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The best parties and club nights in NYC this month: July 2024

Check out the best parties New York’s nightlife has to offer, from club nights to new event series.

Ian Kumamoto

Whether or not you realize it, New York is undergoing a nightlife renaissance. Communities that were once driven underground and considered "niche" have blossomed and claimed their rightful spot in the city's entertainment ecosystem.

Whether it's a new Latin party about to take over one of the biggest club venues in the Lower East Side, an Afro-Latino party that takes place on a Midtown rooftop every Saturday, or an AAPI collective taking over the Brooklyn Museum for First Saturdays, there's no shortage of exciting parties happening this month. Here are some of our top picks.

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The best parties and club nights in NYC this month: July 2024

  • Nightlife

Head to the waterfront of Brooklyn Army Terminal for two days of techno and electronic music that will give you that quintessential New York summer party experience you need to have at least once. Produced by the minds behind some of the most iconic music festivals, including Electric Zoo, this dance extravaganza will feature DJ and producer Chris Lake alongside other legends like Chris Lorenzo, Andruss, Jojo Lorenzo on July 19 and Detroit techno legend Green Velvet, as well as Harry Romero and Cole Night on July 20.

  • Things to do

Not a night owl? You don't have to stay up to the wee hours to get your party on: the folks from 9AM Banger are hosting their next morning bash, a "Rise and Rosé" themed shindig on Saturday, July 20 on The Rooftop at Pier 17.

Kicking off with a two-hour open bar from 9am to 11am, the outdoor daytime fete will be looking pretty in pink with rosy decorations galore, so break out your best blushes and flushes to adhere to that all-pink dress code. Enjoy upbeat tunes from a musical lineup that includes E-Stylez, Dana Lu, Rille B2B Mindless, Stevie G, Zeemuffin and more. Cool down from your dancing session with ice creams and popsicles from Mamitas Ices. That should definitely wake you up for the day ahead!

  • LGBTQ+

Bars centering lesbians and queer women have been disappearing for a while, which means these folks often have to go way out of their way to meet a potential romantic interest.

As a response to the unfortunate lack of spaces for the sapphic community, the online publication Mixed Feelings is bringing a speed dating event to La Plaz at The Standard High Line. The event on July 25 will include three rounds of speed dating, an emcee, and gifts from Glow Recipe, Tower 28, Baggu, Vacation, and other brands—and maybe a potential match! 

  • Drinking

A rite of passage for any beer-loving New Yorker, a trip out to Boardy Barn was one of the best, sloppiest things to do in the Hamptons each summer. For more than five decades, that red-and-white-striped circus tent saw roll after roll of smiley-face stickers, cup after cup of sudsy brews and as many summer break-ups as summer hook-ups. The Long Island institution may have shuttered in 2021, but those legendary Sunday afternoon parties are continuing this summer with a Boardy Barn pop-up at Houston Hall.

Kicking off on Sunday, July 14, and happening every Sunday from 2pm to 8pm through Labor Day, Boardy Barn is partnering with the West Village beer hall to bring the spirit of the original to NYC, smiley stickers and all. "

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