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Battle of Prohibition Cocktails. NYC Top Cocktail Mixologists Face Off! Join the Party!

We’re taking over an entire lower east side hot spot Casa Mezcal for this party.

Location

86 Orchard St

Caza Mezcal

New York, NY 10002

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Bring your best 1920s look! Dressing up is encouraged.

Last call to celebrate Summer and it’s your last chance to get in on the most epic summer event in New York City. For one last hurray to summer, we’re highlighting a must see event: a Speakeasy style bartender battle thrown by Postcard, your way to uncover NYC in a new way. It’s New York’s sizzling app that shows you all the hottest venues and events around you, live…

PLEASE NOTE: While it is a free event, and you don’t need to buy any tickets (you do need to rsvp), we are currently closing in on the exciting new version of Postcard app and would value your feedback.

Please note that you do need to have Free Postcard app installed to join in this event. This will be main part of your admission ticket, you will show postcard app on your phone. (you can install the app for free at itunes)

Here are the 2 steps you will need to do before the event:

For Iphone: Install postcard app (it’s free, get it here). Now just RSVP on Eventbrite, and you are ready for the party!

For Android: If you don’t have iphone, bring a friend (who needs to follow step 1) who does and you both get in! (make sure to rsvp either you or your friend)

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Which mixologist will make the better Prohibition cocktail?

Try them both and be the judge.

The Postcard app has been a leading source of all the best nightlife spots since their launch this July, and they’re sending off summer in style. Already the app has been used by top influencers, instagrammers, and even celebrities in NYC. If you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely should.

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“My friends and I like to go where the people are and the app always shows us exactly where to go to have the best night out”

– Tamara Zhukova, NYC Fashion Model (in the photo above)

The Prohibition era was full of fun and revelry, the roaring twenties, flapper girls, post war partying, and of course, secret drinking at speakeasies aka “juice joints”. So it’s not surprising that today’s cocktails get their heaviest influence from this era, and liquors like gin, rye, and scotch have made a comeback in a big way.

This event’s two featured liquors, gin and scotch, have a special Prohibition history behind them.

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Both were touted as industrial alcohols. Bootleggers with chemists on staff would strip away the denaturant (the dangerous stuff) in industrial high school lab ethanol, add colors and spices, and label it as premium European scotch or gin. Lucky for us, at this event we get to enjoy the real deal with all the fun, wild, and creative flavors that made these cocktails great!…

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The Grand Neptune Ball

Open Bar. Live Band. High Seas. (A Fundraiser.)

A celebration on the historic Waterfront Museum Barge –  a boat and nonprofit that is raising funds for renewed arts and education programs after our Superstorm Sandy refit.

Join us for free local fare and spirits! And for the midsummer sunset! Come to dance to live jazz! Come as your most extravagant self! Come support arts and education aboard the historic barge!! Cocktail attire, and any a nod to the maritime 1920s, is encouraged. Music by Steve Oates and the Zac Greenberg Quartet.

The Waterfront Barge
July 22, 2017 at 8-11pm
290 Conover St. Brooklyn, NY
Tickets $50 – $100 (Tax-deductible)

Tickets can be purchased here and at the door.

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Jazz Age Lawn Party: June 10-11 & August 26 -27 2017

“I can’t think of a more delightful way to spend a weekend in the city“

-Bill Cunningham, The New York Times 2014

The Jazz Age Lawn Party is New York City’s original prohibition era inspired gathering. Hosted and conceived by Michael Arenella, the event started as a small gathering of perhaps fifty friends and fans. The event, initially produced by the island, was handed over to Michael in its third year to organize and grow. Under his watch, the event was carefully crafted and nurtured, becoming what is now referred to by The Wall Street Journal as, “the biggest (not to mention the cleanest and most family-oriented) regular event in the ‘Retro Noveau’ movement…” It was at this time that St-Germain joined forces with The Lawn Party, delightfully whetting the whistles of fops and flappers with their refreshing summer cocktails.

