Dances of Vice invites you to set sail on an adventure of seductive espionage around the Hudson and New York Harbor aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner as a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show unfolds against spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty.
This summer's cruise takes place on the second Thursday of each month between June-September, featuring a different theme and cast for each sail:
9/11 CLASSIC FILM NOIR // Starring: Albert Cadabra, Gal Friday, Bettina May, Tansy Tandora, DJ Devon E Levins
6/12 1960s SPY CRUISE // Starring: Donny V, Bettina May, Jenny Rocha, Mr Gorgeous, DJ Devon E Levins (Morricone Youth)
7/10 1920s SAILORS & SIRENS // Starring: Donny V, Medianoche, Rosie Cheeks, Cassandra Rosebeetle, DJ Va Va Voon
8/14 1950s GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD // Starring: Albert Cadabra, Peekaboo Pointe, Anna Evans, Raquel Reed, DJ Vavavoon
Sailing at 9:45PM from Slip 1, Battery Park. Detailed directions here.
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See you on deck!
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
RSVP for a private invitation to our first ladies-only vintage lingerie party at a beautiful, secret location.
Sip a cocktail in your finest crepe du chine, enjoy a classic manicure, and trade beauty secrets with fellow lingerie collectors who share a mutual passion for vintage lace, silk stockings, garters, corsets, bustiers and bloomers.
- Fashion presentation by Doll Eyes at 9pm
- Manicures and nail art by Jessica Tong (Hello Beautiful Salon)
- Vintage hair makeovers by Katie Bickert (Rebel Night)
- Vendors: Maison Murasaki and Doll Eyes
- Live piano by special guest.
- Corset fittings and demonstrations by Lace Embrace Atelier (TBC)
- Boudoir photobooth by Studio Rezin
Limited reservations available.
COSPLAY AFTER DARK: A NYCC Mirror Universe
Dances of Vice joins forces with sci-fi guru Singularity & Co., Stimulate NYC and New York Comic Con to present a cosplay mirror universe where guests are invited to attend as their favorite character in fiction - whether on screen, in comics or literature.
Come as your favorite femme fatale, villain, secret agent, monster, anime, android or hero of classic film. Whether your homage is to characters old or new, we envision a world where Replicants drink with denizens hailing from Westeros to Twin Peaks, and the Walking Dead dance with superheroes of every dimension.
Featuring music and visuals by Stimulate DJs XRIS SMACK! and CLIFF CAGE, 8 Bit OPERATORS (feat Inverse Phase) performing live chiptune tributes to Depeche Mode, NIN, Kraftwerk, Devo and more, latex fashion show by VENGEANCE DESIGNS, go go dancers Ashley Bad and Anna Copacabana, Lomography photobooth, Anna Fischer event photography and more surprises to be announced.
Costume contests (including categories for "most accurate," "best handmade," and more), awesome prizes, and additional special guests to be announced.
Located at DROM, 85 Ave A @ 11PM - 21+ ID Required.
$15 Advance, $20 Doors.
Hailed by The New York Times as a "natural provocateur" and the creative force behind New York’s “nightlife for exhibitionists", Dances of Vice producer Shien Lee presents the 6th installment of the legendary Phantasmagorey Halloween Ball on Halloween Night, 2014.
This year's fiendish stomp is sinspired by the notorious Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris: guests will be led from room to room as they experience supernatural visions of Heaven and Hell within a private, four-story Victorian mansion in downtown Manhattan.
The dress code is strictly otherworldly: come dressed to dance with the demons or exalt with the angels. Forlorn seraphim, cherubim and saints will rub shoulders with winking witches, fire-breathing demons, and the living dead while live music from our sordid skeletal symphony stokes your savage appetites.
At the stroke of midnight, a sinfully rich dessert buffet will be served exclusively to guests of “The Devil’s Tea” (See Menu: Special ticket required), followed by a decadent fashion show for the damned by Hell’s resident dandy, PUREVILE!
Prepare your death mask before having your funeral portrait taken in our Victorian postmortem photo booth, and leave behind an otherworldly memento mori of your one night on this immortal coil. Angel horns and devil trombones, you are invited!
Tickets on sale Sept 1, 2014.
“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” -Mark Twain
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Our New Year's Eve Ball will be taking place at The DTA this year. Stay tuned for details!
"When good Americans die, they go to Paris." -Oscar Wilde
For Valentine's Day, our guests need not travel far to experience the famed City of Love at our annual 1930s Paris themed Valentine's Day masquerade ball. A romantic dinner is paired with an evening of equally delectable live music, cirque performances, dancing and matchmaking games for the perfect Valentine's Day.
Not to leave our single friends out of the fun, guests flying solo are invited to attend with a pink rose to identify their romantic status and participate in a night of romantic revelry.
See you at La vie Parisienne, February 14, 2015!