2015 Press Release & EPK
• EPK (Electronic Press Kit) - 1MB
2015 PROMO VIDEO
2014 PROMO VIDEO
WALL STREET JOURNAL - July 4, 2014
Who cares if rain sabotages the fireworks? This should still be a first-rate rooftop soiree, in which dancing and period attire aren't mandatory but very much encouraged.
NY TIMES - July 3, 2014
City Blog recommended July 4th events.
Jump back in time at this vintage celebration with burlesque and vaudeville performances… It'll be like Frontierland at Disney World but with more booze.
New York News
News segment on Fox 5 NY news that aired on July 3, 2014 with reporter Anna Gilligan.
TIME OUT NY
Critics Pick of July 4th events in NYC.
2013 PROMO VIDEO
The Liberty Belle Extravaganza 2013
by Nishell Falcone on Vimeo.
Time Out NY (June 28, 2012)
Four of Gotham's top retro-minded posses—Dances of Vice, the Salon, Wit's End and Champagne Riot—team up for a vintage-style Independence Day blowout on the Empire Hotel's rooftop...
Wall Street Journal (June 29, 2012)
The Retro Nouveau scene, whose events combine traditional jazz and swing bands with social dancing, vintage costumes, burlesque and vaudeville, reaches its pinnacle in summer. The Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island launched the season, which will also include old-school burlesque at the Iridium courtesy of the party-throwing group Champagne Riot (July 3), a Bastille Day celebration with Hot Sardines at the Salon (July 13), and the Shanghai Mermaid Circus party on July 7. But the biggest event in Manhattan is the July 4 Spectacular, hosted by the charismatic and technicolorful emcee Dandy Wellington, with three bands including Broadway retro-billy star Eddie Clendening & His Blue Ribbon Boys, pianist Jesse Gelber with vocalist Kate Manning's Star Spangled Orchestra, and the Mona's Hot Four with hot and blue singer Tamar.
AM New York (July 2, 2012)
The Empire Hotel's fab rooftop bar goes retro with this vintage-style bash featuring burlesque and live '30s and '40s music from Gelber & Manning and the Star Spangled Orchestra.
Inside Hook(June 28, 2012)
Three venues stand out among the city's best rooftop views and brews: on the upper ritz side, check out "Liberty Belle Spectacular" at The Empire Hotel, featuring live Dixieland jazz, magicians, and burlesque...
UnTapped NY (June 29, 2012)
Celebrate America’s birthday in style with this vintage-themed rooftop party at the Liberty Belle Spectacular at the Empire Hotel...
• Time Out NY - Event Photo Gallery! (July 6 2011)
"Rather than battle the crowds along the West Side of Manhattan on Monday, some especially fashionable folks chose to celebrate the Fourth of July in style at the Liberty Belle Spectacular..."
• Metromix NY - Event Photo Gallery! (July 5, 2011)
"The great party minds of The Salon, Wit's End, Dances of Vice and Champagne Riot
combined forces for a night of burlesque, fireworks and patriotic fashion on the rooftop of the Empire Hotel..."
• Wall Street Journal - Ringing in the American Revolution
"The three bands alone make it worth your while to skip the Hamptons for this event..."
• WNBC-4 Saturday morning (July 2nd) - go to 1:45min
Segment with Time Out New York's editor on 'best bets' for
the weekend, featuring The Liberty Belle Spectacular!
note: Announcer incorently says ticket price is $125.
• Time Out NY - Top Rooftop Parties
"The folks behind the Salon, the Champagne Riot, Wits End and Dances of Vice affairs join
forces to present a swinging Jazz Age party. This shindig pulls out all the stops..."
• Time Out NY - Critics' Pick / Best of the Week
"Four of Gotham's top retro-minded posses—Dances of Vice, the Salon, Wit's End and Champagne
Riot—team up for a vintage-style Independence Day blowout on the Empire Hotel's rooftop..."
• Time Out NY - Fourth of July Events (Top 6 Events)
"Celebrate the Fourth in style—and yes, dapper attire is encouraged—during this vintage-themed wingding..."
• Huffington Post - Best 4th of July Celebrations
"The Liberty Belle Spectacular - Nothing says "God Bless America" like a little bit of bared flesh..."
• Metromix NY - 20 Things to Do in NYC on the Fourth of July
"Celebrate the height of Americana at The Liberty Belle Spectacular at the Empire Hotel..."
• WNYC -
Celebrating the Fourth of July in NYC
"Leave your blue jeans behind for this vintage Fourth of July rooftop extravaganza. .."
• NY Post
"Break out that pair of suspenders you've been hiding..."
• Village Voice
"A little bit of classical American everything on the wonderful Empire Hotel rooftop..."
• Broadway World
"The LIBERTY BELLE SPECTACULAR To Be Held At The Empire Hotel Rooftop..."
• City Sip - 4th of July Pick
"The best part for CitySipp’ers will surely be the creative cocktails concocted by Fredo Ceraso..."
2010 Press Summary
The 2010 LIBERTY BELLE SPECTACULAR had over 1,000 guests and tons of press including Time Out,
MTV, Metro Mix and more. Check out the videos and photos on Facebook and the web!
• Photo Gallery by METRO MIX •
• Photo Gallery by TIME OUT NY •
TIME OUT selected the LIBERTY BELLE SPECTACULAR as
"Top Live Show - Best of the Week" AND one of THE things to do in NY on the 4th of July!!
*see what they wrote*
• PLUS another Time Out article on the vintage scene in NY and Liberty Belle!
*see what they wrote*