Jazz Age themed events

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:

Activities & Events Chelsea
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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A Bootlegger’s Tea Party (Sat)
On the afternoon before Valentine’s Day, sip a cocktail and listen to the Prohibition-era classics of street jazz band, Baby Soda Jazz Band, plus the award-winning sounds of pop-rock string quartet, Tribute String Quartet.
$25-35. At the new Landing at Industry City, 220 36th St., Brooklyn, NY. RSVP for free admission here.…

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Return to the 1920’s every Tuesday at Chan’s Parlor. Each week, we kick the night off with Prohibition Hour and a featured classic cocktail for just 35 cents from 7PM to 8PM followed by live jazz and special performances.  The New York Observer reports:

This throwback happy hour will occur every Tuesday from 7 to 8 pm before Chan’s Parlor, the Italian-Asian fusion venue’s weekly evening festivities that feature live music, burlesque, and more entertainment. …

Chan’s Parlor] is the story of New York. It’s the story of this very neighborhood. We decided to host Chan’s Parlor each week because we love that story, our story, and because we want to whisk guests away to an era and a time when things were different,” he added.

Every week, the 35 cent deal will apply to a different classic cocktail.

Customers are encouraged to come to this recurring Tuesday happy hour event in 1920s clothing, but are not obliged to.…

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The Roaring Twenties: A Jazz Age Party McKittrick Hotel; 6pm; $150–$500
Patrons of one of the city’s most iconic genres of music will get to party like it’s 1927 at this bash to launch Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 28th season. Take a spin among fizzy drinks, bouncing tassels and big band performers at this lively celebration.…

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from The Skint e-newsletter:

7pm doors (monthly): wit’s end and the dorothy parker society’s jazz age soirée features live jazz from mike davis and his chicago loopers and wfmu’s michael w. haar playing rarities. cocktail attire, dapper suits, and other vintage wear highly encouraged. free dance lesson at 8:30pm. flute midtown $15.

This performance will take place on April 25th.

According to the Wit’s End website, the Jazz Age jazz dance party recurs regularly:

“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.”…

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FlavorPill’s summary of Jazz Age-themed soiree Shanghai Mermaid:

Editor’s Note
A night at Jazz Age soiree Shanghai Mermaid is the closest anyone can get to stepping back in time. The location alone is worth a ticket: built in 1887 and still used as an exclusive private club, the Down Town Association brims with grand styling that instantly transports the evening into the realm of refinement. Then there’s the outfits, ranging from period-perfect vintage elegance to lavish handmade costumes guests create solely for the event. Entertainment includes live bands, burlesque, and dance, always in line with the night’s theme. This edition takes cues from the vibrant Parisian scene of the 1920s and 30s, when literary and artistic luminaries gathered in salons to change the world. Think surrealism and Charleston and you’re on the right track.
Zoë Leverant

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