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Mermaid Parade 2020: The Tail-a-Thon, Register Now for Free!
Attention all Mermaid Parade Folks: The Official 2020 Mermaid Parade is a TAIL-A-THON and will take place on 8/29.
So, what's a TAIL-A-THON?
The Parade is about people showing off their creativity, celebrating summer, having fun and COMING TOGETHER. So how do we come together in 2020 and avoid jeopardizing our health? And how do we acknowledge what a tough year it’s been while still doing Mermaid Parade stuff? The TAIL-A-THON is our answer
The first thing to keep in mind is that the TAIL-A-THON will be DE-CENTRALIZED. That means people will still be able to come together from anywhere around the globe (homes, parks, wherever you can be safe) to celebrate with friends. It won't be the hundreds of thousands of people in one physical space that we normally have - but we will all be connected via video streams to the Parade Hub (essentially this year’s Reviewing Stand) - where our tech team will combine the streams with the Parade MCs, special guests, pre-recorded content and more surprises. The whole shebang will then be broadcast out to the general public over an eight hour period.
And it’s a TAIL-A-THON. That means we’ll be raising money for a group of worthy charities! It also means we are going to have a real fun time on August 29th.
Click here for further info and to register now!
Coney Island USA Online Gift Shop! Offering Curbside Pickup available at check out! 2020 Mermaid Parade merch available now and ships out starting August 14th!
Shop our online Gift Shop for one of a kind items! Featuring Clothing, Souvenirs, Gift Memberships and more, all from the comfort of your home! Click here for our online shop!
Mermaid Parade 2020 Merch here!
Wear yours at the 2020 Mermaid Parade Tail-A-Thon on August 29th!
Puppets Come Home! & Drama of Works present PUNCH Kamikaze: Punch & Judy Streaming Live This Thursday, August 13th, 8pm!
WHEN: Thursday, August 13th, 8pm ET
An assortment of puppeteers perform various scenes from the 358-year-old traditional English puppet show, Punch & Judy (n.b. for adults only)
Once upon a time in Coney Island, there were so many Punch & Judy shows happening, that “Punch and Judy together with [their cohorts] the devil, the priest and the hangman could be viewed on almost any part of the beach...” - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 10 Jun 1878
For the first time in PUNCH puppet slam’s history (it’s been around in some form since 2005) we are taking on our namesake! Artists who already had a tradition of doing Punch & Judy shows were asked to share a snippet of their piece with us or create a new scene for this event - and it’s going to be EPIC!!!
“Kamikaze” is a term Drama of Works uses for its themed puppet slams, based around one story/event/play. A multitude of puppet artists are given sections of the story to reinterpret and create with wild abandon. Then it is presented in order. No one knows how it will come together until the night of the show. www.dramaofworks.com/punch
- Drama of Works (Brooklyn, NY)
- Connor Hopkins, Artistic Director and Janitor, Trouble Puppet Theater Company Workshop
- Deborah Hunt, Jorge Díaz and musician Agustín Muñoz (San Juan, PR)
- Jeghetto's Entertainment, LLC (Asheville, NC)
- Sarah Nolen, Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater (Boston, MA)
- Noisy Oyster (Somerset, UK)
- Brendan Schweda/Puppets Come Home! (Brooklyn, NY)
- Tooth and Nail Cabaret = Elle Love, Caitlin Ross and Marcus Fioravante (all over the place)
- Amy Trompetter/Redwing Blackbird Theater (Rosendale, NY)
Suggested Donation - A link will be provided during the show to support the artists, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Domestic Violence Project at the Urban Justice Center.
PUNCH Kamikaze is made possible in part through the generosity of The Puppet Slam Network.
Music of Curiosities - Streaming Live August 20th! Free!
On August 20, 2020, tune in at 8PM for the first online MOC TV video concert - streaming original music videos starring an artful cast of inspired musicians, that will delight your ears and amplify your love of really great music.
Join your host, the transcendent Pnk Vlvt Wtch, as MOC TV presents an hour-long show of delectable music videos for your Stay-at-Home Entertainment during the global pandemic.
Featuring music by: Charming Disaster - Uncle Meg with SOUP - Juju Garcia - Cookie Tongue - Shola Aurora – S.F.B - Winter Wolf - The Violence – Theophobia - Jomama Jones - PNK VLVT WTCH – Awleen – Railgun - The God Bombs - Phat Man Dee - GhettoSongBird.
Thursday, August 20th - Showtime - 8pm - Tune in Right Here!
ADMISSION - FREE
Dick Zigun's State of Coney Island Weekly Address
During the pandemic, we present a weekly series of State of Coney Island Addresses, from our Artistic Director/Founder and permanently unelected mayor of Coney Island Dick Zigun!
Tune in every Sunday at Noon! Please share the videos and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Please consider making a donation to help Coney Island USA during this time.
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Freak Bar Sidewalk Cafe! Open Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-6pm!
And, we're serving food! 1208 Surf Avenue (corner of W. 12th st.) Note: Beer or other alcohol beverages, are only available with order of a meal.
Check out the food and drink menu here!
Freak Bar Sidewalk Cafe
1208 Surf Ave.