Newsletter - June 5, 2019



Coney Island USA & Coney Island Brewery Present: The 37th Annual Mermaid Parade! Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1pm

Coney Island USA & Coney Island Brewery Present: The 37th Annual Mermaid Parade (Saturday, June 22nd, 1pm, Rain or Shine). Co-Presented by Spectrum News NY1 and Siren Freeform. The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride.

King Neptune - Arlo Guthrie Queen Mermaid - Nora Guthrie

To register to participate:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Be a Judge!

Sponsor the Parade!

To volunteer, send an email to:

For registration questions, send an email to:

All other inquiries:

For further info on The Mermaid Parade:

Coney Island USA & Coney Island Brewery Present: The Mermaid Parade Ball at Kitchen 21's Rooftop! Saturday, June 22, 2019, 5pm-11pm

The Official After Party Of The Mermaid Parade!

Co-Sponsored by Spectrum News NY 1, Siren Freeform and Kitchen 21.

Saturday June 22, 2019 - Immediately following the Mermaid Parade!


Kitchen 21’s Rooftop - Boardwalk and W. 21st.


General Admission $25. Click here to purchase.

Beer, beverages and food, available for purchase on site.




The Electric Mess

The Coffin Daggers

The Piggies


with DJ Sandy Lieb

Hosted by Adam RealMan 

All ticket sales are non-refundable and WILL CALL only to be picked up at the party (on June 22nd, between 5pm-10pm), at Kitchen 21, 3052 W 21st. on the boardwalk. TICKETS WILL NOT SHIP.

Photos Courtesy of Kitchen 21.

Sponsored Post: New York Costumes/Halloween Adventure

New York Costumes/Halloween Adventure, the official Mermaid Parade Headquarters is NYC’s largest year round costume and accessories Super Store.

We are counting down to June 22nd, stop in the store for all your Mermaid/Merman needs. Mention Mermaid and get 15% off your entire purchase.

We have the largest retail selection of costumes, wigs, makeup, masks, props and décor in New York City. Our diverse staff, expansive selection (many items are one of a kind!) and creative atmosphere make this a unique shopping experience for all.  

We are the go to store for NYC’s locals as well as one of must see stops for tourists. We have been the home for many TV shows, movies and most recently of Netflix Mr. Robot, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Jessica Jones. Stop by, we would love to show you around!

New York Costumes / Halloween Adventure
104 4th Ave.
New York, New York 10003

Coney Island Circus Sideshow! This Friday through Sunday, 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 the Birdgirl
Finn Flexible
Fibi Eyewalker

Texas Talker
Mutnik the Space Dog

*Please Note: Not all performers perform on the same days.

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

Burlesque at the Beach! This Friday, June 7th, 10pm!

Butter Pecan Burlesque is a monthly event showcasing the LatinX and Hispanic artist. For the month of June; Coney Island is hosting us for a night a sizzling variety entertainment with the best artists NYC has to offer.

Hosted By Miss Frankie Eleanor
Abel Rey
Broody Valentino
Countess Eden
Daisy Desnuda
Dominant Jeane
Kita St. Cyr
Ms Suki E
Wae Messed
Stage Maven: Rio Darling

$20 online, or at the door.

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

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

2nd Annual Pre-Mermaid Parade Vendor Market! This Saturday, June 8th, 12pm-8pm! Sunday, June 9th, 12pm-7pm! Free Admission!

“For all you Mermaid Parade enthusiasts out there, Serpentina's Craft Strange and Unusual Market will be having our 2nd Annual Pre-Mermaid Parade Vendor Market, where you can find all you need, for your Mermaid Parade costumes and accessories.

We have local artists coming in to sell you their one of a kind creations, artwork, vintage pieces and more that are themed all things Mermaid and Ocean life. So if you are too busy to get your costume ready, come to Coney Island, the birthplace of the Mermaid Parade and buy your costume pieces all under one roof.

This year we even have a tarot reader, find out if you will find love this year at the parade. See Ya by the Seashore. 

Saturday info.

Sunday info.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Burlesque at the Beach! This Saturday, June 8th, 10pm!

Celebrate the Puerto Rican Day Parade all weekend long! Featuring burlesque, magic and fire performance by:

Frankie Eleanor
Bianca Dagga
Nelson Lugo
Stella Nova
Dolly Dagger
Daisy Desnuda

Hosted by Kita St Cyr

and Kizzy Lewdlow

$20 online, or at the door.

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

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Magic at Coney!!!, This Sunday, June 9th, 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!

No trip to the historic amusement district is complete without a visit to the Coney Island Museum! We have the largest collection of Coney Island photographs, paintings, ephemera, amusement-related objects, architectural elements, and vintage signs on view to the public. Check out our newest exhibits, including an antique carousel horse, a mid-twentieth century photo booth, and original terra-cotta embellishments from the iconic Child’s boardwalk restaurant.  

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

Sideshow School, Banner Painting, Burlesque Master Class and Belly Dance with Jehan!

This summer we have four great classes that you can be a part of! Sideshow School, Banner Painting, Burlesque Master Class (Sold Out, Wait list only) and Belly Dance with Jehan! Get class details and register here!

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.

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!

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 (closed Friday, May 31st), Saturdays, 12pm - Midnight 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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Your generosity ensures that Coney Island USA can continue to bring you innovative arts programming!

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The Authorized Coney Island Tour!

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Developed in association with Dick Zigun, Founder Coney Island USA!

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