Tag Archives: Black Party

Roseland Ballroom Demolition Nears End

The demolition of Times Square’s famed Roseland Ballroom, home to the Black Party for decades, is nearly complete. The site will soon be home to luxury condos. Of course. (Tipped by JMG reader Bill)

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Black Party 2014 Will Be At Roseland

Just yesterday I mentioned that the Saint-At-Large hadn’t yet revealed if the Black Party would return to the Roseland before it closes on April 1st. I spoke too soon.

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NEW YORK CITY: Roseland Ballroom To Close With Four Lady Gaga Concerts

As I noted last month, the legendary Roseland Ballroom will close in the spring.  Here are the details for the final days: Lady Gaga plans to play four shows at the 3,500-capacity venue: Mar. 28, 30, 31 and Apr. 2. Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. Prices range from $50 for general admission floor access to ...

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Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom To Close

The legendary Roseland Ballroom, home to the Saint-At-Large Black Party for more than two decades, will reportedly close in April. Via Billboard Magazine: Evolving from ballroom dancing in the ‘20s to popular music, Roseland has for years been a favored New York play for a wide range of bands from the early days of rock, through disco, grunge, modern rock, ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint At Large, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to this year’s Black Party Expo, the two-day run up to the most famed gay dance party in the world. This year’s Expo includes a performance by popular house music artist Billie Ray Martin, who takes the Roseland Ballroom stage on Friday night at 9PM. The Black ...

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TRAILER: Black Party 2013

Totally not office-friendly unless you work at Nasty Pig.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint At Large, this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is a ticket to this Saturday’s 33rd annual Black Party, the longest-running and most famous leather dance party in the world, which this year stars DJ Satashi Tomie and DJs Chus + Ceballos, and which once again takes place at the legendary Roseland Ballroom in Times Square. We also ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint At Large, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to this year’s Black Party Expo, the two-day run up to the most famed gay dance party in the world. Advance tickets to the Black Party Expo and Black Party XXXIII are available here. Enter to win Expo tickets by commenting on this post. Only enter once ...

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TRAILER: Black Party XXXIII

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint-At-Large (NSFW) this week’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to the 32nd annual Black Party (NSFW), the longest-running and most famous leather dance party in the world, which this year stars DJ Boris of Berlin, DJ Manny Lehman, and legendary house music pioneer DJ Danny Tenaglia. Advance tickets are on sale here. Also on sale are ...

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Fire At The Roseland Ballroom

Last night a two-alarm fire damaged Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom, home to next week’s Black Party. Six firefighters were injured and the blaze was declared under control an hour after the first report. Little is presently known about the extent of damage.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Saint At Large (NSFW) this week’s Swag Tuesday prizes are two tickets each to the major events that bookend next week’s Black Party Weekend (NSFW), Friday and Saturday’s Black Party Expo and Sunday night’s closing party, After Black: Asylum. Black Party ExpoFriday, March 18th – 5pm – 1amSaturday, March 19th – 12pm – 7pm Billed as “Behind ...

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TRAILER: Black Party 2011

The 32nd annual Black Party (NSFW) rolls into Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom on March 19th. Here’s the trailer (NSFW) for this year’s party, where the theme appears to be human cloning. Sexy human cloning.

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Black Party 2008 Recap

Once again I failed to delay my arrival at the Black Party to an hour more amenable to sustaining my energy until the close of the event, an accomplishment I have only made four or five times in fifteen attendances, of which this year’s was my eleventh consecutive. Boo me. But as I had many out of town friends visiting, ...

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Value Judgment

Black Party 2008, dance floor, 6:30AM Dancer 1: Oh.My.God! What ARE they doing on the stage?!? This is why straight people hate us! Dancer 2: Honey, I’ve seen you do worse. Dancer 1: I have no idea what you’re talking about. Shut up. My Black Party review will be up late tonight. I’m still mulling.

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Black By Popular Demand

Personal cameras are strictly verboten, so for the 11th year noted Gotham photographer Robert Zash will be taking portraits of Black Party attendees in all their leathery glory. Mention JMG for a $5 discount! Since the portrait area is on the lower level, right next to the coat check, I recommend herding your cats over to Robert’s lens as soon ...

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Swag Tuesday

Today’s Swag Tuesday booty is two tickets to next week’s Saint-At-Large Black Party at the Roseland Ballroom. This year’s event is called Rites XXIX: The Dangerous Party For Boys, and stars DJs Stephan Grondin, Jonathan Peters, and Joe Gauthreaux, with a special “performance” by porn star Francois Sagat (below). Check out the Black Party’s promotional video (NSFW). As a benefit ...

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Rerun

Probably not much blogging today, will be sleeping all day (or as much as I can), to get ready for tonight’s event. In the meantime, here’s my (too long) “live blogging” of last year’s Black Party. And here’s a very short story I wrote about the 2005 event.

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DJ Michael Fierman Chats With JMG

Veteran DJ Michael Fierman will play the closing set at this week’s Saint-At-Large Black Party. Today, Michael answers a few questions for JMG.JMG: Tell me about playing at the original Saint. How did you get the gig? Michael Fierman: Playing records at the Saint was the equivalent of a Carnegie Hall performance for piano recitalists; the ultimate achievement. The prestige ...

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Buck In The Box

Last night the lovely Manhattan Offender and I went down the The Box, a beautiful new/vintage theatre/nightclub in the Bowery, for a screening of Schwarztwald: Rites XXVII, filmmaker Richard Kimmel’s fascinating part-fantasy, part-documentary about NYC’s immortal Black Party. All the leatheratti were in the house, including Testosterone photographer Joe Oppedisano, New York Boys Of Leather members Christian and Blaze, and ...

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