Date: December 29th 2017

Hello lovelies,

It's New Year's Eve weekend, and we can't wait to boot 2017 out the door. If you're coming to party with us, a few quick notes: - yes, tickets are available at the door for both Masked and the Pajama Lounge afterparty - our dress codes always really mean that effort is required, not that we're judging you on how fancy your outfits are. yes, you can change when you get here, because brrrr. - cash only at the bar, and please no BYOB

(If you're trying to find the more naughty parties we're throwing tonight & tomorrow, see signature below for the correct link. Tomorrow is sold out, but there are still a few tickets for tonight.)


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PARTY: 12/31/17

Gemini & Scorpio


Sunday, Dec 31, New Year's Eve
9pm-4am, $40-60*, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested) $30 after 12:30, including afterparty w/continental breakfast Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
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Tix: FB: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

2017 needs a "fuck you" sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2018.

A hedonistic Masquerade to activate all your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, and many kisses. Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming.

Music by DJ Ceremony, Reaganomics and Stylus, masters of eclectic dance floor surprises. 2018 passion predictions with our tarot experts. Custom projections by CJ. Free champagne 9-10pm and 3-4am.

Strict formal or lingerie dress code. Masks required (some will be available for sale).

This is NOT a play party. It's a night to let go and let your senses guide your way. Please no photos without explicit consent from your subjects. Please also note that while this event has some similarities to our Eros: Black & Red nights on Fri & Sat, it is not a LUST collaboration, and will not feature the usual LUST performers. Think of it as a dance party with a built-in makeout party.

*All tickets offer the same access to the event. Please support at the level you can afford.

PARTY: 1/1/18

Gemini and Scorpio

New Year's Morning Pajama Lounge

Sunday, Jan 1, 4am-10am, 21+ (25+ suggested) $20 (with continental breakfast), $35 (with hot breakfast) Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
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Tickets*: FB:

Sunrise cuddle puddle for our deviant extended family, with makeouts, mimosas, smoothies and breakfast. We'll keep the sexy beats going from late night into daylight.

Snacks and continental breakfast will be available throughout; hot breakfast served at 7am. And of course mimosas, smoothies and coffee - virgin or spiked. We'll have the giant screen up, and could cuddle up together for movies into daytime, too.

You're welcome to bring blankets, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, and anything else that makes you feel cozy.

Dress code: either your disheveled New Year's finery or sexy lingerie and lounge wear. Yes, you can always change here.

As a courtesy, your afterparty ticket includes late access to the G&S NYE main event: Masked. You can arrive as early as 3am - or buy $30 combo tickets to arrive as early as 12:30.


Gemini & Scorpio

Tropical cocktail night (and maybe Castaways Casino)

Friday, Jan 19, time & cost TBC, 21+ with ID (25+ suggested) Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK
Address with RSVP: FB: Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio

We'll post more details after NYE, but we're excited to report that our fellow Burning Man campmate & French Quarter Golden Cafe expert tropical drink maker Jay is passing through town again, and we've invited him to be guest bartender for the night. Last time he was here, there were strawberries dipped in chocolate and injected with Grand Marnier. We'll see what happens this time.

We're also checking with our regular dealers to see if we can run casino games, and if so, we'll make it another tiki-licious Castaways Casino Club! If you know how to deal poker, blackjack or roulette, get in touch.

/// NYC EVENTS: 12/29-1/4 ///


PARTY: FUCK YOU - The Party What's there to explain? Just... Fuck you! Featuring Activities: Human Wrecking Ball - Fun with gravity and humans. Beta-test Life-sized Rock'em Sock'em Robots - Be the first to sue! Shoot the Rat - Shoot the tofu option for the easily offended - ha! actually, fuck you! The Hobo Roadshow - A bunch of porch-stomp and down-home in the form of a trailered shack-easy and tiny house tattoo parlor! Also featuring THE HOBOLYMPICS, competitive jackassery of minor production value and major entertainment! Music: The New York Fowl Harmonic - SchizoPolka-funkrock-jazzhole-avant-what-the-fuck! DJ Snicklefritz - DJ Duct Tape. Think you know how to Fuck You? Compete onstage in the Fuck-off for an object! Including -- FuckYouOke! - You totally know the lyrics to all the songs! That's right: - - FUCK YOU!!!! Brought to you by Rat Trap/618 Design/Acavallo. **no dicks or douches. assholes tolerated. (Rat Trap, 506 Smith St, Sat 8pm through NYE - ends 1am, $13)


