Tag: Parties (Social)

The Nightlife Outlaws of East Los Angeles

The Look Club Scum, a monthly party that embraces punk and drag, is a distillation of the fringe-friendly gay underground on the Eastside. Photographs by Daniel Jack Lyons Text by Daniel Hernandez Produced by Eve Lyons ImageJosefina Valdez, an original attendee of Club Scum nights, in downtown Los Angeles.CreditDaniel Jack Lyons for The New York […]

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The Hippest Trip in New York? It’s Soul Train Utica. Hop On.

ImageKhalela Campbell, left, and Lakeshia Weatherspoon were two of the 250 Soul Train Utica passengers this year. “Soul Train,” the dance party that ran on television from 1971 to 2006, billed itself as the “hippest trip in America,” and on a good Saturday, it lived up to the billing. It changed the way America danced, […]

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65 Block Parties, 5 Boroughs, 1 New York Summer

Weather: Blue skies with sunshine and a high near 80. Temperatures will climb a few degrees higher this weekend. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditDemetrius Freeman for The New York Times What better way to end a New York summer than with some block parties? Or at least a story about […]

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‘The Energy Was Just Indescribable’: Club Langston Didn’t Go Quietly

Endangered Spaces Located on an unassuming block in Brooklyn, one of the last black-owned gay nightclubs in the city has closed. ImageCreditJulia Wertz /* Center headlines for standalone and embedded interactives */ /* @import url(“nyt5/centered-headline.css”); */ /* Fullbleed interactive-graphic container */ /* @import url(“nyt5/fullbleed.css”); */ /* For use with LaziestLoader */ /* @import url(“nyt5/laziestloader.css”); */ […]

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Kits for Kids’ Sleepovers. Parents’ Ambien Not Included.

When Liz Sender’s daughter turned 8 in October, she requested a sleepover party. So Ms. Sender, a makeup artist in Los Angeles, did what any modern parent does: She looked on Instagram at slumber-party photos. It was there that she spotted WonderTent Parties, which provides a professionalized sleepover experience. Instead of mismatched sleeping bags cluttering […]

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The Man Behind Those Throbbing Warehouse Parties in Brooklyn

ImageRob Toma surveyed the techno rave scene that his company, Teksupport, held at a warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.CreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times An army of young people swarmed through the darkened rectangles of industrial Brooklyn, orienteering by thudding beats and prismatic light to a former shipbuilding factory. They wore chokers and […]

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The Perfect Soundtrack for a Summer Dinner Party

Temperatures might be falling and the daylight hours dwindling, but summer doesn’t officially come to a close until Sept. 23; consider it a bonus month (or three weeks) to throw a small dinner party and share new, and old, music with friends. A good soundtrack to the night can inspire discussion, pad out quieter moments […]

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What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

Ask people to name someone they find charming and the answers are often predictable. There’s James Bond, the fictional spy with a penchant for shaken martinis. Maybe they’ll mention Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton or a historical figure, like the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi. Now ask the same people to describe, […]

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It’s the Anniversary of Everything!

By any measure, the summer of ’69 was, as the kids say today, “a lot.” June had the Stonewall riots, a landmark moment in the modern gay rights movement. July, the moon landing. August, the grisly Manson murders, followed by the endless mud of Woodstock. These events have been fodder for countless songs, movies, university […]

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When Gender Reveal Videos Go Spectacularly, Cathartically Wrong

The gender-reveal party has been around for about as long as Instagram has, and the two have gotten out of hand at roughly the same speed. Gender reveals now precede or even replace the traditional baby shower, marking the occasion when the proud parents first learn the sex of their unborn guest of honor. Until […]

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Switzerland’s Once-in-a-Generation, Over-the-Top Party

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‘She Always Looked Out for Us’: the Glamorous Patron of Stablehands

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — For decades, townspeople and tourists would throng the sidewalks along Broadway and the entrance to Congress Park on the occasion of Marylou Whitney’s annual ball, the social event of the summer racing season. Her entrance was as much a part of the spectacle as the party itself; she once arrived via […]

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Shooting at Brooklyn Block Party Kills 1 Man and Injures 11

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A neighborhood block party in Brooklyn ended with a shooting late Saturday that killed a 38-year-old man and wounded 11 people, despite a large police presence at the event, the authorities said. Investigators were searching for at least one […]

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How to Throw a Festive Korean-Inspired Dinner Party

The designer Rejina Pyo moved to London from Seoul, South Korea, in 2008 to study fashion at Central Saint Martins, under the esteemed professor Louise Wilson. Not long after, she met her husband, the chef and cookbook author Jordan Bourke — and then, much to her parents’ dismay, she never moved back home. After graduating, […]

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