Last May, Eater NY reported that the party promoters behind Verboten were making plans to open a massive club space in Williamsburg and it looks like a little less than a year later, those plans has come to fruition.
The folks at dance music blog In The Mix are reporting that this Friday, Verboten will open the doors of their “multi-purpose venue” at 54 N. 11 Street. The new club will feature two dancefloors with 10,000 square feet of space between them, a panoramic HD video wall, a unique sound system from Martin Audio, “raised modular seating” and a dancefloor containing wood reclaimed from Thomas Edison’s phonograph factory. As to the “multi-purpose” aspect of it: During the day, residents are welcome to visit the venue for yoga and fitness classes, art shows and if Eater’s news still stands, a children’s music education program. By night, there will be burlesque shows, live music and, of course, lots of dancing. The venue will be open until 4am on weekdays and until 6am (what is this, Ibiza?!) on weekends.
And before all you Billyburgers begin fretting, it should be noted that Verboten is well away from the residential areas of the neighborhood, sitting a block west of Brooklyn Brewery.
The Verboten opening night bash will take place this Friday at 10pm with a Rebel Rave from artists on the Crosstown Rebels music label and over the next few nights there will be a Wasabassco Burlesque Show (3/15) and DJ sets from Cut Copy (3/23) and Jamie xx (3/28).
For a more thorough look at upcoming shows, visit Verboten’s events page.
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