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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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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:

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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 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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Secret Speakeasy
Prohibition theme!
16mm Short Films, Antiques & Music!
in Soho

Sun Sept 18th
6pm – 10pm

See 16mm vintage short films
Hear original vinyl records
Enjoy actual antiques you can handle and get demonstrated!
Drink and enjoy refreshments!

There will be “nurses” and “doctors” since alcohol is prohibited…unless you have an ailment and require a prescription from the early 1900’s. Choose your ailment
headache, rheumatism, bedwetting or hysteria!

In the spirit of a true Speakeasy
Anything can change so…
Please check this website before leaving.

The Museum of Interesting Things
takes over a Soho loft for a special

16mm movie & music fest & party!

Drinks, music & beautiful visuals!

We will bring items from our vast collection of photography / film / prohibition & music items

All eras of history some over 100 years old!
See Old 16mm circus, animations, vaudeville and more

The Museum has a show featuring
Original
Rare 16mm short films from the
1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s

and you get to pick the films allll night!

Early 1900’s and some 1800’s
Stereoviews and Mutoscope cards!

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New Items click here and let us know


The Loft at Prince Street 177 Prince Street
3rd Floor $10 to help the museum 🙂
Between Thompson & Sullivan street
in Soho NYC 212 274 8757

Advance tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-museum-of-interesting-things-prohibition-secret-speakeasy-tickets-27269075539

 

This is a loungie place….so please let us know
If you have special needs and require seating.

There may be an acoustic performance by
denny daniel of Sofia Run

You are part of a select few receiving this website.
Please only spread to people you know and love!
Yes, the rumors are true, we are shooting part of
a pilot for a possible show at the gig. smile 😉
and we will have free ORIGIN magazines there for the early birds thanks to DJ Spooky

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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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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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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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