FILM/PARTICIPATORY: Moulin Rouge Sing-Along Experience Baz Luhrmann’s richly saturated and feverish ode to truth, beauty, freedom, love, and pop music. Whether you’re a sucker for the soaring love ballads or the sultry tangos (Roxanne, anyone?) let yourself be transported back to Paris at the turn of the century when absinthe, love, and Elton John mashups reigned supreme over Bohemia. (Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave, BK, 6:30pm, $18, 21+)

PERFORMANCE/FOOD: Great Small Works’ Spaghetti Dinner Join Great Small Works in accepting Laura Flanders' challenge to design a logo for a Concentration of Power Index. The evening includes: two new cantastorias from Boxcutter Cabaret, new episodes of "Trumpuppetry" by Stephen Kaplin - overhead shadows for dark times, "The Storm" by Jessica Santos and Leo March - Conversation between two Puerto Ricans about the storm which has been more than a century in the making, and practice spreading power by dancing together. Aeilushi Mistry will teach the Divada (Lamp) Dance from Gujarat, India. Afro-Dominican and Afro-Puerto Rican roots drum and dance by the all-women's drumming troupe, Legacy Women. Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn, with an end of the year klezmer dance party. And of course, spaghetti. No one turned away for lack of funds. (Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square S, 7:30pm food/8pm show, $15 sliding scale)

DJ: The third annual PJs ‘N DJs Party This is your chance to dance in fashionable flannel sets, oversized t-shirts, silk slips, or even one those fleece onesies with the animal heads. Whatever you wear to bed is fair game (just wear something, all you nekkid sleepers). DJs Brian Blackout and Doctor Mister will be keeping your circadian rhythm in time with dreamy indie rock and electropop all night. (Littlefield, 635 Sacket St, BK, 10pm, $5, 21+)


PARTY: The Salon: New Year's Eve Eve Some say New Year's Eve is amateur night; that's 'cause all the dames n' dapper gents know the real party is the night before, and The Salon is going all out for their 10th annual extravaganza. Featuring: Jason Prover‘s Sneak Thievery Orchestra, Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia, King Solomon Hicks, Adrien Chevalier Gypsy Jazz Quartet, piano ragtime master Terry Waldo, DJ's Odysseus Bailer and Lewi Gilamichael, chorus gals The Bathtub Ginnys, classic burlesque by: Velvetina Taylor, Dandy Dillinger, Lillin Lace, Trinity Starlight. Free beginner swing lesson by Jaime Shannon. (The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, 7:30pm-1am, $29-$119)

PARTY: Shanghai Mermaids’ The Silent Film Party You are cordially invited to join Shanghai Mermaid as they ring in the new year ~ a bit ahead of the curve ~ in old hollywood style. Come dressed as a favorite silent film star from the 1910s, '20s, or early '30s…as a character from a favorite silent picture, or just dust off your top hat & tails, your satin gown, feathers and pearls. Come dance cheek-to-cheek to red hot jazz & ragtime, as we sip bubbly and toast the new year to come. Performances by Christine Geiger, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Desert Sin, Drew Nugent & The Midnight Society, Djahari, and more. (Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Ave, $85/$25 after 12:10am)


FREE New Year’s Eve Flamingo Formal at The Royal Palms
Pull together your best pink/white/black outfit, brush off your dancing shoes, take a good, long, hard look in the mirror and tell yourself that 2018 is gonna be YOUR year. Then grab some people you already like, get ready to meet some new ones and shake a tailfeather down to The Royal Palms for a glittery evening of dancing, gaming and Shuffleboard Bobs. This promises to be the sort of low pressure, affordably glamorous and properly festive fun that you always HOPE your New Year's will shape up to be. (The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union St, BK, 6pm-2am, FREE)

