Date: June 23rd 2017

Hello lovelies,

Summertime is officially here, yay! With summer come festivals, which means it's time for the festival edition of our shopping party, Goldmine, on Sun July 23. We're confirming vendors for the next few weeks, so if you have a costume closet to clean out or make something festival-ready, we'd love to hear from you. Info below.

Tickets are now officially on sale for the new date of our anniversary Victorian mansion pool party, Sep 9-10. They now start at only $30, so we hope many more of you can join us. We also have group rates in place for those of you buying five tickets or more. See below for full ticket breakdown, and use the code "group" to see group rates on the ticket page.

If you have tickets already, they're automatically valid for the new date. If you'd like a different ticket level than before, you can get a refund and repurchase via Brown Paper Tickets.


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Gemini & Scorpio

invite you to

Goldmine - festival-wear shopping party

Sunday, July 23, 1-6pm, FREE
Gemini & Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
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Social media: @gemini_scorpio #gsgoldmine (show us your treasures!)

Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and fashion-makers for some unique clothing, gift & accessory shopping. Think one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, offbeat 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 all the by-donation champagne you want while you shop. This is the festival-wear edition, heavy on fabulous party-ready costuming.

Confirmed vendors:
Miss Scorpio - Vintage, costume and everyday pieces selected for their unique visual appeal - Cara Coniglio - Funky festival-ready vintage clothing Countess Eden - Corsets, shoes, vintage, costumes, sequins Dora Marra - Turning new and vintage objects into headpieces - Juicy Peach Clothing - A huge selection of booty shorts - May Eye Adorn You? - Earthy, exotic, and curious handcrafted adornments - Sarah Sokol Millinery - Brining imagination to life through outrageous headwear - Zoa Chimerum Jewelry - Biomorphic handmade jewelry of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum -

Vendor info:
- To vend, message us with a link to your stuff or a note about it, if you're not a pro seller. - There are no fees for vending, just a 20% suggested donation from your sales. Sometimes we'll accept trade, too! - We have sofas, chairs & a few clip lights, but please bring any "nice" lighting or decoration for your table / area. - We have a few 2x2 tables (claim yours quickly) or BYO, up to 6'. Our tables are slatted, and we suggest bringing a cover. - BYO racks and mirrors, though a couple of mirrors are on site. - First come, first served on choice of locations within loft - We have wifi! Bring your mobile payment solutions.

G&S 15th BDAY: 9/10-11

Gemini and Scorpio

cordially invite you to

G&S 15th Birthday: Gilded Age Garden Party

Saturday, Sep 9, 3pm-12am & Sunday, Sep 10, 1pm-7pm, all ages Pretty Penny: historical Victorian mansion, 235 N Broadway, Nyack, NY Reachable within an hour by bus, train or our own charter bus Overnight accommodations possible in mansion & nearby

Info: FB: Tix: -- see below for ticket options Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

Gemini & Scorpio celebrate 15 years of immersive themed costume events with a weekend-long getaway to a historical Victorian mansion for a turn-of-century garden party.

Expect a lavish and historically accurate food buffet in the style of our Victorian events, a full orchestra performing in the garden all day, poolside champagne and classic cocktails, Victorian games & amusements, and outdoor silent films after sunset -- all in a stunning antiques-filled 1858 mansion with a pool and terraced garden.

Entertainment and activities:
- Retro Remix Orchestra - classic songs and current pop hits performed in orchestral, hot jazz and swing arrangements - Hand-drawn fashion illustrations of guests by Anastasios Taso Megaris - Photo booth with celebrity portrait photographer Allan Amato: - Victorian garden & parlor games
- Card games played with authentic decks from mid-1800s through early 1900s - DIY amusements from turn-of-century books - Poolside popped corn from our vintage-styled machine - Saturday evening parlor party with full tea service and dessert

Dress code:
1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged (seersucker or light gray are great summer options for men). No modern casual wear, please - though modern cocktail summer attire is easy to accessorize with a nod to Victorian times. Please wear comfortable shoes, hats or parasols for sun protection, and don't forget your swimwear and towels (no towels provided). Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours): - and ours for banquet/ball/tea research:

