Birth of the Morning Party 1983
Birth of the Morning Party 1983

1983. Burt Charmatz approaches housemate Nikki Fried at 106 Scaup (better known as Romper Room in those days) with an idea for raising money for the new GMHC. Nikki thought it was a great idea, but felt Romper Room wouldn’t be big enough, so she and housemate Jerry Bovenschen approached Frank McDermott, who owned a house at Ocean and Driftwood. Frank agreed to host the party, and along with Nikki, Jerry, Steven Schneider and Doris Taussig. The Morning Party was born……

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