THE MOTHERBOARDS NYC are a trusted alternative source of information on NYC clubs, performers, night culture and history. Our members include active and former participants in alternative NYC nightlife from the 1970s to all tomorrow's parties. "The Mboards" were founded in 2001 by Nightlife Empress CHI CHI VALENTI as a replacement for her experimental nightclub MOTHER (1996-2000). This is our 4.0 iteration as of late 2015 - stay tuned!

MOTHERBOARDS NYC EVENTS

 THE JACKIE FACTORY invites you to
 REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
 The JACKIE FACTORY + MOTHERBOARDS 2016 HOLIDAY HANG

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 LUCKY
 168 AVENUE B AT CHARLIE PARKER PLACE NYC
 SUNDAY DECEMBER 4
 8 PM - MIDNIGHT
 
 
The tradition of a HOLIDAY HANG, an online community's designated space for venting, shaking out the holiday demons or occasionally actually spreading cheer, was celebrated on The Motherboards for many of our early years.  We were inspired to bring it back this December, with a twist:  In a year that has been so trying for so many of our audiences, collaborators and cities, we wanted to do the Holiday Hang in person, face to face.

REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL is that gathering, and will be held at one of 2016's only pieces of great news - ABBY EHMANN's new bar on Avenue B, LUCKY.  Admission is free and the cash bar is super reasonable. We will be collecting donations of any size at the bar for ZANI'S FURRY FRIENDS/ NOLA FURRY FRIENDS for their new shelter, currently being built. Our evening's soundtrack comes courtesy of JACKIE 60/MOTHER DJ ALTHEA LOVELESS and her BIG SAD CHRISTMAS and VERSAILLES ROOM GREATEST HITS playlists for the brilliant LUCKY JUKEBOX.

Photo: The Jackie Factory's "XXX-MAS" gathering at Crobar, 2004 - that's HATTIE HATHAWAY as Santa, LUCKY proprietress ABBY EHMANN in the foreground (wearing of course, a lampshade hat!) and MISTRESS MIWA serving House of Domination effect.



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NYC Nightclub History

Thought you Nightclub History fanatics would enjoy seeing this - one of the climactic events for the great new Tim Lawrence book Life and Death on the New York Dancefloor 1980-1983. It happened last night in a packed theater at the Museum of Modern Art and is now up on YouTube. Our own Johnny Dynell joined Glenn O'Brien, Fab Five Freddy, Ann Magnuson, Michael Holman and Patti Astor for this deep discussion moderated by Tim L.

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