** We have reached our RSVP capacity but please note that an RSVP is not needed to attend, this event is on a first come first served basis **
As part of the local initiative to rename King Street Larry Levan Way, the Red Bull Music Academy is proud to pay tribute to the legacy of Levan along with some of his most ardent supporters at the place that mattered to them most. Join us as we take over King Street between Varick and Hudson on May 11th with David DePino, Francois Kevorkian, Joey Llanos and some special guests for the Larry Levan Street Party.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is the party?
On King Street, Manhattan, between Varick and Hudson.
Is there an entry fee?
No. The event is free.
Do I need a ticket or an RSVP printout?
No. Access will be granted on a first come, first served basis. (Even if you RSVP’d beforehand.)
How do I get there?Please avoid the Houston stop on the 1 train and instead use the Spring St stop on the C and E trains.What can I NOT bring?As always, all bags and items entering Larry Levan Street Party are subject to inspection by event organizers, contracted private security personnel, venue personnel, and the NYPD. For street party attendees, the following items are prohibited from entering King Street:- Weapons of any kind, including firearms, knives, mace, etc- Any dangerous items or “dual use” items that could be dangerous- Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, and explosives- Large packages, coolers or backpacks- Animals/pets- Duvets, sleeping bags, and large blankets/comforters- Glass containers- Strollers- Suitcases and rolling bags- Backpacks- Camelbaks® and any type of hydration backpacksWhere can I sign the street renaming petition?https://www.causes.com/campaigns/1867-co-name-king-street-nyc-to-larry-levan-wayWill there be beverages served at the event?Yes, there will be stands selling beverages at the party location. No alcohol will be available.Will the event still take place if the weather is bad?Yes, the party is rain or shine.
When should I arrive?
Please come early, as we expect a very large crowd. (That doesn't mean you should camp out the night before. The street will be cleared and closed down in the morning. Gates open at 12pm Noon.)
Does the event take place inside the old Paradise Garage building?
No. It will be an outdoor party on the block of the old Paradise Garage building on King Street, between Varick and Hudson.
Who are the DJs and what is their connection to Levan and the Garage?
The DJs were close personal friends of Larry Levan during his lifetime. They were among the only ones to ever fill in for Levan at the Paradise Garage when he was on vacation or had gigs overseas. David DePino and Joey Llanos have been regularly hosting Paradise Garage reunion parties in New York City for 27 years. Francois K collaborated with Levan throughout the ‘80s and early ‘90s and is today acknowledged as one of the prime authorities on and pioneers of New York house music.
What kind of music will I hear at the event?
The DJs will play the Paradise Garage classics, in the style pioneered by Larry Levan in the 1980s. Expect an eclectic mix of disco, early house, r&b, new wave, electro, soul, funk and boogie.
Have questions about Larry Levan Street Party RSVP Page?
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