[G&S]: Tonight: Iron chef of cocktails / July: Victorian Tea + pop-up strip club + Goldmine market / Your NYC events 6.28-7.4

 
From: "Gemini & Scorpio" <gs@PROTECTED>
Subject: [G&S]: Tonight: Iron chef of cocktails / July: Victorian Tea + pop-up strip club + Goldmine market / Your NYC events 6.28-7.4
Date: June 28th 2019

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Hello lovelies,

Thank for another mer-tastic post-parade party! Photos are still surfacing (ha!), so if you're posting to Insta, please tag yours with #gsmermaids and #seacreaturestomp so we can find them (we also use #geminiandscorpio for all our events).

Here's what's coming up for us next:

Tonight - The Cocktail Experiment: your monthly refuge from the crush of weekend bars, and a chance to have craft cocktails made to your exact preference. You can even get free drinks if you bring us a worthy challenge ingredient for our expert bartender. Plus: free drinks for June babies, and a chance to bring your birthday party to our secret hideout, also for free. All details in full invite below.

Fri July 19 - Our kinkier sister site House of Scorpio is hosting one of their famous pop-up strip club parties, and tickets are only $20 until the end of the weekend: https://sinners.bpt.me (scroll down for more info and house rules)

Sun July 14 (and Sep 22): Grand Victorian Garden Tea, turn-of-century outdoors revelry in an 1830s carriage house and garden. Delicious treats and photo ops galore. Tickets are moving quickly, but are still available: http://victoriantea.brownpapertickets.com

Just announced! Sun July 28 - The pop-up shopping party, Goldmine, is back! All the summer and festival wear you might need, from affordable to outrageous. Booking vendors now (no set fees). Get in touch!

Cheers,

Gemini & Scorpio,
makers of themed costume events with live entertainment
http://www.geminiandscorpio.com

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DRINKS: 6.28
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Gemini & Scorpio
present

The Cocktail Experiment

Fri, June 28 (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 June? 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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VICTORIAN GARDEN TEA: 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 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
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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POP-UP STRIP CLUB: 7.19
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House of Scorpio
presents

Saints & Sinners: pop-up strip club party

Friday, July 19, 9pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Regular tix: $20 early bird until 7.1 / $25 adv / $30 at door before 12am / $15 after
Reserved seating*: $45 advance only
Member tix: $0-$15 ($20-35 with reserved seating*)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK (RSVP on site for address)
No PAL requirement, but dress code and HoS Code of Conduct applies

Rules & location RSVP: http://www.houseofscorpio.com
Tix: https://sinners.bpt.me
Membership options & member tix: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html  
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2411654999094217
FL: https://fetlife.com/events/804618

For one night only, our sexy clubhouse becomes a full-on strip club, with a pole stage, an array of lap dance-ready seating, and our very own Champagne Room. There will be seven dancers to entertain you: each a hand-picked burlesque, pole or circus star stepping outside the boundaries of their genre to spend the whole night dancing for you on stage and in your lap.

Featuring:
- Peekaboo Pointe, fastest tassel-twirler from East to West (and our cover girl)
- Princess Tess, the petite pinup
- Gal Friday, the five-alarm fire
- Audrey Love, the tantalizing tease
- Lydia Vengeance, the manic pixie nightmare witch
- Vonka, the BaVonkaDonk
- And as Champagne Room King & campy club announcer: charming magician Eric Walton

Don't be late: dancers take the stage promptly at 9:30pm. Once the dancers are done at 1am, the stage is yours to shake your booty on. Live out your strip fantasies as DJ Ceremony provides the beats into the night.

Rules of the club: the usual HoS dress code & code of conduct apply. Dress up, or you will be turned away at the door. Tip generously (dancers, wait & bar staff). Get lap dances: they're the best part, and only $10. Respect the dancers. Keep your hands to yourself (or your partner). Nudity is fine on the stage, but no private parts on our furniture. Please treat our pole gently; no wild swinging.

*Reserved seats ($45) include: 9pm admission + seat at a 4-person table with prime stage view + access to reserved lap dance seat.


