Date: 03/30/2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Market Hotel (1142 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn)

Price: Free

For 90 years, New York City, the great metropolis that hosts one of the most progressive governments in the nation and is arguably the most influential center for dance culture on Earth, has again and again turned a blind eye to it's unique, absurd and bigoted Cabaret (No Dancing) Law. Please join us in collaboration with the New York City Artist Coalition and Commend in telling the Department of Cultural Affairs and thus the Government of NYC to repeal this antiquated, racist and hypocritical regulation once and for all at this historic Town Hall Meeting. The New York City Cabaret (No Dancing) Law is an actively-enforced dancing ban originally enacted in 1926 during Prohibition in the United States with the intent of breaking up African American Jazz clubs. It was initially bundled with a multitude of regulations, including the banning of saxophones (and other instruments regarded as “black”) in unlicensed venues, the Three Musician Rule and the New York City Cabaret Card program. The No Dancing regulation refers to the prohibition of dancing in all NYC spaces open to the public that sell food and/or drink with the exception of those who obtain a cabaret license.

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