Ticket options (if buying 5 or more tickets, use code "group" for $10-20 off all levels): Saturday & weekend:
- Bronze, $30 - event access 3-9pm, and a welcome champagne as you arrive. You're welcome to bring a picnic or get food in town (but no outside drinks, please). - Silver, $45 - event access 3pm-12am, giving you additional time to explore the town of Nyack, a welcome champagne as you arrive, then dessert & parlor tea party at 9:30pm. - Gold, $95 - event access 3-9pm, a welcome champagne as you arrive, historical food buffet 5-8pm, two drink tickets. - Platinum, $110 - event access 3pm-12am, and a welcome champagne as you arrive, historical food buffet 5-8pm, two drink tickets, plus dessert and parlor tea party at 9:30pm. - Diamond, $200*: event access 3pm-12am Sat, 11am-11pm Sun (official event end 7pm), including everything above plus breakfast at 11:30am Sun. Those with mansion accommodations have overnight access Sat and Sun.

- Bronze, $30 - event access 1-7pm, and a welcome champagne as you arrive. You're welcome to bring a picnic or get food in town (but no outside drinks, please). - Silver, $40 - event access 1-11pm, giving you additional time to explore the town of Nyack, and a welcome champagne as you arrive. - Gold, $95 - event access 1-7pm, a welcome champagne as you arrive, historical food buffet 2-6pm, two drink tickets. - Platinum, $105 - event access 1-11pm, a welcome champagne as you arrive, historical food buffet 2-6pm, two drink tickets.

*The formal event is over at 7pm on Sunday, but you can join the crew for leftovers, cocktails, and lounging in the beautiful house. Go into town for dinner and a stroll. Those with mansion accommodations have overnight access.

About our chef:
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:
Ever since the legendary actress Helen Hayes and her husband, the playwright Charles MacArthur, bought the 1858 wedding cake of a house in Nyack in 1932 and christened it Pretty Penny, the historic home has become one of the best-known properties the Lower Hudson Valley. The 7,000-square-foot house has front and back porches, hardwood floors, five bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), and several fireplaces. The interlinked public rooms on the ground floor include a formal dining room, music room, and several sitting rooms, but the heart of the house is the double parlor with a set of French doors that open to the river. A pair of fireplaces with elaborate Italian marble mantels bookend the room. Above them are large gold-framed mirrors that are said to have been bought in Nyack by Hayes. Beyond the floor-to-ceiling river-view double windows, a terraced garden containing 600 conifers and 350 rose bushes leads to an oversized pool below.

Right from the start, the 1858 Italianate Victorian was a magnet for celebrities. Hayes and MacArthur entertained the likes of Ronald Reagan, Marilyn Monroe, Rosalind Russell, Ed Sullivan, Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh. Cole Porter played the piano. F. Scott Fitzgerald left a signed copy of one of his books. John Barrymore was said to have once stopped by for a pack of cigarettes and left three days later. Edward Hopper famously painted the house in 1939. In more recent years, the home was owned and renovated by Rosie O'Donnell, and Russell Crowe rented it for six months while filming "American Gangster" in 2006.

About Nyack:
A charming town just 20 miles outside of the city, Nyack has numerous retail, restaurant and bar options to keep you entertained if you want to venture from the mansion. We'll be about a 10 minute walk away from the center of town. We recommend booking your own accommodations nearby and staying for the weekend (a couple of bedrooms are still available in the mansion, as well).

NYC EVENTS: 6/23-25


MUSIC: Live at SeaGlass Music Festival Bassist/composer Michael Bates & drummer/composer Rob Garcia brings together great bands, original music, and the magical SeaGlass Carousel. Performer/Magician, Todd Robins will be emceeing. Have a picnic at The Battery Woodlands, adjacent to the carousel; where you'll still be able to enjoy the music. Face-Painting and Balloon Animals for kids. Performances by: King Solomon Hicks, The Grand St Stompers, Svetlana And The Delancey Five, Brooklyn Youth Music Project, Yerason, Mamie Minch & Tamar Korn, Banda De Los Muertos, And Soul Understated. (Fri/Sat, SeaGlass Carousel at The Battery, see site for details, FREE)

