[G&S]: Tmrw: Burlesque BBQ / 6.22: Mermaids + brass bands / 6.23 Vic Tea SOLD OUT / Your NYC events 6.7-13

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Tmrw: Burlesque BBQ / 6.22: Mermaids + brass bands / 6.23 Vic Tea SOLD OUT / Your NYC events 6.7-13
Date: June 7th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

Here's what's coming up for us:

It may seem quiet on the G&S calendar these few weeks, but take a look over at our kinkier sister site, http://www.houseofscorpio.com -- Pride month has kicked off, so it's actually super busy with unique sex-positive queer-friendly events. We have a makeout party tonight...burlesque & BBQ on Saturday...femme-to-femme flirting party next Fri...and so much more.

Over on the G&S side though:

Sat 6.22 - Seventh Annual Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty. Brass bands, DJs, dancing, ice cream. With: The L Train Brass Band (winners of best band in last year's parade)! Brass Queens! Hungry March Band! We cannot wait. Presales save you $5 and guarantee entry: https://creaturestomp.brownpapertickets.com

Sun 6.23 - The season's first Grand Victorian Garden Tea is SOLD OUT, but we've added Sun 7.14, so you can still 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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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
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GUEST EVENT: BURLESQUE BBQ + KINK PARTY: 6/8
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Lydia Vengeance
presents

Burlesque BBQ

Sat 6.8, 7pm-11pm, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - see site for address
Rules and location form: http://houseofscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016689892055927

Show only: $20 GA / $35 VIP incl reserved seats
Show-only tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burlesque-bbq-tickets-62262150769
Show + afterparty: $40 GA / $0-20 GA for monthly HoS members
Show + afterparty tix approval: http://houseofscorpio.com/attend.html
Membership options & member tix: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html

From your favorite weirdos of the all-nude Cirque du so Weird fame, comes a taste of summer like you've never experienced before. We're firing up the grill on the rooftop and bringing you homestyle BBQ to enjoy, while the hottest performers bring you summertime sexiness on stage and in the house. Hosted by Lydia Vengeance with food by all-star chef, Wyl White. Featuring performances by Audrey Love, Olive TuPartie, and more TBA.

Doors and food at 7pm / performances 8-11pm / BYOKink afterparty to follow. Sexy dress encouraged, but not required for the show.

followed by

House of Scorpio's BYOKink: fetish + play afterparty
All info at http://www.houseofscorpio.com
(If approved for attendance, BYOKink tickets include access to Burlesque BBQ)


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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)
$10 adv / $15 min sugg don at door (more is great! all $ goes to bands)
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/255629065176674
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

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

Featuring:
- Hungry March Band - NYC's legendary street marching band: a blazing parade of flesh, blood, steel, brass and wood. They are the music of the people!
- The L Train Brass Band - A 30-person crew awarded Best Music Group at 2018 Mermaid Parade, cranking out a wild mix of NoLA jazz, Latin, Balkan, hip hop, funk, R&B and pop.No matter where this train ends up, the primary goals are "fun first" and "keeping it weird"!
- Brass Queens - An all-female brass ensemble with a diverse repertoire, featuring classic hits by woman artists, funk, soul and traditional NoLA second-line. Ladies kick BRASS!

Come in your sea creature best! 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 [sold out], 7.14 & 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: 6/7-6/13 ///
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WEEKEND + WEEK
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CIRCUS: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: Brooklyn Abridged
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bindlestiff-family-cirkus-brooklyn-abridged-tickets-59808958204
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, industrial lighting, and live analog projections into intertwined vignettes. Featuring: Cassady Rose Bonjo, Angela Buccinni Butch, Yoni Kallai, Esther de Monteflores, Ermiyas Muluken, Kenneth Stephen Neil, and Keith Nelson. Music composed and performed by Sxip Shirey and Nathan Repasz. (Fri&Sat 8pm/Sat&Sun 3pm, Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th St, $25-$30)

FILM: Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
https://www.theartofbrooklyn.org
This is the only international, independent festival in the world exclusively devoted to Brooklyn’s vibrant film and media scene. They accept work from all over the world, as long as it's connected to the borough in some way (e.g. cast/crew, production, content, theme, setting, etc.) (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, BK, see site for details, $25-$50)

