Newsletter - July 10, 2019



Fibi Eyewalker and Coney Island USA Present: A Summer Sideshow Festival! This Thursday, July 11th, 8pm-2am

Nothing can get you ready for such madness!!!

3 of America's most creative Sideshow troupes, Disasterpiece Theater, The Squidling Brothers Sideshow, The No Ring Circus and Emily Shepherd, together for the first time on one stage! The famous CONEY ISLAND stage!!

Prepare for never before seen collaborations! 
Story lines will collide & imaginations will merge!!
Anything can happen!!

In addition to the show, we will have rockabilly haircuts,
the Freak Market, live music, carnival foods, and much more.

Join us for summer time MADNESS!!! 

$15 advance sale (tickets here). $20 night of, at the door.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Coney Island Circus Sideshow! Open Daily through Labor Day, 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
Obsidian Absurd
Texas Talker
Tanya Solomon
Mutnik the Space Dog

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

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

Click here for further info.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Burlesque at the Beach, This Friday, July 12th, 10pm

The epic conclusion of a 15-year striptease saga, The Godmother tells the story of the rise and fall of the powerful Italian-American burlesque family of Donna Nasty Canasta.

Follow The Godmother’s journey from 19th-century Sicily to Brooklyn in 2019, as a simple peasant child becomes the head and ass of the American Burlesque Mafia. Watch as she takes control of the titty shows of New York City, becomes the boss of Las Vegas bump-and-grind, marries a respectable New England stripper, almost conquers Havana’s burlesque scene on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, and goes to the mattresses for a naked tassel-twirling mob battle that leaves the fringe flying.

This multi-generational burlesque saga stars Amuse Bouche, Corvette Le Face, Fem Appeal, Francine the Lucid Dream, Kita St Cyr, Nip Fury, Rex Halligan and more!

18 to enter. 21+ with proper I.D. to drink.

$20 online or at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.

Ask the Experts: Gary Heiden, Roller Coaster Kids; Tales of 1960's! This Saturday, July 13th, 5pm

Included with Coney Island Museum Admission, $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of  Zip Code 11224. Free for members of Coney Island USA! Purchase tickets at the door.

Roller Coaster Kids; Tales of 1960's Coney Island is a Brooklyn artist's wild coming of age memoir that chronicles the author's many unforgettable friendships and adventures while growing up in the uniquely wonderful Brooklyn, New York City neighborhood of Coney Island, during the tumultuous decade of the 1960s.  By the start of the 1960s, only one historic Coney Island amusement park remained, George C. Tilyou's Steeplechase Park. Who better to tell this 1960s Coney Island story than the author, who may have been the very last kid to go on a ride in the doomed, ill-fated grand amusement park, when he dared to "sneak" a ride down the famed giant Panama Slide after it was condemned.  As events of the 1960s are recalled, the book is also hauntingly relevant in 2019.

Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Ave.

Burlesque at the Beach, This Saturday, July 13th, 10pm


Instantly recognizable by his trademark appearance – the high waisted trousers, tight shirt and the sound of voice to die for – WILFREDO is the musical character comedy phenomenon who has charmed, hypnotised and terrified audiences around the world. 

With a song on his lips and a shuffle in his step, Wilfredo has toured the length and breadth of the United States, earning himself a league of devoted followers wherever he appears. Internationally, he's been presented at comedy festivals around the world. Edinburgh, Reykjavik, Melbourne, Cape Town, Buenos Aires, London, Prague and even Manila have all had a taste of the wonderful Wilfredo.

Tonight he returns to his favorite spot by the ocean here at Coney Island USA with an all-star line-up of the very best of New York burlesque.

What more could be said about the legendary DIRTY MARTINI? She's graced stages all around the world, bringing vintage glamour into the 21st century. Internationally recognized for her routines, her looks, her bawdy humor and her inimitable style, she has performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the London Palladium. Tonight she graces the Coney Island stage once again.

Queen of the scene JULIE ATLAZ MUZ is the performance artist, dancer, burlesque performer and director whose darkly comic routines have secured her place in the underworld of New York nightlife as well as a bastion of the art world. Julie has won the titles of Miss Exotic World, Miss Coney Island and Queen of the Mermaid Parade. Together with her husband, the performer Mat Fraser, she was last year bestowed the title of New Yorker of the Year by the readers of the New York Times.

GIGI BONBON is the comedic bombshell who is known to seduce the crowd with her dynamic dance moves and a killer smile. She performs regularly at The Slipper Room, Duane Park, Le Scandal, House of Yes, The Box, Employees Only, Hotel Chantelle, Nurse Bettie and here at Burlesque at the Beach. In 2018 she was crowned Miss Coney Island – a role she proudly carried out with great success.

Producer, performer and forever Queen of Coney Island, BAMBI THE MERMAIDis an out-and-out legend. With a smorgasbord of incredible acts under her mermaid belt, Bambi is all kinds of crazy, fun and exuberance!

Part goddess, part femme fatale, part hedonist, and crowned Miss Exotic World 2016, POISON IVORY has made her mark on the international scene. With multiple festivals, accolades, and the queen title under her garter, it's clear that she's a force to be seen. She is brown sugar and spice; she is a deadly device.

Juanita Cardenas, a.k.a the performance artist LUCY LICIOUS, is an aerialist, burlesque performer, costumier, prop maker, puppeteer and so much more besides. Regular at the Slipper Room, the Box, the House of Yes and beyond, she is a co-founder and artistic director of the absurdist theater company Visceral Abstractions – whose sell-out shows have become the talk of the town.

18 to enter. 21+ with proper I.D. to drink.

$20 online or at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.

Magic at Coney!!!, This Sunday, July 14th, 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 $12 for adults and $8 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, Summer Hours, Open Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm-6pm, Sunday, 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

Sponsored Post: Get 20% off your next NY Aquarium trip! Use our promo code for a great night.

officially summer, which means it’s time for a trip to the unofficial home of summer, Coney Island! No trip is complete without a stop by the NY Aquarium. For a limited time, you can get 20% off when you buy your tickets online with the promo code SUMMER.

a feel for life under the boardwalk inside Ocean Wonders: Sharks! This state-of-the-art exhibit features sand tiger sharks, Atlantic sturgeon, sea turtles, cownose rays and more. Visit the penguins or catch a sea lion show at the Aquatheater.

the Aquarium is staying open late on Fridays and Saturdays (excluding July 20) through August 31. Watch the Friday night fireworks from the roof of Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, enjoy a late night sea lion show, and try your hand at trivia with our scientists.

promo code SUMMER online now to save 20% on tickets. We’ll see you at the Aquarium!

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NY Aquarium
602 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.

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 Monday through Thursday 12pm-8pm, Fridays and 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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