FEST: EXPLODE! Queer Dance
A festival of performances and conversation, curated by dance scholar Clare Croft, that re-imagines the potential of queer dance today. Featuring a range of forms – including South Asian dance, improvisation, Irish step dancing, and drag – the festival showcases artists from across the U.S. and around the world, including Jennifer Monson, DD Dorvillier, Thomas DeFrantz, Jennifer Harge, Nic Gareiss & Cleek Schrey and Post Natyam Ensemble. The shows will be hosted by the fierce and beautiful Boston-based desi drag queen LaWhore Vagistan. (Fri/Sat, JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, BK, see site for details, $15)

PERFORMANCE: The Works of Atlas.K: An Immersive Aerial Artfight! A Benefit for Planned Parenthood. The first and last retrospective of the world-renowned artist and provocateur, the inimitable Atlas.K. An absurd, not-so-critical look at what the f*$&k is art anyway? Featuring aerial, dance, pole, lactation, murder, puppets and several attempts to answer the all-important questions: why the hell is he famous? why are we fighting? why does it hurt so bad? why are women's bodies the battleground? and how much wine is included in the ticket price? (Fri/Sat, Body & Pole, 115 W 27th St, 8pm doors/9:30pm show, $28-$35)

THEATER: Streepshow! This is the true story of nine characters, once played by Meryl Streep, picked to live in a house, and have their lives taped to find out what happens when people stop being, oh I don't know, direct and start getting, well, breathy. The characters have no knowledge of the actress Meryl Streep and think of themselves as real people with uncannily similar, tragic biographies. But when the winner is promised the opportunity to rewrite her tragedy, it's every Streep for her exquisitely poised self. This is theater in reality TV drag, actors in Meryl drag, and America's pop music canon in cabaret drag. Episodes 1 and 2, and episodes 3 and 4, performed on alternate days. (Fri/Sat, The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th St, see site for details, $15-$35)

FEST: 16th annual River To River Festival
Experience more than 100 innovative and exciting performances and art installations throughout Lower Manhattan and on Governors Island. Featuring: Black Gotham Experience (BGX) by Kamau Ware - an expansive, interactive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City and brings New York’s Black heritage into public consciousness; A Supple Perimeter by Kameelah Janan Rasheed, which spans installation, photography, performance, publications, and printmaking, engages with figurative and literal language to interrogate how we read, write, consume, and distribute histories of Black folks; HARBORED by En Garde Arts - a site-specific theater piece that weaves together stories from the last two centuries of immigration in the U.S., integrating oral history, archived material and found texts; and much more. (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, see site for details, FREE)

LGBT: Gay Pride Weekend
The largest LGBT event in the country, with over 2.1 million in attendance and over 17 official events. From the iconic NYC Pride March to the ever-popular Family Movie Night to the legendary Dance on the Pier, NYC Pride has an event for everyone. (Fri-Sun, various locations, see site for details)


PARTICIPATORY/COMMUNITY: 2017 New York City Drag March The Drag March is a leaderless event, (in that we are all leaders), where all are welcome and celebrated. Everyone's participation and involvement is encouraged and appreciated.First, dance and play, prance and drum. Then, you will circle and receive directions. After calling the directions and singing 'God is a Lesbian' with the Church Ladies for Choice, We begin marching to the historic Stonewall Inn -- where we will sing, (Over the Rainbow), dance and drum. Join in remembering and honoring Gilbert Baker (1951-2017): the creator of the Rainbow Flag and co-founder of The Drag March (in 1994 w/Brian Griffin aka Harmonie Moore Must Die). (Tompkins Square Park, 500 E 9th St, 7pm meet/8pm march, FREE)

BURLESQUE: Kita St Cyr & Coney Island USA present: Candyland Burlesque Prepare for a sweet striptreat. Princess Lolly and the Candyland kids guide you on a journey of sweet delights, as they try to make it to Candy Castle without getting too tempted by the sugar-coated treats they encounter along the way. Featuring performances by: Rosie Cheeks, Miscellaneous Dom Top, Faux Pas & Aurora North, Gemini Blitz, Cherrie Sprite, Ariel Amoure, Jack Sullivan. And stage kittens Qualms Galore & Amuse Bouche. Hosted by Kita St. Cyr. (Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 10pm-12am, $15)

