#Boom, West Hollywood’s Alcohol- and Drug-Free Event, Is Back on New Year’s Eve

#Boom, West Hollywood’s alcohol- and drug-free event, will be back this New Year’s Eve.

The sixth annual event, with “the House of #Boom” as its theme, will feature DJ Eddie X, dancing, food, a photo booth, face and body painting and an alcohol-free midnight toast. There will be a costume contest for those wearing the most fabulous costume representing the theme of either Glamour; Lady Gaga vs. Madonna; Menage a Trio; Hot Mess, or Military.

#Boom will take place on Dec. 31 starting at 8 p.m. and will run until 1 a.m. the next morning at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. #Boom is a free event. Those attending must be 18 or older and are encouraged to RSVP in advance at www.boom2019.eventbrite.com.

The event is spearheaded by the West Hollywood Project, an initiative funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, to reduce alcohol and drug-related harms in West Hollywood. The holiday season can be a particularly challenging time for people with substance abuse or mental health issues. #Boom provides is a safe space for anyone who wants to celebrate the New Year without the presence of alcohol or drugs.

Limited parking for #Boom will be available in the adjacent West Hollywood Park five-story parking structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. The PickUp, West Hollywood’s free weekend ride, will run along Santa Monica Boulevard in a six-mile loop with 15 stops in each direction between Robertson Boulevard and La Brea Avenue from 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, until 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. It arrives at stops approximately every 15 minutes to transport revelers safely to and from their destinations, while music mixes by DJ Derek Monteiro play on board.

The City of West Hollywood also will be running a special schedule of its free shuttle service, Cityline, departing its stop near Hollywood and Highland every hour from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., with stops at La Brea Avenue, Fairfax Avenue, and North San Vicente Boulevard. Return trips from the San Vicente stop will begin at 8 p.m. and run approximately every hour with the final departure to Hollywood and Highland at 1:15 a.m. on Jan. 1..

#Boom is sponsored by the City of West Hollywood, the Institute for Public Strategies, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the West Hollywood Project, the Tweakers Project and APLA Health.

For additional information, contact Alexis Sanchez at the Institute for Public Strategies at asanchez@publicstrategies.org or at (310) 215-9924, extension 135. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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Eric Jon Schmidt
Eric Jon Schmidt
1 year ago

This is one of the best events provided by the City and County. I have been to them in the past, they are fun. Being a long time friend of Bill W., I can attest to the positive reinforcement that events like this provide. It is possible to remain sober and have fun. I would also like to announce that there will be marathon , back-to-back AA meetings on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day at the Center at 625 Robertson Ave. (half a block south of SMB, across the street from the log cabin)… Read more »

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