[G&S]: Tonight: the Iron Chef of cocktails / Sun: Goldmine pop-up slae / 6.22: Mermaids + brass bands / Your NYC events 5.17-23

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Tonight: the Iron Chef of cocktails / Sun: Goldmine pop-up slae / 6.22: Mermaids + brass bands / Your NYC events 5.17-23
Date: May 24th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

Here's what's coming up for us:

Tonight! Fri 5.24 - The Cocktail Experiment, monthly Iron Chef of cocktails. Come challenge us with your surprise ingredients!

This Sun 5.26 - Goldmine, our flamboyant pop-up sale. So much awesome stuff from so many vendors. On a personal note, this Goldmine is Miss Scorpio's deepest closet dig ever, so if you've ever had your eye on any of the fabulous party outfits, some of them are actually available for the first time ever. Facebook preview album (but there's so much more): http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale

Sat 6.22 - Seventh Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty. It's back! Brass bands, DJs, dancing, ice cream.  

Sun 6.23 - The bad news: Grand Victorian Garden Tea is SOLD OUT. The good news: the museum let us add Sun 7.14, so you can get in on authentic treats in an authentic turn-of-century mansion and garden before September. Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment
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DRINKS: 5.24
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, May 24 (and every fourth Friday), 8pm-2am, FREE admission, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Plus: FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient*
$6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Official site & address RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2540074019396359/
Social media: @gemini_scorpio / #geminiandscorpio / #thecocktailexperiment

Every fourth Friday, enjoy inventive craft cocktails in a better-than-bar atmosphere: a sexy low-lit loft, lots of couches, sprawling roof, chill music, serious skills behind the bar, no attitude, no cover. Weekend bars are awful; come hide out here. We'll make you something delicious.

Plus, the Experiment: craft cocktail pop-up meets Iron Chef. One kickass bartender, a fully stocked bar, and YOU bringing a liquid challenge: a bottle of something unusual for our pro to turn into a one-of-a-kind cocktail. If your bottle is used in creation of a cocktail, you and a friend get a complimentary round (up to three friends, if it's a full size bottle of something excellent!). No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Is your birthday in May? Your first experiment is on the house (show us your ID). You can even get in touch to reserve a couch, arrange party favors, etc. Yes, you can order food to be delivered, too. For everyone else: free un-birthday treats!

*Tips on bringing ingredients: we welcome both liquor and mixer challenges, but please no basic juices or sodas...that's not what craft cocktails are made of. Consider: half-size bottles, homemade infusions or syrups, that forgotten bottle of weird booze you don't know what to do with, unique amaros, bitters or vermouths. Most importantly, since whatever you brought will be in your free cocktail round, choose flavors you enjoy. Small request: nothing that tastes of anise or licorice, please! If that's the flavor you want, we have plenty of that in the bar, including the best absinthe you'll ever have.


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SHOPPING PARTY: 5.26
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Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sun, May 26, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/393120568204022
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, art, feathers and fascinators, jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. Of course even divas have days off, so there will be plenty of cheap casual wear finds alongside costume and vintage pieces. Plus: by-donation champagne, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect laid back Sunday.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and designer pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - http://bit.ly/GS_FBsale
Albersland Jewelry - Wearable sculpture pulled from wax and fire - https://www.etsy.com/shop/Albersland
BURNeternal - Handmade festival kimonos, coats and more - https://burneternal.com
Andriana Santiago - Vinyl record rings & many other things - http://www.AndrianaSantiago.com
Costumegasm - Pasties, booty shorts, elastic body harnesses and more party wear - https://www.facebook.com/costumegasm
Cult of Hope - Crystal sacred geometry earrings - https://www.etsy.com/shop/cultofhope
Ethereal Bunny Boutique - Vintage showgirl finds - https://www.instagram.com/etherealbunnyboutique
Figure of A - Couture London brand inspired by Japanese rope bondage - https://figureofa.com/
Grace Edwards NY - Hip hop, punk, and Japanese-inspired haute bohemian streetwear - https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraceEdwardsNewYork
Hissyfit Cvlt - Witchy feminist tees and beauty products - http://www.hissyfitcvlt.com
Lamia Design - Handmade fingerless leather gloves - https://www.lamiadesign.com
Lanny's Wood - Handmade limited edition Woodcut Prints  - https://www.instagram.com/lannyswood/
Midge Blitz - Fun and playfully rebellious accessory line featuring eyeballs, hearts and skulls - http://www.moderngirlblitz.co
Mutantland - One-of-a-kind stuffed animals & paintings - http://www.etsy.com/shop/mutantland
Sugared Violets Emporium - Corsets, shoes, vintage, costumes, sequins -
Tender Gloving Care - Ladies embellished vintage gloves and fashion  - https://poshmark.com/closet/parentifashion
The Devils In the Details - Historical costuming and vintage finds - https://www.etsy.com/shop/DevilsIntheDetailsUS
Things Made From Other Things - Handmade and upcycled clothing and accessories - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThingsIntoNewThings
Vengeance Designs - Latex couture combining elements of classic fetish design and trending fashions - https://vengeancedesigns.net/

