Before we came to New York, we had dreams of dancing with all different kinds of people, races and orientations under one roof. True diversity happens every now and again, but not nearly as much as we want.
The good thing about our fine city, though, is that you can make it what you want. And that’s just what we’re doing. Spank, our favorite underground gay party, joins forces with us to take over 12-turn-13, a place where it feels like anything is possible.
The result is…
New York! Just Like I Pictured It
**So we can keep things intimate, this will be an advance ticket-only party.**
New York! Just Like I Pictured It with Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin, Sean B and DJ Will Automagic presented by theARTcorps, SPANK and Mister Saturday Night
at 12-turn-13 / 172 Classon Ave between Park and Myrtle, Brooklyn / Saturday, March 31st / 10p-6a / this is a ticket-only party / you can purchase a ticket here / map to venue / 21+*
*Although we absolutely love to play host to our all-ages friends, the operators of the space make the rules. When we can, we do it all-ages, but for 12-turn-13, we’ve gotta keep it twenty-one and over.
At November 5th’s party at House Of Yes, the Mister once again went on the prowl to find Mr. and Ms. Saturday Night, a pair of folks hanging out and getting down. Without further ado, let us introduce to you… Carolyn and Kurt. Say hello to them at the next party. They are lovely people.
MSN: Where are you from, Kurt? Kurt: I’m from Long Island, Floral Park. I was born in Coney Island, and then I moved out to Long Island. I think of how different I would be if I was raised in Coney Island. MSN: How so? Kurt: I probably wouldn’t be as open as I am now. I would probably be more thugged out, and totally hide… this [gestures to himself]. MSN: How do you know about these parties? Kurt: I like to dance. I like to go out and dance. I’ve been doing this for a minute. MSN: Have you been to other Mister Saturday Night parties? Kurt: Yeah, pretty much since last year, but I’ve been in this scene forever. I’ve been going to Danger parties, Winkle and Balktick parties… and when I found out about them and went to them, I thought, “This is the shit!” MSN: What do you like about Mister Saturday Night parties? Kurt: Openness, freedom... MSN: And where are you from, Carolyn? Carolyn: I’m from Colorado. It’s the coolest state. I was born in Albany actually, and then I moved to Colorado. People who are from New York really have an air about them; it’s like a confidence, that you can just handle…I think it’s just being brought up in this environment, that you’re equipped to handle so much. Kurt: True. I just wish that I was better able to understand what I possess. Sometimes I get really self-conscious of all this shit, when I shouldn’t! But you know, I just do. Carolyn: Self-consciousness is such a weird thing, because every human being is so…when you really think about it, a human being is amazing…so beautiful! Like snowflakes, you know what I mean? MSN: You’re right! Who’s anybody to judge anybody? So Carolyn, how did you find out about these parties? Carolyn: Through my friend, Jesse, who’s a DJ, and my roomate. They heard about them and started going to them. They’re super fun.Actually, I think my roomate went to one, it was like a gay party… MSN: The one they did with Spank? New York, Just Like I Pictured It? Carolyn: Yeah! It was [that] party! And he had a blast. MSN: What are your interests, passions, jobs? Kurt: I’m studying to be a massage therapist. Carolyn: I make my day job as a nanny – which I love, I love the kids. But I do theater here [at House of Yes]. I work for three families – one family I nanny for about twenty hours a week, the other family just three hours a week, and then one family I clean for. So I’m also a maid… MSN: And where are these families? Carolyn: All in Williamsburg. Which is the place to be if you’re a young family. MSN: How old are the children? Carolyn: Theo, who I’ve been with for about a year, is 16 months. And I witnessed his first steps. Ugh. It was incredible.
This Saturday, we’re back in force with our very good friends Spank and the ARTCorps for the second edition of ‘New York, Just Like I Pictured It’. If you missed the first one then you can learn a little more about what makes this collaboration so special and unique here and again here.