What's The Haps?

Literary readings, outdoor movies and late night dances — we've got a lot going on in August. Read about it all here.

Nowadays is free except for indoors on Friday and Saturday nights after 10pm, and Sundays indoors and outdoors until 9pm. If you're interested in private rentals or reservations, email cyn.s1534664125yadaw1534664125on@st1534664125neve1534664125. If you ever have a question about how our plans might affect your plans, drop us a line at cyn.s1534664125yadaw1534664125on@ol1534664125leh1534664125. See you soon!


Sunday, August 19

Mister Sunday: Eamon Harkin

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Tuesday, August 21
HIP Lit

HIP Lit takes over one of our corners out back to present some readings while you grab some food and drink and settle in for some top-notch prose. Here’s a little background:

HIP Lit is a Brooklyn-based event series and creative community that spotlights authors on the cutting-edge of the writing scene. Founded by publishing professionals and MFA graduates Erin Harris, Britt Canty, and Kim Perel, HIP Lit brings stories to life and people together. We believe authors deserve audiences and literature deserves a party. Celebrate with us!

7pm / free


Wednesday, August 22
Outdoor Film Night: Lords of Flatbush (1974)

Every Wednesday at sundown, we set up the projector in the back yard and put on a movie while you kick it with a bite and brew. The films are chosen by MoMA’s former senior curator of film, Laurence Kardish. For forty-four years, Laurence organized over a thousand exhibitions covering the whole history and culture of cinema, and now he’s queued up a series for us.

The Brooklyn high school graduating class of 1954 has four leather-jacketed toughies who are more concerned with impressing each other than the women they date. Largely improvised, the cast includes Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler and Perry King before fame called.

Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen Verona. 86 mins.

film begins at sundown / free


Thursday, August 23
So They Say: Lex Rodriguez and Love Letters

So They Say is a new party from New York DJ Lex Rodriguez supporting the works of queer, trans and POC artists. Lex is a Minneapolis transplant who now calls Brooklyn home. They are devoted to breaking barriers and elevating QTPOC voices in nightlife and beyond. A champion of vinyl formatting and a fierce technician deeply committed to their craft, they weave webs with rhythmic and vocally-driven shades of deep atmospheric music. Their storytelling-style programming takes listeners on a journey through all kinds of genres.

Lex’s guest tonight is Maxime Robillard, aka Love Letters, a deeply emotive, Queens-native producer with releases out on Help Recordings, CGI Records and Yield. A true tastemaker of ambient, left-field house and techno, Maxime is affiliated with Halcyon the Shop and is one of the founding members of Hypnotic Spa. Being “more of a lover than a fighter,” expect this renegade to bring straight heat right out of the gate of jacking tracks and heady bangers. Come move with other like-minded individuals in a space geared towards freedom of expression and inclusivity. Dress to sweat!

8p-2a / free


Friday, August 24
Backyard listening with Ali Coleman

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Ali is a New Jersey native who’s been serving up soulful house and disco to some of New York’s best dance floors for nearly 20 years. We first met him on the dance floor at Body & SOUL, where his love of the music managed to make the best moments even better. You’ll hear that love loud and clear when he hits the back yard for a six-hour set under the open sky.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, August 24
Olive T, Ash Lauryn and Turtle Bugg

Olive T is a native New Yorker and a longtime dancer, producer and DJ. She plays at an array of venues throughout New York, giving her the opportunity to showcase her wide-ranging musical taste in sets that are as surprising as they are enjoyable. Ash Lauryn is a Detroit native and an Atlanta resident. She writes the blog Underground and Black, hosts a monthly NTS Radio show of the same name and has served up mixes for Discwoman and Honey Soundsystem. Turtle Bugg is part of the Sublimate crew and one half of Soul 2 Seoul and Basement Floor Records. He’s also a vinyl devotee and a truly inspired selector with a keen ear for underground dance music of all stripes. He joins Ash and Olive for a night of musical selections that will swing wide, go deep and keep you dancing ’til morning.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Saturday, August 25
The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, we host a backyard barbecue with pork ribs, beef brisket and all the fixin’s. The ’cue is available from noon ’til 1am (or whenever it runs out), and there’s a ping pong tourney at 3pm with a $50 bar tab that goes to the day’s champ. At 8pm an amazing record selector lays down the vibes for the evening hang.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / reservations here


Saturday, August 25
Backyard Listening with DJ Python

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Brian Piñeyro is a man of many monikers (DJ Wey, DJ Xanax, Luis) who dons the alias DJ Python to deliver his unique brand of reggaeton-infused techno. For a taste, check out his debut full length, Dulce Compañia, and his recent live Boiler Room set of deep reggaeton. He’ll set the vibe out back while you kick it with a brew under the stars, or take a breather from the indoor dance floor.

