Black Tie Beach 2012
Eastern corner of Asser Levy Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn
We are going to spend a day at the beach wearing black tie attire. Everything else about our day at the beach will be normal. Please bring what you would normally bring to the beach (towel, beach bag, sandcastle building tools, Frisbee, kite, etc.) The only unusual thing is that we will be doing all of this in black tie, while acting like it is perfectly normal dress for the beach. Plan on swimming in the ocean in your attire (you should try to find cheap/used clothes.)
It is OK if your clothes are stained, damaged, or ill-fitting. Just find the best you can find, but please no jokey outfits. We recommend wearing a bathing suit underneath your outfit rather than underwear. Bring a change of clothes for the subway ride home.
You must be wearing black tie attire to attend this mission. No spectators or camera folks. This is about participation.
If anyone asks you why you’re wearing formal wear, reply that you just “felt like dressing up” or “enjoy dressing up at the beach” or simply that “it’s fun.” Claim that you do not know anyone other than the few people you might be with. Never say it is a prank, stunt, flash mob, or Improv Everywhere event. Keep a straight face!