Selected by The New York Times as one of the most memorable events of 2011 and 2012, The Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a magical opportunity to travel back in time. Two weekends a year, guests are invited to discover and experience one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.…

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from Pulsd.com:

Flappers and sporting gents alike take a trip back to pre-prohibition New York City at The Fourth Annual NYC Craft Distillers Festival, a speakeasy-style extravaganza taking place at The Bowery Hotel’s spectacular, private, indoor/outdoor events space on Saturday March 25, 2017.

Sample over 60 artisanal spirits from more than 20 of the industry’s premiere craft distilleries with your $59 GA Ticket to Session 1 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm (a $102 value), or $69 GA Ticket to Session 2 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm (a $107 value).

Participating distilleries serving up signature cocktails or neat tastings include Blue Nectar Spirits (Tequila Silver, Tequila Añejo), Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery (Two Sisters Vodka, Sly Fox Gin, Howl at the Moonshine Apple Pie),Harvest Spirits (Core Vodka, Rare Pear Brandy), Riviera Imports (Kind of Blue Scotch Whisky) and many others!

Joining the inventive spirits brands will be ariel swing dancers, burlesque performers and a 1920’s jazz band!

Given how incredible both the event and venue are, you may wish to consider going VIP. Your $89 Session 1 VIP Ticket gets you in at 12:00pm for Session 1 and your $99 Session 2 VIP Ticket gets you in at 6:00pm for Session 2.

During this extra VIP only hour, you’ll have more time to chat with your favorite distillers and they’ll have more time to make you the perfect drink…

LOCATION
Bowery Hotel
335 Bowery
(212) 505-9100

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On Saturday March 25, 2017 the Roaring Twenties come to life once again at The Fourth Annual NYC Craft Distillers Festival, taking place on the second floor ballroom of the stylish Bowery Hotel.

Inspired by the decade of speakeasies, bathtub gin and jazz, the event will showcase artisanal, small-batch spirits from top distilleries like Industry The Manhattan Moonshine Company (Manhattan Moonshine), Philadelphia Distilling (Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Vieux Carre Absinthe), Widow Jane (Widow Jane Bourbon, Applewood Rye Mash) and more.

Chat with the distillers themselves as you sample more than 60 premium spirits, from pear brandy to white blossom vodka to citrus gin.

Two 1920s-style jazz bands will be on hand to provide live music, making for a truly spirited evening.

A list of presenting distillers, and the spirits they will be serving, may be found here.

Your GA Ticket Includes:

  • General Admission to The Fourth Annual NYC Craft Distillers Festival.
  • Take your pick from Session 1 GA (1:00pm until 4:00pm) or Session 2 GA (7:00pm until 10:00pm).
  • Experience over 20 of the industry’s premiere craft distilleries, serving more than 60 premium spirits.

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from Pulsd:

DETAILS

Relive the glamour of the 1920s at the Prohibition Era Cocktail Party, an evening of unlimited craft cocktails taking place under an evocative ambiance at Vanity 59. This mysterious adventure starts at 9:30pm on Friday March 3, 2017.

Grab your $35 Ticket (a $53 value) for admission to this retro-inspired party, that includes an incredible 2 Hour Open Bar offering unlimited classic cocktails from 9:30pm until 11:30pm.

You’ll be drinking 1920s American cocktails such as The Southside (vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, mint), El Presidente (white rum, curcao, dry vermouth, grenadine) and of course, the Old Fashioned (whiskey, angostura bitters, sugar cube); each of which has shaped cocktail culture and continue to be loved today.

A lavish ambiance, live music, endless libations and all-night dancing; it’s time to get down like it’s 1929!

LOCATION
Vanity 59
59 W 21st Street
347-216-3741
THE FINE PRINT
  • May purchase as many tickets as you like for personal use or for gifting.
  • Open Bar runs from 9:30pm until 11:30pm; event runs until 4:00am.
  • Valid only on Friday March 3, 2017.

MERCHANT

Take yourself back to a more elegant bygone era, as the splendor of the Roaring 20s comes to life at The Prohibition Era Cocktail Party at Vanity 59 in the Flatiron District.

