Paradise Garage - Invitation by Keith Harring for Larry Levan's Birthday bash, 1986

Check Out These Retro NYC Nightclub Flyers From The 80’s

Larry Levan’s Birthday Bash, Mickey Rourke at The Roxy and a networking session for “interesting people” feature in this trip down memory lane…

The 1980’s were wild and revolutionary times to be living in New York City. A period when nightlife and club culture were a prominent faculty of the ambitious new art scene bubbling up in the streets.

A NY based gallery space, 98 Bowery has launched a new exhibition titled “THE NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME: NYC Nightclub Ephemera, 1980s” which spotlights memorabilia which could be found on the streets of the politically charged art world that was the city’s downtown during the times. Amongst the collection is a selection of flyers from infamous nightclubs such as Area, CBGB, Club 57, Danceteria, Limelight, Mudd Club, Palladium, Paradise Garage, Pyramid, Studio 54, and Tunnel.

Check out some of the imagery below which feature input from the likes of legendary artists and counterculture icons such as Keith Haring, Mickey Rourke and Jerry Rubin.

Silk Screen design for Keith Haring’s Third Annual Party of Life, May 21, 1986 at the Palladium, 126 East 14th Street, New York, 1986


Every Wednesday, Dancing for Women! at the Girl Bar, 15 Saint Mark’s Place, NYC, c.1988


Keith Haring’s invitation for “Larry Levan’s Birthday Bash” at Paradise Garage, 1986

Paradise Garage - Invitation by Keith Harring for Larry Levan's Birthday bash, 1986





MICKEY ROURKE and JELLYBEAN BENITEZ Present the Grand Opening Celebration of Burn Baby Burn, At The Roxy, 515 West 18th Street, New York, 1985


Jerry Rubin, card for his Networking Salon at Studio 54, 1980′s





You can get more info, view and purchase items from the collection on the Gallery 98 website