"One of Chicago's Most Inclusive Dance Parties"

-Time Out Chicago

"30 Under 30"

Co-Founders Nick Alder + Rae Chardonnay recognized by

-Windy City Times

Voted Best Dance Party

Chicago Readers "Best of 2017"

-Chicago Reader

"Party Noire celebrates two years of sharing Black Joy"

-Chicago Reader

Saint Heron's Black Bag: Chicago. The Saint Heron Black Bag aims to spotlight establishments and businesses founded and built by people of color.

- Saint Heron

Black Joy, Partnerships + Setting Intentions with Nick Alder


Joy as Resistance with Rae Chardonnay

- Sixty Inches From Center

Photographer captures Black Joy at Party Noire


"In an event like Party Noire, you see something that addresses a severe lack of space to let loose, connect, and grow, not only for young black adults on the South Side but those across the city."

-Chicago Tribune

Voted Best Dance Party

Chicago Readers "Best of Chicago 2016"

-Chicago Reader

"In just a short amount of time, their success has by far exceed their expectations."

-Curly Nikki

"Here, everyone is so loved that it felt like you walked into a family reunion."

-The Around The Way

"Gatherings such as this, in concert with efforts across the spectra of contemporary young life, are striking because they speak to the potential of people of our generation to forge unexpected coalitions and to experiment with form."

-RJ Eldridge