10.6 - Dark Dance Party

Fri Oct 6, 10pm-3am, 21+ (25+ suggested), $10-30 adv / $20 door*
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible), Gowanus, BK

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Calling all goths, vampires & kinksters for a classic goth dance party! We will turn the lights down low, blast goth & industrial to dance to, and project dark visuals. Light kink play welcome, on our many soft surfaces or our St Andrew's Cross. We embrace all genders and sexualities and levels of darkness.

On decks:

Special guest from LA: DJ Shiver has been bringing the best of darkwave, goth, industrial, and post-punk sounds since 2015. Having spun at Femme Fest LA, Defcon NYC, and co-founding clubs Dolce Vita and Physical Ruins, she continues to blend both beloved classics and the best of new dark music. She also runs Wire Trap music magazine featuring the best new darkwave and post-punk music and events.

Special guest DJ Joe Hart (clubs Svmmon and Procession).

Dress code: goth, romantic, vampire, dark Lolita, neo-Victorian, steampunk, ninja warrior, fetish, Edward Scissorhands, at minimum all black / no streetwear.

*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please buy at the highest price you can, to support artists, production and affordable tickets for everyone. For every patron ticket ($30) we add a low income ticket ($10).

10.14 - JaNk! dance party with Sxip Shirey & band

Sat 10.14, 9pm-2am, 21+ (25+ suggested), $15-40 adv / $25 door*; $10 after 12am
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible), Gowanus, BK

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We're firing up the mutant harmonicas, sticking a mic down the mouth of a sousaphone and inviting you to a surreal live-music-driven dance party. Dirty electronics and live musicians, regurgitating old genres like early ska, hip-hop, techno and house, and playing it raw, glitchy and original. The music is a raw sexy explosion of joy.

Sxip Shirey and his JaNk! Band have been rocking circus audiences in Sydney, Berlin, London and Bogotta and even played Madonna's birthday party. The first JaNk! party was a G&S party, and they are excited to return, with special guests in tow.

Opening act: Kaethe Hostetter
Electric violin meets swirly psychedelic beats. Kaethe Hostetter is a cultural agent provocateur: multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer and bandleader.

Headilner: Sxip Shirey
With harmonica and megaphone in hand, Shirey taps the loop-sampler with his foot. Dirty hip-hop beats scroll out of the sound system, as his drummer kicks in a counter rhythm that unfurls a tight snare klezmer for a distinctly urban sound. Red marbles rolling in electroacoustic glass bowls, industrial flutes, bass siren whistles, regurgitated music box, mutant harmonica, miniature hand bell choir... A confusion of novelty, experimental and electronics, wild and entertaining. "Haunting" - The New York Times; "hypnotizing" - Billboard.com; "beguiling" - Time Out NY; "mesmerizing" - The New Yorker; "unexpected" - The Huffington Post.

DJ: Matty Glitterati
An eclectic free spirit spinning a wild mix of beats from Brooklyn speakeasies to pulsating shores of Fire Island.

*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please buy at the highest price you can, to support artists, production and affordable tickets for everyone. For every patron ticket ($40) we add a low income ticket ($15).

10.20 - G&S Loft 1st BDay
and HONK NYC! renegade parade afterparty

Fri 10.20, 9pm-2am, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Fundraising for Loft renovations! Sugg donation entry $1-100
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible), Gowanus, BK

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Rescheduled rain date!

We can hardly believe it, but the new Loft is turning one! Come see the progress we have made so far; find out what we still want to build; dance on our disco dance floor; chill in our cushy lounge; imbibe in our jungle-themed bar; enjoy the vibes, the visuals and the beats. It's a rare open-house night in our magical space.

Bring some extra tipping dollars for a special guest brass band presented by HONK NYC!


Somewhere in Gowanus (starting point TBA), 7-9pm, FREE:

HONK NYC! 2023 Festival presents: CRASH NYC! A series of pop-up renegade parades throughout Gotham during the month of HONK-tober.

Join HONK NYC! on an impromptu parade led by one of our fearless brass bands, snaking its way through eclectic Gowanus haunts back to the Gemini & Scorpio Loft for a brass-tastic afterparty. Your Pied Pipers -- and your starting location -- will be revealed the day of the event.

