[G&S]: Victorian Xmas 12.1 / G&S Holiday Party 12.7 / NYE + afterparty tix! / Your NYC events 11.30-12.6

From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Victorian Xmas 12.1 / G&S Holiday Party 12.7 / NYE + afterparty tix! / Your NYC events 11.30-12.6
Date: November 30th 2018

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Hello lovelies,

Official holiday season party overload is upon us. Four upcoming events with us. Let's go!

- Tomorrow! - Victorian Christmas in 1830s museum and secret ballroom. We're sold out of group tickets, but other levels remain, about 30 in all. Our photographer for the vintage Santa booth is the incredible Luke Ratray, whose work you may know from the vintage photo booth at Jazz Age Lawn Party or pinup portraits of your favorite burlesque stars. It's a rare treat to be able to shoot with him for just $20, and we are beyond excited to have him on board. Luke's website: http://www.lukeratray.com
Tix:  http://gsvictorianball.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918406375121719

- Next Sat 12.7 - Annual Holiday party with projected fireplace, vintage lounge holiday tunes, and killer cocktails. No cover!
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1077538079075529

- New Year's Eve Mon 12.31 - Masked, hedonistic masquerade and makeout party
Tix: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/340716850049643

- New Year's Morning Tues 1.1 - Pajama Lounge, our annual cozy post-party lounge and breakfast
Tix: http://sleepover.brownpapertickets.com
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PARTY: 12.1

Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Christmas

Saturday, Dec 1, 8pm-1am, $30-70
Plus! Victorian Santa portrait photo session, 7-9pm, $25
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix:  http://gsvictorianball.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1918406375121719
FB for photo booth only: https://www.facebook.com/events/2146040065725101
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Join us as we travel back in time to the turn of the century, to an elegant country resort a short carriage ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city...which at that time extended only as far north as 14th Street.

We will begin the night with guided tours through the garden and beautifully preserved mansion. At 9pm, we open the doors to a secret candlelit ballroom and invite you to an immersive and historically accurate Victorian Christmas celebration, complete with a fully trimmed tree, hundreds of candles, and a glorious vintage Santa (David Slone).

Entertainment and activities:
- A professional portrait photographer will capture your Santa moment: 7-9pm as a standalone session (no costume required) and then as part of the event 9-11pm
- Throughout the night, Lacy Rose and her Starling Quartet will be performing original songs inspired by turn of the century themes and music, as well as compositions that would have been performed in Salons in the Nineteenth Century
- At 8:45pm and 9:45pm, Lacy will also lead us into Victorian carols
- A full array of traditional Christmas treats, from cookies to plum pudding
- Wassail: the aromatic mulled cider that's been a Yuletide tradition since the Middle Ages
- Victorian parlor and card games played with authentic decks from mid-1800s through early 1900s
- DIY amusements from turn-of-century books
- Take your own photos with our Victorian Santa after the portrait session ends

Dress code:
1800s through 1919 winter, salon, ballroom, formal or military--or as close as you can get with modern formal. Tartans, velvets and furs. Men: tuxes or tails. Ladies: corsets and long gowns. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and ours for #gsvictorianball research: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm

Ticket Levels:
- Santa portrait only, 7-9pm: $25 per solo or group sitting, up to 5. A proper holiday portrait taken by a professional photographer, with our Victorian Santa in front of the trimmed tree. No costume is required for the portrait session. Families are welcome. Photos taken in order of arrival; no entry after 8:30pm.
- Full event and Santa portrait, 8pm entry: $70. Early access to the ballroom and Santa photo session (one person / one sitting), plus the full event. All food and drinks included.
- Full event, 8pm entry: $50. 9pm access to the ballroom for the full event. All food and drinks included. ($45 group tickets available for parties of 5 or more.)
- Partial event, 10:30pm entry: $30. All drinks included.

About our venue:
Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams. The hotel operated until 1833, at which point the house became the home for three generations of a New York City family.

PARTY: 12.7

G&S Holiday Party

Friday, December 7, 8pm-2am, FREE / donations appreciated
Gemini and Scorpio Loft (must RSVP for Gowanus, BK location):
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1077538079075529

Our annual night of giving thanks and going overboard with fancy drinks.

