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
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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

Coney Island Reggae Beach Party
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Nightlife, Clubs

Coney Island Reggae on the Boardwalk

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If you’re getting baked on the beach, time your sunbathing to coincide with Carter Van Pelt’s monthly skankathon, which welcomes local selectors and legends. Stake out a spot on the sand and you’ll still be able to hear the ska, rocksteady, dub, lovers rock and early dancehall emanating from the booming speaker stack.

Nowadays
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Nightlife, Daytime parties

Mister Sunday

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The unbeatable duo of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin have grounded their world-touring record label and Mister Sunday dance party at the stunning Nowadays space in Ridgewood. Join them every Sunday for jubilant dancing, food truck bites and beyond.

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Jessy Lanza
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Music, Dance and electronic

Jessy Lanza + Shyboi

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Canadian singer-producer Lanza, whose music suggests Grimes-gone-bass-music, spins her skittering, subdued alt-R&B on the Elsewhere roof alongside multi-faceted DJ of queer crew Kunq, Shyboi.

A-Trak
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Music

Fool’s Gold Day Off

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It's that time of the year again! The most innovative sounds in electronic music and hip-hop intermingle at this all-day party hosted by A-Trak's Brooklyn label Fool's Gold. This year's edition features a particularly underground lineup, including irrepressable rapper Junglepussy, weirdo punk trio Show Me The Body, GHE20G0TH1K leader Venus X and a host of other stellar acts.

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MoMA PS1 Warm Up
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Nightlife, Daytime parties

Warm Up: Omar-S + Axel Boman + Jon Bap

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Label FXHE's idiosyncratic and brilliant head honcho, Omar S, is a Detroit contemporary of Theo Parrish and Moodymann with a sound that jacks, grinds and grooves like nobody else’s. He helms the decks for another of MoMA PS1's endlessly enjoyably Warm Up series, alongside Swedish house DJ Boman, idiosyncratic and eclectic producer Bap and a host of others.

Music, Dance and electronic

TOKiMONSTA

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A member of L.A.'s famed Brainfeeder label, producer Jennifer Lee makes psychedelic hip-hop with skittering electronic beats. Expect new tunes here from her latest, Lune Rouge, written during the producer's recovery from brain surgery.

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Analog Soul
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Clubs, House, disco and techno

Analog Soul + Anthony Naples

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Techno's baddest twin-sister duo, Analog Soul, can bring a killer DJ set anywhere, whether it's a DIY warehouse in Brooklyn or a rooftop club in the Meatpacking District. Here, Jacky and DatKat Sommer team with Mister Saturday Night mainstay Naples for an all-night party.

Pearson Sound
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Clubs, House, disco and techno

Pearson Sound + Via App + rrao

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David Kennedy, one of the U.K.'s most talented percussive bass music producers, is no newcomer to the scene. Under his two primary aliases Ramadanman and Pearson Sound, he has remained an integral member of the Hessle Audio label, which has excelled in the banger business since 2007. Here the highly sought-after DJ brings his mesmerizing low-end vibrations to Bushwick, following a live set by local techno luminary Via App.

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Kerri Chandler
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Clubs, House, disco and techno

Kerri Chandler

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House hero Kerri Chandler has been releasing thumping New Jersey–bred tunes since the early ’90s. Coming from a jazz-heavy background, Chandler was always surrounded by soul, disco and the “New York Underground Sound." Those influences shine on his (highly recommended) 2017 contribution to the DJ Kick mix series. The house legend visits the Output rooftop for a late-summer session.

Best parties in NYC coming up

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Nightlife, Clubs

Paradise Garage Reunion

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The Paradise Garage club once ruled New York’s nightlife with unparalleled dancing and appearances by the likes of Grace Jones. The iconic club celebrates its 41st anniversary with an ode to its fabulous history. Be a part of the legendary scene as DJs David DePino and Joey Llanos spin hours of the finest postdisco selections since 1977.

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