Mascara, Mirth, and Mayhem: Photographs by Susan Kravtiz
Where: Rizzoli Bookstore
31 W. 57th St.
212-759-2424 Price: Free
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Please join Susan Kravitz and friends to celebrate the publication of Mascara, Mirth & Mayhem: Independence Day on Fire Island. The author will be signing copies of the book and there will be a Pop-Up Cafe sponsored by Serendipity 3, the makers of the original Frrrozen Hot Chocolate.
Mascara, Mirth and Mayhem: Independence Day on Fire Island is an exuberant photographic document that celebrates four decades of an event known as “the Invasion of the Pines” by members of the neighboring LGBT community of Cherry Grove. Initially planned to shock their staid neighbors and protest their snobbery, this queenly invasion on every July 4th, is a moment on Fire Island equal to Stonewall in Greenwich Village. It has grown in size and extravagance each year to become a joyful revelry of creative cross-dressing and a true independence day party. The history of the original protest Invasion, along with selected interviews of participants, then and now, augment Susan Kravitz’s photographs of this elaborately theatrical event taken over a period of 30 years.Buy tickets/get more info now