Come chill in our sexy home, bring your sexy date, and enjoy our ridiculous craft cocktails. Roaring fireplace projections, holiday classics lounge soundtrack (someone will likely lose LDB!), and Miss Scorpio herself getting stupid behind the bar (8-10pm), all culminating in a dance party 10-2.

We're going to bring back the two specialty cocktails from last year:
- That infamous fluffy New Orleans classic, the Ramos Fizz. It's a rarity to find it on bar menus due to how long it takes to make each one. You certainly won't catch us making it at any other event.
- Coquito, the classic Puerto Rican eggnog style drink: slushie coconut cinnamon goodness.

We're not charging admission for this event, but we'll have a donation jar out. All money goes towards ongoing loft improvements, so please give what you can to make our secret clubhouse even better.

Please wear something festive or cocktail attire...especially vintage-inspired festive cocktail attire. Costumes always welcome, if you're feeling it.

Thank you for your support this and every year! <3

PARTY: 12/31/18

Gemini & Scorpio


Monday, Dec 31, New Year's Eve
9pm-4am, $40-60*, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
$30 after 12:30, including afterparty w/continental breakfast
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Tix: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/340716850049643
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

2018 needs a "fuck you" sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2019.

A hedonistic Masquerade to activate your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, and many kisses. Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming.

Music by DJ Ceremony, Reaganomics and Stylus, masters of eclectic dance floor surprises. 2018 passion predictions with our tarot experts. Custom projections by CJ. Free champagne 9-10pm and 3-4am.

Strict formal or lingerie dress code. Masks required (some will be available for sale).

This is NOT a play party. It's a night to let go and let your senses guide your way: dance party meets makeout party. As always, we will have zero creeper tolerance, and please no photos without explicit consent from your subjects.

*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please support at the level you can afford.

PARTY: 1/1/18

Gemini and Scorpio

New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge

Monday, Jan 1, 4am-10am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 (with continental breakfast), $35 (with hot breakfast)
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html

Tix*: http://sleepover.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/278159509713810

Sunrise cuddle puddle for our deviant extended family, with makeouts, mimosas, smoothies and breakfast. We'll keep the sexy beats going from late night into daylight.

Snacks and continental breakfast will be available throughout; hot breakfast served at 7am. And of course mimosas, smoothies and coffee - virgin or spiked. We'll have the giant screen up, and could cuddle up together for movies into daytime, too.

You're welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, and anything else that makes you feel cozy.

Dress code: either your disheveled New Year's finery or sexy lingerie and lounge wear. Yes, you can always change here.

*As a courtesy, your afterparty ticket includes late access to the G&S NYE main event: Masked. You can arrive as early as 3am - or buy $30 combo tickets to arrive as early as 12:30: https://masked.brownpapertickets.com || https://www.facebook.com/events/1851480735182776/

/// NYC EVENTS: 11/30-12/6 ///


SHOP: A Holiday Oddities Flea Market
Sat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-oddities-flea-market-general-admission-ticket-tickets-51247800551
Sun: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-oddities-flea-market-general-admission-ticket-tickets-51306803029        
Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, obscure home decor, jewelry, one of a kind dark art, and more. Inside, you will find three floors of unusual vendors from across the country, hand-picked by curator Ryan Matthew Cohn. With Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square. Ink Master contestants Ryan & Matthew Murray of The Black Veil Studio of Tattoo and Art will be offering flash tattoos on a first come, first serve basis. Children under 10 admitted free with paying adult and strollers are not permitted. (sat/sun, Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 11am, $10-$30, all ages)

SHOP: Holiday Cavalcade
This event has ten years worth of history, and has become a must for holiday shoppers looking for unique and locally crafted gifts for their loved ones. Comprised of members from the NY Handmade Collective (formerly Etsy NY Team), this holiday market showcases a selection of handmade wares from indie vendors, all based in the NYC metro area. (Mon-Thu, this week and next, Chelsea Market event space, 75 9th Ave, see site for details, FREE)

