Cremorne Gardens: Isabel Cubas Benefit

Event Information

Cremorne Gardens [14th St.]

Price: $.25; .50

Event Type:
Orchestral, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 May 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Oct 1862, Evening

Program Details

K: Greek Music

Last appearance of Isabel Cubas.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Isabel Cubas
Participants:  Isabel Cubas
aka The French spy; Or, The storming of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The siege of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The fall of Algiers
Text Author: Haines
Participants:  Isabel Cubas
aka Misfortunes of Ventilator; Adventures of an aeronaut
Composer(s): Ravel
Text Author: Ravel
aka Oeuf d'or, L'; Mother Goose; Mother Goose and the golden egg; Golden egg
Text Author: Dibdin
Composer(s): Unidentified


Advertisement: New York Herald, 05 October 1862, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 October 1862, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 06 October 1862.
“Cremorne Garden is still the centre of attraction for an immense number of amusement seekers. Mr. Nixon keeps an unfailing supply of first-class novelty.” COMMENT: The Cremorne closes down a couple of days later.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 October 1862, 7.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 06 October 1862.
There are two listings in the Amusements section, one for “The Palace Gardens, under the direction of Mr. Nixon,” and one for “Nixon’s Cremorne Garden.” The Palace Gardens offers “daily and nightly excellent music by the orchestra, which all may enjoy for a trifle.” The Cremorne Garden offers Isabel Cubas.
Review: New York Clipper, 18 October 1862, 215.

“The Cremorne Garden reached its ‘fall of the leaf’ (postage stamps included) on the 6th, when the ‘almost incredible’ Cubas took a benefit at ‘double prices.’ This effort of inflation proved final, especially as the circus pavilion (previously consumptive for several weeks) had already ‘gone off’ in the direction of Baltimore. On the 7th, there was a ‘hiatus deflendus’ of thirty-eight minutes between the two pieces played on the what’d’ye-call-um of music, and the audience went away, after a tune or two from the pagoda, in bad humor. On the 8th, the place seemed left to the poor darkies who ‘wait’ for custom. On the 9th, the concern fell into the arms of the Catholic Church, like a criminal seeking absolution after an Old Bailey conviction or acquittal, and the place was full of church charity. Thus endeth the Cremorne monkey institution for 1862.”