You Can Groove at a Silent Dance Party on the Long Island City Waterfront

By Jeanmarie Evelly on September 3, 2014 4:35pm 

 Participants in the "Silent Disco" will be get headphones, which will play tunes spun by two DJs.
Participants in the "Silent Disco" will be get headphones, which will play tunes spun by two DJs.
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Kevin Yatarola

HUNTERS POINT — Lincoln Center is soft-shoeing over to Queens.

The performing arts center will host a "Silent Disco" on the Long Island City waterfront next week — a dance party where participants move to music only they can hear through wireless headphones.

The event will be the first public program held at the new Hunters Point South Park, according to an announcement, which described the gathering as "an exhilarating public/private dance party."

"There's no better way to enjoy your Friday night than by dancing the night away with family and friends while enjoying sweeping views along the East River in Long Island City as the sun sets," City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said in a statement.

The free event will take place Sept. 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. A dance instructor will give lessons starting at 6 p.m. and DJs Bill Coleman and Bobby Morales will each start spinning tunes at 7 p.m., which will be broadcast on different channels that dancers can select.

The "Silent Disco" is part of the Lincoln Center Local series, which brings live performances to neighborhood libraries.

"Lincoln Center and its wonderful performances and programs belong in all the boroughs, not just Manhattan," Jed Bernstein, president of Lincoln Center, said in a statement.

Participation for the all ages event is offered on a first-come, first-served basis, organizers said, and an ID is required for headphones.

Organizers said that refreshments will be available at the waterfront cafe, LIC Landing including $7 sangria.

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