PARTY: Footlight NYE Gatsby Party Too much of anything is bad. Too much champagne is just right. Come in your vintage finest and kick off 2017 like prohibition just ended. Who knows? Maybe the apocalypse really is upon us, our president is a flaming pile of poorly tailored suits and yellow American cheese. Suits/ties/flapper dresses and other roaring 20s themed attire encouraged. All that glitters is not gold, but the Footlight will be full of glitter and gold all night. Live jazz in the back room. Dancing is now encouraged. Free champagne toast at midnight.(The Footlight Bar, 465 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, QNS, 7pm-2am, FREE)

PARTY: NY Night Train New Years Ball With Escape-Ism, Jonathan Toubin, Nude Party, Boogie woogie your way into another year with yet another supreme night of music and dancing and friendship. With live music by: Escape-Ism (Ian F Svenonius' new solo project), The Nude Party, and Animal Show. Dancing 'til 4am with 45rpm vinyl rock'n'soul djs Jonathan Toubin, Josh Styles, and Reyes Rodriguez. Midnight champagne toast (Home Sweet Home, 131 Chrystie St, ## 1, 9pm-4am, $15)

PARTY: New Year's at Secret Loft tix: DJ's and dancing, aerialists and pole dancers, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and champagne, early open bar, balloon drop at midnight, eerialist "ball" drop at midnight, live hip-hop and afrobeat. Wear your classy attire to enjoy live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and a live broadcast of the ball drop. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Broadcast ball drop on the projector. (Secret Loft, address with purchase, 9pm-5am, $20-$160)

PARTY: Rubulad Presents Icy Heat Live music: Preachermann and The Revival, Funkrust Brass Band, Les Sans Culottes, Killin H8, With your MC Tanya Solomon Magic. DJs: Pork Chop, Dj Reaganomics, and many more special surprises. Dress Hot and cool. RSVP to rubulad@PROTECTED. (Secret Bushwick location, address with RSVP, 8:30pm-3:30am, $30/$20 before 10pm & late night)

PARTY: NY Adventure Club’s New Year's Eve Speakeasy Don your flapper dress or three-piece tux and ring in the New Year inside a century-old mansion usually closed to the public, until now. Join New York Adventure Club as they step back in time for an intimate, prohibition-era celebration inside a private mansion built in 1899. Once you relay the secret password at the entrance, you will enter into a highbrow affair that includes entry into the private gilded age mansion, interactive opportunities with tons of authentic antiques from nearly a century ago, parlor games including billiards and foosball, and a glass of champagne to ring in the New Year. Flapper dress / black tie optional. (Estonian House, 243 E 34th St, 9:30pm-1am, $30, 21+)

BIKE/PARTY: New Year’s Eve Bike Ride & Future Positive New Year’s Eve Party Start in Manhattan in front of the Plaza Hotel or in Brooklyn at the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge and bike through downtown. Then put on your best dancing shoes and join them for this Future Positive start to 2018. There will be slide shows by East Village activists/artists including Fly, and DJs spinning 80s dance music and live punk bands so you can jump off the stage to the new year in style. (Bike: see site for BK & MH meet up addresses, 9:30pm, FREE; Party: Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, 155 Avenue C, 8pm, $30)

PARTY: Secret Mansion NYE Masquerade Party 500 balloon drop, all night open bar, 3 floors of partying, pinball, musical performances & djs, heated smoking area, live music by Lucy Hall. DJ set by Jav & Midnight Celebration. (address with ticket purchase, BK, 9:30pm-4:30am, $35-$60)

MUSIC: New Year's Eve Concert For Peace Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event. Led by Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, this year’s concert includes Handel’s Water Music, Suite No. 3. The choir joins with a moving set of contemporary pieces, including the U.S. premiere of See the Wretched Strangers by Lucas Wiegerink, and excerpts from Bernstein’s Mass in celebration of his centennial year. Artists in Residence Jason Robert Brown and Judy Collins make their own musical offerings, and the evening concludes with Joseph Haydn’s Te Deum, to welcome the new year with affirmation and joy. (The Cathedral Church Of Saint John The Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, 7pm-9pm, FREE/$40)