FILM: Brklyn Film Festival - "The Gathering"
https://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org
This year’s festival will feature over 120 screenings, plus panels, network events, a kids film fest, and more. The 2019 theme-statement is "...essentially our call to all those people who are searching for clarity and intelligent exchanges. The idea behind this year’s theme is to create a collective experience very similar to a movement. On the programming side, more than ever before, we wanted to empower all those filmmakers who are thinking and working in critical systems, outside of the box, and against all odds. Inspired by the acceleration of the women’s movements, in 2019 BFF will feature the largest presence of female directors within a single festival edition up to date." (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, BK, see site for details, $15-$200)

FILM: Lower East Side Film Festival
https://www.lesfilmfestival.com
With a focus on quality, diversity, and impact, The Lower East Side Film Festival aims to create a special experience for both filmmaker and audience through amazing events, neighborhood engagement, industry panels, and film screenings that feature the best and brightest up and coming filmmaking talent. (Fri-Mon, Village East Cinema, The Jaffe Auditorium, 181-189 2nd Ave, see site for details, $15.50-$19.50)

THEATER: The Drunkard's Wife presents Madame Lynch
Tix: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1008475
https://www.facebook.com/events/668382340266307
A spectacle with music, Madame Lynch takes on the picaresque story of Eliza Lynch, a 19th century woman whose fortunes took her from Irish potato famine refugee, to French courtesan, to the self-proclaimed "Empress of Paraguay". In collaboration with the Paraguayan folkloric dance group Ballet Panambí Vera, The Drunkard's Wife creates a multifaceted portrait of La Lynch as a way to understand the complex dynamics of cultural imperialism. The show reaches peaks of beauty and horror as it proceeds by way of live music, dance, and real and imagined scenes from her life as an adventuress, cultural doyenne, femme fatale and microfinance pioneer. (Fri-Mon/Thu, this week and next, New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher St, # 1E, see site for details, $25)

ART: Greenpoint Open Studios
https://greenpointopenstudios.com
300+ local artists and creatives will open up their studio doors to share their work with the public. Last year tens of thousands of art lovers swarmed our beautiful neighborhood of Greenpoint to weave in and out of art studios and spaces. And again this year, throughout the inspiring weekend there will also be parties, artist-led workshops, talks and guided tours. (Sat/Sun, multiple locations, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)


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FRIDAY
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ART: Art Battle
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-battle-new-york-at-le-poisson-rouge-tickets-60884559356
12 amazing painters will put their skills to the test with only 20 minutes to turn blank canvases into incredible pieces of original art that will be available via silent auction. The winners by audience vote move on to the Final round with a chance to qualify for New York City Championships and ultimately the US and International Finals. (Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, 6pm doors/7pm paint, $15-$20, 21+)

WORD: FashionSpeak Fridays: Gender Bending Fashion
https://www.facebook.com/events/835367150182960
Explore boundary-pushing designs, presenting the work of ground-breaking contemporary designers in the context of historical trends like the garçonne look of the 1920s and the peacock revolution of the 1960s. Gender bending fashion examines a rich history of fashion redefining conventions and expectations. The presentation will be given by Michelle Tolini Finamore, Ph.D., the Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. RSVP to RSVPfashion@PROTECTED. (The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, 7pm, FREE)

PARTY: GOS 2019 Official Launch Party
https://greenpointopenstudios.com/event/gos-2019-official-launch-party
Greenpoint Open Studios 2019 will launch with an evening of music, dancing, full bar with frozen cocktail specials, and creative activities like live painting, art installations, video projections, and more. Free swag bag full of art supplies for registered artists and the first 100 visitors. (Brooklyn Bazaar, 150 Greenpoint Ave, BK, 7:30pm-11:59pm, FREE)

THEATER: "The Ride" preview performance
https://withfriends.co/event/1812419/the_ride
A short, one-act piece of existential slapstick that takes place in the back of an ambulance. Very small audiences climb into a tricked-out vehicle for a site-specific immersive ride-along with a cast of four distracted preoccupants and an observer who is anything but casual. Written by George Graham, the Ride ping pongs from serious to absurd, from airy and dreamlike to horrific and dark. The show opens at the Lost Horizons Night Market and plays for one night only on Saturday. Friday’s preview is your only chance to buy a guaranteed seat. (rsvp for locations, BK, 9pm & 10pm, $15)

