How Cool Is This New Year's Eve Party? This Sunday, December 31, 8pm-2am

A Funhouse Philosophers Special Event!

Ring in the New Year with us, your Not For Profit Arts Organization at the Beach!

Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.

Click here for further info and to purchase tickets.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Magic at Coney!!! This Sunday, December 31st, 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. 

Click here for further info and to purchase tickets in advance.

Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue

Magic at Coney!!! New Year's Day 2018! This Monday, January 1, Two shows! 12pm & 3pm!

Celebrate New Year's Day with Magic at Coney!!!
Welcome 2018 with a charming magic show in the heart of Coney Island

Looking to welcome 2018 with a spark of excitement? Take your family to Coney Island to celebrate New Year's Day!

Tickets and cast info for the Noon Show:
$10 Adults, $5 Kids

Tickets and cast info for the 3pm Show:
$10 Adults, $5 Kids

Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Avenue

Coney Island Circus Sideshow - New Year's Day! This Monday, January 1, 2pm-6pm (last ticket sold at 5pm).

They're Here, They're Real, They're Alive, and you can see them performing on New Year's Day (right after the Polar Bear Swim)! The World Famous Coney Island Circus Sideshow will perform continuously from 2pm - 6pm (last ticket sold at 5pm) at Sideshows By The Seashore!

Jelly Boy The Clown
Velvet Crayon
Nola Star
Justin Weber
Fibi Eyewalker

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids (under 12) at the door! Our Freak Bar and Gift Shop will be open as well!

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

The Coney Island Museum, Open Saturdays 12pm-6pm, Sundays, 2pm-6pm! Closed Sunday, December 31!


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

Happy Holidays from Coney Island USA!


Dear Friends,

I want to personally thank you for your support of Coney Island USA in 2017. This year we celebrated two amazing milestones that, seen together, tell the story of where Coney Island has been and what kind of a future we're building: the 100th birthday of our landmarked headquarters and the 35th anniversary of our Mermaid Parade

In 1917, our Surf Avenue headquarters opened as a restaurant for New Yorkers of all walks of life. In 2017, at a time when values like tolerance and inclusion were increasingly challenged, I am glad to say that the Mermaid Parade, and all of Coney Island, remains a place not only open to everyone, but a place that celebrates people of all origins and interests-freaks, geeks, and fire eaters included.

Whether you marched with me in the Parade this year, visited our Coney Island Museum, or came to see our Circus Sideshow (or any of our other amazing programs), thank you for keeping the spirit of Coney Island alive.

As the year comes to a close, I hope that you will also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Coney Island USA at: to help us keep programs like the Mermaid Parade available to everyone.

Thank you again for everything that you do and happy holidays to you and your family.

Best regards, and wish you were here,
Dick D. Zigun
Founder and Artistic Director 

A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat! Fridays at 8pm in January!

This is an autobiographical solo show from award-winning magician Bobby Torkova about a little boy who stutters and dreams of becoming a magician. While this is not your traditional magic show, it does feature magic performances to illustrate the story. Running time: 75 minutes.

Tickets are $15 online, or at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Text CIMUSEUM to 71777

Coney Island USA’s landmarked headquarters, 1208 Surf Avenue, is celebrating its 100th birthday this fall. We’re honoring New York’s oldest home for freaks, geeks, and merfolk with a special campaign to support our Coney Island Museum. As the only accredited institution uniquely dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Coney Island, the Museum is vital to ensuring the legacy of the People’s Playground lives on. Your gift is not only a testament to Coney Island’s amazing history, but an investment in its next 100 years. Make your gift today by texting CIMUSEUM to 71777 or online here!

Coney Island USA partners with Kitchen 21's Sunday Jazz Brunch!


Coney Island USA is pleased to announce our partnership with Kitchen 21. Every Sunday, we'll be providing walk-around entertainment from 1:00-4:00 during Kitchen 21's Jazz Brunch. Be amazed and amused with sideshow and magic at Coney Island's hottest new eatery! 

For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit

Coney Island Pinball Museum! Open Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm-6pm!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 - 6pm!

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!

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