Don’t Cry Joe Shotkus

“Don’t Cry Joe” Shotkus

Poured beer at The Bowery from the day it opened until he passed in 1997. In the 1930s, Joe and his sister Mary set a marathon dancing record of 5,295 hours (7 months, 10 days, 15 hours) that still stands. In his younger days Joe delighted Bowery audiences by being packed in a coffin full of ice for as long as an hour.