Aug. 22, 2014 By Christian Murray
There is going to be a giant disco party under the stars at Hunters Point South Waterfront Park–one night next month.
Lincoln Center is hosting a “silent disco’ on Friday, Sept 12, on the waterfront, which will be open to the public—and cater to about 500 party-goers who will be provided with headphones.
The event kicks off with dance lessons, where a professional instructor will provide tips from the stage, aided by helpers in the audience. The dance music and instructions will come through wireless headphones—hence the term “silent disco.”
The dance lessons will start at 6:00 pm, with the silent disco going into high gear at 7:00 pm.
For observers, the event will appear odd as dancers move to “silent” beats.
The event is part of Lincoln Center’s effort to bring its art and entertainment programs to the outer boroughs.
“Lincoln Center and its wonderful performances and programs belong in all the boroughs, not just Manhattan,” said Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, who worked with Bernstein to bring the event to Hunters Point, said: There’s no better way to enjoy your Friday night than by dancing … while enjoying sweeping views along the East River in Long Island City as the sun sets.”
Two DJs – Bill Coleman and hustle mainstay Bobby Morales – will spin different sets in each headphone channel, creating simultaneous and ever-shifting dance parties.
The event is free and attendees must bring identification in order to obtain headphones.
Date: Friday, Sept. 12
Location: Hunters Point South Waterfront Park
Time: 5:30, with dance lessons starting at 6:00 pm
Dance: 7:00 pm
Price: Free, with admission on a first come first served basis
Event ends at 10:00 pm
Hopefully, they’ll spin the Sister Sledge classic “We Are Family”–the video for it was filmed on that spot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMVe_HcyP9Y
This is so cool! I assume people are going to need to arrive early?