Author: Maestro Saturday

Repealing The Cabaret Law

 
It’s a really important day for arts and culture in New York City. We can all do something to make an impact.

The NYC Cabaret Law – a law that makes dancing illegal at all but about 100 venues in New York – is the subject of a City Council public hearing today. 16 Council Members have signed on to the repeal of the law; 10 more are needed for cabaret to be DONE.

Every New York City voter can do something now to see it go away.

Please take a moment to call your NYC Council Member. You can find your Council Person’s name and number by entering your address here.

Once you’ve found your Council Member’s name, look at the list below to find their legislative office number, and call them. Don’t wait until later. Do it now while it’s on the top of your head. It’ll take you less than five minutes!

Council Members in bold have signed on. All the others are a priority on the call list. If a council member hears from even a handful of constituents, they take note, so this action is truly meaningful.

When you get someone on the phone, ask them to vote in favor of the Let NYC Dance Bill #1652. There’s a nice script (and a bevy of information) on the Let NYC Dance site if you need some guidance. If no one picks up the phone, leave a message.

Without further ado, here’s that list of Council Members:


Rafael Espinal // 212-788-7284

Margaret Chin // 212-788-7259

Rosie Mendez // 212-788-7366

Corey Johnson // 212-788-6979

Dan Garodnick // 212-788-7393

Ben Kallos // 212-788-6865

Helen Rosenthal // 212-788-6975

Mark Levine // 212-788-7007

Melissa Mark-Viverito // 212-788-7210

Bill Perkins // 212-788-7397

Ydanis Rodriguez // 212-788-7053

Andrew Cohen // 212-788-7080

Andy King // 212-788-6873

Jimmy Vacca // 212-788-7375

Fernando Cabrera // 212-788-7074

Ritchie Torres // 212-788-6966

Vanessa Gibson // 212-788-6856

Rafael Salamanca // 212-788-7384

Annabel Palma // 212-788-6853

Paul Vallone // 212-788-7250

Peter Koo // 212-788-7022

Julissa Ferreras-Copeland // 212-788-6862

Costa Constantinides // 212-788-6963

Barry Grodenchik // 212-788-7075

Rory Lancman // 212-788-6956

Daniel Dromm // 212-788-7066

Jimmy Van Bramer // 212-788-7370

Daneek Miller // 212-788-7084

Karen Koslowitz // 212-788-6981

Elizabeth Crowley // 212-788-7381

Donovan Richards // 212-788-7216

Eric Ulrich // 212-788-7069

Steve Levin // 212-788-7348

Antonio Reynoso // 212-788-7095

Laurie Cumbo // 212-788-7081

Robert Cornegy // 212-788-7354

Carlos Menchaca // 212-788-7372

Brad Lander // 212-788-6969

Mathieu Eugene // 212-788-7352

Darlene Mealy // 212-788-7387

Inez Barron // 212-788-6957

Vincent Gentile // 212-788-7363

David Greenfield // 718-853-2704

Jumaane Williams // 212-788-6859

Alan Maisel // 212-788-7286

Mark Treygar // 212-788-7045

Chaim Deutsch // 212-788-7360

Debbie Rose // 212-788-6972

Steven Matteo // 212-788-7159

Joe Borelli // 212-788-6989

Mister Sunday, Every Week at Nowadays


Mister Sunday is back every single week through the end of October in the great outdoors at Nowadays.

This season, there are new things afoot.

Our dance floor is now equipped with ample shade; we’ve brought back our RSVP system for early, discounted entry; and, of course, at some point soon, we’ll be getting the indoors open to give us plenty of extra room.

The Mister Sunday staples will still be in effect every week: good tunes, good food, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.

We’re also hosting a special guest each month. So far we’ve hosted Avalon Emerson, Rick Wilhite and Bradley Zero. On  August 27th we’ll host Anthony Naples and DJ Python; on September 24th we’ll host the NYC debut of Denis Sulta; and on October 8th we’ll host Honey Soundsystem.

The party runs from 3pm to 9pm each Sunday, and tickets are up now. We’ll keep you posted on the rest of the season’s get togethers as we roll along.

Can’t wait to see you outdoors in the SUN!

Bout Time: Mister Sunday in London, August 27th


The last time we did our own proper party in London was almost a year ago (in that big ol’ church in Hackney). But after a long search for a special place to do our thing in the Big Smoke, we’ve found it, and we’ve set a date.On Sunday, August 27th we’re taking over York Hall, a storied Victorian building in Bethnal Green with a nearly hundred-year-old basement bathhouse and a boxing gymnasium where Lennox Lewis and Audley Harrison have duked it out.We’re taking over the skylit main room for Carnival Sunday, installing a nice sound system, bringing way too many records, blowing up some balloons and getting the wood floors primed for an afternoon dance. The party goes from 4pm to 11pm.We’ll have drinks and food that won’t break the bank. Bring a friend or two, or come solo and make one. Tickets are here.

We’ll see ya soon.

Eamon Goes Independent


This weekend is our July 4th Weekend special. Eamon Harkin will be taking the reins of the party on his own for six hours. The parties where the guys get to play solo are special ones that they spend days preparing for in the studio, pulling records that don’t normally get aired at the party. Here’s four hours from Eamon a couple summers ago to get you in the mood.

Tickets are here, and you can RSVP to get in for $15 before 5pm.

We’re looking forward to seeing you down there. Please shoot us an email at ask@mistersaturdaynight.com with any questions you have.

Mister 250: The 250th Mister Ever

It’s the 250th Mister ever.

Since January of 2009, we’ve loaded our sound system into and out of over twenty-five back yards and lofts, acquired way too many records, spent nearly two thousand hours in the DJ booth, and – most importantly – found a family of people who love music as much as us.

While we’ve never been ones for anniversaries or birthdays, throwing our two-hundred-and-fiftieth party at the venue we’ve been building from the ground up feels like something worth celebrating. So today we’re bringing in our friend Jeff Ralston to decorate Nowadays for the occasion; we’re packing record bags full of Mister Sunday and Saturday Night classics; and we’re lining up surprises. (We do a mean surprise.)

As a big thank you for making the party what it’s become, it’ll be free before 5pm if you get in on the RSVPs while we’ve still got ’em. (The link is over on the right, above the flyers). We’ve allotted a big chunk of those free RSVP spots, but whenever they run out, we’ll also have tickets here, too.

The party’s all ages, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, cat-friendly, bear-friendly, skater-friendly, queer-friendly, raver-friendly, burner-friendly, local-friendly, cool-kid-friendly, art-student-friendly, them-friendly, and grandma-friendly as usual.

In other words, you’re welcome here. Whether it’s your first time or your 250th, we can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Big Love,

Eamon and Justin

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    Official Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties are in bold below. Other dates are tour dates for Eamon and/or Justin.

    Sunday, September 17th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, September 24th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and special guest Denis Sulta // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, October 1st // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, October 8th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and special guests Honey Soundsystem // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, October 15th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Saturday, October 21st // Resident Advisor at ADE // Justin and Eamon with Jayda G, Umfang, Dana Ruh, Izabel, Ben UFO and DJ Nobu // at Radion // Louwesweg 1, 1066 EA, Amsterdam // advance tickets and more info

    Sunday, October 22nd // The Mister Sunday Outdoor Season Closer with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Friday, November 17 // Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter All Night Long // at Phonox // 418 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AY // advance tickets and more info

    Saturday, November 18 // Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Dattera til Hagen // Grønland 10, 0188, Oslo // advance tickets and more info