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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!

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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Vendor Fair With Free-Range Cupid!

Shake off your lonesome winter blues and get your crafting scissors ready, because you never know what manner of comely suitors await deserving of your best handmade Valentine at ye Old-Timey Valentine’s Market on Sunday, February 12 (1-7PM). RSVP here!
We will be bringing it back to a rosy, nostalgia-tinged time of yore. Our annual Valentine’s Market will be held at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St), once the home of the largest rope manufacturer in the U.S. and now beautifully restored to its pre-war glory.

Whether you’re single, attached, or can’t really say, come imbibe Prohibition-era cocktails and vintage jazz tunes — or just mix and mingle as you shop for yourself, your friends, or your beloved.

As always, we’ll be offering plenty of free, fun activities in addition to a judiciously selected panel of amazing local vendors.

As always, we’ll have a photo booth in full swing too: think giant paper cut-outs, crafty roses, and old-timey chandeliers. Check out our Street Love photo booth photos from our last Valentine’s Market.

Don’t forget to stop by the bar for a Prohibition-era Bee’s Knee’s cocktail made with Brooklyn Gin. Palinkerie will also be providing a delicious assortment of Hungarian wine, and Greenpoint Beer & Ale will have all hands on deck as well (or at least enough hands to provide two different kinds of beers).

Jazz trio Andrew’s Tiger will be regaling the masses with their instruments. Swing dancers welcome!

And just in case you thought this was all hearts and roses, a few members of the Women’s March NYC Chapter will swing by with postcards and art — proceeds will go toward the cause.

Preview our vendors!

Lastly, never fear, because Cupid is here. Check him out at the last Valentine’s market!…

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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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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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New York: THE SALON: Playboy Swings – an Antique Cocktail Party

October 2 from 7pm Playboy Club recreation party at the Players Club. Description of the party-for-pay at Best Events NY:

An exclusive Antique Cocktail party celebrating the Playboy Clubs of the 1960’s with live music, DJs, classic burlesque, bunnies, and antique cocktails (made from unopened vintage bottles of 1960s spirits), in honor of the book release of “PLAYBOY SWINGS: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music” by Patty Farmer and Will Friedwald.

Our “Mansion” is the beautiful & historic olde-world private club, The Players. Like each Playboy Club of the era, guests receive a key upon arrival and have three rooms to frolick, dance and imbibe – THE PLAYPEN, THE LIVING ROOM, and THE LIBRARY. …

Dancing, Burlesque, and Live Music

* Matthew Piazzi and The Debonairs (8:30-11:45pm)
1950’s & 1960’s Doo Wop, 50’s pop, Rhythm & Blues and Soul, vocalist Mr. Piazzi was also a Top 10 Finalist on “America’s Got Talent”

* DJs Jack Fetterman & Gina of the Jungle
Spinning music of the 1950s and 60’s including Exotica, Bachelor Pad, Electrolounge, Bossa Nova, and similarly sultry soundtracks.

classic burlesque by
* Gal Friday
* Hazel Honeysuckle
* VooDoo Onyx

* Vintage GoGo Dancing Bunnies!
* BUNNY HOP lesson by Bunny Voon!

Lounging and Live Music

* Alexis Cole – pianist & singer
* Eric Yves Garcia – pianist & singer

Conversation, Cabaret and Live Music

* Playboy Swings Panel Discussion (7:30-8:15pm)
Moderated by preeminent Jazz scholar and co-author of PLAYBOY SWINGS, Will Friedwald will discuss with special guests the Playboy Clubs and how they influnced the music and culture of the era.

* The Hef-Tones (9:00pm-12:15am)
An all star band playing music of the era including Jazz, Soul, Broadway, Cabaret, The Great American Songbook, and more featuring Jon Weber on piano, Thomas Beckham on vibes, and more.

guest vocalists:
* Lianne Marie Dobbs
* Christine Pedi Show Biz
* Brianna Thomas


* Velvetina Taylor
* Karina Libido

guest bartenders mixing the Antique Cocktails
DAMON DYER – Clover Club, Rum House, Flatiron Lounge

In addition to the Antique Bar, a full ‘regular’ bar will be serving on each floor all night. No food will be served at this event.

Following our sold out MAD MEN party last Spring, we’re offering a classic cocktail menu made from unopened bottles of vintage 1960’s liquor – the same stash used as props on the set of MAD MEN (and purchased directly from the props department by Edgar Harden of Old Spirits Company). The cocktail menu is designed based on drinks served at the early Playboy Clubs. In addition to these full-size antique cocktails, straight pours of select antique spirits will also be available neat or on the rocks.

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Our Untapped Cities events series has grown quite a bit, thanks to all of you intrepid explorers. While many of our upcoming events are sold out (or awaiting new dates for the waitlisters), we’ve got some new upcoming tours that still have space. From a tour of an authentic Prohibition era speakeasy, a tour and tasting at Industry City Distillery, to a visit to the off-limits Woolworth Building, these are just a sampling of what we have in store.

