The Gowanus Ballroom

Todays Date: 06/26/22
Last Update: 12/24/12 11:17:31 AM
Address: 55 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY    11215

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Swimming Cities Collective and Gowanus Ballroom


Primal Reset for the Year Zero

9:30 to late, New Year's Eve

$20 at the door. $15 presale, way early, way late, or with exceptional costume

Irresponsibly cheap drinks, open bar from 11:30-12:30

at Gowanus Ballroom, 55 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tickets available at PRESALE LINK or cash only at the door.

Congrats. You all survived. However. the M.I.T supercomputer model "World3" suggests that as a civilization, we have already passed the Wile E. Coyote off-the-cliff-and-running-in-mid-air point. We need only to look down, realize our fate, and plummet into total meltdown.

But don't worry, we still have lots of fun for you before complete social breakdown, martial law, flood plains, black mold farms, and bad taste overrun the nation. All proceeds go to recovery from the SuperShitStorm Sandy deluge destruction at Serret Metal Works and the resurrection of the "BOATEL" art hotel project in Far Rockaway. Please come join us New Years as we celebrate the new normal with
Shameless, sweaty dancing from Barney Iller, Dj Shakey, and Dj Tinseltown, with a special midnight appearance by the Stumblebum Brass Band

Madagascar Institute's jet pony ride that may (will) kill you.
Midnight spectacular featuring a derelict car used as battering ram to destroy a massive disco ball piñata.

DIY vip section with empty bottle service
Serret's patented coal fire hot tub time machine.

Indoor plumbing
Live birth of the antichrist by Doc Advencha

Visuals by Vox Illuminati and other luminaries

Giant Squid

Death Defying Performances from the Floasis Crew

Randomly paired girl/boy human equine races

A New Do For A New You For A New Year hair salon by Paris Mancini

Red wine and coke

Dirty Uncle Pony Rides-- back by popular demand!

Sadly "The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive." However, this will not be a problem. In fact, our supercomputer predicts an inflation adjustment to around mid seventies prices on drinks. We'll also have an open bar from 11:30 to 12:30. Come ring in the New Year's cheap, big, loud, dirty, and fun.

Costume suggestions: Mole people. Tank girl. Black mold. Fish nets with fish in them. C.H.U.D.s. Skulleaters. Troglodytes. Geriatric steampunk. NO ZOMBIES, zombies are out. Pure trash. GWAR. Post 2012 washed up messiahs. Adult babies. Sleazy guy who tries to make out with every girl he sees for an hour after midnight. Ferrel boy, Naked still works.


Orien McNeil // // / 646 221 7782


The Calling  | Open: 05/31/12 Close: 05/31/12
You are being called to the heart of Brooklyn, to a world lit by fire and by hope. Flames burn, and the gods of fire lead you & the Flambeaux Fire cast through a burning maze of intrigue. . .

'The Calling' redefines 'fire entertainment' in a musical-pyrotechnic odyssey that explores fantasy worlds of intense characters in a heart-felt show expressing a hope that people will come together & dare to dream again. Episode by episode it fills the Gowanus Ballroom with a magical sense of wonder.

Episode 2 of 'The Calling' adds new scenes, characters, and songs to the story that began at The Gowanus Ballroom in November. Burning questions will be answered, and more mystery and magick revealed.


With the music of Kai Altair, art of Adrian Landon, & fire creations by Flambeaux Fire.

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