PUPPETS: The Or Else Opera
Bread and Puppet Theater returns for its annual December residency! A paper maché puppet opera, punctuated by melting icedrops under a starry sky made of garlic. The composer Hanns Eisler, a major Brecht collaborator, fled the Nazis, joined the Berliner Ensemble and now enters the 21st century's humanity, its giant fears and overcrowded spirit, at the moment of re-occurring fascism. In musical collaboration with The Pi Ensemble. (Wed/Thu, this week and next, Theater for the New City 155 1st Ave, see site for details, $13-$18)


WORD: FashionSpeak Fridays: Doll Fashion
An evening on the history of fashion dolls and meet the new generation of collectible dolls for adults in a one-night-only exhibition, introduced by two of their most prominent makers. Joshua McKenney’s “Pidgin Doll” was conceived as a medium for the language of style and has become a style icon of her own since her debut in 2013. Mel Odom’s creation, “Gene Marshall”, is based on the actresses of Hollywood's Golden Era, with costumes evoking the work of Edith Head. Doll fashion is highly encouraged! Postcards will be available for purchase. RSVP: RSVPFashion@PROTECTED (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 7pm, FREE)

ART: The No Quarter Exhibition 2018
Each year the NYU Game Center commission four new games from four artists. The mission is to help nurture game design for public spaces and to support unique and bold voices in the game design community. Celebrate and play these ground-breaking games specially designed for the event. Artists include Brianna Lei, Meg Jayanth, Ivan Safrin, and Ethan Redd. For more info on each artist and the 2018 show, visit the No Quarter 2018 site. (The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water St, BK, 7pm, FREE)

FUNDRAISER: A Punk Show for Abortion Access and Zine Launch
Shout Your Abortion BK & the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF) present a political punk show to benefit abortion access and celebrate the launch of our new zine. Featuring: Downtown Boys, Choked Up, Material Support, and Ohyung Readings from organizer and storyteller Poppy Liu and more. All proceeds go to NYAAF. (Market Hotel, 140 Myrtle Ave, BK, 8pm-1am, $13-$28)


SHOP: Cult Party Holiday Market 2018 at 3 Dollar Bill
Hosted at new Brooklyn queer bar 3 Dollar Bill. Tons of witchy and weird vendors as well as bands and performances.
PERFORMANCES BY Performances by Svuvn, Goddess of Georgia, and Nyx Nocturne. Sounds by DJ Kate aka Boobs of Bushwick and DJ Anamotion. Tarot by the Shaman Bartender. With the NYC DSA Queer Caucus and Posture mag. (3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole Street, BK, 12pm-8pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY/BIKE: Brooklyn Cranksgiving 2018
Cranksgiving is a food drive on wheels that is part bike race, part scavenger hunt. It happens in cities all across the country, and 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the ride. Riders will cycle around Brooklyn, buying Thanksgiving-themed food to donate to local charities then prizes are given away to the first-place male/female/out-of-towner, and to best costume and most generous donor/rider. Tell your friends, and let us know if you can volunteer for the ride or make a donation! (Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, 1368 Fulton Street, BK, 1pm-5pm, FREE)

VARIETY: Street Meat: NYC-Style Burlesque and Pole
The wokest burlesque show for the city that never sleeps. Burlesque and performance artists bring you their strangest, sexiest, most shocking pieces in a secret venue. This show will leave you sweaty, stimulated, and with plenty of new material for your therapist.Host: Myka Fox (Comedy Central). Featuring: Medea,  Peter Mercury, Pixel Chick, Chris Harder, Olive TuPartie. Limited Early Bird Tickets. There will not be door tickets. You must buy online. (Secret Loft, address with ticket, 8pm doors/8:30 show, $12)

MUSIC: Brooklyn Rock Lottery 9
tix: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/brooklyn-rock-lottery-9-knitting-factory-brooklyn-tickets/8777365
Help support Atlas DIY–––a local NY non-profit working with immigrant youth to unlock access to legal services, learning opportunities, and leadership development, in a space owned, run and governed by the youth themselves. Twenty-five hand picked musicians  are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. Five drummers are the captains to guarantee that each band includes a drummer. The musicians then have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The five new groups then perform what they've created that evening in front of a waiting audience. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle, and silent auction are donated to this important cause. (Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Ave, BK, 8:30pm doors/9pm show, $10-$15, all ages)

