the Media | Comments from Club Patrons
We've told you how great Kurfew is...but
don't take our word for it! Here are some excerpts about Kurfew
that have appeared in various well-known publications, along with
comments from the partygoers themselves!
"The soiree is sort of a Hetrick Martin
Institute prom by way of Dawson's Creek via XY magazine
crossed with a Gourmet Garage poultry sale. The kids are winsomely
cute and festively dressed in elephant pants, football Ts, Teletubby
backpacks, and Day-glo mouth illuminators. And they don't overaccessorize
with bias...lesbians, and even a couple of straights are welcomed
into the multigonadal mix."
"It's adorable to see the baby drag queens
and mini fags, dykes and hags taking their first steps out of the
closet and into the land of opportunity."
"The mood is bouncy and relatively unfettered
- Michael Musto, The Village Voice
March 1999 issue of XY Magazine features six full pages of
Kurfew nightclub photos and a big article on the Kurfew party! Following
are some excerpts. If you can still find the issue on your
newstands, grab it! Otherwise, write to XY Magazine
for back issues at, 4104 24th St. #900, San Francisco, CA 94114.
"While Kurfew is free of the cruisy
attitude of mainstream gay clubs, the night is electric with a sexual
energy of its own, as you can see from these pictures. The
crowd ranges from NYU students letting loose on the dance floor
to 22yo Long Island boys showing off their well-chiseled abs to
shy 19yo couples from Westchester. Throw in the requisite number
of club kids, drag queens, and young gay visitors from the tri-state
area and beyond, and you've got a pretty good portrait of "America's
largest young gay dance party..."
"Seek shelter from the main-room masses
and head for the back, where the real fun is. Kurfew's party,
aimed at a younger crowd, has made its presence known in the last
year as one of the best queer events around. Music from the
80's and thereabouts is played in the furry room, while really good
house is spun in the other roped-off areas."
"This 18-and-over gay party just gets
"Aimed at the pre-Rogaine/Viagra homo
community, Kurfew manages to snare gay boys hot off of the [bench]
presses. Come enjoy the cute sights...No geezers allowed."
- Paper Magazine
"A huge, mad, sweaty, hormone factory..."
"The candy-colored-fur-lined Kenny Scharf
Room is like a trip into Pee-wee's Big Adventure."
"...intimate 'homo' house party"
- Details Magazine
Popeye Magazine, we were told
by one of our Japanese visitors, is the hippest pop culture magazine
in Japan. Unfortunately, he didn't translate the article for us!
Here's a look at the Kurfew photo spread that appeared recently
in the magazine's feature entitled, "All Night Long - The Ultimate
World Club Scene." We rely on our international visitors to let
us know where Kurfew press is appearing around the world...if you
see us mentioned, please let us know. Send us a clipping,
and we'll send you a personalized Kurfew gift!
"At this youth-oriented party 'with
a mainstream feel' Steven Zor works the main floor, while...Michael
T spins 80's and disco discs in the Kenny Scharf room."
"...gay party known for its cutesy novelties
(e.g. the "Bag-A-Boy" system of message centers and number tags)..."
- Time Out New York
"...it is fast becoming an institution."
"Even those unfamiliar with gay clubs
(um, such as non-homosexuals) probably know about Kurfew - the gay
party at Tunnel geared towards a younger crowd. This is a feat unto
itself...Those signature fliers...can be found virtually everywhere,
and as a result, there is always an enormous line going down the
- William Van Meter,, Flyer Updates
Urban Culture Guide
And now here's a
sampling of some of the email we've received from Kurfew party goers.
If you're coming to Kurfew for the first time, be sure to email us
and tell us about your experience!
is already the staple diet of my Saturday nights. My friends and
I all absolutely love it; a completely unique place in New York City.
was the best i have EVER seen it!!!! I wasnt going to go but then
at the last minute I decided to go. I am so glad I did. There are
soo many cute bois there. I had the best time there I have ever had.
