Space available in our building!
Starting Sep 1, you can get space in the building that houses the Gemini & Scorpio Loft, and in the loft itself. New studio rooms have been built out on the first floor, and we reserved the largest ones to share as office, storage and craft space. Ideally we'd like to see them split between 2-3 performing arts groups and bundled with rehearsal and show bookings upstairs, but we're also open to individual co-working and co-crafting shares. Learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/GS_office. Or, to get your own space, see http://www.bandspacesny.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.
9.10 - Downton to Deco Weekend: Swing House
Sat, Sep 10, 9pm-late / dance class 9:30pm
$20 until 1am ($50 with Victorian Tea on Sun) / $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 foxtrot dance class by Brooklyn Swings (who teach at our loft every Monday night): foxtrot was the hottest dance to come out of the 1910s, and existing to this day as a popular dance form. Live music until 1am. As we wait for the band, you'll be entertained by the ragtime piano of Isaac Tetenbaum. Burlesque fabulousness during and between band sets, by the "hysterical" Victorian Beelzebabe and Deco darling Dandy Dillinger. Sweet remixed vintage beats after, until the dancing is done.
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.
About Downton to Deco weekend: Celebrating a delightful decade of decadence (1915-1925) with a weekend of vintage dress-up and entertainment, inspired by Downton Abbey. Food, drinks, music, dancing, costumes. Details TK. Participation welcome. Saturday: Swing House, a ragtime speakeasy in a secret Brooklyn loft. Sunday: Grand Victorian Garden Tea, a proper turn-of-century tea party, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. See below for Victorian Tea details.
9.11 - Downton to Deco Weekend: The Grand Victorian Garden Tea
Sunday, Sep 11, 4-8pm, $40 ($50 with Swing House on Sat), 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 be back to create Downton-inspired treats from antique recipes.
Dress code: 1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please. 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. All guests will have access to the museum as well as garden. In case of rain, outdoor covering provided.
About Downton to Deco weekend: Celebrating a delightful decade of decadence (1915-1925) with a weekend of vintage dress-up and entertainment, inspired by Downton Abbey. Food, drinks, music, dancing, costumes. Details TK. Participation welcome. Saturday: Swing House, a ragtime speakeasy in a secret Brooklyn loft. Sunday: Grand Victorian Garden Tea, a proper turn-of-century tea party, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. See above for Swing House details.