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This is the big week closing out 2019, and we want to thank you for your support this year through the dozens of events we've held in our secret clubhouse and beyond. What kind of events would you like to see more of in 2020? Do you have an event that needs a home?
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Victorian Christmas photos are starting to roll in! Here's our official FB album with pics by Scott Stanger: http://bit.ly/3547xTQ (only Santa portraits so far, but more pics are coming in the next day or so). There's also the album from AYZ Photography: http://bit.ly/2MySqeG (tag yourselves!). If any of you guys have more photos, please post them to the Fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/553315685426148
And, finally, our NYE plans -- cozy and private, not huge and crowded.
- Tue, Dec 31, NYE - Masked, a black-tie & lingerie masquerade to usher in the New Year, with special tunes, interactive projections, and free champagne at the start and end of the night. In case it needs to be stated: we welcome sensory exploration and light kink playfulness to go with your dancing and cocktails, but this is a makeouts-only event, not an x-rated play party. (If you want that sort of thing, look up House of Scorpio, linked in signature.) The lowest ticket tier is now sold out, but other levels remain.
- Late night NYE / Jan 1 - cuddles, mimosas and food, just when you need them most - our annual breakfast-of-champions Pajama Lounge afterparty, starting at 4am. As a courtesy, your late-night Masked ticket includes admission to the afterparty. And -- great news! -- thanks to the magic of Costco, tickets are now 25% off.
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/// UPCOMING G&S EVENTS ///
SEXY NYE: 12/31
Gemini & Scorpio and House of Scorpio
invite you to
Masked: hedonistic New Year's Eve
Tuesday, Dec 31, New Year's Eve
9pm-4am, $40-60*, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
$30 after 12:30, including New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge w/continental breakfast
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #houseofscorpio
2019 needs a "fuck you" sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2020.
A hedonistic Masquerade to activate your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, impact play stations, and many kisses. Music by DJ Ceremony and Poodlecannon, masters of eclectic dance floor surprises. Custom interactive silhouette projections by CJ to make you the star of the show. Free champagne 9-10pm and 3-4am. Virgin or spiked sparkling and hot cider. First confetti cannons for first 50 guests.
Strict formal, lingerie or kink dress code. Masks required until midnight (some will be available for sale).
While we're creating a safe space for you to get cozy or sensual with your friends and loved ones, this is not an X-rated event. It's a night to let go and let your senses guide your way: dancing + makeouts + light sensory & BDSM play allowed. 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. Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming. Monthly House of Scorpio members get 50-100% off all tickets: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html
Gemini and Scorpio and House of Scorpio
invite you to
New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge
Monday, Jan 1, 4am-9am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
$20 (with continental breakfast), $30 (with hot breakfast)
***Thanks to the magic of Costco, tix are now 25% off!!!***
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
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: your disheveled New Year's finery or 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/1222342724640622 . Monthly House of Scorpio members get 50-100% off all tickets: http://www.houseofscorpio.com/membership.html
/// NYC EVENTS: 12/27-1/2//
WEEKEND + WEEK
ART: Luminosity Festival
A holiday light festival featuring countless insta-worthy moments, themed nights, street food vendors and more. Eighteen massive light activations will be spread out through three distinct lands: The Winter Fantasy, The Wild Adventure, and The Sweet Dream. Special Theme night on Nov.23. (Fri-Thu, Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall's Island Pk, 4pm-11pm, $19-$88)
VARIETY/FOOD: Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner
The perfect venue for emerging and veteran performing artists to show excerpts of new work, or shorter pieces. The dinners are a platform for the development of full-length plays in installments and they allow the company, its audience, and friends to celebrate the political and ritual calendars of New York by programming acts that reference and refigure seasonal holidays and the news events of the day. Featuring musical guests Frank London and Deep Singh’s Sharabi. (Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S, 7:30pm dinner/8pm show, $12)
MUSIC: 4th Annual Farewell Party
Rachelle Garniez salutes dear departed artists of the past year, celebrating their songs and acknowledging our losses.
