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Jazz Age

Don’t know how “Jazz Age” or Burlesque the actual performance is, but McKitterick Hotel is itself from a bygone era, and there’s the “1930s train car”. A Gilt City discount voucher for the current performances is available:

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Whether you’re dining in the 1930s train car, on the twinkling rooftop garden, or jumping straight into the infamous “Sleep No More” performance, you’re sure to expect a night unlike any other.
About the performance:

Described as “thrilling, mind-bending… [u]nlike anything you’ve ever seen,” by the New York Post, “Sleep No More” has been delighting New York audiences since 2011. The interactive play, produced by Emursive and award-winning London theater company Punchdrunk, presents a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” through a film noir lens. Set at the fictional McKittrick Hotel (a former industrial space in West Chelsea), the experience begins in the Manderley Bar, where audience members are given masks and instructed to remain silent throughout the show. From there, they’re transported via elevator to one of the hotel’s five floors and let loose for the next few hours.

Wander through a cemetery, insane asylum and doctor’s office or follow an actor from scene to scene, taking in interpretive pantomime and dance sequences. Since you choose your own path through the story, your experience will be entirely unique. There’s no way of telling just what may happen.

What we love

  • Esteemed chefs Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr (Balthazar, Minetta Tavern) have taken over the McKittrick Hotel for the summer with the “Club Car,” a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
  • Seated inside a 1930s style train car-turned-restaurant, you’ll enjoy a surf-and-turf prix fixe menu that boasts flavors from old French and New York steakhouses with seafood inspirations from New Orleans.
  • Start off with doughy Parker House rolls and crudités before the main event of the dinner: a dry-age boneless rib-eye topped. The “surf” part of the meal changes daily and can range from scallops with romesco butter to soft shell crab.
  • Finish the decadent meal with a citrusy lemon chiffon cake or chocolate caramel tart and take in the dimly lit ambiance.

What to know

  • Redeem by Thu 08/31/17
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Must be 21+ to consume alcohol; valid government ID required
  • Valid Thursday – Saturday
  • To view menu, please click here
  • Reservations are required and subject to availability; please book in advance of desired date
  • Gratuity is not included; we recommend tipping on the full value of service(s)
  • Tax is not included and will be charged upon redemption
  • Vouchers cannot be combined for multiple services
  • Offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions
  • Voucher may be used to obtain the discount until August 31, 2017; after this date, the voucher is valid for the amount paid for five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law
  • Photo credits: Jenny Anderson (Slides 1 and 4), DrielyS (Slide 2), Conor Harrigan (Slides 3 and 5) and Giafrese (Slide 6)

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1920’s Gatsby Themed Party With late 2000s Quiet Clubbing Technology

This is going to be a very special night because for the first time we’re going to step into the 1920’s world of the Great Gatsby. We’ll be making everything a sign of the times, so costumes are of course fully encouraged, being that the only thing that won’t be 1920’s style, will be those glowing headphones on top of our heads. This is going to be a great night, with 3 DJ’s to help is rock the night away, so if you’re going to be out, this is definitely the place to be!

Your 3 Channels will be / Your 3 DJs will be spinning:
DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 hits, Dance, Pop with a mix of 1920’s Party Music Remixes and Electro Swing!
DJ 2 (Red):  The best of 80’s & 90’s, and 2K music!
DJ 3 (Blue): Hip-Hop, R&B

What the night includes:
Quiet Events Headphones
Glow in the Dark Gear
3 Live DJs battling for your attention

Special Notes:
Tickets are limited, so act fast!
This party is going on rain or shine.
Age Restriction: 21+

WHAT YOU NEED
You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process, nothing will get held or charged on site to your card. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event.

HOW IT WORKS
When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ’s with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ as you. It’s super social; just lower the volume or take the headphones off to talk to that girl or guy. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!

HOW IT WORKS
***Bring a credit or debit card for the check-in process*** When you arrive you’ll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ as you. It’s super social; just lower the volume or take the headphones off and talk to that girl or guy. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave. At the end of the night, be sure to return your headphones as there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card if headphones don’t come back.

