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Newsletter - June 22, 2022

 

 

Thanks for another great Mermaid Parade and Ball!!
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Thanks to our Co-Presenting Sponsor Coney Island Brewery, Parade Sponsors, Participants, Staff, Royalty Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Dave A. Chokshi, Judges, Ball Ticket Purchasers, Ball Performers, Volunteers, Board of Directors, Spectators, NYPD 60th Precinct, New York City Fire Department, New York City Department of Sanitation. Check out Parade coverage on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Pages! See you in 2023!

Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Open 7 days a week!
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Days and Dates

Daily - June 18 through July 17.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday - July 18 through August 8.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday - August 8 through September 5.

Sideshow Hours

Weekdays and Sunday: 1pm-6pm (last ticket sold at 5pm)

Saturdays: 1pm-7pm (last ticket sold at 6pm)

Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed not for profit 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!

We perform continuous admission and we are conveniently located at the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Think about it folks, the ten-in-one circus sideshow is another Coney Island gift to culture along with other Brooklyn beach inventions like the hot dog and the roller coaster. Established by Coney Island, USA in 1985, where else would you find the world's first professional non-profit theatre dedicated to keeping alive the American sideshow?

2022 Cast
Rev. Xander Lovecraft
Kita St. Cyr
Alaska
Obsidian Absurd
La Reine The Thrill
Cyclone Jack Sullivan
Niki B. The Talking Doll

Special Guests
Gin Minsky
Clawdette Smm Smm

Cast Photo by Laure Leber.

Additional guests throughout the season.

Please Note: Not all perfomers perform on the same day.

Tickets are $12 adults, $8 kids (under 12), at the door.

All hours are subject to weather conditions and the size of the crowd at the amusement park on that particular day; hours of specific performers are also subject to change. The Sideshow is located at 1208 Surf Ave.

Coney Island USA requires that our guests be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon entering. Unvaccinated children must be masked. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. All ticket sales are final. No refunds.

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 Ave.

Coney Island Open Mic Night! This Wednesday, June 22, Sign up at 7pm! Showtime 8pm, Free!
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Coney Island USA and the Coney Island Comedy Festival are reviving this century old tradition in the heart of Coney Island's amusement district and opening it up to entire neighborhood community.

The events are for participants and audience members.  

Sign up will begin at 7pm and will be limited to eight participants. Each participant will get five minutes on the microphone.

The Coney Island Open Mic Night series is a great place to showcase your talent... All genres of performance are welcome, stand-up comedy, spoken word, music (Acoustic-based only), whatever that may be!

We're looking forward to seeing what you've got!

All ages, 21 to drink.

Coney Island USA requires that our guests be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon entering. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Freak Bar
1208 Surf Avenue

Cemetery Cinema - Night of the Living Dead (1968)! This Thursday, June 23, 8pm!
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Hosted by Carnivore AD frontman / comic book writer: Baron Misuraca, CEMETERY CINEMA makes its horrifying debut at Coney Island on Thursday, June 23rd with a special NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD screening event!

Directed by the legendary  George A. Romero, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is a great story of independent cinema: a low budget hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. It is a bizarre tale of a trapped group of strangers who find themselves fending off hordes of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls. It is a claustrophobic vision of a late 1960’s America literally tearing itself apart. It rewrote the rules of the horror genre and combined gruesome gore with social commentary. Stark, haunting and more relevant than ever, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD never dies.

After the film screening concludes, a question and answer audience participation discussion and a frightening facts segment will follow!

Join us - if you dare!

Tickets are $10 online or at the door. Buy tickets here!

Coney Island USA requires that our guests be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon entering. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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

Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue

Pride Show at the Sideshow! This Friday, June 24, 8pm!
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The summer drag invasion at Sideshows by the Seashore continues with Pride Show at the Sideshow! Hosts Zenon TeaVee and Nancy Nogood bring you the best of the best drag from all across New York City for a Pride Spectacular! Featured artists Emi Grate, Islaya, and Sweaty Eddie each will be showcasing their own one-of-a-kind drag on the Sideshows stage so be sure to get your tickets now!

Tickets are $20 online or at the door. Purchase tickets here.

Coney Island USA requires that our guests be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon entering. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

18 to enter, 21 to drink.

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

Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue

Music of Curiosities: QVEEN OF ATLANTIS MUSIC FESTIVAL! This Saturday, June 25, 9pm!
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Music of Curiosities
at Coney Island USA
presents
- QVEEN OF ATLANTIS MUSIC FESTIVAL-
Live on Stage in Coney Island

Music Of Curiosities brings back live music in Coney Island. Up from the depths, live on stage at the legendary Coney Island USA, June 25th at 9PM, it's the QVEEN OF ATLANTIS MUSIC FESTIVAL, a screaming night of unapologetic, unhinged and uncensored goth/grunge/ industrial/ metal rock n' roll, featuring four great bands to blast in the start of summer.