A mix of laughter, tears, and fascinating facts make for an evening that never fails to delight and amaze. This edition will include pieces by Dr. John, Little Queenie, Michel LeGrand, Ric Ocasek, Leon Russell, Ginger Baker, and Doris Day, among others. Garniez will be joined by bassist Derek Nievergelt and violist Karen Waltuch. (Pangea, 178 2nd Ave, 7pm, $20-$25)
PARTY: The Sixth Annual Free Flamingo Formal New Years Eve Dance Party
Come dance with Dj’s Chris Annibell and Op! The sixth Annual New Year's Flamingo Formal promises to be the sort of low pressure, affordably glamorous and properly festive fun that you always HOPE your New Year's will shape up to be. No cover, no door stress, just come and have fun! (Royal Palms Shuffle Club, 514 Union St, BK, 6pm-11:59pm, FREE)
NYE: New Year's Eve Fireworks in Prospect Park
This event includes live entertainment followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight. This family-friendly fireworks display, now in its 40th year, attracts tens of thousands of revelers to Prospect Park, making it one of the city's most popular celebrations. (Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza, BK, 10:30pm-12:30am, FREE)
MUSIC: NYE with World/Inferno Friendship Society and Funkrust Brass Band
The World/Inferno Friendship Society merges punk, soul, klezmer and jazz, while its collective membership features horns, piano and guitar and has a membership of about 40 players, of whom only about seven to ten active members usually perform at a time. Funkrust Brass Band mixes post punk, disco, EDM, metal, funk, Balkan brass and New Orleans second line. With snazzy uniforms, choreography, megaphone vocals, and all original music, they are a spectacle not to be missed. (The Kingsland, 269 Norman Ave, BK 7pm doors, $20 adv/$25 door, 16+)
MUSIC: New Year's Eve Concert for Peace
Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event. Led by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, this year’s concert includes performances by the Cathedral Choir and Orchestra led by Director of Music Kent Tritle. Hosted by Harry Smith. Special guests Paul Winter, Judy Collins, Jamet Pittman, Jason Robert Brown, and David Briggs. (The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, 7pm-8:30pm, FREE-$100)
VARIETY: Sasha Velour's Nightgowns: New Year's Eve (Early)
The premier drag theater show, made by drag artists for drag artists, returns with a world-renowned theatrical drag showcase dedicated to celebrating exceptional drag performers of all backgrounds. An inclusive platform that provides drag queens, drag kings, and AFAB, trans, and gender-nonconforming drag performers a stage to create the show of their dreams, giving audiences a fresh, personal, and truly queer night of theater. With Sasha Velour, Untitled Queen, Vander Von Odd, Neon Calypso, Sasha Colby, Miss Malice, K James, Zoe Ziegfeld, Divina Gran Sparkle, Pearl Harbor, Vigor Mortis, Nyx Nocturne, Patti Spliff, and more! (National Sawdust, 80 North 6th St, BK, 7pm, $40-$125)
PARTY: Rubulad’s On New Year’s Eve The Big Bang!
Live music by: Van Goose, Les Sans Culottes, Funkrust Brass Band, and Preacher Mann and the Revival. MC Tanya Solomon Magic. DJs: Pork Chop and Reaganomics. Projections by the Sperm Whale. Yummy Takoyaki by Yoko Nips. Mike Flaherty’s Art Hole. Midnight Champagne Bunny Toast and much, much more! Dress: sparkle and shine. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED for address. (Rubulad, secret location, rsvp for address, BK, 8:00 pm doors/8:30pm show, $30/$25 adv or before 10pm/$20 after 1:30am)
MUSIC: New Year's Eve at Barbes with Slavic Soul Party
For the past 15 years, SSP has been transforming the backroom into a mad underground party that draws audiences from most corners of the world. This year, New Year’s eve falls on a Tuesday. A rule is a rule, at least 51% of the time, that is, and SSP will usher in the new year, and the new decade to the sound their BalkanSoul GypsyFunk. (Barbès, 376 9th St, BK, 9pm, $20)
PARTY: New Year's at Secret Loft
Ring in the New Year with an intimate, magical party with aerialists, live music, dancing and DJ's. There will be a live broadcast of the countdown and an in-person human aerialist ball drop and massive balloon drop at midnight! DJs: Kate Garvey, Gian-Paul, Drew Proud, and J. Richards. Aerialist: Ariel Iasevoli Live Latin/Caribbean Music from Strings N Skins (Buzzer Secret Loft, 137 W 14th St, 2nd Floor, 9pm-4am, $20-$90, 21+)
