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The best parties in NYC this month

Check out the best parties New York’s nightlife has to offer, from club nights to globally renowned label takeovers

Photograph: Courtesy Julian C Manuszewski
By Time Out editors |

Have the urge to party but don't know where to go? Play our collection of the best DJ mixes of the year, and browse through the list of our favorite danceworthy events, with house music, techno, minimal, acid, hip-hop and more on the bill. Don't miss out on all the secret parties (we recommend bookmarking this page so you're the first to know!). And make sure to satisfy that after-party (or pre-party) appetite on weekends by checking out one of the absolute best brunches NYC has to offer.

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Best parties in NYC this month

Photograph: Ben de Biel
Music, Dance and electronic

Modeselektor + Shy Eyez

Germany's Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, better known as aural anarchists Modeselektor, perform their wide-ranging array of bass-heavy beats which are patently body-moving live. And make sure to listen to their most recent release, this year's Who Else, which features the group dropping their recent pop inclincations in favor of a return to their no-nonsense club techno roots.

Moodymann performs at the Red Bull Music Academy stage during the Nuits Sonores Festival in Lyon, France on May 15th, 2015. // Gilles Reboisson / Red Bull Content Pool
Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Nightlife, Clubs

Detroit Love: Moodymann + DJ Minx

Armed with deconstructed samples of jazz, blues, funk and gospel, Moodymann (a.k.a. Kenny Dixon Jr.) helped re-invent Detroit house and techno music in the ’90s with his own grimy spin on the genres. Hear the legend spin his Motor City magic as you decompress in Le Bain's infamous hot tub.

Photograph: Courtesy Dav Jeff

YES HOMO: A New Queer Daytime Dance Party

icon-location-pin C'mon Everybody, Bedford-Stuyvesant

C'Mon Everybody welcomes the queer brethren of Bed-Stuy to dance and delight at its new afternoon jam, with music by DJ Sean McMahill. 

Aphex Twin
Photograph: Richard Isaac/REX/Shutterstock
Music, Dance and electronic

Aphex Twin

Cornish beat mangler Aphex Twin made his name on being hard to follow, not just because of his artistic unpredictability but also due to his aggressively cryptic persona and preference for limited pressings of vinyl-only releases. This is his first NYC gig since the ’90s—and it’ll be a doozy.

Be Cute
Photograph: Courtesy Maro Hagopian

Be Cute Brooklyn

We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to party with Horrorchata, Charlene and the other icons of Brooklyn drag at this low-priced monthly kiki. Count on hits from Janet Jackson and Britney Spears and outrageous performances from Bushwig's greatest hits. Serve your look, but prepare to sweat your fake eyelashes right off. 

The Roller Wave
Photograph: Courtesy Mike Schmidt
Things to do, Quirky events

The Roller Wave

The ever-popular roller-disco party returns for another night of freewheeling fun at House of Yes. Show up in your flyest cape, hit the floor and show off those slick skate moves. Or, if you're like us, just try not to go ass over tea kettle in front of a cutie. If you don't have your own wheels, show up early; rental skates are first-come, first-served.

Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Tommy Genesis

A member of Atlanta collective Awful Records, Tommy Genesis first gained recognition in 2015 collaborating with labelmates like Abra. Nowadays the Calvin Klein model and self-proclaimed “art-hoe” and “fetish rapper” is star in her own right, performing behind her duality-themed self-titled debut (see the sensual cover featuring her face-to-face with her own double).

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