Never been to a Quiet Clubbing Event? Watch our YouTube video to learn why everyone is talking about it.

Location 440 9th Ave,Manhattan,New York 10001
Venue Hudson Station
Time 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM April 8, 2016
Price $5 Super Early I $10 I $15 I $25

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Wit’s End™ presents the Buck and a Quarter Quartet at St. Cloud in the Knickerbocker Hotel, Saturday, March 26, 2016.

This “quartet and a quarter” has made its mission to play forgotten gems—as well as favorites—of the golden age of American popular music. The Buck and a Quarter Quartet also play vintage-inspired originals, all on strings, with some additional instruments like C-melody saxophone, clarinet, temple blocks and bell tree.

Tonight chanteuse—and the party’s hostess—Eden Atencio, the raven-haired beauty with the mischievous smile, will join them. …Wit’s End will be ensconced in St. Cloud—called “New York’s greatest rooftop lounge” with sweeping views of Times Square—sixteen stories above Broadway.

Also on the bill tonight is DJ Mike Will Cut You, New York’s vintage music DJ who plays classic sounds from 80-year old recordings. He is the host of “Ragged But Right” on WFMU Radio and performs at the Jazz Age Lawn Party. The co-sponsor of the party is the Dorothy Parker Society, the drinking club with a book problem.

Tickets:
Early Bird (through March 7): $15
Advance Tickets: $20
Tickets available at the door unless sold-out: $20
Eleven O’Clock Frolic (entry 11pm): $15
Questions? Click here

About the Wit’s End Party:

Doors open at 8:00 pm. At 9:00 pm is a free dance lesson, taught by professional instructors Jeri Lynn Astra and Neal Groothuis. Learn classic steps such as Balboa and Lindy Hop that will be useful once the live music begins. The band begins at 10:00 pm.

Wit’s End serves cocktails made with fresh ingredients and premium spirits following the classic cocktail recipes of the Prohibition Era. St. Cloud will present a classic cocktail menu to transport you back to the speakeasy era, when guests such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Florenz Ziegfeld were on the premises. Table service is available and reservations are highly recommended. After you buy tickets, email Wit’s End to reserve a table at St. Cloud.

About the Wit’s End Pre-Party Dinner:

The pre-party dinner is served at Charlie Palmer at The Knick, on the 4th floor. The pre-fixe dinner menu is $45 for a delicious three-course meal. Wit’s End will have tables reserved beginning at 6:00 pm. (Cost of dinner is separate from the party admission). After you buy tickets, call 212-204-4983 to make a dinner reservation (singles are welcome).

The Wit’s End Dress Code:

Vintage and vintage-inspired clothing is recommended. Gentlemen must wear coat and tie. Not permitted: Denim, tennis shoes, flip-flops, T-shirts, shirts with graphics, tank tops, baseball caps.…

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The Flapper Revolution: An Illustrated Lecture With Mel Gordon, Author of “Voluptuous Panic”

February 11 @ 7:00 pm

| $8

Date: Thursday, Feb 11
Time: 7pm (Tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2490425)
Admission: $8

The story and meaning of the 1920’s Flapper keeps changing. Was the Jazz-Age phenomenon a product of a changing labor market or a reaction against the Puritanical suffragette leaders in league with anti-immigrant and prohibitionist Protestant elite? Was flapperism the harbinger of other sexual revolutions and why did it disappear in the weeks before the Wall Street Crash?

Find out all of these answers and more in Mel Gordon’s illustrated lecture.

Mel Gordon is the author of Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant,Grand Guiginol: Theatre of Fear and Terror, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin, and many other books.Voluptuous Panic was the first in-depth and illustrated book on the topic of erotic Weimar; The lavish tome was praised by academics and inspired the establishment of eight neo-Weimar nightclubs as well as the Dresden Dolls and a Marilyn Manson album. He also teaches directing, acting, and history of theater at University of California at Berkeley.