PARTY: Bushwig NYE 2020
Get extra-terrestrial.Performances by Charlene, Baby Love, Miz Jade, Thee Suburbia, Richard Dicocko, Sweaty Eddie, Sasha Colby, and Neon Calypso.DJs: Horrorchata, Hannah Lou, and Ickarus. Music by Major ki in The Turks Inn. Hosted by Untitled Queen. Probe Uranus with Bottoms DJ-ing all night on the heated roof. Special guest host Thee Suburbia. Door selector: Brenda. Priority will be given to TRANS/LGBTQ/POC. Cash advised. (The Sultan Room, 234 Starr St, BK, 9pm, $30, 21+)
PARTY: The NY Adventure Club New Year's Eve Speakeasy
Don your flapper dress or three-piece tux and ring in the New Year inside a private century-old mansion. Join New York Adventure Club as they step back in time for an intimate and low-key prohibition-era celebration inside a private mansion originally built in 1899 for the Civic Club, which was dedicated to reducing poverty and gambling in the neighborhood. Your ticket to this unique gathering includes entry into the private gilded age mansion's first floor, interactive opportunities with tons of authentic antiques from nearly a century ago, parlor games, a vintage jazz DJ spinning rare 78rpm records, a complimentary glass of champagne to ring in the New Year, and some good ol' low-key New Year's Eve fun. (Civic Club, address with purchase, 24th St & 2nd Ave, 9pm-1am, $30-$35)
PARTY: Burner-Fabulous Hideaway NYE
Killer DJs, singers and bands on board, surprising art, random acrobatics, a brand new downstairs space with live stage and super-plush cuddle lounge! Performances by: Arrow Chrome, Russ John Gold aka Yentalbeats, Demus Whisper, HardCandy, Monikkr Live, Minnie Dee, samonik, Vegas Valentine, and Lucas Louis-Gene! Scandalous performances by Emma Varvaloucas. Visuals by VJ Krunch. Visions by Christine Geiger. 3D Projection Art by Thaddeus. Photobooth hijinks by Madison Reyes. Dresscode: Bring the Bling! Sparkle that pony up! Burner Fabulous. No street clothes please. And Disorient Afterparty. (Eris 167 Graham Ave, BK, 9pm, $45-$75)
PARTY: Sideshow Stomp: A Swingin New Year's Eve Bash
The Way Station & Twisted Circus ring in the roarin' twenties at Brooklyn's favorite steampunk bar!. Come sip some giggle water, celebrate with a room full of friends and enjoy a night of dance and danger! It'll be the bee's knees. Sideshow, live music and burlesque performances throughout the night by the Dapper Daredevil Romeo, the Latina queen of fire tassels Kita St Cyr, burlesque contortionist Apathy Angel and the sharpshooting showgirl Minnie D'Moocha. 1920s attire encouraged. Only 60 tickets available. (The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave, BK, 9pm doors/10pm show/1am/bagel breakfast, $50-$75, 21+)
DJ: PIXELATED NYE 2020
The music, vibe, and people you need and crave all in one place Presented by The Heavy Sound. Music by Lv Rsl, Tee Lerrone, Dj Chicus, Minaya, Hardcandy, & Special Guests. Face Melting Visuals by DR. MOJO (The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave, QNS, 9pm-4am, $10, 21+)
PARTY: 3rd Annual New Years Eve Ball
Salty siren, Shayna Blass takes the helm as host for Club Cumming's big New Years Eve Ball joined by her full band along with very special guests, Kim David Smith (the male Marlene Dietrich), Ru Paul's Drag Race's Alexis Michelle, and NYC's pre-eminent David Bowie interpreter, Michael Tee. After the ball drops welcome the ever-popular DJ Bright Light Bright Light to spin the night away. Thereon you can feast your eyes on Daniel Nardicio's new-found Brolesque dance troupe gogo-ing and giving pop up performances throughout the night to keep the party going. (Club Cumming, 505 East 6th St, 9pm, $60, 21+)
FIREWORKS: Coney Island New Year's Eve Celebration
Right before the stroke of midnight, Coney Island’s world-famous Parachute Jump will begin the countdown to the New Year and when the clock strikes midnight, the skyline will illuminate with a dazzling 10-minute fireworks display launched from Steeplechase Plaza. You are encouraged to leave the car behind and use public transit. (Steeplechase Plaza, Boardwalk & 39th Ave, BK, 11:55pm, FREE)
DJ: DISCO 2020
