Yes, we might be in the midst of a pandemic, but that isn't stopping New York creatives from finding safe ways to produce art. Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? Add this one-of-a-kind, COVID-safe outdoor dance club to your list. The VIBES Music Game is a DJ mixing competition (think Iron Chef meets Battle of the Bands), bringing together up-and-coming DJs to showcase their music, mixing skills, and entertainment potential.
Start the evening with dinner at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Gowanus location, a spacious barn-like spot perfect for indulging in jumbo BBQ chicken wings, brisket, and chopped salad. Pro tip, try the cheesy fried green tomatoes! They're taking indoor seating if you call ahead and outdoor seating is first-come, first-served. If you're looking for a lighter option or to grab a quick drink, Mission Dolores is a tire-shop-turned-bar features craft beers and a great outdoor patio.
Then head to BYKlyn Yard (only a quick 13 minute walk) to dance it all off. BYKlyn Yard is NYC's first outdoor cycling studio by day and clears out the bikes to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor dance club by night. The venue is complete with a mural curated by Alpha Arts Alliance, Flash O' Boy, and Bare Canvas. On Saturday, 10/17 and 10/24 at 8:30pm, VIBES Music Game Like will be taking over, providing attendees with personal headsets for a silent dance party. Here's how it works: like an improv show, the audience names the genre and the DJs mix their music on the spot. The audience, both live and virtual, votes on the winner.
Tickets cost $20 per person and can be purchased at this link.
To ensure your safety, maximum capacity is 32 to allow for ample social distancing. Everyone entering BYKlyn Yard gets their temperature checked, fills out a health questionnaire, and is required to wear a mask at all times. Groups can gather if they come together, otherwise, party-goers are encouraged to maintain distance.
Arts & Culture Activity VIBES Music Game's Silent Dance Party at BYKlyn Yard, 421 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11217