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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…

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:


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!

Vanity 59
59 W 21st Street
  • 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.


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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Jazz Age Tea Dance

General Admission for One $50 via Gilt City voucher


  • 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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New York “Great Gatsby” Night: Champagne, Jazz and Romance in the Roaring 20s (Sat)
Let’s build an absolutely fabulous 1920’s dream and create a golden 1920’s party like no other! Time to throw all the rules out of the window, and mix the metallic up! With the companies of Gatsby, Daisy and Nick, you are about to relive your own version of the Gatsby story!
$40+. The Cellar Bar at Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40th Street. …

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The East Ville Des Folies 2014 Beer & Whiskey Festival event at Webster Hall, Saturday, Jan. 18th, from 2:30 pm to 5:30pm, is reportedly, the  “second annual prohibition themed tasting event”.  From the website:

4 floors of rare Whiskeys and Beers
Location: Webster Hall

Date: Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Time: VIP Session $55: 1:30-2:30 PM
*Early preview tasting.
Exclusive tastings of limited, hard to find editions of brands*

GA Session $45: 2:30-5:30 PM

Dress: 1920s-inspired clothing or cocktail attire


An added attraction will be a sort of pop-up speakeasy and themed photo booth opportunity within the event.  “For a truly immersive experience, step inside the exclusive Speakeasy presented by The Irishman Whiskey in the studio of Webster Hall. Amidst old records and posters from the Prohibition Era, our experienced mixologists will be mixing speciality Irishman cocktails. There will also be a unique photo booth experience. You will have the opportunity to print, share, or email your photos right on the spot.”

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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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