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“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 superstars of the Burlesque and Sideshow movement. The 2013 Spring Gala is The Burlesque Manifesto and will honor the role Coney Island USA played in beginning the neo-burlesque movement that is now a global sensation. The Burlesque Manifesto is an article written by Coney Island USA Founder and Executive Artistic Director Dick Zigun some 30 years ago. It is widely considered the beginning of the massive burlesque renaissance.”
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!
The Burlesque Manifesto
THE DEVIL – Fred Kahl, YOUNG DICK ZIGUN – Ray Valenz, OLD DICK ZIGUN – Richard Zigun, BURLESQUE ANGEL – Jo Boobs, MARILYN MONROE – Betty Bloomerz, FANNY FURNACE – Cherry Delight, MORTON MINSKY – Scott Baker, Director – David Kaplan, Stage Manager – Lefty Lucy, Flash Photographer – Norman Blake
Adam Realman, World Famous *BOB*
Boo Bess, Boo Boo Darlin’, Delysia Lachatte, Dolly Debutante, Dottie Dynamo, Ginger Twist, Heather Whatever, Kyle Petersen, Little Motown, Sydney Sunrise, Tawdry Owl, Wae Messed, Clara Coquette, Tiny D, Lady Alchemy
Juliet Jeske-face painting, Dr. Flux-body painting, Lady Zombie-Dominatrix, Lou Johnson, Chris Schoeck
Kita St. Cyr, Stella Chuu, Blazes
Bambi The Mermaid, Marni Halasa, Kat Mon Dieu, Little Stormy, Creamy Stevens
Bunny Buxom, Little Motown
Miss Cherry Delight, Scooter Pie, Gemini Rising, Foxy Vermouth, Rosey La Rouge, Jenny Lucida Sans, Cheeky Lane, Joanna Firneno, Tina Tassels
Mystery in a Box Sellers
Bambi The Mermaid, Bunny Love, Little Brooklyn and Noah D’Klein
TICKETS (21 AND OVER):
Spring Gala V.I.P.Ticket, $250 (includes open bar from 7-11pm, signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, exclusive access to our V.I.P. section and Gift Bags).
Click here to purchase.
Spring Gala Supporter, $100 (includes sponsored drinks and snacks from 7-11pm). Click here to purchase.
General Admission (Entry Only) Tickets, $60. Click here to purchase.
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 to get to Webster Hall by Public Transportation:
Union Square : N, Q, R, W, L, 4, 5, 6
3rd Ave : L
8th St./ NYU : R, W
Astor Pl : 6
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! 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
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
Purchase an item from our Amazon Wish List!
Coney Island USA Board of Directors
Dick D. Zigun, Jeff Birnbaum, Kate Dale, John di Domenico, Fred Kahl, Mark Alhadeff, Marie Roberts, James Quigley, Betsy Bradley, Sarah Eisinger, Harris Falk, Steve Yaros.