Space available in our building!

We have an amazing opportunity for an office/storage/studio/rehearsal/performance space share at Gemini & Scorpio Loft, ideal for theater or other performance company! Studio rooms have been built out on the first floor, and we snagged two to share.

Office: shared room, either available as half-office with one dedicated & one shared desk space ($350/mo) or two separate dedicated desk spaces ($225/mo). 24/7 access, AC/heat/window, wifi, some shelves & cabinets. Storage/studio: 9x13 room across the hall, closest to the loading dock, $700/mo. Whether you go for one or both, we'll bundle it with resident rates for Gemini & Scorpio Loft for rehearsals, meetings & shows.Available now. Email "loft" at "geminiandscorpio" to talk to us about renting.

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 also offer discounts on any Loft rentals for meetings, rehearsals and shows.



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5.18 - Swing House

Sat, May 18, 9pm-3am / dance class 9:30pm, $20 until 12:30am / $10 after for electro-swing dance party, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

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A classic speakeasy party in a secret Brooklyn loft, with live swingin' sounds by vintage jazz bands, blazing burlesque divas, exotic cocktails, and the best electro-swing DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves late into the night. "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new-school vibe" (The Village Voice).

The night starts with an introductory dance class for swing basics by Brooklyn Swings, who teach at our loft every Monday night. Live music until 1am by Svetlana & The Delancey Five: a "very sweet & naughty" (Jazzlives), "energetic" (Wall Street Journal), "delightful" (WRHU Jazz Radio), and cinematically handsome Golden Age-inspired sextet. Burlesque fabulousness during and between. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets, by Nina La Voix and more dancers TBA. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.

Plus: the gambling den! Rounds of Texas Hold'em going till at least 1am, with winners getting permanent house credit with G&S (same system as our vintage-style tiki casino parties).

The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly: "An event worth wearing that ridiculous zoot suit for." - TimeOut NY; "Corsets and top hats tweaked with studs and leather are totally appropriate." - The New York Times. Suggestions: vintage (1920s-1940s) with a modern twist, cabaret, burlesque, Weimar Berlin, classic Hollywood, classy, sassy, tailored, hats, feathers, sequins, beads. Effort required. Dress code modern-friendly after 1am for the electro-swing dance party.



5.19 - House of Scorpio's Sex Lit*: "Whores and Monsters"
Pornographer Stoya in conversation with author Maria Dahvana Headley

Sun, May 19, 3-6pm; $20 (limited tickets) / $0-$10 for monthly members; 21+ (25+ suggested)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

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The body's largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion of a bold, frequently explicitly erotic, book led by pornographer Stoya. Drinking encouraged throughout, and mingling will follow the talk.

While we usually focus on erotic books, this is a special edition with Stoya and acclaimed author Maria Dahvana Headley in conversation of women's roles, political mythology, and breaking down barriers set up by generations of toxic masculinity, through the lens of her smash hit The Mere Wife, a contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, dealing with women, monsters, and war.

"Maria Dahvana Headley's muscular, bloodthirsty novel is a contemporary retelling of Beowulf from the perspective of Grendel's mother" - The Guardian. "The most surprising novel I've read this year. It's a bloody parody of suburban sanctimony and a feminist revision of macho heroism. In this brash appropriation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Headley swoops from comedy to tragedy, from the drama of brunch to the horrors of war." - Ron Charles, The Washington Post.

This should be obvious, but: read the book before joining the book club! Of course you can join us even if you haven't read it, but you'll be better able to participate in the club if you did.

You likely know who Stoya is already, but in case you don't: she has been working with sexuality for over a decade. Stoya has recently developed a taste for acting with her clothes on, and is the author of Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn published by Not A Cult. She is also known for her appearance in Clayton Cubitt's Hysterical Literature.

*Every other Sunday of the month House of Scorpio gives you the opportunity to turn on your brain and not just your body, with Bedroom Badass (sex-adjacent skill learning series) every first Sunday of the month, and pornographer Stoya's Sex Lit (book club) or Rated Sex (film club) every third Sunday.



5.24 - The Cocktail Experiment + May Babies Bday Party

Fri, May 24, 8pm-12am, FREE + FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient, 21+ (25+ recommended)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form on top of page for location

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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 May? 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.



5.26 - Goldmine
costume, vintage, thrift and craft shopping party

Sun, May 26, 1-6pm, 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 clothing & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique 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 & small snacks, chill soundtrack, and lounging in our awesome loft and sprawling roof. Perfect spring Sunday.

Plus:
Delicious and sexy cookies, cupcakes and sweet treats by Brooklyn Born and Bread
Restorative massages by Sean Simpson (you can book up to a half hour massage in advance or first-come, first-served)
Intuitive tarot and oracle card readings by Cult of Hope



6.20 - Sea Creature Stomp: a Mermaid Parade afterparty

Sat, June 22, 8pm-2am, $10-20 sugg donation goes to bands, 21+ (25+ suggested)
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location

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Live music & DJs, cheap drinks, ice cream, and lounging on our sprawling roof. Classic Brooklyn summertime loft party...if it happened under the sea. Dress code: all sea creature everything.

Closest subway from parade: express B/D/N/Q to Atlantic-Pacific (or switch to R for local Union stop).



6.23 (and 9.22) - The Grand Victorian Garden Tea Party

Sunday, June 23, 4-8pm, $40, all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

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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. Historical chef Rebecca Leigh Silverman will hand-make delectable treats from antique recipes, and give a small talk about each dish.

All guests will have access to the museum as well as garden: come early to take advantage of individual tours led by the docents of the musem. In case of rain, the event will happen indoors.

The menu (details TK -- see sample menu on left):
- 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 and 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) here.

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.

A taste of previous turn-of-century G&S events:



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