8p – 2a / free


Saturday, August 25
Allergy Season x FNV

Two of our regular nights are joining forces this month to form one superparty, and we couldn’t be more excited. FNV, aka Fruits and Vegetables, is Michael Magnan and JT Almon, two superb DJs who know well how to take a party from first song to first light (and beyond). Local record label Allergy Season has brought incredible artists to our decks nearly every month since we opened. Label boss Daniel Fisher, aka Physical Therapy, is one half of the production duo Fatherhood (the other half is Michael Magnan), as well as a selector with an ever-expanding musical domain, so there’s no telling what he’ll drop — but we can tell you it will make you dance. With him at the controls alongside JT and Michael, you’d be well advised to cancel your plans for the next day.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, August 26
Mister Sunday: Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Tuesday, August 28
Think Olio: A Deep Listening of Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew with Composer, Conductor and Professor Whitney George

Composer and conductor Whitney George commandeers our hi-fi for a guided listening session of Miles Davis’s groundbreaking jazz-rock album, Bitches Brew. The record, released in 1970, uses both acoustic and electronic instrumentation and studio techniques, features a bevy of high-profile players and shows the influence of Jimi Hendrix and Davis’s then wife, soul singer Betty Davis. In short, there’s plenty to explore. We can’t wait to settle in between the stacks with an craft brew of our own and follow Whitney’s lead.

7p / $15** /  more info and tickets

**class is $15, but don’t worry, if you’re just coming to hang out, have dinner or have a drink, Nowadays is free as usual


Wednesday, August 29
Outdoor Film Night: The Gang’s All Here (1943)

Every Wednesday at sundown, we set up the projector in the back yard and put on a movie while you kick it with a bite and brew. The films are chosen by MoMA’s former senior curator of film, Laurence Kardish. For forty-four years, Laurence organized over a thousand exhibitions covering the whole history and culture of cinema, and now he’s queued up a series for us.

Our summer series concludes with an extravagant, breezy, Technicolor, virtually-psychedelic musical concocted by 20th Century Fox as American boys were being shipped off to war. Starring the Brazilian bombshell Carmen Miranda and a bevy of “banana” girls, few Hollywood films since have been so gloriously demented.

Directed by Busby Berkeley. 103 mins.

film begins at sundown / free


Thursday, August 30
DJ Monchan and Eli Escobar

DJ Monchan runs DS Records, operates the Dailysession DJ-mix site and curates A1 Records’ superb selection of house and techno. In other words, his knowledge runs deep, and his crates do, too. Eli Escobar has serenaded dance floors all over the city for over two decades and released music on Nervous, Strictly Rhythm and Classic. He’s also one third of the crew behind the Tiki Disco parties and one half of the Night People label. In short, he’s one of New York’s hardest working DJs, and when he gets behind the decks, it shows.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, August 31
Backyard Listening with Unscented DJ

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Brandon Wilner, aka Unscented DJ, is co-boss of the reissue label Fake Music Re-Anticipations and a longtime regular on the Lot Radio. He also throws the party Badness, where selectors are invited to experiment with genres and tempos not typically found at dance music soirees. He’ll have free rein out back, so be ready for an adventurous set.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, August 31
Working Women, D. Tiffany and a Special Australian Guest

NYC DJs Ashlyn, Voices, Nina and Nicely, known collectively as Working Women, return to the ’days for another b2b2b2b set of diverse dance tunes. They’re joined by Vancouver-based DJ and producer Sophie Sweetland, aka D. Tiffany (aka DJ Zozi, aka Xophie Xweetland). Sophie is an MPC-wielding architect of dreamy house with releases on 1080p, Pacific Rhythm, Coastal Haze and her own Planet Euphorique imprint. Her productions often evoke the sensation of a warm breeze, but don’t be fooled, as a selector she runs the gamut from airy tropical jams to wall-rattling techno and drum ‘n’ bass.