This immersive evening starts with 2 hours of unlimited classic cocktails, with some familiar names; Mint Julep & Sidecar and some more exotic ones Mary Pichard (white rum, maraschino liqueur, pineapple juice, grenadine) & Ward Eight (whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, grenadine).

As you sip and savor, you’ll be guided by the mixologists through the history and the birth of these classic cocktails.

The gorgeous decor with tufted red leather banquettes, antique mirrors and a handsome walnut bar adds even more retro mystique to this stylish soiree!

Cheers to that!

Your $35 Ticket (a $53 Value) Includes:

  • Admission to Prohibition Era Cocktail Party on Friday March 3, 2017.
  • 2 Hour Open Bar including handcrafted specialty cocktails from the Prohibition Era from 9:30pm until 11:30pm.
  • Live DJ performance.

Vanity 59’s Website | Prohibition Era Cocktail Party

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On Friday, 1/27 at 7, wear your favorite fedora or your slinkiest sheath and join our gregarious host Marty Albucher (owner/proprietor of Electric Hair, 100 Stuyvesant Pl.) for a fun evening of noir in the neighborhood, inspired by Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” including live jazz by composer/guitarist Nick Semenykhin. Reservations are essential due to limited space!  Please RSVP by 1/26 to sioutloud@yahoo.com  https://soundcloud.com/nicksemenykhin

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On Monday, October 31, West Village craft cocktail lounge Analogue will travel back in time to the 1920s for the exclusive No Password, No Party.

From 8pm-12am on Halloween, Analogue will be transformed into a sultry speakeasy, complete with live jazz and vintage cocktails.

On the menu: Rum-spiked Punch Romaines (the last cocktail served to first class passengers on the famed Titanic before its tragic fate), Rob Roys, Hemingway Daiquiris, Old Fashioneds, French 75s, Rosemary Maple Rickeys, and Sazeracs. Dress like it’s the Roaring Twenties and email events@analogueny.com for the magic words, plus table reservations.

Michael Tulipan / Analogue

There is no cover charge, and all drinks are $15.

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This Halloween, turn back the clocks with a Prohibition inspired theme of bootleggers, gangsters and flappers at exclusive hotspot, Mr. Jones. The fun starts at 9:00pm on Saturday October 29, 2016.

Grab your $19 Ticket (a $35 value) for a Halloween celebration that promises to ooze class and style. Your ticket includes admission, a 1 hour vodka cocktails open bar (9:00pm until 10:00pm) and live DJ spinning the night away.

Located in SoHo right next to the West Village, Mr. Jones is one of downtown’s most highly sought after lounges. With this ticket, you are guarantee entry and your first hour of drinks are on the house.

This is where you want to be for the spookiest night of the year…

LOCATION
Mr. Jones
246 Spring Street
(212) 842-4566

THE FINE PRINT
  • May purchase as many tickets as you like for personal use or for gifting.
  • Open Bar runs from 9:00pm to 10:00pm.
  • Expires on Saturday October 29, 2016.
MERCHANT

Inspired by a well-traveled, well-heeled bon vivant, Mr. Jones, pays homage to the last classic New York City lounges of the 1930s, and caters to the city’s tastemakers at this high-end, timeless venue.

Both the cocktail and food menus are influence by Mr. Jones’ globetrotting escapades and feature flavors and ingredients from around the world. The perfect spot for a Prohibition Themed Halloween Party.

Ladies and gentlemen alike will get to start their evening off with a complimentary 1 hour vodka cocktails open bar. With expert mixologists and state-of-the-art sound and light equipment, this boutique venue is designed for festive drinking and dazzling fun.

Your $19 Ticket (a $35 Value) Includes:

  • Admission to A Prohibition Themed Halloween Party at Mr. Jones.
  • Complimentary 1 Hour Vodka Cocktails Open Bar from 9:00pm until 10:00pm.
  • Live DJ entertainment.

Mr. Jones’ Website | Halloween | Tickets

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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

Event on Facebook | Buy tickets

Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #gsvictorianball

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.

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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 –

Buy tickets | Event on Facebook | Social media: @gemini_scorpio #geminiandscorpio #GSswinghouse

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.…

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