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Aug ,2013

From Time Out New York:

The MTA’s early-20th-century trains are brought back to life today. Step on board a long-retired IRT subway car circa World War I for this trip to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. A three-hour stopover in the park will give you a chance to check out Van Cortlandt House Museum, John Kieran Nature Trail and other amenities.

Date Time Price information
Sun Aug 25 2013
$50, children 2–17 $25, members $20–$35
Meet at NYC Transit Museum

Boerum Pl

Cross Street:

at Schermerhorn St
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Venue website:
Opening hours:

Tue–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat, Sun 11am–5pm

Subway: A, C, F, R to Jay St–MetroTech; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall

$7, seniors and children 2–17 $5; Wednesdays seniors free

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While only five talented actors take the stage to portray this famed cross-continent adventure, an endless cast of characters in “Around the World in 80 Days” paints a vivid picture of life in the Victorian era. Two-hour adaptation of Jules Verne’s book of the same name.
Performed in the evenings Tuesday through Sunday, with weekend matinees
Held in the recently updated New Theater at 45th Street

The New Theater
at 45th Street
354 W 45th St (Bet 8th and 9th Ave)
New York, NY 10036

Tues, Wed, Sun from 12-7pm
& Thurs, Fri, Sat from 12-8pm
(Closed Monday)

“From the wonderfully silly costumes to the ingenious low-tech scenic design — an elephant’s head and trunk are depicted with strategically placed pieces of cloth — this ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ is a trip well worth taking.” – New York Post

Around the World in 80 Days’s Website
Discount on theater ticket sold by LivingSocial

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from TimeOut NY: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Howard & Janet Kagan Productions image

Offer highlights:

Immerse yourself in the world of Tolstoy with this exclusive Time Out offer for 20% off tickets to select Saturday performances of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, which includes a family-style feast and libations.

This heartbreakingly gorgeous and wickedly sharp electropop opera based on Tolstoy’s masterpiece War and Peace is set in a glamorous Moscow club. Transport yourself with a unique theatrical event that’s a blend of romance, music and comedy, and “feels like a party from start to end,” according to Time Out New York.

Head to Kazino for food, drinks and theatricals, set in the elegance of tsarist Russia, when lovers communicated by letters and the night sky was set ablaze by the Great Comet of 1812. Your ticket price includes an elegant family-style meal with tasty Russian delicacies. Also included is your choice of one drink (including Bloody Mary, mimosa, wine, or vodka shot). Additional drinks are available for purchase.

Performance schedule:

Saturday, August 17 at 5:30pm
Saturday, August 24 at 5:30pm
Check back for more dates to be announced soon.

Need to know:

Once you’ve purchased this offer, you will receive an email with your Time Out Offers voucher within 1 business day with instructions on how to redeem.
Voucher is valid only for performance shown. All sales are final. Nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Must be 21+ with a valid ID to drink. In order to sit as a group, party members must buy tickets collectively. Patrons who purchase tickets individually risk being seated separately.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before show time.

439 W 13th St, New York, NY, 10011…

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Mon 08 2013 , by


ENIGMA – part social theatre and part history mystery (think The DaVinci Code!) – allows audience members to embark on a journey into the heart of Brooklyn Heights, armed with a map and tasked with searching for a celebrated esoteric mystery writer.

Along the way, audiences encounter dynamic talismans of the neighborhoods’ past that ultimately provide them with clues – from an encounter with the ghost of a famed Victorian-era Brooklyn clairvoyant to stumbling upon an Arthur Miller-era Marilyn Monroe on the stoop of the gorgeous Willow Street home that was the site of their torrid love affair.

Throughout the performance, audiences uncover some of Brooklyn’s most celebrated heroes, enlightened with the aid of a refreshing themed cocktail (complimentary with admission) from an exotic Henry Street restaurant, and simultaneously discover the hidden symbols that live within the architecture of Brooklyn Height’s grand homes, magnificent churches, and promenades.

Tickets are $60.00 each; price includes a beverage.

• The show lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers 1.1 miles. There are no intermissions.

• Every half hour, groups of up to 10 people begin their quest. If your group is larger than 10, please e-mail us at: .

• You will receive directions to the exact meeting place when you purchase your tickets.

• ENIGMA will run Friday, Saturday and Sundays from noon to 4:30 PM from the end of June to the end of October.…

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The Skyscraper Museum

URBAN FABRIC: Building New York’s Garment District

A FREE EXHIBITION at 1411 Broadway, corner of 40th St.

