No Dancing Allowed: Government Regulation of Nightlife
Policies regulating nightlife in NYC, called cabaret laws, have a colorful history. Enacted in 1926, many of the laws have since been amended, and some have been removedincluding one that stated club musicians "must be of good character." But the majority of the laws has remained intact. Largely unenforced for decades until 1997, cabaret laws have since vastly impacted the landscape of nightlife programming throughout the city. The diverse panelists will include experts in public policy, law, hospitality, and nightlife production, to offer broad perspectives on the status of nightlife regulations and their impact on communities.
as part of THE FUN Conference on the Social Practice of Nightlife
Museum of Arts and Design (View)
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019