85 Degrees, 100 Percent Free

New York Times

The escape artist Harry Houdini (1874-1926) is buried, somewhat obscurely, in Machpelah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens. In the 21st century, vintage entertainments that Houdini would have been well acquainted with are alive and well in neighboring Forest Park, where free weekly clown and magic shows are on offer throughout June and July. Performers including the Amazing Captain Faust, Bonkerz the Clown, and Sammie and Tudie will amaze and delight near the park’s carousel, a city landmark carved in Houdini’s heyday, way back in 1903. (While the shows are FREE, a ride will set you back $3.)

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