Newsletter - February 26, 2020



Tickets are on sale now for The Coney Island USA 2020 Spring Gala, Saturday, March 28th, 7:30pm-11:30pm at the New York Aquarium!

The 2020 Spring Gala

A Neptunian Evening Supporting Coney Island USA

We request the pleasure of your company at the Coney Island USA 2020 Spring Gala, set against the majestic backdrop of the New York Aquarium. Surrounded by coral reefs, sharks, rays, and more than 100 other species of exotic sea creatures, you’ll enjoy fine hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktails, and an array of Coney Island USA’s signature delights. New York rock and roll legend Garland Jeffreys headlines the event’s entertainment, and a DJ’ed dance party unlike any other awaits you. Your attendance will benefit our not-for-profit arts organization, its programming and landmarked home on Surf Avenue, and the Coney Island Museum.

VIP Admission
Guests with VIP-level gala tickets are invited to join us in “Neptune’s Lair,” an exclusive ocean-themed area on the aquarium’s second level. VIPs may partake of a buffet-style repast amid a sea of ambient entertainment; you’ll also have access to the aquarium’s beautiful terrace (weather permitting) and stunning beach views. The world-famous Ocean Wonders exhibit will host a second, shark-studded VIP area as well.

Further details To Be Announced!

Tickets (21+)

$100 General Admission

$250 V.I.P.

$500 Patron

$1000 Benefactor

All sales are final. Tickets are Will Call only to be picked up at the NY Aquarium night of; they will not be shipped.

Sponsored by Coney Island Brewing Co., Duchess Of Desserts, One Brick, Green Fairy at the Red Room, Materials for the Arts, Popcorn Custom Products, Babeland, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Montauk Distilling Co., Tito's Handmade Vodka, Sparkling Ice, Truly Hard Seltzer, Johnny Lowe Art, Planet Zoot, Parlor Trick Prints

New York Aquarium
602 Surf Avenue

Bloody Brains In A Jukebox! Previews start March 6th! Tickets are on sale now!

Bloody Brains in a Jukebox is a rock opera, with a libretto by Dick D. Zigun, music by Nikos Brisco, and direction by Circus Amok’s Ethyl Eichelbrger Award-winning Jennifer Miller. In this sung-through and psychedelic sci-fi satire, characters resembling Sidney Poitier, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Coogan and Jayne Mansfield tussle with a talking, flying, brain-eating Wurlitzer Model 1100 juke box – with results as mind-blowing and out there as anything you’ve ever seen at the sideshow.

Previews - $12
Friday, March 6th, 8pm
Saturday, March 7th, 8pm
Sunday, March 8th, 3pm
Friday, March 13th, 8pm

Opening Night - $30
Saturday, March 14th, 8pm

Regular Performances - $20
Sunday, March 15th, 3pm
Friday, March 20th, 8pm
Saturday, March 21st, 8pm
Sunday, March 22nd, 3pm
Friday, March 27th, 8pm
Saturday, March 28th, 8pm
Sunday, March 29th, 3pm

All ticket sales are non-refundable and WILL CALL only to be picked up the day or night of performance, at our box office at 1208 Surf Avenue. TICKETS WILL NOT SHIP. There are no extra service fees for online purchases. 

A Funhouse Philosophers Production.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Calling All Mermaids! 2020 Registration is now open!

Registration to be in the 38th Annual Mermaid Parade is LIVE! Join us June 20th, 2020 and be a part of the magic!

Magic at Coney!!!, This Sunday, March 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, Open Sundays, 2pm-5pm!

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

Gift Shop and Freak Bar! Open Sundays, 12pm-5pm!

Stop in for one of a kind items in our Gift Shop and while you're here, have a beverage in our Freak Bar!

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue

Call for entries 20th Annual Coney Island Film Festival!

Our Call for entries is now open! Festival dates are September 11-13, 2020.

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 Sundays 12pm-5pm.

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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