I want to say thanks to all tke Kurfew People who make this happen
every weekend. See you guys next weekend!!!"
- Aaron Z.
"...Just wanted to say that i went for the first
time last night and i had a FABULOUS time. I could go every weekend
if i lived closer and didn't work LOL...the club is cool the workers
are phat and the music was fantastic...the dj's in
the 80's room...they are THE BEST. They played so many great songs
always, thank you for consistently having the BEST event every Saturday
night! The atmosphere is always bumping, the music thumpin',
and there are plenty of hot guys...I have organized a group of twenty
to come to Kurfew this Saturday night. Some people are returning,
but a lot are new. I can't wait to show them the best time!"
writing a brief note to thank you for a good time this past
in Kurfew ...I found Kurfew to be the friendliest, best party..."
whats up boyz?
So I went to your party on saturday night and I thought it was pretty
fabulous. I am a 20 year old student that just moved to NY a few
weeks ago to live here and go to school at Eugene Lang. Okay
so since I've been here, I've gone to quite a few bars and hangouts
and I'll have to say that Kurfew was the most fun. I met a fully
hot boy- (I hope he calls) You took our picture together and I hope
it gets posted in a couple of days...I bet the picture turned out
really cute. He was so unbelievably fine."
the kurfew website for word of the November 27th party, I came across
the testimonials page and figured that i would make a little testimony
of my own. I think that Kurfew is simply FABULOUS and i wouldn't
change a thing. I recently attended my year anniversary kurfew party
on Halloween weekend and it seemed even more fun than the first
time. I attended kurfew all summer and frankly can't get enough.
it pains me to be at school in mass. and know that the fun is so
far away. Keep up the good work...it is definitely the best party
in NYC and the most fun i've ever experienced in my life. See you
next saturday! -
all the Kurfew Crew:
just want to whish all you guys a very happy new years.
NYE WAS WONDERFUL !!!!!
and my friends had a BLAST !!!!
music and people were great....you're a party GOD :-)"
just wanted to let you know that I had a great time at your club
on Saturday night. It was nothing like I would have expected.
LOVE YOU GUYS. I LOVE KURFEW AND YOUR ATMOSPHERE THIS IS TRULY A
GREAT CLUB. THANKS"
throwing the best parties in NYC!"
really is chill,"
party last week at Kurfew was a blast.
thanks for sending the invites.
keep up the good work."
up? I love the scene you have going on! I'm there every weekend.
You can really throw a party. Please let me know of any up coming
first, but definitely not my last time, at Kurfew was last week.
Lemme say, the party was off the hook! it was a great way
for me to get a chance to mingle and dance all the stress away after
coming out to my friends, keep it up baby!"
I'm just a writing to tell you
how much i appreciate your events and
themes... I have always had a wonderful time
at Kurfew and just thought I
would let you know that you are all doing a wonder(ful)
job. Keep up the outstanding efforts of your crew. Thank
- Essalla B.
a first year student at NYU and I've been going
Kurfew for the last couple months. I've gotten to know several kids
and really love the scene."
want to tell you guys that saturday night was the bomb. i had a
was partying and having a good time. i missed the performer singing
u" [Diana Taylor]. everyone said she was excellent. i'd really like
to meet the people behind the e-mailings just to see if i know them.
thanks for introducing me to the hottest party a club could ever
hold ...see you next sat."
:) gucci :)
heard about you from a friend that once came to the club...she said
was the most fun she ever had and told me to check it out...you
guys kick ass."
"Myself and my Bf visited
KURFEW on this past SAT. We were visiting NY,
we live in Baltimore. Your club was the bomb.
One of the hosts was especially nice, and he sure made us feel welcome!!!
We will definitely be back, i'm sorry that we live so far away although,
cause the clubs here suck compared to KURFEW. Keep up the
good work you studs. Thanks again to you all for making our
visit to KURFEW one we will never forget!!!"