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SHOPPING PARTY: 7.28
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Gemini and Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sun, July 28, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159575227572107/
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
Coming Up Violets - Handpainted stationery and clothing designs, art prints, and eclectic thrift - http://www.comingupviolets.com
Grace Edwards NY - Hip hop, punk, and Japanese-inspired haute bohemian streetwear - https://www.facebook.com/pg/GraceEdwardsNewYork
Miss Susie's Closet & Treats - A goldmine of finds in various sizes, all under $20 -
The Feminist Bride - Art, upcycled jewelry, feminist stuff - https://www.etsy.com/people/TheFeministBride
Tokens & Treasures - A treasure hunter's dream -
Toussaint Tinctures - Handcrafted exotic baths and spa products - https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleLoveAffairs
Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum - http://www.zoachimerum.com
Figure of A - Couture London brand inspired by Japanese rope bondage - https://figureofa.com/
Lamia Design - Handmade fingerless leather gloves - https://www.lamiadesign.com


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WEEKEND + WEEK
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LGBTQ/MUSIC: LadyLand Festival - World Pride 2019
https://www.ladylandfestival.com
tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladyland-festival-world-pride-2019-tickets-60881713845
An outdoor queer music festival/ pride party/ intimate concert! It's hours upon hours of DJs, live music, dancing, & good vibes celebrating World Pride 2019. See site for long list of artists. (Fri/Sat, The Brooklyn Mirage, 140 Stewart Ave, BK, 5pm-4:30am, $75-$125)

PERFORMANCE: Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes
http://lamama.org/contradict_this
Cake, coffin, gavel, choir, composers, live musical trolling! On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the much lauded homo poet Walt Whitman's birth and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is throwing a pageant for the ancestors.  Part trial, part birthday, part funeral, this spectacle will feature original music performed by a host of misfits, drag artists, queers, and a local choir.  Come with friends, complaints, heroes and villains alike.  All are welcome to the death, birth, and reckoning of the great poet. (Fri/Sat, LaMama, Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor), 7pm, $20-$25)

FEST: River to River Fest
https://lmcc.net/river-to-river-festival
LMCC presents performances and events celebrating artistic and creative diversity in all its forms throughout Lower Manhattan. This year's festival encourages the discovery of what arises when we all slow down. (Fri/Sat, multiple locations, see site for details, FREE)

PUPPETS/PERFORMANCE: Midnight Radio Show’s “Enchanted Shadows”
http://www.midnightradioshow.org
A science fiction fairytale shadow puppet musical. Fly away to an fantastical galaxy full of music dance adventure, true love, wild and wonderful costumes, puppets, and magic! Note this is an adult show featuring Burlesque. Proceeds from this show will be donated to Shake it Out, Inc. (Fri: C.Spot Fairyland, address with purchase, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $23, 21+; Tue: The Gene Frankel Theater, 24 Bond St, 7:30pm show, $20, 18+)

LGBTQ/THEATER: Fifth Annual Queerly Festival
http://www.horsetrade.info/queerly-festival-feea
A festival seen through lavender-colored glasses. This year, they’re bringing together a panoply of performers from New York City and beyond for a gender-liminal, super-gay, non-conformist, totally butch, aggressively femme and subversive AF celebration of all things LGBTQIAP (and beyond). (Fri-Tue, Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th St, see site for details, $12-$25)


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FRIDAY
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LGBTQ: 15th Annual Trans Day of Action
https://alp.org/events/15th-annual-trans-day-action
A rally and march for gender liberation. Join TransJustice in uplifting our New York City Communities of Color as they champion policy goals for advancing housing equity for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming individuals. Bring your rattles, maracas, and revolutionary spirit! (Garibaldi Plaza/Washington Square Park, 4pm-6pm, FREE)

PERFORMANCE/WORD: Alice Farley Dance Theater’s “Conversations with Monsters” and Talk
http://www.bronxmuseum.org/events/bxma-co-lab-final-performance-alice-farley-dance-theaters-conversations-with-monsters-experiments-in-puppetry-mask-and-dance-with-a-talk-by-alice-farley
The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Co-Lab residency is coming to a close with this final performance of experiments in puppetry, mask and dance, with a talk by the choreographer/designer. For this commission, Alice Farley continues 40 years of work exploring the geometrics of the human body, the magnification of human proportion, and the language of movement and shape. (The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bx, 6pm, FREE)

LGBTQ/PARTICIPATORY: New York City Drag March
https://www.facebook.com/events/285774778782981
Outside the box annual march. (Tompkins Square Park to Sheridan Square/Stonewall Bar, 7pm gather/8pm march, FREE)

THEATER: The Ninth Hour at The Met Cloisters One Night Only
https://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-live-arts/ninth-hour-19
This performative rock-noir reimagining of the famous epic explores the intricacies of mankind's relationship with power and violence. Staged in the Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters, it is a classic story of glory and ruin—as told through triumphant pop anthems, heart-wrenching lullabies, heroes, and monsters. Written and performed by Kate Douglas and Shayfer James. Tickets include same-day Museum admission during open hours. (The Met Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, 6pm & 8pm, $25/ $1 for ages 6–16)