BURLESQUE: Burlesque en la Playa
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb060719
A monthly event showcasing the LatinX and Hispanic artist. Starring: Abel Rey, Broody Valentino, Countess Eden, Daisy Desnuda, Dominant Jeane, Kita St. Cyr, Ms Suki E, and Wae Messed.Hosted By Miss Frankie Eleanor. Stage Maven: Rio Darling. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK 10pm, $20, 18/21)

DJ: DreamHaus’ Polychrome - Brooklyn Pride
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/polychrome-brooklyn-pride-2019-tickets-60279728290
A Brooklyn Pride Weekend Kick-Off Party for All. LGBTQA+ family and friends. Featuring music from QRTR of Wavecave, Whitney Day of Heartbreaker, and Kandylion of XOXA. Dancers: Bean & Tanya Karina and other local artists, DJs & performers. (3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St, BK, 10pm, $10)


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SATURDAY
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COMMUNITY: Brooklyn Pride Day
http://brooklynpride.org/pride-day-in-brooklyn-is-2nd-sat
What better way to start off your Brooklyn Pride Saturday than with a morning 5K (3.1 mile) LGBTQIA+ fun run? You’ll be joined by hundreds of runners from across NYC and beyond as you race through scenic and historic Prospect Park. After the run enjoy a cross-section of the borough’s business, community and city-wide organizations at the MultiCultural Festival that lines six blocks of 5th Avenue between 1st and 9th Streets. Then come and be part of the only New York City night time parade. (multiple locations, BK, 10am run/11am-5pm festival, 7:30pm parade, FREE)

WALK: Gowanus Canal Shoreline Art Walk
https://www.facebook.com/events/278563263042579
The shape of water pumping through the Gowanus Canal has been inspiring creativity for decades and you are invited to join the Gowanus Dredgers for a stroll along the Gowanus shoreline and streets to view the quirky art and athletic scene of Gowanus.  In a neighborhood once notorious for industrial pollution and the death of waterfront marine life, a vibrant renaissance is underway. (Gowanus Dredgers, 165 2nd St, BK, 11am-1pm, $25)

PARTICIPATORY: Walt Whitman Beard & Moustache Competition
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/walt-whitman-beard-walt-whitman-library-20190608
An all ages and genders beard and moustache competition in celebration of Whitman’s 200th birthday. Co-hosted by legendary Coney Island performance artist Adam Realman and comedian Nore Davis. Special guest judges Sue Smith, Jordan Temple, Jennifer Miller, Murf Meyer, and Norman Eriksen will award prizes in Whitman-themed categories. Photographer Stefan Killen will offer competition participants a free pinhole portrait of their likeness. Brought to you by Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island USA, and Fort Greene Park Conservancy. (Fort Green Park, Monument Steps, BK, 11am registration/12pm show, FREE)

ART: 10th Annual Welling Court Mural Project
https://wellingcourtmuralproject.com
A creative event celebrating the streets, solidarity, community, and culture. Melding a spectacular crew of legendary artists together with a diverse mix of fresh talent, the annual project hosts 100+ murals by artists from around the corner and around the world, providing new arrays of visual experiences that change how people interact with their environment. (Welling Court Mural Project, 11-90 Welling Ct, QNS, 12pm, FREE)

WALK: Environmental Justice Tour of Gowanus
https://socialjusticetours.com/current-tours
Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. The tour will explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up, the rapid disappearance of commercial establishments and services that are affordable to low and moderate-income households and the recently announced housing authority plan to build market-rate apartments at Wyckoff Gardens. (Meet at Union St and 4th Ave, BK, 12pm-1:30pm, $12)

SHOP: Queer|Art|Pride: Book & Print Fair
https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/queerartpride/
Hundreds of works for perusal and purchase from 30+ participating LGBTQ+ artists. Books, novels, zines, poetry chapbooks, drawings, photographs, watercolors, collages, prints, and other limited edition artworks. Live performances and readings throughout the day provide additional opportunities to hear the work out loud. Alternating DJ sets by Zenobia and Precolumbian. Food and drinks will fill out the festivities in true block-party style! RSVP Recommended. (Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand, 1pm, FREE)