PARTICIPATORY: The People’s Ball
A party celebrating imagination, style and freedom—with a touch of subversion. A red carpet arrival and catwalk on which to express themselves in their most beautiful, courageous, and spirited personal style. The catwalk opens every hour for 15 minutes for anyone who wants to shine on it. Special guests punctuate the evening with public addresses on why authentic self-expression matters so deeply at a time when personal freedom is at stake. Think Revolution in Heels. (Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, BK, 7pm, FREE)

4 hours of nonstop flesh/paint/prop/paper and puppet eating insanity!
You are invited and will be seated in a cozy, mom & pop art studio theatre style mystical world, watch an artist eat her own art and bring it to life! Dimly lit, mellow vibes surround the audience with comical,curated satirical projections on canvas. Jadda Cat transforms herself into a living sculpture,a surreal, punky, live show in reaction to todays art world. This living movie is a bizarre look into an emerging, aspiring, tortured young female artist, with her fantastical materials, false friends, and quick rise to fame, who gets mad and tired of the art world. Background action videos, overdose videos and more. (Michael Alan Studios, address with rsvp, 8pm, $20-$40)


ART: Saunter Trek Escort Parade…(S.T.E.P.)
This event seeks to be an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk-based works and programming, mobilizing throughout New York.  The exhibit embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can challenge notions and open conversations around visibility, gender, labor, exploration, counter-mapping, colonialism, feminism, motherhood, contesting borders, community building, calling out gentrification, street harassment, (dis)ability, carbon debt, who sets the pace and measurement of the world, the power of dreams, and our entanglements between all of these and one another. (Queens Museum, New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park, QNS, 11am-5pm, FREE-$8, all ages)

PARTY/VARIETY: Madame Sovereign's Den of Depravity
A night of Irreverence and Reverie. A place where you're as likely to engage in a depraved act in our candlelit shadows as you are to behold one. A place where the absinthe flows in abundance. It is a place where Weimar Berlin excess, debauchery, grandeur and queerness, meets the dark shadowy, emotionally intense world of German Expressionism. Madame Sovereign's cast of characters indulging in their vices while exploring your own. Dance until dawn to live music with a stranger or a lover, old or new. Featuring Axel Diego, The Brides of Burlesque, Vic Sin, Elena Karita, Matt Dallow, John O'Mahoney, Jon Joni, Leona Beretta. You will receive a complimentary gift to use at your discretion, upon entry. (address with RSVP or purchase, BK, 11:30pm, $28)

FEST: Posadas Mexicanas NYC
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute present a Christmas holiday celebration, featuring, traditional music and workshops. Highlights include an art-making workshop; the Posada, and a singing holiday procession. The event culminates in a party with the breaking of candy-filled piñatas and aguinaldos. (Sunset Park, 558 59th St, BK, 12pm, FREE)

SHOP: Greenpointers Polar Vortex Holiday Market
A "Polar Vortex" flurry of fun to close out 2018. Scenic artist and designer Mano-a-Mano welcomes you into a beautiful Winterscape for an immersive one time experience to kick off the season. Do your holiday shopping, and hang out with your neighbors and friends, celebrate and support the community, local, and independent makers! Locally crafted beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. Mulled Wine with Drink Babe Winter is the Worst red wine + mulling spices by Woodward Extract Co. Live musical performances by Love Always and Pink Slater. Photobooth by OutSnapped. Interactive hologram experience by Looking Glass Factory. 3D scanning by Capture Me In 3D. Massages by human@ease. Henna Tattoos by Miss V. Nail Art by Peenk. Ornament making table by Success Academy Charter Schools. (Greenpoint Loft, 67 West St, 1pm, FREE)


