‘A PROM TO REMEMBER’ at WeHo’s Sober New Year’s Eve Party #BOOM!

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It’s a prom to remember at #BOOM! 2018! The city of West Hollywood is hosting its premier sober New Year’s Eve Party for the fifth year.

A night at BOOM#! comes complete with a DJ, dancing, food, photo booth, balloon drop and an alcohol-free toast at the stroke of midnight, with none of the drunken messiness one can sometimes encounter during amateur hour on New Year’s Eve. The alcohol and drug-free event brings hundreds of people together for a fabulous celebration that is completely FREE!

#BOOM! West Hollywood’s Alcohol and Drug Free Party – Photo by Paulo Murillo

“#BOOM! has been successful from year one,” West Hollywood Human Services Commissioner and founder of The Tweaker’s Project Jimmy Palmieri, tells WEHO TIMES. “It’s probably the most successful New Year’s Eve party in the city. There is no cost. It’s open to the public. We invite everyone, sober or not. It’s just an event that is alcohol free. It’s one of the safest and one of the most fun parties you can go to. You don’t want to miss it.”

Pull out your polyester suits and dust off those wigs, because this sober New Year’s Eve party theme is “A PROM TO REMEMBER.” Dress in your prom best and be the king or queen you always wanted to be. The best dressed prom person gets a chance to participate in a costume contest. Get your prom picture taken and get a gorgeous corsage tattooed on your skin from Hollywood body painting artist Marky Make Up.

#BOOM! West Hollywood’s Alcohol and Drug Free Party – Photo by Paulo Murillo

“I’m happy to see people who I don’t think ever had the opportunity to go to the prom,” Palmieri added. “We have some LGBT who may have left school and were home schooled because they were bullied. This will be their chance to attend a prom no matter what age they are. It’s a heartstring-tugging thing. I think it’s one of the best ideas, I’m a little partial. I think they are all great ideas.”

The fifth annual #BOOM! will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the evening of Sunday, December 31, 2017, at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

This sober New Year’s Eve party 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. Admission is free. You must be 18 years or over to enter.

Capacity is limited. To RSVP, please visit boom2018.eventbrite.com

For additional information, please contact Adriel Rodriguez at arodriguez@publicstrategies.org

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Paulo Murillo
Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings close to 20 years of experience in LGBT media and more than two decades as a West Hollywood resident. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. Murillo’s work has appeared in numerous print and online publications. He was a contributor to LGBT magazine IN Los Angeles. He is known for the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, in which he covered breaking news and local events in the City of West Hollywood. His recent work has been published in the Los Angeles Blade and his articles, essays and photographs can also be seen on the pages of THE FIGHT Magazine. He started “The Share” feature for THE FIGHT, which spotlights members of the Los Angeles recovery community who share about their sober journey. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com

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