If Bushwick is known for its vibrant art scene, hipster population and unapologetically Bohemian way of life, then you can’t get more Bushwick than the House of Yes.
The House of Yes is an eclectic performance venue and arts space located at 2 Wyckoff Ave. in Brooklyn that hosts practically every event imaginable: live music, fashion shows, theatrical performances, immersive movie screenings, dance parties, circus art workshops, brunch and much more. Over the years, it’s become one of the hottest spots for city nightlife and artistic expression.
Co-owner Anya Sapozhnikova has been running the venue alongside her partner Kae Burke since she was 19 years old. Now 30, Sapozhnikova says the House of Yes has remained true to New York City, often preferring local disc jockeys and NYC-based bands over big headliners. Even so, well-known music artists like Skrillex also make appearances at the House of Yes from time to time.
“The space really embodies a creative spirit that doesn’t say no to anything,” says Sapozhnikova, an aerialist, dancer and costume designer who often performs at the House of Yes.