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.
The Cocktail Experiment + May Babies Birthday party
Fri 5.25 (and every fourth Friday), 8pm-1am, 21+ (25+ recommended)
FREE + FREE drinks if you bring a cocktail ingredient* // $6 per experiment / $17 flight of three / cash only
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form on top of page for location,
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For the first time ever, we're opening our doors as a craft cocktail lounge on a set monthly schedule. Every fourth Friday, enjoy inventive 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, inexpensive amaros, bitters or vermouths. Most importantly, since whatever you brought will be in your free cocktail round, choose flavors you enjoy.
5.31-6.1 - Guest event: Live Composition Festival
Thur, May 31 & Fri, June 1, 8pm-12am, $10-$20
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location
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A two-night festival of spontaneously created performances by NYC's experimental forefront of theater, dance, media, and more. Each night multiple acts will be featured, followed by an open jam with performers from all over the world. Experience live art created right before your eyes, then learn how it's done at community workshops taught by some of NYC's most adventurous composers, directors, and actors.
6.7 - Guest event: Cirque du so Weird - Peepshow
Thur 6.7 (and every first Thursday of the month), 8pm-12am, 21+ (25+ recommended), $20 GA / $35 guaranteed seating
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form on top of page for location
Cirque Du So Weird: Peepshow, an erotic collective presented by Lydia Vengeance.
A new circus is cumming to town and we're popping a tent at Gemini & Scorpio Loft for a show unlike anything we've done before. Stripped down and clowning around, our devious collective of beautiful weirdos features: Jezabelle Von Jane, Betsy Propane, Miscallaneous Domtop, Audrey Love and more. Also featuring live art by famous sketch artist Adriano Moraes. VIP tickets include guaranteed seating with a full frontal view. GA tickets are standing room only, unless extra seating is available.
6.10 - The Grand Victorian Garden Tea Party
Sunday, June 10, 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.
Two types of finger sandwiches:
Cucumber, butter, chive and Salmon Mousse
Scones with Homemade Clotted Cream & Preserves
Lancashire cheese & onion tarts
Rhubarb & custard tarts
Victoria Sponge Cake
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 chef:
Culinary historian Rebecca Leigh Silverman has over 20 years experience working in living history museums as an historic culinary expert. She specializes in period hearthside cooking and libations. When not cooking in the past, she's a Brooklyn based bartender, trying odd old recipes out on her modern day customers and talking about the perfect sazerac.
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:
6.21 - Guest event: Abracadabra dance party
Thur, June 21 (and every third Thursday of the month), 8pm-12am, $15 adv / $20 door
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - use form below for location
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Longing for a no-nonsense night out with contemporaries and a guaranteed good time? Harkening to New York City's Warholian underground dance parties of old but with a more sophisticated edge -- we've all grown up, right?! - join mature guests who love to let loose and put down their smart phones for a night of socializing, music, dance, performances, and delectable craft cocktails in a fabulous Brooklyn speakeasy.
Expertly crafted dance music by DJ Ceremony (Le Poisson Rouge, Beauty Bar, St Vitus + hundreds of weddings) who specializes in dance parties and offers a versatile range of different styles, bringing a bright, fun, and kinetically danceable sound and vibe to Abracadabra with songs you know and love to get down to.
An early start and end means you can have a great night out with an amazing soundtrack and be guilt-free: get home in time to sleep at a reasonable hour (if you choose), relieve the babysitter, or walk the dog. Parents encouraged to attend.