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Coney Island USA Gala

Coney Island USA Spring Gala 2014: The Ides of March

Saturday, March 15th
7pm - 11pm
Webster Hall
125 East 11 st (Between 3rd and 4th ave.)
New York, NY 10003

Join Coney Island USA as we invade Manhattan at the oldest nightclub of New York, Webster Hall, and celebrate the Coney Island USA Spring Gala. The Spring Gala is the premiere fundraising event for Coney Island USA. This benefit draws a host of celebrities, trendsetters, and performances by superstars of the Burlesque and Sideshow movement. The 2014 Spring Gala is titled: The Ides of March.

This year, for the first time ever, we will be naming the Coney Island USA Man and Woman of the Year, for their outstanding support of Coney Island throughout the year. Our honorees are Lisa Mangels-Schaefer, and the entire Mangels Family, and Steve and Dennis Vourderis, as well as the Vourderis Family.

Go Go Extravaganza: Anja Keister, Wae Messed, Sizzle Dizzle, Dottie Dynamo, Boo Boo Darlin, Brief Sweat, Bunny Buxom, Cheekie Lane, Clara Coquette, Ginger Twist, Lina Tantalette, Marlena Dee, Heather Whatever, Miss Poison Ivory, Zoe Ziegfeld, Lucille Ti Amore, Hard Cory, Sincerely Yours, Tiny D, Delysia Lachatte, Dolly Debutante.

Stage Show: Betty Bloomerz, Alejandro Dubois, Rita Menweep, Tina Cione

Ambient Entertainment: Sideshow: Serpentina, Rush Aaron Hicks, Leo The Human Gumby, Ray Valenz, Princess Pat. Aerial: Elizabeth Munn. Mermaids: Bambi The Mermaid. Dominatrix: Lady Zombie. Face Painting: Juliet Jeske. Strongman: Chris Schoeck. Museum of Interesting Things: Denny Daniels

Hosted by: Adam Realman

Live Music by: Amour Obscur, Screamin' Rebel Angels

DJ: Fresh Prince of Darkness

Hostesses: Kat Mon Dieu, It’s a Little Stormy, Creamy Stevens, Legs Malone, Miss Cherry Delight, Marni Halasa

Greeters: Scott Baker, Kat Mon Dieu, Kita St. Cyr

Mystery in a Box: Noah D'Klein and Little Brooklyn

Crew: Tony Guarisco, Pat Bresnan, LaMaia

More Performers to be announced.

Check out photos from prior galas here.


Spring Gala V.I.P.Ticket, $250 (includes open bar, Catered Hors' D'oeuvres, Gift Bag, Exclusive access to VIP section and bar).

Spring Gala Friend Ticket, $100 (Admission, Beer and snacks).

Beer Sponsors:
Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Lagunitas

Snacks/tastings provided by:
Alchemy Creamery, Bamboo Bites, Brooklyn Bangers, Butter & Scotch, Champagne Sweets, Charlito's Cocina, Home Frite, Two Boots, Wafles and Dinges

How to get to Webster Hall by Public Transportation:
By Subway
Union Square : N, Q, R, W, L, 4, 5, 6
3rd Ave : L
8th St./ NYU : R, W
Astor Pl : 6
By Bus
101, 102, 103

How else can I help support Coney Island USA?

Join the Host Committee!
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!

You can also help support us by taking out an ad in our Gala Journal, distributed to over 600 attendees, congratulating our Man and Woman of the Year. Put your name directly into the hands of all the right people, while supporting an organization you love.

For further Host Committee and Gala Journal ad info, contact Debi Ryan
e-mail: phone: 718-372-5159 ext.111

Even if you aren’t able to attend the gala, you can still help support CIUSA’s work. As a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit, Coney Island USA depends on your donations. Your gift of any size can make a huge impact on our artistic programs and is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation via Credit Card!

Or send a check (made out to Coney Island USA) to:
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Coney Island USA Board of Directors
Dick D. Zigun, Mark Alhadeff, Jeff Birnbaum, Kate Dale, John di Domenico, Fred Kahl, Marie Roberts, James Quigley, Carol Spawn Desmond, Harris Falk, Steve Yaros.

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, the Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Festival, Congress of Curious Peoples, Creepshow at the Freakshow, Magic at Coney, The Mermaid Ball and the Coney Island Sideshow School. Coney Island USA also produces the Coney Island Film Society and the Coney Island Film Festival in association with

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