PARTY: CHERYL: Pride There was a time when LGBT was edgy and hard and dangerous. Pride used to be punk. Then one day we woke up in a pile of rainbow-spangled Budweiser beach blankets and TD-Bank-sponsored buttplugs. But when did we start gluing Nike drawstring rave-packs to our backs and spending our life savings on HBA-brand concept culottes?The folks at CHERYL believe that, as with most things in life, we can gain perspective by looking at cats. Big cats. Lions. It’s no coincidence that a pack of lions is called a “pride” – and lions aint body fascists. You are encouraged to subvert the power of the logo, channel some jungle cat spirits, and don your most vividly-hued gladrags. (Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, BK, 11pm-4am, $10)


FEST: Color Scenes Mural Fest Color Scenes and Bushwick Street Art will be curating a public art transformation to the silent barn building both inside and out. Over 60 artist who will paint murals both graffiti and street art. The unveiling will be in 2 sessions. Enjoy the community festival and meet some of the artist, youth activities , and performances by Educated Little Monsters. In the evening enjoy the Color Scenes Film Festival, screening a few independant short films. Enjoy some performances followed by a dj and networking. (The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, BK, 12pm-1am, day: $1-$5 sugg don/film: $10)

FEST: Bicycle Fetish Day 2017
Join this family-friendly event to celebrate NYC’s diversity and bicycles. Love your Bicycle? Bring your two-wheeled pride and joy and show it off. You could win a trophy, prizes, and a year of bragging rights. This year’s street party for two-wheel transportation includes: classic bicycles, mutant bicycles, handmade bicycles, unicycles, vintage BMX, cargo bikes, and more from clubs, nerds, & enthusiasts devoted to the bicycle; badass bike skills on display all day; free information from bike advocacy groups; locally made bike wares & accessories; music to get you dancing in the street. (Havemeyer St, btwn Hope & Grand St, BK, 12pm-6pm, FREE)

DANCE/PARADE: Global Water Dances on the Gowanus Canal A community celebration to raise awareness of global water issues. They’ve upcycled thousands of plastic bags for a festive costume parade followed by a dynamic dance and drum performance featuring Artichoke Dance Company, students from PS32 and PS372, and community members. Eco-tour of the Gowanus Canal by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, costume parade and dance performance with music by Keur Djembe, interactive exhibits and informational tables. (Promenade at Whole Foods Market, 214 3rd St, BK, 12:30pm-3:3ppm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY: Victorian Picnic Join the New York 19th Century Society for an afternoon of dining al fresco, good conversation, reading aloud, lawn games of the gentler sort, and photography. Bring food or drink to share. Suggested attire (not required): summer whites, garden party frocks, tea dress, steampunk, Goth, or Lolita. Once everyone is assembled, we’ll find a quiet meadow in the North Woods nearby to spread our blankets and enjoy food and drink. (Central Park, 103rd St and Central Park West, 1pm, FREE)

FEST: NYSoM SuperHERO Carnival Come celebrate summer with a day of fun that includes: superhero games, activities & prizes, cooking demonstrations, fresh food & artisan market, face painting and tattoos, arts and crafts, classic carnival games and snacks, photo booth, a guest appearance by a Marvel Avenger, and more. (Raymond Bush Playground, 308 Marcus Garvey Blvd, BK, 2pm-6pm, FREE)

PARTICIPATORY/COMMUNITY: NOH8 Open Photo Shoot Join the #NOH8Worldwide movement and add your face to the fight for equal human rights. Photos are first-come, first-served. Arrive camera-ready with a plain white shirt to match the signature style of the NOH8 photos. NOH8 Co-Founder Adam Bouska will photograph roughly 5-10 frames per person. One frame will be selected/edited by their team and made available within approximately eight weeks (W New York, Times Square, 1567 Broadway, 2pm-5pm, $40 solo/$25 per person for groups)

