Mate Soda).