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 - 8pm-Midnight, VIP 7pm-Midnight

Join Coney Island USA at our Annual Spring Gala!!  Our Coral Jubilee is a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Mermaid Parade and the 100th anniversary of our building!!

The Spring Gala is the premiere fundraising event for Coney Island USA. This benefit draws a host of celebrities, trendsetters, with performances by superstars of the Burlesque and Sideshow movement.

Entertainment: Sideshows by the Seashore Stage Show (Burlesque & Sideshow) Hosted by: Adam Realman and featuring: Mat Fraser (American Horror Story), Julie Atlas Muz, Numerous Miss Coney Island's, The Apple Boys (Barbershop Quartet), Jo Boobs, Jennifer Miller, Bambi the Mermaid, Jelly Boy, Velvet Crayon, Fred Kahl, Gal Friday, Tiger Bay, Rita Menweep. Lil' Miss Lixx, Pinkie Special, Miss Cherry Delight, Fancy Feast, Glenn Marla, Mia Julep, Gemini Blitz, Wae Messed, BB Heart, Reverend Billy and more to be announced.

Go Go Extravaganza in the Freak Bar!

Peruse our Silent Auction!

Enjoy a Dance Party in our Museum!

Participate in our Mini Mermaid Parade!

Play Dress up with our Mermaids

Face Painting by Juliet Jeske

Denny Daniel's The Museum of Interesting Things

Purchase a Mystery in a Box from Little Brooklyn and Noah D'Klein

VIP's!
Join us in our VIP Speakeasy for Don Spiro's Green Fairy Absinthe tasting!!
Don's infamous Green Fairy Parties are held the first Thursday of every month at the Red Room where you can enjoy an elegant, decadent evening of absinthe tasting, live hot jazz and a variety of bawdy performances. Come experience it this time, at our Coral Jubilee Spring Gala! 

Catering in the VIP area provided by BareBurger and Salt & Bone!

Plus, more fantastic entertainment to be announced!

Tickets (21 and over)

$100 General Entry Ticket
(Admission, Beer, Wine, and Hors d'oeuvres).

$250 VIP Ticket (includes one hour earlier admission at 7pm).
(Admission, Open Bar, Private "Speakeasy" with Food and Drink).

$500 Patron Ticket (includes one hour earlier admission at 7pm).
(Admission, Open Bar, Private "Speakeasy" with Food and Drink, a Special Tour of Coney Island USA's building and a Do-Gooder Membership).

$1000 Benefactor Ticket (includes one hour earlier admission at 7pm).
(Admission, Open Bar, Private "Speakeasy" with Food and Drink, a Special Tour of Coney Island USA's building and a Mermaid Parade Judge Membership).

All ticket sales are final and are Will Call only. No tickets will ship. 

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How else can I help support Coney Island USA?

Membership!

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

Donate!

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 Hot Rod Festival, Congress of Curious Peoples, Funhouse Philosophers, Magic at Coney, The Mermaid Ball and the Coney Island Sideshow School. Coney Island USA also produces the Coney Island Film Festival in association with indiefilmpage.com.

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