ART: Morbid Anatomy Summer Garden Party
https://www.green-wood.com/event/morbid-anatomy-summer-garden-party-2019
As summer comes into full swing, bid adieu to Morbid Anatomy’s residency at The Green-Wood Cemetery until autumn. Enjoy music curated by Friese Undine and complimentary refreshments while taking in the enchanting atmosphere. Spend some time in the Library, take a last look at the exhibition, Envisioning the Afterlife: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, and mingle with Morbid Anatomy’s Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier, along with the artists, collectors, and contributors to the exhibition. (Green-Wood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Gatehouse, Fort Hamilton Pkwy & Micieli Pl, BK, 7pm-9pm, $15)

THEATER: A Minute Flowering
https://www.waterhousecollective.com
An original series of experimental short plays, retellings of old myths made queer and new, as well as new myths through a modern queer lens. Water House Collective is committed to creating new mythos for the queer community through daring methodologies in storytelling, performance, and design. Water House Collective members and audience members can drink and celebrate together at a cocktail hour between shows. (The Baumann, 41 Varick Ave, BK, 7pm & 10pm, $15)

MUSIC: Evening on the Ganges: Traditional Indian Classical Music
http://www.sacredartsresearch.org/calendar/2019/6/11/evening-on-the-ganges-traditional-indian-live-raga
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere resonant of the days of court musicians performing for royalty in Indian palaces. Our concerts are intimate, giving the audience and musicians an opportunity to connect, ask questions and speak to the inspiration and history of the music being shared. Featuring: Michael Gam (Sarod), Pawan Benjamin (Bansuri Flute), and Mir Naqibul Islam (Tabla) (Sacred Arts Research Foundation, 107 Green St, #G55, BK, 7pm-9pm, $20 sugg don)

LGBTQ/PARTY: Queer Joy - CHROMAT x MoMA PS1
https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5602
Celebrate Queer Joy in a glowing rainbow bouncy castle with music from DJ Haram, Loka, and Shyboi, live performances by Slayrizz and AJA, karaoke hosted by Coco Layne, a zine making workshop with Fempower, visuals and decor courtesy of Nitemind and Nunko, and a panel featuring Ericka Hart, Dese Escobar, and Meredith Talusan. Plus, be among the first to experience the 2019 Young Architects Program installation, Hórama Rama, an immersive junglescape complete with a waterfall. (The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St, 8pm-12am, $15)

BURLESQUE: Burlesque at the Beach: PRIDE!
https://www.coneyisland.com/event/batb062819
Featuring: Anja Keister, Ash Blight, Broody Valentino, Celia Foxglove, Doll Body, Jack Sullivan, Jj Sparks, Muscles Monty, Noctua, Smashlyn Monroe, Sugar Mamasota, Viktor Devonne, Viva Vidalia, Vylette Tendency. Hosted by Lee VaLone. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm, $20, 18+)


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SATURDAY
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LGBTQ/FILM: Films of Pride and Protest: Stonewall at 50
http://metrograph.com/series/series/227/films-of-pride-and-protest-stonewall-at-50
Two words immediately conjure Stonewall: pride and protest, a tradition that has continued through fifty years of the Gay Pride and Liberation movement. These same words are the title of a landmark episode of In the Life (the longest running LBGT news magazine on television)—Stonewall 25: Global Voices of Pride & Protest, here serving as inspiration for a program of short films, drawn from the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project collection, that document and pay tribute the people who struggled, and celebrated, for the inclusion of all. (Sat/Sun, Metro graph, #7 Ludlow St, see site for details, $15)

LGBTQ: Hester Street Fair's World Pride Market
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hester-street-fairs-world-pride-market-tickets-62066862657
High Femme Vintage has her sewing machine and iron! Shop through her amazing collection of vintage and get onsite alterations to get the piece you love to fit like a glove. Bleakstagram is bringing back their epic game The Wheel of Trash! Martrimony, a beautiful and gifted empath will  read you your tarot cards. DoableGuys has made sure you walk away with a special Pride memento.  Tyler Wallach Studio wants to draw on your stuff! NY-based photographer Dylan Thomas will be there, too. Music and entertainment from Baby Love, Magenta, and Crimson Kitty. Special musical performance by Jadeisdxpe. Day party vibes provided by DJ HD. Alotta McGriddles is the MC. (Hester Street Fair, Hester St and Essex St, 11am market, 4pm performances, FREE)