PARTCIPATORY: Nerd Swap #1 Come hang out at our first swap meet and informal meetup for nerds. Whatever your obsession, there’s someone out there who shares it. So why don’t chu-baccaway from the computer screen and start going through your stuff, because we know there’s something you’ve got to trade. Bring any nerd curio: comic books, toys, that awesome Harry Potter wand collection, cassingles... so long as it counts as ‘nerdy,’ it’s cool. If you’re a broke nerd looking to make some extra dough, you can come by to hawk your collectibles at reasonable prices. (Commonwealth Bar, 497 Fifth Ave, BK, 3pm-6pm, 21+)

PEROFORMANCE/FOOD: Madame Ovary’s Ladies' Hysterical Luncheon An immersive theatrical edible experience. Vegan & vegetarian luncheon by Desdemona Dallas, roving entertainers & interactive performances. Ribald Review Variety Show with live music, spoken word, performance art & burlesque. One-on-one treatments in Madame Ovary’s Cervical Crypt Chamber & Curative Recovery Lounge. Tunes by DJ PartyFoul5000. (The Keep, 205 Cypress Ave, 4pm-8pm, $20-$30)

FEST: Neo Domesticity Festival Day 4: Homage To Carolee Schneemann This 100 hours performance art festival hosts an homage evening program dedicated to artist Carolee Schneemann, with works by Arantxa Araujo & Monique Blom, Mia Schachter & Sara Jane Munford & Siw Laurent, and a live-broadcast performance by Suzan D. Polat. The HOMAGE program is a collective, autodidactic effort, seeking to reinforce and elaborate on art-historical trajectories in performance art and to respond to the methods and modes of influential performance artists. (Glasshouse, 246 Union Ave, BK, 6pm-9pm, $10 sugg don)

SOCIAL DANCE: Swing Remix Dance Spectacular Start off with a Swing Beginner Class; all levels, no experience needed. Followed by live music by Gunhild Carling & The Swingadelic Big Band, a dance performance, DJ Stina, give aways, and more. Lindy Hop workshops also available at 6:30pm and 7:30pm for separate charge. (The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave, 7:30 doors/7:45pm Free Class/8:30pm Music & Dance, $18 adv/$20 door)

COMMUNITY/PARTY: Everybooty 2017!
After sold out events for the last six years, Everybooty returns to to take over the entire four-floor and an incredible rooftop for one Queer night that mashes up performance, bands, art, DJs and readings and brings together Spank, Sarah Jenny & Ricardo Francis for an over-the-top not-to-be-missed sensational event. Limited Tickets at the door all night. Performances: ALONE (Alon Geva), Aye Nako, Boy Radio, Chris of Hur, Fancy Feast, Heather Acs, Nicholas Gorham, Malcolm-x El-shabazz Betts, People With Teeth, Shea Diamond, The Red Lines Theater Company, XAVIER, Zullo/RawMovement. With MC Will Sheridan. Music by DJ Sean Be (XANADUDE), DJ Deputy (XANADUDE), DJ GANT JOHNSON, DJ Illexxandra, DJ Michael Tee. (BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Pl, BK, 8pm-3am, $30, 18+)

FILM/MUSIC: Nosferatu with live score by Reel Orchestrette In this highly influential silent horror film, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok's servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home. Geoff Gersh (guitar) and Bradford Reed (Pencilina->modular synthesizer) play a live score. (Film Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole Ave, BK, 8:30pm-11pm, $15)


FEST/COMMUNITY: NYC Pride 2017: PrideFest The annual LGBT street fair that combines vendors, entertainers and activities for a day of fun and celebration in the name of equality. The Fest attracts thousands of out-of-state visitors and brings them together with local residents and families, corporate sponsors, community leaders and area business owners. Multi-platinum selling artist, LeAnn Rimes, will headline this year's LGBT street festival. Hosted by: Elvira Kurt. Performances by: LeAnn Rimes, Ariana Fay, BETTY, Broadway Sings For Pride, Damion Anthony, Grapefruit Sound Lab, Johnathan Celestin, Phenom Risen, Reesa Renee, SISTERS. (Hudson St, btwn Abingdon Sq & W 14th St, 11am-6pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: NYC Pride 2017: The March
Come out and commemorate the 47th anniversary of the first Pride March with the largest Pride March in the country. With over 2 million attendees this event is the largest for the LGBT community. The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect. The March is a celebration of our lives and our community. (36th St & 5th Ave to 154 Christopher St & Greenwich St, 12pm-5pm, FREE)

