The Freedom Party® is the longest running Friday-night dance party in NYC history! Created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth, Freedom’s mission is to preserve the genuine, classic NYC nightlife vibe by putting music first and providing a place for people from all walks of life to dance and be free, regardless of whom they know or how much money they make. Playing a tight mix of danceable, soulful hits from the 60s through today, including hip-hop, house, disco, R&B classics, rock, reggae, classic pop and more, the Freedom Party® continues to fill its dance floor each week with positive, fun, beautiful people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable NYC party experience.
In 2010, Freedom won Papermag‘s award for “Best Party (Peoples Choice),” and received an honorable mention in URB Magazine‘s “Best Party” nationwide. In 2015, Freedom won Village Voice’s highly coveted award for “Best Dance Party.”
In the summer of 2011, Freedom flew Midwest to begin a new journey. Now in its fifth year, Freedom Party® CHI has quickly become the Second City’s #1 party destination. Each month, Freedom brings hundreds of discerning partygoers to its dance floor (now at Beauty Bar, 1444 West Chicago Ave), spreading that NYC love to new listeners and growing the Freedom family.
In the summer of 2013, Freedom celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a huge dance party at Summerstage in Central Park, one of the most legendary outdoor venues in the world. Featuring a live performance by Cameo, one of the highest grossing funk bands of all time, the event saw thousands of people in attendance and completed its excitement with a two-hour dance party. It was such a successful production, Summerstage made Freedom their annual dance party, and they’ve been there every summer since, playing to a capacity crowd!
Now in its 12th year, the Freedom Party® NYC continues to pack its dance floor at highly sought-after events throughout the month and add the most legendary dance destinations in town to its resume, including “One Step Beyond” at the American Museum of Natural History, Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Spring Gala, Central Park Summerstage, First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum, Celebrate Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bridge Park and more, not-to-mention a number of sold-out nights abroad in Philadelphia, Atlanta and DC.
Thousands of people are in attendance at these events. Thousands of people dancing to the sounds of FREEDOM!