Take a fascinatingly risqué journey through time at this immersive lecture and multi-act burlesque show.

  • Sunday, July 9, 2017
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • $20.00 USD
  • 635 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11217, United States

Join the Atlas Obscura Society New York for an evening of bawdy discovery and lively libations as we delve into the history of burlesque, an enchanting form of performance that has shimmied, shaked, and shifted with the times over a transformative century in America.

The sensational Doctor Lucky, the World’s Premiere Ph(Double)D, will be your guide as we fill your imaginations with titillating tales from the past. Doctor Lucky’s long and deep resume includes the production of many popular burlesque shows and the instruction of students at prestigious establishments such as NYU, MICA, and CUNY on “The History of American Burlesque.”

As Lucky chronicles the story of burlesque, a dazzling array of in-the-flesh performances will demonstrate a range of burlesque styles from the past and present. You’ll be invited to sip from specialty cocktails prepared by the bar as you’re swept away by revealing historical revelations on the new, state-of-the-art Littlefield stage.

Performers for this event have been curated to include many of the greatest currently operating in the New York scene: Gin Minsky, Corvette Le Face, Ms. Tickle, Perle NoireLil’ Miss Lixx and the Lady Aye.



Email michelle.bruenn@atlasobscura.com.

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In Alive on the Inside, Richard Eagan, artist and performer, tells the story of his experiences as a Coney Island show barker, weight guesser and game operator in this one man show. Eagan takes us on a colorful journey behind the scenes at Coney Island, drawing on his long experience there. The story follows the author from his childhood discovery of this most surreal playground through his return to Coney as an artist with a mission to save his beloved haunt from oblivion.

During his years there, Eagan continues to discover the fantastic beneath Coney Island’s hand painted fun house exterior, finally realizing that escape proves eerily difficult once, like many others before him, he “gets the sand in his shoes.”

Richard Eagan is familiar to many New Yorkers as the co-host of the Mermaid Parade and as the director of The Coney Island Hysterical Society.

Doors open at 6:45pm. Tickets via EventBrite.



Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Tickets are transferable, but we would appreciate it if you updated the attendee information. You can find instructions here. Otherwise, make sure the attendee has the ticket number or your email address, so that s/he may gain entry.

Can I update my registration information?

Of course! Here are instructions on how to update your information.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printed tickets are not necessary.

What is the refund policy?

We’re sorry, but tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. If you would like, however, you may transfer your ticket to a friend by editing your attendee info. If the event is cancelled or rescheduled, attendees will be contact via email about refunds.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

So long as the attendee can provide either the ticket number or the email address used to purchase the ticket, City Lore will allow entry. You can also update your attendee info, if you are concerned.

City Lore – 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003 – View Map

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From Inside Hook: “The Need-To-Know Guide To The NYC America’s Cup World Series

Plans for the first weekend in May?

If it doesn’t involve multi-million dollar racing yachts swapping paint at death-defying speeds, clear your calendar.

The America’s Cup is returning to NYC for qualifying after a 96-year hiatus.

A welcome return, considering New York holds the record for longest reigning champion: the NY Yacht Club held the Auld Mug from 1851-1983.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of race day.

The Event
NYC’s America’s Cup World Series is one of six planned events on the 2016 calendar, which consists of qualifying rounds for the 35th America’s Cup Final, which will take place in 2017 in Bermuda. Six teams will be in attendance. Practice racing will begin on May 6th, with points-based racing on May 7th and 8th along the lower Hudson River between Pier 25 and Battery Park City.

Where to Watch
Event Village outside of Brookfield Place will host the Dock-Out Ceremony, where crowds can cheer on teams as they head out to open waters. Beyond that, there is more than a mile of free front row seats along the Hudson. To step it up, VIP packages are available here for the America’s Cup Legends Club on a 14th-floor terrace above the races, complete gourmet eats, primo swill and guest speakers like Sir Russell Coutts, CEO of the America’s Cup. Or, should you have say 50 or so friends that would like to join for the weekend, Legends Suites are available with the same in-suite amenities but a more intimate setting.

And if you’re cruising in on your own vessel for a water view, register your boat here.

The Teams
After two rounds of qualifying, the stats coming into the NYC race are as follows:

What to know
Chances are you’ll want to be in-the-know for chatting it up in the Legends Suite or just understanding what the heck you’re watching. To assist, here is a helpful glossary of sailing terms from our neighboring Chicago edition, along with everything you need to know about the Finals in Bermuda.

The Specifics

America’s Cup World Series New York

May 6-8, 2016

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Dark Victoriana at the Museum of Interesting Things

The Lofts at Prince
177 Prince Street, New York, NY

 Sun Oct 25

4 PM


from Flavorpill:

Editor’s Note
The New York 19th Century Society presents this program of lectures and presentations about the dark side of Victorian culture, followed by a Halloween edition of popular film ephemera program Museum of Interesting Things. Lectures include “Metaphor Made Flesh: Sweeney Todd, Cannibalism, and Class Warfare” and the theme for the speakeasy screening is Fright Night. Bring a hand to grab – this is a spooky night.
Zoë Leverant

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Shanghai Mermaid’s Victorian Séance

Down Town Association
60 Pine Street, New York, NY

 Sat Oct 24

10 PM


The revelers at ongoing vintage soireé Shanghai Mermaid are no strangers to extravagant costumes, so what to do with Halloween? Host a séance, of course. Inspired by the spiritualist fervor of late-18th-century America, this lavish party takes death and the supernatural as its theme, with actual séances every 25 minutes in the opulent library of the Down Town Association—built in the same time period that inspires the party. Drinks flow, strange performances abound, and music echoes throughout the halls into the early hours. This, not the pricey, crowded amateur-hour Halloween parties next weekend, is the place to get in the holiday spirit(s).