PARTY: New Year's at Secret Loft Ring in the New Year with an intimate, magical party with aerialists, live music, free food and champagne, dancing and DJs. Semi-formal attire, classy live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and a live broadcast of the ball drop. Midnight: Complimentary champagne toast. Broadcast ball drop on the projector. Aerialist human ball drop IRL. Insane balloon drop all up in this loft. After the ball drops, swap into your most outrageous outfit to enjoy aerial circus acts, DJ sets, and dancing until the sun comes up. Live music: World music and afrobeat by Super Yamba Band. Hip-hop by Cipherella and David Bradshaw. DJs: Remniqe and Sy Boccari. Aerialists: Ariel Iasevoli and Erin Duffee. (Secret Loft, RSVP for address, MH, 9pm, $40)

PARTY: How Cool Is This New Year's Eve Party? Ring in the New Year with your friends at Coney Island. Enjoy one free beer and half priced beer and wine until midnight at the Freak Bar; see "New Year's Eve In Heaven - The Killing of 2017”, a performance art collaboration by: Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser and Dick D. Zigun; see comedy from Zero Boy & Music by Velvet Crayon. At 11pm hike to the Parachute Jump for Midnight Ball Drop. Later in the night enjoy the Coney Island Circus Sideshow Fire Spectacular featuring: Jellyboy The Clown, Velvet Crayon, Helious & Sol de Lola, Alexander Spitfire & Nikki Talis. (Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave, BK, 8pm-2am, $40 adv/$50 door)

BURLESQUE: Wasabassco’s New Years Eve 2017
tix: This is it - your final moments of 2017. It was a rough year and we are ready to bid it a firm farewell. Gather together with friends, loved ones, and Brooklyn's best burlesque performers at the world famous Bar With The TARDIS to ring out the old and ring in the new. It's an exclusive closed-door private party with tickets capped at 65 people to keep things comfortable. Featuring Burlesque from your host Nasty Canasta, with Amuse Bouche, Logan Laveau, Kita St. Cyr, Pam The Natural, and Penny Wren. Champagne toast at midnight and 1am bagel brunch. (The Way Station, 683 Washington Ave, BK, 9pm doors/10pm show, $40)

DJ: JunXion NYE: A New Dawn Release what was and invite what is to come. Set your intentions and celebrate. Several activated areas and a grand ballroom space for you to explore and enjoy. JunXion is joining forces with some of their dearest collaborators, performers, and musical acts including: BAE, Ecstatic Dance NYC, Evolve and Ascend, ICARUS, Medium Rare NYC, Resonance, SEMA, Thunder Gumbo, Turntables on the Hudson, Wonderwheel Recordings, and more to be announced. All information will be released to ticket holders. (The Williamsburg Hotel, 96 Wythe Ave, BK, 9pm-4am, $60)

MUSIC/FOOD/DJ: Planetarium NYE/Mister NYE Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter will be joined by Douglas Sherman for this immersive experience dedicated to the music they love that’s not for the dancefloor. Buffet-style dinner is included in the ticket, drinks will be available at the bar all night, and they'll have all the other creature comforts you might otherwise need inside so you never have to leave the bubble they’re creating. Bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you’d like to make yourself comfortable. Lie on the floor, stretch out on the couch, pull up a chair and get lost in music. An important note: Planetarium works best when everyone keeps their voice down. Planetarium guests are invited to stay for Mister New Year’s Eve, the annual New Year’s dance party. (Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave, BK, 7pm-8:30pm dinner/8:30pm-12:30am music/12:30am-6am party, $75/$40 dance party only)


