Newsletter - February 7, 2019



Our Spring Gala is Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the New York Aquarium's Ocean Wonders: Sharks Exhibit! Tickets are now on sale!

Our annual spring gala is always an incredible opportunity to experience the breadth of Coney Island’s magic all in one place, and this year’s location ensures a truly “fin-tastic” evening. Sink your teeth into hors d’oeuvres while enjoying beer and wine, specialty cocktails, and entertainment alongside the New York Aquarium's sharks, rays, sea turtles, and other marine life. By celebrating with us, you’ll be supporting Coney Island’s only not-for-profit arts organization - founders and presenters of the Mermaid Parade, and home to both Sideshows by the Seashore and the Coney Island Museum. 

Saturday, March 23rd ⁃ 7:30-11:30 pm at the New York Aquarium


General Admission $100

VIP $250
Premiere seating, exclusive lounge access, gift bag, and other special perks

Patron $500
Premiere seating, exclusive lounge access, gift bag, and other special perks plus Coney Island USA membership at Mermaid Parade Judge level

Benefactor $1000
Premiere seating, exclusive lounge access, gift bag, and other special perks plus Coney Island USA membership at Justice of the Beach level and personal tour of our historic, landmarked building

Group Tables $1250
In our VIP section.

Purchase tickets here!

All ticket sales final. Pre-purchased tickets can be picked up at Will-Call and will not be shipped. Tickets also available on site the night of the event, cash or credit card.

Magic at Coney!!!, This Sunday, February 10, 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

The Coney Island Museum, Open Saturdays, 12pm-6pm, 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

Freak Bar and Gift Shop! Open Saturdays, 12pm-6pm and Sundays, 12pm-6pm!

Join us for a cold one or two and check out our Gift Shop, for one of a kind items.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Our website is now mobile-friendly!

Check it out on your smart phones, tablets, etc. Thanks to Ocean-7 Development Inc. for making it happen!  

Coney Island USA on Amazon Smile!

If you use, there's a new, no-hassle way for you to contribute to Coney Island USA.

Through the AmazonSmile program, you can designate Coney Island USA to receive (as a donation) 0.5% of the price of all Amazon purchases you make. Your purchase costs remain the same, and there's no need to bookmark any long URLs or remember any codes--just click this link or follow the instructions at to sign up.

Once you've named Coney Island USA as your non-profit of choice, shop Amazon via to make your purchases. If you're on the webpage for an Amazon product, you can replace with in the URL to switch over to AmazonSmile. Most Amazon products (except for subscription-based services) are eligible for donations through AmazonSmile. Google Chrome users may also want to install the SmileAlways browser extension.

Coney Island USA values your financial support, and we hope you'll join us on AmazonSmile as you make your future purchases.

Call for entries 19th Annual Coney Island Film Festival!

Our Call for entries is now open! Festival dates are September 13-15, 2019. Entry deadline is June 7, 2019.
Click here for further info!

Have your next event in a Coney Island Landmark!photo

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.


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!

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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