Monday, February 1, 2016

An 83rd birthday celebration for Ray at Ray's Candy Store

[Bettina May]

Ray Alvarez, the hard-working proprietor of Ray's Candy Store, turned 83 last month.

And, as is tradition, some of Ray's friends/regulars brought in entertainment — burlesque dancers Pearls Daily, Lilin Lace, The Maine Attraction, Bettina May and Lickety Split — for a birthday celebration, which took place last night at the shop at 113 Avenue A.

EVG correspondent Stacie Joy shared a few photos...

[Lickety Split]

[The Maine Attraction]

[Lilin Lace]

[Pearls Daily]

The Ray's birthday party celebration with dancers goes back to 2007. Check out Bob Arihood's photos from Ray's 74th birthday bash here.


Anonymous said...

hooray for Ray!! happy birthday!!!!!!!!!:D

Anonymous said...

Has anyone bothered to do a comparison from year to year of Ray's birthday event. For example, there appears to be a correlation between the width of Ray's smile and the length of the tassels of the lady who's shaking it on the counter. Nate Silver are you listening?

Ray's Candy Store said...

THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More pics and write-up here:


Jew pesci said...

Damn missed it again.

chris flash said...

Meanwhile, crickets could be heard chirping at the hostile deli next door, where there were NO CUSTOMERS!!

They can't compete with Ray and all of the love he gets!!

DrBOP said...

I'll have what he's having!

SuperRay seems to be getting younger every year.....Here's to MANY more ;^)

Eden Bee said...

So sad I missed it!

Anonymous said...

Heh, people have to eat on that counter.

Anonymous said...

YES! happy birthday, raaaayyyy!!!