Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on August 29, 2013
“People are in full dress, in the water.”
Improv Everywhere reported on this zany, almost-end-of-summer beach party event, with throngs of people of all ages wearing thrift-store formal wear earlier this month:
For the Fourth Annual Black Tie Beach, hundreds of participants spent a day at the beach in black tie attire. We covered Coney Island and Brighton Beach with a diverse group of people of all ages laying out, playing games, and swimming in the ocean in formal wear. Agents were instructed to find cheap tuxedos and ball gowns at thrift stores for the occasion. The event also happened on the same day in five other cities around the world, including Los Angeles and Boston.
Black Tie Beach 2013
Reportedly, this decked-out beach party event is going global — here’s the link to get on the Improv Everywhere email list. About Improv Everywhere (website’s sub tag — “We Cause Scenes”):
Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.
Last year’s Black Tie Beach gathering:
Black Tie Beach 2012
And in 2011:
Black Tie Beach 2011
The first Black Tie Beach party in 2010:
Black Tie Beach 2010