Space available in our building!

You can get space in the building that houses the Gemini & Scorpio Loft! New studio rooms have been built out on the first floor, and we snagged a few to share. We're down to one 9x13 room, available as share or full sublet, $650/mo. Email "loft" at "geminiandscorpio" to talk to us about renting it. Or, to get your own space, see http://www.bandspacesnyc.com -- the room layout is here. (If you're going to do quieter things, please request our side of the building! It's A-C.) For anyone renting a room in the building, we'll offer discounts on any Loft rentals for meetings, rehearsals and shows.

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Fri Jan 19 - The Castaways Casino Club

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form on top of page for location, 9pm-late, $10-20 sliding scale donation

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Calling all faux millionaires to litter their gold coin at our illicit gambling establishment far offshore on the banks of Gowanus. The casino club will feature blackjack, roulette and the star attraction of the night: Texas hold'em tournament, played at 10pm, 11pm, and 12am for a $50 value prize. For non-tourney games, a member credit system will let you use your winnings for future party entry, drinks, etc.

The original Castaways resort in Vegas was peak-60s polynesian insanity. We'll honor our namesake with some tropical drinks & beats. Drinks courtesy of our Burning Man campmate in the famed French Quarter Golden Cafe, expert tropical drink maker Jay. Last time he passed through town, there were strawberries dipped in chocolate and injected with Grand Marnier. We'll see what happens this time. Beats courtesy of tropical bass maestro Geko Jones.

Dress suggestions: funky party-wear, 1960s Polynesian kitsch, faux fancy, vintage lounge, sparkly cocktail, or other non-sloppy attire appreciated. No elaborate costumes or formalwear required, but you know we love it when you put in effort.

We'll turn the heat way up for some sweaty dancing joy. Wear layers!

Lastly: we still have a few of those ridiculous tiki to-go tumblers from the last Castaways. Take your tropical drinks to go in one of those bad boys for only $10.

 

 



Fri Jan 26 - The Cocktail Experiment + Happy Unbirthday party

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form on top of page for location, 8pm-1am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
FREE + FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient* // $6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only

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A speakeasy experiment in our magical loft: 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 up to three friends get a complimentary round. No two cocktails will be the same, and all will be delicious.

Or, skip the challenge & just 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. It's like having our place to yourself, without having to rent it out.

New for 2018: we're thinking of going monthly with the cocktail pop-up and celebrating the birthdays of everyone who comes to visit. Dessert bites and party hats for everyone! Is your birthday in January? Your first drink is on the house (show us your ID). You can even get in touch to reserve a couch, arrange party favors, etc.

*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, inexpensive amaros, bitters or vermouths. Most importantly, since what you brought will be in your free cocktail round, choose flavors you love!



Sat Feb 3 - Guest event: Subway Soul Club

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form on top of page for location, 9pm-3am, $10, 21+ (25+ recommended)

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The Subway Soul Club, famed all-45s soul dance party, is back after a 2-year break. Join Phast Phreddie The Boogaloo Omnibus and guest DJs for a night of 1960s soul music, Motown, Northern Soul and Go-Go-Grooves on vintage vinyl with a backdrop of groovy 1960s projections.



Sat Feb 10 - Meet Me in Paris: a clandestine cabaret

Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form on top of page for location, 21+ (25+ suggested)
9pm-4am: 9-10pm cocktail hour, 10pm-1am live acts, 1am-5am dancing & lounging
$20 until 1am, $10 after, $40 for reserved table seats w/prime stage view

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A clandestine French cabaret with sensuous live music, sultry burlesque and variety acts, followed by late-night dancing and lounging in our softly-lit loft, absinthe and other special libations at the bar, and kissing on the sprawling roof. Our house band will be playing three full sets to swoon, sway and dance to, with deliciously naughty performances in between. It's also our annual Birthday celebration: we turn 16 this year!

    Featuring:
  • Three sets of vintage danceable French gems by Myriam Phiro & the Cavaliers of Swing
  • Risqué burlesque by Dandy Dillinger
  • Can-can and more by our delightful new dance troupe (so new it doesn't have a name yet!) featuring Mademoiselle Estelle, CeCe BrownSugah & Karen Ng
  • Hosted by dashing & dangerous magician Eric Walton
  • Nouvelle chanson to electro-swing mix by DJ Poodlecannon (Marc Nasdor)
  • Love & compatibility tarot readings by Marcy Currier

Dress code (as usual, required): Cabaret through the ages (turn-of-century Belle Époque La Goulue cabaret, 1920s Josephine Baker cabaret, 1930s Marlene Dietrich cabaret, 1940s Edith Piaf cabaret, 1950s Jacques Brel cabaret, 60s and beyond cabaret lounge, anachronistic punk cabaret); "Cabaret" the movie; vintage or modern high style; dressy & classy.

Press: "A Pigalle-style playground with can can dancers, cabaret acts and vintage gypsy jazz" - TimeOut NY. "If there's one team of party planners we trust with throwing a stunning clandestine French cabaret, it's Gemini & Scorpio." - Flavorpill.



2.14 - Steamy Valentine's Night at Russian Baths

Valentine's Day, Wed 2/14, 7pm-2am, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested)
Brooklyn Banya, 602 Coney Island Ave bet Beverley Rd & Ave C, Kensington, BK (map)
2 blocks south of Prospect Park/30 min from midtown--NOT in Coney Island
Q to Beverley Rd, cross Marlborough/15th St & walk 5 blocks, left on Coney Island Ave

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Break out your bikini or swim trunks, and join our hand-picked crowd of artsy, funky (and nearly naked) New Yorkers for the glorious return of Gemini & Scorpio's legendary Russian Baths party.

We will have the entire bathhouse to ourselves, with a few hand-picked professionals on hand for the optional platzas and massages. Enjoy: Russian, Turkish and Swedish steam rooms, jacuzzi and cold plunge pool; poolside dance floor; rooftop smoking deck; authentic and delicious Russian food in a private restaurant room with a view of the dance floor.

This is the kind of party you always imagine, but can never quite find in real life...and may be the only one you'll come out of cleaner than when you came in.

"Best (and Only) Russian-bathhouse Dance Party" - Village Voice "Best of 2006"
"A night of steamy fun" - TimeOut New York "Your Perfect Weekend" pick
"Epic"..."One of the coolest cheap activities posted to our recession-proof list" - Brooklyn Based

Only 100 full-event spots are available, and they usually sell out in advance. 11pm tickets always available at door. Stay tuned to the mailing list for ticket availability.

First time going? Show/hide notes and instructions on attending this event. You MUST read this if you're joining us.


VIP Tickets: $100 (close on 2.12)

  • Banya admission ($40 value)
  • Arrive as early as 7pm
  • Own locker
  • Open vodka bar 9-10pm
  • Authentic multi-course Russian banquet 8pm, in private dining room

Regular Tickets: $55

  • Banya admission ($40 value)
  • Arrive as early as 8:45pm
  • Two people per locker
  • Open vodka bar 9-10pm
  • Yummy potato pierogies at midnight

Late Tickets: $40
(also available at door)

  • Banya admission ($40 value)
  • Arrive as early as 10:45pm
  • Shared locker, if avail
  • Yummy potato pierogies at midnight

Show/hide photos of past parties, the banya facilities, and a typical Russian banquet table.


Hi-res press images by Larisa Fuchs: http://geminiandscorpio.com/photos/hi-res.

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