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Nightclubbing Ice Breakers Button Museum
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Nightclubbing has been a popular pastime since the 19th century. However, it did not reach the United States until the 1920s. What set nightclubbing apart from earlier nightlife activities prior to the 1920s is that women were now allowed to take part. The first night clubs popped up in New York City. During Prohibition, nightclubs remained opened as dancing venues. Some of the first popular clubs included The Cotton Club (1923-1936) and Copacabana (1940-1992), both in New York.


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Miller, G. (2017). During prohibition, Harlem night clubs kept the party going. National Geographic.

Peterson, M. (2015). The list: New York’s most historic clubs. Bazaar.

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