I am very excited to draw your attention this year's annual Coney Island USA Spring Gala, fast approaching and taking place this Saturday, March 24th! Last year's iteration was amazing; these folks really really know how to put on a party. The $100 ticket gets you not only an evening of performance, music, burlesque and spectacle, but also free booze from 7-11, hors d'oeuvres and exclusive access to the VIP balcony where you and hide from the throngs if so desired; you are also supporting the wonderful cause that is Coney Island USA.
I will definitely be there; hope to see you there, too! Also, please note: as a special incentive, if you type "Morbid Anatomy" in the notes field on the ticket site, you will recieve a free Morbid Anatomy totebag from your friends here at the blog!
Full info follows; hope very very much to see you there!
CONEY ISLAND USA SPRING GALA 2012: CELEBRATING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MERMAID PARADE!You can buy your tickets by clicking here.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH
7PM - 11PM
125 EAST 11 ST (BETWEEN 3RD AND 4TH AVE.)
NEW YORK, NY 10003
Join Coney Island USA as we invade Manhattan at New York’s oldest nightclub, Webster Hall, and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Mermaid Parade at our annual Spring Gala. All proceeds of the Spring Gala go directly towards funding Coney Island USA's innovative arts programming such as The Coney Island Circus Sideshow, The Mermaid Parade, The Coney Island Museum, Burlesque at the Beach and the Coney Island Film Festival to name just a few. Coney Island USA also fights to preserve and revitalize Coney Island’s historic amusement district.
This year’s gala event will feature a dazzling display of daring feats executed by the cast of Sideshows by the Seashore, some of New York’s most talented and titillating burlesque performers, a glorious gamut of go go gals and guys, as well as special musical guests for your auditory pleasure. And be on the lookout for all kinds of surprises!
Scheduled to perform:
From the cast of The Coney Island Circus Sideshow: Insectavora, Kryssy Kocktail, Princess Pat, Serpentina, Scott Baker
Fire Dancing by: Sasha Fire Gypsy
Burlesque By: Miss Coney Island 2012 - BB Heart, Bambi the Mermaid, Bunny Love, *World Famous Bob*, The Go Go Stylings of: Amelia Bareparts, Apathy Angel, Dottie Dynamo, Evelyn Vinyl, Go Go Harder, Jezebel Express, Justina Flash, LaMaia, Magdalena Fox, Raven Twin, Rosey La Rouge, Sara Hassan, Sizzle Dizzle
Magic by: Cardone
Juggling by: Kyle Petersen
Musical Guest: Alison Gordy
Accordion: Matt Dallow
Multi Talents: Kyle Petersen, Jonathan Burns, Mark Hayward
Strongman: Chris Schoeck
Lasers By: S&M Visuals
Performance DJ: Ron-Fresh Prince of Darkness
Ambient DJ: Lemar Soulflower
Live Body Painting by: Dr. Flux
The Voice of The Mermaid Parade: Chris T.
Hosted by: Adam The First Real Man & *World Famous Bob*
Stage Sidekick: Brian Fisherman
With VIP Host and Hostesses: Creamy Stevens, Kat Mon Dieu, Marni Halasa, Tigger, Noah D’Klein, Little Brooklyn, Alfie Bunz,
Kita St. Cyr, Hazel Honeysuckle, Beelezebabe, Ginger Brown, Bambi The Mermaid, Bunny Love, Cherry Delight, Glenn Marla
Crew: Tony, LaMaia (Kitten), Pat Bresnan, Ron Garcia-Vidal
Also expect Special Guests from over 30 Years of Mermaid Parades, including former Royalty - Joe Franklin, Phoebe Legere, Alison Gordy, Fred Kahl, *World Famous Bob*, Kiva, Ron Kuby, Reverend Billy, Savitri D.
Auction Items at the gala include:
Two seats on the reviewing stand with the King and Queen for 30th Anniversary Mermaid Parade
Darren Aronofsky signed copy of his 'Noah' graphic novel
Tickets to Monster Jam
Fire Breathing Lessons
Dinner for four at Gossip Bar
Christmas Day visit from Santa
WWOW Radio: pair of tickets for any performance April – June
Set of Shocked and Amazed from James Taylor and Full Congress Pass
One Hour Burlesque lesson from World Famous *Bob*
Full behind the scenes tour of the New York Aquarium
Full Film Festival Pass with collection of Film Fest posters
Freak Bar Party - - - (10 tickets to the Freaks Show and a dedicated
area at the Freak Bar) *date restrictions apply
Marie Roberts Mermaid Banner
Plus more to be announced!
AND (IF THAT ISN’T ENOUGH!) ALL OF OUR GUESTS WILL BE INVITED TO STAY AT WEBSTER HALL FOR A VERY SPECIAL CIRCUS AFTER-PARTY BEGINNING AT 11PM!
Check out photos from prior galas here.
ALL advance online ticket buyers will be entered into a drawing for TWO seats on the judges stand for this years 30th Anniversary Mermaid Parade on June 23rd (a $300 dollar value), to be given away at the Spring Gala. So get your tickets online now, and you could be our lucky winner. Advance online sale ends Friday, March 23rd at 11pm.
Spring Gala V.I.P.Ticket, $250 (includes open bar from 7-11pm, signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, exclusive seating with our V.I.P.’s and Gift Bags),
Click here to order.
Spring Gala Supporter, $100 (includes special signature cocktails, beer and wine from 7-11, hors d'oeuvres and exclusive access to the VIP balcony where you can interact with past Royalty, Celebrities and Coney Island USA’s core supporters), Click here to order.
General Admission (Entry Only) Tickets, $60, Click here to order.
Advance sale ends Friday, March 23rd at 11pm. Tickets may be purchased at Webster Hall night of the gala (March 24th).
Please Note: There are no restrooms on the main level and no elevator access to the restrooms, however, venue staff is prepared to carry any wheelchairs or assist in getting patrons into the venue and to the restrooms, if necesssary. You must let us know if you have special needs.
How else can I help support Coney Island USA?
Join the Host Committee! Co-Chaired by Darren Aronofsky!
Joining the Host Committee is a great way to get involved and help make this amazing event happen. Host Committee members sell or purchase 5 Gala Supporter Tickets or 3 V.I.P. Tickets and receive a free admission for themselves so they can host their friends in return! Committee members are invited to a private dinner in recognition of their support and will have their names printed in the Gala Journal that will go to all of our guests.
For further Host Committee info, contact Tim Pendrell
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 718-372-5159