An unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline presented itself once I passed through the gates of CitiStorage at 5 N. 11th St just before midnight.
The Empire State Building radiated red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet for Pride Weekend in the background. In the foreground, armies of red, green and blue specks bobbed and darted across the dance floor. A DJ battle, organized by Quiet Events and sponsored by the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, was being waged. Continue reading →
An empty parking lot on the Williamsburg waterfront with dramatic, unobstructed views of the New York City skyline. Hundreds of dancers wearing glow in the dark gear, keeping cool with frozen cocktails as the sun sets. A battle of the DJs featuring top spinners from around the city. Partying outdoors until two in the morning, with no visit from the cops or complaints from the neighbors.
The event is Quiet Clubbing Outdoors, and the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce is bringing it to CitiStorage (5 North 11th Street) on Saturday, June 29th from 8pm-2am.
As party-goers arrive, each will receive a pair of high quality wireless headphones. They can adjust the volume and choose between three DJs, with just a flick of a switch. Blue, red, or green indicator lights on top of the headphones let everyone know what others are listening to. “It’s an exhilarating, fun and unifying experience,” said Will Petz, founder of Quiet Events, who is presenting the event on behalf of the Chamber. “To onlookers, it appears as if people are crazy, dancing and singing to nothing. For those with headsets, it’s party time!”
Top DJs Repete, David Martinez, JVC and Izzy E will be pumping a mix of Rock, Hip Hop, House, 80’s, 90’s and Techno into the headsets from 8PM – 2AM. Red Star Bar will set up a full cash bar and snacks like Italian ices will be available from Grandma Rose’s.
Proceeds from Quiet Clubbing will go to the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce, which relaunched in late 2012 to support North Brooklyn’s small businesses. “This event is such a great representation of our members,” said Chamber President Jeff Mann. “It’s innovative, creative and fun, like so many of the community’s businesses. Serving the nighttime crowd without disturbing our residents is a huge bonus for us.”