Last Friday evening, while much of the Borough was enjoying after work drinks, heading out to a movie or packing for a weekend trip, a number of Queens people – including some elected officials – could be found quietly boogying at a park in Long Island City.
“Silent Disco,” an outdoor dance party thrown by Lincoln Center Local, brought two DJs to spin some tunes at Hunter’s Point South Park.
Instead of blasting the music through speakers, the partiers enjoyed it through headphones, so dancing could go through the night without disturbing the surrounding area.
Participants included Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilman Jimmy Van Bra-mer and Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski.
Sounds like a lot of fun, but we here at QConf can only wonder what the scene – with hundreds of people in strange headwear shaking, jumping and shimmying in the quiet evening – must have looked like to an uninformed passerby.