House Party 2023 – SOLD OUT!

House Party 2023 – SOLD OUT!


Thursday, November 9, 2023 — 7-10 PM (58 7th Avenue)

Thank you for another EPIC House Party!!!

Last night, our five-level Victorian mansion, private gardens, and surrounding sidewalks and streets were filled with the sounds of music and the joys of community. There was so much to enjoy and see – we could never recap it all, but here are some highlights:

Martha Redbone wowed us with her folk, blues, and gospel grit and Red Baraat had us grooving into the night with their irresistible rhythms! Eggs Benatar brought the house down (as always!) and the legendary DJ Spinna kept the party going with old school favorites at the afterparty! House Partygoers also enjoyed immersive experiences on every floor including the hottest piano duel of the century, a heart-belting karaoke corner, and enough of Wonka’s candy to last til the new year.

We thoroughly hope you enjoyed the hottest party in Brooklyn and, if you haven’t yet, be sure to make a donation below to support music education and therapy across the five boroughs. That’s why we party!



Performers & Experiences | Host Committee | Sponsors & Community Partners | Last Year’s Party

Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone is a vocalist, songwriter, composer and educator of African American, Cherokee and Choctaw descent. A multi award-winning musician, the charismatic songstress is celebrated for her tasty gumbo of roots music embodying the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Inheriting her powerful gospel-singing father’s voice and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Southeastern Indigenous culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries of American Roots music with songs and storytelling that share her life experience as a Black and Native American woman and mother navigating in the new millennium. Martha also works in partnership with longtime collaborator/husband Aaron Whitby. Their works give voice to issues of social justice, connecting cultures and celebrating the human spirit.

Her album The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake (produced by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder and Grammy-winner John McEuen), is “a brilliant collision of cultures” (New Yorker). Redbone and Whitby are the composers, arrangers and orchestrators of original music and score for the 2022 Broadway revival of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuff, the 1976 classic choreopoem by the late Ntozake Shange, premiering at the Booth Theater, garnering seven Tony Award nominations and critical acclaim. Redbone and Whitby are the 2020 Drama Desk Award recipients for Outstanding Music in a Play and the 2020 Audelco Award recipient for Outstanding Composer of Original Music and Score for the Off-Broadway revival. Redbone is a 2021 United States Artist Fellow.


Red Baraat

Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound, a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve.

DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music, a humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. DJ Spinna is a world-renowned DJ, producer, remixer, label head, curator, and influencer. With a steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library, and the willingness to pursue the full extent of his roots (Funk, Soul, R&B, and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop), and future (Electronic/Dance music), without any restraints. Spinna’s sonics and productions have infiltrated numerous music genres. An exceptional example of DJ Spinna’s most memorable remix productions in Electronic/House/Dance music cemented his talents on the monumental version of Shaun Escoffery’s “Days Like This”, which transformed into a worldwide dance floor anthem. Whether spinning the classics or releasing new music, DJ Spinna’s passion, professionalism, and prowess, are guaranteed to convey an experience filled with a memorable musical story that is felt with every note.

Brass Queens

Brass Queens has developed a signature sound that sits right at the intersection of the Big Apple and the Big Easy: their music is deeply inspired by and pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while injecting the upbeat, multifaceted energy of their New York home into each performance. The result is a nonstop party: a Brass Queens show will have you singing along to classic pop hits, dancing your heart out to reggaeton, and feeling like you’ve been transported to Frenchman Street.

The Melodica Drone & Bach Quartet

The Melodica Drone & Bach Quartet is redefining the melodica though their obsessive love of reeds. With a dual specialty in contemporary ambient music and Baroque classics, they are on a mission to make you love the instrument too. Welcome to the party, MDBQ!



Sure-footed swing, sweet-toned harmony, and ever-insouciant charm are embodied in the jazz vocal trio Duchess, featuring notable New York singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou. Blending the classic and the contemporary, the trio has performed at major festivals and esteemed jazz clubs throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel, rightly earning a reputation for beautiful singing and big fun. Welcome to the party, Duchess!

Miss Olithea

Any creative will tell you that the process of creating a new work is a roller coaster, but time and time again Olithea has proven that she is up for the challenge. A native New Yorker from Far Rockaway, NY, her parents exposed her to a variety of music from classical to R&B that has informed her “experimental soul” music today. Welcome to the party, Olithea!