Details

Date:
February 11
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$8
Event Category:

Venue

Morbid Anatomy Museum
424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

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Phone:
3477991017
Website:
morbidanatomymuseum.org

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Club Wit’s End

On the last Saturday of the month, January through October, come join us in a celebration of Jazz Age culture, cocktails, and dance! Where vintage clothes, classic drinks, and the hot sounds from the 1920s and 1930s mix. …

Tomorrow (1/30 is the January party, the first Wit’s End party of the New Year)

About the party: Wit’s End presents Michael Arenella, creator and founder of the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island, at the debut party at St. Cloud in the Knickerbocker Hotel, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. The party is at the Knickerbocker Hotel, 6 Times Square, opened by the legendary John Jacob Astor IV on the corner of Forty-second Street and Broadway. After a 95-year break, it reopened in early 2015 to glowing reviews. Wit’s End will be ensconced in St. Cloud–called “New York’s greatest rooftop lounge” with sweeping views of Times Square–sixteen stories above Broadway.

Also on the bill tonight is DJ Mike Will Cut You, New York’s vintage music DJ who plays classic sounds from 80-year old recordings. He is the host of “Ragged But Right” on WFMU Radio and performs at the Jazz Age Lawn Party. The hostess is glamorous showgirl Kita St. Cyr, channeling Mae West, Yma Sumac, and a dash of Lili St. Cyr. The co-sponsor of the party is the Dorothy Parker Society, the drinking club with a book problem.

Ticket Prices:

$15.00: in advance online via Brown Paper Tickets (entry 8 pm)
$20.00: at the door
$15.00: 11 O’Clock Frolic (entry 11 pm) at the door
Must be 21 to attend.

About the Wit’s End Party:

Doors open at 8:00 pm. At 9:00 pm is a free dance lesson, taught by professional instructors Jeri Lynn Astra and Neal Groothuis. Learn classic steps such as Balboa and Lindy Hop that will be useful once the live music begins. The band begins at 10:00 pm. Table service is available and reservations are highly recommended. After you buy tickets, call 212-204-4980 to reserve a table at St. Cloud.

Follow on Instagram and Twitter @clubwitsend @stcloudnyc. On Facebook: facebook.com/clubwitsend and facebook.com/theknickNYC. Follow #clubwitsend #stcloudNYC

About the Wit’s End Pre-Party Dinner:

The pre-party dinner is served at Charlie Palmer at The Knick, on the 4th floor. The pre-fixe dinner menu is $45 for a delicious three-course meal. Wit’s End will have tables reserved beginning at 6:00 pm. (Cost of dinner is separate from the party admission). After you buy tickets, call 212-204-4983 to make a dinner reservation (singles are welcome).

The Wit’s End Dress Code:

Vintage and vintage-inspired clothing is recommended. Gentlemen must wear coat and tie. Not permitted: Denim, tennis shoes, flip-flops, T-shirts, shirts with graphics, tank tops, baseball caps.

Follow on Instagram and Twitter @clubwitsend @stcloudnyc. On Facebook: facebook.com/clubwitsend and facebook.com/theknickNYC. Follow #clubwitsend #stcloudNYC

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Jazz Age Tea Dance

General Admission for One $50 via Gilt City voucher

Includes

  • General admission for one to Jazz Age Tea Dance on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Webster Hall from 3–7 PM
  • Tea service
  • Cash bar and light fare available for purchase at food cart promenade
  • What we love

    • This annual summer celebration on Governors Island gets a wintry twist for the first time on December 13.
    • The Jazz Age Tea Dance will take over the Grand Ballroom of Webster Hall for an afternoon of tea, Foxtrot and more.
    • Sip a wide spread of both traditional and exotic teas, or pick up tea sandwiches from the food cart promenade. There’s also a full cash bar, if you’re looking for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
    • After a dance lesson, you’re sure to spend the rest of the day kicking your heels up to the tune of Michael Aranella and his Dreamland Orchestra.

