Coney Island USA Spring Gala 2017: Celebrating 35 Years of The Mermaid Parade

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Coney Island USA Spring Gala 2017: Celebrating 35 Years of The Mermaid Parade

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7pm-Midnight

Join Coney Island USA as we celebrate 35 Years of the Mermaid Parade in our landmark building during its centennial with 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.

Entertainment - Featuring Mat Fraser, Julie Atlas Muz, Numerous Miss Coney Island's, The Apple Boys (Barbershop Quartet) and more to be announced.

Master of Ceremonies: Adam Realman.

Peruse our Silent Auction!


$100 General Entry Ticket
(Admission, Open Bar, and snacks).

$250 VIP Ticket
(Admission, Open Bar, Private "Speakeasy" with Food and Drink).

$500 Patron Ticket
(Admission, Open Bar, Special Tour of Coney Island USA’s building)

$1000 Benefactor Ticket
(Admission, Open Bar, Special Private Tour of Coney Island USA's building)

How else can I help support Coney Island USA?


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.

To honor our valued donors we created the Citizens of Coney Island USA, an exclusive membership program within the Coney Island USA community. As a citizen of Coney Island USA you can take pride in knowing you’re helping sustain not only our work in our spaces but also as an advocate for preservation and responsible development in the iconic neighborhood we call home. Coney Island USA is a 501(c) (3) not for profit organization. In accordance with IRS regulations, contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Got to Member page for details


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 in our gift shop.

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
Jeff Birnbaum, Mark Alhadeff, Jane Crotty, Kate Dale, Carol Spawn Desmond, John di Domenico, Harris Falk, Marie Roberts, James Quigley, Anita Durst, Lydia Mak, Jon Dohlin, David Loewy, Lisa Mangels-Schaefer, Rick Himes, James Fitzsimmons, Dick D. Zigun.

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

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