Plus:
Delicious and sexy cookies, cupcakes and sweet treats by Brooklyn Born and Bread - https://www.instagram.com/bkbornandbread
Restorative massages by Sean Simpson (you can book up to a half hour massage in advance or first-come, first-served)
Intuitive tarot and oracle card readings by Cult of Hope


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MERMAIDS: 6/22
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

Seventh Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty

Sat, June 22, 8pm-2am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Door cover goes directly to bands and DJs
$10 adv tix guarantee admission / $10-$20 door sliding scale
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, must RSVP for Gowanus, BK address

Details & location RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Tix: https://creaturestomp.brownpapertickets.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2326258971028240
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

Live music & DJs, cheap drinks, ice cream, and lounging on our sprawling roof. Classic Brooklyn summertime loft party.

Closest subway from parade: express B/D/N/Q to Atlantic-Pacific (or switch to R for local Union stop)


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VICTORIAN GARDEN TEA: 6.23 & 9.22
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Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

The Grand Victorian Garden Tea

Sundays: June 23 [SOLD OUT], July 14 [just added!] and Sep 22
4-8pm (tea served at 5pm), $40, all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

Info: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/328373971149474
Tix: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com (also on sale for 9.23 Tea)
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, 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). It's a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan.

The menu (details TK):
Three types of Finger Sandwiches
Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
Two types of unique desserts

Activities will include:
- Victorian garden games, including Game of Graces [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_graces ] and Battledore and Shuttlecock [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battledore_and_shuttlecock ]
- Hand-drawn portraits of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris

Dress code:
1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please - though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): http://bit.ly/1WvlVyB - and we have one for our banquet/ball/tea research here: http://bit.ly/29n5fZm

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.


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/// NYC EVENTS: 5/24-5/30 ///
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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PUPPETS: Don Quixote Takes New York
http://loco7.org/don-quixote-takes-new-york
Loco7 reimagines this classic text, with puppets, dance and music to show the audience that no dream is too impossible to obtain and that with hope and heart you can conquer fear. Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza travel the five boroughs of New York City on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect Lady Liberty. The audience follows Don Quixote as he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all. (Fri/Sat, this week and next, New Stage Performance Space, 36 W 106th St, 12pm, $17)

PUPPETS: Object Movement Festival
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/object-movement-puppetry-festival-tickets-60271672194
An evening of original puppetry and object theater created by the 2018-2019 Object Movement resident artists. Four new short works-in-progress of diverse puppetry styles. Subjects range from gay princes to astrophysics, from prison ships to middle school parties, and from enlightenment to time management. Works include: Remembered Joys Are Never Past by Ayun Halliday, You Can See Nothing from Here by Vincent Mraz & Chris Carcione, Damascus by Jenny Hann, and Dark Ages Deadly Wit Tyler Gunther. Curated by Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, and Justin Perkins (Fri-Sun, The Center at West Park, Balcony Theater 165 W 86th St, 7:30pm, $15)

SHOP: Big Reuse Memorial Day Sale
https://bigreuse.org
NYC’s construction and demolition industry throws away nearly 7,000,000 tons of building materials annually. These materials clog our landfills, release carbon into the atmosphere, and create an artificial need for more materials to be manufactured. By salvaging usable items from demolition and remodel projects and reintroducing them to the market, Big Reuse is taking a small step toward eliminating the significant environmental costs. (Sat-Mon, Big Reuse, One 12th St, BK, 10am-6pm)

PERFORMANCE: Live Composition Festival 2019
https://www.facebook.com/events/438183770267051
Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1009052
A two-day celebration of spontaneously created performance in music, theatre, dance, and multimedia. Multiple acts each night followed by an open jam. Featuring performances by Billy Martin and friends, Walter Thompson and his orchestra, Human Time Machine, Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, and Letter of Marque Theater Co. With your handsome and indefatigable MC, Jeff Kissam! (Weds/Thurs, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, address with ticket, BK, 7pm doors/7:30pm shows, $5-$20)


