Coney Island Circus Sideshow! Open This Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-7pm (last ticket sold at 7pm)!

Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed not for profit venue in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. They're here, they're real and they're alive! Freaks, wonders and human curiosities!

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, at the door.

We perform continuous admission and we are conveniently located at the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Think about it folks, the ten-in-one circus sideshow is another Coney Island gift to culture along with other Brooklyn beach inventions like the hot dog and the roller coaster. Established by Coney Island, USA in 1985, where else would you find the world's first professional non-profit theatre dedicated to keeping alive the American sideshow?

This weekend's cast:
Nola Star
Leo The Human Gumby
Wendy Blades
Xander Lovecraft
The Texas Talker (Outside Talker)

Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue

Burlesque at the Beach,

This Friday, September 15th,10pm


Theater Seats are Sold Out. Thank You! A LIMITED NUMBER of $10 video simulcast big screen Freak Bar seats, are available for $10! Get them while you can by clicking here. This will sell out prior to the event!

Bambi The Mermaid proudly presents "The 15th annual MISS CONEY ISLAND Pageant!" Join The Great Fredini and Coney Island USA on September 15 as YOU the audience decide who will be our next QUEEN for 2018!

Miss Poison Ivory
Edie Nightcrawler
Gigi Bon Bon
Vada James
Stockholm Filly
The Incredible, Edible AKYNOS
Shelly Watson
Crimson Kitty
Jillaine Gill
And Shanana Splits!!!

Live music by KENBALL and The Neptones and expert kittening by Gemini Blitz!


Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Burlesque at the Beach,

This Saturday, September 16th,10pm


!BadAss! Burlesque producer Velocity Chyaldd stirs the pot - bringing it to a boil in this biannual event celebrating equality & freedom for ALL!

Michael Formika Jones and Contessa Mocha host a night of passionate politically provocative performance art brought to you by a bevy of bodacious Burlesque:

Faux Pas & Aurora North
Darlinda just Darlinda
The Maine Attraction
Velocity Chyaldd
Stormy Leather
Julie Atlas Muz
Deity Delgado
Ammo O'Day
Apathy Angel
Wae Messed
Fem Appeal
Cher Noble
Seedy Edie
Boo Bess

Stage Cat: Faceboy & Kitten: Wae Messed
deliver "Bad Ombre - Nasty Woman" mojo!

Scandalous Raffle prizes will abound!

Tickets are $15 online, or at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Magic at Coney!!!

This Sunday, September 17th,12pm

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. Magic at Coney!!! is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.

Admission is only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, online, or at the door.

Hosted by Gary Dreifus, award-winning magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor and world-renowned magical host, the performers this week are:

Thomas Solomon
The World's Greatest Escape Artist, as evidenced by an award-winning handcuff act (2000 World Magic Awards) at The Roxy, The Magic Castle, Limelight, MK, Bally's, the White House and on several television specials throughout the world! He has received numerous citations, including one from President Barack Obama, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, for his work on behalf of wounded veterans.

Lee Alan Barrett
Award winning Magic from one of the top stand-up Comedy Magicians in the country, Lee Alan Barrett is an icon at Magic at Coney!!! With his background in acting and improv combined with magical skills, Lee always leaves his audience in amazement and laughter!

.Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue

Coney Island Film Festival 2017 Wrap Up!


That's a wrap on another great festival! Thanks to our filmmakers, attendees, sponsors, opening night performers, staff and volunteers! See you in 2018!

2017 Best in Category:
Feature - What Children Do - Dean Peterson
Documentary Feature - Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape - Zack Taylor
Short - Fry Day - Laura Moss
Documentary Short - A GARBAGE STORY - Olivier Bernier
Horror - A Peculiar Thud - Ross Morin
Experimental - Live Your Light - Jendra Jarnagin
Music Video - Dog in the Night - Fletcher Wolfe
Animation - IDIOT KING - Steven Lapcevic
"Made in Coney Island" - Cyclone: 90 Years of History on Wheels - Frank Posillico

Sponsored Post
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Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants You Bring the Color Night: Saturday, September 23rd vs. North Carolina FC 7:00PM  – Use code SPONGEBOB for $10 endline tickets.

MCU Park
1904 Surf Avenue

The Coney Island Museum, Open Saturdays, 12pm-6pm and Sundays, 2pm-6pm


Coney Island USA is thrilled to announce the opening of "Five Cents To Dreamland" at the Coney Island Museum. Presented in cooperation with the New York Transit Museum, this special exhibition brings together highlights from both permanent collections to explore Coney Island's history from a new and unique perspective!

Highlights from our Permanent Collection This includes Funhouse Mirrors, our cool collection of coolers and thermoses from 50's & 60's, rare hundred year old hold to light postcards and much more!

Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of Zip Code 11224. Free for Members!

The Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue

Coney Island USA Job Posting Bookkeeper, Part-Time


Coney Island USA, Inc.(CIUSA), a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization committed to defending the honor of American popular culture through innovative exhibitions and performances, is searching for a skilled and dedicated part-time Bookkeeper to join the team. Click here for details.

Coney Island Pinball Museum! Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm-8pm pinball

A Curated Living Museum exhibit, featuring playable Vintage Pinball Machines from the 1970's & 80's curated to represent pinball art themes such as Sideshow, Magic, Roller Coasters, Stuntman Evel Knievel, Coney Island itself!

Free Admittance. Pinball - 50 cents per game.


3006 West 12st. (next to Sideshows by the Seashore entrance)

Have your next event in a Coney Island Landmark!


Our landmarked building is a wonderful venue for your next party, wedding, function, film or photo shoot!

Click here for further info.

Book the Coney Island Circus Sideshow or Individual Performers!


If you're looking for a truly unique experience that your guests will remember for a lifetime, then look no further! The Coney Island Circus Sideshow is available to entertain at any event or occasion.

Coney Island, USA has access to hundreds of performers in a variety of skill-sets. If you have an idea in mind, but don't see it here, just ask. Unusual acts are our specialty, including: wild west trick ropers, world record knife throwers, unique musicians, little people, natural-born human oddities and so much more! If you can dream it, we can book it!

Click here for further info.

The Donor Wall!

Get your message seen by the millions of annual visitors to Coney Island, USA. No, we don't want you to tag our landmark building or scratch your name into our incredible freak bar, we want you to put up a plaque on our Donor Wall. The Wall will be part of the Freak Bar for thousands of years to come, and your message will be right up there for future Coney Islophiles to gape at.

Click here for further info!


Coney Island USA Gift Shop and Freak Bar!

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 8pm!

The Coney Island USA Gift Shop is located at 1208 Surf Ave. Or, you can shop online!

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Become a Member of Coney Island USA! New membership levels!

Your generosity ensures that Coney Island USA can continue to bring you innovative arts programming!

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The Authorized Coney Island Tour!

By Appointment

Developed in association with Dick Zigun, Founder Coney Island USA!
Great write up of the tour from, click here to read it!

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