Newsletter - May 9, 2019



Burlesque at the Beach! This Friday, May 10th, 10pm!

Poster Show Opening Reception - 6pm-10pm (free in our Freak Bar)

Burlesque 10pm, $20

Hosted by Ginger Twist
Tiny D
Fem Appeal
Vada James
Sweet Lorraine
Bambi the Mermaid!

$20 online, or at the door.

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

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Coney Island Circus Sideshow! This Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th, 1pm - 7pm (last ticket sold at 7pm)!

Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed 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!

2019 Cast:
Jelly Boy The Clown
Xander Lovecraft
Wendy Blades
Nola Star
Sage Sovereign
KooKoo Birdgirl
Finn Flexible
Fibi Eyewalker

Texas Talker
Mutnik the Space Dog

Show runs continuous 1pm-7pm (last ticket sold at 7pm).

Tickets - $10 Adults, $5 Kids (under 12) at the door.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Music Of Curiosities! This Saturday, May 11th, 8pm Reception, 9pm Showtime!

Music Of Curiosities proudly presents: MISS CHERRY DELIGHT'S release of her debut album “EAT THE EVIDENCE”, live on stage for the first time ever! An evening of Cherry’s brand new original rock n’ roll/grunge/goth industrial tunes never heard before! Be the very first audience to get a taste of red juicy seduction in music form, unapologetic, unhinged and uncensored.

Come witness the sexy screaming sinful spectacle that the internet does NOT want you to see, with a 7 piece rock band that will blow you away on the legendary Coney Island Sideshow Stage.

This evening is a very special double-party as we celebrate the birthday of "The Mayor of Coney Island" Dick Zigun along with Miss Cherry Delight's musical milestone in releasing her first album.

The festivities begin at 8pm with a demonic and decadent themed passed hors d'oeuvre hour catered by MOODSFOODS with a special musical guest Melissa Elledge in the Freakbar.

At 9pm the show begins with an opening music set by the gorgeous gothic goddess from beyond the grave, JESS-O-LANTERN. A short intermission will follow before the headliner, the Bloodlust Rockin’ Scream-Queen, MISS CHERRY DELIGHT takes the stage. Cherry and her full band will play the entirety of “EAT THE EVIDENCE”, the exciting head-banging coffin-thumpin’ set of all 14 tracks performed in order from beginning to end. Surprises through the night will make this evening to die for!

Be there and get berried alive!!


Pop Up Portrait Studio by KRISTOPHER JOHNSON so Dress to Impress!

8pm Hors d'oeuvre/Reception in Freak Bar

9pm Showtime

$25 Advance $30 Day of the show.

Advance tickets here.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Magic at Coney!!!, This Sunday, May 12th, 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

RSVP for the Mermaid Parade Judge Party on Saturday, May 18th!

Hey Past and Future Mermaid Parade Judges, Use this form to let us know you're planning on coming to the party on May 18th at Coney Island Baby on Avenue A in Manhattan.

- Mermaid Parade Trivia featuring The Voice of the Mermaid Parade, Chris T.

- Your First Beer is Courtesy of Coney Island Brewery (after that it is a cash bar). And more...

The fun kicks off at 1PM...and we hope you can make it.

Mermaid Parade 2019 Registration is now open!

The 37th Annual Mermaid Parade is Saturday, June 22, 2019! Registration is NOW OPEN!

Click here
for info and to register!

Announcing 2019 Mermaid Parade Royalty: King Neptune - Arlo Guthrie, Queen Mermaid - Nora Guthrie!

Our King and Queen are the only Mermaid Parade Royalty to have grown up on Mermaid Avenue, right here in Coney Island!

Arlo Guthrie – Photo by Cissy Van Kralingen / Courtesy of Rising Son Records

Nora Guthrie – Photo by Tina Tschirch / Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc.

The Mermaid Parade, is Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1pm. 

Announcing this year’s Mermaid Parade Poster by the Amazing Jennie Jones!!!

Jennie Jones is an East Village artist with a deep love for the silly strange creepy and cute. Jennie has a BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a textile designer during her nine to five life. She spends the rest of her time devoted to her painting. Jennie and her husband Sean (the Yoda of screen printing) created Planet Zoot and collaborate together turning her art into screen printed posters, apparel, skateboards and whatever you can push a squeegee or drag a paintbrush across. Coney Island has truly won her heart, and  creating this poster has been an absolute dream come true.

Instagram: @planet_zoot

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 Fridays 8pm-Midnight, 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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