    What to know

    • Redeem on: Sunday, December 13, 2015
    • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
    • Must be 21 or over to attend and consume alcohol; valid government ID required
    • Purchaser names entered at check out will be provided to vendor for fulfillment purposes
    • Offer is final sale, non-transferable and non-refundable
    • Offer cannot be combined with other offers and promotions
    • Gilt City vouchers may not be combined for multiple services
    • If purchasing as a gift and need to change name of attendee, please call Gilt City Customer Service (877) 280-0541 within 72 hours of event to change name on guest list
    • Voucher is redeemable only at the event; after the event date, the voucher expires and has no redeemable value
    • Where:
      125 East 11th Street

      New York, NY 10003

      Selected by The New York Times as one of the most memorable events of 2011 and 2012, the Jazz Age Lawn Party has become a quintessential summer experience in New York City. This December, the party returns a few months early to warm our spirits with the first-ever Jazz Age Tea Dance. Taking place at historic Webster Hall, the event features live music from Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, as well as other magical acts. Enjoy a spread of exotic teas, or head to the cash bar for something stronger. There will also be traditional finger sandwiches and other bites on hand. Hit the ballroom floor for a dance lesson, than twirl, Foxtrot and swing the winter afternoon away.

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Gelber and Manning Return for 7th Annual Black Cat Masquerade

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 in NYC, come to Wit’s End™ for the 7th Annual Black Cat Masquerade and drink Prohibition era cocktails and celebrate the Jazz Age with music from Gelber and Manning!

Come in your best vintage or vintage-inspired attire—Halloween costumes too–to drink specialty cocktails and dance to jazz age songs in an authentic 1920s speakeasy. Our party is at Flute, 205 W. 54th Street, formerly Texas Guinan’s Club Intime! Advance tickets here!

Our hostess is the glamourous Kita St. Cyr! Spinning vintage phonograph discs is DJ Mike Will Cut You. Our co-sponsor is the Dorothy Parker Society, the drinking club with a book problem.

Black Cat Masquerade

About this month’s live band: Gelber & Manning is a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, in addition to performing original songs. Gelber & Manning can be found performing as a duo act or with their band at New York’s hottest vintage events. They can also be seen in the hit web series Gintown, which features performances by their band and an original score. Music from their first album is featured in the Alvin Ailey ballet “Uptown.“ They recently released their second album, Moonlight Picnic, and are currently working on a musical about Storyville, New Orleans, entitled Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep.

TONIGHT!! Our annual Halloween costume contest, with prizes for the best costumes (Jazz Age themes).

Dress code: Jacket and tie, vintage or vintage-inspired, Jazz Age, evening wear, cocktail attire is encouraged!

Just $15 at the door! Advance tickets on sale via Ticketweb.

Table reservations are available and encouraged; telephone Flute Midtown reservation line at 212.265.5169 to reserve a table.

Doors open at 7:00 PM. Free dance lesson at 8:30 with Jeri Lynn Astra Turner-Barnes and Neal Groothuis!

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Denny Daniels’ newsletter for the Museum of Interesting Things has the following information to impart: “As I mentioned, save Sept 13th for the Nautical/Prohibition Speakeasy. This week I got this 16mm film on old sailing boats just for that event! Our collection of vintage 16mm films is over 300 and has nearly every subject. From Nasa to Old cartoons to WW2 footage, circus footage and Bouncing Ball singAlong footage. I even got one vintage film on Arctic Ice and a 1940’s German one on how to make shoes. My dad was a big shoe designer.”…

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A yacht from the 1920s named Kingston is making short “Statue and Skyline” cruises around New York Harbor and tickets are for sale.  If 1920s garb is encouraged and there are any jazz performances of jazz age theme to each sailing, I have no idea. Further info seems to be available only to those who register with the following website:  http://www.goldstar.com/events/brooklyn-ny/brooklyn-statue-and-skyline-cruise-on-yacht-kingston-tickets?aff_sub5=&modal_signup=&test_signup=

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