Woolworth Building Tour: April 18th & May 16th

Untapped Cities will be offering readers the chance for intimate, hour-long tour of the normally off-limits Woolworth Building lobby led by Lisa Renz, a preservationist working directly with the archives of the Woolworth Building. In addition to a guided visit through the spectacular lobby, we will also visit the basement level where the bank vault is located and where the former entrances to the subway are. Other locations, as seen on previous Untapped Cities tours, will be dependent on building access on the particular day. Untapped Cities works directly with the tour guides to provide additional access not necessarily available on regular tours of the building. Following the tour, we will lead guests to an optional cocktail hour at the historic Tiny’s. Buy Tickets

Tour and Tasting Behind the Scenes at Industry City Distillery: Saturday, April 25th at 2pm

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Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Industry City Distillery in Brooklyn, New York City’s only vodka distillery and learn how they craft their Industry Standard beet sugar vodka. Get an insider view of their bio-lab, workshop and stills, with a tour led by Industry City Distillery staff. After, get a tasting of the vodka in the Industry City tasting beakers and take in the uninterrupted views of lower Manhattan, Midtown, Governors Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Guests will get to keep the glass beakers from the tour.
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Tour and Cocktails at Authentic Prohibition-Era Speakeasy: May 9th, 3pm

Join us for our next Untapped Cities event with a tour and cocktail at an authentic Prohibition era speakeasy in the East Village. The speakeasy, still being used as a bar and theater, retains the original wood bar, access to original mafia escape tunnels, and the safes where $2 million dollars were found by Lorcan Otway, the founder of the Museum of the American Gangster, and his father.

The tour guide from the Museum of American Gangster will give us a walkthrough of the museum and speakeasy remnants that will conclude with a vintage cocktail at the bar. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum.

Sign up for the waitlist for our tours of Brooklyn Kings Theatre, the Remnants of Penn Station, Exploration of Dead Horse Bay and more here.…

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The Butterfly, a restaurant in Tribeca, is tailored to look and taste “mid-century modern”. (The middle of the 20th Century, otherwise known as the Mad Men era.) The menu of main dishes and cocktails were selected as evocative of mid-century middle-America, but much like the TV show Mad Men, both the restaurant’s carefully orchestrated ambiance and its high-end riffs on traditional cocktails, and entrees, replete with exotic ingredients, are an improvement on the truth.

According to Tasting Table e-newsletter, Michael White’s The Butterfly lands in Tribeca, “(Michael) White has infused the space with a stylish take on his Wisconsin memories (and a retro-delicious menu of patty melts and sundaes to match), while cocktail whiz Eben Freeman turns those reminiscences into 10 easy-drinking beverages.

It’s not just the drinks that make The Butterfly a destination: A big dash of Midwestern nice seems to have gone to the entire staff’s heads. The waiters are genuinely friendly, the soundtrack is extra-snappy, and shrimp toast ($12) with sweet-and-sour sauce is especially gratifying.”
The Butterfly
225 W. Broadway

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I only discovered Friday Night Bites belatedly, having missed the previous event in the series, and the artesian market which preceded both events. However, I have to salute the New York Historical Society and Morris Kitchen for coming up with a free tasting of vintage cocktails as a tie-in with an exhibition featuring photos and artifacts of the jazz age, while selling the rhubarb syrup (an essential ingredient of The Flamingo, the featured cocktail) in the gift shop. Though actually making it yourself is not nearly as fiddly a business as with some mixed drinks; no “jiggers”, “drams”, or “grains” of things to contend with (Morris Kitchen’s representatives helpfully gave out a recipe card), I cannot help but wonder about its authenticity: matters are confused by the fact that there are several different drinks called “the Flamingo”, with several variant combinations of fruit juice, soda, syrup, and rum, vodka, brandy, Cointreau and sloe gin (the “pink flamingo”), triple sec and alize red passion liqueur…but none of these others call for rhubarb syrup.

Taste of New-York History
Taste of New-York History: Friday Night Bites with Morris Kitchen
Fri, June 21st, 2013 | 6:00 pm

A Taste of New-York History is a carefully curated collection of specialty foods by local independent producers available in the Museum Store. The choice selection exemplifies a farm-to-table ethos and contributes to the larger story of American History told at the New-York Historical Society. Friday Night Bites is a new series of evening events, free to the public, to be held in the New-York Historical Society Museum Store. On select Friday Nights we’ve invited local food makers to come and tell the story of their business, their food making process and to offer tastes of foods and drinks made using their creations.

To RSVP, please e-mail bites@nyhistory.org

Morris Kitchen

Morris Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, maker of fine beverage flavor syrups, was started by brother and sister Tyler and Kari Morris in 2009. Kari came to New York to organize art fairs and events and since then has been involved in programs with City Harvest, Citizen Schools, and most recently teaching kids and adults about local produce and healthy eating habits. Tyler, previously sous chef in some of New York City’s notable restaurants, is well educated in seasonal ingredients and sustainable farming. The Morrises of Morris Kitchen will bring their spirited flavored syrups and soothing summer mixology skills on the evening of the Museum’s Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York exhibition opening.…

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8:30 – 11:30pm

Join us at Smith Street’s swankiest “Speak”, from the proprietors of Manhattan’s fabled Flatiron Lounge. Champion, well-groomed bartenders will stir up your favorite old-time cocktails, whether it’s a Ramos Fizz or a real Whiskey Sour.

Fresh bitters, black cherries, and even the long forgotten essential ingredient to a true cocktail, the egg, are among the charms to be found.

Tasty gourmet bar food menu.

Cozy up with the Quartet in a handsome leather booth, for Brooklyn’s most sublime evening out. (Room to dance, but keep it a secret.)

Clover Club
210 Smith Street, between Butler and Baltic
F or G to Bergen

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