Coney Island USA Celebrates Our Landmark Building's 100th Birthday

Coney Island USA will present our Fall Benefit Gala on Saturday evening, November 11, 2017. Coney Island's oldest landmarked building (our headquarters), is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and we'll be marking the occasion in high style with a Gala that will be a night to remember.

Tickets for the Gala are $100. The evening will feature a special illustrated presentation in the Museum by CIUSA Founder and Artistic Director Dick Zigun on the colorful, legendary history of 1208 Surf Avenue: 100 years of amusing the masses in the heart of the People's Playground! At Sideshows by the Seashore, a Grand All Star Variety Show Salute to the building's history will cap off the night. Food and open bar are included in the price of admission. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Founded in 1980 by Brooklyn impresario and unofficial Mayor of Coney Island Dick D. Zigun, Coney Island USA is known worldwide for the spectacular Mermaid Parade, and as presenters of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Burlesque at the Beach, and the Coney Island Film Festival. All funds raised will support these arts programs and the Coney Island Museum. Coney Island USA is located in a National Historic Landmark building, at 1208 Surf Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York.

Who: Coney Island USA
What: Soirée on Surf: The 1208 Centennial Celebration
Where: Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Avenue, (between Stilwell Ave., and West 12th st), Brooklyn, NY 11224
D,N,F,Q trains to Stillwell Ave./Coney Island
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7pm-11pm.
Why: Raise funds for the 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization, Coney Island USA

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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, Congress of Curious Peoples, Coney Island Film Society, Coney Island Film Festival, Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition, Coney Island Hot Rod Festival, Funhouse Philosophers, Magic at Coney!!! and the Coney Island Sideshow School.