August 5, 2013 – October 31, 2013

Once home to the largest concentration of skyscraper factories in the world and more than 100,000 manufacturing jobs, New York’s historic Garment District has changed dramatically in the past 50 years, but remains one of the city’s most authentic neighborhoods. Constructed almost entirely in the boom decade from 1921-1931, the “Art Deco” district contains more than 125 stepped-back “loft” buildings that took the pyramidal forms dictated by the city’s then-new zoning law.

From August 5 through October 31, The Skyscraper Museum is presenting a FREE exhibition on the architecture and urban history of the Garment District in a pop-up space at 1411 Broadway. The installation reprises the exhibition The Skyscraper Museum originated last year in its lower Manhattan gallery. View full record of that exhibit in a virtual format.

The guest curator for the exhibition is Andrew S. Dolkart, the James Marston Fitch Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

For the donation of the retail space at 1411 Broadway, the Museum is grateful to CALLAHAN CAPITAL PARTNERS. For assistance throughout the project, The Skyscraper Museum recognizes the FASHION CENTER BID and its President Barbara Blair Randall.

URBAN FABRIC: Building New York’s Garment District is presented with the generous support of ADAMS & COMPANY, LLC.

The Skyscraper Museum also gratefully acknowledges the support of

URBAN FABRIC was first presented at THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM in lower Manhattan from 7.25.2012 – 2.17.2013. The exhibit was guest-curated by Andrew S. Dolkart, James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University GSAPP.

The Leon Levy Foundation provided major support for the original exhibition.

Installation and graphic design for both the downtown and the Garment District venues were created by COOPER JOSEPH STUDIO.

Thanks to FABRIC CZAR for donating the fabric for the installation.

Urban Fabric is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Urban Fabric is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.…

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Mon 08 2013 , by

Speakeasy Dollhouse

Speakeasy Dollhouse In 1935, Prohibition bootlegger Frank Spano was murdered in the streets of Manhattan. The killer was caught but the case was inexplicably dismissed. Explore staged yet factual scenarios (which Spano’s real-life granddaughter has produced) to unlock details of the crime. Our advice: Follow the action. You don’t want to miss where the (incredibly well-acted) characters will go next in the multi-level Lower East Side space. The first Monday and Saturday night of each month through December; tickets, $55

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Fire jugglers, trapeze artists, opera singers and more will be on hand for this Saturday’s A Night at Niblo’s Garden in front of 19th-century theater legend William Niblo’s mausoleum. (7 p.m.; Cost: $35, Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society members $30, $35 for non-members; Fifth Ave. at 25th St., Brooklyn).
Prizes will be awarded for best period attire and most authentic picnic (think pigeon pies and whiskey punch).
Venue phone: 718-768-7300
Subway: R to 25th St
Event phone: 718-210-3080
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Gemini & Scorpio weekend events: G&S 10th Anniversary / First-ever NYC Steampunk Weekend
Fri-Sun Aug 9-11, $45 weekend pass / $65 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, 21+
$25 adv / $30 door / VIP seating area w/weekend pass only / $15 after 1am*
Sunday, Aug 11, 2-5pm (boarding at 1:30pm sharp) – Steampunk cruise on a Mississippi-style paddleboat The Queen of Hearts, Pier 78, West Side Highway at 38th St, 21+
$20 adv / $25 door / $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
New York gypsy punk accordion vagabonds Amour Obscur
And much more

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.

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. Plus infectious gypsy punk from accordion vagabonds Amour Obscur and special guests from New Orleans, “Russian mafia” band Debauche. The luscious Desert Sin mesmerizes you with their neo-tribal, exotic fusion of dance and theater. The Armored Combat League holds an exhibition of medieval armored combat.…

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From New York Nineteenth Century Society:

A call for VENDORS! (craft and/or costumer) Saturday, August 24th 5-9 pm.

Our dear friends over at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn are commemorating the largest battle of the American Revolutionary War – the Battle of Brooklyn, with a special fundraiser!

They’re hosting a food event for the community at large that will include food and drink inspired by 18th century recipes! The event will connect Brooklyn’s past to Brooklyn’s creative contemporary food culture, as well as highlighting local bands and crafts people.

The vending fee is only $50 and New York Nineteenth Century Society members get an extra $10 discount!

For more info:
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