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Lincoln Center brings Silent Disco to Hunters Point Friday

On the dance floor at Silent Disco

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Aug. 24, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

Lincoln Center is bringing a Silent Disco party back to Long Island City for the third year running on Friday.

The free disco, put on at Hunters Point South Park at Center Boulevard and 54th Avenue, will allow guests to break it down on the dance floor, without disturbing the neighbors.

The Lincoln Center Local program, dedicated to bringing cultural events to the outer boroughs, will host three DJs, Freedom Party® NYC and DJ Rimarkable, who will spin tracks on different channels, and dancers can set the wireless headphones provided at the event to whichever channel they choose.

While the event is free and open to the public, headphones are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Last year there were 500 sets of headphones available, but some people waited several hours to get their hands on a pair, as nearly 2,000 people came out to dance.

This year the event is starting an hour earlier than last year to try to cut down on the wait times, with families encouraged to come earlier in the evening. The event will hold a silent family dance from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., a dance lesson from 7 to 7:30 p.m., and then the party will officially kick off at 7:30 p.m. and run until 10:00 p.m.

“With the Lincoln Center Local initiative we are bringing world-class entertainment directly to the doorstep of communities within the borough. Not only is this programming fun but it gets our community grooving to the sounds and performances of some of the world’s most premiere artists,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer in a statement. “There’s no better way to enjoy your Friday night than by dancing the night away with family and friends while enjoying sweeping views along the East River in Long Island City as the sun sets.”

The event began in Hunters Point two years ago, before Lincoln Center Local expanded the event to all five boroughs last year.

The event is put on by Lincoln Center in partnership with Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Be sure to bring an ID or credit card to borrow headphones, and leave all bags at home, as none are allowed on the dance floor.

Hundreds turned out last night for Silent Disco, presented by Lincoln Center Local & @jimmyvanbramer

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K

Why are you all such haters! It really sounds like you hate everything that comes to LIC! Sad. I think this sounds awesome.

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DL

The events pander to a drinking crowd at a NYC Parks facility. Loud partygoers are nothing more than a money stream for the beer/wine concessionaire who fosters the party scene, without paying for a building’s rent. This sly fellow actually wants a skating rink to be put up on the slim amount of park carved out of the grossly over-built neighborhood-to-be. Of course, they check ID’s (ahem).
This is a gross misuse of public land. Wake up folks–you pay taxes, he gets rich, public land is exploited. Now if we had a civic minded council member and not a party guy, who would fight top expand the park portion of the overbuilt plans for Hunter’s Point….

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Facts are your Friend

You are speaking out of ignorance. LIC Landing pays rent to the city for the use of the space. It is based of a percentage of their sales, so the more people purchase food and drink there, the more money the city makes. LIC Landing also donates 2% of their profits to local charities. They are one of the strongest comment partners.

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Ro

Old man Paul, you should attend because they actually have three different DJs playing at the same time and one of them plays oldies. I guess you can never make everyone happy in life.

Now get off my front lawn!!!!

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Paul

“Music is not played so as not to disturb the neighbors”, Oh how nice because we all know how quiet having 2000 people gathered around screaming, singing, shouting, stomping is. Only difference is that to an onlooker from afar, you look like idiots wandering around aimlessly.

Here’s a thought… How about you actually play some music from the 70s? you’d be surprise how nostalgic many will be and appreciate. Much different that the drake and rihanna type music of how cool having intercourse while twerking is

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MRLIC

I’m surprised these HIPSTERS could stop talking about which part of LIC they are going to gentrify next long enough for an entire disco.

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