Join Coney Island USA as we celebrate our annual Spring Gala, at our home base in Coney Island! 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, as well as live music and more!
All proceeds of the Spring Gala go directly towards funding Coney Island USA’s innovative arts programming such as The Coney Island Circus Sideshow, The Mermaid Parade, Burlesque at the Beach, The Coney Island Museum and the Coney Island Film Festival, to name just a few. Please join us for a a sword swallowing, snake charming, tassle twirling, non profit arts loving good time! Coney Island USA’s spring gala is just about the most fun you can legally have, while still supporting the arts!
Go Go Extravaganza in the Freak Bar: Boo Boo Darlin’, Clara Coquette, Corvette LeFace, Divina GranSparkle, Ginger Twist, Kita St. Cyr, La Maia, Minx Arcana, Petite Renard, Sincerely Yours, Tiny D, Wae Messed
Sideshows by the Seashore Stage Show (Burlesque & Sideshow) Hosted by: Adam Realman and featuring: Bambi the Mermaid, Mat Fraser, Julie Atlas Muz, Tigger, Legs Malone, More TBA.
Performance by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow upstairs in our Coney Island Museum with: Alejandro DuBois, Zoe Ziegfeld, More TBA.
Live Music in our Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex (next door at 1214 Surf Avenue) by The Lord Calverts, Cousin Earth
The Vocal Stylings of Baron Misuraca
DJ Parnell Morrison in the Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex
Coney Island Laser Shows (special light artistry)
Peruse a Silent Auction!
Purchase a Mystery in a Box from Little Brooklyn and Noah D’Klein
Face Painting by Juliet Jeske
Plus, more fantastic entertainment to be announced!
At this year’s gala, we will be naming:
Our Person of the Year, honoring Fred Kahl (The Great Fredini). This year’s benefit will honor Fred Kahl, a.k.a. the Great Fredini who has been an active part of the fabric of Coney Island for over 30 years. A veteran of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, founder and executive producer of New York’s longest running burlesque series, Burlesque at the Beach, he is an artist, magician, sword swallower and technological visionary. Creator of Coney Island’s long running off off off Broadway, public access TV cult hit 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.
Open Bar (Beer and Wine) and Food. 21 and over. $125 GA, $175 VIP in advance.