Improv Everywhere Presents Black Tie Beach 2011

Improv Everywhere recently organized their 2nd annual Black Tie Beach event featuring hundreds of people in formal wear enjoying an afternoon at Rockaway Beach in Queens.

For the Second Annual Black Tie Beach, hundreds of participants spent a day at Rockaway Beach in black tie attire. We covered a half mile-long stretch 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 Sydney, Australia and Malmö, Sweden.




photos by Katie Sokoler

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.