SHOP: Burner Bazaar
https://www.facebook.com/events/936375023420801
Come get #festifabulous. Burner Newbies, come chat with Shiny of Baby Burners and Lady Burners and discuss, what to expect! Your favorite vendors will be offering you costumes, clothes,  jewelry, hats, headpieces, and more. (Eris Evolution, 167 Graham Ave, BK, 2pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Third Annual Victorian Picnic in Central Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/647734058997178
Join the New York 19th Century Society for an afternoon of dining al fresco, good conversation, reading aloud, lawn games of the gentler sort, and photography. Bring food or drink to share. Suggested attire (not required): summer whites, garden party frocks, tea dress, steampunk, Goth, or Lolita. Enter at 103rd Street and Central Park West. When you enter the park, walk north (uphill) until you arrive at a large circular meadow ringed with stately trees. (Central Park, Great Hill, 2pm, FREE)

FUNDRAISER: Gowanus Challenge SuperFUN Canoe Race
https://gowanuscanal.org/gowanus-challenge-superfun-canoe-race
A 2.5 mile round trip race from the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse at to the buoy at mouth of Gowanus Bay and return.
Teams will race using canoes provided by the Gowanus Dredgers or you my bring your own.  Signup via the link from our event page. Kayakers, rowers & Stand Up Paddle-boarders are welcome to join but no prizes. 1st-5th place prizes will be awarded to those with the best times.  Post Race Banquet and Awards Ceremony to follow race. (Gowanus Dredgers, 165 2nd St, BK, 2pm-5pm, $sugg don)

FEST: Three Points Pride Festival
3pointspridefestival.eventbrite.com
Three-stage, 10-hour, multi-genre festival; celebration of Brooklyn pride and the local nightlife scene. With a drum and bass stage, hip hop and house music stage, and live music and performance stage. Live tattoos, tarot readings, vendors, interactive art, performances and dancers. Open to all LGBTQ and allies. Arrive at 4p for Narcan training and a reduced $10 ticket. (Rubulad, rsvp for address, BK, 4pm-2am, $30/$25 w/ RSVP)

VARIETY: Miss Astrid’s Mystery Box
https://mysterybox.brownpapertickets.com
Legendary deadpan dominatrix emcee Miss Astrid creeps out of retirement for this striptease seance.  Picture if Mata Hari and Pee Wee Herman’s baby was raised in an orphanage run by Salvador Dali. As Neil De Grasse Tyson says, "Miss Astrid’s box has more stars in it than the milky way!" Featuring Adrienne Truscott, Pearls Daily, Jenny C'est Quoi, Broody Valentino, Angela DiCarlo,and stage kitten Dirty Martini! $5 off with code: Mooseknuckle. (Bedlam, 40 Avenue C, 8pm, $20-$35)

BURLESQUE: Preciosa: A Puerto Rican Day Parade Preparty
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb060819
Celebrate the Puerto Rican Day Parade all weekend long! Featuring burlesque, magic and fire performance by: Frankie Eleanor, Bianca Dagga, Nelson Lugo, Stella Nova, Dolly Dagger, and Daisy Desnuda. Hosted by Kita St Cyr and Kizzy Lewdlow. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20, 18+)


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SUNDAY
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MUSIC/DANCE: 8th Annual Coney Island History Day at Deno's Wonder Wheel
http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/blog/june-9-history-day-denos-wonder-wheel-park-coney-island-history-project
Celebrating Coney Island's immigrant heritage! Enjoy live music, entertainment and history. Performances by Brighton Ballet Theater School of Russian Ballet, Master Haitian drummer Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste, Mariachi Real de Mexico de Ramon Ponce, and New York Music and Dance Organization. Plus DJ Dan Kingman, special guests and table top displays. Hosted by Deno John Vourderis, Deno's Wonder Wheel Park and Charles Denson. (Demo’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, 3059 W 12th St, BK, 2pm, FREE)

MUSIC: Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra Celebrates Brooklyn Pride: Ravel, Schubert, Tchaikovsky
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bmco-celebrates-brooklyn-pride-ravel-schubert-tchaikovsky-tickets-56651257436
A concert highlighting gay composers. Featuring: Ray Bryce Davis, Mezzo-soprano and Sandro Gori, Oboe. Music by Ravel, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Warlock and others. $5 of every ticket sold will be donated to The Brooklyn Community Pride Center. (Park Church Co-op, 129 Russell St, BK, 4pm, $15-$25)

