NYE Afterglow

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 10:00pm to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 6:00am

Space 550
550 Barneveld Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
United States

Comfort & Joy proudly presents New Years Eve AFTERGLOW - the winter sister of our legendary Pride party - back after a decade hiatus to offer you a spectacular, one-of-a-kind extravaganza for celebrating our journey into 2019!

It’s been quite a year. Our community’s faced trials and found triumphs, and whether it’s because you’re thriving or just surviving we all have something that deserves celebration. It’s also even more vital when the world’s coming for us to support and love each other, and to come together in our milestone moments to create a gorgeous kaleidoscope of queer vitality

At Comfort & Joy we love creating magical spaces to celebrate each person’s unique light and to offer you cathartic escape and revival, and are incredibly grateful for the privilege of providing our beloved community with a special New Year’s Eve experience. Just like our pride version, this Afterglow celebration will bring together supersonic DJs, transcendent performances, illuminating black-light décor and a voluptuous playspace, along with other goodies like a new cuddle area, setting the stage for you to bask in euphoric bliss with your fellow queerdos until the break of dawn

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As a prelude to our midnight celebratory madness, the Comfort & Joy Menagerie will present “Mañana”, a mesmerizing, multifaceted spectacle designed to usher us all into a bolder, braver, and more bananas tomorrow in grandiose style

Performances throughout the evening will also include:
* Amazing aerial silk shenanigans by Benn Mendoza, internationally esteemed circus artist and former member of a world champion US Men’s Gymnastics team
* Pole-dancing powerhouses Aurora Rose (Joshuah Ciafardone) and Cezar Lopez
* Glow hooping go go boy wonders Liam Ocean, Action V Jackson (Vertel) and Dylan T Bradley of the Electric Spectrum LED Circus

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From doors open until 6am we invite you on an exhilarating dance journey with our supersonic DJ line-up:

MAIN ROOM
10pm – Allen Craig
11:45pm - “Mañana” midnight prelude by the Comfort & Joy Menagerie
12:15am – DJ D aka Denise
2am - David Harness
4am – Power Top Ramen

HOUSE CLASSICS ROOM
10pm – Mark O’Brien
Midnight - Homero Espinosa
3am - Rolo
4:30am – M*J*R

UPSTAIRS PLAYSPACE
10pm - Dulche US
1am - FACT.50
3:30am – Xander

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As always Comfort & Joy’s goddess of neon Chickpea (Brian Busta) and her fabulous team of co-creating artists – including Steve Dudek, Blue (Jay Sterling Austin), Bernadette Bohan, Oth and Oscar Gallegos Zamora- will be casting high witchery and fluorescent splendor, alongside phantasmic projections by visual creators [Full artist list to be announced]

Alongside expanded chill area, our new ‘CuddlesInSpace’ zone will feature futuristic biomimetic glow prisms and pillow schemes to curate the potential for more grounded interpersonal immediacy and loving touch

Upstairs explore your desires more deeply in our luscious playspace, where you can fall into a debaucherous whirlpool crafted by Mikey Mann, Tassel (Jarrod Mitchell Stanley) and a harem of other artists

>>Comfort & Joy is here for you: if you ever need support or have concerns at our parties, please find one of our 'vibe-raters' (purple glow collars) or a house manager (pink glow collars)<<

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NYE silver/disco realness, dayglo/neon/glow anything and whatever else makes you feel fabulous most highly encouraged

Face-paint artistic majesty by Phoenix (Brendan Neff-Hall) and more!

Photobooth by the ever impressive and delightful Dot (PhotosByDot)

Roaming photography by the talented and lovable Devlin Shand and Lucille Carmichael

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Sprinkles of complimentary lollipops and glow toys by loving servers

And of course wave after wave of our special late-night fruity refreshments

Welcoming hugs at the door (optional)

Full clothes check available; this is a clothing optional & affection encouraged event ;)

This event is 21+. Our apologies to the youngsters

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In the spirit of supporting one another, part of our proceeds will be used for a substantial donation to the Urban Global Village Stage at SF Pride, whose mission is “to provide a welcoming and affirming space for People of Color and youth”

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Volunteering

If your funds are tight, there are lots of opportunities to volunteer and help us create the some NYE magic! It takes a big ol’ queer village to manifest all of this merry madness and every party volunteer gets a free ticket