Also on deck for the evening is a special Australian guest. The Melbourne-based DJ and producer released her debut EP on Perth’s Good Company Records last year, and she has since released music on Kalahari Oyster Cult, Voyage Recordings and Planet Europhique; contributed a track to Pelvis’ DJ Tools Vol. 2; supplied mixes for Truants and Noise in My Head and performed live at Australia’s Inner Varnika festival. She’s touring Europe this summer, and stopping by our house to join Working Women and D. Tiffany for a night of night of first-class, far-flung dance music.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Saturday, September 1
The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, we host a backyard barbecue with pork ribs, beef brisket and all the fixin’s. The ’cue is available from noon ’til 1am (or whenever it runs out), and there’s a ping pong tourney at 3pm with a $50 bar tab that goes to the day’s champ. At 8pm an amazing record selector lays down the vibes for the evening hang.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / reservations here


Saturday, September 1
Backyard Listening with Nina BC

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Nina BC works at one of our favorite New York City shops (and the home of the Brooklyn-based label RVNG Intl), Commend. She’s part of the Working Women collective, a regular host on the Lot Radio and a selector whose eclectic sets reflect her uplifting attitude. She’ll shine the light down on the back yard starting at 8pm.

8p – 2a / free


Saturday, September 1
Galcher Lustwerk All Night

Galcher Lustwerk is a Cleveland-born, New York–based producer who pairs psychedelic textures with stream-of-consciousness raps to create hip-house that is at once funky and serene. He’s released EPs on White Material, Tsuba and his own Lustwerk Music, as well as two excellent albums, Dark Bliss and 200% Galcher, in the past year. He’ll lay down an entrancing groove of house, hip hop, techno and more in an all-night set.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free entry before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets

 


Sunday, September 2
Mister Sunday: Labor Day Weekend Special

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Our Labor Day Weekend party is never the last one of the outdoor season (we go well into October), but it is one of the big ones. As usual, we’ll have Caribbean fare at the food truck, ribs and brisket at the barbecue stand and refreshing drinks at the bar, and Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin will be playing good dance tunes all day, so you can put in work on the dance floor.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds available online, and you can always RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. RSVPs don’t guarantee entry though, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3p – 9p (Nowadays closes at midnight) / $15 before 5p with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Sunday, September 2
Labor Day Sunday Indoors: Son of Sound and Duane Harriott
It’s a holiday weekend and we’re not letting it go to waste. After Justin and Eamon play their last song out back at Mister Sunday, we’re throwing an after party indoors with two of our favorite NYC DJs. Duane Harriott is one half of Devin Dare, one half of Bim Marx, 100% of Desiree West and 100% amazing. Son of Sound is a New York native who’s been releasing music steadily since 1991. His sound draws from early ‘80s R&B, soul, hip hop, electro-funk and house — which is to say, it’s New York through and through. Both are seriously skilled selectors who never fail to show us a fantastic time. Let’s celebrate.

9p – 2a / $5 before 10p with RSVP / $5 with a Mister Sunday stamp / $10 advance tickets


Monday, September 3
Labor Day BBQ

If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday with a cold brew in one hand, a plate of ’cue  in the other and a bocce ball at the ready, we’ve got you covered. We’re hosting a free BBQ out back from noon ’til midnight, so drop in anytime and celebrate Labor Day with us. We’ll be putting in work on a plate of ribs.

noon – midnight / free

 


Thursday, September 6
Mickey Perez, Lloydski and Tom Noble

Mickey Perez is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based selector who pairs New York staples like boogaloo, salsa and disco with indigenous styles of Colombia, Peru, Cape Verde, Nigeria and Ghana. Lloydski is one third of the Tiki Disco crew, a regular host on the Lot Radio and a longtime staple of NYC’s club scene. Tom Noble is a disco devotee and a prolific producer who’s turned out some seriously essential edits over the years. He’s also the owner of Bushwick’s Superior Elevation Records and a seasoned selector with a vast collection of off-the-beaten-path heaters. Be ready for a night of globe-trotting grooves — disco without borders, if you will. And it’s completely free.

8p / free


Friday, September 7
Backyard Listening with Justin Carter and Luc Mast

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Luc Mast is the person responsible for the incredible DJ booking at Amsterdam’s De School, as well as one of the club’s resident selectors. Needless to say, he’s a serious music lover. He’s teaming up with Nowadays’ co-owner and Mister Saturday (and Mister Sunday) co-founder Justin Carter to set the vibe out back while Halal & Relaxer (Aurora Halal and Relaxer’s live incarnation) and Berlin’s Dr. Rubinstein serve trippy techno indoors.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, September 7
Halal & Relaxer (live), Dr. Rubinstein, Justin Carter and Luc Mast

