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The Museum of Interesting Things - Secret Speakeasy

  • Jan 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • the loft

The Theme is My Favorite Things!

See 16mm films from the 1930's to 1970's of original vaudeville,
circus and more!

DJ plays original vintage wax to vinyl records from the 1880's to the 1980's!
Enjoy actual antiques you can handle and get demonstrated!

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

Drink and enjoy refreshments!
In a 2500 sq ft loft in Soho with 2 fireplaces and a rooftop garden!
177 Prince Str. NYC between Thompson & Sullivan str

In The Spirit of a True Speakeasy, Please Check The Website That Week...Anything Can Ch Ch Change!
http://www.museumofinterestingthings.org/secretspeakeasy/

The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive
demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions inspiring
innovation and creativity, bringing back tinkering and showing kids
and adults their ipods did not pop out of thin air! like a
circus...just no elephants.

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  • Kim H.

    Too crowded to really enjoy. Lots of people not on the RSVP list. Cover was charged but not mentioned. Films over an hour late to start and at Lear the first one was't vaudeville or circus. I didn't stay for the rest because I traveled 3 hours by train to get there. I'm not saying it was bad but it wasn't what I was hoping for, I felt rather misled.

    January 19, 2014

    • Kim H.

      I didn't see it on the website I didn't know there was another site. I generally don't carry much cash when I travel in the city. $10.00 didn't bother me price wise it was just if I hadn't just happen to have it I would have had to leave to find an ATM etc. i have no problem donating to a museum ever.I think there were two sort of distinct groups there those that were thinking it was going to be a smaller SP only event (which i would definately be interested in) and those that seemed of a general public support the museum sort. I'm glad you had a big turn out but I think you might be better served cultivating both groups separately. That's why RSVP lists with a limit and a wait list are really important. I have a mobility issue so maneuvering in really crowded spaces and standing for long periods of time are a challenge for me. If you have a smaller group in the future I would be interested.

      1 · January 20, 2014

    • Denny

      not a worry! hope to see ya soooon! I was also glad many people enjoyed, it did thin out soon after, people come in waves so you would have no problem even a half hour later. timeout covered this one so there was a nutty spike. all good though, was sweet of them! next one will be Feb 23 and a love and more grown up things theme over the ages.

      January 21, 2014

  • Andrea M.

    Looking forward to it.

    December 30, 2013

    • Andrea M.

      Thanks! It was an interesting night.

      January 20, 2014

    • Denny

      thanks! that's very fascinating...oops! I mean interesting ;)

      1 · January 20, 2014

  • Andrew S.

    Brilliant!

    January 20, 2014

    • Denny

      thanks! I am sooo happy such wonderful people came and had fun!

      January 20, 2014

  • Michael D.

    Fascinating, as Spock would say.

    1 · January 20, 2014

    • Denny

      logically stated :)

      1 · January 20, 2014

  • Lizzie

    Nice event, would have loved to see more people dressed up. Loved the antiques and the sounds of the reel in the camera made me feel like I was in an old theater...I don't know if people from the Steampunk group attended. Maybe next time arrange to introduce each other.

    1 · January 20, 2014

    • Denny

      I do love when people dress up but do not like rules so I let people do what they want. some people did and often people just always dress interestingly! I love the 16mm projector sound too! One of the best parts. I did mention our community. I noticed everyone tends to mingle well & I try to inspire that as best as I can. it is a compliment to be comfortable in my space so I am honored to host & to have you come and enjoy!

      January 20, 2014

  • caryl

    street clothes or finery for tonight?

    1 · January 19, 2014

    • Lizzie

      I will try to dress up, hopefully others do too

      3 · January 19, 2014

    • Denny

      many want to dress up and others are not sure they have clothes to dress up. all are welcome! here you can enjoy dressing up and if you cannot you do not get tarred and feathered... unless that was your costume in the first place. then what can I say, I am cool with everything! try not to get tar on the antiques though :P

      January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be late, but I love vaudeville and circus and have to come!

    January 18, 2014

    • Denny

      coolness! Not a worry, Those are my favs too!

      January 18, 2014

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