6/21 - Make Music New York: Gowanus
Friday, June 21, FREE | Event on Facebook
5-8pm, Thomas Greene Park, 3rd Avenue bet Douglass & Degraw, Gowanus, BK
9pm-2am, MMNY After Dark at Gemini & Scorpio Loft, across street from park - or get address below.
Now in its seventh year, Make Music New York, "the largest music event ever to grace Gotham" (Metro New York), is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer, from 10am to 10pm. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 514 cities around the world Ñ a global celebration of music making. This year, MMNY continues into the night with more than a dozen official After Dark locations throughout the five boroughs.
The park concert starts off with jazz (Kaplan Moffett Merega Trio), then moves into a Latin-influenced funk and dub (Super Hi Fi), and finally to dub on the more heavily electronic side while keeping the Latin and the live performance angle (Drum and Samples). The loft afterparty, across the street, will feature some of our favorite MMNY electronic musicians in a late-night dance party: Sanpo Matsumoto - media artist & electronic musician; DCRK - jazzy electronica; Nicholas Nicholas - nostalgic dream pop; discoBAASSIK - soul/funk/electronica; Khybot - punk and hip hop influenced computer music.
MMNY Thomas Greene Park | Official page
5-5:40pm Kaplan Moffett Merega Trio; 6-6:40pm Super Hi-Fi; 7-7:40pm Drum and Samples.
MMNY After Dark at Gemini & Scorpio Loft | Official page
9pm doors; 10-10:30pm Sanpo; 10:50-11:20pm DCRK; 11:40pm-12:10pm Nicholas Nicholas; 12:30am-1am discoBAASSIK; 1:20-1:40am Khybot.
8/9-11 - G&S 10th Anniversary / First-ever NYC Steampunk Weekend
Fri-Sun Aug 9-11, $50 weekend pass ($45 early bird until 7/15) / $60 VIP weekend pass
5 exclusive 3-day VIP spots via Indiegogo [no other way to get VIP for Fri]
Friday Aug 9, 6:30pm - Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Josie Robertson Plaza & Damrosch Park Bandshell, Columbus Ave & 62nd St, FREE
Saturday Aug 10, 9pm-4am - The Lost Circus (circus meets dark cabaret with a steampunk twist), Irondale Ctr, 85 S Oxford St, Fort Greene, BK
$30 ($25 early bird until 7/15) / $40 with VIP seating area access / $15 after 1am
Sunday, Aug 11, 2-5pm - Steampunk cruise on a Mississippi-style paddleboat The Queen of Hearts, Pier 40, West Side Highway at Houston St
$25 ($20 early bird until 7/15) / $35 with VIP seating area access
For ten years, Gemini and Scorpio have produced some of the most exciting events for New York City's creative set, from wild circus throwdowns to dazzling vintage dance socials to one-of-a-kind Russian baths bashes. The events are often marked by offbeat themes, fantastic costumes, mind-blowing music, burlesque and circus performances, lavish art and decor, and wild dancing into the morning. G&S is particularly unique in bridging the underground and high-culture spheres, and for our 10th Anniversary celebration, we are proud to present the ultimate mash-up of these two worlds, with a steampunk flavor and hand-picked performers traveling to NYC just for this event.
Featuring, over three days:
- Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra
- Edwardian pagan lounge ensemble Rosin Coven (Edwardian Ball co-creators)
- Members of avant-cabaret circus troupe Vau de Vire Society (Edwardian Ball co-creators)
- Brooklyn brass ensemble Hungry March Band
- New Orleans "Russian mafia" band Debauche
- And much more
Fri Aug 9, we take over the plaza and bandshell of Lincoln Center. Fierce punk cabaret rock star Amanda Palmer throws down a killer set with her band The Grand Theft Orchestra and other special guests. Edwardian pagan lounge ensemble Rosin Coven open the stage show. Members of avant-cabaret troupe Vau de Vire Society perform stunning circus acts on the plaza. Our most frequent brass band guest of the past decade, Hungry March Band, brings the brass mayhem.
Sat Aug 10, we present our annual steampunk celebration, The Lost Circus -- featuring for the first time on a shared New York City stage the co-producers and headliners of San Francisco's legendary Edwardian Ball: Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society. We have discussed for years the possibility of The Edwardian Ball in NYC, and this night will finally bridge the East and West coast in steampunk costumed revelry, even as an official Ball is yet to happen. With special guests from New Orleans: "Russian mafia" band Debauche with a late-night dance set of dangerous gypsy punk. DJ Joro Boro brings the dance party, bridging the sounds of a rogue Slavic circus with the dust of Burning Man.
The circus unfolds to live bands and in between, in a 19th century church with soaring ceilings, stained glass windows and wraparound balcony. Stilts, aerial, acrobats, fire and more. Plus: fanciful body art, tarot readings, photo magic booth, and dark and delightful visuals. Specialty potions by The House of St Eve (T.H.O.S.E. drinks...), including absinthe and other delights.
Sun, Aug 11, we roam the river on a three-level Mississippi-style paddleboat, joined by Hungry March Band and other ridiculously fun acts.
Lost Circus dress code: Dark cabaret, traveling circus, steampunk Victorian, neo-tribal, funky formal, desert wanderer, Edward Gorey, Tim Burton, Mad Max, City of Lost Children. Effort required. Stilts & characters welcome. (For the other events, theme dress encouraged but not required.)
Press reviews: "Take a Tim Burton film. Now make it darker (if possible) and sexier (yes, please)...in a stroke of maniacal genius, [G&S] are bringing steampunk fantasy to life" - The Village Voice. "A late-night extravaganza...where the big top and cabaret collide" - The New York Post. "Grown-ups can mingle with fire-breathers and live out their big top fantasies " - TimeOut NY
Call for participation: We're looking for art, vendors, performers and experiences. Get in touch with us if you would like to participate in this over-the-top event.
Lost Circus is our annual celebration of steampunk & circus. Photos: http://bit.ly/LC_flickr Hi-res photos for press: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/photos/hi-res
Lincoln Center Out of Doors is sponsored by Bloomberg and Bank of America.