The Tellaqs

The Tellaqs perform Turkish grooves generated by a neuroscientist, an architect, a strategist and two engineers. This band of Turkish expats will blow your mind by their special blends of psychedelic Anatolian grooves and rock. Welcome to the party, The Tellaqs!


Hailing from the heart of New York City, Falsa is a vibrant ensemble of diverse improvisational musicians. Anchored in the mystic traditions of 14th-century Sufi music—akin to the elevating poetry of Rumi—the group serves up an eclectic blend of minimalist meditation, raga jazz fusion, high-energy world improvisation, and immersive ritual-communitas performances featuring dancers and captivating visuals. Welcome to the party, Falsa!

The Heavens Atheist Gospel Trombone Choir

Seven of NYC’s most soul-stirring trombone players gather for an astonishing testament to the power of reason. Playing music from “The Heavens: The Atheist Gospel Trombone Album” as well as arrangements of classic tunes by the Famous Blue Jay Singers, Madison’s Lively Stones, and the Mississippi Nightingales. Welcome to the party, Heavens Atheist Gospel Trombone Choir!

The Brothers Footman

The Brothers Footman from Indianapolis, Indiana like to call their music “Summa music” – some of this and some of that. Rockhopfunksoultry was coined about them during a festival. Welcome to the party, Brothers!

Kiran Ahluwalia & Rez Abbasi

Singer Kiran Ahluwalia and guitarist Rez Abbasi are a real-life couple and music world duo. One of Indian origin, the other Pakistani, and both New Yorkers – their songs exhilaratingly mix Indian rhythms with West African Bluesy riffs, languid Jazz and Indian improv. The result is a merging of elegance and crispness, all with an easy, inviting charm. Welcome to the party, Kiran and Rez!

Michela Marino Lerman

Michela Marino Lerman is a world-renowned tap dance artist, performer, choreographer, band leader, educator and all-around creative spirit dedicated to the bridging the gap between tap dance and jazz music and the inclusivity of tap being recognized as music. Welcome to the party, Michela!

Femme Jam

A first-of-its-kind jam session featuring all-female artists, Femme Jam is disrupting New York’s male-dominated music scene. A few members of their group will be bringing this unique jam experience to House Party. Welcome to the party, Femme Jam!

The Jelly

The band that brings the funkiest jam session to C’mon Everybody in Bed Stuy is bringing the funk on over to Park Slope! Welcome to the party, The Jelly!


Red Hot Room

In the meantime, we’re cooking up dozens of unique experiences throughout our five-level Victorian mansion including the Red Hot Room. Light up your senses with Fuego Takis, Red Hots, a spicy red cocktail (Bloody Mary! Spicy Paloma!) and perhaps even a hot sauce fountain – all waiting to be enjoyed under a bumping playlist of red hot tunes (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Little Red Corvette, Red Red Wine…you get the idea).

Wonka’s Candy World

Seeking out some “pure imagination” at House Party? Look no further than our Wonka inspired candy cove – where you can sip from a chocolate cocktail fountain, tug on some taffy or don a candy necklace. Just like Wonka’s original chocolate factory, there will be no shortage or surprises in this whimsical wonderland! We’re pleased to partner with another local favorite, Raaka Chocolate Company, to give guests a one-of-a-kind chocolate creating experience. Thank you, Raaka, for joining the party! 

Viscount John’s

We’re hosting a ball with two of Park Slope’s favorite new openings – Cousin John’s (in their newer, larger location!) and The Ripped Bodice – the romantic bookstore you haven’t stopped hearing about. By day, Cousin John’s cafe – by night, a grand ballroom at Viscount John’s! Visit our Bridgerton themed blowout to sample teas and tarts, traipse around to string quartet covers of your favorite pop hits or gab with our good friends from The Ripped Bodice over a carefully curated selection of romance novels. Will you find yourself in Lady Whistledown’s notice the next day? 

Tap on Tap

See Michela Marino Lerman and others perform in a garden party like no other. BKCM’s Legacy Garden will feature the novel pairing of exciting tap dance with a free-flowing beer tap highlighting delicious local brews! House Party isn’t just enjoyed in our building but the fun spills onto the street for an outdoor concert experience that is sure to leave you tapping along to the beat. 