After the ball drops, don't even think about going home... the party is just getting started! DJ Ceremony & special guest DJ Danny White spin a smashing mix of '80s, '90s, '00s, and 2010s Dance & Indie until close. (Little field, 635 Sackett St, BK, 12:30am-4am, $5 adv/$8 door, 21+)
DJ: DISorient Presents: DISco Ball: Topographic Disorientation
Get melty in the Plushstatic Cuddle Puddle while listening to live electronic music downstairs curated by NYC Electronic Underground, or roar into the bright new day with the heat of the DI20RIENT Dance Floor. Lineup: Douggie Style, Penny Lane, Dj L3ni, Shaul, Yandl, Tj McAu, Infinite Kitten, Brian Thabault and La Preta (Live), 5ToKe (Live), Rob Interface (Live), and Chronomod (Live) (Eris Evolution, 167 Graham Ave, BK, 4am-2pm, $20-$50, 21+)
DJ: Bubbles and Bass presents Seize the Day 2020
A new years daytime celebration of life, laughter, friends, and family. Seize the day. Get lost in the grooves that move you. Connect with old friends and new. Toast to a year full of promise and life. Celebrate the past and make resolutions for an even better future. Music by: Rafael De La Cruz, REsy, Monikkr, Travisty, N2N, Vito Fun, Big Daddy, and DEL. (House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave, BK, 5:30am-5:30pm, $39-$49, 21+)
PARTICIPATORY: Annual New Year's Day Plunge
Join the world-famous Coney Island Polar Bear Club on the one day that they allow the public to join them to support local organizations, ring in the new year and wash out the old! Plunging is free (although donations are appreciated), and you must register to participate. Help raise funds to support local nonprofit organizations within the community. (Coney Island Polar Bear Club, 801 Riegelmann Boardwalk, BK, 1pm-4pm, FREE)
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PUPPETS: 2020 International Puppet Fringe NYC Accepting Applications - Deadline 12/31
Apply today to perform at the 2nd International Puppet Fringe NYC happening August 12-16, 2020. Join for a week celebrating diversity, puppetry, and a cultural exchange of international theater arts. (The Clemente Soto VÃ©lez Cultural and Educational Center 107 Suffolk St)
ART: Super Funland - Journey Into The The Erotic Carnival
The Museum of Sex explores the sexual origins of the carnival in a combination history and group-art exhibition, SUPER FUNLAND: Journey into the Erotic Carnival. The history gallery takes visitors from the carnival’s ancient bacchanalian origins to its evolution in pre-industrial Europe and the “midway” of the 20th century’s great World’s Fairs, describing how its licentious and permissive subtext has remained intact. The group art show tells this story in thirteen one-of-a-kind commissioned amusements created by an internationally renowned team of artists and designers, bringing themes of sexual carnality, decadence, and joy to a contemporary audience. (thru TBD, Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Ave, see site for details, $18)
ART: 18th Annual Holiday Train Show
Every holiday season, the New York Transit Museum’s Grand Central Gallery plays host to a city within a city with the display of a miniature electric railroad running over, through, and beneath some of New York’s most magnificent landmarks. This year’s exhibit is set against a mural designed by cartoonist Julia Wertz. (thru 2/23, New York Transit Museum, 99 Schermerhorn St, BK, see site for details, $10)
ART: Creatures from the Land of Thra: Character Design for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
This ongoing series explores the process of designing the fantastical characters for the new Netflix show. The exhibit features a selection of concept art, maquettes, puppets, and behind-the-scenes images, tracing the collaboration between concept artist Brian Froud, who originated the world of Thra in The Dark Crystal, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop, which built the puppets for the series. Highlights include the Hunter Skeksis, the General Skeksis, a Fizzgig, and the All-Maudra and Seladon Gelflings, as well as a series of detailed maquettes, created by Toby Froud, which were used as models for the characters. (thru 2/23, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, see site for details, $15 includes museum entry)
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