Party for Coney Island's Right To Fight (To Stay Cheap)
Photo by Norman Blake
Coney Island’s cheap, sure, but keeping it around ain’t. That’s why multitudes of tireless seaside talent—mermaids, roller girls, and so on—will be swallowing swords, spinning from ropes, and generally raising hell next Wednesday at the Coney Island USA Spring Gala, at the Angel Orensanz Center.
Some two dozen performers are expected, including the wholly creepy current Miss Coney Island—the snake charmer Serpentina, Reverend Billy, and swing dance band Lady Luck and the Suicide Kings. Funds raised benefit the proprietors of the Coney Island Museum, the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, the Mermaid Parade, Burlesque at the Beach and more. The $100 tickets help ensure Coney’s cheapness lives on…Small price to pay.
Coney Island USA Spring Gala May 21, 2008 7pm to 11pm Angel Orensanz Foundation 172 Norfolk Street New York, NY 10002
Tickets: Gala tickets: $100 ($80 tax deductible) VIP Tickets: $250 ($200 tax deductible) include VIP seating, gift bag, open-bar, table service and meet and greets with performers.
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