HEREYOUARE NYC Launch Party Recap

Our first ever HEREYOUARE party was a successful social experiment, that showed us that community loves a little something for everybody -- see it for yourself.

On Wednesday the 27th of March, HEREYOUARE held its first official event and celebrate the launch of the magazine in New York City. The party was held at Good Room in Brooklyn. There was an air of mystery in the smokey rooms, and as you wandered into the venue, you wondered where the night could take you.

With a stacked lineup, we made sure to showcase a little bit of everything. We had flash tattoos by St. Kenia, night-core karaoke, empanadas, and an array of live musicians and DJs like PJay + Misha, DJ Sofiia, Elle DeeLycheeSpontaneous AffinityJordan Ehr and Broke City who made homes on the dance-floor.




Nightcore Karaoke in the bad room

We wanted it to be a social experiment to see community engagement, and found people enamored with the karaoke and the distortion of their own voices.






Tattoo by St.Kenia in the Lounge

There was a line of people waiting to get tattoos from the New York-themed flash sheet, as well as a competition that granted somebody the lucky winner of some free ink.





Live and DJ sets in the Good Room

The performers all provided their own curation of sound and allowed everybody to dance to different frequencies, all while being on the same wavelength.










The best part about the entire experience was seeing the people who showed up and the ways that community engaged. The social experiment was a success, and just like energy of New York City, there was something for everybody. We can’t wait till the next one and we hope to see you there.



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All photos taken by Dion Lamar Mills, check out his work on his Instagram.

Michelle Zhu is a writer who talks about identity, culture and writes letters to their ancestors with the force of love.