Note: They have a rule that you need to dress up for this party or else you will be turned away at the door even if you paid a ticket.…

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Event arranged by the College of Staten Island Alumni Relations Office

Friday the 13th A 1920s Murder Mystery

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:00pm

The Stone House

1150 Clove Road

Staten Island, NY 10301

$60 per person, $50 per person for two tickets, for six or more, call the Alumni Office.  Passed appetizers, open bar, full dinner buffet, and dessert.  Dress the part. 1920s attire is welcome.

Raffle prizes.  Please reserve your tickets by Friday, November 6, 2015. 718-982-2290 or e-mail alumni@csi.cuny.edu…

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Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night – 80th Anniversary of Harlem Jazz and Swing Dancing
Saturday, July 18, 2015
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Come swing in the park and help us celebrate one of the biggest Harlem swing dance events in Colonial Park (now named Jackie Robinson Park) with the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra. The first dance at Colonial Park was in the summer of 1935, where 10,000 people came and 500 couples danced. The next week 15,000 people showed up!

Come early for the dance lesson provided by The Harlem Swing Dance Society. Come in vintage dress for the “Best Dressed” contest to win prizes!

Rain date: Friday August 7, 2015


Jackie Robinson Recreation Center in Jackie Robinson Park Accessible
85 Bradhurst Avenue
Directions to this location


Free …

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Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris + Natalie Frank + Open Sessions 3 + Abdelkader Benchamma + Rachel Goodyear

Please join us Thursday, April 16th for the opening reception of:
Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris
Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm
Open Sessions 3
Abdelkader Benchamma: Representation of Dark Matter
Rachel Goodyear: Restless Guests

This event is FREE and open to the public.
In the Main Gallery, Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris explores four hundred years of portrait drawings from live models. Each week, a different set of four portraits from different centuries and with different formal qualities will be hung “in dialogue” with each other in a specially-built room located in the center of The Drawing Center’s Main Gallery. Forty portraits have been chosen from the collection of Beaux-Arts de Paris based on diverse criteria such as the male and female gestures, caricature, frontal gaze, social class, and profession of the model. The remaining thirty six portraits in the exhibition will be hung on the gallery’s back walls and will be visible to the visitor throughout the exhibition’s run.

In Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm, located in the Drawing Room, Frank applies her visual and psychological acumen to that most evocative and misunderstood of literary forms, the fairytale. Only a few contemporary artists have worked with the fairytale genre; fewer still have systematically interrogated the complexity of these tales and the way in which they address social and sexual mores that continue to have relevance today.

In addition in The Lab gallery, Open Sessions continues with artist-directed group exhibitions. Open Sessions 3 will include artists Becky Brown, Ernesto Caivano, Annette Cords, Steffani Jemison, Nyeema Morgan, Zach Rockhill, and Jina Valentine. Organized by the artists and by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curators.

Also each year an artist will be invited to create a site-specific wall drawing in The Drawing Center’s main stairwell. The Center commences this series in April 2015 with a commission by contemporary artist Abdelkader Benchamma. For his first U.S. museum presentation, Benchamma will create an astrological vortex in the strikingly graphic large-scale drawing, Representation of Dark Matter, 2015. Comprised of a series of linear abstractions and nebulous, inkblot forms the work is a highly articulated depiction of the complexity of the solar system and its nearly imperceptible dark matter.

In The Lab cooridor, Rachel Goodyear: Restless Guests will present a selection of drawings and hand-drawn animations. The animated works loop seamlessly, unfolding a narrative that never fully coheres, while the drawings – inspired by found sources, Goodyear’s own photographs, and studies of invented scenarios – evoke a sense of drifting in and out of focus and consciousness.


  • THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013 • +1 212 219 2166


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FlavorPill’s summary of Jazz Age-themed soiree Shanghai Mermaid:

Editor’s Note
A night at Jazz Age soiree Shanghai Mermaid is the closest anyone can get to stepping back in time. The location alone is worth a ticket: built in 1887 and still used as an exclusive private club, the Down Town Association brims with grand styling that instantly transports the evening into the realm of refinement. Then there’s the outfits, ranging from period-perfect vintage elegance to lavish handmade costumes guests create solely for the event. Entertainment includes live bands, burlesque, and dance, always in line with the night’s theme. This edition takes cues from the vibrant Parisian scene of the 1920s and 30s, when literary and artistic luminaries gathered in salons to change the world. Think surrealism and Charleston and you’re on the right track.
Zoë Leverant

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