10.21-22: Goldmine at Gowanus Open Studios:
costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sat & Sun, Oct 21-22, 12-6pm, FREE, all ages
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

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Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade art, gifts, clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, designer finds, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots of sparkles.

Plus: we have partnered with Gowanus Open Studios to be one of the hubs for the big weekend event. Stop by to see a curated selection of multiple artists' works, find out more about the event, get maps, and connect to Gowanus Arts at their vending table.

Our jungle-themed bar and cozy lounge will be open throughout, with chill beats on the big sound system.

Now booking artists and vendors!

Artists should register here & can request placement at the Loft. Our vibe: maximalist 1960s, Victorian, goth, circus, burlesque, 1920s, sparkly, sexy, kinky, OTT. Registration is just $15 and gets you included on the GOS map. Artists can *also* get vending space, if they sell their art on wearables, prints, housewares, gifts, etc -- follow vendor instructions below.

Vendors: we want creative, unique and unusual. Vintage, designer resale, thrift and handmade wearables are preferred, but housewares and gifts are also welcome. Halloween, spooky & kinky vibes are great; we expect folks to be looking for costumes. Fees are $75 per day / $150 for weekend, 12-6 each day (10% discount if also registering with GOS). To be considered, please drop a line to vend[at]geminiandscorpio[com] with a link to your wares and a few words of description.

10.28 - Masquerade Macabre Halloween blowout

Sat 10.28, 9pm-4am, 21+ (25+ suggested), $30-60* GA / $25 after 12am if capacity allows
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, 267 Douglass St, 3rd fl (ADA accessible)

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A marvellous and mysterious event...a Halloween celebration of the extravagant and the grotesque...an all-night spectacle of atmosphere, costumery and diverse entertainments...an explosion of riotous live music, dancing, circus arts and late-night revelry, snake-charmed into an absinthe-fueled early-morning speakeasy. A Halloween like only G&S can do.

- Special guests from Rhode Island, Providence Drum Troupe: musicians, acrobats, life-size alien puppets, hoopers and dancers...you never know who will pop up in this wild riot of beats
- Direct from New Orleans, The Young Fellaz Brass Band: making you move your feet with an irresistible mix of NoLa jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock and pop
- Demonic dance floor by G&S favorites Illexxandra & Shakey
- More circus and variety live acts TBA
- Ghostly visuals
- Absinthe and other mind-altering potions by The House of St Eve (yes, t.h.o.s.e. cocktails...)

Dress code:

Your glamorous, dark, witchy, steampunk best or your Halloween wear. Effort required / no casual wear / if we have to ask, it's not a costume. You WILL be turned away without a refund.

"Live music, dancing, absinthe and the dark arts" - The New York Times. "Late-night absinthe-fueled revelry, with dancing, circus arts, and a Victorian-inspired dress code." - The Village Voice. "Expect off-the-wall antics" - Huffington Post. "Denizens of the night...down absinthe until the sun rises." - TimeOut New York. "Absinthe-fueled debauchery." - Paper. "Vintage-inspired spectacle." - New York Press. "This quintessential New York experience, a costume-required masquerade ball, offers a cornucopia of pleasures guaranteed to keep you going all night (and morning) long." - Flavorpill. "Collection of artists who revel in all things exotic, sensual and creative." - Examiner

COVID safety: masks encouraged; two hospital grade UV air purifiers will cycle the air.

*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please buy at the highest price you can, to support artists, production and affordable tickets for everyone. For every patron ticket ($60) we add a low income ticket ($30).

Reopening in 2023
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While we cannot host our usual events in person at the loft, we present our new COVID-safe immersive cocktail experience, Plum Blossom Parlor. Over two months, we've created a jewel-box installation below our main space. It's a luscious indoor "garden" lodge, inspired by The Emperor's Garden: a corner of Forbidden City palace complex in Beijing that was untouched for about 100 years & was being painstakingly restored for the last 15, to open in...2020. Our installation is just a tiny bit of love from Brooklyn to China, at a time when the world couldn't be more split apart. See this article for an in-depth dive on our original inspiration as well as a sneak peek of the project.

