Have you ever been to a party on a Sunday night? It’s seriously underrated. Most people avoid it because they have to be at work on Monday. But trust us when we say that finishing up your weekend dancing will make your work week better.
There’s a long tradition of Sunday evening parties in NYC, or tea dances, as they’re affectionately known. Parties like 718 Sessions and The Loft have been keeping the tradition alive for decades. You show up around 6pm, dance for a few hours and you’re home in bed before midnight.
It’s hard to put into words the lightness that you feel when you leave the party, and when you show up to work on Monday you will feel energized; the kind of energy you need to get through the work week. We’ve got one Sunday party in this week’s listings and we will continue to share Sunday parties each week because you can’t beat that feeling.
NYC Nightlife 6/29-6/30
7.29 - Bonobo presents OUTLIER at Knockdown Center
Lush, manic, beautiful, melancholy, joyful - these are just a few ways to describe Bonobo’s music. The British electronic artist has been making experimental music for the past decade, touching the hearts of people all over the globe. This Saturday he’s bringing those sounds to the Knockdown Center where he’s handpicked several artists on the same tip to join him: Jacques Greene, Sofia Kourtesis, Romare, O’Flynn, Juan MacLean and Timo Lee.
One of NYC’s most prolific producers, Eli Escobar, is celebrating record number nine this Saturday. Released just last week, Eli takes listeners on a journey through golden era hip hop, classic New York house, and club-ready techno on The Beach Album. Expect to hear all those sounds and more when he takes dancers on an all night journey at Good Room. While you’re there, be sure to pop into the Bad Room to check out another prolific DJ, Planet B.
Growing up in London in the 90s, Heidi Lawden was inspired by the rave scene happening around her as a teenager. Thirty years later, she’s still partying. Now based in LA, Heidi spends her days collaborating with DJ Harvey and ESP Institute and her nights killing it at clubs and festivals like Panorama Bar, Glitterbox, Horse Meat Disco and Love International. Heidi is in Brooklyn this Saturday for House of Yes’ Gala Galactica where one can expect to hear synth-laden disco and leftfield house and techno in a futuristic setting.
What’s better than hearing Italo in a club? Hearing it on a boat. And not much can beat a boat party in New York City so we highly recommend spending your Sunday with the Italomatic crew on the East River. Your captains for the day are Andi, Facets, and Rok One, who will be playing Italo disco, synth, new wave, freestyle and 80s jams. The trio play everything from the classics to unheard of B-sides to other off the cuff dancefloor gems.