COMMUNITY: The Cyclone's 90th Birthday Celebration Celebrate the iconic Coney Island Cyclone's 90th Birthday. There will be face painting, giveaways, special performances by the Harlem Globe Trotters & Fabolous, and more. (Luna Park NYC, 1000 Surf Ave, BK, 2pm-8pm, FREE)

PARTY: Mister 250 It's the 250th Mister ever. Since January of 2009, they’ve loaded their sound system into and out of over twenty-five back yards and lofts, acquired way too many records, spent nearly two thousand hours in the DJ booth, and – most importantly – found a family of people who love music as much as they do. The party's all ages, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, cat-friendly, bear-friendly, skater-friendly, queer-friendly, raver-friendly, burner-friendly, local-friendly, cool-kid-friendly, art-student-friendly, them-friendly, and grandma-friendly as usual. (Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave, 3pm-9pm, $10-$20/FREE before 5pm with RSVP)

BURLESQUE: Fearless Over 40 Presents: The Early Bird Special Beelzebabe and Vanil LaFrappe present an early night of burlesque by performers over 40. Starring: Jo Weldon, Essence Revealed, Falana Fox Tiny Dee Vivienne LaFlamme Vanil LaFrappe Fem Appeal Bee L Zebabe. Hosted by the dashing, the dapper, the delightful Dave Orloff aka Body By Dave. (The Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, 6:30pm doors/7pm show, $15-$25)

PARTICIPATORY: The 6th Annual Inner Beauty Pageant Twelve of New York City's most warm-hearted oddballs compete for the title of Most Inner Beautiful of New York City. Contestants will participate in an interview portion, a talent portion, and a home-made swimsuit competition. Audience members will be given the chance to vote silently by ballot, so that no one's feelings get too hurt. Email nycinnerbeautypageant@PROTECTED to participate. (Little field, 635 Sackett St, BK, 7:30pm doors/8pm show, $6-$8, 21+)

WORD: Babadook: Queer Horror Stories Spend the evening of NYC Pride listening to some of the most horrifying – and hilarious – stories that NYC queers have to offer hosted by LGBTQ icon and Fire Island cast member The Babadook. Some stories from: Ryan Houlihan, John Ersing, Jordan Veilleux, Alex Bedder, Kyle Turner, Patricia Theresa McCarthy, Phoenix Acacia Robertson, J.E. Reich, and more. Karaoke to follow. (Tilt BK, 248 McKibbin St, BK, 8pm-9:30pm, FREE)


WORD: The Arts and Social Engagement: A Discussion about New Practices
Sabina Abbasova (Azerbaijan), Anna Chistoserdova (Belarus), Akylai Kabaeva (Kyrgyzstan), and Anna Pohribna (Ukraine)lead some of the region’s most innovative arts institutions. They will discuss how they engage the public and bring attention to pressing socio-political issues through the arts. Kendal Henry, a public art expert with extensive international experience will moderate the conversation. (Jane Lombard Gallery, 518 W 19th St, 6:30pm-8pm, FREE)


SHOP: Festival Fire Sale- NYC BM Happy Hour Prepping for PEX, Gratitude:Migration, Oregon Eclipse, or Burning Man? Check out the newest or barely used items from the Pros. Everything is priced to sell. Camping equipment, playa coats, light up gear. Vendors:, Theresa Shiny Galeani *Shiny Schwag, Editrix Abby, Hair Feathers with Amy Lorene from the Hoop Movement. (Lucky, 168 Ave B, 5:30pm-4am, FREE)


MUSIC: NYAC’s Pop-Up Music Series in UES Gilded Age Mansion Join New York Adventure Club for their inaugural performance of their new series featuring some of New York’s top local musical acts, all in a Gilded Age mansion tucked away in the Upper East Side. This summer evening’s featured musical guests will be acoustic singer & songwriter duo Beautiful Small Machines and jazz fusion keyboardist Adam Ahuja. Complimentary beverages & snacks throughout the evening. (Van Alen Mansion/The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th St, 6:30pm, $40, 21+)

