June 24, 2019 @ 12:00PM — June 19, 2020 @ 12:00PM
Generosity from folks like you ensure 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.
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.
Since its conception 37 years ago by a group of artists including Dick D. Zigun, current Artistic Director, the Mermaid Parade has served as the official kick-off to summer in New York City. In a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere replete with exotic land-legged sea creatures, it showcases the quirky creativity, spirit, and community pride of the 3,000+ who march - and the hundreds of thousands who cheer them on. At its core, the parade is a magical place where people from all walks of life can come together and truly be themselves - whatever form that may take.
As an official Judge AT THE $200 Level and above you'll enjoy the spectacular pageantry and an array of VIP perks from the stands along Surf Avenue. At the end of the day, you'll cast your vote for parade winners - and shape a little bit of Coney Island history.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. But we still need your help!
About Coney Island USA
Coney Island USA - a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization - is dedicated to defending the honor of American popular culture through innovative exhibitions and performances. Presenting and producing exciting new works, our approach is rooted in mass culture and the traditions of P.T. Barnum, dime museums, burlesque, circus sideshows, vaudeville, and Coney Island itself. Preserving and championing a set of uniquely American visual and performing art forms, we seek to create an international forum for cultural preservation and discourse, and where Coney Island represents these impulses, we strive to make it once again a center for live art and entrepreneurial spirit.
Coney Island USA operates out of a landmark building in the heart of Coney Island. We produce and present programming in three unique venues: the Coney Island Museum, Sideshows by the Seashore, and the Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex. Serving both New York City and an international community that includes visitors and enthusiasts of various cultural forms, our signature activities include the Mermaid Parade, the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, the Coney Island Museum, the Coney Island Film Festival, and new theatrical work.
*Sideshow Admission is not valid for Easter Sunday, Mermaid Parade, Fourth of July, or Labor Day.