Soirée on Surf: The 1208 Centennial Celebration

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Soirée on Surf: The 1208 Centennial Celebration

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7pm-11pm

Coney Island's oldest landmarked building, and the headquarters of Coney Island USA - is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and we'll be marking the occasion in high style with a Fall Benefit Gala that will be a night to remember.

7pm: Hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music and entertaining surprises throughout the building.

8:30pm: A special illustrated presentation in the Museum by CIUSA Founder and Artistic Director Dick Zigun on the colorful, legendary history of 1208 Surf Avenue: 100 years of amusing the masses in the heart of the People’s Playground!

10:00pm: A Grand All Star Variety Show Salute to the building's history hosted by Adam Realman, featuring Circus Amok's Jennifer Miller, The Great Fredini, Chicava Honeychild, Kita St. Cyr and the Coney Island Bathing Beauties, Tiny D, The Apple Boys, and many more TBA!


Sideshow Banner Open Studio by Coney Island USA artist-in-residence Marie Roberts!

Tarot Readings by Beelzebabe!

A Live Demonstration by Denny Daniel and The Museum of Interesting Things!

Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure from Philadelphia Distilling, Courtesy of the Green Fairy!

Open Bar, Beer (Coney Island Brewery) and Wine!

Hors d'oeuvres by Kitchen 21!

Coney Island USA Centennial Birthday Cake by Ashton Warren (Lady Bakery and Parlor)!

And much more!

But it won't be complete without YOU.

Tickets: $100   

See you there!

Coney Island USA gratefully acknowledges the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, whose generous funding made possible the purchase of our landmark building. Thanks also to Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, New York City Councilman Mark Treyger, and former New York City Councilman Dominic Recchia. 

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