Last year, we celebrated the 100th birthday of our landmarked home at 1208 Surf Avenue. Now, we’re setting our sights on the next century. Join Coney Island USA as we “Raise the Roof” at our 2018 fall fundraiser – and help ensure that our beloved building – home to the Freak Bar, the Coney Island Museum, and the Sideshows by the Seashore Theater – remains a stable presence in the People’s Playground for years to come. Proceeds from the “Raise the Roof” benefit will help fund vital structural repairs to our landmarked headquarters at 1208 Surf Avenue.
Immerse yourself in the essence of Coney Island as you enter the evening’s “vintage circus,” where go-go dancers, palm readers, contortionists, jugglers, stilt-walkers, magicians, and other entertainers roam freely. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from our friends at the Coney Island Brewery, Deep Eddy Vodka, and The Green Fairy. Take in some themed music, special “speakeasy” performances, silent movies, and an array of novelty items from Denny Daniel’s Museum of Interesting Things. Meet our incredible artist-in-residence Marie Roberts and get a glimpse behind-the-scenes at her on-site studio.
On the Main Stage
The Great Throwdini – Knife Thrower
Lee Valone – Mr Coney Island 2018
Kittyhawk – Aerial
Fem Appeal – Burlesque
Lilin Lace – Contortion
Hosted by Adam RealMan
Go Go Extravaganza
Rita N Wink *kitten
The Apple Boys
Hors d’oeuvres by Kitchen 21
Get your Amazing!!! Mystery in a box from Little Brooklyn and Noah D’Klein – Sponsored by Babeland
Tarot Reader, Fortunes Revealed by Beelzebabe
Face Painting by Juliet Jeske
Our fall fundraiser is a rare opportunity to experience the wonders of old Coney Island… with an eye on the future. Come raise the roof with us!
Advance tickets $100 at: https://coneyisland.networkforgood.com/events/9288-raising-the-roof-for-coney-island-usa
Coney Island USA gratefully acknowledges the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, whose generous funding made possible the purchase of our landmark building. Thanks also to Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, New York City Councilman Mark Treyger, and former New York City Councilman Dominic Recchia.