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FRIDAY
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VARIETY: brASS Burlesque: Femme/Masc Realness Vol. 1
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb052419
One night, five performers, ten looks...witness some of NYC's most versatile performers as they gender blend across the binary. Featuring Miss AuroraBoobRealis vs. Mr. DonDickRealis, MiscAllaneous DomTop vs. General Trash, Doll Body vs Action Figure, C'etait BonTemps vs. C'etait BonTemps, and Noctua vs. Noctua as gogo extraordinaire and panty boss! (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK 10pm, $20, 18 to enter, 21 to drink)


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SATURDAY
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SHOP: Bushwick Vendors Artisan Market launch
https://www.facebook.com/events/2320355861344365
The launch of a monthly event with more than 12 vendors and an array of custom made items. Come by for a drink, a bite, and some community shopping. The outdoor and lower level spaces are reserved for vednors. The main space will be for brunch and drinks. (Bizarre Bar, 12 Jefferson St, BK, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza: A Burlesque Tribute to Misheard Lyrics
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb052519
“Hold me closer, Tony Danza!”...“Hit me with your pet shark.”...“‘’Scuse me while I kiss this guy.”  Have you ever been guilty of mishearing the wrong lyric? Clara Coquette presents a unique burlesque show where the performers will act out through striptease those amusing mondegreens to the songs they represent. Featuring the comedic talents of Sizzle Dizzle, Holly Ween, Hard Corey, Little Brooklyn, Boo Boo Darlin’, Wilfredo, and Tiny Dee. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK 10pm, $20, 18 to enter, 21 to drink)


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SUNDAY
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PARADE/FEST: Loisaida Festival Community Parade
http://www.loisaidafest.org
Every year this fest hits the ground running with the yearly Carnival Parade. A diverse global community blends with puppeteers, marching bands and performance artists, young and old to create a one of a kind spectacle of color and fun. The fest includes theater, music, art, vendors and more on two stages. (Loisaida Ave, Ave C orridor, 11am parade/see site for fest schedule, FREE)


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TUESDAY
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MUSIC: Walter Thompson Orchestra Soundpainting + soup
https://www.facebook.com/events/1180191168830100
“With soup this good you don’t even need the music to be this good!” Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists created by Walter Thompson. BYOB. (Soup & Sound, 292 Lefferts Ave, BK, 6pm doors/6:30pm soup/7pm music, $20 sugg don)


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WEDNESDAY
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MUSIC: Mira Stroika
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mira-stroika-tickets-58012924218
Get ready to enjoy a rabble-rousing evening of song by Mira Stroika and her musical accomplices. After over a decade in the glorious city of New York, Mira is moving out west to be amongst the majestic redwood forests and family. See Mira with Halley Bondy, Gabriel Lit and Justin Hines for their final NY show.Tickets are limited. (Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 185 Orchard St, 10pm, $15 + 2 drink minimum)


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THURSDAY
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CIRCUS: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: Brooklyn Abridged
http://brooklynabridged.eventbrite.com
A highly stylized visual and aural journey through the beautiful borough of Brooklyn, where citizens, civil servants, and visitors showcase individual artistry set against iconic landmarks. Combining history, humor, and heart, this unusual ensemble fuses circus arts, original live music by by Sxip Shirey and Nathan Repasz, industrial lighting, and live analog projections into intertwined vignettes. (Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th St, 7pm, $25-$30)

PUPPETS: HOME
http://evolvepuppets.com
This production fuses puppetry, theatre and multimedia into a visually thrilling and emotionally moving story of a woman's connection to the universe. Alice is an archaeologist, mother and scholar at the final crossroads of her life. A visit from an intimidating guardian angel (and his strangely familiar young companion) sends Alice on a trip through time and memory, digging through the layers of the past, unearthing her life with her brilliant but troubled husband and their young daughter, and her years studying the people of Pompeii, frozen forever in their last moments on Earth. Bunraku-style figures, shadow puppetry, object manipulation and state-of-the-art digital projections allow Alice's story to be told through the very contents of her home. (The Tank, 312 W 36th St, 7pm, $20)

PUPPETS: Labapalooza 2019
https://stannswarehouse.org/show/labapalooza-2019
Each spring, St. Ann's Warehouse showcases works-in-progress developed over the course of a year in their Puppet Lab. Now in its 20th year, St. Ann's Puppet Lab is an experimental haven for artists making interdisciplinary puppet and object theater, integrating puppetry with dance, sculpture, live music, video projections and more. Recommended for adults and brave children 12+. (St Ann's Warehouse, 45 Water St, BK, 7:30pm, $21, 12+)