White Rabbit Room

Thrill your senses in our White Rabbit Room! Every inch of this space is wild, wacky and whimsical from the floor to the ceiling. Rediscover your inner child in this preposterous playground of trippy textures, tunes and tastes. Vibe out in this space and you may see the white rabbit hop by… 

Bubbles & Balloons

What do boba, bubbles and balloons all have in common? You can find them all at House Party 23 at Bubbles & Balloons! Enjoy a delicious green tea boba while floating around this buoyant building nook. You’re sure to feel refreshed and lifted if you pop through this playful room!

Drink the Rainbow Bar

You may have “tasted the rainbow” in a pack of Skittles but this bar will have your taste buds tingling like no other. Enjoy seasonal cocktails with a few rainbow surprises in this special themed bar. You already know about our Red Hot Room but here you’ll find a spicy red drink to go along with the fun. You’ll also find pleasing purple and smooth green beverages to sip on – can you guess what colorful rooms will be found on our party map?

Karaoke Chaos

You may have sung karaoke at a downtown dive bar or in a snazzy K-town suite – but you’ve NEVER seen Karaoke Chaos like this. We’re finally bringing karaoke to our Brooklyn brownstone and we’ll certainly have a few tricks up our sleeve. Pop into this sonic soundbooth and sing your heart out with your friends. We’ll provide the tricks, treats and tunes to make sure your solo stands out!

Cotra Japanese

We’re so excited to be partnering with this new local favorite for innovative Japanese tapas. Take in music from the outdoor stage as you crunch on crispy karaage, enjoy spoonfuls of savory Japanese curry and slather sauce on comforting Okonomi potatoes in our garden dining area. 

Upright Uppercuts

You’ve seen the Brawl in Montreal, Thrilla in Manilla and Rumble in the Jungle…but have you seen the piano greats battle it out on the keys? Music’s most beloved pianists across genres and generations go head to head in Upright Uppercuts, a one-of-a-kind piano duel. Starting the battles off strong, Brendan Polk and Ai Isshiki transform into Beethoven and Mozart to see who kicks more classical a**! What other keyboard KOs will be witnessed? You’ll have to come to House Party 23 to find out! 


  • Beethoven v Mozart (Ai Isshiki & Brendan Polk)
  • Broadway Showdown (Ben Easton & Damon Smith)
  • Stevie Wonder vs Ray Charles (Kevin So & Hunter LaMar)
  • Billy Joel v Elton John (Ben Easton v Damon Smith)

About the Work
Adrian Benepe
Alex Lines and Karin McNair
Andrea Knutson
Bernadette Levandowski and Andrew Chipok
Betty Vandenbosch
Brian Polen and Erin Valentine
Chad Cooper and Claire Ellis
Chiwoniso Kaitano and Andy Sabi
David Cone-Gorham and Beth Ricciardone
Dan and Alexis DiPietro
David Nuzum and Olivia Herman
David Sweeny
Dede Lee-Moore and Sal Moore
DNL Omnimedia
Doris and Charles Michaels
Eric Friedman and Emily Rubenstein
Frederick Tang and Ziki Dekel
Henry Choi and Sandy Lin
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
James Weiss and Ashley Cotton
Jamie and Daniel Ordower
Jerri and Tom Mayer
Jill Jefferson
Jon and Jen Ellis

Jonathan Levey and Melanie Barr
Julie Kay and Thomas Fergus
Konrad Payne and Ashima Aggarwal
Laura Michener and David Heales
Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard
Mamie and Justin Stewart
Margaret and Matthew Meyers
Mari Matoba and Mike Walters
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Melanie Smith and Stephen Schulz
Nancy and Mark Taylor
Nancy and Vivek Nayar
Natalia Chefer and Joel Tompkins
Neil Gupta and Seema Dhar
Nicholas and Linda Tatlow
Noelle Thorn and Bill Rinner
Park Slope Copy
PBDW Architects
Perkins Coie LLP
Pierre Vilain
Robin Dull and Laurie Kardos
Russ Soper and Selina Strong
Sailaja Sastry and Jason Gottlieb
Stephanie Hill and Benjamin Wilchfort
Syvia Hang and Koon-Yui Poon
Vivek Menezes and Maitri Morarji

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