FEST: Seaport District Hanukkah Party
Celebrate Hanukkah with latkes and jelly donuts, arts & crafts, live music and guest speakers sponsored by the Howard Hughes Corporation. Grammy nominated artist David Krakauer will light the night with his world renowned Klezmer music. Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, will join to light the menorah. President of Cynthia Rowley's fashion house, Allie Egan, will say a few words and their Seaport location will be serving complimentary bubbly, chocolate gelt & offering 20% off all items on the eve of the event. Meet the author and illustrator of "Schmuck the Buck" and recieve a complimetary signed illustration. Rabbi Katz of Chabad of Wall Street will officiate the ceremony and VP of The Howard Hughes Corporation, Saul Scherl, will say a few words. There will also be indoor space to keep warm. (Seaport District, 16 Fulton St, 6pm, FREE)


WORD: AHPresents: Words & Music
The finest spoken word artists on the NY scene. Some will be performing solo, some with musical accompaniment. Featuring David Huberman, Alice Espinosa-Cinotta, Jeff Ward, Puma Perl with Joff Wilson, Joe Sztabnik & Dave Donen, Cyndi Dawson & Henry Seiz, Ex-Tension with Ivan Nahem of Ritual Tension, Silk Cut with John S. Hall & RB Korbet, Ohmslice with Jane LeCroy, and Jennifer Blowdryer. Be generous with the tip jar. (Sidewalk NYC, 94 Avenue A, 7pm, all ages, FREE)

COMEDY: Lizz Winstead Hosts "Lady Parts Justice Presents!"
The second installment of a monthly comedy show! Hosted by LPJ founder Lizz Winstead and features John Fugelsang (Tell Me Everything), Joyelle Johnson (Seth Meyers), Mehran Khaghani (Comedy Cellar), and Sarah Hartshorne (America's Next Top Model). Special surprise guest will talk with Lizz about merging activism and entertainment! Plus  a bake sale for special holiday treats and stocking stuffers. (EastVille Comedy Club, 487 Atlantic Ave, BK, 8pm, $5 with 2 drink minimum)]

PARTY/VARIETY: 3rd Annual Repeal Day Party!
Go back in time to 1933 amongst the beautiful setting of NY Distilling Company. Home of Dorothy Parker Gin, Perrys Tot Gin, Chief Gowanus Gin, Ragtime Rye and Rock&Rye. Live Music from Mike Davis and The New Wonders. Burlesque by Margo Mayhem, Tansy and Miss Art Deco herself, Dandy Dillinger. DJ Jalopy, Nelson Lugo. Drinks from NY Distilling Co, Grey Goose, St. Germain, and Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur. Purchase a VIP ticket or dress in vintage Jazz Age attire for a discount to enjoy a tasting and tour of NY Distilling with distiller Allen Katz. Tickets will also include discounts on flasks of NY Distilling’s Ragtime Rye. (the Shanty, 79 Richardson St, BK, 8pm, $5-$10)

WORD: Opera 101
Opera is one of the longest-enduring musical forms, spanning over four centuries and across multiple continents. But you don’t need a deep knowledge of music, familiarity with Italian, or fancy opera-going garb to enjoy it. This class will dispel the mystery and stuffiness that sometimes surrounds this genre and make opera accessible to anyone. Discusing the basics, including key terms,  a breakdown of what is happening on stage and in the music, and opera’s development, from its original conception to new works being composed today. You’ll come away with the skills to enjoy, understand, and talk about opera like an expert music critic, without actually being one. Taught by Kristy Barbacane. (Prospect Heights Brainery, 190 Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights, BK, 8:30pm-10pm, $11)


DANCE: Hi Artist Volume 3: VENUS
A celebration of women in contemporary dance, this show features four different dance works by diverse female choreographers, presented in the Hi Artist format. This event features an MC, who shares contextual information about the artists and tells stories behind the pieces being shown. After the show, the performers join the audience for drinks, conversation, and general revelry, giving guests the chance to chat with the artists about their work. Dance works are presented in the round, and everyone gets a front row seat. Pieces on the program include a duet by Thryn Saxon & Emily Tellier (highly physical, punk-rock inspired) and solos by Matilda Sakamoto (introspective, silky smooth moves), Maiya Redding (lyrical influences with a dose of grit), and Holly Ledbetter (a hybrid of rich movement and spoken word). BYOB (Thurs, The New Work Project, 97 N 10th St 2A, BK, 8pm-10pm, $30)

