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28Feb/17

DAYBREAKER NYC: SPRING FLING

Early morning Daybreakers will celebrate Spring Fling at Irving Plaza on March 1 (photo courtesy Daybreaker NYC)

Early morning breakfast clubbers will celebrate Spring Fling at Irving Plaza on March 1 (photo courtesy Daybreaker NYC)

Irving Plaza
17 Irving Pl.
Wednesday, March 1, yoga 6:00 am, dance party 7:00 am
Admission: $26.75 dance party only, $37.05 yoga and dance party
www.daybreaker.com
irvingplaza.com

Getting home at six in the morning isn’t unusual in New York City. Getting up to go clubbing at that hour certainly is, but thanks to Daybreaker’s now-legendary 6:00 – 9:00 sober dance parties, New Yorkers can do just that. Founded three years ago by Matthew Brimer and Radha Agrawal, the Daybreaker movement is spreading to more than three dozen cities around the world, bringing its ethos of mindfulness, mischief, camaraderie, wellness, and self-expression to happy early risers everywhere. Almost every month, a couple hundred to a thousand partygoers show up at a rotating series of clubs around New York for an hour of funky club-style yoga (bring your own mat), followed by a two-hour psychedelically lit, high-energy, super-positive dance party with high-energy DJs, surprise performers, and changing themes. Then they head off to work. The parties are alcohol-free, and each has a different suggested theme, but the vibe is pretty accepting of whatever you wear, since most of the twentysomething attendees are powering off to work at nine. The March 1 rave at Irving Plaza is a Spring Fling; the next, who knows? Tickets come with lots of treats from partners, including cold-brewed coffee, green juice, coconut water, energy drinks, and more. Stoking the energy at that hour is key, led by yoga instructor Alex Silver-Fagan and French DJ duo FDVM, who will orchestrate the music, with a performance by singer-songwriter Erin Willett to keep the spirit high. As Daybreaker’s website says, “We come as we are to sweat, dance, and connect with ourselves and each other. Dancing sober in community during the morning is amazing for your health and happiness.” If you want to jump-start your day with possibly the best jolt of energy in the city, rave on with Daybreaker.

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