PARTICIPATORY: 114th Annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club Plunge
All swimmers should meet at the no later than noon so you can get your wristband to participate. This year's plunge will raise funds for the Coney Island community to create a more sustainable and cleaner environment as well as improve quality of life for residents. (1pm, Boardwalk & Stillwell Avenue for swimmer wristband, FREE-$25)


MUSIC: Ghost Train Orchestra’s “Book of Rhapsodies II” Release Party Brian Carpenters Ghost Train Orchestra celebrates the release of their new CD with two live sets. This show marks the first live performance with the 6-person choir who sang on both volumes of Book of Rhapsodies. (Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Circle, 7:30pm & 9:30pm sets, FREE)


WORD: Real/Fake Science Fourth Edition Gather together in a lovely bar appropriately decorated with artifacts and books from all corners of the academic world, and prepare to be regaled with tales of real and fake science, recounted by knowledgeable presenters hailing from a range of scientific disciplines. Participants at the event will have the chance to compete for the distinction of "Most Discerning," as well as stickers and prizes (Caveat, 21 A Clinton St, 7pm, $25, 21+)

PERFORMANCE: Very Bauhaus and Pierrot Assassin of His A Wife Is it a film or a play? The production is an Expanded Cinema Theatrical Dance piece, inspired by The Triadic Ballet by Oskar Schlemmer of the School of Bauhaus. It experiments with 16mm film intertwined with dance, large abstract costumes & mimes. That of which a mime can only express through their face, a shape can only express through movement. The idea is to express emotion into it’s purest forms, without dialogue. The Expanded Cinema element of this performance is a first-time attempt at a triple-projection shot on a Bolex, edited on a Steenbeck and projected on 16mm film. This illustrious evening will begin with Gina Murdock's short piece: Pierrot Assassin of His A Wife. (The Glove, 885 Lexington Ave, BK, 8pm-9:30pm, $tbd)

FEST: Under the Radar Festival 12 days, 26 shows, 5 venues. A festival tracking new theater from around the world. Over the last 14 years, this fest has presented over 229 companies from 42 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public's mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater. Continues next week. (thru 1/15, multiple locations, see site for details)

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PUPPETS: A Hunger Artist - Pay-What-You-Can deadline: 1/1/18 A man sits alone in a cage, starving himself for your entertainment. This darkly comic, visually-striking adaptation of the Franz Kafka short story uses physical theater, Victorian miniatures, puppetry, and a set of simple props to support a powerhouse solo performance. Sinking Ship productions are offering Pay-What-You-Can tickets if purchased before Jan. 1st. Performances 1/10-1/16 (The Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th St, see site for details, $25-$35/pay-what-you-can)


FILM/WORD: Happy Henson Holidays A series of holiday-themed Henson programs ranging from classic adaptations, TV specials, and more. It includes 25th anniversary screenings of The Muppet Christmas Carol and a 40th anniversary screening of Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas with Marilyn Sokol (Ma Otter) in person to present outtakes from the special. (thru 12/31, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave, QNS, see site for details, $7-$15)

ART: Intertwined Intertwined is a group exhibition of twelve female artists working in sculpture and installation happening in a 7,000 sq foot space. Curated by Christina Massey and Charlotte Mouquin, this exhibition brings together artists that represent the interwoven tapestries of art and life. Each artist utilizes unique materials in individual ways igniting a sense of discovery and intrigue as one realizes the process, materials and individual methods of each individual artist and finding the connective thread from one piece to the other. (thru 1/5, Chashama, 470 Vanderbilt Ave, BK, see site for details, FREE)

ART/PERFORMANCE: New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show Crafted miniatures of New York City’s built environment, all made entirely out of plant parts. The Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and Yankee Stadium are among the 150 landmarks that form a fantastically rendered city landscape built from seeds, bark, leaves and twigs. This year the train show showcases Midtown Manhattan’s famous skyscrapers with new replicas of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, 30 Rockefeller Center and St. Bartholomew’s Church. Other events coinciding with the train show include a cappella performances, classical music concerts, a poetry reading and activities for kids. (Thru 1/12, The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, BX, $10-$23/FREE to NY residents Wed all day & Sat 9am-10am)


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