The Best Spots to Boogie Down in Brooklyn
When the designer Annika Inez isn’t in her Sunset Park, Brooklyn, studio creating elliptical statement jewelry, she’s probably out on the dance floor shaking off her stress. Here, she shares four of her favorite spots to get down, from an outdoor concert series to an Afrobeat class—so next time you’re looking to get out of your head on a Friday night, hit one up and tell ‘em Annika sent you.
“Where weird is wonderful. An afterwork dance party with no phones allowed, no drinks on the dance floors, and live drums in the middle of everything was my dance highlight of last year. They don't host this particular party anymore, but there are plenty on the calendar that I'm sure will measure up. I'd close my eyes and go to any of their events and enjoy the surprise!”
“Can't wait for summer season at Pioneer Works. The Second Sundays bands come from all over the world and are often large bands with a full stage of instruments and a rhythm section. It’s perfect for letting loose followed by a cold beer around the fire pit in their yard and a walk through the former shipyard’s open studios.”
“You'll find me lining up for the opening-night performance with Patti LaBelle at the bandshell in Prospect Park. There’s no better place to dance than at a summer park concert! I go to many evenings at the bandshell throughout the summer;it’s a great way to spend time with friends as well as to discover new artists.”
“I have vowed to make this a regular Saturday happening in Bed-Stuy followed by brunch in the neighborhood. I really had to let go of any inhibitions at the command of Shakara, a passionate dance powerhouse of a woman.”