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Fun parties for New Yorkers with a strict 10pm bedtime

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but some of us still want to get a solid ten hours of shut-eye per night

PS1 Warm Up 2018
Photograph: Courtesy PS1 Warm Up
By Jennifer Picht and Time Out contributors |
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There are two types of NYC party people: Partier Number One stays out until the sun comes up, and Partier Number Two is in bed and ordering pizza by 10pm. Hey—there's no shame in an early-to-bed, early-to-rise game! We get that New York is meant to be the city that never sleeps, but that doesn’t mean we're always willing to sacrifice our ten sweet hours of shut-eye per night. Luckily, if you like to rage and be in pajamas before the clock strikes 12am, there's a range of slammin' parties in NYC that start early and end early. Here's proof that you can have a blast and still stay true to your curfew!

Where to party and be in bed before 10pm

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MoMA PS1 Warm Up
Photograph: Charles Roussel
Things to do

Warm Up 2019

icon-location-pin MoMA PS1, Long Island City
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The alfresco music series hits MoMA PS1’s courtyard starting July 6 and brings new sounds and DJs from all around the world. Aside from the outstanding talent, a new (and often trippy) art installation takes over the outdoor space, making this weekly bash one of the most indispensible summer experiences for culture vultures.

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Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco
Photograph: Courtesy Angelita Gonzalez-Brandel
Things to do, Quirky events

Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco

icon-location-pin Lakeside at Prospect Park, Prospect Park
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Have you ever wanted to dress up like a character from Xanadu, The Great Gatsby or Donna Summer and dance and skate with other like-minded people? Join the insanity at Coney Island icon Lola Star’s infamous roller disco at Lakeside in Prospect Park, where you need to unleash your inner Roller Blade vixen to keep up with the crowd. Costumes are highly encouraged at this kitschy and mostly adults-only roller-skate dance party, so be sure to dress to dazzle your fellow skaters. Make sure to check dreamlandrollerrink.com for the full schedule so that you know what costume to wear! 

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Nowadays
Photograph: Erez Avissar
Nightlife, Daytime parties

Mister Sunday

icon-location-pin Nowadays, Ridgewood
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This hugely popular open-air dance party is the definition of Sunday Funday! Head to Ridgewood’s outdoor Nowadays space to shake your tail feathers to jams provided by an ever-changing lineup of DJs. The ongoing summer party series kicks off in the late-afternoon and ends—yep, you guessed it—at 10pm.

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Photograph: Courtesy Shot By Rod
Things to do

The Get Down

Fact: You will work up a sweat at this dance party, which kicks off with a pre-party meditation at 6pm, followed by a slate of guest DJs spinning their best tracks to get your happy feet tapping. The banger ends at 10pm, so you'll definitely wake up the next day feeling refreshed (and maybe a little sore from tearing up the dancefloor).

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