Newsletter - April 27, 2021




Coney Island Baby! … Coney Island USA's Spring 2021 Virtual Gala! This Thursday, April 29, 7pm, ET! Get Tickets here!

A Night of High-Voltage Entertainment
Produced in Cooperation With Jesse Malin, The Bowery Electric, and Rolling Live Studios

Coney Island USA, with Jesse Malin, Bowery Electric, and Rolling Live Studios, invites you to join us virtually for Coney Island … Baby!, a very special event benefiting our famed not-for-profit multicultural arts organization. Coney Island … Baby! is an evening of rock ‘n’ roll, sideshow, burlesque, and spoken word performances — a powerful showcase of the music on which The Bowery Electric built its name and the glorious magic of Coney Island.

Donations made during this broadcast go directly to Coney Island USA! 
Ticket sales from this event will be used to cover The Bowery Electric's production expenses.

Support Coney Island USA with a donation, and show the world your Coney-Island style with one of these thank-you gifts, including a tee-shirt created in honor of this event:


For a $15 donation, we’ll send you a Coney Island sticker pack
For a $40 donation, you'll receive a tee-shirt featuring the amazing CIUSA Cycloptopus image
For $50 we'll send you the tee-shirt AND a Coney Island USA face mask
For $75, you'll receive the tee-shirt AND a skeleton mermaid tote bag
For $125 we'll send you a tee-shirt, tote, AND Freak Show tank top
For $150, you'll receive the tee shirt AND tank top, the tote, a CIUSA mask, AND a limited edition, autographed event poster.

Donate at:

With Performances by:
Jesse Malin
Joseph Arthur
Zopa featuring Michael Imperioli
Kembra Pfahler from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black
Miss Guy of Toilet Boys
Lynne Von Pang
Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz
Heather Litteer with Lenny Kaye and Paul Wallfisch
Gyda Gash
Dick Zigun
Everett Quinton
Nora Guthrie
Alison Gordy
Todd Robbins
New York Nico
Little Brooklyn
Laura Lee Pants
Gigi Bonbon
Danielle Mastrion
Sage Sovereign
And your emcee, Adam Realman

Tickets are $20 via our invitation link at Rolling Live Studios.

Ask The Experts: Marc Hartzman - Live on Zoom! This Wednesday, April 28, 7pm, ET

Marc Hartzman is the author of author of Chasing Ghosts, The Big Book of Mars, American Sideshow, The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir, and more. Join Marc and our host Adam Realman, for a talk about the history of Life on Mars! has called Marc Hartzman "one of America's leading connoisseurs of the bizarre" and George Noory from Coast to Coast AM said he's "as bizarre as Robert Ripley." Hartzman considers both high compliments since his passion for the unusual started with Ripley's Believe It Or Not and the annual Guinness World Records books during his youth.

In addition to his books about Mars, Oliver Cromwell's embalmed head, weird things on eBay, sideshow performers, and unorthodox messages from God, Hartzman has written for Mental Floss, the Huffington Post, AOL Weird News, and Bizarre magazine. He's discussed oddities on CNN, MSNBC, Ripley's Radio, and the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum.

More of his love for the unusual can be found on his site, Outside of these projects, Hartzman earns a living as an award-winning advertising creative director.

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Ticket sales end on Wednesday, April 28th at 5pm.

A Zoom link to join us online, will be emailed day of the event.

Ask The Experts: Charlie Ahearn - Live on Zoom! Wednesday, May 5, 7pm, ET

Charlie Ahearn’s art practice includes painting, photography and making films such as the super 8 kung fu Deadly Art of Survival, 1978, and the classic hip-hop film Wild Style, 1982. He has made many shorts such as his Coney Island Rules, 2015, at the Art Walls with Adam Rinn. It’s an homage to Coney culture. 

His silkscreen paintings series depicting hip hop culture’s germinal years was shown at PPOW Gallery in New York 2017 and in Beyond The Streets New York 2019, in Chendu China 2020. Ahearn resides in New York City.

Charlie will be showing some of his photos and clips of his films.

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Ticket sales end on Wednesday, May 5th at 5pm.

A Zoom link to join us online, will be emailed day of the event.

Ask The Experts: Marie Roberts - Live on Zoom! Wednesday, May 12, 7pm, ET

Marie Roberts is a painter and native New Yorker, living and working in Southern Brooklyn. She received a B.A in art from Brooklyn College and MFA in painting from Queens College, (CUNY),  is a Professor of Art at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Artist in Residence at the not for profit arts center Coney Island USA.

Roberts' work has been shown at venues that include the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum, PS 1, MOCADA, Deutchbank Galleries, Salina Gallery, LIU, 32 Edgecomb Gallery, Yale School of Art, Gallery SoBab, Seoul, South Korea, and Rivington Gallery, London and Coney Art Walls, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 curated by Jeffrey Deitch.

Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Transit Authority NYC, The Village Voice, Merk, CNN, DiDomenico Partners, Laughing Lotus Yoga, and Feld Entertainment as well as private collections.

Roberts has been subject of several short documentaries, including "Sideshow Picasso" by Marilyn Agrelo, and the 2015 "This Side of Dreamland" by Joshua Glick and Patrick Reagan. She is included in Coney Island Lost and Found by Charles Denson; City Lights: Tales of New York by Dan Barry and in media as diverse as The New York Times, TLC's Cake Boss, AMC’s Ride With Norman Reedus and is an ethical vegetarian tending toward vegan.

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Ticket sales end on Wednesday, May 12th at 5pm.

A Zoom link to join us online, will be emailed day of the event.



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