"I can see by your coat, my friend
You're from the other side...
Can you tell me please, who won the war ?"
- From "Wooden Ships" — Crosby, Stills and Nash/ Jefferson Airplane
The 2016 edition of the fabled JACKIE 60 BROWN PARTY “WOODEN SHIPS” is set in a post-apocalyptic East Village devoid of power, wifi, Yelp or Fro-Yo. Ragged bands of survivors entertain themselves in a secret nightclub bunker as the radioactive ruins smolder. Producers CHI CHI VALENTI, JOHNNY DYNELL and SAMMY JO of THE JACKIE FACTORY and AMBER MARTIN and NATH ANN CARRERA of WITCH CAMP will create this nightscape where “Only The Brown Survive”.
Inspired by the iconic CROSBY, STILLS + NASH song and events in the EV days after SUPERSTORM SANDY, the Brown Party returns to last year’s venue THE BLACK ROSE on Avenue A. Highlights will include Martin and Carrera performing the title song, frequent Factory collaborator SEVERELY MAME, JACKIE MCs PAUL ALEXANDER and HATTIE HATHAWAY, DJs Sammy Jo and (original Brown Party DJ) ALTHEA LOVELESS, and more.
JACKIE 60 producers THE JACKIE FACTORY (Dynell, Valenti, KITTY BOOTS + RICHARD MOVE) threw their first BROWN PARTY at the club in 1991. A tongue-in-cheek take on the era's ubiquitous BLACK PARTY and WHITE PARTY on the gay "circuit", the night was an immediate cult hit. Along with the spectacular NIGHT OF 1000 STEVIES (now in its 26th year), the Brown Party became one of J60's annuals. It was staged every year till host venue MOTHER closed in 2000, and once in 2006 aboard the FRYING PAN.
The event returned in 2015 as part of MOTHER FIFTEEN (celebrating fifteen years since the eccentric, artistic Meatpacking venue MOTHER closed its doors). Reborn for a new time, with a fresh AND familiar crowd, the Brown Party now returns annually.
YOU MUST OBSERVE THE BROWN DRESS CODE TO BE ADMITTED:
WEAR BROWN SURVIVALIST GARB, TATTERED SAILS, SHADES OF RUST, REPURPOSED WOOD, BROWN CAMOUFLAGE, BURLAP GO BAGS, MUD, MACRAME, BROWN TWEED, UPS BROWN, HAND-TOOLED LEATHER, CHAMOIS, BROWN PLAID, BURNT UMBER, JACKIE 60 BROWN COUTURE, EARTH SHOES, BROWN STEAMPUNK, COFFEE OR TEA TIE-DYE, OR ANY OTHER BROWN AFFECTS.
117 AVENUE A NYC
9 PM-4 AM
OR FREE IN J60 BROWN PARTY COUTURE