Verboten Nightclub Opens This Weekend In Brooklyn

The long awaited opening of Verboten, New York is finally upon us. Housed in a former metal manufacturing warehouse, Verboten will officially open its doors for the first time this weekend hosting Rebel Rave mastermind Damian Lazarus with Francesca Lombardo, Fur Coat, Ida Engberg, and Pattern Drama in what will prove to be an unforgettable experience to those in attendance and further cement Verboten’s well earned reputation as one of the best parties in New York.

For the past 12 years the Verboten team has curated a nightlife experience unlike any other in NY. While New York’s nightlife scene is constantly changing the (previously) nomadic team led by co-founders Jen Schiffer and John Perez championed the underground sound bringing the best international talent to the U.S. Where most failed and disappeared, Verboten continued to grow and evolve.

Along with amazing talent, they brought to life a whimsical play on a dystopian society where all is forbidden except what happened behind their closed doors. While venues like SRB, Highline, Paper Box, Sullivan Room, Slake and the Brooklyn Waterfront played host to the party, no venue could deliver their vision exactly.

The new two-room venue will allow the Verboten team to take more risks then ever before. Jen and John’s desire to bring their vision to life was a painstaking effort requiring meticulous attention to every detail of the new club. Party-goers can expect the venue to “mirror the spirit of Brooklyn” and will include live music, art shows, yoga and fitness classes, and burlesque performances. The protagonist in this fictional post-apocalyptic world is the club itself offering a fully immersive experience away from a restrictive life on the outside. Once one enters the doors at Verboten nothing will be forbidden.

The club is located on 54 North 11th St in Williamsburg. For future event details or more information check out www.verbotennewyork.com.

Verboten March 2014
March 14 Rebel Rave: Damian Lazarus, Francesca Lombardo, Fur Coat, Ida Engberg, Pattern Drama
March 15 Wasabassco Burlesque Show
March 21 Gui Boratto
March 22 Magda, Bill Patrick | Matt Tolfrey, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, jozif
March 23 Cut Copy [DJ Set]
March 28 Zeitgeist: Jamie xx, John Talabot
March 29 Susanne Bartsch presents Kunst

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