PARTY/PERFORMANCE: CATHARSISFEST 2019
Tickets: tornouttheater.org/catharsisfest
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/177106439879626/
A wild night of unleashed feelings, passionate rituals, and drinking your angry little heart out. Stripteases, a literal fight with the patriarchy, live music, drag, doomsday fortune tellers, and more performances! Find your happy place in an immersive carnival of purgation for this damned world: screaming pillows, a confession booth, the ultimate post-it wall, spankings, body art, and a whole lot of shaking what you've got on the dance floor. Use code "HELLYES" for 15% off (Nublu, upstairs, 151 Ave C, 8pm-11pm, $40, 21+)


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HOT TIPS
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PARTICIPATORY: Come Out & Play 2019 call for submissions - Due 5/31
http://www.comeoutandplay.org/new-york-city-2019
Come Out & Play in DUMBO is a day of family-friendly games and an evening of new social and physical games for adults. They already have some amazing games lined up and are looking for more. If you have a live action or digitally augmented physical game that you would like to bring, please let submit your idea by May 31.

ART: Sign Up For Greenpoint Open Studios 2019 - June 7 & 8
https://www.greenpointopenstudios.com/register
This is an un-curated event, free and open to the public that aims to give local artists and creatives a chance to show their work. Artists, designers, crafters, fabricators, performers, and anyone who has work or work-in-progress to show in Greenpoint can register. Sign up to register your work and location of your space. Your address will be on the publicly available GOS online map and a printed guide that is distributed all over North Brooklyn. Registered artists open their doors on June 8th and 9th to visitors. (Greenpoint neighborhood, BK, $15 until 4/15, $40 after)

PARTICIPATORY: Lost Horizon Night Market call for Proprietors - June 8
The Lost Horizon Night Market is a transient bazaar where one can encounter a variety of mysterious lounges, theaters, galleries, cafes, installations and other establishments, all situated within seemingly ordinary box trucks. Over the 10 years, the Proprietorship has grown to include dozens of unique establishments and the conjuring of any new or old ideas are welcome. All Proprietors neither vend nor condone the use of alcohol or illicit substances, nor create loud noise, or otherwise draw inappropriate attention to the market. Nothing may be sold nor admission charged. Accepting tips, donations, bartering, and gifts is welcome and donation to future Night Markets is encouraged. In late May, additional details will be made available to those Proprietors who express interest. There will be a meeting May 14th for questions and brainstorming. Email shadowtrafficproductions@PROTECTED for inquiries


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ONGOING
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MUSIC: Octet
https://www.signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2018-2019/Octet.aspx
A chamber choir musical about internet addiction. Featuring a score for an a cappella chamber choir and an original libretto inspired by internet comment boards, scientific debates, religious texts, and Sufi poetry, Octet explores addiction and nihilism within the messy context of 21st century technology. (thru 6/9, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd St, see site for details, $35)

ART: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory Exhibition at Green-Wood Cemetery
https://www.facebook.com/events/420847195388139
This exhibition explores Catholic visions of heaven, hell, and purgatory —via art, artifacts, and material culture drawn from The Green-Wood Historic Fund Collections and the greater Morbid Anatomy community—, tracing how they have manifested in various places and shifted and changed over time. (thru 6/30, Sat/Sun, Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, BK, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

ART/PERFORMANCE/COMMUNITY: Stonewall 50 at La MaMa.
http://lamama.org/stonewall
LGBTQ+ artists from NYC, Philadelphia, Paris, Italy, and South Korea will participate in the Stonewall 50 at La Mama as part of World Pride. La MaMa, which has presented works by queer artists since the company was founded by Ellen Stewart in the East Village in 1961, has assembled this month-long programming in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of what is widely-regarded as the birth of the gay rights movement that began one legendary night, June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Bar in Greenwich Village in NYC. (thru 6/30, La Mama, Ellen Stewart Theatre & The Downstairs, 66 East 4th St; First Floor Theatre & Club, 74A East 4th Street; see site for details, $21-$26)

ART/MUSIC: Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
https://thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/leonard-cohen-a-crack-in-everything
A world-renowned novelist, poet, and singer/songwriter who inspired generations of writers, musicians, and artists, Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was an extraordinary poet of the imperfection of the human condition, giving voice to what it means to be fully alert to the complexities and desires of both body and soul. Featuring 12 artists and 18 musicians from 10 countries, this exhibition offers a deep and rich exploration of the beloved global icon through the lens of contemporary art. (thru 9/8, Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, see site for details, $18/$12 sen/$8 stu)

EXHIBIT: Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical Society
https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/stonewall-50-new-york-historical-society
New-York Historical Society commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the dawn of the gay liberation movement this summer, as New York City welcomes WorldPride, the largest Pride celebration in the world. Featuring two exhibitions and a special installation, as well as public programs for all ages. (thru 9/22, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, see site for details, $13-$21)


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