Newsletter - August 28, 2019



Tickets are on sale now for the 19th Annual Coney Island Film Festival, September 13-15 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum!
photo and Coney Island USA Present: The 19th Annual Coney Island Film Festival, September 13 - 15, 2019 at the legendary Sideshows By The Seashore and the Coney Island Museum in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood Coney Island, New York! 106 films in a jam packed weekend!

Full Festival Pass $50 (Includes Opening Night Screening, Opening Night Party, Admission to Programs 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,15,16. Does not include The Warriors Screening)

Opening Night Party
$25 (Beer from Coney Island Brewery, Wine, Food from Gargiulo's Restaurant, Stage Show Featuring Burlesque and Sideshow)

Saturday Screening Pass
$15 (Includes Admission to Programs 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Does not include The Warriors Screening)

Sunday Screening Pass
$12 (Includes Admission to Programs 11,12,13,14,15,16)

The Warriors
Saturday Screening $10

Individual Screenings only $8

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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
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).

$12 Adults, $8 kids (under 12) at the door.

Click here for further info.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Music Of Curiosities Presents: Feminist Fatale Showcase, This Thursday, August 29th, 10pm!

Featuring Live Music by DOLLTITS and PHAT MAN DEE with Special Guest Host JELLYBOY The Clown.

Buy Tickets Online or at The Box Office @ 1208 Surf Ave. ( cor. W.12th St.) Brooklyn, NY

Music of Curiosities is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). 

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Tickets are $20 online, or at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.

Burlesque at the Beach, This Friday, August 30th, 10pm

Coney Island USA and The Schlep Sisters present:

LABOR OF LOVE: The Schlep Sisters 15 Year Burlesque Anniversary Party!

The Schlep Sisters have been shimmy-ing their cute tuchuses for 15 years! Performing their unique style of Jewlesque in NYC and traveling the globe from Alaska to Australia, from Key West to California, and Finland and Germany! FRIDAY, AUGUST 30th, 2019 they are celebrating 15 years anniversary at CONEY ISLAND USA with their show LABOR OF LOVE!

They have brought together performers who have ALSO hit the 15 year milestone in their burlesque careers!


Your Femmecee: Broadway Brassy

Bambi The Mermaid

Angie Pontani

Amber Ray

Lulu Lollipop (Philadelphia!)

Darlinda Just Darlinda

Minnie Tonka

The Schlep Sisters

And our stage cougar: Hard Cory

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.

The Museum of Interesting Things: Suffragette City - Beyond just voting rights and labor rights! This Saturday, August 31st, 5pm

The fight to give women the vote lasted over 100 years and spanned the world. This was not just a movement for voting rights, though. The Museum of Interesting Things, through its vast collection that includes actual artifacts from that era, will show you what a bicycle has to do with this. Learn why some men were afraid of women with hats and someone might even get to try on a bustle dress. See how other issues of the times like the civil rights and temperance movements influenced each other and view some of the humorous affirmations and counterpoints to allowing women to vote. By the end, let's see if society as we know it will collapse if the fairer sex enters a voting booth!

The Museum has an extensive suffragette/women's rights show with actual historic items on voting/occupations/rights for women over the ages.

Including a voting machine with Harding still on it, suffragette dresses, Poll station books from the 1920 election with names still in it, historic postcards, women's rights books spanning from over 100 years ago until today and many more items!

Coinciding with the Core Content Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.

Read the article in the Brooklyn Paper!

Tickets are $10 online, or at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Coney Island Museum
1208 Surf Ave.

Burlesque at the Beach, This Saturday, August 31st, 10pm

"MAN: A TEASE!" is baaack for a whore-ifying 13th year!
TIGGER! trick-or-treats you to some tantalizing Tails in
"MAN: A TEASE! 13 - TAILS from the DARKSIDE!"
Creature-Featuring Sinsational Stars of Boylesque & Beyond:

... and Urine for a treat with TIGGER!s GOLDEN SHOWER!

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, September 1st, 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! Open Labor Day 12pm-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

Help Funhouse Philosophers raise funds for our next production! Join us Thursday Evening, September 5th, at the Jim Henson Carriage House in Manhattan! Details below!

Funhouse Philosophers is the experimental theater company in residence at Coney Island USA.

Here's your chance to help us raise funds for our showcase production of a new rock opera to run at Coney Island USA every weekend in November.


A ROCK OPERA by CIUSA Founder and Artistic Director Dick D. Zigun (libretto) and Nikos Brisco (music), directed by Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller.

To be presented at Coney Island USA’s Sideshow by the Seashore!

Join us at the Jim Henson Carriage House, for our Fundraiser on Thursday Evening, September 5th, with your donation (starting at $30). Info at our Facebook event page here!

Get info on the production and watch the video, at the link below.

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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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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