NYC champs and Nowadays regulars Aurora Halal and Relaxer bring their live incarnation, Halal & Relaxer, to the ’days to conjure up an hourlong set of original psychedelic dance tunes. Sharing the night is Marina Rubinstein, aka Dr. Rubinstein. Marina is a Berlin-based selector with a global reputation for arresting sets of heady, cosmic techno. As a special treat, we’ve got Luc Mast opening up the evening. Luc is the person responsible for the incredible DJ booking at Amsterdam’s music venue and exhibition space De School. He’s also a resident DJ at the club (Marina is, too). After Luc wraps up inside, he’ll head out back to play alongside Nowadays co-owner and Mister Saturday Night (and Mister Sunday) co-founder Justin Carter. Indoors and out, it’s something of a De School and Nowadays play date. Whether you’re getting lost among the smoke machines or chilling with a brew under the stars, expect mind-expanding cuts from start to finish.

10p – 6a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / $15 before midnight with RSVP / $15 and $20 advance tickets


Saturday, September 8
The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, we host a backyard barbecue with pork ribs, beef brisket and all the fixin’s. The ’cue is available from noon ’til 1am (or whenever it runs out), and there’s a ping pong tourney at 3pm with a $50 bar tab that goes to the day’s champ. At 8pm an amazing record selector lays down the vibes for the evening hang.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / reservations here


Saturday, September 8
Backyard Listening with Lauren Flax

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Lauren Flax is an accomplished producer with a discography that runs the gamut from trip hop to acid house, and a formidable selector with technical chops to spare. If you’ve heard her play, it will come as no surprise that she’s lived in Detroit, Chicago and New York. With this six-hour open-air set, she’ll have the chance to explore an even wider terrain.

8p – 2a / free


Saturday, September 8
Lex Rodriguez and Or:la

Orlagh Dooley, aka Or:la, is a Liverpool-based producer of percussive house and techno whose love of breaks and breakbeat is evident on her releases on Hotflush and her own Deep Sea Frequency. She’s also a focused and versatile selector, which she demonstrates regularly as a resident of the Warehouse Project and co-boss of her own roving soiree, Meine Nacht. Lex is a Minneapolis transplant who now calls Brooklyn home. They are devoted to breaking barriers and elevating QTPOC voices in nightlife and beyond. A champion of vinyl formatting and a fierce technician deeply committed to their craft, they weave webs with rhythmic and vocally-driven shades of deep atmospheric music. Their storytelling style takes listeners on a journey through all kinds of genres. Come take a trip.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free entry before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, September 9
Mister Sunday: Eamon Harkin and Mike Servito

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid, or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

For this edition, Eamon will be manning the decks alongside Mike Servito. Mike is longtime New Yorker who hails from Detroit, a resident of The Bunker, one third of the Hot Mix crew and a serious selector who we’ve been happy to watch rise through the ranks of nightlife over the past five years or so. You’ll be glad there are cold brews and the Mister misters to keep you cool.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds available online, and you can always RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. RSVPs don’t guarantee entry though, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3p – 9p (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / $15 before 5p with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Wednesday, September 12
HIP Lit: Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event

HIP Lit is a Brooklyn-based event series founded by publishing professionals and MFA graduates Erin Harris, Britt Canty and Kim Perel. For this Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend edition, they’re taking over the indoors and inviting celebrated wordsmiths from the leading edge of the writing scene to share their work. Afterward, they’ll commandeer the hi-fi for a listening session based on the readings.

7p / free


Thursday, September 13
Mike Bloom, Milo McBride and Bergsonist

Mike Bloom is a New York–based musician and DJ who recently made his production debut on Doom Chakra Tapes. He also curates Madjazz Recordings and co-runs the event series and label Alternative Medicine alongside fellow NYC music maker Milo McBride. Milo’s musical resume includes scoring digital landscapes and VR projects for visual artist Rindon Johnson and working with folk musicians and community centers in Senegal as a resident artist of the cross-cultural arts program Thread. Joining Milo and Mike is Moroccan-born, Brooklyn-based producer and selector Selwa Abd, aka Bergsonist. Selwa has released tunes on Borft, Styles Upon Styles and ClanDestine, and soon she’ll add Where To Now? and Contort Yourself to the list. She curates the indie music platform Bizaarbazaar and takes to the internet airwaves monthly on NTS Radio to serve up left-field house, techno and electro. You’ll likely hear from across those genres — and many more — when these three talented musicians assume control of the hi-fi at 8pm.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, September 14
Backyard Listening with Mike Guimond

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

Mike Guimond started DJing while living in Florence, Italy in 2012. He moved back to NYC the following year, but before long was off to Berlin. It was in that mecca of electronic music that he was inspired to start throwing parties of his own. In 2015, back in New York once again, Mike co-founded the roving party and artist collective Solarplexia. He’s recently moved (again), this time to Los Angeles, and he’s coming back for a visit and bringing along all of the new music he’s discovered over there. He’ll lay down the West Coast vibes form 8pm ’til 2am out back.