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Object Movement Puppetry Festival - Application Deadline: 7/15 Are you looking for a way to address an urgent social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical question or issue through puppetry or object theater? Object Movement is a curated festival and developmental residency for puppeteers and object theater artists. The purpose of the program is to develop new work and advance existing works-in-progress that address social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical questions through puppetry and object theater, culminating in a festival of performances. Participants will meet weekly as a group to share the progress of their pieces and offer feedback. The group is moderated by a curatorial team of puppetry artists and producers. Group meetings will be from September 2017 through Spring 2018, culminating in a festival of performances.


MUSIC: The Hot Sardines Blue Note Residency In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. On “French Fries & Champagne”, The Hot Sardines’ new album,the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. (thru 6/26 , Mon, Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W 3rd St, 6pm doors/8pm show & 9:45pm doors/10:30pm show, $15-$25)

THEATER: A Hunger Artist
A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. A darkly comic adaptation of the Kafka story by acclaimed Brooklyn-based company Sinking Ship. Once cheered by thousands, the Hunger Artist is now forgotten by everyone except his one-time manager. What begins as a simple nostalgic story transforms into a startlingly inventive trip into the nature of memory, art, performance, and spectatorship, as told by the only person who remembers an artist whose act was hunger. thru 6/27, The Connelly, 220 East 4th St, $15-$35)

ART: Sass + Zines: Celebration of QPOC/WOC in Print This exhibition curated by Richard J Lee is the culmination of three New York WOC artists and an art collective hailing from across the pond in Jersey City. Sass is a show to celebrate what needs to be recognized as the unstoppable force of QPOC/WOC print and paper based artists. The exhibit will feature a collaborative mural created by Stephanie Rodriguez and Carmen Pizarro. (thru 6/30, Booklyn, 37 Greenpoint Ave, 4th fl, Ste E4G, see site for details, FREE)

PERFORMANCE: The Art of Luv (Part 5): Swipe Right / ROKÉ Cupid
A cycle of sacred love songs for the era of Internet Romance, a meditation on selfhood and intimacy in a mediated society. Three officiants perform an elaborate courtship ritual inside a kaleidoscopic video tent. The ritual is accompanied by live music and text taken from online dating profiles, internet scams, how-to dating guides, and the works of ecstatic poets. The performance attempts to imbue our modern search for love with a forgotten spiritual resonance. (thru 7/10, Wed-Sat, Bushwhick Starr, 207 Starr St, BK, 8pm, $20)

THEATER/PARTICIPATORY: Red Want to know how you would fare in the Apocalypse? Now’s your chance to find out! This is a 75min psychological thriller where guests are immersed in an apocalyptic story, interact with real actors and special effects, and work together to complete an objective. It is a live action experience where your actions and decisions matter, because in this show, you control how the story ends. (thru 7/16, Fri-Sun, First Person Xperience, 53-28 11th St, LIC, see site for details, $65-$100)

EXHIBIT: The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s The first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste during the creative explosion of the 1920s, The Jazz Age is a multi-media experience of more than 400 examples of interior design, industrial design, decorative art, jewelry, fashion, and architecture, as well as related music and film. Giving full expression to the decade’s diversity and dynamism, The Jazz Age defines the American spirit of the period. (thru 8/20, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st St, 10am-6pm, $16/FREE members)

ART: The Art Of Spider-Man The first ever exhibition of original Spider-Man artwork by John Romita and other significant artists including Steve Ditko, Todd McFarlane, John Buscema, Ross Andru, Gil Kane, Ron Frenz, Keith Pollard, John Romita Jr. and others (thru 8/26, The Museum of Illustration, 128 E 63rd St, see site for details, $15)

SHOP: FAD Market Summer
Discover new creative makers and handcrafted goods at this roving fashion, art and design pop-up marketplace that moves seasonally to unique venues in the vibrant borough of Brooklyn. Over six weekends from June to August, more than 50 makers will showcase handcrafted art, jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware and home furnishings. Rotating vendors and special activities. (thru 8/27, Sat/Sun, The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St, BK, 11am-6pm, FREE)


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