LGBTQ: G-spot LGBTQ Festival
https://www.gemellibk.com
Enjoy fashion, film, dj’s, drag, and panels at this daytime festival. Featuring panel discussion hosted by Munroe Bergdorf, Rio Uribe, Miss Boogie, Adam Eli, and more. (The Ledge, 321 Starr St, BK, 2pm-9pm, $32.50)

LGBTQ: 27th Annual NYC Dyke March
https://www.nycdykemarch.com
A protest march, not a parade. It iis a demonstration of the First Amendment right to protest and takes place without permits or sponsors. Any person who identifies as a dyke is welcome to march regardless of gender expression or identity, sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, race, age, political affiliation, religious identity, ability, class, or immigration status.   Allies can respect the march as a space for self identified dykes by supporting from the sidewalks, or by celebrating at the culmination of the protest in Washington Square Park. Bring signs, banners, drums, noise-makers, giant puppets, hula hoops, or just your wonderful Dyke self! (North Side of Bryant Park, 42nd street & 6th Avenue, 4:30pm gather/5pm step off, FREE)

MUSIC: Brooklyn Steel Orchestra Presents: Pan is Sweet Steelband Competition
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-steel-orchestra-presents-pan-is-sweet-2019-tickets-60464479887
Participating bands: Blue Diamonds, CASYM, Crossfire, Genesis, Harmony, Pan Evolution, Steel Sensation. This is a 3 Drink Inclusive event. Your choice of any 3 Non-Alcoholic or Alcoholic drink. (Roulette Intermedium, 509 Atlantic Ave, BK, 7pm, $25-$40)

PARTY: Rubulad’s In the Realm of Lady Rainicorn: A Prrride Confection
https://www.facebook.com/events/308639450039836
tix: https://artery.is/showcases/in-the-realm-of-lady-rainicorn
Live music by: Pussy Grabs Back, The Circus Amok Band, Tilted Axes, and Dustbowl Faeries' Ryder Cooley. With DJ Shakey and Friends. Plus: Projections by The Sperm Whale, Mike Flaherty’s Art Hole, Life Drawing with Live Models, Prideful Pizza by Traze and much, much more! Dress: Rainbow Radiant! RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for address. (secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 8:30 pm doors/9pm show, $15/$10 adv or before 10pm)

PARTY: Everybooty 2019
https://www.bam.org/galas-and-parties/2019/everybooty
Everybooty descends on BAM this WorldPride weekend for a four-floor, more-is-more art party with the glitteriest critters of the queer art and nightlife worlds. This radical evening of revelry fills the BAM Fisher from basement to rooftop with performances, DJs, installations, and general ruckus, serving up too much as just enough. [G&S Note: this event is Sold Out but additional tickets will be released at the door as capacity allows] (BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, BK, 9pm-2am, $30)


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SUNDAY
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LGBTQ: Queer Liberation March And Rally
https://reclaimpridenyc.org
A people’s political march retracing the steps of the original Christopher Street Liberation Day March of 1970.  Everyone is welcome to join the March at any point. The March is free, legal and safe, with no pre-registration or wristbands required. The march will end with a Rally in Central Park's Great Lawn. (Sheridan Square at 9:30am march, 1pm rally, FREE)

LGBTQ: PrideFest
https://2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/pridefest
A street fair that combines exhibitors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. (4th Ave, Union Square to Astor Pl, 11am-9pm, FREE)

LGBTQ: NYC Pride March 2019
https://2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/events/nyc-pride-march
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those that were lost to illness, violence and neglect. The March is a celebration of lives and community. (26th Street & 5th Ave, 12pm step off, FREE)

PERFORMANCE/PARTY: Bushwig presents World Pride Divas
https://www.facebook.com/events/1304634779685157        
BUSHWIG is bringing all the Diva’s together from across the galaxy - Celine, Cher, Aretha, Mariah, Nicki & Diana to celebrate this World Pride. After the parade & into the night…featuring Horrorchata & Guests, Tyler Ashley, Merrie Cherry, Harajuku, Neon calypso, Lucy Balls, Serena Tea, Berlin
Richard Dicocko, Magenta (Princess of Brooklyn). Djs include a special secret guest, Hannah Lou, and Ickeras. (3 Dollar Bill, 260 Meserole St, BK, 4pm-9pm, $10 before 7pm/$20 after, 21+)