8p – 2a / free


Friday, September 14
Ge-ology All Night

Ge-ology is a Baltimore native who’s called NYC home since the ’80s. As a producer he’s worked with luminaries like Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Mark De Clive-Lowe, and as a selector he’s set off dance floors around the world. He’s been a musician since age eight, a DJ since eleven and, rumor has it, a record collector since age five. He’ll dig deep into his collection to lay down the groove from start to finish.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free entry before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Saturday, September 15
The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, we host a backyard barbecue with pork ribs, beef brisket and all the fixin’s. The ’cue is available from noon ’til 1am (or whenever it runs out), and there’s a ping pong tourney at 3pm with a $50 bar tab that goes to the day’s champ. At 8pm an amazing record selector lays down the vibes for the evening hang.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / reservations here


Saturday, September 15
Backyard Listening with Tony Troffa and Disco_bobulated

Every Friday and Saturday night, we invite our favorite selectors down to the Nowadays back yard to set the vibe while you play ping pong, have a drink, grab a bite, lie in the grass or all of the above.

New York native JuSoong Sun (aka Disco-Bobulated and C3) was a fixture of lower Manhattan growing up, both as a prolific graffiti writer and a b-boy. He shows up in film, too: JuSoong was an extra in The Warriors and makes multiple appearances in Maestro, a 2003 doc about the Paradise Garage and the Loft. Tony Troffa is a DJ and producer who has been spinning records for over 25 years, always with a focus on unknown disco, soul, African and Latin tunes. Together, he and JuSoong founded Made in NY Records to give shine to edits of rare and unreleased afro-soul and disco. They hit the back yard to share their favorite hidden gems.

8p – 2a / free


Saturday, September 15
Seltzer: Bearcat and Precolumbian

After an absolute banger in July, Bearcat and Precolumbian are back for another edition of their QTPOC-centered experimental club night, Seltzer. Bearcat is a London-born DJ and producer who is part of the Discwoman collective. Chaska Sofia, aka Precolumbian, is a DJ, musician and cultural creator whose work focuses on empowerment and decolonization. Seltzer is their West Philadelphia–based, bi-monthly soiree, and we’re thrilled to host its New York outpost at our house.

10p – 4a / bar until 4a, dance until it’s done / free entry before midnight with RSVP / $10 and $15 advance tickets


Sunday, September 16
Mister Sunday: Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds available online, and you can always RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. RSVPs don’t guarantee entry though, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine; all ages are welcome; and so are dogs on a leash. We’re looking forward to seeing you here.

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 entry before 5p with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Saturday, September 22
The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, we host a backyard barbecue with pork ribs, beef brisket and all the fixin’s. The ’cue is available from noon ’til 1am (or whenever it runs out), and there’s a ping pong tourney at 3pm with a $50 bar tab that goes to the day’s champ. At 8pm an amazing record selector lays down the vibes for the evening hang.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / reservations here


Sunday, September 23
Mister Sunday: Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door


Saturday, September 29
The Saturday Cookout

Every Saturday, we host a backyard barbecue with pork ribs, beef brisket and all the fixin’s. The ’cue is available from noon ’til 1am (or whenever it runs out), and there’s a ping pong tourney at 3pm with a $50 bar tab that goes to the day’s champ. At 8pm an amazing record selector lays down the vibes for the evening hang.

noon onward / barbecue all day and evening / reservations here


Sunday, September 30
Mister Sunday: Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin

Mister Sunday is a party for you, whether you’re a septuagenarian, a house head, a skater, a toddler, a bear, a witch, a New York lifer, an out-of-towner, a twenty-three-year-old club kid or a medium-cute dog. As long as you’re nice, you like to be outside during the summer and you’re willing to put your phone down and dance, you’re welcome here.

Tickets will run you $20 in advance or at the door, but we always have a handful of $10 and $15 early birds, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm. Keep in mind that RSVPs don’t guarantee entry, and sometimes parties do sell out, so if you want to be sure you’ll get in beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s a good idea to get a ticket in advance.

The party’s rain or shine, all ages are welcome and so are dogs on a leash. See ya soon…

3pm – 9pm (Nowadays stays open until midnight) / all ages / $15 before 5pm with RSVP / $10, $15 and $20 advance tickets / $20 at the door