Dance Liberation Network
Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway BK NY 11221
Doors 7PM with food provided by Las Marias
Panel begins 8PM
Moderated by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson
Council Member Rafael Espinal
Rachel Nelson, Secret Project Robot & Happyfun Hideaway
Nikki Brown, Dance Liberation Network
Ali Coleman, House Coalition
Jamie Burkart, NYC Artist Coalition
Lutz Leichsenring, Creative Footprint
Douglas Sherman, The Loft
Dancing begins 10PM
DJ sets by
DJ Spinderella (Salt N Pepa)
Ali Coleman (House Coalition)
Adam R (PAPI JUICE)
Panel and event free with RSVP @ BOOMBK.COM
About Dance Liberation Network
Bushwick-based organization Dance Liberation Network has been working alongside NYC Artist Coalition, Dance Parade, House Coalition and NYC Council Member Espinal on the Let NYC Dance campaign, focusing on the repeal of the NYC Cabaret Law that prevents people from dancing. The law requires spaces to have a Cabaret License, which is almost impossible for spaces to get due to the zoning laws and tedious process to get one. Out of only 20,000 establishments, under 100 actually have a Cabaret license.
The law, racist in its origins, dates back to 1926 as a way to break up black jazz clubs in Harlem and has been used as a weapon against NYC’s most marginalized communities since. For the first time in 91 years, a bill has been introduced by Council Member Rafael Espinal to repeal the Law, this event in collaboration with BOOM, aims to educate folks on how best to take action and apply pressure in efforts for NYC council members to repeal the law at the end of September.
Bushwick Owners + Organizers Movement (BOOM) aspires to activate collaboration between the neighborhood's organizers and artists, integrating the evolving diversity of the community and celebrating its wealth of dynamic cultures. BOOM highlights Bushwick’s organizers and business owners providing spaces for safe expression, inclusivity, accessibility, as a celebration of the music, art, and performance coming from our community.