Coney Island USA’s landmarked headquarters, 1208 Surf Avenue, is celebrating its 100th birthday this fall. We’re honoring New York’s oldest home for freaks, geeks, and merfolk with a special campaign to support our Coney Island Museum. As the only accredited institution uniquely dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Coney Island, the Museum is vital to ensuring the legacy of the People’s Playground lives on. Your gift is not only a testament to Coney Island’s amazing history, but an investment in its next 100 years. Make your gift today by texting CIMUSEUM to 71777 or online here!
Coney Island USA Spring Gala: The Ides of March
Coney Island USA Spring Gala: The Ides of March
Coney Island USA Spring Gala 2014: The Ides of March. Pre-Sale has ended. V.I.P. is sold out! $100 tickets are available at the door, night of, at Webster Hall, beginning at 6:30pm. Cash or Credit accepted.
Saturday, March 15th
7pm - 11pm
125 East 11 st (Between 3rd and 4th ave.)
New York, NY 10003
Join Coney Island USA as we invade Manhattan at the oldest nightclub of New York, Webster Hall, and celebrate the Coney Island USA Spring Gala. The Spring Gala is the premiere fundraising event for Coney Island USA. This benefit draws a host of celebrities, trendsetters, and performances by superstars of the Burlesque and Sideshow movement. The 2014 Spring Gala is titled: The Ides of March.
This year, for the first time ever, we will be naming the Coney Island USA Man and Woman of the Year, for their outstanding support of Coney Island throughout the year. Our honorees are Lisa Mangels-Schaefer, and the entire Mangels Family, and Steve and Dennis Vourderis, as well as the Vourderis Family.
Go Go Extravaganza: Anja Keister, Wae Messed, Sizzle Dizzle, Dottie Dynamo, Boo Boo Darlin, Brief Sweat, Bunny Buxom, Cheekie Lane, Clara Coquette, Ginger Twist, Lina Tantalette, Marlena Dee, Heather Whatever, Miss Poison Ivory, Zoe Ziegfeld, Lucille Ti Amore, Hard Cory, Sincerely Yours, Tiny D, Delysia Lachatte, Dolly Debutante.
Stage Show: Betty Bloomerz, Ray Valenz, Rita Menweep, Tina Cione
Ambient Entertainment: Sideshow: Serpentina, Leo The Human Gumby, Alejandro Dubois, Princess Pat. Aerial: Elizabeth Munn. Juggler: Kyle Petersen. Mermaids: Bambi The Mermaid, Kai Altair, Ali Luminescent. Dominatrix: Lady Zombie. Face Painting: Juliet Jeske. Strongman: Chris Schoeck. Museum of Interesting Things: Denny Daniels. Mini Mermaid Parade at approximately 9:30pm!, Coney Island Scan-A-Rama, Photo Booth by Switch to Manual (see portraits from last year, here).
Hosted by: Adam Realman
Live Music by: The Sunnyside Social Club, Screamin' Rebel Angels
DJ: Fresh Prince of Darkness
Hostesses: Kat Mon Dieu, It’s a Little Stormy, Creamy Stevens, Legs Malone, Miss Cherry Delight, Marni Halasa, Nati Amos
Greeters: Scott Baker, Kat Mon Dieu, Kita St. Cyr
Mystery in a Box: Noah D'Klein and Little Brooklyn
Crew: Tony Guarisco, Pat Bresnan, LaMaia
Check out photos from prior galas here.
TICKETS (21 AND OVER) Pre-Sale has ended. V.I.P. is sold out! Buy $100 tickets at the door, night of, at Webster Hall, beginning at 6:30pm. Cash or Credit accepted.
Spring Gala Friend Ticket, $100 (Admission, Free Beer from 7pm - 9pm and snacks).
Spring Gala V.I.P.Ticket, $250 SOLD OUT! (includes open bar, Catered Hors' D'oeuvres, Gift Bag, Exclusive access to VIP section and bar).
The Bronx Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Smuttynose Brewing Company
Snacks/tastings provided by:
Bassett Caterers, Alchemy Creamery, Adelina's, Brooklyn Bangers, Butter & Scotch, Champagne's Sweets, McClure's Pickles, Bamboo Bites
Exclusive V.I.P. Beer Sponsor: Brooklyn Brewery
Charlito's Cocina, Two Boots, Wafles & Dinges, Beehive Oven, Sailor Jerry Rum, Sourpuss Clothing, Popcorn Custom Products
How to get to Webster Hall by Public Transportation:
Union Square : N, Q, R, W, L, 4, 5, 6
3rd Ave : L
8th St./ NYU : R, W
Astor Pl : 6
101, 102, 103
How else can I help support Coney Island USA?
Join the Host Committee!
Joining the Host Committee is a great way to get involved and help make this amazing event happen. Host Committee members sell or purchase 5 Gala Supporter Tickets or 3 V.I.P. Tickets and receive a free admission for themselves so they can host their friends in return!
You can also help support us by taking out an ad in our Gala Journal, distributed to over 600 attendees, congratulating our Man and Woman of the Year. Put your name directly into the hands of all the right people, while supporting an organization you love.
For further Host Committee and Gala Journal ad info, contact Debi Ryan
e-mail: email@example.com phone: 718-372-5159 ext.111
Even if you aren’t able to attend the gala, you can still help support CIUSA’s work. As a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit, Coney Island USA depends on your donations. Your gift of any size can make a huge impact on our artistic programs and is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Make a Tax Deductible Donation via Credit Card!
Or send a check (made out to Coney Island USA) to:
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Coney Island USA Board of Directors
Mark Alhadeff, Jeff Birnbaum, Jane Crotty, Kate Dale, Carol Spawn Desmond, John di Domenico, Harris Falk, Fred Kahl, Marie Roberts, James Quigley, Steve Yaros, Dick D. Zigun, Meryl Vladimer.
Coney Island USA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization based in the amusement park area of the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn New York at 1208 Surf Ave. In existence since 1980, Coney Island USA has developed and produces a number of different programs including some of New York City’s best loved summer programming, such as the Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. Coney Island USA also operates the Coney Island Museum and produces Ask the Experts, Burlesque at the Beach, the Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Festival, Congress of Curious Peoples, Creepshow at the Freakshow, Magic at Coney, The Mermaid Ball and the Coney Island Sideshow School. Coney Island USA also produces the Coney Island Film Society and the Coney Island Film Festival in association with indiefilmpage.com
Exclusive V.I.P. Beer Sponsor