How it works. The Parlor is designed for COVID pods of up to eight people (two minimum) and runs entirely unstaffed -- which means masks are not required once you're checked in. Handcrafted libations are pre-bottled & ready to enjoy on the spot or at home. Snack options are available by advance request. A mini couch folds out, if you're booking for movie nights or chill-out experience. You can also reserve for meetings, birthday parties, shoots, Zoom events, etc...as long as no more than eight people are inside at any one time. Just book your time window & enjoy.

How to book. We're open Thur-Sun for three daily sessions: 6/8/10pm. Use the "book" link above to secure your date & time, and if you want to add other options (see additional details below), use the "inquire" link to email us after. To get more time in the Parlor, book back-to-back slots -- you then get the 30min reset break between them as bonus, for a total of 3.5hrs. Full night buyouts are possible as well, as long as there are no more than eight people in the Parlor at any one time. Stay tuned to the mailing list to be the first to know if we add sessions (like Sunday high tea or brunch!) or extend our run.

Gift options. You can gift the experience itself by booking on your recipient's behalf or pick up cocktails, glassware, or even a gold bartending kit during your booking or by making an appointment to browse. Not local to NYC or want to enjoy a taste of the Parlor at home? We can send you a selection of flavors as cocktails, individual custom ingredients, or even cocktail kits. Get in touch through the link above to talk about possibilities.

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House cocktails sample menu

Your included cocktails are pre-set in our custom branded bottles, in a selection of these sizes: Small (4oz bottle, 1 drink); Medium (8oz bottle, 2-2.5 drinks); Large (16oz bottle, 4-5 drinks). We can also add custom options, like XL 750ml bottles (6+ drinks) for larger parties or a bottle of bubbly for a special celebration. In addition to the finished cocktails, you have the option to take home some of our custom syrups from The House of St Eve, in S or M sizes. Currently available: Lust (vanilla berry hibiscus), Rosemary, Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass. We can add a gift box & wrap option by request, as well (gift boxes fit up to 4 Sm bottles or 2 Md).

Bronzed Drongo

A riff on the Jungle Bird cocktail, named after a Southern China forest bird. Charred pineapple tiki vibes. Dark rum, Skyy pineapple vodka, Campari, pineapple juice, lime.

Mount Emei Martini

Special: sugar free. Like the snowy mountain it's named after, it is powerful, smooth and lofty. Grey Goose vodka, Fino sherry, Regan's orange bitters.

Goodnight, Beijing

Spirit-forward nightcap with softened edges; traditional meets modern. Pierre Ferrand Ambre cognac, Amontillado sherry, Amaro di Angostura, Velvet Falernum.

Hazy Dreams

Complex, comforting swirl of sweet, sour & smoky. The House of St Eve "Delphine" poppy liqueur, spiced rum, rye, tamarind, Islay scotch, Bohemian bitters.

Huangshan Pine

Iconic oddly-shaped pines of the Yellow Mtns. Tangy, chewy, notes of dried fruit & tobacco. Dry gin, T.H.O.S.E. rosemary balsamic syrup, Elisir San Marzano, Drambuie, mezcal, lime bitters, salt & pepper tincture.

Mu Jin Shu

Special: low ABV. Means "hibiscus" in Mandarin; floral and flavorful while being light. Hibiscus liqueur, ginger lemongrass tea, sweet vermouth, Peychauds bitters.

Wassailing East

Season's greetings...from the Far East; warming spices for cold nights. Wild Moon Chai Spice liqueur, Laird's Applejack, Becherovka herbal liqueur, Black Walnut bitters.

Ginger Margarita

Special: excellent in large format. House-favorite twist on a classic. Blanco tequila, Gran Gala orange brandy, local Brooklyn Barrow's Intense ginger liqueur, lime.

Lusty Lover

Dark vanilla berry spice in tiki form. Mix of dark and spiced rums, The House of St Eve "Lust" syrup, Ramazzotti Amaro, Allspice Dram.


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