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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Get Your Tix For The Coney Island Spring Gala & Fundraiser

You probably know by know that I’m a Coney Island groupie. When they do events, they do them big, and they do them fun! Get your tickets to the Coney Island USA Spring Gala now!


March 4, 2016, Brooklyn, NY:  Coney Island USA will present its Annual Spring Gala on Saturday evening, March 19, 2016 to support programs and events presented by the not-for-profit arts organization.

This year’s benefit will honor Fred Kahl, “The Great Fredini.” Kahl has been a stalwart of the Coney Island arts scene for over 30 years and is known for his talent as an artist, magician, sword-swallower, and has performed in the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. He has founded and is executive producer of New York City’s longest running burlesque series, “Burlesque at the Beach,” and creator of the off-off-off Broadway public access TV cult show, America’s Favorite Burlesque Gameshow – This or That! Fred’s recent projects include the Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio and the world’s largest desktop 3D printed art installation; Thompson & Dundy’s Luna Park: 3D Printed, currently on view in the Coney Island Museum.

Tickets for the Annual Spring Gala are $125 for General Admission and $175 for VIP Admission. The evening will feature performances by superstars of the burlesque and sideshow movements, go-go dancers, and live music. Food and open bar are included in the price of admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. for VIP guests. General Admission is from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Founded in 1980 by Brooklyn impresario and unofficial Mayor of Coney Island Dick D. Zigun, Coney Island USA is known worldwide for the spectacular Mermaid Parade, and as presenters of Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Burlesque at the Beach, and the Coney Island Film Festival. All funds raised will support these arts programs and the Coney Island Museum. Coney Island USA is located in a National Historic Landmark building, at 1208 Surf Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York.

Who: Coney Island USA What: Annual Spring Fundraising Gala Where: Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, (between Stilwell Ave., and West 12th st), Brooklyn, NY 11224 D,N,F,Q trains to Stillwell Ave./Coney Island When: Saturday, March 19, 2016, General Admission, 8 p.m, – Midnight, VIP, 7p.m. – Midnight Why: Raise funds for the 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization, Coney Island USA

Further info and advance tickets at Coney Island USA is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit arts organization located in Coney Island’s historic amusement park. In existence since 1980, Coney Island USA has developed and produces New York City’s best-loved summer programming including the Mermaid Parade, and Coney Island Circus Sideshow. Coney Island USA also operates the Coney Island Museum, and produces Ask the Experts, Burlesque at the Beach, Congress of Curious People, Coney Island Film Society, Coney Island Film Festival, Coney Island Tattoo and Hot Rod Festival, Funhouse Philosophers, Creepshow at the Freakshow, Magic at Coney! and the Coney Island Sideshow School.


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