Come witness this seductive spectacle of sound headlined by the dark gothic industrial-metal of The Destruct Principle. Also, featuring the symphonic mix of goth, folk, doom and death of the amazing band Afterus.

Starting the evening will be special opening sets by the dark and delicious Tryst and the surrealist performance art of Pnk Vlvt Wtch and Obsidian Absurd.

And you can get yourself a special limited edition flash tattoo while you're watching the show from La Roots and Bubalu Tattoos, so when you wake up the next day you'll always remember what an incredible evening it was.

Come on down, bring a friend, Music of Curiosities – Qveen of Atlantis Music Fest.

$12 in advance, $15 day of show (at the door).

Coney Island USA requires that our guests be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon entering. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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

Sideshows by the Seashore
1208 Surf Avenue

Sponsored Post, Brooklyn Cyclones, BasebALL You Can Drink!
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For every Saturday home game during the 2022 season the Cyclones will be offering BasebALL You Can Drink. This special package offers two hours of open bar starting 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch and running for 90 minutes after the scheduled first pitch.

The tickets will be for The Backyard in the shadow of the world-famous Coney Island Parachute Jump. Tickets will be $50 per person. This includes access to the open bar - which features beer, wine, hard seltzer, mixed drinks and soft drinks - for two hours. These drinks are served one at a time. In addition those with BasebALL You Can Drink tickets will also have access to discounted food and snacks at the Boardwalk Concession stand. Designated Driver packages are also for $20 and include access to soft drinks and water for the two-hour period.

Tickets and further info here.

The Coney Island Museum! Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-5pm!
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For over a century, the Coney Island amusement district has represented the changing face of American popular culture. A source of wonders, thrills, and larger-than-life spectacles for many generations, Coney Island has also been the site of a wide range of historical innovations, including the hot dog, the first escalator ride, and the introduction of the infant incubator as a tool for neonatal care.

The Coney Island Museum is the only accredited institution singularly dedicated to preserving, protecting, and interpreting the unique history of the People’s Playground. It houses the world’s premier collection of Coney Island photographs, paintings, ephemera, amusement-related objects, architectural elements, and vintage signs on view to the public. In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum also hosts special exhibitions and lectures on Coney Island’s history and impact. The Museum’s archives are available as a critical resource to researching scholars and its public displays support educators from local schools.

Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of  Zip Code 11224.

There are no online sales, tickets are purchased at the door. 

Coney Island USA requires that our guests be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be checked upon entering. Unvaccinated children must be masked. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. All ticket sales are final. No refunds.

Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Ave.

Coney Island USA Gift Shop! Online and in person at 1208 Surf Avenue! 2022 Mermaid Parade Merch now available!
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Purchase one of a kind Coney Island items from the comfort of your home, 24/7, at our online gift shop!

1208 Surf Ave. Hours - 7 days a week beginning Saturday, June 18th. Sunday through Thursday Noon-6pm, Friday Noon- 10pm. Saturday Noon-11pm. Proof of vaccination required.

Trademarks
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CONEY ISLAND USA, CONEY ISLAND, U.S.A., MERMAID PARADE, THE MERMAID PARADE, THE MERMAID PARADE logo, and the CONEY ISLAND USA logo are registered trademarks of Coney Island U.S.A., Inc. and may not be used without the express written permission of Coney Island U.S.A., Inc.

CONEY ISLAND CIRCUS SIDESHOW, SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE, CONEY ISLAND MUSEUM, CONEY ISLAND U.S.A. PRESENTS, the CONEY ISLAND U.S.A. PRESENTS logo, CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL, BURLESQUE AT THE BEACH, CREEPSHOW AT THE FREAK SHOW and FUNHOUSE PHILOSOPHERS are trademarks of Coney Island U.S.A., Inc. and may not be used without the express written permission of Coney Island U.S.A., Inc.

Call for entries Coney Island Film Festival 2022! Final Entry Deadline this Friday, June 24!
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indiefilmpage.com and Coney Island USA Present: The 22nd Annual Coney Island Film Festival, September 16 - 18, 2022 at Sideshows by the Seashore and The Coney Island Museum, in the historic Brooklyn neighborhood, Coney Island, New York.

Coney Island Film Festival Voted "One of MovieMaker Magazine's Coolest Film Festivals in the World" and "25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee".

Call for entries 2022 Now Open!

Entry Categories - Drama Short, Comedy Short, Feature, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Horror, Sci-Fi, Music Video, Experimental, Animation

Final Extended Late Deadline - This Friday, June 24, 2022

To enter and for further info visit:
https://filmfreeway.com/ConeyIslandFilmFestival

Become a Member of Coney Island USA!
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Generosity from folks like you ensures that Coney Island USA can continue to bring you innovative Arts programming like the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, The Mermaid Parade, Burlesque at the Beach, The Coney Island Film Festival and the Coney Island Museum, for many years to come.

Click here for further info!

   
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