Musicheads: The New York City music scene is surely in trouble.
Since the state forced all NYC venues to shut their doors for safe social distancing, countless staff members who keep each nightlife venue afloat, including bar backs, security guards, resident DJs, late-night cooks, cleaners, talent bookers, general managers, are finding themselves without work right now.
From epic dance clubs to indie venues known for breaking out baby bands, New York has it all. Virtual clubbing is fun in the meantime from home, but if you’ve made memories at any of the following music havens and want to help ensure they’ll be able to open their doors again, we’ve compiled a tidy list of where to donate funds for each.
Send donations to their Arlene’s Grocery Staff Relief Fund GoFundMe.
Baby's All Right
All funds from Baby's season pass "Baby Chain" for $200, will go towards their staff relief fund. On their Instagram, Baby's stated that the season pass is also "good forever". You can also go to virtual (ticketed) gigs at Baby TV.
Bossa Nova Civic Club
You can directly support the staff via their Venmo account (bossanovacivicclub).
Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge
Send donations to their Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Staff GoFundMe.
Send donations to their The Bowery Electric Staff Fundraiser GoFundMe.
You can PayPal donations for their staff by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org, they have also set up a GoFundMe page for the venue.
Send donations to their Brooklyn Bowl Staff Relief Fund IndieGoGo.
Send donations to their C’mon Everybody Virtual Drinks & Community Support GoFundMe.
Donate via their staff GoFundMe relief page or you can buy a gift card and use it for any future live music, late nights, and sunny rooftop parties.
House of Yes
Send funds straight to the House of Yes staff through their GoFundMe page.
You can order liquor, beer and bottled cocktails to-go as Jupiter Disco still remains open if you want to support their business, donate to their staff fund or you can tip their staff and 100% of proceeds goes to the team.
You can send funds to their staff GoFundMe page during the shutdown, or Venmo (markethotel).
To donate to their staff, Venmo or Cashapp (MoodRingNYC). You can also buy an e-gift card, where a portion of the sale will go directly to their staff.
Help Williamsburg's non-profit music venue by donating on their match for music page. Every dollar you contribute will be matched by their Board Chair and President.
This local cocktail bar turns into a thumping nightlife spot to dance most nights a week. To see that happen in the future, you can donate funds to Ponyboy Staff Relief Fund. You can also order their custom to-go cocktails to keep their staff afloat.
The Sultan Room
To help support the Sultan Room/ Turk's Inn staff, they're selling gift cards for use when they reopen. To purchase. Cards can be used anywhere for concert tickets at The Sultan Room, dinner, drink or kebabs at Turk's Inn, and they never expire. You can Venmo them at (Turksnyc), and include "Gift card" in the subject line. Then DM your name on Instagram with the address you'd like them to mail the gift card to. For more information contact email@example.com. To give to their staff fund, Venmo (Turksnyc) with "Staff Fund" in the subject line. All of those proceeds will be distributed to their out-of-work staff.
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