Without Coney Island, Miss Coney Island Ekaterina and Miss Cyclone Angie Pontani would be just two more girls in bikinis, shorn of their well-deserved titles. So in the spirit of rebel movements like “No Condos in Coney”—and to raise awareness about the Parkland proposal, a declaration to preserve the amusement area—the Coney girls, along with their Coney friends, are throwing A Thrill Ride Benefit to Save Coney Island. The dance party includes go-go dancers, live bands, DJs, and burlesque with such city staples as Murray Hill, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Little Brooklyn, Miss Astrid, the World Famous Pontani Sisters, and more.

Sat., March 8, 8 p.m., 2008