FILM: Cartoon Carnival 80: Party Time
https://www.facebook.com/events/550249065381552
Another hefty batch of 16mm (no digital) animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s, straight from the Tommy Jose Stathes Archives! Various noteworthy cartoon celebrities of the early film world will grace the event with their own hectic and hilarious party scenarios. Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, and Farmer Alfalfa are just a few to note! Featuring live ragtime piano by Charlie Judkins for guests' arrival, intermission, and as improvised accompaniment during select silent-era cartoon shorts. Also on tap: check out the mini rummage sale featuring items from Tommys personal collection: VHS tapes and DVDs, past Cartoon Carnival and related show programs, books, antique decorative 16mm boxes, reels and films, vintage toys, Tommy zines, and many other goodies! Bar refreshments and light food available. (389 Melrose St, BK, 4pm & 7pm, $TBD)

VARIETY: World Pride 2019 Variety Show
https://www.threesbrewing.com/pages/event-detail/834_pride-variety-show
Comedy, burlesque, dance, hip hop and drag. Plus a Pride Costume Contest with a boozy prize or two. Featuring: Ducky Sheaboi, Patsy InDecline, Celah Doore, Edie James, Non Kuramoto, C'etait Bontemps, Dance Cat NY, and Senerio. (Threes Brewing, 113 Franklin St, BK, 10pm, $10 sugg don)


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TUESDAY
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WALK/ART/MUSIC: Museum Mile Festival
http://museummilefestival.org
Walk "Museum Mile" while visiting some of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening. Special exhibitions and works from permanent collections are on view inside the museums’ galleries, with live music and art-making workshops on Fifth Avenue at selected museums. (Fifth Ave, btwn 82nd St & 110th St, 6pm-9pm, FREE)


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WEDNESDAY
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MUSIC: Pride in the Park
https://bryantpark.org/events/2019/06/12/pride-in-the-park
This event will feature a diverse program of selections from opera and musical theater sung by stars of City Opera’s Pride Series, including a sneak peak of their upcoming world premiere, Stonewall. (Bryant Park, 6pm-7:30pm, FREE)

TALK: Utopia / Dystopia: Creating The Experimental Experience in Cinema
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utopia-dystopia-creating-the-experimental-experience-in-cinema-tickets-62867630776
All cinema is hallucination. In their lecture, independent filmmakers, artists and movie buffs David Cory and Margaret Moseley will share film excerpts that trace the evolution of psychedelia in cinema from its outset, looking beyond the counterculture exploitation films of the 1960s to highlight the techniques and tropes that have been used across all of cinema's history to evoke the psychedelic experience. (Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 548 West 22nd St, 7pm, FREE)


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THURSDAY
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WORD: Elastic City Book Release Party
eventbrite.com/e/elastic-city-book-release-party-tickets-60473565061
Celebrate the release of "Elastic City: Prompts for Participatory Walks," a new book on the participatory walk form. Enjoy drinks and prompts offered by a bunch of artists who are featured in the book. There will be books available for pick-up if you've already ordered via Kickstarter. You can also purchase books at the event. (The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen St, BK, 6:30pm-9pm, FREE)


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HOT TIPS
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6.29-30
Famous Toy Designer and Pop Artist The Super Sucklord Seeks Energetic individuals or groups to portray Pink Stormtroopers for Star Wars related Pride event (costumes provided). Can you dance? vogue? then you may be right for the GAY EMPIRE! Please contact The Sucklord on instagram (@sucklord) or by email (Sucklord@PROTECTED) for more info.


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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)

PERFORMANCE: Breaking Surface
https://www.breakingsurface.org
Journey to realms unknown and be led on an acrobatic adventure of childhood delight over a darkly flooded stage. Presented by 5th Wall Studio, this creation by Gwyneth Larsen & William Mulholland seamlessly blends dynamic physicality and theatrical genres- "defying expectations." This show has a pre-show venue that will be emailed to you after ticket purchase. (thru 6/23, Fri&Sat 6:30pm/Sun 2:30, location with tix purchase, BK, $50-$80)

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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