VARIETY: Cirque Du So Weird: Not Another Holiday Show
Cirque Du So Weird: Not Another Holiday Show is an erotic performance art collective presented by Lydia Vengeance with a show unlike anything they’ve done before. It's definitely not a holiday show. Or is it? Come see for yourself. Stripped down and clowning around, this devious collective of beautiful weirdos features: Audrey Love, Madame Brassiere, Trinity Starligiht, Maggie McMuffin, Countess Eden, & more. Also featuring live art by famous sketch artist Adriano Moraes Tickets are pre-sale only and the address will be revealed only after ticket purchase. VIP tickets include guaranteed seating with a full frontal view. GA tickets are standing room only or side seating in the lounge area. Address will be emailed to you 48 hours before the event, along with performer details and suggested dress code. (Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with purchase, BK, 8pm, $20/$35 VIP, 21+)


WORD/ART: Bridging Two Worlds - The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead
Morbid Anatomy, beloved purveyor of the arcane, has taken up temporary residence at Green-Wood in 2018. The historic Fort Hamilton Gatehouse will house the exhibition, “Bridging Worlds” and offer its picturesque attic space to Morbid Anatomy’s extensive library and collection of ephemera. In addition, the Morbid Anatomy team has curated the exhibition “Bridging Two Worlds,” plus a series of conversations, lectures, and events focused on the intersections of art and medicine, death and culture. Through artifacts, artworks, and ephemera, this exhibition explores how humans have endeavored to imagine a separate world for the dead and to express their own desires for bridging the divide. (thru 12/2, Sat & Sun, Greenwood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE/SHOP: East Village Stand Holiday Market
Opening Reception & Performances: Friday, November 23, 6-8pm. A shakuhachi zen flute performance by Till Behler. Participating vendors at the East Village Stand Holiday Market include: Bottleworks, bottle lamps, pendant lights and glassware by Joe Harrigon. One of a kind handmade picture frames by Anne Edris. Taconic Trading Company spiced pepitas and Applewood smoked sea salt. Eulenspiegelchocolatelab cookies and chocolates. Black Lives Matter holiday themed jewelry and ornaments by Carla Cubit. Artwork by Baum Earth Elements and more. (thru 12/24, East Village Stand Holiday Market, corner of 7th Street and Ave C, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Holiday Nostalgia Rides
Celebrate the magic of New York City during the holidays with a ride back in time on our vintage fleet of subway cars and buses with the continued tradition of placing our vintage 1930s R1-9 train cars in regular service between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Don’t miss your chance to travel through time – for just the cost of a MetroCard swipe! Vintage buses will be in service on the M42 bus route, traveling both East Bound and West Bound along 42nd Street in Manhattan. Additional vintage buses will be available to board and explore at Union Square and Herald Square. (thru 12/30, multiple locations, see site for details)

ART: It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200
Commemorating the two hundredth anniversary of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror—a new exhibition at the Morgan shows how Mary Shelley created a monster. It traces the origins and impact of her novel, which has been constantly reinterpreted in spinoffs, sequels, mashups, tributes and parodies. For the first time it will be possible to view art and artifacts (including comic books, film posters, publicity stills, and movie memorabilia) that explain how Frankenstein caught the popular imagination in the course of two hundred years. (thru 1/27/19, The Morgan Library & Museum, 36th St, see site for details, $20/$13 students & seniors)

ART: Escher - The Exhibition & Experience
Over 200 original works from M.C. Escher. Exploring the intersection between art, mathematics, science and poetry, Escher’s works have fascinated and astounded generations of artists, architects, mathematicians, musicians and designers alike. This is the most important and the largest exhibitions of M.C. Escher ever presented in the United States [G&S note: use code ESCHER10 for $10 off.] (thru 2/3/19, Industry City, 34-34 St, bldg 6, BK, $6-$35)


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