LGBTQ/PARTY: Proud As F*ck World Pride
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proud-as-fck-world-pride-tickets-62393830627
A 15 year queer family reunion. Featuring: Lauren Flax, Boston Chery, Adair, Roze Royze, Elosi, Lesbian Van Halen, Uncle Larry, and Noa D. Hosted by Snapshot, Set It Off, Devin-Norelle, Queer Abstract, and Posture Media.  (Bar 13, 121 University Pl, 4pm-4am, $10 adv & before 8pm/$20 door & after 8pm, 21+)

PARTY: 30th Anniversary Block Party for ‘Do the Right Thing’ hosted by Spike Lee
https://www.amny.com/entertainment/spike-lee-block-party-1.33052637
Lee's block parties are annual celebrations of icons such as Michael Jackson or Prince. The events draw crowds of community members excited for the chance to dress for the occasion and reconnect with each other. The film, Lee's third, addresses racial tensions in Bed-Stuy in the 1980s. (Do the Right Thing Way/Styvesant Ave, BK, 7pm, FREE)


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THURSDAY
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EVENT: Coney Island's 4th of July Celebration
https://www.facebook.com/events/2522847564412728
From sunrise to sunset, Coney Island is the place to be on the 4th of July as they celebrate all day long. Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, Luna Park NYC,and the New York Aquarium are open all day. The day includes Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Watch as competitors go hot dog to hot dog to be crowned Nathan’s 2019 Hot Dog Eating champion. In the evening the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Aberdeen IronBirds, then watch The Steeplechase Spectacular Fireworks show. (Coney Island, BK, 1pm contest/6pm game/9:50pm fireworks, FREE/Game $tbd)

BURLESQUE: July 4th Big Burlesque Celebration at City Winery NYC
http://www.burlesquenightout.com
tix: https://citywinery.com/newyork/wasabassco-s-annual-july-4th-big-burlesque-celebration-general-admission-seating-7-4.html
An explosive evening of striptease and spectacle more fantastic than a sky full of fireworks! The pyrotechnics start indoors as innovative performers take to the stage for a show that will dazzle the eyes and senses. Join early and then head out into the city to watch the fireworks. Starring Amuse Bouche, Audrey Love, Delysia La Chatte, Genie Adagio, Logan Laveau, Odette Coquette, Princess Tess, Vonka and more, and hosted by Doc Wasabassco in a Superman costume! (City Winery NYC, 155 Varick St, 6pm doors/7pm show, $22)

BURLESQUE: Nasty Canasta’s “America F*Ck Yeah?”
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nasty-canastas-9th-annual-america-fck-yeah-tickets-61515667016
This July 4th assert your independence with a celebration of the parts of this country that still work: Burlesque, Beer and Brooklyn. Celebrate freedom, love and joy in the form of real live glorious nekkid people exploding with talent. Plus, everyone is invited to dress as Wonder Woman in celebration of what America, and Justice, and Freedom, and Strength can and *should* be. Buy, make, or assemble your costume then join in after the show for this year's Wonder Woman group photo. Featuring performances and go-go by Bunny Buxom, Francine the Lucid Dream, Kita St Cyr, Nip Fury, Qualms Galore, Ravenessa, Rex Halligan, The Star-Spangled Dancers, a special appearance by Superman, and more.(Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, 7pm doors/8pm show, $15 standing/$20 seated/$30 VIP, 21+)


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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
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)

LGBTQ: Stonewall 50
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: Wicket Leeks
http://www.fluxfactory.org/event/wicket-leeks
Using the lenses of food and sports, Wicket Leeks showcases cooks, athletes, researchers, artists, coaches, and makers to help investigate the unsavory histories of nationalist, religious, and corporate colonialism in a palatable way, while not sugar-coating its effects, in order to help us better digest our present and cook up a healthier future. (thru 7/13, Thu-Sun, Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, LIC, 1pm-6pm, FREE)

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)

LGBTQ: Y’All Better Quiet Down
http://bgsqd.com/yall-better-quiet-down
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, this group show recalls trans activist Sylvia Rivera’s impassioned demand to show up and commit to the collective struggle. What showing up looks like takes many forms—rage, protest, care, community and introspection. This exhibition presents contemporary works, protest banners, archival ephemera, and stories from the New York City Trans Oral History Project, Y’all Better Quiet Down centers the everyday and enduring legacies of liberation movements. (thru 9/15 Tue-Sun, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, 208 W 13th St, Rm 210, 1pm-7pm, FREE)

LGBTQ: 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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