This is the first summer in a while that I’ve been in New York for uninterrupted weeks at a time. I have no trips on the calendar for the foreseeable future. While there is a small part of me that is itching for some world exploration (not to mention the urge to GTFO altogether after Trump’s Helsinki performance), I’m taking this downtime as an invitation to embrace the city vibes. After all, everyone is infinitely more friendly when they aren’t trying to navigate around slush-filled puddles. We’re already a month past the solstice, and while that seems somewhat bonkers to me, I have some pretty rocking tan lines to show for it. Rooftops and open air venues and garden parties … oh my! Where are you going to soak up that good vitamin D this weekend?
1.) Soul Clap presents House of EFunk @ Elsewhere (Friday, July 2oth) – It’s funky Friday, and Soul Clap is leading the force! Arrive early for access to the Elsewhere Roof where Eli and Chaz will be holding down the fort before heading down for a second late night performance in The Hall. Performances from Justin Strauss, Life on Planets (LIVE) and many more will round out a truly funktastic lineup, taking over all three performance spaces (roof, Hall, Zone 1) at Elsewhere. Get tickets HERE.
2.) Heart Beats Presents: Kill Paris @ Knitting Factory (Friday, July 20th) – Kill Paris is coming in hot for the little party that could. This Friday you have a rare chance to get up close and personal with the American dubstep producer at Heart Beats Presents, an intimate party for some of bass music’s most compelling up and comers. It’s the only indoor party on the roster, but it’s right across from our beloved Fette Sau Here’s the perfect excuse to binge on BBQ in their sunny courtyard before making your way to Knitting Room’s booming back room. Get tickets HERE.
3.) Listed Presents: PLAY @ The Brooklyn Mirage (Saturday, July 21st) – The Cityfox Experience and Listed want to PLAY with you this weekend! Described as a “recess for adults”, the infamous PLAY parties invite you to kick-back and, just for a few hours, forget all of the things that make life hard: taxes, relationship, long work hours, Trump . . . no room for that here! PLAY veterans Cassy, Roman Flügel, Atish and many more will make your worries melt away faster than you can say slammin’. Get tickets HERE.
4.) Sundays on the Roof w/ Mike Huckaby & Reggie Dokes @ Output Rooftop (Sunday, July 22nd) – Detroit DJ Mike Huckaby brings his deep house stylings to the roof this Sunday. Reggie Dokes will be there too, to throw a little tech house in the mix. Come hungry because bites from The Bolivian Llama Party are for sale all afternoon, which means you can get your dance AND your nomnom on SIMULTANEOUSLY. Get tickets HERE.
5.) Lone & Galcher Lustwerk @ Elsewhere Rooftop (Sunday, July 22nd) – Attention hip-hop, house and breakbeat fans: here are your post-brunch plans. Head over to Elsewhere’s rooftop for a unique afternoon performance from the UK’s own Lone. Also on the bill is Galcher Lustwerk, a Cleveland-based electronic artist who here to show there’s more happening at home than just rock & roll. Get tickets HERE.