The 2015 Brooklyn Artists Ball Dance Party is coming up and they’ve collaborated with an amazing group of people, artists and collectives, all representing Brooklyn, to make this the best Dance Party yet!

Fool’s Gold Records is taking care of the music from start to finish with DJ sets by Nick Catchdubs and Shash’u and live performances from Bosco and Leaf.

The effervescent Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop will create another incredible edible installation that will have everyone rethinking what is possible in culinary art. Plus what would a party be without a lot of candy!

Brooklyn Museum’s friends at Pioneer Works are creating a virtual reality experience just for the party goers, and Robert Moy of Brooklyn Balloon Company will mastermind a surprise installation that will blow you away.

Situ Studio, the powerhouse collective responsible for many memorable moments at Brooklyn Museum will add awe-inducing ambience, all from the Museum’s Rubin Glass Pavilion.
Your ticket purchase will directly support the Museum’s work for Brooklyn—its ability to present the work of emerging Brooklyn artists, and serve hundreds of thousands in the community each year.

BRIC continues its series of House Parties, with special daytime activities, including family dance classes, film screenings, art making, and other participatory activities; and a nighttime musical main event, with a live band, DJ, and dance party.

Celebrate spring and warmer weather during our all-day, all-ages House Party with family-friendly live music, film screenings, dance classes, art-making and more. Followed by an evening dance party by I Love Vinyl, their approach is mind-wide, foot-friendly and snap, crackly, poppin’. Disco, house, soul, boogie, jazz/funk, hip hop, techno, no wave, new jack swing, Latin, electro and Afrobeat are woven into a cohesive, funky and irresistibly danceable sonic manifesto. Laptop-free since 2009.

The DUMBO Improvement District, in partnership with BBOX Radio, is thrilled to announce the launch of TunnelVision:DUMBO, a seasonal series of community-centric dance events taking place in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge. The inaugural event on Saturday, August 16 will feature a lineup of DJs spinning everything from world beat to soul to house music, plus public art and family-friendly fun, MC’d by Tony-nominated Broadway star Sahr Ngaujah.

The event is free and open to all. “Our mission is to inspire creativity and build community using quality music, dance and art in a monumental public space,” says the TunnelVision team. “We’re putting a 21st century spin on the traditional Brooklyn block party.” “Think of it as a mash-up between Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday and PS1 Warm Up, with a DUMBO twist,” said Alexandria Sica, executive director of the DUMBO Improvement District.

Date: Saturday, August 16 Time: 3 – 7pm
Location: Archway under the Manhattan Bridge (closest address 155 Water Street) – See more at: http://dumbo.is/blog_posts/tunnelvision-dumbo-dance-party-launches-aug-16#sthash.t3xDQYwC.dpuf

DOORS: 11:30 PM / SHOW: 11:59 PM

THIS EVENT IS 21 AND OVER

1:00AM DANCE CONTEST!

1ST PLACE PRIZE – $100 CASH
2ND PLACE PRIZE – $75 METROPOLIS VINTAGE GIFT CERTIFICATE

SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF WITH DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN BIO:
New York Night Train’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off is North America’s most popular soul party – by far playing to more people in more places and generating more capital than any of its contemporaries. The concept is simple-all night dancing to the wild soul 45s of subterranean superstar DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin and, in the middle, a $100 dance contest judged by a community panel. Recession-friendly mass entertainment with a universally cheap door price, the dance party/spectacle not only sells beyond capacity at home, but has brought its excitement to domestic markets all the way from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine and internationally from Tel Aviv to Mexico City-including monthly residencies in New York, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Oakland, and PDX. The Dance-Off portion features judges from every edge of music and culture from classic subcultural icons like Mike Watt and Jello Biafra, to rock stars Andrew Van Wyngarden (MGMT) and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), to interesting cultural figures like Karla LaVey (Satanic Priestess) and Matt Gonzalez (Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate) to your favorite neighborhood heroes. Catch The Soul Clap!

“A shimmy-worthy mix of maximum rock’n’soul” – New York Post

“DJ Jonathan Toubin spins the 45s. The mid-’60s to early-’70s r &b and funk will have you dancing with the stars.” – Sharyn Jackson, Village Voice

“New York’s premier dusty 45 party, attracting rockers, mods and dandies alike.” – Time Out Chicago

“Genius” – Josiah Hughes, Exclaim! “An eve of 45-rpm soul sizzlin’ and expressive dance.” – Lina Lecaro, LA Weekly

“Ridiculous and fun” – Jennifer Maerz, SF Weekly

“It’s a goddamn national treasure!” – Wm Steven Humphrey, Portland Mercury

“The Soul-Clap is a party without parallel where you’ll experience dance hysteria and soul grooves you’ll never hear again.” – Megan O’Neil, Detroit Metro-Times

The Japanese art-pop duo, Cibo Matto, is back and just as sparkly as ever. After a fourteen year hiatus, these ladies, famous for their songs about food, return to the scene with a new celebrated album Hotel Valentine. With brushstrokes of hip-hop, funk, and pop, their colorful songs are the perfect palette to cure us of our winter blues. Second in this musical collage are the cousins of Javelin who are known for their synth-hammering, knob-twisting, sample-happy beats. And to kick it all off JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN) will prime the evening with a DJ set.